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 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?".
08:00
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.
09:42
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. 
08:16
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.
10:50
November 6, 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.
07:54
October 30, 2019
Our Take : An Introduction
Listen to find out how Our Take came to be and what to expect from this podcast!
02:39
October 21, 2019