Category Archives: Fall 2020

Caroline Thompson

By Ian G. Howerton

Caroline Thompson graduated college intending to go into writing novels, but when her novel was brought up to be adapted into a feature film, she was asked to write a screenplay and discovered a secret love of them. She went on to write many famous screenplays, including Edward Scissorhands, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

My report can be found here.

F20-P3-Roadtrip Nation Report

Zaria Forman: Illuminating Climate Change Through Art

By:Darlene Waters

For this report, I chose Zaria Forman. She is an Artist and Climate Change Activist. I decided to write about her because this is an issue I have been increasingly interested in. And what could I possibly do about it to help out? Though she does paintings with pastels and I lean more towards photography, I was drawn to her experiences of traveling and seeing the world as it is and what things are changing in nature and puts in a form from her perspective. She is expressing our need to heed the warnings. Her career started when she was very young traveling the globe with her mother but, ultimately her trip to Greenland and seeing the damage. It got her moving in this direction of getting the word out about Climate Change with her larger-than-life pieces of artwork. She shows the beauty of what we have, and it’s something we do not want to lose.

Here is a link to my report:

RoadTrip Nation

Pete Denman is a UX Designer at Intel.

He had difficulties at school because of dyslexia.

At age 20, he broke his neck and became paralyzed for the rest of his life.

A couple of years later, Pete started college with an art history class, using help from people who read and write for him because he couldn’t move his hands. He didn’t tell anyone in college he has dyslexia. His success with the first test inspired him, and Pete accomplished a degree in graphic design.

He applied for a job at Intel as a designer.

One of his biggest projects was redesigning the user interface for Stephen Hawkings’ computer that he used to speak.


By: Lyu Gremli

P-3 RTN Blog Post By: Daniel Parrish

For my report, I thought Craig Robinson would be a good selection. Craig Robinson is an actor, comedian, and former music teacher. I have been watching TV shows and movies with Craig before the age of 10. I have known that I wanted to go into the film industry before I knew how to multiply. Robinson likes to spread himself between interests and careers which I can relate to.

Craig started out as a music teacher after he finished college and quickly moved to comedy and acting, where he won a comedy festival and gained other kinds of recognition for his stand-up and comedy.

P3 RoadTrip Nation

My road in life took a while to figure out.

I was raised in an old-fashioned way—my parents didn’t put a lot of pressure on me to figure out what I was going to do for a career because it was assumed I would just get married and have kids.

After graduating from high school, I didn’t have any guidance on what to do next, so I took a gap year to figure it out.

Attended community college at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, California—I was originally a nutrition major, but in my second year I changed my major to fine arts.

I was introduced to graphic design after taking a design and composition class and I realized that was the subject that I was truly interested in.

Transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where I earned my bachelor’s degree in graphic design and computer graphics.

After graduating from UCLA, I decided to take a web design course at the ArtCenter College of Design and get involved in the technological side of design.

I worked as a web designer for various companies before getting the opportunity to become a co-founder and art director for a fashion apparel company.

I now run my own brand design and marketing company, in addition to being the creative arts director for the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center.


I loved this assignment. Once I started looking through career choices I felt more motivated then ever to stay focused on School and Art.

RTN-Coleman Landon

Eli Quinters is a tattoo artist based in New York. He started tattooing in college and two years later was professional. He is a very inspiring artist and he intrigued me with quotes such as, “There’s nothing that’s permanent, I’ve realized that.”, and “so many of your decisions are based on your environment…so as soon as that changes, you can’t help but change too.”.

The link to my report.

The P-3 RTN Blog Post. Geschrieben von Alex Starke

On the outskirts of Vienna

For my report, I selected the video editor and animator, Peter Szijarto. Like Peter, I was always drawn to film since I was a youngster, long, long ago. He worked a wide variety of jobs before finding his passion, which I can also identify with. Below is a screenshot that shows him and his milestones.

I am now working in the direction of video and video editing and I am having great fun doing so.

Riddle Me This

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One sheet, two-sheet, three sheets or four…some use less and some use more. What am I?
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What has arms and legs, but no head?
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What can’t be burned in a fire nor drowned in water?
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I have a big mouth and I’m quite a load. I’m not gossip, but I get involved in everyone’s dirty business. What am I?
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Stepping out? Wear me first! I’ll protect your feet from the worst.
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Tall and strong, I stay outside. The sun, the rain, they’re by my side. I give birds homes and help you breathe. I even give you fruit to eat.
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Here I come and there I go. I move really fast, anywhere I go. That’s why you take me when you’re in a hurry. When I zoom by, I might look blurry.
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Kick up your feet, if you will. I’ll keep you company through Netflix and chill. Though you might not notice, I’m always here, to hold your zines, your snacks, and beer.
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You say we’re pals, that we’re best friends. But only until the morning ends. You say I give you fuel for the day. And when we’re done, you’re gone away. 
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Don’t frown at me, I made it clear. Won’t make a difference if you’re near. Just stand in front and I’ll show you exactly how the world will know you.