Bioplastics and Biodegradability TALON Talk

Below is a link to my PowerPoint and TALON Talk. To get the best experience, play from the beginning in the slide show menu. Once the presentation starts, progress one slide and everything should work fine. Link here: TALON Talk- Bioplastics and Biodegradability   My script, notes, and bibliography are also linked below if you […]

In-Depth Final Post, The End Result

Good evening to all of those reading this! This is my In-Depth 2020 final presentation. To introduce myself, my name is Nathan Nishimura and I am a grade 9 student this year in the Talons program. I decided to do my In-Depth project on digital music composition, specifically the Lo-Fi Hip-hop genre. I chose to […]

In-Depth #6, tying it together?

  Hello to anyone who is still reading these posts. I don’t know why you are, they’re not very interesting, but here I go anyway.  I have fallen into a good rhythm of making music, looking at more videos for inspiration, and meeting my mentor if I have any questions. I have tried to continue […]

Ecological Footprint Assignment

As per the request of one of my teachers I measured my ecological footprint. My footprint was 7.11 hectares, and you can check to see exactly how here.   My Recording Sheet   My footprint was on the lower end but not the smallest amongst a few of my friends. It was also quite high […]

TALONS Digital Literacy Assignment Post

Education of First Nations PowerPoint. For the first project, a socials one, I have chosen a PowerPoint I helped put together with some of my classmates. Below is a link to that project. First Nations Education PowerPoint In this project, we were set out in groups of four to I researched the state of education […]

In-Depth #4, Going Swell

Well, this sure has been a time hasn’t it. With everything going on, Spring Break and then the whole COVID-19 debacle things have gone in a direction that I never would have guessed they would. To top it all off, school has mostly started again with a few exceptions for example it’s all online. This […]

In-Depth #2, The Basics

Things have happened. I am only a month in but already I have met with my mentor and learned a few of the basics. Over the next little while I will be learning to make songs part by part adding more instruments and depth slowly. I am using the program Cakewalk currently but that may […]

My Part-Time Indian Synthesis Essay

  Below is a link to my essay.   In this assignment, I wrote a multi-paragraph essay about how expectations affect everyone, especially First Nations peoples. I spoke on how expectations can be both a good and bad thing and why. I also, related these to a book, article, and my own experiences, but […]

In-Depth, The Journey Begins

Hey everyone, and welcome to the first of no doubt many in-depth blog posts. This year I am going to be doing musical composition, specifically online. My mentor this year is Jackson Adrian who but I haven’t yet worked out a time or place to meet with him. I chose musical composition because as quite […]

Annotated Bibliography

(Lloyd-Jones) (Smaczeny) (Supka and Hughes) (Boyd) (Beveridge) (Doge) (The Dvorak Society) (Huntington) (Archer and Quinell) (Unknown) Works Cited Archer and Quinell. “Composer of the Month: Antonin Dvorak.” BBC Music Magazine (1995): 37/38. Text and Pictures. November 2019. This source helped in many ways both for my research and my learning center. I received lots of interesting […]