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The real cost of college

For my first Action Project in Econ (an integrated math and science class) we were tasked with finding out the true cost of college, and the cost truly is huge.  We focussed on not only the monetary costs, but also our missed opportunity cost, or in other words what we could be doing instead of going Read More…

The Workers Manifesto

For my first Action Project of Senior year I made a workers manifesto.  In Equality (an integrated english and history course)  we have been looking at the misuse and abuse of workers, namely at Foxconn.  Our task was to create a manifesto on any topic we feel strongly about, so I chose to focus on Read More…

It’s Windy

For my fourth and final action project in Urban Planning (Math & Science) we were tasked with creating a presentation relating the atmosphere to a mathematical equation.  I did this by looking at wind resistance and figuring out how it changes the time it takes for a plane to travel.  This project was difficult because the equation Read More…

Dev Journal #004 — Defensive Design

For my fourth and final Dev Journal I read Defensive Design by 37 Signals.  What is defensive design? It’s a way strategy used when creating an app, website, program, etc. that attempts to stop problems before they happen.  A huge thing they talk about in the book is creating a great customer experience, and countering problems. Read More…

Crossing The Food Desert: A Hoop Dreams Production

For my final project in Policy we created a documentary about food deserts in urban areas of Chicago.  I created this documentary with SM, HP, and LN.  For this video we focussed a lot on Link Up Chicago, a program that tries to get farmers market vendors to allow LINK to be used, in exchange for a lower Read More…