DoL#1 SS 2016: Forming my own opinions

Personal Narrative: With socials 10 out of the way as well as eminent, it feels as though I’m coming to a close in my socials journey in TALONS. However, I know this next semester in socials is going to take me on a crazy roller coaster. Last year for my final, I had the options of PLOs, historical life, or a pechafinal. I chose to try my luck with a.. Read More

In-Depth 2016 Weeks 2, 3, & 4 – First Painting Done!

  As finals week and provincial exam week ends, I spent most of my provincial exam week break painting. In the past three weeks, I have met with my mentor three times. It definitely doesn’t feel like it’s been four weeks since in-depth started, yet I’ve already managed to finish a painting! This puts me ahead of my planned schedule. However, my mentor, Grace, suggested I paint something small and.. Read More

In-Depth 2016 Week 1- Introduction!

As we are halfway into the first month of 2016, I can’t help but look back on 2015 and reflect on how fast of a year that was for me. From adventure trip to completing my first year in TALONS to eminent, 2015 was definitely my most exciting year! Considering all the fun I had in while doing last year’s in-depth, it’s sufficient to say I am extremely excited for.. Read More

Leader in my Community

In my mind, a leader has never been someone who necessarily has to have authority in the community. While a mayor or police officer usually come to mind first when thinking of a community leader, this project had me delve in deeper to figure out who I defined a community leader. The first question I posed was what is the criteria to become a leader? I thought about who I.. Read More

Andrea’s 3 Interviews!

One of the main aspects of eminent each year is the interviews you conduct. Last year, I ended up never getting one despite the numerous amounts of emails I sent out. Hearing about their own interviews from everyone else, I felt as if I had missed out on a crucial learning experience. That is why this year, one of my main goals was to find and complete two interviews. After.. Read More

Andrea’s biBLOGraphy

As Eminent 2015 comes to a close and our blog posts wrap up, I find myself dreading to do this post. Not for the sake of laziness, but because the bibliography usually means the last blog post. With eminent coming and going so fast this year, I can hardly believe that it’s coming to an end. Nonetheless, I don’t have much of a choice but to wrap up this milestone… Read More

NotN Assessment 2015: My nurse dress was too long for my short body

Eminent 2015 was, suffice to say, a crazy memorable roller coaster that will be remembered way past high school. Having been stressed about this project since November 2014, I was a lot more prepared this year than last year. Not only did I have a blast, but the latest I stayed up throughout the whole project was 10:45 (Nice time management Past Andrea). Let’s take a look back shall we?.. Read More

Final Speech Draft!

Here is the final draft of my Eminent 2015 Speech! Thanks for reading! August 16 1864 I see disfigured bodies everywhere. The glossed over looks on their faces, the raw wounds covering their bodies, and the punctures in their hope. No matter how many wounds I fix, how many cuts I stitch, and how many men I care for, there always seems to be more. The fortunate ones, well, they.. Read More

Night of the Notables is Three Sleeps Away???

Three sleeps away from Night of the Notables and I finally post my document of learning today. To be completely honest, I expected eminent to be a much smoother ride this year, but oddly enough, it’s been even crazier the second time around! Though I felt much more squished for time this year, it motivated me to get as much work done in the shorter time frame we had. Key.. Read More

Library & Research Introduction to Eminent

It’s crazy how fast the first two months of the school year has been. With juggling school work, extra-curricular activities, and down time, this year has definitely been busier than the last. However, I’m definitely excited, despite my traumatic fear of public speaking, to see where eminent takes me in grade ten. Taking two buses, the TALONS program travelled to downtown Vancouver to explore and research. The bus ride there.. Read More