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On April 25th, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake stuck in Nepal — the country’s worst in 80 years. Nepali Nangsal Lama, an intern during our first year of operation, has shared details about the dire circumstances surrounding her village in the Manaslu region. Due to the high altitude, it is difficult for many NGOs to reach this area. If you’d like to help provide shelter, food, and medical supplies, a fundraising campaign has been set up to directly help the residents of the Manaslu region. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the earthquake.

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Perspectives of Uruguay from all angles

PRESENTED WITH THE OPPORTUNITY to jump the river to a new country, TGS students were asked to find something that interested them in Uruguay over our 26-hour stay. These self-directed projects were to live digitally and able to be shared to the masses (also known as new media).

The pre-IB students found support through their World Literature and Global Studies courses, with additional technical support in the newMedia Lab. Not only were they meant to find a topic that interested them from their in-country observations, but they were asked to dig deeper by conducting research and find the medium that best fit their project.

Research happened in Global Studies class using Questia or other databases, academic journals, or encyclopedias. Their topics ranged from why people are fascinated with sunsets to why there are so few Asians living in Uruguay. In World Literature, the students had been studying–through a variety of works including Borges, Tim O’Brien, Brian Winters, The Odyssey, and Martin Fierro–how people use different media or styles of literature to memorialize and make meaning of their experiences. The students utilized their Uruguay weXplore experience to do just that for their own musings.

All of their works can be found in a THINK Spot tag dashboard, a place on the school’s digital workspace where similar content can be compiled through the use of tags. Click on the image below to be directed toward these student perspectives, presented through many different media.

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