Paideia Teens Create Interactive Civil Rights Tour

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Education, Race/Ethnicity, Travel
Written By: Paideia School Eighth Grade Class
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Eighth graders from Jennifer Swift’s class at The Paideia School created an interactive map based on the Civil Rights Tour they took in February. While their photos and recollections from each stop are included below, for the complete experience of the trip enjoy the interactive Civil Rights Tour Map here.     On Feb, 14-15, our eighth-grade class went on a […]

A Talk with a First-Generation Valedictorian

  |  Topic: Education, Family, Grad Countdown, School
Written By: Jahleelah Shaheed
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Riven Mendoza, 17-year-old valedictorian of the Class of 2017 at Creekside High School, is a first-generation citizen whose parents immigrated from Mexico Riven sat down with VOX to discuss the realities of being a first-generation citizen and a Mexican valedictorian at a predominately black school.

A Year in Japan: My Study Abroad Experience

  |  Topic: Culture, Education, Grad Countdown, International, Travel
Written By: Jasmine Carruth
I am with friends Miku and Mizuki, right to left, in Harajuku, a major city in Tokyo, to celebrate my birthday at the Kawaii Monster Cafe. We shared several colorful foods and drinks, including an extremely cute birthday cake that said “Happy Birthday” and “Jasmine” in katakana.

Even though studying abroad can seem out of reach, giving yourself the chance to experience a new culture allows you to understand your own from an outside perspective, develop unforgettable friendships, and overcome apprehension toward financial constraints. I ultimately decided to go for it.