Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
the Boston bombings
Podcast Overview: Boston was a powerful place to swallow the impact of the terrorist attacks on April 15, 2013. While some students were in class, the grade 9 students were at the 117th Marathon cheering on the runners for the Alzheimer’s Association but out of harm’s way. On April 19th, the city’s residents were asked to stay indoors while the dramatic hunt for the nation’s most wanted man continued. That afternoon, the grade 9 students came together to have a round table discussion on the unfolding situation, particularly as it related to social media’s use and whether it helped or hindered Boston’s recovery.