Tag Archives: Student

Bridge (Jack & Vince)

This class will be pretty self-explanatory. We will convene once a week to play the wonderful game of Bridge. Please have a basic understanding of the game — knowing some conventions may be useful, but we will use flowcharts to remind ourselves.

Soccer in the Gym (Olivia & Bryce)

Get your game on in the gym. Maximum 14 students.

An Evening with Eli (Bailey)

Continuing from last term, new members by permission only.

Bucket of Jam

Continuing from last term, new members by permission only.

Volleyball (Olivia & Shane)

We’re all getting pretty good these days, don’t you think?

Machine Learning Study Group (Vince & Jack)

This class will take the form of a study group more than a facilitated class. For homework, we will watch videos from one of these courses. When we meet in class we will either continue to watch/discuss the videos or work on machine learning problems as a group. We are in no way experts in this field, so most of the problem solving/instruction in this class will come from the online course.

Python is the preferred program language of machine learning. The course we will be following is solely in Python. Additionally, understanding machine learning inherently requires some mathematical and algebraic proficiency. If you feel comfortable doing Algebra I, you know probably know enough to get by.

If you are unsure if you meet these prerequisites, please inquire to either of us.

Pro Wrestling (Ian)

NOTE: This is a second term of Professional Wrestling: The Class. You don’t have to have been a member of last term’s class in order to join and you don’t have to sticker it if you did last term.

 

Professional wrestling is an artform. Yeah, I know.

 

In this class, we will investigate the history and the unique storytelling potential of the medium of professional wrestling, long thought of by the consensus of television and art critics as nothing more than a bloodsport for meatheads. From high flying maneuvers to careful, methodical rest holds, a match in a repurposed boxing ring can make a story all but unknowable to the untrained eye.

 

I’m here to teach it. I’ve been watching wrestling since a young age. I went to New Orleans so I could watch Wrestlemania and witness the re-debut of Aberdeen’s own Daniel Bryan, after meeting him and getting him to sign his book. My brother used to work for WWE and got me in whenever WWE was in town. I am dedicated to teaching you the best thing ever, which is wrestling.

 

In PW:TC, which our official acronym is, we’ll be learning about the terminology of wrestling, the ins-and-out of a pro wrestling match, the wildest wrestling moves, and, most importantly, the stories told inside and outside the ring. While wrestling can be crude, violent, and dangerous, there is no doubt that when wrestling is good, it’s really dang good. Of course, when it sucks, it sucks bad, but that’s half the fun. Here, there is one rule and one rule only: Wrestling is real.

 

I invite you to join me on this quest through the mythos of professional wrestling, whether you’re a diehard fan, someone interested in the athleticism or story, or simply want to watch some people bodyslam each other. This class has something for everyone.

NOTE: Professional wrestling has its litany of bloody moments and the occasional swearing. While I’ll try to keep this stuff to a minimum and only when necessary to teach about pro wrestling, it’s going to be pretty hard for me to remove it completely. Therefore, this class has been pitched as mature themes.

Nihon (Red)

Japan, land of the rising sun!!! A beautiful place with so much history, tradition, and culture. In this class, you will learn about Japan in a whole new way.  Lessons will be fun and interactive with an emphasis on both traditional and pop culture. You also will have the chance at hands-on activities as well as learning the language in a unique way.

 

Required texts/materials: Pencil, Notebook, Device (Laptop, Ipad) Students will be responsible for obtaining their own texts/materials. Materials should be procured by: