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Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Speakers take ‘A Closer Look’ at annual TEDxGunnHighSchool conference

On Jan. 22, TEDxGunnHighSchool Club hosted its 14th annual conference in Spangenberg Theater. The student-run event featured 10 speakers, club performances, audience activities, and student- and TED-produced short films.聽

This year鈥檚 theme, chosen by TEDx club members, was 鈥淎 Closer Look.鈥 鈥 including staff, students and other community members 鈥 delved into the nuances of music, puzzles, culture and more.

TEDxGunnHighSchool was independently organized under license from the nonprofit organization TED, which organizes talks around the world devoted to 鈥淚deas Worth Spreading.鈥 Throughout the school year, the TEDxGunnHighSchool Club鈥檚 five committees plan and rehearse the conference, developing the theme, recruiting and working with speakers, publicizing the event, fundraising, and communicating with outside contacts, such as the Gunn stage tech department.聽

Co-Head of Speakers junior Tanush Aggarwal led the speakers committee in recruiting and auditioning potential orators. After selecting the final students and adults, he supported them as they crafted and edited their speeches. During this process, Aggarwal found that time constraints and shifting dynamics made communicating with non-student speakers difficult.聽

鈥淲ith adults, it鈥檚 not only harder to find them and get them to show interest and set up meetings with them, but we also have to deal with them in a different manner than we do with students,鈥 he said. 鈥淚t鈥檚 a bit more professional and the adult has more control over their speech than with student speakers.鈥澛

This year, social studies teacher and first-time speaker Benjamin Beresford drew on his decadeslong research on jazz in the Soviet Union in his talk, 鈥淭he Notes in Your Solo: Jazz, the USSR, and the Power of Choices.鈥 While Beresford unraveled a complex topic in his speech, he hoped to provide a takeaway that anyone, regardless of their level of historical knowledge, could understand.聽

鈥淭he takeaway is for people to think critically about the choices that they make, and not just about the impact of their choices but what their choices say about who they are,鈥 he said. 鈥淚t would be great for people to come away from this being a little bit more reflective about that and the power of their choices.鈥澛

Beresford鈥檚 speech stood out to junior Lia O鈥橠onovan, who enjoyed the unique combination of topics he discussed.聽

鈥淚 found it super interesting how you could combine jazz with the USSR, and how the principles are very contradictory but somehow also complementary,鈥 she said.聽

Freshman Eli Levy attended the conference in hopes of learning something new and supporting his older brother, Associated Student Body president senior Nathan Levy, who gave a speech on music and leadership.聽聽

鈥淚t was really fun to see him speak because it let me see a new side of him,鈥 he said. 鈥淚t鈥檚 not like just talking to a friend or your brother when you鈥檙e giving a speech, as it let me see more of his leadership side. It was very fun and playful, it was this whole experience, especially with the picture he included of us when I was 3.鈥澛

Talks aside, Eli Levy particularly enjoyed the interactive session hosted by Joy Dance Club.聽

鈥淚n the beginning it just seemed like two people dancing, but by the end it was everyone in the entire theater dancing along with each other, and when I had been sitting down for two hours it really got my energy going,鈥 he said.聽聽

Similarly, O鈥橠onovan appreciated senior Pablo Schettino鈥檚 film 鈥淒ear Mexico,鈥 shown in between 麻豆放映免费 Editor-in-Chief senior Amann Mahajan鈥檚 and Nathan Levy鈥檚 speeches. In the film, Schettino reflected on his connection to his culture.

鈥淚t added a perspective to moving, family and culture that I didn鈥檛 really see before,鈥 she said.聽

Those unable to attend the conference on Monday will soon be able to access this year鈥檚 talk on the TEDxGunnHighSchool .

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