Posts by Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.

June 2, 2023

High School Seniors Playfully Prank Principal With Unexpected Sleepover at Her House

Every year, high school seniors across the country celebrate their graduation with a creative prank. While most of the time this involves decorating their campus, dressing up, or other antics, a group of students at St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Delaware, thought outside the box. The mischievous seniors snuck into their principal's house late ant night and camped out in her living room area, leading to a stunning surprise that has now gone viral.

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June 1, 2023

72-Year-Old Graduates College and His 99-Year-Old Mom Proudly Attends the Ceremony

Learning is a lifelong journey. While some people go to college early, others have a different scholastic route. For Sam Kaplan, he spent 50 years out of the classroom before eventually finding his way back at the age of 68. After enrolling in Georgia Gwinnett College, he worked toward achieving a degree in Cinema and Media Arts. The now-72-year-old proudly crossed the stage on May 11 and was cheered on by his 99-year-old mother.

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May 28, 2023

12 Artists Who Were Masters of Drawing, From Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso

Drawing is one of the oldest forms of visual art with a long and diverse history. It is widely considered the foundation of all art and the first medium students must master. And while its widespread accessibility means it continues to be a popular pursuit for creatives around the world, drawings are often overshadowed by painting and sculpture. However, many artists who are famous for their work in color were also exemplary draftspeople.

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May 25, 2023

Relive the 80s With This 2,651-Piece LEGO Set of a Pac-Man Arcade

Fans of old-fashioned arcade games can relive the experience with LEGO's newest set. Inspired by the 1980s game of Pac-Man, this 2,651-piece set helps you recreate the iconic game. Not only does it feature figurines of the titular character and the ghost villains Blinky and Clyde, but it also includes the necessary parts to activate a mechanical chase. The box set is modeled after an arcade cabinet.

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