Thursday, August 27, 2015

Introduction from Noel

     Hi my name is Noel Beyer-Hermsen I am a freshman this year and plan to go into a Criminology major. I was born in Guatemala, my younger brother was also born in Guatemala. My parents both work at colleges, my mother is the assistant dean at Ohio State Marion and my father is an English professor at Otterbein. My younger brother is deaf and going to a deaf  high school in Washington D.C this year as a freshman. I love music and I love drawing and most of all I love my dog Dimitri. He is a mixed breed with a Cocker Spaniel and a King Cavalier. My role models are Mahatma Gandhi and my aunt Nancy (who past away last Tuesday). I am one of those people who is more than willing to listen if there is something up or just to talk.
This is Dimitri a couple days after I got him. He is almost 2 years old now.
This is one of the drawings I did last year and I am extremely proud of it. It took a long time to get it the way I wanted it to look.
    A theme from the book that stood out to me was the love of music and what it can bring to a group of people. For example music is important to me. In many ways, I have played the piano for about 8 or 9 years. I also played the violin and was in choir at church and at my high school. I love listening to all kinds of music. In the book rap music brought Ishmael and his friends together. They tried to memorize lyrics to songs to get their minds off all the horrible things that were going on. Which really stood out to me because it probably was horrible and scaring. The things that were going on around them and I couldn't imagine being able to go on with my normal day with all of that. Starting a group with his friends was something they had been excited about and really wanted before all the horrible things started to happen. In may cultures music is important to others and is what can bring people together in times off sorrow or disaster. Music can tell stories and music can make life not so bad because it can take you away. Epically in this case music can make things seem not as bad and is a good way to distract.

1 comment:

  1. Noel! You have a lot of talent to draw and I know how long it takes to get something right. Great job and I need to draw more as it helps spark the creative flow. I also liked the theme of music in the chapter and think especially for young people it is a major influence that can take us to new places and influence for good or ill, or both! Nice job on your first blog!


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