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The Value of Fine Arts: An Interview With One of Our Tutors, Yash Mittal

Robin’s Nest was able to host an interview with the now graduated Yash Mittal, who is currently attending the University of Texas. First interviewed back in May before school was out, Yash was able to reflect on his years of participating in fine arts while in high school. Yash has been involved in Orchestra since the third grade, was active in the Youth Orchestra of Lubbock, and was a part of Chamber orchestra at Lubbock High School his junior and senior year. In Yash’s perspective, fine arts provide amazing friends and allow you to grow in your knowledge. 

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Interesting Extracurriculars: Model United Nations

Interested in improving your public speaking skills? Intrigued by global politics? Want to learn more about the world around you? Participate in Model United Nations, a team competition and  simulation of the United Nations and its bodies where students debate issues ranging from the possession of nuclear arms to gender equality and food security.

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Cultures From Around the World: Passover

 At Robin’s Nest Tutoring, our Article Writing Team will be starting a monthly series detailing holidays celebrated among our culturally and regionally diverse student and tutoring body. It is important to us that all religions, holidays, and cultures are represented and shared, and we would love to have a part in sharing them with you. For this first installment, we will be looking at the Jewish holiday of Passover!

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How to Succeed on the ACT

A common question that almost every high school student will have at some point is “Should I take the SAT or the ACT?”

Most of you will have some familiarity with the SAT and its younger sibling, the PSAT, through school administered tests. Because of this, a majority of you will choose to take the SAT, simply because you have never taken the ACT before. But in reality, the ACT is not much different from the SAT, and with a few simple tips, you can learn how to adequately prepare and ace for the ACT.

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The Value of Studying Fine Arts: An Interview with One of Our Tutors, Zuzu Shelton

Zuzu Shelton is an IB junior at Lubbock High School who participates in Chamber Orchestra and Art. As we discussed what she loves about fine arts, Zuzu had a unique perspective of both of the fine arts she takes part in. To her, fine arts allow for friendships, creativity, perseverance, and originality. They have taught her to go with the flow and accept her own efforts, while also providing a bit of a break from the harder classes.

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Robin’s Nest Tutoring Year in Review: 2020

2020 was, by almost all accounts, a difficult year – but despite everything, we at Robin’s Nest have a lot to be thankful for.

Amidst all of the bleakness, 2020 was a year full of growth and development for Robin’s Nest, in only our second full year as an organization. And as 2020 comes to an end, we think it’s worth reflecting on how far we’ve come.

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The Value of Studying Fine Arts: Series Introduction

Fine arts come in many different forms, each helping individuals express a piece of themselves. The arts have the capability to reveal things found deep within the soul that is often difficult to convey with mere words. Those who participate in the arts understand that some human emotions and ideas can only be felt and communicated by artistic means. Whether it be through theatre, art, choir, orchestra, band, dance, or any other artistic outlet, each unique fine art enables creativity, effort, enjoyment and collaboration. Fine arts can also teach students ideals that other subjects neglect to instill, such as the power of perspective, the beauty of different interpretations, and the blessing of diversity. The arts are a crucial part of society and impact how individuals form their identity. The true value of fine arts should never be overlooked or taken for granted. 

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