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New areas to explore – In Depth week 10

So, for most of Spring Break I was in Cuba, with the school music department. The cool thing about Cuba is that, because of the US embargo, they are forced to re-use or maintain a lot of their old technology and materials; for example, the Cuban cars. In Cuba, each family has one car that may have been passed down for generations. The car bodies are from the mid 1900s,.. Read More

In-Depth Week 5: How to be Interesting

Welcome to In-Depth Week 5! What’s new: A space junk mobile in-the-making, milk carton jellyfish (dedicated to Jeanie, of course), and… mentor contacts? So, I’m a little behind for this post because on Saturday I was at the Zero Waste Leadership Clinic! It was a lot of fun, and I got to meet a lot of really cool people. I also hear there’s a clean energy clinic in the works,.. Read More

In -Depth Week 3: The Search Continues

So, in my previous post, I stated that I wanted to have a mentor by, well, last Sunday. Today and yesterday,I got emails back from the two people I had contacted about a week an a half ago. Unfortunately,the artist I emailed is in the process of moving houses, and the other person I emailed was part of an organization that may be able to help me find artists. As.. Read More

Leadership 11: Myth Bustin’!

Questions from John C. Maxwell’s “360 Degree Leader” 1. Discuss if people need to possess the top title in order to achieve results and help others become productive. People definitely don’t need to possess the top title in order to achieve results and help others become productive. For example, in my band class, I don’t have an authoritative position (heck, I’m not even one of the best flute players), but.. Read More

Intro to In-Depth: Recycled Art

And so In -Depth begins again! This year I’m pretty excited for what I’m going to do. In fact, it took me a really long time to get this post up because every time I went looking for a picture I got distracted by all of the cool recycled art on the web. So, what’s recycled art? It’s basically taking old stuff, and making art out of it. This is.. Read More

Final Speech Draft (Document of Learning)

So, as many of the tens know by now, the speech you present is constantly shifting and evolving up until the moment you finally present it onstage. After three days of memorization, and slight changes, and adding parts because “it felt right”, I ended up presenting a slightly different version of my last Eminent Person speech in TALONS onstage last night. Okay. Close your eyes and imagine you’re sitting in.. Read More

Introducing…

Angela Davis: Political activist, scholar, social justice extraordinaire – and still going strong. Here’s a little background info about her life and rally for social and political change: Born 1944, currently 70 years of age. Angela lived in Birmingham, Alabama USA, an area well known for segregation and nicknamed “Dynamite Hill” for the bombings it went through. She grew up in a tight knit black community, surrounded by her mother and.. Read More

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