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O’Dowd Students Honored at 100 Black Men of the Bay Area Scholarship Gala

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Evan Smith ’20 is the first recipient of the high school award bestowed by 100 Black Men of the Bay Area chapter, and received a $2,500 scholarship at the organization’s gala held on July 24 at Oakland’s Sequoyah Country Club. Read more…

Aliyah Turner ’16 Accepted Into Top Acting Program

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Aliyah Turner ’16 has come a long way since her first acting role – the baby elephant in Jungle Book.

An accomplished dancer and actor, Aliyah was one of only 18 applicants (from a pool of more than 1,000) accepted into the acting program at UCLA’s elite School of Theater, Film & Television. She begins her studies in September. Read more…

Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids

Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.

Design Hub: Call for Materials for Reuse

The Design Hub is a new initiative at O’Dowd that coordinates student-centered design and fabrication ventures throughout the school. The Hub supports collaboration between academic, clubs, the student government, and service activities. As part of the emphasis on sustainability at the school, the Hub plans to utilize reused materials as much as possible. Listed below are some materials that are expected to be needed. Please bring you materials to Dr. Dave Hodul in room 110. View list of requested materials »

O’Dowd Receives Federal Green Ribbon Award

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Julia Galef: Why you think you’re right — even if you’re wrong

Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs — or a scout, spurred by curiosity? Julia Galef examines the motivations behind these two mindsets and how they shape the way we interpret information, interweaved with a compelling history lesson from 19th-century France. When your steadfast opinions are tested, Galef asks: “What do you most yearn for? Do you yearn to defend your own beliefs or do you yearn to see the world as clearly as you possibly can?”

Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness

Writer and designer Graham Hill asks: Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the case for taking up less space, and lays out three rules for editing your life.

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Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids

Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.

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