Podcast: (noun) a program (as of music or talk) made available in digital format for automatic download over the Internet.
On July 13, members of the Yakima Valley Association of the Deaf and their supporters joined together at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Yakima to celebrate a massive milestone for the local group.
I can’t say that I have a favorite teacher, as I’ve been impacted by numerous amazing educators over the years. However, one individual does come to my mind: Brandon Lamb.
I can say that throughout all of my schooling in the East Valley School District, I’ve never had a bad teacher, ever! It goes to say that I could go on forever about all of my teachers.
East Valley has a variety of teachers, many of them popular among the student body. Throughout my decade of being a student there, one teacher has really stood out: music teacher Kyle Langston. I play the euphonium and the trombone in his band.
Back to school is my favorite time of year. (Yes, I know this is an unpopular position.) Buying school supplies, studying my class schedule and getting back into familiar routines makes for a wonderful end to summer vacation. However, it’s my teachers who make the back-to-school season truly…
Statistics posted from 2018 by the Autism Society report that an average of 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder each year.
If I asked any of my teenager friends if they wanted to attend an extra 20 to 25 hours of school a week, I would most certainly be given an expression of disgust. The thought of more work on top of schoolwork and daily life sounds horrible to students across our Valley. And yet, across the w…
One of my favorite things in the world is when a movie is released the weekend of my birthday. It’s like a birthday present from a major movie studio! My favorite childhood movie, “Finding Nemo,” had a sequel come out on my birthday weekend, and I was over the moon.
In the 1970s, countries across Europe and America were lifting their bans on women’s soccer. This included prominent soccer power England, which had banned women from playing soccer on Football Association club fields since 1921.
Everyone expects me to be so excited, but I’m not ecstatic to leave everything and everyone I know, I’m not looking forward to the looming cloud of distance that is weeks away from covering my relationships, and I’m not OK with the way I ended high school. I had expected an “aha” moment, but…
Among the main things Washington is known for — besides apples and hops — is history. And in the city of Yakima, the local attraction known as The Capitol Theatre is full of history.
Wallows is an American indie rock band that consists of guitar and vocal leaders Braeden Lemasters and Dylan Minnette alongside drummer Cole Preston. These three have been performing with one another throughout most of the past decade under different names and have actively produced songs as…
Running Start is a challenge, but worth it
Zillah High School’s Z Center Stage Theater Company has consistently put on amazing shows for audiences who come to see their plays. The school’s recent spring show, “Beauty and The Beast,” showed me what brilliance these students hold in their talents.
“Clout” isn’t a word one often hears outside of the hallways of a high school. But, according to one local teenager, the desire to have clout — defined by the Urban Dictionary as respect or approval from higher figures — is one of the main reasons for the recent rise in the number students u…
21 Savage: A rapper born, raised and based in Atlanta, Ga.
It’s that time of the year: the late spring when it’s always sunny for Zillah’s Community Days.
For thousands of years, people have participated in recreational smoking. As technology has advanced, the method for smoking has changed from dried tobacco leaves in pipes to, more recently, electronic cigarettes filled with liquid that is commonly referred to as vape juice.
Spring is (finally) in the air!
In the past two years, the emergence of vaping among high school students has become shocking and concerning.
As many of my fellow seniors know, one of the most stressful parts of senior year is realizing that a lifetime of finances, debt, and loans are about to slap you in the face. The majority of us end up looking relentlessly for any scholarship that we qualify for, doing anything we can to get …
Spring is a time of budding trees, warming weather, and my long-awaited spring break college tour.
Senior year is filled with stress, anguish, a multitude of “lasts,” and, for college-bound students, college admission decision letters. Nothing can quiet the anticipation of waiting for admission letters and the stress of ultimately committing to a university.
La Salle High School is most known for its successful athletics (recently garnering two state championships, in girls soccer and girls basketball) and rigorous academics (offering courses from both Grand Canyon University and the University of Washington). But rarely is the spotlight shown o…
Thomas Rhett’s fourth album, “Center Point Road,” came out May 31, just in time to kick off the summer season with its balanced mix of ballads and upbeat, jazzy beats.
As we quietly sat in a corner of the classroom, after creating a barricade in front of the doors as part of a safety drill during sixth period on March 7, it hit me how naturally everyone was acting. It was as if preparing for someone to barge in through the door, ready to commit mass murder…