I decided to do this journal soley on the class presentation of Movie Into The Spiderverse. I wanted to give a huge shout out to my class mates Naheim, Naya, Ademola, and Khameelah. They did a great job with their power point and it properly demonstrated the amazing animation in the movie.

Shaniyah Frazier

Ideas In Antiquity

Into The Spiderverse

Final Journal

Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man. Miles must now use his newfound skills to battle the evil Kingpin, a…

Just for them Student Organization at Howard changed my life.

What interests me about this program is how involved it is in the youth of the Washington, DC community. To me, the reason why the youth get incarcerated is due to the lack of guidance within their community. It is not uncommon that juveniles grow up to be convicted adults. Becoming a mentor to juveniles would stop the cycle of crime within our community. …

I Loved the Movie Inside out because I feel it put such a complex discussion into a kids movie and is teaching children at an early age the concept of emotion and how to deal with them. This was my surprisingly one of my favorite movies that I have watched this year and doing this project it was my first time watching it. I feel like even at my big age, I learned something from it. But perhaps its greatest achievement has been this: It has moved viewers young and old to take a look inside their own minds. As…

Understanding Killmonger.

“The greatest superhero films tend to be defined by their villain, not their hero”

The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success, but this was not the case with Killmonger. Wakanda isn’t exactly a utopia. It’s a fictional nation whose politics are fractured and fascinating. In Black Panther, the isolationist city-state lies cloaked and hidden deep within central Africa. Most paint Killmonger as a villain, but I can personally understand where his anger comes from. Maybe not to his extent.

It started off like any other Saturday. Lunch being prepared a little…

Shaniyah Frazier

Ideas in Antiquity

Journal 10

Moana Deep Analysis

Watching the Movie For the First Time:

I see why everyone still talks about Moana 4 years later. This movie was everything. From how crisp the image was, to the story line. I loved it. Through out the movie it seems like moana was going through major self reconstruction and figuring out who she was. One of my favorite parts of the movie was when she changed the lyrics in her main song to fit the stages she was in with her character development. This has been by far the…

Shaniyah Frazier

Ideas in Antiquity

Journal 9

Pre-Reading the chapter on Sunday:

I am very excited to be reading about Ida B. Wells mainly because I am in love with her! I love what she stood for, what she fought for, and her courage is something I envy. Ida B. Wells go tintroduced to me by one of my favorite teachers at Howard because of my Afro American Studies class. It is amazing how I never heard of her before coming to Howard, especially with the amazing journalism she has done. I remember being in my Afro Studies class in…


Ideas In Antiquity

Journal Week 8

“In this chapter we look at a fictionalized account of the life of Cyrus the Second (a.k.a., “the Great”), the first king of the Persian Empire, as he is described by the fourth-century BCE Athenian author, Xenophon (written c. 365 BCE).”

Leader in My Life:

I would say my middle school law coach who I have kept in contact with has shown

the most leadership in my life. He has guided me through so many vital points in my life as well as opened so many doors for me and allowing me to…

Shaniyah Frazier

Ideas in Antiquity

Prof. Sandridge

Journal Week 7

The Normal Heart

I was very excited to read this chapter because it spoke on a topic that I am very vocal about and that is LGBTQ rights. I know this takes place during the AIDS epidemic in the 80’s where no one knew much about it, and there was also a stigma that it was a

‘Gay virus’. Ronald Raegan was also president during the time, and he was very conservative spreading conservative ideals across the country. It was also still very unsafe for gay men to come out…

Shaniyah Frazier

Ideas in Antiquity

Week 6

On Spotting A Bad Mentee

Reading on Monday and Thoughts:

I like how the chapter starts off with the first female president of Duke University. One, I wondered how long ago did Mrs. Keohane become the first president of Duke University which I know has been an institution since the late 19th century. After I did some research, a quick google search, I found out that Duke didn’t have their first female president till 2004. I find that extremely interesting, and I believe she is the only female president of Duke University. I…

Shaniyah Frazier

Ideas in Antiquity

Chapter 5


Reading the Chapter Monday:

At the beginning of the chapter, I like how it identifies the five scenarios where we as people are most likely to dehumanize other human beings. The five scenarios are when we have power over them, when we have harmed them, when we have witnessed them being harmed, when we regard them as a member of an out-group, and when we regard them as physically disgusting. I really thought about this and could picture each of these scenarios happening. When you have power over someone you get power…

Shaniyah Frazier

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