Devina Khan, West Valley Junior High’s computer essentials and STEM teacher, wants to make sure everyone has an opportunity to dream and achieve big. However, Khan feels that women often go underrepresented in the STEM fields, the careers that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math.
Senior year — the long-awaited year of milestones and many “lasts.”
Editor’s note: Moira Lindner joined the Yakima Herald-Republic’s Unleashed teen journalism program as an 11th grader in the fall of 2019. The following account details what happened in her life midway during that 2019-20 school year.
Today we debut a new Unleashed feature called “Four Questions,” which will offer insights by area school teachers from questions posed by the Unleashed staff.
The recently formed Selah Community Coalition got its start when Selah School District student assistant specialist Deniele Fleming decided to write a proposal.
Edith Ryan is now approaching a century of life experiences after turning 99 on Jan. 17. She has experienced the Great Depression, wars, cultural shifts, changing gender roles and a little agricultural town growing into a little city, all from right here in the Yakima Valley.
Back on March 13, the students of Selah High School — like many throughout the state — filed out of their school building, unaware they would not be returning for several more months.
Eisenhower High School's cross country runners kicked off the winter holidays by giving back to the community.
Although this year has been a difficult one for businesses across the country, sales activity was better than ever for the family-run Gasseling Ranches Christmas Tree Farm in Wapato.
My brother, John, who has Down syndrome, has been riding with the Yakima area's therapeutic horseback riding center known as the Pegasus Project for 17 years. He was one of the first riders to join Pegasus, and the program has been a big part of his life.
Jeff Hartwick, president of the Selah school board, says examining issues from various perspectives is key in running a successful school district. Among the most important of those perspectives, he says, are the opinions of the students.
For fans of local live performances who have missed being able to watch classic plays and musicals from Yakima’s Warehouse Theatre Company, the next best thing is about to arrive on your personal computer screen. From Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, WTC will be presenting a series of onl…
In a normal year, the Selah High School girls cross country team would start training immediately after the school year ends, doing workouts while also forming bonds with each other. By the time of the usual start of the season in September, the team members are just like sisters.
When I picture football season, I think bleachers stacked with students, popcorn being thrown left and right, and friends laughing while drinking hot chocolate. It’s a fun time to spread school spirit while also enjoying the most precious times of being a high schooler, hanging out with peop…
Choir is traditionally a very interactive class. So choir teachers have had to be creative to make the most out of remote learning.
You are the impostor. Your mission is to sabotage a spacefaring voyage, and to kill as many people as possible. They are looking for you. Hide your tracks.
We all know this school year is not going exactly as planned, and students and teachers alike are missing the time they had in the classroom. While everyone acutely feels the loss of in-person school, there are some unexpected benefits to virtual learning.
“Thank you.” Such a simple phrase, but it holds more power than we think.
During July, I had the opportunity to spend 10 days at some of the most incredible national parks in the western United States. The sites ranged from the bleeding red sandstone in Zion, the Grand Canyon’s stunning views of never-ending gorges, the impossibly crystal-clear view of the galaxy …
Ah, the Dollar Store. What a wonderful place! Party supplies for days, cute faux flowers, delicious snacks, all for the price of a dollar apiece (and some cents for tax).