Hakusanroku Journal 白山麓ジャーナル:Other Classes

September 1 2022, English Reading and Writing IA

 こんにちは。白山麓高専事務室の間加田 侑里です。727日(水)に行われたベアード・ポーリン先生の授業「English Reading and Writing A」で、4名の学生たちがジャーナルを作成しました。どうぞ、ご覧ください。
 Hello, this is Yuri Makada from the Hakusanroku office. On Wednesday, July 27, 4 students created a journal in English Reading and Writing IA class by Baird Paulin sensei (Prof.). I hope you enjoy it.

 Hi. It's me, Haruki Ohta. 
 On the weekend, Ayuri and I had a WRO robot competition. In the competition, there were a lot of people, and I was surprised. We entered two rounds. In the first round, we had mechanical trouble with the color sensor and the gyro sensor because it was different from the conditions at the ICT field and the real field. I had a hard time, but we made some adjustments and tried a second round. I was happy to succeed in the second round. I got first place at the award ceremony. What a surprise! I never thought I would win an award. I can now go to the national championships, and I will do my best.
(This journal was written before the WRO Japan 2022 finals took place on August 29.)

【TOPICS】WRO Japan 2022 Finals
【TOPICS】WROJapan 2022 Ishikawa Regional Qualifier


 My name is Hitoshi Terai. I'm going to tell you about my weekend.
 This weekend I enjoyed the BBQ at ICT Hakusanroku campus. I ate many foods. For example, I ate sausages, hot dogs, beef, and Coca-Cola. These were very delicious! I recommend these foods to you. I think hot dogs were the most delicious of these foods and I want to eat them again.
 I also enjoyed some sports such as baseball, basketball, and an unknown sport. The unknown sport was very fun. This sport involved throwing a cloth sac into a hole. This move was very fun because I used my brain. For example, I had to think about which angle is the best and how to throw the sac, etc. This game is called corn home. My score was seven. Very bad! The max is 21 points, but I want to play this game again. By the way, I think the barbeque was fun and I want to enjoy that again. 




 Hello. It’s me, Ryona Natsuki.   
 This school held a barbecue party three days ago. There were several kinds of meat. I ate hot dogs and steak, these were SO good! After eating, I played some sports. One of them was basketball. I scored some points, so I felt very excited. In my team, there were no teachers, however, the enemy's team had Mr. B. In my usual life, I don't often get to play with teachers. Therefore, this time was so fun! I think that holding an exchange like this was good. It was so good to communicate between students and teachers! Next time the party is held, I want to join it.



 Hey! It’s me, Haruto Shiraishi.
 Last weekend, we enjoyed a barbeque. ICT students and ICT teachers ate meat, ice cream, and drank cola. That was fun. After that, we played games. For example, we played basketball and baseball.   
 My favorite game was corn hole. That was my first time playing the game. Brandon taught me the rules. He's a good cornhole player. It was difficult for me at first because that sack flew in strange places, but I got used to it. Then I could easily put it in the hole. Brandon said this game is made in America.  
 At the end of the event, I returned to reality. The reason for this is that I had a lot of homework, and I should have studied for a test, so I felt very sad. I had to work hard. It was a tough day. 


【Hakusanroku Journal】BBQ Party wrritten by Edward Basquill sensei (Prof.).

July 27, 2022 薬物に関する講話

 こんにちは、学生主事の小髙 有普です。
 7月13日(水)、白山麓キャンパスにおいて薬物講話が実施されました。特別活動の一環として、今回は白山警察署の少年補導係、宮本 佳奈氏を講師にお招きし、1年生及び2年生の学生が聴講しました。

  1. 自分が大切にしているものは?
  2. 自分が大切に思うものは?
  3. 自分が好きなもの、ことは?
  4. 自分の目標や将来の夢は?


