Vandervort Group Reflection

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On December 5, in the Vandervort Room at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, FSEM 42: Interrogating Race participated amongst the other living and learning communities FSEM’s in the annual First-Year Seminar Symposium. All the FSEM’s had a particular area where they displayed and articulated posters, demonstrations, or performances illustrating all the knowledge they have learned from the fall semester in a display form for the audience to critique. The atmosphere at the symposium was great. Faculty members and students walked around and analyzed materials, asked questions, and were eager to learn more about the displays provided. The Symposium was successful from my perspective and I applaud all the students that went through their process of displaying masterpieces for the audiences. The process to illustrate projects at the symposium was not easy and took lots of dictation and hard work. Personally, the process of working on the project for me was very challenging, but at the same time enjoyable. Some parts were more demanding than others and took a lot of time in order to produce quality work. For example, gathering four of our own personal photos was easy, but when we narrowed down our photos to two photos, one from South Africa and America and switched photos with someone else in class it became challenging. It became a bit stressful because although the two photos I collected from a classmate was amazing and it particularly matched my group topic non-violence/peace,
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