COURSE: Integrated Liberal Studies106 – Representing the Self Through Media
MEDIUM: Audio Essay
In this piece, four students examine their “defining moments.” Haley faces the rigors of the National American Miss Teen pageant, Bridget takes on life after her cancer diagnosis, Sarah braves a slew of death among her family and close friends, and Brennan has a life-changing revelation about looking for the silver lining on every cloud.
Most This American Life episodes are organized into four sequential stories. Our piece breaks away from that norm and interlaces the four stories to emulate the rapid-fire nature of real life and to ensure that for the listener, there is Never a Dull Moment.