A made up creature from a movie, maybe, or a prototype for the next great invention.
Three-dimensional modeling and sculpting makes these things possible. Ideas become reality.
Mrs. Wendlandt has been teaching here at Heritage for twelve years in the 3D production industry for four years.
“3D is a great career that has been exploding with popularity,” she says. “Anybody can now design, invent or create. It’s no longer limited. It’s a great way to conceptualize and speed up production.” Industries like the entertainment, gaming, Continue reading THE THIRD DIMENSION by Hugo Gonzales →
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Fluorescent lights illuminate the nervous crowd seated below them; the constant beep, beep, beep, from the computers is anything but soothing. Everyone stiffly keeps turned to the front of the room.
They murmur in different languages between themselves: Russian, Spanish, different Asian dialects. All of them clutch large stacks of papers, over-prepared, just in case. The immigration office is not a place you want things to go wrong.
“27,” a curly brown-haired woman from the front desk screams, her bark strangely feminine. An older woman stands up; a younger lady helps her walk to the front. No one smiles, few people whisper among themselves the rest just listen.
“28.” Everyone checks their number. Another gets up to disappear to the front of the room.
A TV softly plays against the wall; a wrinkled piece of paper stuck to it reads “DO NOT TOUCH.” Continue reading TAKE A NUMBER by Hugo Gonzalez →
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Mr. Emmert sent me to detention—my first time ever.
The thought of that stain on my permanent record follows me all the way there.
I don’t know what to expect. Spitballs and chaos. The rioting “bad kids.”
The 2:15 bell rings and I walk into 501, right on time.
One kid sits quietly with his head down. He surfaces sometimes to look out the window.
5 minutes later, another kid comes in. Continue reading FIVE OH ONE by Jeremy Hess →
200 students submitted to the SW Washington art show; only twelve went to the state competition. Leila Stutesman was among them. She has two pottery pieces; required by the show she puts them up for sale, Taking pride in them she comments that “she’s greedy about her pots” because she would rather keep them than sell them.
Leila started pottery her sophomore year and couldn’t get enough and has taken six other pottery classes since. She plans to continue at Clark next year; although, making a career out of pottery is not Leila’s idea of a future job. She does it for fun and her enjoyment of the beautiful pieces she creates. “It makes me feel like I can express myself fully through pottery.”
Not only is she passionate about pottery but also bowling and softball thanks to her father; Ron Stutesman, who has been her mentor and coach ever since she was 7 years old playing T-ball for Evergreen Little League. Continue reading POTTERY, UNCHAINED by Julia Garcia & Amber Poer →
String the beats together. Buildup. Drop the bass.
And there you have: dubstep.
The popularity of dubstep has exploded in recent years, and some have taking to making their own beats at home.
Andrew Dietz, a student at Heritage High specializes in electronic dance music and some of the many forms of dubstep.
He used to be really into heavy metal and rock music, until his cousin showed him some dubstep. And then he was hooked.
He started mixing about two and half years ago.
“It puts me in that feeling that, you know, nobody can bother me, my worries are gone,” Dietz says. “Music really is my passion because I have been interested in music basically my whole life and it’s just something I hope I’ll go forward with.” Continue reading ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC by Jeremy Hess and Amber Poer →
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Beware of the Cheetos®! You probably can’t even pronounce the stuff on the ingredients list: Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Thiamin Monoitrate, Riboflavin, Frolic Acid, Disodium Phosphate, et al.
30 different kinds of ingredients go into making Cheetos, which end up being 4.8% protein, 35.9% carbs, and 59.3% fat. Cheetos are “one of the most marvelously constructed foods on the planet, in terms of pure pleasure,” says food scientist Continue reading I, CHEETO by Nadya Simakov →