Hannah Koning

Victoria, B.c., Canada

About Hannah

I'm passionate about

Culinary arts, languages and different cultures.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Hannah Koning
Posted almost 2 years ago
Can Twitter, actually contain art?
I think that art can exist anywhere we feel we can create it. However, I feel that I need more space than 140 characters to create what I would call art. It depends on how much room you need to express yourself. I'm sure that Twitter can contain art, intellect and fantastic ideas, but it is most likely not going to be used this way often because of its confines.
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Hannah Koning
Posted almost 2 years ago
What is genius?
Here is an interesting article that I read awhile back. There is also a podcast to go with it. I agree with most of what the article has to say, especially about the difference between "geniuses" and "really smart people". A certain degree of creativity and imagination is necessary to be a genius, as well as a desire to do something with your ideas. http://people.howstuffworks.com/genius.htm
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Hannah Koning
Posted almost 2 years ago
Is the GPA marking system helping or hindering the current generation on their path to a career?
I definitely think that students focus more on their grades than their passions because of the GPA marking system. If a student isn't comfortable with a subject grade-wise, then they are generally not going to risk their GPA to try something that could be new and interesting but difficult for them to excel at. As a secondary school student, I am currently making some of these decisions, and find that I am not as willing to try a course if I'm uncertain about how I'll do. I agree there shouldn't just be one system to cover everything from mathematics to languages to art, as all of these courses are very different in nature, and therefore require different grading systems. I also feel like a student's academic level should come into play. I've never liked the idea that if you aren't especially academically gifted, school is always going to be rough. Personally, I haven't been able to think of many systems that could work with all this, but I think that it's possible. It's a very interesting topic and issue that I think should be addressed.