Sora Journal

Student Work


Ava Be. - Andrew Salgado Eye

Ava likes drawing portraits and facial features in different mediums. This is an eye study in the style of Andrew Salgado using Procreate.

Monica Wa. - Fashion Activism

For the History of Fashion Expedition, Monica researched Fashion Activism, focusing on LGBTQ+ and Black Lives Matter fashion.

Darah Mo. - Reaching New Heights

In the expedition From Empires to Emojis: Iconic Art Through the Ages, students are an artist who just moved to an ancient empire - perhaps Egypt, China, or the Indus Valley. Learn how Athena student Darah chose to represent an idea from our modern society.

Lenka Ke. - "Dirty Duckie"

Nova Middle School is home to many creatives and even an Animal Art Club! Take a closer look at Lenka's artwork featuring a fuzzy faced duckling.

Dawsey Jo. - A Redesigned Tennis Racket

Laws of physics are everywhere around us - especially in our favorite sports! In Forces of Nature: Physics of Sports, Sports, Gaming and the Everyday, Dawsey applied his knowledge of physics to redesign a tennis racket for improved performance.

Avery Hi. - Dear Future Sora Student

For many Sora students, their first full cycle at a new school just wrapped. In this open letter to a future Sora student, Athena student Avery shares what they think future students should know.

A Po. - 5 Questions with Humanities Expert, Marina!

"When I was growing up, I was that kid who was like, “I can't do math. I hate math.” I didn’t feel like I was born with a math brain. In high school, all of that changed with a supportive teacher." - Marina Soucy

Mia Lu. - Mia's Joy of Juggling

...then something funny happened. I hit myself in the head and bursted out laughing with my mom. I decided then, that it is okay not to get it on the first try. It allows me to laugh at myself instead of being mean to myself.

Matthew Jo. - How Can Teens Break into Coding?

Coding can seem very challenging due to the complexity and uniqueness of each language. However, even with how challenging it seems, coding can be easy to learn for teenagers. There are even job opportunities for teenagers to work in the coding industry.

Avery Hi. - PFOS Contamination: A Silent Menace

In Periodic Table of Pollution, students explored pollution through the illuminating lens of the periodic table before selecting chemical elements, molecules, and pollutants that intrigue them and, together, forge a dynamic "Periodic Table of Pollution."

Jack Pa. - Glenn Burke Breaks Boundaries

Sports is a universal language that has encouraged world peace, transformed culture, inspired change and broken barriers. Students explored past and present athletes who have broken physical, social, cultural, economic, psychological, and racial barriers and changed the world based on their own values.

Maria de. - Alma Panameña

Hispanic Heritage Month (celebrated from September 15 to October 15) served as inspiration for Maria’s original art piece, Alma Panameña.

Elliotte Cl. - Wait... A Comfortable Pointe Shoe?

In Sports Technology: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, students took a deep dive into how athletic equipment is designed using various scientific principles and took their hand at developing and testing their own equipment.

Sora Students - Take me to the Movies

Can you smell the popcorn? In this immersive Middle School math project, students explore the mathematics behind a trip to the movies and try their hand at business management using Roblox to turn algebra into a cinematic experience.

Ari Tu. - Coral or Chaos?

In this informative essay, Ari explores the Great Barrier Reef's fragile ecosystem, and our role in its' survival.

Colton Ke. - Pavlova

Colton gives us a fascinating overview of the origins and history of the Pavlova dessert.

Athena Campus - DIY Dynamo Expedition - Reflection Posters

The Athena Campus created posters to reflect on the DIY Dynamo Expedition. In this expedition, students explored how energy is harnessed and converted into usable electricity, and then built their our own dynamo devices out of mostly recycled materials.

Nico - Made In Abyss is amazing (And it also has problems)

In the expedition Philosophy of Anime, students examine "My Hero Academia" - the story of Izuku Midoriya and how he became the world’s greatest hero. Nico analyzes and reflects on the narrative, and it's strengths and weaknesses.

Maria de. - Pink Skies

This awe-inspiring creation is a testament to the artist's unique interest in moths. Let these fuzzy antennae tickle your wonder and curiosity, while rosey wings carry you into a world where the ordinary transforms into extraordinary enchantment

Athena Campus - Summer Carnival

Nothing says summertime like carnival food. ⁠ What crazy carnival confections did Athena students come up with at the Summer Carnival?!

Ciara & Rachel - Luminexus

Welcome to the Luminexus podcast where we shine a light on radical new technologies to impact the most pressing problems of our time.

Ciara Se. - If Rocks Could Talk

If rocks could talk, oh the stories they would tell! Have you ever looked out your bedroom window and wondered what the world looked like thousands, millions, or even billions of years ago?

Isabella Ge. - Artnado Project

Earlier this year, Isabella enrolled in "Artnado: An Extreme Weather Art Competition" to explore the intersection of art, science and writing.

Dylan & Gretta - Social Song

Based on their own experiences with mental health and bullying, Dylan & Gretta combined their passion for music to write & produce a song as a class project in the Expedition ""At War with Conformity.