3 results for month: 10/2013


Bucket List

Recently, we were discussing the definition of 'bucket list'... one student said, "it's the things you want to do before you die."  True.  But It is also the list of things I want to accomplish while I am living.  For me, being a few years older, there is a subtle, but ominous, difference. I spent a few days in Washington DC at the Advanc-Ed National Summit.  It is the organization that accredits ATA CP.  During that time, I crossed off a few bucket list items.  In awe, I visited every national monument in DC; I stood before our great documents in the National Archives; I sat in wonder as I contemplated great thinkers and the Great Architects ...

Chinese Historical Figure Story Project

From ATA College Prep Chinese Instructor Zhu Wang During the month of October, Chinese students did a story project on Chinese historical figures.  Each student read one story in Chinese, researched the historical figure, translated the story into English, rewrote the story in Chinese and then presented it to the class both in English and Chinese. There are three stories in total.  One is about how Confucius and his students solved a trick problem by learning from a young girl. The moral of this story is that everyone has strength and one should be open to learning from people and surroundings. Another story is about why a ...

Former Grad Update from Notre Dame

from Josh Hagar, ATA CP 2012, ND 2016 Hello from South Bend, Indiana! Life here at Notre Dame has been amazing. I am so happy to be on fall break to have the time to relax, recuperate a bit, and give you all an update on how these last couple months have been. I learned very quickly that life at ND is very busy, and free time as an athlete is rare, or non-existent all together. My schedule consists of classes from 8:30 or 9 (depending on the day) to noon, practice and fitness in the afternoon from about 3 to 7, and studying until I cannot stay awake any longer. One thing you learn quickly here as a student is that going to class and completing ...