Natalie's Notes

This is a collection of assignments and musings inspired by the Temple University class, Neighborhood Naratives. Much of the work is a record of overheard conversations and visions of the world around me. Some of these records are scued by my impressions of the situation.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Scalia's strong stances, life term flick-off public - Opinion

Scalia's strong stances, life term flick-off public - Opinion

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Attack on 1500 Market East

Today the Neighborhood Narratives class took our "scores" to the sidwalks outside of the Temple Center City campus. Every one performed a set of coreography written by another student, offering their own version of the movements. Passersby joined in some of the performances, some intentionally, some not.

Some people really invested themselves emotionally into the movements they were given. Some of us just had a lot of fun with it.
I personally performed Matt's score which was a recreation of playing paintball and the movements involved in that. These are a collection of photos and links to still and sound that I took while performing Matt's score, metaphorically and literally shooting the people around me with my camera.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Pro: Caps add new level of competition to league - Opinion

Pro: Caps add new level of competition to league - Opinion

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Career switches: nothing to fear - Opinion

Career switches: nothing to fear - Opinion

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Reading Terminal Photos

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Maps (not the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' song)

When I was assigned to make a key to my life map, I immediately thought of putting all of the bars and best places for chocolate in there. Then I began to think of my life as a map if it were made after I died. If my life were made into a physical map, I hope the cartographer would start with a globe as the base. I have only spent one year abroad in my life, but I hope that will change very quickly. I want my key to be series of different colored pins with notes attached about the great place of amazing experience I had there. The marked places would be type where people say you have to live there to know them.
That is part of the reason I chose the map I did to share with the class. It's a wallet size map of the NYC subway system. This map shown here is the actual size. It's so slim and functional. And you don't look like a tourist when you use it. That's why I like it. Pictured here is the back of the card. You can see the front at

Thursday, February 09, 2006

People like cowboy hats.

Who doesn't love silly hats?
I know I do. I recently discovered that Temple University does too.
Along with the usual sweatshirts, backpacks and water bottles slathered with the Temple logo that are availible in the student book store on campus, there is the Temple cowboy hat. Mind you, this is an urban school laocated in the heart of North Philadelphia.
I, of course, had to buy one.
I left it in the Temple News offices and checked on it from time to time; I found that people really love cowboy hats. Everytime I come in some one else is wearing the hat, playing with the hat or attempting a game similar to horse shoes by tossing the hat on some one's head.
My next plan is to put the hat on a table in the ever crowded Annenburg Attrium right around lunch time. Fellow student, Jill Katz will be helping me. She is getting me into the Graduate Lounge on the balcony about the attrium. We'll see how it goes.