In 1929, the Stephen’s family had a dream to open a school in the San Francisco, California area. They had succeeded, and made an Academy called the Academy of Arts, and it was named such until Richard S. Stephen’s stepped down, and handed the school over to his son Dr. Richard A. Stephens who added bachelor’s and Undergraduate programs to the Academy, and they became Academy of Art College. With the new programs added, enrollment soared above 5,000 and to this day it’s still one of the few Colleges in the United Stated to be privately owned. Then in 2004 The granddaughter of the founder Richard S. Stephens, Dr. Elisa Stephens took over the college, and under her guidance, they became the Academy of Art University. On top of the school being privately owned by the same family for over 90 years, the entire family are art lovers who are involved in the art community.
The video created by Sam Bear shows a day-in-the-life of a university student who is taking classes at the Academy of Art University. It shows him getting up at 9 a.m., then he tours the city of beautiful San Francisco, California, and progresses as he gets a free ride to the college by flashing his school ID. Then he starts classes at 11 a.m., then takes a break and hang out with his friends for a few hours before taking his afternoon class. Yes, only two classes at the university because they want to focus on the experience of college, and they want students to have all their focus on classes and projects. It then shows him hanging out with his friends again, and then back to the dorm to crash out by 11 p.m. This video is something that every college should do. This is a more accurate description of life on campus that a simple tour of the school.
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Alastair Borthwick was a well-known writer, journalist, and broadcaster in Scotland. He lived from 1913 to 2003. He was most well known for his books on Scottish people using climbing as a sport and pastime and his book told from the point of view of an infantryman during the Second World War. Alastair Borthwick will forever be remembered as one of the important people in Scotland’s history.
Alastair Borthwick was born in Rutherglen, Scotland. He was raised in Glasgow. He attended Glasgow High School until he dropped out at age sixteen. He chose to drop out because he had been offered a job as a copy taker at the Evening Times. After his time there he went on to do work at another paper called the Glasgow Weekly Herald. When he wrote there, he wrote everything from front page news to articles for the women’s and children’s sections to crossword puzzles. While he was writing for the Glasgow Weekly Herald he came across the phenomena of Scottish working class taking up the sport of climbing as a pastime. This was unique as before then mainly only the wealthy would go on climbing and camping trips. Working class Scottish people achieved climbing as a pastime by hitchhiking or going together in a large group out to the country. Then they would either rough it camp or they’d stay in bothies. His first article on the subject change to being a regular column. The regular column turned in his book Always a Little Further. The book received critical acclaim when it was published in 1939.
The other book that Alastair is most well known for is his book called Sans Peur or Batallion. This book was written about his time serving as a junior officer on the frontline. It was a unique book for that fact since most books at the time were written from the point of view of higher-ups or committees in the war who were often not directly on the frontline.
Alastair Borthwick died at the ripe old age of 90 after finishing off his professional life doing broadcast writing for radio and television. Because of Alastair’s prominent and critically acclaimed books that were important for telling the perspective of the working class or of a junior officer, he will be forever be remembered as an important author and journalist in Scotland’s history. You can find his books today to read for yourself his important works.