Do Schools Kill Creativity?

April 3, 2015 Melissa Ancheta

“Creativity — which I define as the process of having original ideas that have value –…comes about through the interaction of different disciplinary ways of seeing things.” – Sir Ken Robinson, TED.com, 2006 Everywhere, creative […]

Do Schools Kill Creativity? Part 2

March 15, 2015 Melissa Ancheta

The difference between middle school and high school becomes starkly apparent when homework, tests, and pressure begin to pile up — and before most students realize it, they reach a dilemma: What should I prioritize […]

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Learning to Listen

February 23, 2015 Madalyn Spangler

The chatter of strangers, the blaring of car horns, the drone of class lectures, and the words of our loved ones are all sounds that most of us take for granted. These things have become […]

“The Real Life Batman”

February 20, 2015 Madalyn Spangler

Daniel Kish doesn’t need to be able to see in the traditional sense of the word to be a visionary. Kish, who has been blind since he was thirteen months old, has transformed a disability […]

On Tuesdays, We Wear Pink

November 6, 2014 Madalyn Spangler

We are now in the month of October—the weather is cooling, the days are becoming shorter, and the myriad of pumpkins, candy, and costumes returns. However, October is also characterized by the plastering of the […]

One “Tough Mudder”: Mr. Orozco

November 4, 2014 Livia Nguyen

The Tough Mudder is an endurance event where participants attempt 10–12 mile long military-style obstacle courses. It was originally designed and created by the British Special Forces to test mental and physical strength. These obstacles […]

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