Splash Biography



JACK HILDER, Senior at Yale, majoring in History.




Major: History

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Past Classes

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H3425: How and Why You Need to Vote in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 27, 2018)
You can't vote in the United States until you're 18, but believe it or not, you'll be that old before you know it! (Some of you already are!) Take this class to find out why it's so important to vote, how to register, and how to figure out who you want to vote for.


H3426: "Get Out" and Race in America in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 27, 2018)
The movie "Get Out," written and directed by Jordan Peele, actually has a lot to say the role race plays in American life. Take this class to find out how!


H3428: How the Economy Blew Up When You Were A Little Kid in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 27, 2018)
Back in 2007 and 2008, the United States economy, along with those of many other developed (wealthy) countries, essentially blew up. And for several years after that, the developed world underwent the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression. Why and how did everything go so, so wrong? Take this class to find out! (P.S. -- This topic is more fun and interesting, and less depressing, than it sounds!)


H3230: How the Economy Blew Up When You Were A Little Kid in Splash Spring 18 (Apr. 07, 2018)
Back in 2007 and 2008, the United States economy, along with those of many other developed (wealthy) countries, essentially blew up. And for several years after that, the developed world underwent the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression. Why and how did everything go so, so wrong? Take this class to find out! (P.S. — This topic is more fun and interesting, and less depressing, than it sounds!)


H3231: "Get Out" and Race in America in Splash Spring 18 (Apr. 07, 2018)
What does Jordan Peele's Oscar-winning satirical horror blockbuster "Get Out," probably the most instantly memorable film of 2017, have to do with the 19 Africans, the first to arrive in the modern-day United States, brought against their will to Jamestown, Virginia in 1619, and the millions of people of African descent who followed them over the next four centuries, shaping irrevocably the face of American life? Take this class to find out!


H3008: Why the Economy Blew up When You Were a Little Kid in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 11, 2017)
Back in 2007 and 2008, the United States economy, along with those of many other developed (wealthy) countries, essentially blew up. And for several years after that, the developed world underwent the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression. Why and how did everything go so, so wrong? Take this class to find out! (P.S. -- This topic is more fun and interesting, and less depressing, than it sounds!)


S2762: Aliens? in Splash Spring 17 (Apr. 08, 2017)
Is there life beyond Earth? The question may seem like it belongs only in science fiction movies, but by using principles of Astronomy, Geology, and Biology, we can actually make a fairly educated guess whether or not we're sharing the Universe. Take this class to learn how.


H2763: The American Sitcom in Splash Spring 17 (Apr. 08, 2017)
From "I Love Lucy," and "The Brady Bunch" to "Friends," "Seinfeld," and modern shows like "Parks and Recreation" and "Black-ish," the American situation comedy has entertained the public and captured contemporary sensibilities like perhaps no other medium over the past decades. Take this class to learn the history of sitcoms, the hallmarks of the form, and the basics of writing your own show!


E2470: Politics and Action Movies in Sprout Spring 17 (Feb. 11 - 25, 2017)
Action movies and politics: at first glance, they might seem as far apart as two topics can get. But upon closer inspection, we can see all kinds of interesting connections. Want to know how "The Hunger Games" relates to Hillary Clinton, what "The Dark Knight" has to do with the War on Terror, and much more? Take this class to find out.


E2471: Aliens? in Sprout Spring 17 (Feb. 11 - 25, 2017)
Is there life beyond Earth? The question may seem like it belongs only in science fiction movies, but by using principles of Astronomy, Geology, and Biology, we can actually make a fairly educated guess whether or not we're sharing the Universe. Take this class to learn how.


H2313: Politics and Action Movies in Splash Fall 16 (Nov. 05, 2016)
Action movies and politics: at first glance, they might seem as far apart as two topics can get. But upon closer inspection, we can see all kinds of interesting connections. Want to know how "The Hunger Games" relates to Hillary Clinton, what "The Dark Knight" has to do with the War on Terror, and much more? Take this class to find out.


S2314: Aliens? in Splash Fall 16 (Nov. 05, 2016)
Is there life beyond Earth? The question may seem like it belongs only in science fiction movies, but by using principles of Astronomy, Geology, and Biology, we can actually make a fairly educated guess whether or not we're sharing the Universe. Take this class to learn how.


S2016: Aliens? in Splash Spring 16 (Apr. 02, 2016)
Is there life beyond Earth? The question may seem like it belongs only in science fiction movies, but by using principles of Astronomy, Geology, and Biology, we can actually make a fairly educated guess whether or not we're sharing the Universe. Take this class to learn how.


H2028: Politics and Action Movies in Splash Spring 16 (Apr. 02, 2016)
Action movies and politics: at first glance, they might seem as far apart as two topics can get. But upon closer inspection, we can see all kinds of interesting connections. Want to know how "The Hunger Games" relates to Hillary Clinton, what "The Dark Knight" has to do with the War on Terror, and much more? Take this class to find out.