Welcome New Bullseye Leadership!

Dear EAB Community, 

It is my pleasure to officially announce the turnover in Bullseye leadership for 2020! 

Cecilia Nakao (‘21) – Co-Editor

Lucy Landry (‘21) – Co-Editor

Kristine Bakker (‘21) – Communications Director

Fernanda Ferreira (‘21) – Creative Director

The new team is a strong, diverse group of people that we are confident will take Bullseye in a new, innovative direction. A new change this year, is that we decided to have two Co-Editors, as we feel that being Editor is a large responsibility, and that the newspaper should have as much support as possible. We believe that, although Cecilia and Lucy are very different, they both have valuable characteristics that will balance each other out and compliment each other nicely.

We have high hopes for the club’s future and what the new leadership will accomplish. We also want to thank you – the readers – for your constant support of our newspaper, and hope you will continue to read and enjoy our material in the coming years. 

Here’s to a great new year, and the successful continuation of one of EAB’s oldest organizations!

– Emma Holm-Olsen. Bullseye Editor, 2019.

Upcoming Club at EAB: Medlife

By Lucy Landry

IMG_5746A new and promising club has begun at the Americna School of Brasilia: Medlife. The Medlife chapter at EAB is fighting for healthcare and education access to disadvantaged communities throughout South America. Medlife, short for Medicine Education Development for Low Income Families Everywhere, envisions a world without poverty from local to international outreach.

Representatives on EAB’s Medlife Executive Board said that through this organization, students are “raising awareness about mental and physical health topics, promoting local primary care, and participating in projects to aid local communities and international communities.” They also point out that this club informs students about global issues concerning healthcare that are often overlooked by larger society.

EAB’s chapter of Medlife is the first one to be established in Brazil and is headed by founder and president Carolina Santana Morvan. The club will be organizing both a service-learning trip and a project concerning dentistry access this school year and will be traveling to Peru to volunteer at a mobile clinic to assist poorer communities.

“We listen, we give, and we care”

“We listen, we give, and we care” is the motto of this organization, and is extremely evident in the amount of care they are putting into the developing world.

Students who wish to be part of Medlife and its mission to create a world without poverty can join the group’s Monday meetings in room US27 during the second half of lunch. The chapter encourages students to aid them in their quest to provide Medicine Education Development for Low Income Families Everywhere and forge a world where medical aid is available to all.

 

Club Spotlight: EAB Goes Green!

By Emma Holm-Olsen

 

I’m sure you’ve all heard about EAB Goes Green (EGG) at some point or another, but do any of you actually know what EGG has been doing, and plans to do? My guess is no, or at least not entirely. In any case, as a new member of EGG, I wanted to use Bullseye’s platform to educate our community about all of the fascinating and important initiatives the club is doing. Recently, the club and some other students and staff that were interested, took a trip to Sitio Geranium, a sustainable farm dedicated to saving energy and resources, and developing new techniques and inventions to ensure future sustainability and environmental conservation.

(Photos below courtesy of EAB Goes Green)

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The farm advertises itself as an “open-air classroom with the purpose of environmental education” (Sitio Geranium). The visit was not only fun, but it was really inspiring to see how a small farm in the outskirts of Brasilia is doing so much to preserve the resources we have, as well as educating students and other visitors about how we as regular citizens can incorporate some of the same practices into our daily lives. From organic composting to green houses, the farm essentially had around 95% sustainability across the facility, an incredible feat for a institution, and a business no less, in this day and age. The club is actively trying to incorporate some of these ideas into initiatives at our school, including possibly an annual Environmental Day at EAB and even our very own composting area. Now you’re probably thinking, “Ok this is good and all, but how much of an effect are all of these things going to have on the students’ actions and opinions about the environment?” And you’re completely right. Which is why the club has also been advocating to change the very things our students are taught at a young age. Eighth grader Karina Fiskum is working on a project to add an Environmental Sustainability unit into the Middle School science curriculum. As a required course, we hope that this unit will not only educate students about the environment, but also inspire them to get involved more personally and work to make our community even better.

As you can see from all of these projects, EAB Goes Green is not simply an “eco-club” that goes around yelling at people for not recycling their plastic properly (although we may do that sometimes too). EGG is a club dedicated to changing the very values of our community and the views of our students and staff regarding one of the most pressing issues of our generation.

 

*If you’re interested in joining EGG (we’re always looking for new members!), or even just in finding out more about our club, feel free to visit our Instagram page, or contact our leadership team directly at eab202004788@eabdf.br and eab202004840@eabdf.br.

 

 

 

TEDXYouth@EAB 2019 Highlights

TEDx at EAB

EAB’s Ideas Worth Spreading

By Sophie Kane

TED began as a conference in my hometown of Monterey, California in our local conference center. Today it’s a world renowned organization, its speakers cover more than just technology, entertainment, and design, and its ideas have spread much farther than the Monterey Conference Center. EAB is now a three-time host of TEDx, an event that supports the voices of students, teachers, and faculty. This year the event was put on by 12th graders Yasmin Abbas, Ofri Tagner, and Ryan Sayah complete with live music performance and an exploration area with activities such as folding Japanese origami cranes (折鶴, orizuru). Topics of the talks ranged from mental health to choosing a career path to freedom of speech to racial identity, with the audience consisting of both members and non-members of the EAB community. Please enjoy these pictures of the event taken by EAB Moments photographers Yuqiao Song, Joan Emmanuel, Alma Sato, and Sherlynn Chew.

