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Art About Art

From the Greek comes the word ekphrasis, meaning description. A synesthetic art form, ekphrasis is a poem written about another form of art—most often a painting....

Original post made by John A. Barry on Sep. 21, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

Colleges want to know why you are applying. Here's how to respond to this important question!

Question: I am having trouble with a question that it seems all the private colleges on my list ask: "Why do you want to attend our college?" What are the colleges...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Sep. 19, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

Common Application Can Streamline College Admissions

Question: I keep hearing about the Common Application? What is it and why is it important? ~Danville resident Dr. LaScala responds: The Common Application (www.commonapp.org)...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Sep. 6, 2010
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ART SPACE

Art-Full Weekend

By John A. Barry The weekend of August 21 in Danville was an artful one that actually started on Thursday with the annual Art and Wine Stroll. Three art venues...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 25, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

Don't Let A College Education Bury You in Debt!

It has been wisely noted that money rarely goes to those who need it most, but rather it winds up in the hands of those individuals who best understand the process...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 9, 2010
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ART SPACE

Art Icon Turns '39'

Beth Bachelor is a legend in local art circles. A cofounder of the Alamo Danville Artists' Society (ADAS) in 1977 and the Contra Costa Academy of Fine Art in 2001,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 3, 2010
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ART SPACE

Eyesore or Art?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; art is anything you can get away with. These two truisms came to mind as a I read recently in the "Contra Costa Times" about...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 27, 2010
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ART SPACE

Danville Fine Arts Fair

For several years now, I've been attending the Danville Fine Arts Fair, covering nearly all of Hartz Ave. in downtown Danville. Because of the large number of exhibitors...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jun. 27, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

7 Steps to Successful College Admissions Transfer: Part II

Each year I receive calls from high school seniors who want help with the transfer path. Although I have been an advisor for years, my heart still skips a beat...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 23, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

Navigating the Transfer Path in College Admissions

Community college student Danielle Guzman dreams of transferring to Cal State San Diego. Her goal: to earn a bachelor's degree in social work and work as an adoption...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 17, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

Getting Organized for Your Senior Year

Times have changed and getting into college is much different than it was even five years ago. Selecting a college is a big decision, and both public and private...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 10, 2010
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ART SPACE

Art and Bicycling

Kevin Davidson, of San Ramon, is concurrently an artist and a patron of the arts. Self-taught, he works in oil, often portraying religious themes. He is currently...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 3, 2010
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ART SPACE

Art, Wine, Food, Mount Diablo

Mount Diablo faces much more serious threats than a lunatic who has proposed renaming it Mount Reagan, among other monikers. A relatively large percentage of the...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Apr. 14, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

Admitted to Your College? It's Time for A Fresh Look

I would bet that the Class of 2010 seniors will be spending some time at their mailboxes and and checking email messages over the next few weeks. They will have...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 15, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

Amid Recession, You Still Have to Pay for College

In those agonizing months between sending out college applications and waiting for those admission decisions in the spring, many high school seniors and their parents...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by Ralph N. Shirlet, on Jan 11, 2010 at 9:56 am | 1 comment | 11337 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Hurry Up and Wait: What to Do After the College Applications Are Sent

As the parent of three daughters who are all at different stages in their lives, I can tell you first hand that life does not begin with an acceptance letter from...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 4, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

College Admission and Score Choice: What You Must Know

Hollie took her SAT exam in the spring of her junior year in high school and performed poorly. She prepared over the summer and tested again in the fall of her...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 28, 2009
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DOING COLLEGE

Parents! Read This if Your Child Is Applying to College

You have no doubt heard of parents who stop working after having a child or reduce their hours at the office to support a teen that is having trouble in high school....

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Ralph N. Shirlet, on Dec 21, 2009 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 12764 Views

DOING COLLEGE

You Want to Go to Our College? Prove It!

For many students, applying to college is burdened by an exaggerated emphasis on "getting in." This neglects some basic research that should precede the application...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by [email protected], on Dec 15, 2009 at 1:22 pm | 1 comment | 11791 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Early Applications Surge in College Admission

This is the first in a six-week series of blogs about applying to college by admission advisor Elizabeth LaScala and Teen Wire high school senior Daniel Morizono...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 6, 2009
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