小髙 有普

 Hello, this is Arihiro Kodaka, Dean of Student Affairs. 
 On Wednesday, July 13th, a lecture on illegal drugs was held at Hakusanroku Campus. As a part of ICT’s special activities schedule, we invited Ms. Kana Miyamoto, a juvenile guidance officer from the Hakusan Police Department, to give a lecture to the 1st and 2nd year students.
 At the beginning, Ms. Miyamoto asked the students to think about the following four questions:

  1. What things are important to you?
  2. What do you think is important?
  3. What do you like and what do you like to do?
  4. What are your goals and dreams for the future?

 Next, types of drugs, the effects of drugs on the human body, and the actual number of arrests were discussed. The students learned about what drugs are made from and were shown several different types of drugs.
 With marijuana, the number of arrests among underage users has been increasing in recent years and has become a serious problem. Ms. Miyamoto urged students to be aware of the problems that drugs can cause. She then cautioned students not to become involved with drugs due to peer pressure.
 The students had the opportunity to learn that what they answered to the four important questions at the beginning of the lecture can be lost or not fulfilled through drug use. I believe that through this lecture, the students learned how to avoid drugs. Using drugs does not only harm the user, it also harms their family and friends. Students need to realize the impact that their decisions have on themselves and others. This is true not only with drugs but in everyday life. Being respectful and mindful of others when making decision will help students accomplish their goals.

Arihiro Kodaka

June 2, 2022 パフォーミングアーツⅡ「アフレコ体験」

 こんにちは!白山麓高専事務室の間加田 侑里です。今回はパフォーミングアーツⅡの授業で行われたアフレコ体験についてご紹介します。
 1、2年生が履修するパフォーミングアーツでは、ヴォーカリストであり、ヴォイストレーナーの魚住 知子先生(アーティスト名:大黒 柚依さん)の指導の元、各界で活躍されているゲストをお招きし、音楽や芸術、楽器演奏を通じて、発想力・表現力を養います。時には、プロのボイスパーカッション演奏者、ピアニスト、司会者やメディアプロデューサーの方を講師としてお招きし、様々な分野のパフォーミングアーツを体験します。

 今回は、映像ディレクターの山内 秀範氏をお迎えし、アフレコ体験の授業が行われました。山内氏がご用意したのは、男女が深刻そうに会話し、最後にオチがある約30秒のシーンです。学生たちは2人グループに分かれ、英語または日本語でセリフを考えました。山内氏は「とにかく楽しもう!」と学生たちに声をかけ、課題に取り組むよう促しました。



間加田 侑里

 Hello! This is Yuri Makada from the Hakusanroku office. This time, I would like to introduce the post recording experience in the Performing Arts II class.
 In the Performing Arts classes, 1st and 2nd year students are under the guidance of Ms. Tomoko Uozumi (Artist Name, Yuri Daikoku), a vocalist and voice trainer. Through these classes students develop their imagination, creativity and the skills needed to express themselves. Occasionally, the Performing Arts classes invite guest instructors from various fields. This has included voice percussionists, professional pianists, emcees, and media producers to experience various fields of performing arts.

 This time, we welcomed Mr. Hidenori Yamauchi, a video director, for a post recording experience class. He prepared a 30-second scene in which a man and a woman have a serious conversation with a punchline at the end. The students were divided into groups of two and came up with their lines in either English or Japanese. As the students worked on their assignment, Mr. Yamauchi said, “Let’s have fun!”

 In the actual recording, the timing of matching the voices with the images was very difficult, and the recording was done many times until it was successful. When the recording was successfully completed, the students commented, "It was difficult to match the voices and images, but it was fun!” and "It was hard because I had to concentrate very hard!”

 I was impressed by the way several students expressed their emotions through gestures when delivering their lines. I thought it was wonderful that through the Performing Arts classes, students are exposed to a variety of experiences and can hone their ability to express themselves without being shy in front of others. I look forward to the future activities of these students, who showed an undaunted attitude toward performing.

Yuri Makada

April 21, 2022 ラーニングセッション

 こんにちは。白山麓高専事務室の間加田 侑里です。


 Hello. This is Yuri Makada from the Hakusanroku office.
 It has been three weeks since 17 1st year students moved into the dormitories, and the 1st and 2nd year students seem to have gotten used to each other and to student life. I'm going to write about the cooperative game competition for 1st and 2nd year students that was held during Learning Session orientation.

