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This is the official website for Project '79, the college preparatory alternative at Westfield High School. We've chosen to use Tumblr and various other interactive social networks in order to reinforce our mission to challenge and engage our students in ways relevant to their lives.

~ Friday, July 11 ~
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Some good conversations happening around body image and beauty madness. Check out the Huffington Post link below: 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/08/stop-the-beauty-madness_n_5566885.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

Some good conversations happening around body image and beauty madness. Check out the Huffington Post link below: 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/08/stop-the-beauty-madness_n_5566885.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

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~ Thursday, July 10 ~
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#tbt Some of our French #p79 boosters rocked the chapeaux that have been trending in Paris since late winter. Sylvie, Magali and Fred indicated that berets may be out permanently. They also claimed that black and red are the new black. Is the p79 knit cap too hot for Parisians in summer? Nous verrons, mes amis. Nous verrons. 

#tbt Some of our French #p79 boosters rocked the chapeaux that have been trending in Paris since late winter. Sylvie, Magali and Fred indicated that berets may be out permanently. They also claimed that black and red are the new black. Is the p79 knit cap too hot for Parisians in summer? Nous verrons, mes amis. Nous verrons. 

Tags: p79 beret paris style paris fashion week paris
~ Monday, July 7 ~
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Brooklyn attorney and weekend supermodel Robert E. Lee loves his p79 gear. It may not win you the unconditional affection of an Airedale terrier—but it can’t hurt!

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~ Sunday, June 29 ~
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Graduate Dilan Andrade prepared this video entitled “Lost in Uruguay” as part of his senior project in which he reconnected with the country of his birth: http://youtu.be/FgVizqU3qGg

Graduate Dilan Andrade prepared this video entitled “Lost in Uruguay” as part of his senior project in which he reconnected with the country of his birth: http://youtu.be/FgVizqU3qGg


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~ Tuesday, June 17 ~
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For her senior project, Noelle tried her hand at spray paint art inspired by Joshua Moonshine. She’s been real good at cutting video for a long time, so you’ll certainly enjoy this document of her process …
http://youtu.be/CGMLHE9ytzU

For her senior project, Noelle tried her hand at spray paint art inspired by Joshua Moonshine. She’s been real good at cutting video for a long time, so you’ll certainly enjoy this document of her process …

http://youtu.be/CGMLHE9ytzU

Tags: joshua moonshine spray paint art p79 moon stars sky
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~ Saturday, June 14 ~
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Brad G.’s senior project video condenses 88 hours of footage to just over 8 minutes. His adventures refining long board and scooter techniques is well worth your time! http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3juofNLsLr0
Brad G.’s senior project video condenses 88 hours of footage to just over 8 minutes. His adventures refining long board and scooter techniques is well worth your time! 

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3juofNLsLr0
Tags: scooter skating long board p79
~ Thursday, June 12 ~
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"Daydreams" by p79 senior Nick Sammartino is the last of 5 Scored Animated Stories (SAS), the newest collaborative art experiment from p79. Sammartino explains what some daydreamers are really up to …

About SAS: Under the direction of p79 Artist in Residence Roy Chambers, students from his Graphic Design 2 classes selected and animated original narratives by p79 students. The stories were scored by musicians in Ray Wojcik’s Writing and Arranging classes. This experiment was inspired by poet Shane Koyczan’s “To This Day” project. 

Tags: daydream p79 Shane Koyczan wonder
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~ Wednesday, June 11 ~
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"Infinite Novels" by p79 junior Morgan Sandiford is the 4th of 5 Scored Animated Stories (SAS), the newest collaborative art experiment from p79. Sandiford recognizes that she contains multitudes: she can, so she does. 

About SAS: Under the direction of p79 Artist in Residence Roy Chambers, students from his Graphic Design 2 classes selected and animated original narratives by p79 students. The stories were scored by musicians in Ray Wojcik’s Writing and Arranging classes. This experiment was inspired by poet Shane Koyczan’s “To This Day” project. 

Tags: possibility author authorship p79 Shane Koyczan
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~ Tuesday, June 10 ~
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"Masks" by p79 freshman Esther Nam is the 3rd of 5 Scored Animated Stories (SAS), the newest collaborative art experiment from p79. Nam takes an unusual look under masks we wear each day.

About SAS: Under the direction of p79 Artist in Residence Roy Chambers, students from his Graphic Design 2 classes selected and animated original narratives by p79 students. The stories were scored by musicians in Ray Wojcik’s Writing and Arranging classes. This experiment was inspired by poet Shane Koyczan’s “To This Day” project. 

Tags: masks p79 Shane Koyczan
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~ Monday, June 9 ~
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"Red Shoes" by p79 junior Catherine Frey is the 2nd of 5 Scored Animated Stories (SAS), the newest collaborative art experiment from p79. Frey presents a tale of bullying and triumph. 

About SAS: Under the direction of p79 Artist in Residence Roy Chambers, students from his Graphic Design 2 classes selected and animated original narratives by p79 students. The stories were scored by musicians in Ray Wojcik’s Writing and Arranging classes. This experiment was inspired by poet Shane Koyczan’s “To This Day” project. 

Tags: bullying p79 Shane Koyczan
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