Posts Tagged as "education"

Crowdfunding My Way To College

August 1, 2014 / By
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I was doubtful, but I was also in need. So I created my profile and website, explaining my situation. When I woke up 12 hours later, I had received more than $1000 in donations.

El Capitan: Merced’s New High School On The Block

February 7, 2013 / By
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Everyone has different views about El Capitan. This school definitely stands out from the other high schools in the district and I feel it is a much-needed change that can lower the student population of the over crowded high school. In conclusion, El Capitan can change the way students experience high school. In the future,
if technology is successful at El Capitan, we will see those changes in Merced High and Golden Valley. El Capitan has a promising future and I hope it leaves a lasting impact in our community.

School Transportation

February 7, 2013 / By
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Students have been walking two to three miles every day just to get to and from school. Back when 
this school year started the weather was fine to walk in but ever since fall began, the weather has been getting worse and lately it’s been cold and
rainy. Some students walk
on streets with no sidewalks, like the students who have to wade through parts of Childs Avenue to get to Golden Valley High School. Not only are there no sidewalks in some of these areas but also some parts are easily flooded when it rains. How are they expected to get to school on time or even make it to school?

Military Recruiters On Campus

August 15, 2012 / By
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I never paid too much attention to the recruiters. I’d usually end the conversation quickly or dodge their questions. I thought recruiters would pressure people into joining the military. I felt they were trying to fill their quotas and with limited time to fill them it makes it easier to target low-income families where the people are more likely to need the jobs, money and education the military can offer.