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‘360 Degree Leaders’ Response

Leaders aren’t made overnight, they must face several hurdles and regularly step out of their comfort zone in order to gain experience leading; this is where leading from the middle comes in. The TALONS program provides many opportunities to take… Continue Reading →

Zip Proposal

Inquiry Question: How have styles of hip-hop and the meaning of rap lyrics changed since the 90s? Rap profoundly influences young adults and teenagers such as myself, but I would be considered a newcomer to hip-hop culture as I have only… Continue Reading →

Annotated Bibliography Wikipedia proved to be quite the quintessential source of information because I found everything I needed on it. However, all the facts were kept at a surface level, and I didn’t find anything that delved deeper. Here, I… Continue Reading →

Night of the Notables Assessment

Night of the notable took place on November 22nd, and this was the day where we presented our eminent person to everyone else. Unfortunately, this day was also the last chapter to Eminent 2k17 and for us grade 10’s, the… Continue Reading →

Eminent Speech Outline

Exposition: Hook audience with a question (Why math?). Talk about math in general and what makes it stand out from other fields of studies. Describe math as a love of numbers and learning how to work works rather than mindlessly… Continue Reading →

Eminent Intro Blog Post

We are always learning. As we pick up information from family, friends, teacher, and mentors, we understand more about the world we live in at both a micro and macro level. But imagine; what if we had an everlasting thirst… Continue Reading →

Blog Response #3

In your opinion, what is the most effective medium for telling the “Harrison Bergeron” narrative: film or text? Explain your answer with using specific details that relate to each version, as well as thoughtful reasoning. Many novels end up as film adaptations, but… Continue Reading →

Blog Response #2

What is the thesis of David Suzuki’s “Racism”? This letter could be a letter to you. What did you learn or ‘take away’ from his experiences? Do you appreciate his message? Why? David Suzuki’s ‘Racism’ is a letter to his… Continue Reading →

Blog Response #1

What might you ‘take away’ from our discussions of Stuart Mclean’s “Emil” or “Safe Places,” Chamimanda Ngozi Adichie’s “The Danger of a Single Story,” or Budge Wilson’s “The Metaphor” this week? How might you apply this ‘take away’ to your… Continue Reading →

Emil Response

As big as the world is, it’s easy to come across people with bigger egos. Sitting on their imaginary pedestals, these people judgingly look down at others especially those in undesirable conditions. Yet in Stuart Mclean’s ‘Emil,’ a story about… Continue Reading →

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