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Morgan Freeman

In honor of Black History Month, every school day The Cardinal will feature a prominent and/or historical Black American, living or dead, who has worked toward change, advancement, and/or world peace. Some of them are heroes, and some are unsung heroes, who deserve recognition, and have made a contributions to make society a better place.

Morgan Freeman was born on June 1, 1937. He has four children with Jeanatte Adair Bradshaw. Morgan Freeman is described as one of the best actors of his generation.

Morgan Freeman is an American actor and filmmaker. He started his career at the age of nine. He first “acted” in a school play. It was three years later that he won his first award in the acting scene, he won a drama competition at the age of twelve, in his home state.  Morgan did more jobs that included acting, however in 1968 he got his first official job in acting. He played in the first all Black Broadway musical production of Hello Dolly.

Freeman’s most iconic role was in The Shawshank Redemption.  In this film, he plays Red, a contraband smuggler. It was this role that enhanced his already impressive career. He has been in many famous movies. For example, he was in the Olympus Has Fallen, Now You See Me Now You Don’t, and as a chauffeur for an eccentric old lady in Driving Miss Daisy. He has been nominated for many awards and won an Academy Award in 2004 for best supporting actor in Million Dollar Baby.

His voice is very deep and distinctive and therefore, many directors have hired him to do voice overs or narrations.  Freeman is 87 years old and will begin working on Now You See Me, Now You Don’t 3.

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Belen Alonso, Staff Writer

Belen Alonso is a sophomore who played varsity soccer last year and hopes to play again this upcoming season. Soccer makes Belen feel at home and comfortable. Belen likes to “run in the field like a silly goose”- Dhalia Arrianga. She loves the feeling of when the cool air hits her and especially likes it when she gets to play games in the rain. This makes her feel a certain way because the feeling of the water falling on her keeps her refreshed, and she thinks of movie scenes. Belen loves cloudy days even if she might complain about them. Sometimes she loves them. The feeling that it gives off is just a “magical” feeling. She is very indecisive when it comes to certain things except for food. Belen is a food fan and loves Filibertos taco shop.

To change the world Belen wants to not litter as much. She says that even though this is a small thing to do, it contributes to the stop of climate change. Her reasoning behind it is that pollution contributes to pollution so if she stops littering as much she can be part of the cause to stop pollution and better the world. Society can focus on themselves and what they do instead of trying to check everybody else. Belen says that you can only help others if you have helped yourself first.