Monday, October 31, 2011

Young Artist: Bryan Urea

Scholar Bryan Urea recently had an amazing experience. He opened Paper Magazine the other day and saw his work in the magazine! The young artist has an entire spread featuring himself and his work. Congratulations Bryan!! Please see his images below and in the magazine.

From Parsons Scholars

Horror Films!

Halloween is finally here - a holiday of spooks and frights, however, this day came early for our junior scholars. On the twenty-ninth of October the scholars gathered 'round in room 201 for a small introduction on how to use their fancy HD Video Cameras. After the introduction the scholars were split into 3 groups and given some masks, props, make-up, and a camera. Each of them were sent off to utilize the school as their domain for their film. The scholars went around the school and only had 20 - 30 minutes to create their plot, storyboard, and film. After the scholars were done with their small project they ventured off into the computer labs to edit their films together and create their small horror flick!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Crossword Puzzle Madness.

The junior scholars gather in the morning to break bread with one another and also partake in Crossword Puzzle Madness!

Photographed below are some of our winners!

The juniors are taking their college knowledge to the next level by participating in these word games to up their college vocab and knowledge of important topics for college.
The sea of students that attended the Big Apple College Fair.

The scholars checking out some of the college information.
A representative from Cooper Union giving information to the scholars.

Big Apple College Fair

On Saturday October 22nd, the scholars attended the Big Apple College Fair. At the fair, the scholars were able to visit a variety of colleges and gain an idea of where they want to study. While following some of the scholars around, I could tell that they really learned a lot about how to ask the right questions when considering schools. Some of the scholars even went around to some schools a second time to get more information. Good job, guys!

The college fair was very busy and people from all over the city were in attendance. Overall, I could tell that the scholars learned a lot about some of the colleges that they were interested in. It was an insightful and fun experience. See you guys on Saturday!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Saturday October 15th

Scholars researching Colleges

Mentors helping Scholars find information about Colleges.

On Saturday the 15th of October, the Scholars continued their research of finding out College and University Facts on CollegeBoard and websites like it. They researched school stats about Eugene Lang College, Parsons and a University or College of their choice. After finding this information, the scholars all participated in Pictionary Game about the College Application Process.
After this game, the scholars were introduced to a project they would be working on throughout their Semester, a social media project that they would develop to inform their peers on information about the College process, the ideas that they brainstormed were great.
I hope to learn more information soon, see you all Saturday!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Portfolio Redefined

Saturday was a very educational day for high school students from all over the city. They had the chance to learn about Parsons Admission, the Parsons Challenge and how to organized their portfolio for college. Students were able to brainstorm ideas for their Parsons Challenge and to get feedback on them. They had the opportunity to speak to experts about any concern they had and also were able to socialize with other students with the same interests as their own.
What a productive day!!!!

Great Work!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

It all begins now!

Its the second week here at Parsons. The Juniors are learning and preparing for College with the help of crossword puzzles and a presentation by Nadia Williams. The Juniors were introduced to their new best friend, College Board. They were able to start their first search based on their general interests. Exploring the world of College Board through given assignments by their Coordinators Shola and Yashua. Have fun with your research guys!