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Recent immigrant works hard to receive diploma

All students must overcome obstacles to get to their graduation day. However, some students have a little more adversity than others. One such student is recent Turlock High graduate Adwena Aoraha. A recent immigrant from Jordan, Aoraha had to make up two years of high school work in one year to graduate this summer.

August 20, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Joe Debely Stadium renovations complete, public invited to ribbon cutting

Months of construction, a hefty lawsuit and some upset neighbors made the renovations at Joe Debely Stadium a little more difficult to accomplish, but the work is done and the new placed track and artificial field is open for business.

August 20, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Stanislaus: One of the best in the West

For the 15th year in a row, California State University, Stanislaus has been recognized among the nation's best colleges by U.S. News and World Report magazine.

August 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Superintendent creates plan for successful year

As teachers and students set up their academic goals for the year, Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny Da Marto laid out his plan to keep the district running smoothly.

August 17, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


State tests show big growth in local students

For the past five years the Turlock Unified School District has gotten used to disappointment when the California Standardized Testing results were released. This year, however, the district saw their biggest growth yet, according to the 2010 CST scores released on Monday.

August 17, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD, teachers come to tentative agreement

Months of battling out ways to create a fiscally sound budget for the Turlock Unified School District is almost to an end as the board of trustees approved a tentative agreement with the Turlock Teachers Association on Tuesday.

August 17, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Students start new year with excitement

Students around town on Monday woke up early, grabbed their backpacks and sack lunches, and trekked off to their respective schools to begin a brand new academic year.

August 17, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Wakefield’s Aaron Mello turns to music outside of school

Most of Wakefield Principal Aaron Mello's days are filled with children laughing, teachers instructing and school bells ringing. But outside of the school yard, he can be seen jamming with his rock 'n roll band called LIVIN'.

August 13, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Teachers, administrators prepare for first day of school

While area youth are trying to live up their last few days of summer, teachers, administrators and school staff members have been busy getting ready for a new academic year.

August 13, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


UC Merced launches back-to-school supply drive

As kids go back to school, they need backpacks, binders, paper, markers, pencils, and pens – a pricy proposition for many parents.UC Merced has partnered with Rock Da Block, a program run through a local nonprofit, to help collect and provide these school supplies to those in need.The timing is on point, according to Merced County Superintendent of Schools Lee Anderson, who expects more students than ever to lack supplies needed for success."In these challenging economic times, many of our local families do not have the means to purchase school supplies after they have taken care of their ...

August 13, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced Med School plan earns plaudits from assembly members

Sacramento lawmakers voiced support for a UC Merced medical school on Thursday, during an annual meeting of the assembly committee dedicated to the school.The assembly members lauded the plan as a cost-effective means of addressing the state's anticipated physician shortage. California will need as many as 17,000 additional physicians in 2015, with the need greatest in areas like the Central Valley.Work is scheduled to start on the school in 2015, with a unique teaching model that won't require the construction of a costly teaching college. Instead, students will study for two years at UC Merced ...

August 13, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Stanislaus lab temporary home of ancient lizard fossil

Susan Bowman spends most of her days in the geology laboratory at California State University, Stanislaus, digging, dusting, gluing and otherwise cleaning up the fossilized remains of a giant aquatic lizard. Bowman is a graduate of CSU Stanislaus with a bachelor of arts in Anthropology and Archeology, and a minor in geology and paleontology. She is an intern at the Bureau of Land Management and first laid eyes on the fossil in the Panoche Hills in western Fresno County. She said that getting the fossil out was a little difficult. The section of shale where the lizard was found was ...

August 13, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


TUSD union negotiations move into fact finding

Since the Turlock Unified School District declared impasse on May 4, the unions and district administration have been battling in the negotiation room in an effort to leave all parties satisfied. So far no such luck.

August 10, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Struggle for higher education

Over the next few weeks college freshmen across the state will move into their dorms, set their class schedules and buy those expensive textbooks. But one thing will be different this year - fewer Turlock High School and Pitman High School graduates will occupy the college halls this fall.

August 10, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


University foundation cleared of wrongdoing

An investigation by the state Attorney General's Office into the fund raising practices of the California State University, Stanislaus Foundation has cleared the charitable organization of any wrongdoing, but advised the board to implement steps to improve their financial management.

August 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Education


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More prospective students choosing CSU Stanislaus

The demand for California State University, Stanislaus is growing and now the campus has the numbers to prove it.

December 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Criminal justice students seek community's help in getting to national conference

Amidst the media frenzy surrounding actions of law enforcement throughout the country, California State University, Stanislaus' Criminal Justice Club, Sigma Chi Upsilon, wants the community to know that they are striving to earn both the knowledge and experience needed to protect and serve.

December 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Elimination of final exam schedule leaves students, teachers reeling

Winter break cannot come soon enough for students and teachers at Pitman and Turlock high schools who are undergoing the aftermath of a district decision that saw the elimination of a final exam schedule, resulting in multiple final tests in one day.

December 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stitching together for those in need

For many girls, a new dress is all it takes to get into the holiday spirit.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denham nominates local students for military academies

Maria Martinez admits that when her dad first introduced her to the United States Air Force Academy she was not interested.

December 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified on its way to fiscal recovery

For the first time in over two years, Denair Unified School District received news that merited applause during a Board of Trustees meeting.

December 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus recognized for volunteer efforts

California State University, Stanislaus is wrapping up the semester, but not before earning yet another prestigious achievement.

December 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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