 Learning Sessions are a time for students to prepare for and do review for their classes. They are held from 19:30 to 21:30 every Monday through Friday. Three Learning Mentors, Anne Isobel Tan sensei (Associate Lecturer), Apirak Sang-ngenchai sensei (Associate Lecturer), and Jomkit Jujaroen sensei (Associate Lecturer), help students with their assignments. In addition to support from the Learning Mentors, students also help and learn from each other.

Click here to see a Learning Session from last year.

 まずは「Spaghetti Towers」という、スパゲッティとマシュマロ(どちらも賞味期限切れのものを使用)を使い、どれだけ高く積み上げることができるかを競い合うゲームが行われました。12年生合同の6チームに分かれ、各チームに2束のスパゲッティと約30個のマシュマロが用意されました。制限時間30分の中で作戦を立てながら制作に取り掛かりました。
 安定性を考えながら1個のマシュマロに数本のスパゲッティを刺して慎重にタワーを制作するチームや、マシュマロに11本スパゲッティを刺し、バランスも取りつつ高さを重視するチームなど戦略方法は様々でした。ゲーム終了時間が迫るにつれて全チームに焦りが見え始め、タワーが傾き崩れてしまうチームからは悲鳴が聞こえました。最終的には木下チームが1m20cm のタワーを制作することに成功し優勝しました。

 その後「Tea Bag Toss」という、地面に置いたマグカップにティーバッグ(賞味期限切れのものを使用)を投げ入れ、投げた位置から距離を測定し、最も長い距離を競い合うゲームが行われました。各チームにティーバッグが5個用意されました。

 On Thursday, April 7th, the first Learning Session of 2022 featured two different cooperative games.
 The first game was Spaghetti Towers, in which teams competed to build the highest tower using marshmallows and spaghetti (these foods were expired). The students were divided into 6 teams made up of 1st and 2nd years, and each team was provided with 2 bundles of spaghetti and about 30 marshmallows. The students had 30 minutes to plan and make their towers.
 Strategies varied from team to team. Some teams tried to build the highest tower by using multiple sticks of spaghetti to connect each marshmallow. Other teams tried to build the highest tower by using only 1 or 2 sticks to connect each marshmallow. As the game drew to a close, all teams began to show signs of impatience, and screams of excitement could be heard from the teams whose towers were about to fall over. In the end, the Kinoshita team succeeded in building a 1.2m tower and won the competition.

 The second game was called Tea Bag Toss. In this game, participants tried to toss or drop a tea bag (these were expired) into a mug placed on the ground. If they were successful they measured the distance the tea bag travelled and tried again from a further distance. Each team was provided with five tea bags.
 First, the students headed to the first and second floors of the Living Commons (about 6m in height). Mugs were set up on the first floor and tea bags were repeatedly tossed / dropped from the second floor. As time passed, instead of just dropping a teabag, each team began to develop a strategy. Various ideas were generated, one team tied five tea bags together and used that weight to drop them more accurately. Another team bounced the tea bags against a wall in an attempt to get them into their mug. Still another team removed the tags from their tea bags to reduce air resistance before trying to toss them into their mug. Most teams were able to achieve a distance of about 6 meters, but with one minute remaining, the Kusamoto team succeeded in throwing the teabag into a mug from a height of 8.12m and they won the competition.

 48日(金)、「Scavenger Hunt」というラーニングメンターたちが用意した写真をヒントに、校内中に隠されているステッカーを探すゲームが行われました。今回も12年生合同の新たな6チームに分かれました。開始の合図とともに我先にと各チームが一斉に走り出し、ステッカーを探し始めました。ここでは2年生が先陣を切り、1年生に校内を案内しながらステッカーの場所を探すという頼もしい場面が見受けられました。


 On Friday, April 8th, a Scavenger Hunt was held to find stickers hidden throughout the school using photo clues provided by the Learning Mentors. Once again, 1st and 2nd year students were divided into six new teams. As soon as the start signal was given, the teams started searching for the stickers. Here the 2nd year students took on a leadership role and guided the 1st year students around the school, helping them to find the stickers.
 The stickers were hidden in a wide range of locations including the cafeteria, classrooms, gymnasium, etc... The most confusing area for the students was the library space. The students were able to get a good grasp of where the various books were located as they searched the book shelves for the hidden stickers. To do this the students relied on the photo clues.
 When they put the stickers they collected together, a puzzle appeared. The Kusamoto team solved the puzzle first and received candy from the Learning Mentors as a prize.

