An endorsement, an E-Mail and lots of questions

Several recommendations concerning Boulder Valley’s school board elections have been published so far. One endorsement, enunciated by the Boulder Valley Education Association, raises questions.   The association represents all certified employees of the school district, including the teachers and most of the administrators. They endorsed Kitty Sargent, Dean Vlachos and Tina Marquardt as future school […]

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Boulder Country Day School presents high school opportunities to middle school students and their families

For the fourth year in a row Boulder Country Day School opened its doors for boarding schools around the country and local Boulder/Denver High Schools. More than 60 boarding schools from 21 states and 16 local schools from Boulder County and Denver presented themselves to middle school students and their families during the Boulder Country […]

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Map / Infographic Assignment

This week we had to play around with data. Because I need this for another class, I focused on how schools in Colorado are financed. Schoolview provides a lot of school related data, so I didn’t have struggles to find them. Creating the map itself was pretty easy, too. I used my maps (google) for […]

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Video Project

This week’s assignment was to create a short video. We were given a script and then had to go out and shoot some B-Roll. This was the most funny part of the work and in the end we had several footage. Unfortunately, we didn’t adjust the white balance, so all of our material had a […]

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Where have all the insects gone…

A study published October 18, 2017 in the PLOS one magazine, describes an alarming scenario: Over 75 percent of flying insects have disappeared in the last 27 years. Researchers measured total biomass of flying insects caught in traps, which were located in 63 nature protection areas in Germany. Although protected areas were chosen to control […]

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Tell a story in five pictures

The assignment for week 7 was to tell a story in five pictures. In my opinion, this assignment was pretty easy, because we could choose people we know and arrange them in a story, we want to tell. Finding a story was no problem for me. I chose a story that included two rather difficult […]

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How to communicate climate change?

Last week, we discussed what the most efficient and proper way could be to write about science and especially climate change. Could local newspapers implement science news even, if they could not pay (or attract) a science journalist? How to represent proportions properly when discussing controversies? How to respond to climate change deniers? Are catchy […]

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Yes and No

Our second photo-assignment challenged me more than the first one: We should ask at least ten people, if we can photograph them. As a result, we should have at least five people saying “No” and five saying “Yes”. In my opinion, this was a very effective rule, because even if we meet a person saying […]

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