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Summer 2016
Mario Chandler
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Photo & Video Can Make A Story

Columbia Links student were lucky to have the ability to meet with well known photographer Valerie Goodlow. She has traveled with Obama and gone to Africa multiple times to experience the culture and learn about the people.

Valerie showed Links students a movie she helped produce that was about girls go into gangs and fall into that type of lifestyle. The movie went over issues that Valerie had with her own daughter that caused a separation within the family. Valerie herself was in a…


Posted on August 11, 2016 at 1:58pm

Poetry Is Power

Each and every word that a poet speaks is a part of their heart and soul. This is something that is very evident when watching a poet perform and share their minds with an audience. While attending a weekly event called Wordplay at the Young Chicago Authors studio I was able to listen and watch multiple performances and experience how amazing the event is.

Watching the open mic performances was captivating and completely mystifying. Poet after…


Posted on August 11, 2016 at 12:30pm

What is your beautiful?

Every single individual on this earth has a different idea of what beauty means and what it consist of. But where does this idea of beauty come from? After visiting the Field Museum I was reminded of the fact that traits of personality and desire are a result of the community and environment that one is in. Since that is the truth then can anyone really be called beautiful overall? What is beautiful for you may not be beautiful for me. I may enjoy tattoos and piercings while you prefer a…


Posted on August 9, 2016 at 6:00pm

Cultural Immersion in Pilsen

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” said Political Leader Marcus Garvey. Pilsen is a large tree with expanding branches and deep roots in multiple cultures that have helped it become the massive cultural mix that it is today. Pilsen originally was occupied by early europeans then shifted to be predominantly filled with Latinos. Now Pilsen stands as one of the largest Mexican-American communities in…


Posted on July 31, 2016 at 10:39am

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At 2:57pm on July 13, 2016,
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Tatiana Newell

Loving the new profile. It is very well done!!!!!!

At 2:33pm on July 13, 2016,
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