Brent Mix

Experiencing Visual Rhetoric at the Living Memorial in Marquette Park

By Brent Mix / November 2, 2020

Juniors in the Rhetoric class have been pursuing the guiding question, How does rhetoric inspire and mobilize?. Specifically, students are asked to consider how original artwork can speak out on…

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Investigating the Language of Resistance with Ugo Okere

By Brent Mix / October 22, 2020

I first became aware of Ugo Okere when he was a candidate for Alderman in my Ward, the 40th. In the fall of 2018, Ugo ran as a very young (22)…

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Exploring the Journey of Coffee with Metropolis Coffee

By Brent Mix / May 11, 2020

For the past two years, students in the Food For Thought class have visited the Metropolis Coffee Company’s roastery to learn about the life of the Coffee plant. They’ve toured…

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Examining Policy with Connie Jordan

By Brent Mix / April 20, 2020

Juniors are taking a course called Policy. The first Unit, called “Legislate,” investigates the ways that policy happens through legislative bodies. For the most part, our curriculum focuses on the…

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Getting Physical and Philosophical with Jason Bender

By Brent Mix / March 13, 2020

Students in Who Am I? journeyed up to Andersonville’s Cheetah Gym to take an introductory jiu-jitsu class with Jason Bender of Bender Fitness. While the study of martial arts might seem miles…

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Philosophizing in the Modern World at New Acropolis

By Brent Mix / February 15, 2020

At GCE, our mission of connecting our studies to real-world situations and activities with a global focus finds quite a bit of overlap with New Acropolis, who define their work…

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Meeting Human Needs at Lincoln Park Community Service

By Brent Mix / September 15, 2019

Unit I of SDGs & You is entitled Access, and it asks students to investigate the first, second, and fourth Sustainable Development Goals: No Poverty, No Hunger, and Quality Education (respectively).…

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Experiencing Visual Rhetoric at the Living Memorial in Marquette Park

By Brent Mix / September 30, 2018

Juniors in the Rhetoric class met with Alia Bilal from Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Living Memorial in Marquette Park. Students have been…

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Mastering Rhetoric with Troy LaRaviere

By Brent Mix / September 25, 2018

I first became interested in the work and activism of Troy LaRaviere from hearing and reading news reports (mostly on WBEZ and the Reader) about his refusal to implement educational…

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Attending to Human Needs @ Lincoln Park Community Shelter

By Brent Mix / September 20, 2018

Unit I of SDGs & You is entitled Access, and it asks students to investigate the first, second, and fourth Sustainable Development Goals: No Poverty, No Hunger, and Quality Education…

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