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Yakima’s Back To School 2012 Friends Guide: The Pros and Cons Of Different Cliques

I was born and raised in Yakima and went to Yakima public schools. Nob Hill, Franklin, then I went to Eisenhower for a while and finished up at Davis. Since I used to pride myself on being a unique individual, I never belonged to any specific group of people. Instead, I made a friend or two from each cliques. All of the stereotypes from preppies to jocks to stoners to slackers to nerd and geeks to cheerleaders and freaks. All of the above. There are several reasons I loved hanging out with the different types of people that attend school. Here are my pros and cons to most of these groups of people that you may consider the type of people you want to hang out with when you're back to school.

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College Student Fakes Kidnapping to Get Out of Handing In Paper

Kids these days are taking the saying “the dog ate my homework” and completely chucking it out the window. Today’s student needs a more up-to-date and convincing reason for missing an assignment, skipping class or failing to complete work. That’s why this story of a college student who faked his own kidnapping is so fascinating.

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School’s Sunscreen Ban Leaves Students Severely Burned

In a move that seems to defy all logic, a school in Washington State has banned the use of sunscreen, sending two sisters to the hospital with painful-looking sunburn after a field trip.

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School’s Out, Now You Do Your Homework!

During the school year it is like pulling teeth to get most kids to do there home work!

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“You’re Not Special” Is The Theme Of This Awesome Graduation Speech [VIDEO]

The school year is ending, people are graduating and it's time to start the real world. Most commencement speakers speak of inspiration with an extremely bright 'go get'em' tone. Mr. McCullough, my new hero, decided to go the route of reality and tell the graduating class of Wellesley High School that they're not special.

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Ukulele selection at Ted Brown Music
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Want To Learn A New Musical Instrument? Consider The Ukulele

For no reason what-so-ever the other day, something clicked in my head which said "It's time to learn to play a new musical instrument." No rhyme or reason to it, not for profit or anything, just the ability to play something new. My wife is calling it a 'Mid-life Musical Crisis' and she may be right. So, where do I go when I want to learn to play a new musical instrument? To the guy who knows more about music and musical theory than anyone else I know; my dad.

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Heroic 13-Year-Old Drives School Bus After Driver Passes Out

13-year-old Jeremy Wuitschick got to drive, something most kids his age only dream about doing. However, the circumstances in which the seventh-grader took the wheel were far from ideal.

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Naches Students Work Hard For Free Concert Tickets

A few months ago, I received an e-mail from Steve Davidson out at Naches Valley High School.  Mr. Davidson is part of the Alternative Learning Program there and stated that his class always listens to "The Big Show" each morning.  He went on to explain that he is constantly looking for creative ways to help spur his students on to achieve their stated goal: "Operation Graduation 2012: 100% Graduation...No Excuses"

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Radio Teacher Randy Beckstead Retires

The instructor of radio broadcasting at CWU and former radio teacher at YVCC in the YV-Technical Skills Center, Randy Beckstead, has announced his retirement. He taught many in Yakima including several of the DJs on KATS.

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Kid Drops Out Of School Because He’s Not Allowed To Smoke In School [VIDEO]

Of course you're not allowed to smoke in school. Even if you're a senior in high school and are of legal age to buy cigarettes. However, for this 8 year old Indonesian kid, this is a problem...

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When Is Spring Break For Yakima Schools?

The Yakima school district is out on Spring break from April 2nd through April 6th. West Valley school district, East Valley school district and Selah school district are also out that first full week of April. Sunnyside school district is out on Spring break the 2nd week of April from April 9th through April 13th.

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Van Halen’s Hot For Teacher Essay Gets Student In HOT Water

Oakland University student in Rochester, Michigan has been suspended for his essay explaining how his teacher is hot referencing Van Halen's hit Hot For Teacher...

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