don’t stop when you’re tired, stop when you’re done – David Goggins
Sports, a past time everyone one can enjoy. My love for the NBA came from my brother who played high school and college basketball. Many nights I would watch NBA games with him and talk about the game, we would watch highlights together. He would take me to practice with him and show me the ins and outs of the game. Sports began to be my own passion, I began to watch ESPN in the morning before school, look up the scores, now I have a ritual to watch a game a day. My goal is to transfer to Florida State University within the next year and a half and get my bachelors in communications. In the future I hope to give people younger than me the same inspirations that my brother gave me and allow them to fall in love with the game as well. I see myself one day being on ESPN reporting as a NBA insider and giving my opinion on all aspects of the game.
The story i’m interested in for my photojournalism project is going to my old high school and getting some photos for the theatre program. High school theatre is very important to me and helped me throughout high school. They have a show coming up soon and I would love to go by and take some photos of the production and give a behind the scenes of what it takes to put on a show. I would love to take some before and after pictures just to show how difficult it is to put on a show even if it is just high school. I also know this would be great exposure for them and with all the talented kids they have i feel like its only right for them to get the type pf exposure they deserve.
check out Riverview High School Theatre page to learn more: https://www.riverviewhstheatre.com/gallery
For my story two assignment I decided to do a research study on gun control. Guns are important to people and I believe everyone just wants to find a happy medium on what should be done. The topic on gun control is always intriguing to me for this very reason doing research on gun control open my eyes to information I wasn’t aware of. Gun control is one of the biggest topic of America. The conversation is unusually always to one extreme “take away all the guns” or “no one is taking away my guns.” I’m here to try to find a middle. I did extensive research on the second amendment and our current laws in Florida. I spoke to people who were pro-gun control and people who are opposed. During my research I started to realize that they both agreed on the same thing and didn’t even realize it. I’m glad I chose to do my research on gun control hopefully I will enlighten others on the way they view the issues in the future.
Gun control the topic that fires up our nation. Everyone has their own opinion on weather they agree or disagree with tighter gun laws. This is what my next story is going to be on. I’m going to figure out where everyone’s head is about guns. At this very moment you only have to be 18 years old to purchase a gun and pass a criminal background check. There are also ways to buy guns directly off the internet.
By doing this story I want to learn more from both perspectives on the laws pertaining to guns. I would like to talk to someone who is pro-gun control and someone who is anti-gun control. I think that’s the best way to gain information about this topic, I’m also going to do extensive research myself on the laws and if it is any progression on tighter gun control. The only challenge I will have with this story is that I for one am very pro-gun control so I have to conduct interviews without having bias questions and truly take in information from both sides.
I chose to interview Kevarius Ruth a 19 year old who has been through more things then your average teenager. He decided to leave his family owned company that he’s worked at for five years. This leave resulted into his parents and his relationship to become fractured. because they believed they would give him the company one day. Coming into this interview I was nervous to conduct my first interview. I also worried about not getting to personal and that resulting into the interview to be cut short. I prepared by realizing this was just a 30 minute interview. I also went to school with Kevarius so it was easier to become more relaxed when we finally got face to face. the only challenged I faced was the fear of his parents coming home while doing the interview, that would have made it pretty awkward and he probably would have lost confidence in finishing the interview.
The dream, the pressure, the heartbreak, the success either mixes to make a star or a failure. every athlete dreams’ of getting a full ride scholarship and going to a top school. For this 19-year-old it happened, now he deals with the fear of not living up to the expectation of making it to the league. Macai is currently attending UWG playing basketball and pursuing his goal of making it to the league.
What made you fall in love with basketball?
Do you view not making the NBA as a failure?
What made you choose UWG?
Do you have a plan B if basketball doesn’t work?
Who are your inspirations in the game today?
How did the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant affect you?
Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
How has basketball helped you mentally?
Did you ever think about giving up?
How is college and high school basketball different?
If I could interview anyone I would interview Rachel Nichols. Rachel Nichols is a NBA host and NBA insider and has her own show on ESPN. I would love to pick her brain and find out about the ends and out of the industry. She is such an inspiration because she is so successful in such a male dominated league. If I was able to get to interview her I would ask her “what it takes to be a NBA host?”, “how long it took her to climb the ladder to the top?”, and lastly “what’s the best part of her job. It would be a honor to learn from someone is in the position I want to be in, in the future.