 Through the two days of orientation, I believe that the 1st and 2nd year students got to know each other even better. Also, they learned the importance of communication by working together as a team in order to come up with strategies and cooperating with each other. Through these team building activities, students were also able to learn a lot about the school and their smiles shone brightly as they completed the activities.

間加田 侑里
Yuri Makada

March 31, 2022 「コンピュータスキルズⅡB」作品紹介


 先月、井上 恵介先生、ロバート・ソンガー先生の「コンピュータスキルズⅡB」(2年生必須科目)の課題でミュージックビデオを製作した山崎 史依さんから歌詞について相談されたことがありました。大してお役に立てなかったのですが、完成した作品を観て驚きましたので、その時のインタビュー内容を、作品とともにご紹介いたします。


山崎:コンピュータスキルズⅡBのフォーカスエリアプロジェクトで、これまでに習った技術を総合的に活かしてほしいと言われました。もともとミュージックビデオを作るのが趣味だったので、課題としてまた作ろうと思いました。いままではケデンライブ、Adobe Premiere Proを使っていましたが、今回新たにFusion360AR機能を使いました。




山崎:え、本当ですか? 先生特になにも言ってくれなかったから嬉しいです(笑)。担任の先生は、小さい頃の写真が私に見えないって言っていました。








黒田 譜美

 Hello, this is Kuroda! The snow is melting and we can feel the arrival of spring here in HAKUSANROKU (Foothills of Mt. Hakusan).
 Last month, I was consulted about lyrics by Shii Yamazaki, who produced a music video for her "Computer Skills IIB" assignment (required for 2nd-year students) by Keisuke Inoue sensei (Prof.) and Robert Songer sensei (Prof.). I was not able to be of much help, but I was surprised when I saw the finished product, so I would like to introduce the content of that interview along with the work.

Kuroda: Why did you decide to make a video?

Yamazaki:  For the Focus Area Project in Computer Skills IIB, I was asked to make comprehensive use of the skills I had learned so far. I've always enjoyed making music videos, so I decided to make another one as an assignment. I had been using Kdenlive and Adobe Premiere Pro, but this time I decided to use Fusion360's AR function.

Kuroda: Did you make the song and the video yourself?

Yamazaki: Basically, I made it myself. At first, I created the sound and wrote the music. After that, my friend to helped me with the lyrics. When I feel depressed or mentally distressed, I take notes. I write down what I'm thinking and how I'm feeling. I sent those notes to my friend and asked them to write the lyrics, which I then reworked further. So, this piece contains about half a year of my story. I also sang the song myself. Most of the images were taken by myself, too. I actually ate the coppepan takuwan (salad bread) in Shiga during summer vacation.

Kuroda: You once said that putting your feelings into words helps you sort them out. In a sense, your worries are the source of your creativity, aren't they? I think it's amazing that you've been able to turn them into a work of art. I heard that Inoue sensei praised your work very much.

Yamazaki: Oh, really? I'm glad because Inoue sensei didn't say anything special about it (laughs). My homeroom teacher said that the picture of me when I was little didn't look like me.
Kuroda: Inoue sensei said, "Your technical skills are very high, but I can feel the intense heat from your work." I had never heard your sing before, but you are quite good at it. I thought the slightly languid feeling of your singing matched the world view of the work.

Yamazaki: I don't have a high-pitched voice (laughs). I have to sing and adjust the pitch a little.
Kuroda: What kind of message did you put into the work as a whole?

