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A MELtalk 2020

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In-Depth Night 7:00-9:00pm

Hello everyone! Thank you for visiting my blog tonight. This year I have worked with my amazing and talented mentor, Aaron Hunter, on slam poetry. Below you will find two short one-minute poems (feel free to watch one or both of them). If you have any questions (or comments) just ask (I don’t byte). Hope you have a good night!…

In-Depth Post No. 6

An update on your progress since the last post #5 as well as a reflection on your mentor meetings online or over the phone  I’ve started writing slightly more, but my focus has mostly been on the presentation aspects of slam poetry. I’ve had a hard time focusing on writing recently, but I’ve really been trying to push myself out…

In-Depth Post No. 5

Recently, I had the chance to watch a virtual slam poetry competition, which, whilst being quarintined, was as close to the real thing as possible. Mentorship is going fairly well, but there really is no comparing the benifits of face to face interactions with digital communications. As far as my poetry is concerned, it’s been fairly difficult for me to…

In-Depth Post No. 4

1.  The most difficult challenge as of right now, is that the quarantine has prevented me from meeting with my mentor in-person. And, because of the Corona virus, I won’t be able to meet with Aaron in real life anytime soon. While it is frustrating to be halted in my project, I’ve been writing everyday, which has definitely helped with…

TALONS DL Assignment #5 (English)

In-Class write on whether or not Human Rights are the Leading Factor Impeding our ability to react to Climate Change This was an introductory assignment in the beginning of the school year to determine roughly how we (the class) write. we were given a question, and one class to write. The requirements included having a bibliography of at least 3…

TALONS DL Assignment #4 (Science)

Testing the Voltage of different Fruit Combinations when used as Electrochemical Cells In science we had to design an experiment that involved electric circuits using fruits as electrochemical cells. My group’s question was “What will happen to the voltage [of the circuit] when we change the combination of fruits?”. You can read further on what this actually means in the…

TALONS DL Assignment #3 (Graphic Arts)

Exploring the PenPath tool in Photoshop PenPath is a tool in Photoshop that allows you to manually ‘cut out’ an image. It takes a long time to do if you want precise outlines, and only having a mouse to do it with is not optimal, so it takes about 30 minutes to cut out an averagely detailed image with accuracy.…

TALONS DL Assignment #2 (Social Studies)

Looking at the Living Conditions in First Nations Reservations.  For this group project, me and my peers took a closer look at the living conditions of Reservations in Canada. In our presentation we covered the history of reserves, what they were like, the water crisis, the food found on reservations, mental health, physical health, the food and water crises in…

TALONS DL Assignment #1 (English)

Eminent Speeches Eminent is a project that occurs between the months of October and December. It involves selecting and researching a person, past or present, that has/had made a difference in a particular area/field of work. Then, to demonstrate your understanding and writing/presenting skills, you write/present a speech that resides within 4-5 minutes. My chosen eminent person was Simon (Tseko)…

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