Capstone #6… A Bust!!!

Yesterday was horible for me! I worked on Capstone for 6 weeks just to have 3 people glance at my project. I made 30 panphilts just to have 1 person take it and put it back! I really was disapointed with Capstone. I have nothing more to say! Capstone was a bust and that is it!

Capstone #5 Answering My Main Inquiry Question

I’m back and today i’m going to talk to you about answering my main inquiry question. My main inquiry question was “who are the greatest NBA legends and how did they get t where they are.” The topic was very interesting because I love basketball and I got to learn so much about people who changed the game. It sometimes prove challenging because there is so much information about my topic but I had limited time to gather all of it. I have learned that it is really hard to do a project like this. There are so many parts and aspects of capstone for example you could be writing your script while creating a pan flit card and also putting your slides together. You have to do so many different thing at one time and it is sometimes confusing and challenging but I fell that this project has helped me learn how to organize myself and do a research based project. To Answer my main inquiry question I know that Lebron James, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan are arguably the greatest players of all time.

Capstone #4 Site Visit!

I recently just did my site visit. I went to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. It was a great experience. We first had to drive there for 2 hours. We got on the road a little bit lat thought. My dad intended for us to leave at around 8 AM but we actually ended up leaving at about 9:30 AM. We got on the road and there was no traffic. We got there in pretty good time. We were all pretty hungry but luckily there was a restaurant actually a few restaurants that were connected to the hall of fame. We went in and ordered our food. I got the Philly Cheese Steak burger with Onions, Mushrooms, A Patty, Shredded Beef, American Cheese and a Bun. It was an interesting meal. The Burger/Cheese Steak was pretty good. My favorite part of the meal was however the fries. We walked in and they sent us up an elevator. It sent us to the 3rd floor which was were the Photos of the legends and the Facts and writing on them was. It was awesome. We went down stairs and they had all sorts of things. They had a VR world where you could play basketball and so many other cool games. They had a media center where you could broadcast yourself to the T.V next to you. You could compare your height to different players. They had a whole open room with a giant screen with MJ highlights and so much more. On the bottom floor they had a bunch of basketball hoops that you could shoot on. They also had a section where you could shoot on the evolution of the basketball hoop. You could also shoot on the first ever basketball hoop to ever be created. This experience was awesome and I highly recommend going. This was probably my favorite part of capstone! Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed!

Capstone #3… Back With Interview #2 (feat. Nik Stauskas)

I just recently interview NBA player Nik Stauskas. He was very nice and answered all my questions very thoroughly. My questions for him were…

  1. Who or what inspired you to dedicate your life to basketball
  2. *Who were your role models and people that you looked up to as a child
  3. Why did you choose to play basketball instead of other sports
  4. Did you ever envision a difference career
  5. *Where there any particularly hard challenges that you faced during your career
  6. *What did you like the best about being an NBA player and What did you like the least about being an NBA player
  7. *What do you think are the differences are between the NBA and the WNBA
  8. If you weren’t an NBA player what would you be doing
  9. Do you have any advice for kids who want to play in the NBA
  1. When did you start taking interest in the sport of basketball
  2. *How do you think your career would be effected if you were drafted by another team instead of the Kings
  3. Whats your favorite aspect of basketball
  4. Who was your favorite coach from your entire life
  5. What was your favorite team to play on and why
  6. Who introduced you to basketball
  7. If you were able to choose what team you played on where would you go
  8. *Who do you think is going to win MVP this year
  9. Which team do you think is going to win the NBA championship
  10. What is it like to be an NBA player

20. Who do you think are the top 5 greatest NBA players of all time and why

Nik as an actual person was very nice but there were some things that he said that I would disagree with…

When I asked him “Who do you think is going to win MVP this year?” He responded by saying “I think Westbrook is going to win but I personally think that Lebron James deserves it”. It got even worse when I asked him who do you think is going to win the championship this year? He awnsered by saying “I think the Cav’s are going to win”. (Most of you know that I am a warriors fan and that the warriors lost to the Cav’s in the finals last year Cough* Cough* Rush. As a warriors fan I was deeply offended.) But somehow it got worst when I asked him my final question. “Who do you think are the top 5 greatest NBA players of all time and why?”. He answered by saying I am going to put Jordan at #1 but if Lebron won another championship I will put Lebron at  #1. His top 5 was so twisted that he didn’t even put Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in it. Thank you for reading, Hope you enjoy! P.S. Boo Cav’s!