Yamazaki: I wanted to say that there are times when people are like this (laughs). Even if you hate someone, you can't really hate that person. We are all lonely, so we are looking for someone to save us.
Kuroda: Somehow, your feelings of ambivalence came through in the song. Do you have any advice for younger students?

Yamazaki: It's great to have the potential to create something on your own. Sometimes it's better to rely on others!
Kuroda: Thank you very much for your time today. I'm looking forward to your future activities.

Fumi Kuroda


March 28, 2022 3Dコンテンツ制作プロジェクト

 こんにちは。白山麓高専事務室の間加田 侑里です。

校舎: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=MLkmuWVrTgC&play=1
学生寮:  https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=SaYCk8b1ZpL&play=1
カフェテリア:  https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=1X3iUM4Vpna&play=1


 このプロジェクトには1年生の泉屋 匠吾さん、柿田 紗蘭さん、橋谷 龍斗さん、三輪 恵万さん、2年生の勝方 正宗さん、酒井 瞭さん、戸塚 裕基さんが参加しました。作成した3D空間は、本校のWebサイトから見られるようになりますが、他にも進学説明会などでの学校紹介で使用する予定です。学生たちは、自分たちが入学前に白山麓キャンパスの施設内でどのような生活が送れるのか、学生寮のレイアウトなど、事前に知りたかったことを思い出しながら、教室班、コモンズ斑、体育館・寮班の3チームに分かれ、それぞれ撮影とコンテンツ制作に取り組みました。

間加田 侑里

 Hello. This is Yuri Makada from the Hakusanroku office.
 I would like to introduce a student project that took place in February. In this project, students took pictures of the campus using "Matterport," a 3D imaging camera. It is an American camera that converts real space into 3DVR space, and with this the photographed 3D space can be freely navigated on the web or using VR goggles, allowing visitors to tour the campus at any time. First, please take a look at what we have actually produced.

School building: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=MLkmuWVrTgC&play=1
Student dormitory: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=SaYCk8b1ZpL&play=1
Cafeteria: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=1X3iUM4Vpna&play=1

  As you can see when you navigate the actual 3D space, you can move smoothly from point to point, and the result is so realistic that you feel as if you are visiting the place. By embedding photos and video links, we can show content related to various parts of the school building. To create this 3D space, the students spent about two weeks photographing more than 700 locations in school buildings.

  First-year students Shogo Izumiya, Saran Kakita, Ryuto Hashiya, and Ema Miwa, and second-year students Masamune Katsukata, Ryo Sakei, and Yuki Totsuka participated in this project. The 3D space they created will not only be available on the school's website, but will also be used to introduce the school at information sessions and other events. The students were divided into three teams (classroom group, Commons group, and gymnasium/dormitory group) and each team took pictures and created content. They remembered what they wished they had known in advance before they came to ICT, such as what kind of life they could expect at Hakusanroku Campus and the layout of the dormitories before entering the school. Each group then began to film and create content about their area.
 The filming proceeded with students' ideas incorporated into the filming points. In content creation, the students also worked on producing photos and videos of classes that they wanted to incorporate into each location, a Hakusanroku Journal article with information about events, and videos about the school.
 It was impressive to see the students enjoying exploring the 3D space that they had created. With life during the COVID-19 pandemic, the opportunity to travel and visit the campus is now limited, so a virtual tour using a 3D space is an easy way to see the campus online without traveling. I thought it was a very effective tool in this day and age.

