Friday, January 31, 2020

Season 3, Episode 3: "It's Safe Haven for People Like Me"

EG Fierce is a unique group at Elk Grove High School. Focusing on the issues facing young women, the group works with high school girls to build confidence, navigate social media and build healthy relationships. In this episode, we speak with two of the sponsors of EG Fierce, Kristen Lesniak and Anna Glinksi. Plus, member Elly Vazquez shares her insight. Follow EG Fierce on Twitter.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Season 3, Episode 2: "I Love Dungeons and Dragons"

Since Stranger Things hit the country by storm, Dungeons and Dragons has seen a resurgence.  And, thanks to sophomore Jimmy Boadlin, Elk Grove High School has a D&D Club. On this episode of We Are EG, we speak with Jimmy about Dungeons and Dragons, what it take to be a "Dungeon Master" and sit in on a game with several students.  Listen below or in your favorite podcast app.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Season 3 Episode 1: "To Travel is to Live"

On this special premiere episode of Season 3 of We Are EG, we sit down with social studies teacher Ioanna Lo Destro!  Due to continuing cancer treatments, Ioanna has not been able to be at Elk Grove High School for over the last year. But she is always willing to talk. So we sat down to talk about her favorite subjects: travel and teaching. Listen below or in your favorite Podcast app.

Ioanna Lo Destro getting ready to record a podcast!

Ioanna Lo Destro has a map that has pins in locations she and her husband have visited, plus pins for where they would like to visit. This is a constant reminder of her future of travel.
In order to inspire kids to want to travel, Ioanna kept a bulletin board with all sorts of travel pictures.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

S2E12: "It's something that's actually going to help you in the real world"

On this episode of We Are EG, we go back to Z's auto shop to listen in on a class as they work on a staff member's brakes. Plus, we talk with Monserrat Castro, EG's first woman to become ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified. Check it out below or in your favorite podcast app.

Monserrat Castro (center) was the first woman at EG to become ASE certified. Listen to her story and what EG's Auto Shop does preparing kids for a future in automotive technology. Photo from Jeffrey Zdenovec via Twitter.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

S2E11: "I Like to Make Negative Energy Into Power"

For this episode of We Are EG, I sat down with Tuvshin Zuunbayan, an Elk Grove Sophomore whose love for wrestling has already carried him to tournaments around the world to places such as Mongolia and Japan.

Tuvshin and I sat down to talk about his experiences growing up in a wrestling family, learning to pave his own path, and joining the EGHS Wrestling Team this year for the first time. Throughout our conversation I learned a lot about the physical and mental demands of the sport, as well as how Tuvshin has learned to channel his emotions into competition.

Monday, February 11, 2019

S2E10: "We do more than autos down here. We do life."

On this episode of We Are EG, we visit Jeff Zdenovec, whose classroom is the EG Auto Shop. Mr. Z talks about teaching and autos, and how shop class provides real-life lessons.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

S2E9: "Keep Going With It, No Matter What"

Dino is a junior at Elk Grove High School, who is already making a name for himself in the DJ-ing world.  Whether he's performing at a school function or a wedding, he is constantly spinning music and mixing beats of his own.  In this podcast, he shares how he started getting into music and how it has evolved to him performing nearly every weekend.  He also shares the process of creating his own music as well as his balancing his passion with his education. 

You can come see him live on Saturday at the Winter Formal: 7:30pm in the EGHS gym!