DEAR PARENTS, LET US BE ALL WE WANT TO BE:
A changing world requires changing mentality and appropriate preparations to meet topical needs of the day: Many a time, children in many Ghanaian homes ( home and abroad) are been forced to undertake tertiary education courses against their will. Many parents think about themselves and not the passion of their children. It’s all about the money: Yes, all they think about is the money that the children can make without considering many factors. Should all our thinking be about the money? The article below will help us rethink our medieval ways of guarding our wards in pursuing College level education: If your ward is interested in any of the numerous passions, help then reach the heavens. Good luck and share if you find it interesting: PREKESE GHANA MEDIA- BosompoAgya.
Harvard student submits rap album as final thesis, graduates with Honors:
An Ivy League student will be graduating with one of the highest accolades after submitting a 10-track rap album for his final thesis, the first to do so in the history of the university.Obasi Shaw wrote the album, titled Liminal Minds in a year. It was awarded the second highest grade in the department - summa cum laude minus.Each song is told from a different character’s perspective, a format inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer’s seminal 14th-century piece, The Canterbury Tales, and focuses on black identity in America.The 20-year-old, originally from Stone Mountain, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta said he “never thought it would be accepted by Harvard”.Undergraduates at the university do not need to submit senior theses, but for those wishing to graduate with honours, it is a requirement.Rather than write an essay, collection of poems or a piece of prose, Shaw decided to try something different.It was Shaw’s mother who sparked the initial idea, after noticing her son write raps and perform them at open mic nights on campus. Changing perceptions of rap, pioneered by artists like Kendrick Lamar, have catapulted the genre into literary acclaim.The rapper’s album To Pimp A Butterfly, as well as Nas’ Illmatic were both added to the Harvard Library in acknowledgement of their cultural significance.In Shaw’s first track, Declaration of Independence, he writes: “Behold, what we hold is three-fold—Body and spirit to be thrones for free souls. Self is the evidence, please close the freak shows, And depose the evils, our peoples are equals”.Shaw also uses the writings of James Baldwin to talk about slavery and police violence.Harvard English lecturer and Shaw’s thesis adviser Josh Bell, was highly impressed with his student’s creation, praising the album for its fluidity – both as an academic piece and an artistic creation.The album is available online for free. After graduation, Shaw will work as a software engineer at Google.
Source: BusinessfinderDate: 22-05-2017