Yuri Makada


March 25, 2022 バイオアート特別講義「微生物の世界」

 こんにちは。白山麓高専事務室の藤 圭佑です。

 2月17日(木)、221日(月)、225日(金)の3日間、金沢工業大学 バイオ・化学部 応用バイオ学科の相良 純一 准教授(以下、相良先生)を講師としてお招きし、微生物を材料としたバイオアート特別講義が1年生と2年生を対象に白山麓キャンパス内にあるKITイノベーションハブで行われました。相良先生のご専門は「バイオインフォマティクス」です。これは生命科学と情報科学の統合分野のひとつで、DNAやタンパク質など、生命が持つ様々な遺伝子配列情報やタンパク質分子の構造、変化、挙動を数値化し、生理的な情報と共に解析していく学問分野です。






藤 圭佑

 Hello. I’m Keisuke Tou from the Hakusanroku Office.
 Cherry blossoms are beginning to bloom across Japan. Around the Hakusanroku Campus, I can feel spring, too.
 On Thursday, February 17th, Monday, February 21st, and Friday, February 25th, Junichi Sagara sensei (Prof.) of the Department of Applied Bioscience within, the College of Bioscience and Chemistry, at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology came to the KIT Innovation Hub. He talked to 1st and 2nd year students about using microorganisms to create art. Sagara sensei specializes in Bioinformatics. This field integrates life science and information science. It is an academic discipline that analyzes the structure, changes, and behavior of various gene sequences and protein molecules, such as DNA and proteins. All living organisms have these components and Bioinformatics lets us analyze them alone with physiological information.

The first day of the special lecture on February 17th.
 First, Sagara sensei explained the precautions to be taken when handling microorganisms, as well as how to use the microorganism laboratory and safety equipment at the KIT Innovation Hub. There are three steps to completing Bioart: screening, isolation, and drawing. The microorganisms must be grown using these three steps. The students began with screening and received an agar medium (a petri dish on which nutrients are agar-solidified) used in microorganism culture experiments and a cotton swab to collect microorganisms. The students then collected microorganisms from a variety of sources, including stuffed animals, skin on their hands and necks, smartphones, and the walls and floors of their own rooms in the school building and dormitories. After collection, the microorganisms were stored for four days in an incubator set at 37℃ so the microorganisms could grow.

The second day of the special lecture on February 21st.
 The first step was for each student to observe how the microorganisms collected by themselves and their classmates on the first day of the special lecture grew over the four days. The microorganisms growing on the agar medium emitted a distinctive savory smell, similar to that of shrimp snacks, and the students observed their growth with great interest. After the observations, isolation was conducted to separate multiple microorganisms into single microorganisms. This isolation process involves selecting microorganisms to be used as paints and culturing them on a new agar medium. In this way, students created their own palette to be used in the next lecture. After the work was done, the agar medium was put back into the incubator. On this day, the students sketched the designs that they would draw in the third lecture. Students drew butterflies, jellyfish and other animals, mountains and other landscapes, etc. on a piece of A4 paper. The students were really looking forward to the 3rd class.  

The third day of the special lecture on February 25th.
 In this lecture, the students used the palettes and the sketches they had prepared in order to create their own drawings on the agar medium. Sagara sensei gave the following tips for drawing: (1) do not use too much force so as not to damage the agar, (2) when you want to express a pattern in a dark color, take a microorganism firmly on the tip of the brush and apply it repeatedly to the drawing, and (3) when you want to express a light color, take a cotton swab dipped in water and use it to apply a thin layer of the microorganism to the drawing. For about an hour, students earnestly created their own unique works of art.
 The special lecture ended with a round of applause from the students, expressing their gratitude to Sagara sensei for his guidance over the three classes.

 Sagara sensei expressed his hope, saying, "With any technology, there is a fun world of art that applies that technology. I hope that this bioart event will be an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the world of biotechnology".
 Currently, the students' artwork is growing in the incubator. I hope that this process goes well and soon they will be completed.

Keisuke Tou

March 22, 2022 2月の課外授業

こんにちは、白山麓高専事務室の間加田 侑里です。今回は2月に課外授業で行った様々なワークショップについて紹介します。 
 Hello, this is Yuri Makada from the Hakusanroku office. Today, I would like to introduce some activities held in February.



World Languages

On Tuesday, February 8th, special foreign language classes were held. Students could choose two of the following four languages to study: Arabic by Alaa sensei (Prof.) and Nagwa sensei (Prof.), Malay by Hazwan sensei (Prof.), Thai by Apirak sensei (Associate Lecturer), and French by Dorsaf sensei (Prof.). The students were full of curiosity at the opportunity to learn about unknown languages. In the courses, they learned simple greetings, how to write their names, played traditional games, and learned about other cultures. Usually, students take most of their classes in English, so this was a good opportunity for them to learn about other languages and cultures.


