"Tide Talk" is the official podcast of the Everett High School English Department. Join us as we bring students and teachers together to talk about books, films, or other texts which explore important issues in contemporary culture.
These are our 5 main goals:
1. Promote literacy and literary engagement for both students and staff.
2. Create a forum for civil, respectful, and open discussion of ideas and opinions.
3. Foster dialogue and exchange of ideas among students and their teachers.
4. Allow for a diverse collection of voices to be heard and listened to on important topics.
5. Share and celebrate some of the work of our students and teachers with the larger community.
1.5A - School Reopening (Part 1 of 3)
Mr. McGowan welcomes Christine from the senior class; Shawn, Andrew, and Melissa from the junior class; Sophia from the sophomore class; and Daniela and Nicole from the freshman class, along with Mrs. Simmons and Mr. Fineran, to talk about the upcoming plans for return to in-person instruction in the Everett Public Schools.
We discuss memories of March 12, 2020, thoughts about the prospect of returning to school buildings, and why the senior class should probably be the first group to come back to school.
This is the first of a three-part series on school reopening featuring this same panel.
Email comments to Mr. McGowan, ELA Department Chair, at email@example.com.
Follow the English Department on Instagram at @ehs_english and the EHS Crimson Times newspaper at @crimson_times or ehscrimsontimes.com.
1.4 Memory, Education, and Family: A discussion of Tara Westover's memoir "Educated"
Mr. McGowan welcomes to the panel Breetika, Samaga, and Ana, along with ELA department faculty Ms. Gould, Ms. Judd, and Mr. Wright, to break down the debut memoir from Tara Westover, "Educated." Westover's book, a true story of her upbringing as part of a survivalist party who didn't trust public schools or doctors, resonated with our students and teachers.
We talk about how emotion shapes your memory, what parts of Tara's journey we can relate to or cannot relate to, and ask the question to what extent does your family influence who you become in life. Meanwhile, Mr. McGowan has a surprise for the panel at the end of the show.
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1.3 Student Journalists and the Everett "Crimson Times"
Mr. McGowan talks with EHS Journalism teacher Mr. Wright and Newspaper Club students Kemilly, David, and Emma, about their experiences as student journalists. We talk about how they got into journalism, memorable stories they have covered, why students should take Journalism or join the Newspaper Club, being featured on Channel 5 news, and seeing your name in print. Kemilly shares the story of her interview with Ms. DiNatale, and Emma talks about interviewing superintendent Priya Tahiliani in her first week on the job, merely days before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic causes the closing of school.
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1.2 "Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try"
Mr. McGowan welcomes back Shawn, Cynthia, and Kiara, who finish the discussion of Ibram X. Kendi's "How to Be an Antiracist" with Ms. Dunn and Mrs. Simmons. The panel discusses their takes on the current state of racial affairs at Everett High School, their own racial awakenings in childhood, their personal action plans for helping to create an antiracist society, and why the Oxford comma can be a barrier to racial understanding.
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Mrs. Simmons: @simm_onyms
Ms. Dunn: @msdunnsreaders
1.1 "How to Be an Antiracist" Part 1
Mr. McGowan welcomes Kiara, Cynthia, Shawn, and Janelle along with English Department faculty Ms. Dunn, Mr. Fineran, and Mrs. Simmons to discuss "How to Be an Antiracist" by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi.
We get into the difference between being "antiracist" and "not racist," how "microaggressions" are actually forms of abuse, and everyone reflects on their own moments of racism from their past.
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Mrs. Simmons: @simm_onyms
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