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DWP

Posted On January 12, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Features, Opinion

Movie Review: Dear White People

By Brandi Bryson. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School.   Background: Dear White People: A satire about being a black face in a white place Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent Rating- R for language, sexual content, and drug use Length- 108 min Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwJhmqLU0so Theater- Esquire Theater (Clifton)   Synopsis: Dear White People is a satire about America “post-racism” set in a predominantly whiteRead More
Privileage
By Ben Chung. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School. Q: “Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh why can’t I?” A: I can’t breathe. I am privileged. My family has the means to send me to a prestigious school, clothe me in name brands, and let me amuse myself with recreations that would be unattainable if we were not able to make theRead More
Challenge Project
By Ben Chung. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School. Q: “Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh why can’t I?” A: I waiting for the iPhone 7 to be released. Challenge projects leave me speechless. I am always shocked to see what students decide to pursue. I am not sure I could restore an old car that I bought or change my dietRead More
Respect

Posted On November 19, 2014By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Opinion

Somewhere Under The Rainbow: Respect

By Ben Chung. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School. Q: “Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh why can’t I?” A: Guy Fieri has seduced me with “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”, and I have to finish the series to better myself culinarily. Respect is something I can spell, but not always exercise. It may be a result of my Oriental ethnicity, but thisRead More
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Posted On November 19, 2014By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Opinion

A Thank You To Teachers

By Alex Hunter. As a senior, with the college applications steadily affecting my sanity, the big questions of life have been circling through my head: What profession do I want to enter? Where do I want to spend the rest of my life? What type of person do I want to become? Coinciding with these questions is the ambition to give back to society in some manner. However, I will not be giving as back as a teacher. In the waning months of my high school education, I am beginningRead More
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Posted On October 29, 2014By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Opinion

Somewhere Under The Rainbow: Ego

By Ben Chung. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School.   Q: “Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh why can’t I?” A: Because I’m all ’bout that bass, no treble. A dangerous epidemic afflicts this generation. We, the millennials, have a nasty case of the me me me’s, and I fear it is developing into a chronic illness. Self-awareness was once essential forRead More
Medication

Posted On October 21, 2014By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Opinion

The Medication Generation

By Chris Shoemaker. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School. Several years ago my parents met with my brother’s first-grade teacher to address his most recent bout of “inappropriate” conduct in the classroom. In a deliberate appeal for behavioral intervention, the school communicated that it was particularly concerned with his academic attentiveness, which his teacher characterized as being an attitude of hyperactivity and impulsivity that apparently led to a number of disruptionsRead More
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By Ben Chung. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School. Q: “Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh why can’t I?” A: There was a scheduling conflict, so I dropped it and replaced it with AP Bio. It will look better for colleges anyway. Recently, a fourth of the Upper School’s student body was required to write about who they are, what they do, andRead More
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Posted On September 30, 2014By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Opinion

The True Meaning Of Diversity

By Claudia Fernandez. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School. It seems that not knowing the Seven Hills values and how, if at all, they are reflected in our School community is one thing most Seven Hills students have in common. Every year, the School chooses one value to emphasize at the opening ceremony. Somehow, even the students who have attended Seven Hills for most of their lives, and have undoubtedly cycledRead More
Masculinity

Posted On September 26, 2014By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Opinion

Somewhere Under the Rainbow: Masculinity

By Ben Chung. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School. Q: “Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh why can’t I?” A: I just applied for a loan. The phrase “boys will be boys” is a gross understatement. However, it seems boy is dead; man killed him. Like a current beating against a yacht (which seems like an appropriate simile), masculinity graces the populousRead More
Ferguson
By Chris Shoemaker. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School. Racial tensions remain high in Ferguson, Missouri after 18-year-old Michael Brown (an unarmed black teenager) was shot six times by a white police officer on August 9th. The incident provoked an outraged response from the Ferguson community that culminated in a series of forceful protests and riots. Scores of protesters flooded into Ferguson on August 10th to march against what appears toRead More
Nicole
By Nicole Malofsky. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School. From day one, The Seven Hills School teaches its students to become “intellectually vibrant, individually attuned, future-ready learners prepared to shape rewarding lives.” As a Seven Hills “lifer,” I can definitely admit that Seven Hills has molded me to become a driven individual who confidently speaks her own mind. The ultimate question is how does Seven Hills accomplish such a task? Recently,Read More
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