Archer students participated in the annual Honors Humanities Symposium on Wed. May 18.
At the end of each school year, the Honor Humanities students and the Independent Study students come together to present their work in the Honors Humanities Symposium.
English Department Chair Brian Wogensen, who oversaw the Symposium, said, “The purpose of this symposium is to give an authentic audience where [students] can demonstrate the learning and research that they have done.”
Students presented from the Postmodern Los Angeles class, Literature of Fantasy and Fairytale class, Novels to Film class, Intro to Women’s Studies class and Independent Study concentrations.
Wogensen said, “Too often, students write and do good work and it’s in a bubble — it’s handed into a teacher and the teacher is the only audience.”
“[The Symposium] is a chance for them to share with their peers to be able see [their] work so that an interchange can happen, allowing other students to pose questions, creating a real dialogue,” Wogensen said.
Senior Cece Bobbit ’15 offered her view on the American Dream in her presentation, “The Streets are Not Paved with Gold.”
Bobbit said, “I think it’s a really great encapsulation of the Archer experience and a really great way to end the year.”