Better than Andrea.

DOL #1: Columbus and Disparities in Power

Last year for my Socials Final, I made a 20-slide PowerPoint, with each slide being 20 seconds long. I didn’t have control over when the slides changed, so I had to plan pretty thoroughly in advance. Despite being nervous, I think I did a pretty good job. I remember talking about being Copperfield for Eminent (that feels like a really long time ago), Canadian Confederation, PLO B2, and some good habits.. Read More

In-Depth Post #2 ~ Noteflight

The first few weeks of my second year of in-depth have been going pretty well. I know I said in my last blog post that I found a mentor named Tian; unfortunately, she requested quite a large amount of money per hour and so I went looking for another mentor. Luckily, I managed to find another harmony teacher in the area named Jacky Mak, who was willing to help free.. Read More

The Beginning of a Musical Journey: Frank’s Intro Post

I still remember what it was like to perform magic onstage at in-depth last year. It was a very nerve-wracking experience for me, but being onstage and making the crowd laugh turned out to be one of my favorite memories from that year. Hopefully, I get to experience a similar joy this year on May 30th , the date of the TALONS annual In-depth Night for 2016. Last year, I.. Read More

Leader in my Community (Frank)

When one thinks about a “leader”, they may picture a police officer on the job, a politician giving a speech in preparation for the next election, or the CEO of a successful company. These are all difficult people to get a hold of and interview in about one week. However, all these people play roles that have become the common picture conjured up once somebody says the word “leader.” There.. Read More

Biblography (Eminent 2015)

Here goes my last blog post for Eminent 2015! Here, I’ve collected the websites and materials that I consulted during the creation of my project. I definitely did use more than just the ones listed here, but these were the most useful to me. This is literally the very first website that I used for my Eminent study. It’s important to gain some background knowledge of your person before.. Read More

IT’S OVER! (Night of the Notables Assessment)

Wow. That was the first word of my reflection post last year, and it’ll be the same word that starts this one. Only a few days ago, I was madly preparing my learning center and speech, and constantly checking my email in hopes of an interview reply. Eminent had been such a huge part of my school life, and now that it’s come and gone I feel both relieved and empty. .. Read More

Third Time’s the Charm (Eminent 2015 Interview)

I’m happy to say that despite not getting an interview last year, I’ve successfully managed to get one this year. Last year, I knew that getting an interview was indeed a hard task that took a fair bit of time and patience, so I made sure to start early this year. Thus at the end of October, I began writing emails that I thought were pretty well-written. They looked like this: Hello!.. Read More

Eminent 2015 Doc of Learning: Poe’s Speech Draft

I can’t believe there’s only one week before Night of the Notables! It is absolutely mind-boggling to think that in only 7 days, my fellow Grade 10’s and I will be presenting the speeches that we watched the Grade 10’s last year present. Since the night is coming up so quickly, it’s definitely time to start doing as much as I can right now to make November 18th as successful as possible.. Read More

Eminent Intro Post: Edgar Allan Poe

Eminent 2015 is well on its way! Last year I studied David Copperfield, the most financially successful magician in the world with ticket sales of over 4 billion dollars. This year, I’ve decided to study a more poverty-stricken man by the name of Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe was an American author and poet, most famous for his stories of mystery and horror. A Super Short Biography Edgar Allan Poe was born by the.. Read More

Vancouver Public Library Blog Post by Frank

I remember writing about the library trip last year and it’s surprising to see how fast time has gone by! Nonetheless, Eminent 2015 is well on its way and I really need to start preparing myself for Night of the Notables, which is now only about three weeks away. Prior to heading to the library, I had a few goals and learning intentions in mind. One of them was to hopefully be.. Read More