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3 Wise-Nugs from Practice Interviews

For my practice interview, I emailed Louisa Butler (Owen’s aunt) who works as a nurse in the OR (operating room). Here are 3 inspiring wise-nugs that I took away from our conversation over phone: It is important that nurses realize the importance of their actions as they are helping people at their most vulnerable and critical time. It is not necessary to have “people-skills” or characteristics that suit a career.. Read More

Malala Yousafzai – Speech Outline

More general ideas for each section Exposition: Setting the scene with a bang (shot wound)/ waking up from the hospital? Introducing name, emotion from being shot “My only regret was that I haven’t had a chance to speak to them before they shot me.” Conflict Introduced: LESS TO NONE EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN ALL AROUND THE WORLD (ESPECIALLY YOUNG GIRLS AND WOMEN) Rising Action 1: I am the same Malala hair.. Read More

The Start of any TALONS Journey – Eminent Intro Blog Post

Welcome to Eminent 2017! Introducing my Eminent Person The very first time I came across my eminent person was through a video shown at We Day.  The video documented a short clip of Malala Yousafzai, as she gave a powerful speech that delivered a message to everyone sitting in Rogers Arena that one morning.  She was a name that I had heard many times at my Me to We club.. Read More

Blog Post #3: one of the biggest arguments people squabble over, story or film?

In your opinion, what is the most effective medium for telling the “Harrison Bergeron” narrative: film or text? Explain your answer using specific details that relate to each version, as well as thoughtful reasoning. “Harrison Bergeron”, a short story by Kurt Vonnegut, and “2081”, a film based off Kurt Vonnegut’s dystopian society, are two similar stories with small changes that configure the setting and general perception of the story.  My personal preference would.. Read More

Blog Post #2: by not defending an act of discrimination, we are contributing to the victim’s silence and by default, we support it

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” delivers a powerful underlying message: by not defending an act of discrimination, we are contributing to the victim’s silence and by default, we support it.  When Suzuki’s friend calls Suzuki’s father by a racial.. Read More

Blog Post #1: Lesson’s from short stories

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 life or passions, learning you have done in other classes, or significant events or ideas taking place in the world as a whole?  __________________ One significant message captured from Budge.. Read More

Emil – Short Story Response

The first judgement -whether it be someone’s hair, their body stance, or the kind of outfit they chose that day – always comes before we even begin to say the word hello.  Stuart Mclean’s brilliant short story Emil delivers a message to all audiences; one’s judgment towards a person’s label can blind them from looking past the outer shell, where often, the most meaningful qualities of every person lies.  Emil,.. Read More

Lord of the Flies – First Response

Reading the first chapter, it is clear that the first conflict is when the plane crashes and a group of boys are stranded on an island without any civilization or basic human necessities: Man vs Nature.  The main protagonist, Ralph, is eager to accept the leadership role within the small group of boys, which demonstrates social responsibility as he identifies the problems of being on a remote island, no shelter,.. Read More