Talk:Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
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Who added Lucas Grabeel as a graduate? He didn't even live in Florida. According to the IMDb, he attended high school in Missouri. - Ashley —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 05:26, 14 September 2007 (UTC) Oh, and the Creative Writing department did not have a building for it. The old math wing on the southwestern end of the school was given to the department in 2006.
Okay, I've been watiching this page for a while (as a DA grad) and it seems very obvious to me that it's being written by current or former students of DA, which makes it very difficult for this article to be unbiased and cited properly. People are writting the article based on personal experience and knowledge, and I've seen it fluctuate a lot as people keep adding or subtracting opinion and unverifiable information. Some of this information can be cited from DA's website. Some of this information-like the student protests over contruction- can be cited from the Improviser, and we can debate later about whether that's a credible enough source for Wikipedia; if someone at DA who's been interested in working on this article can look through old issues (around 2000-2002ish, probably) and make a citation, that would be great. I think that working on this page would be a good excericse for students wanting experience in writting.
There's some formatting issues: if the article is going to discuss each art department, then please remember that Vocal, Piano, and Instrumental Music are seperate departments. They have seperate sections on DA's website.
Also, departments don't need a list of every teacher- people outside the school don't know who they are (especially if only listed by last name) and don't really care. Don't list a teacher unless they're remarkable: a well-known artist, the recipient of an outside award, and etc. A prime example of someone who could be mentioned is Micheal Higgins from the Theater Department, as he's also the state director for the Florida Thespians. I know you love your teachers, but calling them all highly qualified sounds like biased PR unless you can cite an source proving that each and everyone of them are without a doubt more qualified than your standard teacher in that field. This page isn't about trying to promote DA; we're just trying to state some facts. If a teacher's got notable credentials, cite them.
Listing every class ("Creative Writing I, II, III") doesn't mean much, unless there's a well-known standard for what constitutes "Creative Writting I" as opposed to "Creative Writing II."
I'll keep an eye on the page, and work on it as I get the chance. Jenria 07:14, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
"Quite a few Douglas Anderson alumni have made names for themselves in the entertainment industry."
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