TED Gives THS Students New Insights

By Noah Levy
EE Managing Editor

A select few students are probably aware of TED. No, it’s not a talking CGI Teddy Bear. TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, is a global set of conferences formed to make “Ideas Worth Spreading.” It began in 1984 and became an annual event in 1990, and speakers address a wide range of topics within the fields of science and culture.

In the past couple of months, TED has developed a presence at Trumbull High, with the Media Center’s bi-weekly presentations of “TED Talks.” Every other Friday, the Media Center shows a different TED conference speech in hopes of giving students new insights. Mr. Neenan and Mr. Pelligra are responsible for bringing the intelligence and creative insight of TED to THS.

Mr Pelligra said about the talks, “The idea came from use of actual TED Talks, and we had come across some good ideas. They are a series of seminars, short recorded inspirational things that give students and faculty something to think about.”

Recent talks have included “How We Create Happiness,” one of the most popular TED Talks ever. If you want a fresh outlook on familiar topics, then TED Talks might be for you. They take place during all lunch waves every other Friday in the Media Center. Also, they have free soda and cookies, so you pretty much have no choice but to go.

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