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Wilkinsburg TIGERs Summer Program: Commercials

July 27, 2015 – 1:58 pm
IMG_0713 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 Summer Program: Haikus + Singing

July 7, 2015 – 3:15 pm
IMG_0507 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 – “Strange Day” Quick Story

May 15, 2015 – 1:22 pm
IMG_7799 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!

Wilkinsburg After School: Balderdash

March 31, 2015 – 2:18 pm
IMG_7679_Web 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.

Wilkinsburg After School: Three Things About Me

February 24, 2015 – 3:45 pm
IMG_7623_Web 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.

Wilkinsburg After School: Microphone Building

February 17, 2015 – 4:41 pm
IMG_0294_Web 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.

Wilkinsburg After School: Haiku Poems

February 3, 2015 – 11:59 am
IMG_7431_Web 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.

Wilkinsburg After School: Basketball Game Shooting

January 22, 2015 – 1:44 pm
IMG_6330_Web Students discuss the high school basketball game at Wilkinsburg against Propel Andrew Street High School of Munhall.

Wilkinsburg After School: Radio Show

January 15, 2015 – 11:50 am
IMG_6328_Web Students have radio talk about the past events on terrorism in Paris and about Sony making a movie about North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un.

Wilkinsburg After School: Police Brutality/Why We Are Scared of The Police

December 16, 2014 – 4:02 pm
IMG_6149_Web Students get into a deep conversation when talking about some events that happened over a couple weeks ago. They also talk on why they are scared of the police.