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C-Day: A Day for New Experiences

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By Caroline Frey |

Friday, January 6th was a special day for all IA East students.The day began as usual, but school already ended at 11 am for the underclassmen. For the next half an hour, they took part in numerous activities that the teachers had organized. The events were all based on the CAS idea of creativity, activity and service. The students could learn how to play rugby, dance salsa or cook southern dishes with friends. Many learned interesting facts and were able to  expand their creative side, while others got more engaged in working together as a team.

After a lunch break, there was a passport meeting with the assigned teachers and group members.This time the meeting focused on ethnic diversity, which is a widespread topic in the Troy school area. The students discussed the problems that exist with ethnic diversity, how it affects our school and community, and what we can do to improve the situation.

The underclassmen also had the possibility to watch the performance of “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” by the senior Literature and Performance class. It consisted of only two minute scenes but the acting was outstandingly realistic, just like the preview of “39 steps”, a thriller originally by Alfred Hitchcock. With a lot of drama, deaths and extremely entertaining characters, this theatre piece is definitely worth seeing. The whole play will take place on January 25th in the cafeteria for anyone who wants to come.

The last part of the C-Day was the student’s choice activities. Some of the activities included the yoga session in the gym where more than 150 students took part in difficult but relaxing exercises.

The Empty Bowls project was also a major success. Over 100 bowls were wedged and created in order to raise awareness and help fight hunger in Michigan. IA East will host a lunch next month, where the bowls can be bought and you can donate money. Overall, the C-Day was a successful event for students and it’s something to look forward to next year.

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