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As the 2014-15 school year is about to start, we are excited about a number of new programs and projects we are offering at the East Valley Institute of Technology.
Attorneys for the state are telling a federal judge there's a good reason Arizona won't let gays marry: They can't reproduce, at least not without the help of a third person.
The head of the organization offering to fund a study on medical marijuana at the University of Arizona said he will pull the cash unless the school restores fired doctor and researcher Sue Sisley to the staff and the project.
The East Valley Institute of Technology is still accepting enrollment for the 2014-15 school year in most classes, including the new Future Engineers program at the East Campus.
Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu recently as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky students.
Tempe native Blake Webb spent three years in marketing before deciding to pursue his dream of acting and move to Los Angeles. Acting clichés aside, it took a while for Webb to begin his professional acting journey, but the two years he’s been in the business have been busy with independent films, shorts and even a play, and has produced a résumé loaded with lead roles.
Parents will find few states that offer families as many schooling options as Arizona. A longtime leader in the national school choice movement, Arizona has an education marketplace with a school for nearly any income, interest or situation.
The transition to middle school means more opportunities for creative classes, learning, athletics and growth, but it can also create some of the toughest months for students.
The Chandler Unified School District is a premier district of choice. Academic achievement is a high priority in the district as evidenced by test scores that exceed state and national averages. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding educational programs at all grade levels.
People speak about autism as if it were the embodiment of hopelessness. It’s a disorder marked by lacking — a lack of social awareness, a lack of communication skills from an early age, a lack of understanding of emotions — and one that doesn’t have a cure. It’s treated and discussed as if it were a death sentence for life.
Chandler resident Gus LaZear was named vice president and general manager of the Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities (SpoFit), a program run by the Arizona Bridge to Independent Living.
BOSTON — Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky students.
Near Mpumalanga, South Africa, are the marvelous and mysterious Echo Caves. Rediscovered in the last century and turned into a tourist site, these caverns are home to a truly remarkable ecosystem. One of the more amazing species found there, is its famous and unique wild fig trees. As far as plant life goes, these fig trees appear to be normal run-of-the-mill fruit bushes. What makes them so famous is the unseen: Their roots. Researchers and spelunking scientists have followed the roots of these trees deep into Echo Caves — 400 feet deep to be precise — the deepest known root system in the world.
While “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” was a surprisingly enjoyable reboot/sort-of prequel to the 1968 classic, the film at times came off as a trial run. It seemed like the filmmakers had a grander, richer story they wanted to tell but had to lay the groundwork first. Now that the exposition is out of the way, they’re free to tell that grander story in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” Like “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the latest “Apes” film is a perfect example of how to make a sequel. It couldn’t have come at a better time considering how “Transformers: Age of Extinction” brought the summer season down a whole letter grade a couple weeks ago.
Freedom is a value we seek. We hold it as a right in the United States. We want it in our personal lives, even our professional lives. We hope to have it in our retirements and to pass it on to our children. Because we live fast-paced lives with rampant technological change, freedom often means we seek convenience. When things are convenient they seem to more readily fit our schedules. When something is convenient, it seems to help us gain some freedom of time or effort. Drive-thru fast food restaurants, cell phone providers, and other businesses seek ways to serve us in the most convenient fashion. We desire freedom and, therefore, want convenience because it promises us better results to live in this fast-paced society. Convenience buys us time and gives us freedom.
One of my family’s favorite places to visit is Arizona Science Center. We have a family membership, so we go often and love to explore the new traveling exhibits. There are more than 300 hands-on activities for the kids, and the center is always bringing in fun new demos for special events. In addition, Arizona Science Center hosts several traveling shows every year, and the current exhibit, “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science,” is one that you shouldn’t miss. It’s on display until Sept. 1.
I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for the original 1968 Planet of the Apes film, but the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is not only the best out of the eight films in the Apes franchise, it’s the best movie I’ve seen this year and one of the most exciting, thought-provoking and entertaining films ever made. This movie is jaw-dropping astounding from start to finish and is a simian spectacular of the highest order.
The Chandler Public Library will make the transition to a new catalog system beginning July 23.
Recent Corona del Sol graduate Sarah Galvin’s scientific prowess has earned her a high accolade at an international science fair and a trip to Stockholm, Sweden, to be among some of the sharpest minds in the world.
The topic du jour for education is STEM, the abbreviation for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The reason for the focus is illustrated simply by the future demand for jobs within the four topics; projections by the U.S. Department of Education anticipate careers in STEM will increase exponentially this decade. Biomedical engineering positions alone are expected to jump by 62 percent.
Incoming Arizona State University freshman Sarah Galvin, left, won one of 17 top awards at teh Intel International Science and Engineering fair in May. [Submitted photo]
At first, the apocalypse on a train premise of the new sci-fi film, Snowpiercer, comes off as being rather absurd, and the more you think about it the crazier it seems. Nevertheless, the unlikely setting for this story does make for an entertaining, allegoric and thought-provoking look at class conflict and the dangers of messing with Mother Nature, plus it has some thrilling action sequences and special effects as well.
The Arizona Museum of Natural History, at 53 N. Macdonald in Mesa, will host “Roar and Snore with a Dinosaur” on July 11 from 6 p.m. until 9 a.m. on July 12.
The woman who penned the first draft of the script for the original Star Wars’ epic sequel was among this year’s inductees for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame — more than three decades after her death.