http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyCEqpMupIc) and the empowering "no thank you" monologue which I recorded on Day 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OfvfEL-hmw). These two speeches are worth watching (or reading), even independently of the rest of the play, as they display beautifully Cyrano's self-assured flamboyance and panache. I look forward to finishing the movie, though the story only becomes sadder from the part I have reached!
Further pursuing the concept of urbanization, I watched a five-minute video by the World Bank on the same topic. This provides a good framework for the reading I will be doing this week, as well as the experiences I will be having in various metropolises this year. Click the following link to view the short film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AadPntrlb0w&feature=BFa&list=WL4DB6380F40152EA8&lf=mh_lolz.
Lastly, I discussed the college application process with my close friend Henry. We especially focused on the application essay, and reviewed the approach he hopes to take for his composition. I look forward to my interview with Education Pioneers tomorrow morning -- wish me luck!