 まずは、少人数で様々なゲームが行われました。「Choose your own adventure」という動画を鑑賞しながら物語を選択し、それによりエンディングが変わる選択型ゲーム、お題に沿って漫画を描きながらバトルする「MANGAKA」ゲーム、お互いの正体を探り合う会話型のパーティーゲーム「Spy-Fall 2」が行われました。色々なゲームを英語で体験し、楽しい時間となりました。
 その後、「Lets Chat」という学生たちが教職員に英語でインタビューし、スタンプを貯めてミッションをクリアしていくイベントが行われました。教職員たちは翻訳機を使ってでも、必ず英語で返答しなければならず、清掃員、警備員、看護師、職員らはこの日のために心構えをしていました。学生たちは教職員に趣味、経験、家族、ICTでの生活について質問し、英語でのコミュニケーションを楽しみました。学生たちは教職員のことを知る良いきっかけになったのではないでしょうか。

English Day

 On Friday, February 18th, an English Day was held by the English Department faculty members and Learning Mentors, so students could participate in English games and activities.
 First, three different games were played in small groups. One was game called Choose Your Own Adventure, in which students made choices in a story while watching a video. Each choice changed the direction of the story so that many different endings were possible. Another game was MANGAKA, in which students battled each other while creating an original manga according to a theme. The last game was a conversational party game called Spy-Fall 2. In this game participants tried to figure out each other's identities. Students played these games in English and had a great time.
 Next was the English Punctuation Party. In this game, students had to add punctuation to a sentence in order to produce a correct sentence. For correct answers, students received cookies from Edward sensei (Prof.), who is an excellent cook, and were able to make a paper crown with exclamation marks and apostrophes pasted on them. Each student made their own lovely crown.
 Later, there was an event called Let's Chat. Students interviewed teachers and staff members in English, accumulating stamps to complete their missions. Staff members had to respond in English, even if they had to use a translator, and the cleaners, security guards, nurses, and office staffs had prepared themselves for this day. The students enjoyed communicating with the teachers and staff members in English, asking them questions about their hobbies, experiences, families, and life at ICT. It was a good opportunity for the students to get to know more about the teachers and staff members
 In the afternoon, a team obstacle race was held in the gymnasium, with teams composed of both students and teachers. First, an obstacle course message game race was held, in which students had to memorize English sentences at the end of an obstacle course, and return to communicate the sentences to their team - hurdles and other obstacles were prepared, but many students forgot their messages while running, and in the end, many teams failed to communicate their messages quickly enough. Next, a blindfold maze game was held, in which the teacher in each team was blindfolded, and instructed in English by the students, to navigate the maze to reach the goal. The teacher had to return to the starting point if they stepped outside the taped path by even a millimeter, so students carefully gave instructions to the teachers. Finally, an original Twister game was created by Edward sensei, that produced unique poses and lots of laughter. The winning team received sweets as a prize from President Barksdale.
 After this event, the students said, "That was fun!". I hope that the students were able to communicate with teachers and staff members on campus through various activities using English.



 228日(月)に白山麓キャンパスで寮生活を終える2年生の送別会が行われました。まずは1年生から2年生にメッセージカードを送り、2年生は下級生にお別れの言葉を述べました。そして2年間の活動を振り返るスライドショーを鑑賞し、思い出に浸りました。最後に、2年生担任の潟辺先生がお別れの言葉を述べ、2年生のキルパラーニ アニッシュさんによるピアノ演奏と小髙先生の指揮の元、全員で「旅立ちの日に」を合唱しました。

Farewell party for 2nd year students

 On Monday, February 28th, a farewell party was held for 2nd year students who will finish their dormitory life at the Hakusanroku Campus. First, the 1st year students sent message cards to the 2nd year students, and the 2nd year students made good bye speeches to the 1st year students. Then, we watched a slideshow of pictures taken during the two years they were here. Finally, 2nd grade homeroom teacher Katabe sensei (Prof.) gave his farewell speech, and all the students sang a song together accompanied on the piano by 2nd grade student Anish Kirpalani and conducted by Kodaka sensei (Prof.). 
 The new 3rd year students will begin their new life. We cannot predict the future status of the spread of COVID-19, but I hope that the situation will calm down and that they will be able to go to Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand to study as soon as possible.

