Adventure Semester 2015

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Create a Life in Denver – W10D3B by Gabriella

Our adventures lasted for 60 hours in Denver, Colorado. Despite cold winds, long bus rides, and terrible directions, we persevered out into the city to explore. We focused on jobs and authentic cuisine for the first day. While Joel, Micayla, and I were going to a modeling call, Catherine and Jack went to a job interview […]

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Create a life in Denver – W10D3A by Katie M.

Denver. The Big City. Home of the Broncos, and of the highest stadium (and population) in the US. It’s absolutely fascinating. We only have a week, but it’s been jammed full of activities and adventures so far. Our first three days here have been dedicated to a scavenger hunt of sorts. They weren’t items like […]

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Students Challenge Staff – W9D5 by Eric

Today at the UA Adventure Semester the staff were given challenges instead of the students. From this ironic plot twist the size of our everyday lives, spawned a distributed matrix of thought crucibles that casted in wrought iron, the layout of our day. This day looked semi similar to the picture that you will soon […]

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Building a World – W9D2 by Ben

For my individual self-designed challenge, I decided to build a world for a novel, from start to finish. When I set out to do this challenge, I had my ambitions high. I planned to write two worlds and pump out 5 characters. I thought, “It should be no problem, right? I can get something done […]

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Blindfolded for Two Days – W9D2 by Elan

The challenge: be blindfolded for two days, go to a coffee shop and order a hot chocolate, talk to a stranger, buy something at the groceries store, play guitar. My shin is bruised after someone moved a chair into a stupid place and I collide with it. I screamed in annoyance “Who the fuck keeps […]

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NaNoWriMo – W9D2 by Lily G.

For days 1 and 2 of week 9 of the Adventure Semester, our challenges were individual and self-designed. Since this is a program for accomplishing challenges we set for ourselves, I used the opportunity to continue to accomplish something I’ve never done before. This year, I’m participating in NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. The […]

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Planning International Travel – W9D2 by Gabriella

Oaxaca, Mexico or Quetzaltenango, Guatemala…. Oaxaca… Quetzaltenango… Oaxaca… My challenge was creating a Prezi Presentation about my traveling decision between Oaxaca, Mexico and Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. I wanted to do this research because I want to plan my upcoming semester differently. I’ve taken Spanish courses in the past, but haven’t been able to have a cultural experience […]

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Crowdfunding Travel – W9D2 by Joey

For the past few days, the participants have been doing two day self designed challenges. For mine, I decided that I would try and raise money for a recently announced Unschool Adventure trip to Buenos Aires. The cost of the program is $6000, but the total cost of going on the trip is $8000. I started […]

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Slam Poetry – W9D2 by Catherine

Hello, For the past two days I challenged myself to write spoken word poetry. The experience was phenomenal. I feel inspired, motivated, capable, knowledgeable, and empowered. However, that’s not what I want to talk about. I want to tell you about how difficult this was. I set out writing passionate poetry filled with zest, feeling, […]

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How Afford College? – W9D2 by Max C.

My dream school, Reed College, marked an end to a very long college search that I was eager to see finished. The Early Decision deadline was days away, yet I had come to a roadblock. Reed is the most expensive school in the state of Oregon, and affording it would be a challenge. The goal […]

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