Social Justice

Why I am Here at What’s the Story

Why I am Here at What’s the Story

I am here at What’s the Story because I want to work with others who express my same desire to...

#7: Planning for the Future

Over the course of this retreat, I have continually been practicing active listening, group collaboration, and figuring out approaching an...

Appreciation NOT Appropriation – Blog Post #4

#1…The Reason I, Olympia, Decided to join What’s the Story.

I am here because my guidance counselor brought the course to my attention, and I thought it sounded interesting. Social...

Final Post: Change Is Possible

Self-Direction I already knew my topic since I was continuing it and I used the same emotional and statistical points...

#7 How I grew as a leader and a learner

Self-Direction Before starting What’s the Story, I had an idea for what I wanted to research, but I had little...

Final Post: Thank you

What’s the Story? has been ( I will just plainly say it) the most beneficial class I have ever taken....

Reflecting on What I Learned; Expectedly and Unexpectedly

Expected learning   The main attraction I had towards joining the What’s the Story? program was the promise of learning...

March Retreat – A Student’s Perspective

All across the United States, progress has been made to accept people’s differences and provide equal opportunities for all Americans....

March Retreat: A Different Course

What’s the Story is a year-long digital storytelling course. What makes it stand out from a typical course is that it...

March Retreat; What This Process Has Given Me

I first learned about What’s the Story through several friends that had been participating in the program last year. At...

What is “What’s the Story?”

I have now been doing “What’s the Story?” for going on two years, and there are many reason’s that I...

March Retreat: My Brain is a Delicate Ecosystem That’s on Fire.

What’s the Story isn’t just another thing you join and then forget about, skipping meetings and not doing the work....

A Self-fulfilling Prophecy, Otherwise Entitled the Sue Minter Chapter.

So, here we are. The end of filming. The beginning of the next stage of change. We are so grateful...

Productive week

My group met at CVU last week, where Grace and I planned to film the first video of the web-series....

Dec Retreat: An Intro to Technology

Coming into the retreat, I was not sure of what I would learn and the technological aspects of filmmaking. The...

Dec. Retreat; Failing Forward

This past weekend was one full of learning. Although I had to take my SAT’s Saturday morning and leave early...

December Retreat: Excited for the Future

I didn’t accomplish everything I would have liked to over the past four weeks, however I worked with Eva to...

Week 1 Discussion: Supported or Deported

Different Perspectives: Immigrants Understand what they are getting and are… Happy Upset Unnerved Isolated duty-bound Anti immigration People think they...

Nov. Retreat – Large Strides Were Made

This past weekend has been one of the most productive of my time with What’s The Story. We gave our...

#8 equitable treatment of Mexican farmworkers

The change I would like to see is the acceptance and equitable treatment of Mexican farmworkers in our community. I...

#7: There’s still an issue

You probably worry about certain things at school. That important test you forgot to study for, or what the cafeteria...

#7 My Pitch for equality

In Vermont, everything is dairy. You can’t go 10 miles without seeing one of those seemingly never-ending cornfields or the...

#6 Mapping problems migrants face in Vermont

Here is a link to my mind map: Problems For Mexican Migrant Workers This map is used to depict the many...

#5 Vermont’s Invisible Workforce

One of Vermont’s largest issues is its declining population. Last year while I was in Mexico I collaborated with a...

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