Disney's "Inner Workings" reveals key to life

By Anna Pohl, Cathedral High School

Opinion Writing

A monochromatic man walks past boisterous surfers and vacationing families to the Boring, Boring, and Glum offices to join the rows of similarly expressionless workers. Inside his sweater-clad chest, the man’s heart sheds a tear.

“Inner Workings”, a Disney short film, conveys the importance of balancing fun and work in a world which so often forgets this essential skill. According to Oh My Disney, the official Disney news site, a blend of computer generated and traditional hand-drawn animation depicts the internal struggle of Paul, an office worker, in a visually gorgeous style. Paul’s inner organs are revealed in illustrations reminiscent of old-school encyclopedia art. The majority of the seven minute film primarily features these organs, and Paul acts merely as a vehicle for the power struggle between the two main organs, Heart and Brain.

While Heart …
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Black Student Union connects students in high school community

Students trickled into the classroom and congregated with old friends and new acquaintances. Boisterous conversations almost distracted from the blaring physics posters plastered to the wall. Teenagers cast aside homework, tests and worry. This was the Black Student Union.

The club met biweekly on Tuesdays at Carmel High School in Indiana, and had only begun in the second semester. Already about 20 members had joined, including high school junior Jordyn Blakey.

“The goal is to unite all of the black students in Carmel High School, since there’s not that many,” Blakey said. “To get all of us together so we could socialize and talk about things that are affecting us as black students.”

According to U.S. News, the total minority enrollment of the 4,774 student body at Carmel High School was 21 percent in the 2013-2014 school year. Of this, only 4 percent …
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