Friday, December 21, 2018

S1E8: "There is a lot of eating and deep frying"

As the year is coming to an end, here are some stories of family and friend traditions to brighten your day!

Music in the podcast was provided by:

United States Marine Band "Auld Lang Syne" from the Holiday Music Selections album (Creative Commons License 3.0)

Dee Yan-Key "holiday" from the my christmas music album (Creative Commons License 3.0)

Friday, December 14, 2018

Special Bonus Episode - "Padre Lesniak"

On this special bonus episode of We Are EG, Margarita Caldera tells a great story about "Padre Lesniak." Check it out below!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

S2E7: "Every Day We Can Make a Difference"

Margarita Caldera has seen it all. And through it all, she has been a fierce advocate for students, for accountability, for empathy and kindness. On this episode of We Are EG, Margarita discusses her philosophy of life and education.

The music in this podcast was licensed through audioblocks. The song, "You Shine on Me" was written by Bamtone and his work can be found at

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

S2E6: "Everything is On You"

Adolfo is an incredibly artistic junior at Elk Grove High School.  His artistic talents began through graffiti; actually getting in trouble freshman year for tagging at his prior school.  Through self-discovery and strengthening his faith, he has found that his artistic talents are better to be used towards good, even creating a mural with other students at his church.  Through the art program at EGHS, he has learned more about realistic drawing.  Now his interests have expanded to music through the high school guitar classes.  Adolfo discusses how music has become a bigger passion, and how he has expanded his music repertoire to also learning to play the piano.  In his future, he wants to incorporate music with art to feed his need to explore his creative thoughts.

Here is some of his artwork:

Lastly, here is him performing!

The music in this podcast was provided by:

    Charlie Lewis, "Waiting" from his Guitar Music Album (Creative Commons License 3.0)

Friday, November 16, 2018

S2E5: "I Just Want To Be Nice To People"

Autumn is a junior at Elk Grove High School. She is a highly-motivated individual, working hard to excel in her AP classes. She is an athlete and an advocate. She is kind and always has a smile on her face. These are the things that her classmates and teachers would most likely say about her. But, that's not her entire story. In this episode Autumn shares the many obstacles she has had to overcome in order to be where she is today. Her story is one of gratitude and of strength; it is nothing short of remarkable.  Listen below or via your favorite podcast app.

Kristen Lesniak & Autumn after recording this episode.

We Are EG is a production of the Elk Grove Collab Lab, building a community of learning at Elk Grove High School and beyond. Visit for more information. This podcast contains music from Lee Rosevere via the Free Music Archive. The songs "Reflections," "The Secret to Growing Up," "Betrayal," "Going Home," and "Looking Back" were used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

S2E4: "I'm Always Up For A Good Scare Now And Then"

This is a special Halloween broadcast of We Are EG. On this episode, we talk to several students about the supernatural and the creepy things that go bump in the night. We talk about clowns, ghosts and a chupacabra sighting. Plus, a shout-out to Mr. Lesniak who is often the victim of scares.

And, something strange happened in the freight elevator at Elk Grove High School. Listen to find out.

In this podcast, we mention an incident involving Mr. Lesniak. Here is the video of that epic scare.  Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

S2E3: "If You Want To Do Something, Then You Should Try and Do It"

We all have passions in our lives that many may not know about. Brian Mundorf is no exception. Around the age of 40, Brian starting running marathons. This spring, he will complete his 53rd marathon getting him closer to his goal of running a marathon in every state.

Brian is currently in his 18th year working at Elk Grove High School, his first year working the first shift. "It's been fun," he says. "It's a lot different waking up early in the morning." On this episode of We Are EG, Brian talks about his passion for running and how setting out to complete goals can be an awarding experience.

The music on this podcast was provided by Podington Bear via the Free Music Archive. The tracks "Don't Go," "So It Goes" and "Violet" were licensed through a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 3.0 International License. More information can be found at