In order to graduate from Big Picture, students must pass the Vermont Science Fair, which is held every April at Norwhich University. We started preparation at the beginning of the year, and by January we all knew what we were going to do our projects on. At first I was going to study synesthesia, which is a rare condition in which the five senses overlap in certain ways. This was an interesting topic to me because as a musician I have experienced synesthesia, but after writing the first draft of my research paper I realized that I really wanted to be doing a different project.
Since the election I have been wanting to get more involved in political and social science. It really made me realize that I want to be learning about how people work. The science fair seemed like the perfect opportunity to do this, so I switched my project to a survey about fake news.