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Issue 16, Winter 2017
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The House That Built Me,
   Michelle Jaconette
Little Bits Of Magic,
   Enrique Lugo
Who Killed The Pd Day?,
   Cameron Paterson
Engineering A Mindset: Exploring An Elementary Engineering Classroom,
   Zoë Randall
Diverse By Design,
   Nicole Tempel Assisi
Executive Function And The Provenance Of Patience,
   Claire King


1: Human Impacts on Local Wildlife
2: Steampunk Revolution
3: Design Challenge: Recycling Center
4: Bonapartism
5: Bacteria and You
6: Liberty Station: Then and Now
7: The Dream Project
8: Healthy Me
9: The Force of Friction: What Moves Objects? What Moves People?
10: Big Ideas from Small Creatures
11: The Making of the Modern Teen
12: Faces of South County
13: Ideas That Changed the World
14: 3-Acts

The Making of the Modern Teen

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The graduating seniors of HTHMA presented a compelling and provocative interactive art exhibition on the current state of social, cultural, technological and ideological constructs emerging in today’s modern teenagers. Fifty students presented short talks and interactive art experiences on topics ranging from bullying, depression, education, media addiction, feminism, sports injuries, the judicial system and many more contemporary issues. All of these projects were uniquely authentic as the sources of inspiration came directly from the teenagers living these realities every day. Through their rigorous research, personal experiences, artistic renderings and computer programming design, these 50 teenagers provoked their peers and adults to reconsider their notions of the challenges, habits, practices, and rich cultural experiences that impact the leaders of tomorrow today.

Teacher Reflections
We felt it essential to design and facilitate educational opportunities where students can try, take risks, make changes to their work, and adapt as they go forward. This process is critical to their growth as students and as people. The outcome of this work was extraordinary. Working in this type of interdisciplinary, collaborative environment with the students leading their research interests and directing their projects’ development really demonstrated to us the importance and educational merits of honoring student voice and choice.

Student Reflections
I learned how to synthesize ideas, think logically and analyze research. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I started learning programming or had to figure out a way for mature audiences to understand what I was trying to convey through both my research paper and interactive program. But, I found my way through these challenges and to see myself overcome and flourish was pretty amazing. —Angie

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