Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Well, this concludes another year of MICA Pre-College. (cue Vitamin C's "Graduation (Friends Forever)") Thanks to all of you for making it (truly) one of the best years yet! We hope you've enjoyed keeping up with the BEAT. It has definitely been fun documenting all of your adventures and experiences. Hopefully all the hard work you put in has paid off and now you can look back with nothing but fond memories. Consider this blog a virtual yearbook of sorts that you can now use to reminisce on the days of Pre-college's past. Again, kudos to you all for making it another year to remember and, in the words of Fall Out Boy, Thnks Fr Th Mmrs.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Prepare....for PROM!!

So we all know that in these last few days of Pre-college, as you're finishing up your final projects for core classes, the number one thing on everyone's mind is.....PROM!!! Now get ready for this year's Prom theme....BEST PROM EVER!!! That's right. Instead of having merely one theme for Prom this year (lame), each TARC has been assigned a different theme. That means you guys get to choose which theme to dress up as (i.e. BEST PROM EVER)!

The themes are...

Abby: Carmen Miranda
Alex: Hell
Allie: Hawaii
Amanda: Angelina Jolie
Andrea: Catholic School Girl
Ben: Pixar
Bon: Exceptional Desserts of the Early 20th Century
Brandon: Godzilla
Brian: 70's Bar Mitzvah
Caitlin: Wild West Gold Rush
Christian: Puberty
Christine: Jersey Shore
Chris: 50's Cotillion
Dai: Safety
Dave: Canadian Lumberjack Games
Demi: Pet Store
Greg: Robot Intestines
Heather: Paleontology Culture
Jacqueline: John Deere
John: Team Edward
Kallie: IKEA
Kody: 21 Years Ahead of Its Time
Madison: Sex and the City
Marcello: Old Testament
Megan: Hipsters
Michael: Rikki Tikki Tavi
Mishka: Fighter Pilots
Morgan: HOGwild
Nick: The Renaissance
Nicole: Great Hairstyles of the Past Fifty Years
Noel: Shakira
Rachel: Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus
Rebecca: Japanese Teen Boy Heartthrobs
Ricardo: Atari
Shana: Team Jacob
Sophia: Breakfast Sandwiches
Sara: Pulp Fiction
James: OB/GYN
Alissandra: Potty Mouth
Tara: Spooky Safari

P.S. check out this cool illustration done by some cool pre-college students:

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More Muggle Quidditch!

a couple action shots from last Sunday's game...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

more New York, New York

Rubino's Oil Painting class, hanging out in Central Park and walking around China Town...
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Move over Discovery Channel...

..and check out this sweet animal footage!

how many backflips per minute do you think that otter is capable of?


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Harry Potter comes to Pre-college

...with Muggle Quidditch!
the Badass-ilisks
vs. the Death Eaters


(Keep sending us your photos!!)

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Wild Things

Sunday sketching trip to the Zoo!
chillin' with cheetahs...
making friends with otters...no monkey bizness...
hanging with ol' grandpa goat...

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Paintin' the Town

Vosseller's Oil Painting class, exploring NYC:
sitting on the steps of the MET...
nothing says NY like a guy dressed in a giant Elmo costume...?
pondering the meaning of art...

Keep those NY photos comin' our way!
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The Subway

Some of us experienced the subway for the first time. Here's Vosseler's Oils class melting as they wait for everyone to buy tickets. Lookin' good guys.

Promotions KNOWS you guys took photos of subway stations! Send them in! Because we only have these so far.

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not sure what's going on here

but we like it

(TARC Christian., meet microphone?)

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NYC Beatin' the Heat

It was HOT in the Big Apple! We were drowning in our flip-flops. But we hardly noticed, we were so caught up in LOOKING at EVERYTHING. And so BEAT by the end of the day!

Here's Houston's and Comport's Illustration classes, not looking at art.

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Ok so can we talk about how amazing CoffeeHaus was last Friday? ok. yea. we're gonna talk about it. You guys were incredible! Performers and audience alike, I daresay this may be one of the most talented groups we've had so far...here's a little sampling of our last performer of the night, singing a beautiful rendition of "Hallelujah"....just remember, you heard it first...

Stay tuned for tons more photos and videos from last week's CoffeeHaus! (and keep sending in your footage to precollegepromotions@gmail.com!)

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photo snapped in the audience from Sunday's TARC TALKS...Ricardo giving a riveting presentation...

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

fun times in workshop today

Strictly figure or...strictly fun? (hah)

Lillian Hoover's "Strictly Figure" workshop...ink drawings and self portraits...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Action Movie Night

Summer is a time for the beach, a time for sandals, a time for popsicles, a time for camp. But most of all, it's a time for BIG BLOCKBUSTER ACTION MOVIES!!! So on Wednesday the 21st, we'll be having ACTION MOVIE NIGHT! Which action movie will we be enjoying, you ask?

You choose!

That's right, you decide which movie will be projected on the big screen. Will it be the '90s classic Independence Day or the hottest action movie around, Avatar? Will it be Robert Downey Jr in Sherlock Holmes or Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man? It's up to you.

Vote here!

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Ramen Cook-Off!

Heather and Greg's community members pulled out all the stops in a competition to decide the best ramen chef! Entries included Taco Ramen, Ramen Alfredo, Ramen with Mushrooms and Scallions, and the winner: Ramen Ice Cream Sundaes! Also, TARC Heather whipped up some mean Peanut Butter-Oreo Sandwiches! Creativity and deliciousness abounded in these awesome meals!

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Quidditch Cup!

Can't hardly wait!
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Scavenger Hunt: Team Question Mark

Interpretive dancing...?

whoa, did you know the Backstreet Boys ripped off your song?

More scavenger hunt photos on the way!

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A Whole New World

work that fisheye lens

defying gravity, no big deal...

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Pop Lock & Drop It

James Wu, dancing extraordinaire, has a ton of awesome videos for all you aspiring breakdancers to check out on all things popping, locking, & breaking...enjoy!




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Happy 4th of July!

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