間加田 侑里

March 2, 2022 歴史文化(英語)IB 最終発表

 こんにちは。白山麓高専事務室の間加田 侑里です。今回は歴史文化(英語)ⅠBの授業で行われた最終発表について紹介したいと思います。

 1年生が履修する歴史文化(英語)IBでは、世界の歴史的な出来事のつながりを調べ、分析した結果、自分の考えや発見したことを発表します。今回は技術とイノベーション、成長と持続可能性に関連する「進歩」について橋谷 龍斗さんとサンサル・セルゲレンさんが発表を行いました。




間加田 侑里

 Hello. I'm Yuri Makada from the Hakusanroku office. Today, I would like to introduce the final presentation given in the History and Culture (English) IB class.

 In History and Culture (English) IB, which is taken by first-year students, they research and analyze the connections between historical events in the world, and then present their ideas and findings. This time, Ryuto Hashiya and Sansar Sergelen gave presentations on "progress" as it relates to technology and innovation, growth and sustainability.

 Ryuto presented about technology and innovation, focusing on printing presses and how their evolution through technological innovation has led to printed materials being available more quickly. About growth and sustainability, he focused on hard power and soft power, saying that instead of hard power, which deeply and directly affects the conditions and lives of companies and organizations in other countries, soft power, which is less aggressive, more cooperative, and in many cases more beneficial to both sides, is more effective because it extends relationships and peaceful conditions.
 Assistant Professor Edward Basquill, who was in charge of this class, was impressed by the fact that even though Ryuto’s presentation time was shorter than planned, it had almost no effect on the quality of his presentation, which shows he really understood what he was saying.

 Sansar presented on the theme of technology and innovation, using the example of how the sails and compasses that powered the Age of Exploration not only changed Europe, but with the discovery of the Americas by Europeans, there were negative effects on both indigenous peoples in the Americas as well as Africans. He presented how innovation and technology have led to major changes in society and culture.
 Assistant Professor Edward was impressed with Sansar's understanding and depth of reasoning from the accurately captured historical information and the writing of his own opinions in a long essay, which showed a deeper explanation than the assignment called for, but Sansar showed a spirit of challenging himself in such a wonderful way.

 Ryuto and Sanser's presentations were excellent, concisely summarizing their ideas and presenting their ideas in an easy-to-understand manner. I am looking forward to their further growth.

Yuri Makada

January 17, 2022 Visual Arts Ⅰ



間加田 侑里

Hello! It’s Yuri Makada from the Hakusanroku office. Today I would like to write about the presentations the first year students made in their Visual Arts I class. 
 In Visual Arts I, students learn about fine arts, crafts, and design processes to enhance their artistic knowledge and sensibility, and to cultivate their ability to think and express themselves through creative activities. Through the process of thinking with their hands, we aim to develop new awareness and deepen their thinking.
 This time, the task was "A structure that will hold a CD." The requirement was to use paper to build a structure that would hold a CD in the air and create a structure that would hold a CD even if it was tilted in any direction.
 The students proceeded with their work while searching for a rational shape that would satisfy the prerequisites based on the material and characteristics of paper. This assignment emphasized that an expressive artist who creates something must have a clear intention for creating it, and each student gave a presentation on the intention behind their own work.
 The Visual Arts courses are offered to both first and second year students. According to Professor Kodaka, who is in charge of the classes, the aims are to consistently observe ideas and things from many perspectives and to derive ideas and values from them. The goal of these classes is for students to develop the ability to express themselves creatively and to nurture the mindset necessary for creativity.

Yuri Makada

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