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Photo of the Week – January 12

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Emily Early
Dedicating his full attention, senior Brandon Paul competes his way to become the first place winner of the Ceramics Olympics using mini hands. Every year, the advanced ceramics class holds this competition in place of the final as a fun activity. “This year, [ceramics teacher Ashley] Drissel got two of these mini potters’ wheels and decided to make this year’s events challenging. We used a mini hand on the mini wheel, which meant you didn’t actually have much of any control over what you’re doing,” Paul said. “The best technique would have to be trying to pull back some of the individual rubber fingers to have more control over the clay as you form it into something that it doesn’t want to be. It was a very strange experience, but I won, so I think I pulled through in the end.”
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Dana Zafarani, Photo of the Week Editor
Pronouns: she/her Grade: 12 Years on staff: 3 What is your favorite piece of literature? My favorite piece of literature is poetry. I love how poetry opens the door for me to be as creative as I want with words. Who is your hero? My family and the group of supporters that surround me. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? It would most likely be a traditional persian food. I just can't get enough of it!
Emily Early, Editor-in-Chief
Pronouns: she/her Grade: 12 Years on staff: 4 What is your favorite piece of literature? "Turtles all the way down" by John Green. Who is your hero? My parents, always. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Realistically, avocado toast, but I really want to say blueberries.
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