 

 

 

 

Bulls Give Back to Community: NHS Trip to CIL

By Emma Holm-Olsen

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As we near the holiday season, I’ve been contemplating how I can make my community a better place, and what I can do to help the people around me. I think one of the best organizations at EAB that encapsulates those values is the National Honor Society. Indeed, NHS’s recent trip to the Interscholastic Center for Language is a great example of how we can all do a little bit more for others. As Charles M. Schulz said best, Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” This past Monday, a group of 6 students along with High School Biology teacher Ms. Kahle, took a trip to visit CIL, an extracurricular language school that teaches English to Brazilian students.

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          These are high school age students just like us, that are interested in the English language and American culture, and passionate about learning all they can about it. I saw this as an opportunity to share something that is important to me with others, as well as an exercise in diplomacy and international friendship. I always like to meet new people, and this just felt like something I had to do, for them and for myself. When we got there, my heart sunk a bit. The building was obviously old and somewhat falling apart, and the inside was bright and clean, but just a tad bit depressing if I’m being completely honest. I’m embarrassed to say that I immediately thought, “How lucky I am to be at such a nice school with such great teachers and academic opportunities!”. And even though the school was perfectly nice, it was definitely an eye-opening experience.

         We walked into a tiny classroom, and saw 12 students sitting at their desks. The students’ ages ranged from 16 to 21, something that I guess surprised me a bit. They were all super sweet though, and were obviously very excited to have a little something different in their day. We introduced ourselves, and asked the students to form a circle. We started by testing on-their-feet vocabulary skills in a fast-paced ice-breaker game. Then we transitioned to discussing an article we had prepared the week before at our meeting. The article was about the pros and cons of social media, something we figured they would be interested in, since you know, us teenagers are obsessed with our phones! We broke up into groups of 6, with two EAB students per group. In our groups, we read the article, and then discussed vocabulary they had trouble with, and just the topics in general to give them some extra conversational practice.

         Since we only had an hour with the students, we had to wrap it up and say our goodbyes after what seemed like only a few minutes. I had a lot of fun, and honestly hope that we continue our relationship with the school, as well as continue to work with the students. It was an invaluable experience for me, and incredibly rewarding to leave that school knowing we had taught them something, and given them something nice and new to do in a day of what might be monotonous classes. I can’t wait to see where NHS takes us next!

High School classes are tough. We can help.

By Sherlynn Chew and Joan Nchimbi

Don’t miss the opportunity to get free math and science private tutoring on campus. Come to EAB’s Math and Science tutoring service after school!

 

Math and Science Tutoring Club (MAST) is a free initiative with the goal of helping students at EAB be successful in their math and science classes. The club consists of a small group of talented mathematicians and scientists in grade 9 through 12– many of whom are involved in advanced math and science courses across a range of subjects. These students are determined to support EAB students in need help in any math, biology, chemistry, or physics course.

If you need help in any of these subjects or you just need advice on how to solve a tough homework question come talk to us! If you would feel more comfortable asking for help from a fellow student rather than a teacher MAST is perfect for you! If you are unable to comprehend the methods your teachers uses to solve a question, we have students who can break down each problem and help you understand how to get to every solution. And if you are practicing for a test or exam, come find us as we provide free revision sessions too! You can work one-on-one with our student tutors or bring along a friend from class and make it a group study session. 

We are available every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Upper School chemistry room (US29) from 3.15 pm to 4.00 pm! See you there!

A Look Back at the Bulls Invitational

Game #1: EAB 33-31 PACA

For the first game of Bulls Invitational EAB played against PACA. The starters for this game where are Hendrik Stotz, Diogo Matos, Lucas Dalva, Ryan Sayah and Andre Parola making for a great team to begin the Bulls Invitational! EAB started off extremely strong with Andre Parola scoring the first basket of the game. In the first half of the game EAB scored 18 points while PACA scored 20. In the end EAB won 33-31.

by Luna Barron

Game #2: EAB 17-28 EARJ

In the Bulls’ second game of the day against EARJ they sadly weren’t able to secure another win. EARJ started off strong and were able to gain a lead of 9 points by the end of the first half, leaving the score at 13-4. Our team had time to regroup and focus more in the second half, in which they scored close to 3 times as many points as they scored in the first half. Unfortunately, this wasn’t enough for the Bulls to win. EARJ won 28-17

By Braeden Heidemann

Game #3: EAB 48-33 Renata Ribeiro

EAB was able to redeem themselves, after their loss on the previous day! EAB played against Renata Ribeiro; throughout the game EAB consistently played better and their passes were amazing! The other team struggled to catch up with EAB, as the Bulls demonstrated themselves to be very focused and strong. With that, EAB proved they were the stronger team, and won 48 to 33.

By Luna Barron

Game #4: EAB 47-49 PACA

 

What an intense match! Fresh off their first victory of the day the Bulls came in motivated to win. With great ball handling and offense the Bulls were able to bring the score to 19-12 by the end of the first half. However, the match became more difficult after two of their starters fouled out and one starter couldn’t play due to an injury sustained the prior day. The game quickly became a back and forth for points just to stay in the lead. With EAB ahead by three points, at the end of the second half PACA scored a last second three-pointer which tied the game, sending them into overtime. Both teams tried their hardest in overtime but PACA was able to secure the win 49-47.

By Braeden Heidemann