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In-Depth 2015: The Aftermath

The title makes it sound like In-depth was a disaster, but it was actually really great this year! Although I had a math test two days later, so that’s kind of aftermath I guess… Anyhow, I promised in my last post that I would put up my artist statement and some of the editing that went into it, so this post will tell you a bit more about that and.. Read More

Shots fired….Tecumseh’s dying thoughts

It is a chill morning. Fall has its grip upon the land, and turns the trees the colours of the carrots and corn ready for the last harvest. But I have never been a farmer. My trade is the spear, soft footsteps, and sudden war cries. My brother would have told me, the duty of the warrior is to protect his people; but as of late, my people are scattered and.. Read More

The center of the solar system…. In-depth #6

Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats White hat = information Red hat = feelings and intuition Black hat = critical thinking Yellow hat = values and benefits Green hat = new ideas/alternatives Blue hat = organizes other hats; moderator In the last two weeks of in-depth, I’ve had the chance to further develop my two main art pieces: the jellyfish and the space junk mobile. I’ve had a lot of.. Read More

Mapping Out (British North) America

I really like historical maps. Especially the one that Fiona added to the resource library, where you can click on different dates to see the changes in state or country boundary lines.  “After the war of 1812, immigration to British North America led to a more diversified economy, with lumbering, farming and shipbuilding growing in both the Maritimes and in the Canadas. But by the 1830s there was a great.. Read More

An Original Title

Where have we been? Where are we going? These questions really change depending on who I define “we” as. It could be the universe, or a specific group of people, like the TALONS class. For the sake of brevity and my sanity, I will set “we” to mean the human species for now. Aside from where we’ve literally been as a species (the Earth, Moon and nearby areas of outer.. 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

Annotated Biblography This was my starting point for Angela Davis. It’s rather short, but it covers most of the events Angela Davis was well known for, such as her imprisonment. It also covers the basic facts of age, occupation, etc. The most useful part of this website, however, can be found in the bottom of the article, under Angela Davis – Elsewhere on the Web. Here, I found two links to.. Read More

Night of the Notables Reflection

The Night of the Notables began the moment I walked through Gleneagle’s front entry way at 8:15 am, laden with learning center supplies. My learning center was much more simple than last year, but also more effective. Here’s a couple of pictures, courtesy of the TALONS flickr. As for memories…well, there will certainly be a lot of them. Starting at lunch, there were some unforgettable moments. I will never be.. Read More

Inter-grade Interviews

This year’s interviews were definitely a different experience than last year. This year, I felt a bit unprepared for this whole “Grade Ten” eminent experience. I decided it would be best to talk to an alumni who had been through this to point me in the right direction. Luckily, the spectacular Sam Robinson was able to help me out. Her advice proved to be priceless and saved me a lot.. 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