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Community Connections

Who you interviewed including their roles and responsibilities?

  • Ezekiel Zraly, Professional life guard

why you chose to interview that individual ?

  • I chose this person to interview because I’m interested how life guarding is from their perspective and how long and hard they had to train

what you learned from the interview and how that connects to your passions/interests ? I learned that how difficult and hard it is to become a professional life guard and interested because I also want to become a lifeguard for my future


Why are you passionate about you job?

I am a very active person so choosing lifeguarding as a job seemed like the best bet. I also love communicating with peers and coworkers and truly understanding them. Also teaching swimming lessons helps me learn to become more patience.

What obstacles have you faced to get you where you are today?

I faced many obstacles to get where I am today. I had to take many courses throughout these past few years to get where I am now. These courses were very physically and mentally challenging, but I overcame these obstacles to become the person that I am. I am very grateful for these many opportunities that I had.

What advice would you pass on to someone interested in what you are doing?

Personally I would tell them that they should start get more physically involved since lifeguarding is very physically demanding. I would also tell them that they need to establish a good set of communication skills before starting since lifeguarding is very big with communication. Another point I would say is to actively volunteer for the cities since they hire those who have many volunteer hours.

Would you be open to further contact from Riverside students and if so, how can someone contact you?

I am currently very busy and I cannot be further contacted sorry.

When did you start lifeguard?

I started lifeguarding two years ago and have been actively doing it every since.

What made you interested in lifeguarding?

My sister was a lifeguard and was already an active swimmer so I made decision of doing lifeguarding as well.





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Narrative mood poem interpitation

The mood of the poem is dramatic, intense and extremely satirical. It makes fun of modern tropes like Fortnite and 1v1 duels, and it’s supposed to be an exaggerated interpretation of how a modern showdown would happen with satire themes. It primarily makes fun of the Fortnite community, since it’s supposedly filled only with young, immature and oblivious children, it also makes fun of how an honourable duel would go nowadays, instead of a chivalrous and respectable battle, it goes down into a stalemate with both arguing as to who won in the end.

We chose our pictures to show how the duel would go if it were nowadays, it has intentionally low production values with little props, we focused more on action and body language, and it’s supposed to have that “so bad it’s kind of good” feeling.