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2021

  • How To Spark A Movement

    FlexSchool was honored to host Mike and Nick Fiorito, the founders of 501(c)3 nonprofit Blankets of Hope, for a live Q&A with our students about how to take an idea from the concept stage all the way to reality.
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  • Buon Appetito!

    This delectable Italian dish, Veggies Pita Pizza, is the first dish FlexSchool students learned to prepare in our exciting new FlexLife elective, Culinary Arts and Culture.
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  • Overcoming Challenge with Para-Equestrian Alanna Clark

    Kristin Taveira
    Notice anything unusual about this multi-sport athlete? Alanna Flax-Clark has tried all kinds of sports – from surfing to skiing, kayaking to curling, and rock climbing to ziplining – all despite having a wheelchair! After showing signs of quadriplegia at a young age, Alanna persevered and rebuilt her life – twice! 

    The competitive para-equestrian and disability advocate shared her inspiring story during a special FlexFriday virtual visit.
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  • Otzi, a 5,300-year-old mummy

    Solving Ancient Mysteries with DNA

    Kristin Taveira
    Meet our oldest FlexFriday visitor ever: Otzi – a 5,300-year-old mummy with a mysterious past. FlexSchool students got to meet Otzi and learn about DNA science on a virtual visit to Cold Spring Harbor Lab.
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  • FlexTimes January Issue

    Jane Banta
    Better late than never, the Frosted Flex Issue of The Flex Times is here! Their most recent issue includes a very “punny” staff editorial, which staff members new and old contributed to as a team in order to wish everyone happy and healthy holidays. Enjoy a winter-themed crossword and poetry, a guide to smiley faces, a game review, and several wonderful art projects.
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  • Creativity Unleashed!

    Kristin Taveira
    What do functioning gears, sturdy dorm furniture and a pair of goggles have in common? They can all be crafted out of cardboard! At a special all-campus event, The Cardboard Carpentry Workshop, FlexSchool students got a crash course in creative cardboard engineering and artistry from entrepreneur Zachary Rotholz -- and then got a chance to put their new skills into action.
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