The Pulse Crew 2016-2017
Eric R. Larson
Technology Education Teacher
Red Productions Adviser
Mr. Larson has been teaching video for the past 16 years at Manchester High School, Manchester, CT. He has developed classes at MHS that include an entry level video production class, a studio production class, Sports Broadcasting and Broadcast Journalism. Within these classes students produce news production programs featuring The Pulse and Manchester Monthly. Mr. Larson was a former video technician for the Connecticut Air National Guard of 9 years. Now, Mr. Larson loves being able to teach students his passion, video production, and set students off onto career paths in the film and broadcasting industries. As a board director of The Student Television Network, Mr. Larson enjoys the opportunity to work with, and collaborate with the nation's leading video educators to build a strong legion of tomorrow's storytellers.
Social Studies Teacher
Mr. Jones has been involved with the Broadcast Journalism program for the past three years as a co-teacher and co-adviser. Every day, he is reminded of the amazing students and opportunities we have here in Manchester. Apart from learning the nuts and bolts of video and news production, he assists the team in working to tell our school and community story. He thinks it is exciting to help students to work on improving their writing, research and interviewing skills.
Period 6 Director
Out of his two years in Broadcast, Kely's favorite parts have been working with Larson and Jones, as well as taking Macs home. Besides B-Cast, Kely is on the Baseball and Cross Country teams, apart of Film Club, and Red Productions
Period 6 Director
Period 7 Director
This is Liv's second year in the program, and her third in Live For Five and Red Productions, which she co-directs. She is also involved in Indoor/Outdoor Track, and the Manchester Youth Commission. Liv loves Broadcast because she gets to work with so many different kinds of people.
Period 7 Director
This is Annabelle's second year in Broadcast, which she loves because she learns about the Broadcast/News Industry, where she can build her skills as an aspiring journalist. Annabelle is on the girls Swim and Tennis teams, and the Instructor of the Handicapped (IOH) organization.
In his first year of Broadcast, Alec has enjoyed meeting the diverse amount of people he interviews each week, as well as the pressure of making stories. Alec plays both soccer and baseball, and is apart of LINK and National Honor Society.
Abdulah describes Broadcast as: "A class where you get to be creative with what you do, it is a very hands on class.". He also runs cross country, and Indoor/Outdoor Track.
Tyler loves everything about his first year of Broadcast, plays baseball and basketball, and is in Red Productions.
This is Mikey's first year in Broadcast. He is also involved in GSAFE, and enjoys B-Cast because it's a fun group of people and you can improve upon film skills.
So far in Dom's first year of Broadcast, he's enjoyed editing and shooting, and thinks it's great opportunity to meet new people and venture outside the high school. Dom also plays soccer and golf for the school, and is apart of Ski Club.
Abdul loves his first year of Broadcast, as he gets to be apart of The Pulse, and enjoys watching Live For Five
Ty is apart of Red Productions and Wrestling. He likes B-Cast because it keeps him on his toes and it's an interactive class.
In Emily's first year in Broadcast, she has enjoyed creating and producing stories for others to watch, Iearning new things, and having fun with her friends. She is also involved in: Girls varsity swim, Track and field, and Homecoming float planning and construction.
Involved with Varsity boy's swim and baseball, Unified Sports, LINK Crew, and Red Productions, Anthony is a dedicated member of the community. As for Anthony's second year in the Broadcast program, he describes it as "fun and dope", and his favorite parts have been creating his show, Fly By Sports.
In Jack's second year of Broadcast, when asked what he likes he claims: "students have the majority of the control over the class, Larson, and Jones gives the students more creative control over what you do and how you want the program.". Jack is also in Red Productions.
Sam has been enjoying his second year of Broadcast as he believes:"It gives me a chance to work with and interact with kids in a new, and more creative way outside of typical classes". Sam is also involved in Swim, Baseball, Best Buds, IOH, Class Board, Ski Club, and S.E.A.T.
Lena plays Basketball and Volleyball, and is in Ski Club. She likes Broadcast because she can be creative and put their her own visions on videos.
This is Kyle's third year in Broadcast, where he likes creating stories. Kyle is on Activities Planning Board, participates in Open Mic, and is in Best Buds.
In Ben's first year of Broadcast, he looks forward to the class everyday, he loves working with his friends, and preparing for the future he wishes to pursue in communications. Ben is also involved in Baseball, Red Prod, and Ski Club.
Tyler plays soccer and tennis, and enjoys Broadcast from learning about the community, and being able to experience STN.
Why did JT come back for his second year in Broadcast? To spend more time with his idol: Mr. Jones. JT also swims and plays baseball.