Monthly Archives: September 2017



September 29, 2017

Rachel Harry – life lessons through theater and following one’s passion

Out of the glitz and glamour of Broadway came an announcement last June that was both heartwarming and local. Rachel Harry, a drama teacher at Hood River Valley High School, had received the Tony Award for Excellence in Theater Education. … Continue reading


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September 26, 2017

Jefferson Smith shares his thoughts on ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’

Jefferson Smith has done many interesting things over the course of his career. Among them, he founded The Bus Project in 2001, which has since grown into a national alliance that inspires young people to engage in our democracy. He … Continue reading


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September 22, 2017

A Brand-New Venue

This year TEDxMtHood moves to the newly constructed theater at Roosevelt High School in north Portland. The event, with the theme of “Alchemy,” won’t be the first, but will be the largest to date. TEDx is all about “ideas worth … Continue reading


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September 18, 2017

Vulnerability, Honesty, and Strength: Bri Pruett Finds Her Voice Through Stand-up Comedy

In 2010, Bri Pruett stepped up to a grimy microphone in old town Portland to perform stand-up comedy for the first time. She had been a theater, improv and sketch comedy performer all her life, but on March 8th, she … Continue reading


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September 11, 2017

The Balance That Is What Is In My Art

My name is Luz Elena Mendoza And the question of Identity has been on my heart. I am an extention of my mother, my father, my brother, my ancestors, my friends, my community I am what I have consumed and … Continue reading


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September 06, 2017

Damien Fair: Embracing Diverse Paths of Brain Development to Understand Mental Disorders

Stepping into a neuroimaging laboratory can seem like an intimidating venture. You might expect to see a series of sterile, gray benchtops with men in white lab coats hovering over something science-y. However, as the door closes behind you, the … Continue reading


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