Shadow Day by Clemente Students at Columbia College Chicago

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On Thursday May 2, 8 students of the college pipeline project at Roberto Clemente Community Academy attended a shadow day at Columbia College Chicago. Students were given a personalized tour based on their intended field of study by current Columbia students. Those fields included Theatre, Graphic Design, Film/Video, Photography, and Game Design. For two and half hours the pipeline students engaged in campus life and learned about the department they are interested in going in to for their first year of college. From there, the students met back in the Multi-Cultural Affairs studio and sat in on Dr. Jose López’ ‘Mexican and Central American History’ class where the documentary ‘Precious Knowledge’ was shown. A discussion about the importance of cultural studies in schools ensued in which college students mingled with the high school students. Also the novel ‘In the Time of the Butterflies’ by Julia Alvarez was given to the pipeline students as a gift from professor Jesus Macarena.