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April 26, 2021

Spring Hiring Updates and End-of-Year Ceremonies

Greetings, CSS community!  We are in the HOMESTRETCH for the school year, and it will be May before we know it! I hope you all have been reading your weekly ROAR and Kodiak Bulletin for the updates and happenings that will take place in the CSS community during the next several weeks. It truly is exciting to be entering into the spring season, the final academic quarter, and pre-summer planning. I am learning about the twists and turns of Colorado weather, and our latest weather...
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March 19, 2021

Final Days

On our second to final day of the ECS we spent the early morning doing our final run throughs of our scripts and tried our best to make them sound as good as possible before the later rehearsals. From around 9:30 to lunch each group had the opportunity to rehearse their scenes. Each group was allotted around 20 minutes which allowed us to make slight adjustments to our performances which will hopefully improve our final performances on Friday. The groups that weren’t rehearsing or making final...
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March 19, 2021

After the Pour

Following the iron pour, we found ourselves with another week of hard work. We began by devesting our art from both the sand molds and the ceramic shell molds. Not only did we have to carve away the molds encasing our artwork, but we also had to clean the courtyard where we had our iron pour and the cupola furnace. This proved to be a difficult task because all of the remaining iron was hardened and needed to be hammered and chiseled away. After cleaning the cupola we could finally focus on...
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March 19, 2021

Art Therapy Comes in Many Forms

For our closing day, students presented individual projects showing what they had learned in our three weeks together. Some chose to present about one particular form of art therapy, while others presented a montage of various pieces they’d worked on over the ECS. Everyone agreed that the possibilities for finding artistic ways to deal with stress and even trauma seem almost endless. Some of these forms may be right in front of us, but we hadn’t realized the power they hold in helping us deal...
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March 18, 2021

Two Perspectives of The Great Iron Pour

The Great Iron Pour (Dramatized):The time had finally come, the day we’ve all been waiting for: the day of The Great Iron Pour. Thousands (closer to 20) people came to watch it. And as the night cooled down, ours was just beginning. As the temperature outside dropped, the temperature inside the furnace rose, along with our spirits and excitement. As more and more and more people joined the crowd, the crew donned their ceremonial leathers and got into positions. It was finally time. The Iron...
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March 18, 2021

Our Therapies

Sadly, today was the second to last day of ECS. We worked on our group project presentations and individual presentations. We split into our group and polished our presentation. We spent the whole morning, 8 to 11:45, working on our presentations. People who finished their presentations, helped others on their job. Most of the people helped with designing and giving feedback on a poster. After we had lunch, we went to Profe Kunze’s room and gave our presentations. The first group was Mia,...
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March 18, 2021

A Thorough Investigation

Early this morning, our ECS was split into teams to investigate specific simulated cases of epidemics. We spent the day in our groups researching the given symptoms, locations, and other clues in order to try and figure out what disease we were presented with. After we all received confirmation that we’d successfully identified our disease, we got to work making a plan to combat its spread. Though we worked hard on this final project all day, we had many breaks from our work to keep us focused...
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March 17, 2021

The Power of a Positive Attitude

Today, we returned to CSS for the first time after finishing our quarantine and got right back into the swing of survival training on our own campus. We started by having small groups build fires before moving onto shelters. Without the ability to cut down trees, we were not able to make lean-to shelters and instead strung up paracord between two posts and used blankets we had with us to create a wind barrier. In an actual survival situation, this shelter would not have been effective because...
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March 17, 2021

Zooming and Booming

Monday was a pretty relaxed day because there was a snow day. We logged onto zoom at 8:45 a.m. and Dr. Longo explained how the day would work. We worked on finishing scripts. During a 20-minute check-in with Dr. Longo, he read one of the character’s lines and we read the other part. Then he told us what he liked, and what he thought we should change. Hannah decided that her characters, Dorothy and Bella, would break the 4th wall and talk to the audience. This was really helpful in making...
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March 17, 2021

A Change of Pace

This Wednesday we went to Pure Bouldering Gym to rock climb and see how COVID has affected small businesses. Then we went back to school and did an experiment before discussing ethics. Today was probably my favorite day of ECS. I thought it was a lot of fun to exercise and was deeply interested in Dr. Gillion’s ethics questions. All the time we spent in the lab finished with this final assignment. The lab we did was also very fun and we spent many days on it, so it was gratifying to...
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March 19, 2021

Final Days

On our second to final day of the ECS we spent the early morning doing our final run throughs of our scripts and tried our best to make them sound as good as possible before the later rehearsals. From around 9:30 to lunch each group had the opportunity to rehearse their scenes. Each group was...
» read more
March 19, 2021

After the Pour

Following the iron pour, we found ourselves with another week of hard work. We began by devesting our art from both the sand molds and the ceramic shell molds. Not only did we have to carve away the molds encasing our artwork, but we also had to clean the courtyard where we had our iron pour and...
» read more
March 19, 2021

Art Therapy Comes in Many Forms

For our closing day, students presented individual projects showing what they had learned in our three weeks together. Some chose to present about one particular form of art therapy, while others presented a montage of various pieces they’d worked on over the ECS. Everyone agreed that the...
» read more
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