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In the Classroom: Penny Plating Redox Lab

Today in chemistry, students experiment with changing the color of pennies through oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions.

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Change of Scenery

In today’s English department meeting, faculty member Vicky Seelen facilitated a creative writing exercise based on art in the Foster Gallery’s current exhibit, “Expanding Vision: Images of Clay” by Warren Mather. Each member of the English department regularly presents “good … Continue reading

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Teamwork

Students work together to solve equations in precalculus during the last period of the day.

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Discussion on Punishment

Students in Politics and Ethics discuss the Utilitarian and Kantian theories to examine capital punishment. Some interesting statistics they learned include: no other country has as many per capita in prison as the U.S.; currently, 2.3 million Americans are in … Continue reading

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Topics in U.S. History

This week in Doug Jankey’s U.S. History class, students discuss the 1850s and the approaching Civil War. Today’s topics included Dred Scott v. Sandford, John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, Lecompton Constitution, and the presidential election of 1860.

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Hand-building Pottery

Students in Ceramics I work on the last handing-building project before moving on to wheel throwing. Today, ceramics teacher John Dorsey discusses techniques and terminology for coil-building traditional vases.

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Playing with Fire

Science faculty member Bob Kern knows how to keep his chemistry labs exciting. Don’t try this at home!

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Let there be Light

Construction continues on the basement classrooms in Shattuck.

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Chemistry Lab

Upward Bound students work in pairs to calculate how many moles of NaHCO3 are in an Alka-Seltzer tablet in chemistry class today.

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Flashback: In the Classroom

Students share laughter in Mark Harrington’s Latin class. Who said you can’t have a little fun in class? As Charlie Chaplin once said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

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