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Watch Your Back, Mister Softee: Coolhaus Marries Art & Ice Cream
“Your building looks like a layer cake,” Natasha Case’s professor admonished. She was in architecture school at UC Berkley, and took this critique to heart. “He tells me this, and I’m thinking, why would he say that negatively? Layer cakes are awesome.” So, for her second model, Natasha — now the cofounder of an ice cream sandwich truck called Coolhaus — constructed it from cake batter instead of cardboard. Everyone was transfixed during her class presentation. Then came the lightbulb moment: With food, getting people to pay attention is, truly, a piece of cake.
Rebranding America’s Schools — One Tumblr Post at a Time
In the heart of East Los Angeles, in an office building turned magnet school, Jonathan Araiza speaks into a camera. “My dream is to get out of high school,” the former gang member says. “I will be the first one to graduate in my family.” The man behind the lens, Jason Pollock, would say that Araiza is “undroppable” — he has persevered, against trying circumstances, to graduate this year. For the past two months, Pollock has interviewed hundreds of students like him, in some of the poorest districts in the country, to find out what keeps them from dropping out. The result — a documentary film project and vast social media campaign that launches today on Tumblr — is called Undroppable.