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Our Take

Our Take

By Anna Pavkov
Middle schoolers share their take on current affairs. In four short years, these students will become America’s voters. It is time to consider the world through their lenses. In each episode, a few middle school students will explain their thoughts and opinions on relevant cultural and newsworthy topics, giving the audience a glimpse of what it is like to view the world from the perspective of our youngest Generation Z members.
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Our Take on the Astroworld Tragedy
Current 8th graders share their research, thoughts, and opinions on the recent events at Astroworld using the New York Times Article, Before the Astroworld Tragedy, Travis Scott’s ‘Raging’ Made Him a Star
November 18, 2021
Our Take on Artificial Intelligence
Listen to hear what 8th-graders Katie and Karianne think of the benefits vs. risks of AI!
February 12, 2021
Our Take on a Presidential Transition
In this episode, Brian shares what he has learned from reading up on President Biden's intentions as the new President. How will the 46th President of the U.S. differ from his predecessor? What does this all look like through the lens of an 8th grader? Listen to find out!
January 21, 2021
Our Take on the Carnyx and Ancient Celts
A fascinating journey into the carnyx and the musical world of the ancient Celts with Dr. Fraser Hunter, the Principal Curator of Iron Age and Roman Collections at the National Museum of Scotland.
December 03, 2020
Our Take on COVID-era School Schedules
Lilly and Kallie, 8th grade students, share their take on how COVID-19 has impacted their school year after reading the NY Times article, New York City to Close Public Schools Again as Virus Cases Rise.  These students discuss school from hybrid to remote learning, canceling of sports, and more!
November 20, 2020
Meet the Season Two Podcasters!
 Our Take is back! Meet the new podcasters and hear about the exciting and unique topics they will discuss this season.
November 11, 2020
Our Take on Distance Learning
8th-grade students return this week to discuss the distance learning aspect of the Covid-19 pandemic. Listen to hear about the pros and cons of distance learning in middle school.
April 24, 2020
on Social Distancing
From their individual, remote locations, 8th-grade students from Northeast Ohio discuss their take on social distancing measures required for public health during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
April 17, 2020
on Covid 19 Fear & Panic
8th grade students' lives have been turned upside down along with the rest of the world due to the Covid 19 Panic. While we have all settled into remote learning, students still wanted to share their take on the world events around them. How are middle school students responding to the fear and panic?
April 10, 2020
Our Take on the Coronavirus
Returning hosts Zack, Rowan and Chucky discuss the threat of the Coronavirus based on several recent news articles. Listen to hear how middle school students view this issue!
March 04, 2020
Our Take on the Electoral College
Eighth-grade students Abby, Madison, and Evan share their thoughts on the electoral college based on the New York Times article "Why do we have an Electoral College Again?".
February 24, 2020
Our Take on School Start Times
On this episode of Our Take, eighth graders Hailey, Maria, and Ember discuss the article "California becomes first state in the country to push back school start times" by Taryn Luna.  Listen to hear Our Take on the potential benefits and downfalls of later school start times.
November 20, 2019
Our Take on the NBA and China
Eighth graders Austin and AJ discuss the NBA's tweets regarding China's involvement in suppressing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong after reading the article "How one tweet snowballed into the NBA's worst nightmare" by Jordan Valinsky. 
November 19, 2019
Our Take on Tampering with Halloween Candy
Zach, Rowan and Mason share their take on the news article "Man arrested for allegedly handing out razor blades with Halloween candy" by Janelle Griffith (11/1/19) sharing their opinions and questions about why someone might want to mess with the classic Halloween tradition of Trick-or-Treating.
November 06, 2019
Our Take on e-cigarettes & vaping
Ava and Aiden share their thoughts on teens and e-cigarette use after reading the article "If E-Cigs Were Romaine Lettuce, They'd Be Off The Shelf, Vaper's Mom Tells Congress" from by Allison Aubrey.
October 30, 2019
Our Take : An Introduction
Listen to find out how Our Take came to be and what to expect from this podcast!
October 21, 2019