Image of a Mission Table

Making a difference

REPORTERS: Arjun Aujula, Parker Bizjack, Becky Booth, Ryan Copeland, Ben Horsey, Liza Lachter, Logan MacKinney, Maia Manzagol, Jonathan Palfy, Julian Reiss, Lilah Richman, Kylie Sebastian, Eve Sloan, Wesley Slavin, Gisele Turchon, Owen Wright

Do you have a really powerful story that might make other people care about an issue that they’ve never heard about before? Were you personally affected by something that you feel should change? is an organization that gives the voiceless a voice, and gives people the opportunity to make a difference in the world. When people don’t believe that they can make a difference, helps empower individuals to stand up for what is important, and provides the opportunity to state their opinion and take a stand for whatever they feel strongly about.

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Facebook’s Surround 360 Camera

One Innovation at a Time

REPORTERS/WRITERS: Aiden Ament, Sabrina Chafee, Kylar Flynn, Katrina Horsey, Ellie Jenkins, Parker Kulavic, Jessica Le, Carissa Lee, Charlotte Lee, Jane Merkle, Rachel Metzger, Will O’Hara, Elliott Soofer, Lyle Rumon, Christine Watridge, Sari Wisoff

Where is one place that you are dying to go, but have never been? Let’s say you’re imagining the rolling hills of Tuscany, surrounded by billowing vineyards and stunning vistas from quaint, hillside villages. Or maybe it’s sitting courtside at a Warriors game, dripping with sweat and excitement as Steph Curry bounds down the court from a breakaway layup. What if you could see it all from the very room where you’re sitting right now? What if the direct, intense experience of these worlds in all their vibrancy could be available to you this instant? It can be possible, thanks to the inspired technological masters at Facebook, who every day are working to “connect the world.”

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The Science of Pixar

image of our group of FastForward Adventure Reporters on location at Pixar's headquarters

Tony DeRose, Senior Scientist & Research Leader

BY Isabel Angel, Aiden Ament, Lola Daley, Adriana Golden, Gillian Friend, Carissa Lee, Shyla Lensing, Jonah Kernis, Jane Merkle, Abby Smith, Cole Summers, Giselle Turchon, Lilly Wanninger and Sophia Zoog; from Bel-Aire, Branson, Gate AcaDemy, Marin Academy, Hall Middle, Kent Middle, Marin Catholic, Marin Montessori, Miller Creek Middle, Mill Valley Middle, Marin Waldorf and San Rafael High Schools

A darkened movie theatre. “Please silence your phone before the movie starts,” an audio speaker booms. The screen bursts to life, and the iconic Pixar logo appears across it, complete with the mischievous letter-crushing lamp that first debuted in the short film Luxo Jr. nearly thirty years ago. Since then, young and old alike have enjoyed Pixar Animation Studios’ slew of classic computer animated films, with titles like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles entertaining millions through their hilarious, thrilling, and moving storytelling.

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