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‘Something that changes students’ lives’

High school senior Marlene Talamantes clearly has a way with words. She spent a day at the University of Colorado Law School and spoke her way right into a trip to Washington, D.C., and a tour of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Before the competition, Talamantes was not sure she would go to college.  Now she sees college as a definite part of her future and plans to pursue a career in teaching or law. 


Alum’s TeachAIDS curriculum goes global

AIDS is a taboo and terrifying topic in much of the world. So how do you teach people to prevent or treat the disease? Piya Sorcar (’01) has developed a curriculum that has millions of people watching and learning.

Performing Arts

Music on a mission

Sometimes the big moments for a musician happen nowhere near the recital hall or the practice room. Sometimes they happen on the other side of the world, in a classroom with a young student who can’t read sheet music, and who can barely speak your language.

Classical guitarist Patrick Sutton (DMA'14) splits his time between performing and teaching students in nations without access to music education. He talks about his time spent in Afghanistan, Egypt and South Africa.