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We Are EG is a podcast series produced by the CollabLab at Elk Grove High School, located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The podcast highlights stories from staff, students and community. Through our stories, we learn not only about ourselves but build a community that shares common ideas, values and history.

We Are EG is a podcast series produced by the CollabLab at Elk Grove High School, located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The podcast highlights stories from staff, students and community. Through our stories, we learn not only about ourselves but build a community that shares common ideas, values and history.
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We Are EG is a podcast series produced by the CollabLab at Elk Grove High School, located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The podcast highlights stories from staff, students and community. Through our stories, we learn not only about ourselves but build a community that shares common ideas, values and history.

Twitter:

@WeAreEGPod

Language:

English

Contact:

847-718-4767


Episodes

S1E19 - "A Life Changing Experience. Period."

5/29/2018
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The Japanese Exchange Program has been an essential component of the Elk Grove High School Community for the last three decades. And the program's director, Cliff Darnall, is retiring this year. On this, the final episode of the 2017-18 season of We Are EG, we take a look at the Japanese Exchange Program. For pictures and more information about the Japanese Exchange Program, please visit http://www.weareeg.org. .. .. .. About the music in this episode: Madoka Ogitani provided two tracks:...

Duration:00:25:08

S1E18 Bonus "We believe in Your Neighbor Being Like Your Family"

5/29/2018
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Maram Safi inspired us so much with her story that we decided to capture more of it in a bonus episode. Previously she shared what it was like to navigate life as a young immigrant in a new country. Here, she inspires us with her reflection on her Palestinian culture and the traditions she holds dear. That, along with some words of wisdom for persevering through challenges in life, are included in this bonus episode that we hope you enjoy as well! The music in this podcast was provided by...

Duration:00:12:07

S1E18 "That's Just What I Want To Be When I Grow Up"

5/22/2018
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Maram Safi describes what it was like to move from Palestine to the United States and start school here as a second grader. She reflects on the people and classes along the way that inspired her dreams for the future.

Duration:00:16:15

S1E17 "She Was Such a Fighter!"

5/15/2018
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Alexa Rodheim Cutler touched the lives of students and staff as an English teacher at Elk Grove HS. She sadly passed away from breast cancer at the age of 29, yet her legacy lives on. Here, her last full class of students, now seniors ready to graduate, share their stories. For more information on The Magnolia Tree Foundation and Alexa's life and legacy, visit their website at https://www.themagnoliatreefoundation.org/ While there are many students who were touched by Alexa's life, we want...

Duration:00:11:03

S1E16 "There Are So Many Amazing Things"

5/8/2018
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Senior Oscar Gonzalez is excited about his future career plan that opened up to him through the courses he took as a part of District 214's Career Pathway Program. He reflects on both the academic and extracurricular experiences that made his four years at Elk Grove High School so memorable. Visit our website at www.weareeg.org to learn more about District 214's Career Pathways Program. The music in this podcast was provided by Podington Bear (Creative Commons License)

Duration:00:08:17

S1E15: "Leave Your Legacy Here"

4/24/2018
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Nelson is on a mission to change the community. Upon leaving junior high, he felt a new motivation to increase his engagement in both academics and activities. He progressed so much academically that by his senior year, his schedule consists of seven Advanced Placement classes. Nelson attributes this to the message that was given to him in the first day at EGHS, "Anyone can change". He believes this sentiment wholeheartedly and wants others to know that they can always improve as well. He...

Duration:00:12:29

S1E14 - "Each Student Has a Story and Each Story Should Be Heard"

4/10/2018
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As a little girl who made her own classroom to teach her grandmother and stuffed animals, Jasmine Bautista discovered a passion for teaching others. Challenging times in elementary school might have extinguished her passion were it not for the connection with one special person who helped her believe in herself and follow her dreams. Visit our website at www.weareeg.org to view a picture of Jasmine and that special person. The music in this podcast was provided by: Podington Bear, "Winter...

Duration:00:19:55

S1E13: "I Want To Prove That Their Sacrifice Was Worth It"

3/20/2018
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Abbey was bought here from Mexico when she was just four years old. As the second oldest child, she is the only child in her family not a U.S. citizen. In this episode of "We Are EG," this Elk Grove High School senior discusses the DACA program and the difficulties in trying to apply for college in a world where DACA students face uncertainties. The music in this podcast was provided by Blue Dot Sessions (https://www.sessions.blue)via the Free Music Archive (http://freemusicarchive.org/)....

Duration:00:15:41

S1E12 "Why I'm Still Standing"

3/6/2018
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S1E12 "Why I'm Still Standing" by EG CollabLab

Duration:00:26:33

S1E11: "It's Given Me My Own Voice"

2/19/2018
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Nic Baggetto is the editor-in-chief of the Elk Grove High School newspaper The Guardian. As a senior at Elk Grove High School, he has evolved both personally and as a writer through his experiences. He shares some of his favorite stories that he has written, as well as how much he has learned through this process. He intends to pursue a career in communications to continue his passion for writing and film. Visit our website at http://www.weareeg.org to read some of Nic's work. The music in...

Duration:00:14:21

S1E9 - I've Grown Very Strong Love For This Country"

1/22/2018
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S1E9 - I've Grown Very Strong Love For This Country" by EG CollabLab

Duration:00:10:58

S1E8: "I Just Keep Myself Positive"

1/9/2018
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Elk Grove High School junior Ben Jasutis has been through several hardships in his life. However, he refuses to let anything define him and manages to remain positive despite the difficulties he faces. What better way to start the new year than with a lesson from Ben on how to live life to the fullest. To see the photographs of Ben before and after his surgery, visit http://www.weareeg.org

Duration:00:16:03

S1E7GratitudePodcast1

12/18/2017
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What are the staff and students of Elk Grove High School thankful for? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:28:31

S1E6: "There's No Feeling Like Skateboarding"

11/29/2017
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EG Teacher Matt Snow was at one time a semi-professional skateboarder. At Elk Grove High School, he sponsors the EG Skate Club and serves as a mentor to kids drawn to the sport. On this episode of We Are EG, we talk with Matt and a couple of skateboard kids.

Duration:00:11:09

S1E4: "I Love making Movies"

10/30/2017
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Elk Grove High School senior Ben Jaeger loves making movies. On this episode of "We Are EG," Ben discusses his evolution as a filmmaker, his opinion of violence in movies and how a career in the arts can be rewarding. You can find links to Ben's films and also a short documentary about Ben's current film, Hero, on our website at http://www.weareeg.org.

Duration:00:13:46

S1E2: "Whatever the Dream, You Can Do It Here."

10/2/2017
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Nina came to this country in November of 2016, a refugee from war-torn Syria. In spite of all of the obstacles, she is determined to get an education, go to college and give back.

Duration:00:09:23

S1E1: "You Made Me A Better Teacher"

9/4/2017
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Rita Thompson's life was changed when "Mike" came into the EG Reading center one day. While teaching him to read, she also learned some things about herself. We Are EG is a production of the EG CollabLab.

Duration:00:16:11