by Danielle Cahoon on Friday, May 4th, 2012On Thursday May 3, the senior class of 2012 will begin their month long Senior Projects. The planning process began in late February. Seniors have the option of pursuing an independent project, keeping their classes, or balancing a combination of the two. Despite the common perception of ‘senior spring’ as being a vacation-like period of freedom, many seniors are prepared to use this month as a time to vigorously explore a passion which they will share with the school in a final presentation in early June.
For his senior project, Eric Davis plans to produce a five song mix-tape with fellow senior Greg Blaize. Davis discovered a passion for words—both writing and rapping—at a young age, his biggest inspiration being the legendary Dr. Seuss. As he continued to write poetry as a kid, Davis’s talents evolved from basic written prose to impressive freestyle rap.
For his senior project mix-tape entitled ‘Re:Public’ (regarding the public), Eric will integrate freestyle with various instrumental pieces and collaborations. Greg’s role in the project will be to capture this process on film in a carefully edited documentary following Eric’s journey in pursuing his passion. On Senior Project Day, students can look forward to viewing this film in addition to a live performance of some of the tracks the two produced.
Matt Chen, not yet ready to give up the rigorous academic aspects of his senior year, plans to write and publish an academic journal for his senior project. Chen will channel his knowledge of air travel into a 6000 – 7000 word piece entitled “The Globalization of the International Aviation Industry.” He hopes to submit the final product for publication in ‘The Journal of Aviation Management and Education,’ a collection of original manuscripts concerning logistics of air travel.
As his title reveals, Chen’s investigation will focus on relations between global airlines, especially merger, acquisition, and joint venture cases. Because he has been writing for Airways, an international aviation magazine, since sophomore year, Chen is already very familiar with the professional writing and publication process. However, this will be Chen’s first experience writing for an academic journal.
Matt plans to work primarily on his own, gathering extensive research on campus, at MIT, and at the Boston Public Library. Additionally, he hopes to utilize the editor of Airways Magazine, John Wegg, faculty supervisor Mr. Emmott, Mr. Bean, and a few professors as helpful resources in the process. Chen intends to give others a “deeper understanding of the international aviation world” through his journal’s publication and a short presentation on Senior Project Day.
Henry Arndt, Jonathan Franco, Rob O’Gara and James Wang are working together to create a movie.
Their movie Brotherhood II: Retribution is a sequel to the movie which the Goodwin seniors created last year. It is a tale of love, revenge, and, most importantly, brotherhood. Their project promises entertainment for all.
The cases presented here are but a small sampling of the endeavors seniors will pursue this month. Each senior has undergone an extensive application process, and each passed project should be of interest to the community.
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