From 10/31/2015: Shawn Stubbs (16) and Kevin Blackwell (15) of Wilkinsburg on music, poetry, and artistic expression.
Wilkinsburg TIGERs summer campers are all about business. Upon choosing their line of work, each group drafted and recorded commercial advertisements. Business endeavors range from video game and shoe sales to an old fashioned ice cream parlor and even an on-call gas leak specialist. Check out these young entrepreneurs as they showcase their marketing savvy.
Wilkinsburg TIGERs have a knack for writing and performing. Hear some original haiku poems as well as an a capella tune from the camp's resident songstress, Ajarah.
Wilkinsburg after school students let their imaginations run wild in this group story about an exceptionally strange day. Each student added their own piece to the narrative which included everything from farm animals & tornadoes to fancy cars & martians. Listen and enjoy!
Balderdash! Students were each given a made-up word and used their imaginations to come up with an original definition. See what they came up with and how they used these imaginary words in a sentence.
The Youth Media Advocacy Project (YMAP) has lead to the formation of the Wilkinsburg High School Student Union. Their mission is to promote a positive learning environment and generate opportunities for their fellow students.
Students wrote and recorded three things about them and recorded a quick story about what would they do if they got left at the shopping mall all alone.
Students at Wilkinsburg after school program learned about the inside parts of a microphone and how it all works together. Building the microphones out of household materials using just two magnets, a length of copper wire, three washers, a nut, a bolt, plastic straw and cup. Then, after sanding off an insulating coating on their makeshift leads, they were able to test their finished DIY mics by connecting them to a mixer and speakers using alligator clips.
The Youth Media Advocacy project teaches local high school students how to use the media to gain a voice in the community, and helps them hone ideas for advocacy campaigns that will aid their schools and communities. Students from Wilkinsburg High School, Pittsburgh Obama and Pittsburgh Brashear return to classrooms after Winter break to discuss education issues and set goals for 2015.
Students wrote in haiku poem format. It consists of three lines with the first and last line having 5 moras, and the middle line having 7. A mora is a sound unit, much like a syllable, but is not identical to it.