Capstone #2… Interview With ASHLEY BATTLE!

Yesterday I spoke with former WNBA player Ashley Battle. I found out a lot about Ashley. For instance everyone in her family played basketball and that she was raised by a single mother. She wanted to be a surgen when she was a young girl. The actual interview was great. Ashley was really nice and gave thourgh anwesers to every one of all my 20 questions. She seemed extremeley exited to be a part of this.  Some of my 20 questions for Ashley were “who or what inspired you to dedicate your life to basketball.” Another question was “Who were your rolemodels and people that you looked up to as a child.” I am not going to name all of the questions cause that would take to long for you to read and because I am getting kind of tired. In retrospective I think the interview went really well. Thank you for reading! P.S. look out for interview number 2 with nik stauskas! P.P.S. be on the look out for site visit at the basketball hall of fame!

Recording Voice Overs… Immigration

We recently recorded voice overs. Kenneth didn’t want to be narrarator but Rush and I both wanted to be narrarator so we did a coin flip 2 out of 3 Rush ended up winnig so he got to become the narrarator. The movie came toghther pretty well. There was some fighting and some problems along the way but we got over them. The movie in the end turned out really good but we did have a little trouble while recording voice over. It is very hard to hear but at the begining the other group across the hall was really loud and they kind of but not really screwed up our voice over. It turned out pretty good however thought.

Capstone #1: Topic Chosen…

I have recently chose my topic for Capstone. I am so exited and anxious to get started. For my topic I have chosen Who Are The Greatest NBA Legends And How Did They Get To Be Where They Are Right Now. I am really nervous about this but also psyched at the same time. I am thinking about creating kind of like a list and each player would have their own slide. I would name the person say their position and what they were known for. I would then say all of their achievements and give some background history about the players life. I really hope this turns out well. Good luck to everyone else!

Immigration: Greenscreen

Today I learned how to use a Greenscreen on imovie verion 10.0 it was really fun. Basically you have to open imovie go to crome select an immage drag it out onto desktop, drag the photo ontop of your movie. Go to adjust and change greenscreen settings from cutaway to blue/green screen. Once you get it all to work its so cool. With greenscreens you can create the eloution that your flying, that your in star wars, that your a fantasy world with wizards and dragons. With greenscrenns you can create any eloution. That is why I am telling you how to acsess it.

Where I Am From…

Where I’m From…

By Taj


I am from blue skies and hot sun

From Cold days and snowflakes

I am from a house atop a hill

And with four people inside of it

I am from redwood trees

Whoose bark is red as blood

I am from my possessions

From Yusuf and Grewal

I am from Christmas and Eid

And from getting together on the holidays

From playing hockey

I am from differnt cultures

I am from my Mom and my Dad

From India and Pakistan

From St.Luis and  Canada

Different places but not that different

From my dad almost getting hit by a bus

And from my mom winning a reading contest

I am from the moments and I always will Be



Yesterday we had a snow day! it was so fun. I didn’t really do much. I just went over to my friends house played knee hockey ate popcorn watched a movie & ate brownies. The brownies tasted funny. I watched the movie parental guidance but then got bored and started playing H-O-R-S-E with hockey. I ended up loosing but it was still fun. My little brother and his friend wanted to watch the sponge bob movie but me and Sam didn’t want to so we went down to the basement to watch parental guidance. That’s how my went.