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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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United States

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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

S2E01: "Soccer is Life"

9/17/2018
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On this, the first episode of Season Two of We Are EG, we discuss how soccer shaped the life and career of Edgar Rivera, one of the Dean of Students at Elk Grove High School. From playing soccer as a small child, to playing in high school and college, to a professional career, we look at how all of this shaped Mr. Rivera's approach to education and discipline. More information can be found at http://www.weareeg.org .. .. Welcome to Season Two of "We Are EG." .. .. The music on this podcast...

Duration:00:14:57

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

S1E10: "Kinda Makes You Believe in Fate"

2/5/2018
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It's February and love is in the air! On this special Valentine's Day episode of We Are EG, Steve and Kristen Lesniak--the #EGLesniaks --tell their story of how they dated, got engaged and married while teachers at Elk Grove High School. Be sure to keep listening after the credits! Visit our website at http://www.weareeg.org to view pictures of Steve and Kristen on the jumbotron at the Chicago Blackhawks game and a couple pictures from their engagement. The music in this podcast was provided...

Duration:00:19:49

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

1/22/2018
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Ryan Selig and Jeremy Readdy are seniors at Elk Grove High School pursuing futures in the military. Ryan is currently enrolled in a Recruit Sustainment Program with the Army National Guard, and Jeremy will graduate EGHS to become an active duty army soldier. In this podcast, Ryan and Jeremy share their reasonings for joining the military, their hopes and fears of their role in the army, and provide advice for those who may be interested in pursuing this future career.

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

S1E7: "Thanks For Changing My Life"

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

S1E5: "You're Not Alone"

11/13/2017
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On this episode of "We Are EG," Luna, a senior at Elk Grove High School, talks about how she overcame many obstacles and now looks forward to a brighter future, which involves college and a career in criminal justice.

Duration:00:11:39

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

S1E3: "Scare Me, But Just A Little Bit"

10/15/2017
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John Bottiglieri retired last year after teaching for 33 years at Elk Grove High School. He comes back to discuss his favorite holiday, Halloween.

Duration:00:16:53

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