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Young Science Gathers At VYCC For Olympic Level Fun
I have played host to a lot of fun and interesting school events over the years but one of the best is the South Central Washington Science Olympiad (SCWSO) coming up on Saturday, February 25 at Yakima Valley College (YVC).
This will be the fifth time middle school students from throughout central Wa…
U Dub To Offer Course In “B.S.” The Line Forms Here
Won’t mom and dad be so proud of their little college student when they come home and announce they are doing really well in their class on learning how to “BS “ and by “BS” I don’t mean Bachelor of Science!
 Dr. JEVIN WEST of the University of Washington is offering a course in Critical thinking tha…
Husky Scientists Develop Game To Take On Depression
Some people say the gray skies and endless rain of the Seattle winter can be, well, depressing. However, there are some scientists at the University of Washington who are working on a smart device game to combat the symptoms of depression.
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YVC Student Wins Statewide ‘Transforming Lives’ Award
A Yakima Valley College student is among five winners of the statewide Transforming Lives Awards, presented each year by the Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT).
Lori Fischer, selected from a pool of nominees submitted by community and technical colleges from around the state, will…
Drug Use By Early Teens At Record Lows
School is out for winter break. The kids will have a ton of unsupervised free time on their hands .  Just how worried should parents be?  Well, there is this bit of good news for nervous moms and dads in this modern age.   Fewer American teenagers are using illegal drugs or alcoh…
The Robots Are Coming – One Plate Of Teriyaki At A Time
The experts all pretty much agree that there’s a robot in your future - but before that happens, there’s a hot plate of Teriyaki in your future first, waiting for you at Wapato High.
This Saturday you can feast on your choice of beef or chicken teriyaki, steamed rice, …
Tacoma Student Among 2017 Rhodes Scholars
TACOMA (AP) — A 23-year-old from Tacoma who plans to combine his knowledge of genetics and philosophy to help guide tough ethical decisions as advancing technologies make designing humans possible was among 2017 Rhodes Scholars announced on Sunday...
Time To Add Recreation To High School’s 3 R’s
The Yakima Valley offers four seasons, fresh air, year round sunshine and acres and acres of hiking, climbing, biking running, golfing, fishing, hunting, AAU sports and more.  With all that recreational opportunity there should be no reason Yakima area kids don’t exceed the nati…
Naches Students To Begin ‘Coffee With the Cops’ Program
Naches Valley High School Virtual Academy, which is essentially an Alternative program, is continuing its effort to reach out to the community by beginning a new program called "Coffee with the Cops."  Program Director Steve Davidson said, "By having Law Enforcement, Fire and city off…

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