Commentary: Civility protects our society, aids our growth | Columnists

Martin A Davis Jr OUR FIRST LESSONS in civility come not from what we read, but from what we see—ideally, the healthy interactions in our homes among parents and siblings. Humility, respect, empathy, sympathy, and concern for others—these are the seeds our families instill in us, and the seeds from which civility grows. As we … Read more

Northeast State students shine at SkillsUSA state competition | News

BLOUNTVILLE — A Northeast Tennessee instructor of engineering and architecture has once again seen his students lots of success in state Skills achieveUSA competition, held from April 10-13 in Chattanooga. But there is one significant difference from the past several years of state-level success. This year, instructor Daniel Arnett was encouraging and motivating college students … Read more

Golf lessons: Life and sports can be forgiving | Opinion

The holiday round of golf with my father-in-law was going oh so smoothly last week. Good weather, good company, guilt-free time and thankfully, nobody really keeping score. On the sixth hole, my tee shot put me ahead of my father-in-law and the shots of a retired Methodist minister and his wife. On his second shot, … Read more

How Coachella’s gamification and augmented reality is like a real life video game | Nation

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Going to festivals comes with a set of expectations. Attendees typically undergoes a series of tasks such as securing a place to stay for the weekend, getting through tedious traffic, navigating a festival map, and staying hydrated and well-fed for energy and stamina. Those tasks are part of the experience for fans … Read more

Alex Honnold: ‘Free Solo’ star in new virtual reality series

Honnold is the star of a new two-part virtual reality (VR) series which follows him as he demonstrates his skills on unforgiving mountains in the Dolomites, Italy, and in his familiar stomping ground of the US. Audiences, who require a Meta headset to watch the series, get to see Honnold shimmy up rock faces using … Read more

Northeast State students win six SkillsUSA 6 gold, 2 silver medals | Honors/Awards

CHATTANOOGA — Northeast State Community College’s SkillsUSA chapter earned six gold and two silver medals at the Tennessee 2022 Leadership and Skills Conference in Chattanooga. NORTHEAST STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE “We are extremely proud of our students and their work to represent themselves and the Northeast State,” said Dr. Donna Farrell, technologies dean at the Blountville-based … Read more

Northeast State students win six SkillsUSA 6 gold, 2 silver medals | Appalachian Highlands

CHATTANOOGA — Northeast State Community College’s SkillsUSA chapter earned six gold and two silver medals at the Tennessee 2022 Leadership and Skills Conference in Chattanooga. “We are extremely proud of our students and their work to represent themselves and the Northeast State,” said Dr. Donna Farrell, technologies dean at the Blountville-based Northeast State. “Many thanks … Read more

Meet Zak Chelli, a school teacher by day and a super-middleweight fighter by night!

It has just gone 1pm when Zak Chelli’s phone rings to take my call as he scurries around to find a quiet classroom at his secondary school in south London. Chelli has been teaching an ICT lesson and finally breaks off for lunch to get away from his hectic day and speak with me. It’s … Read more

Legacy Institute: Preparing Black Youth for a Post-COVID World | Covid 19

For years now, Terran Rome has grappled with a consistent fear. “Man, our people are last on every important list.” That fear went into overdrive in 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic struck the globe. “We’re already behind and this is really going to hurt us more,” Rome said. It took almost a year, but Rome … Read more

Kelsey Norman Running Club focuses on exercise, life lessons | Local News

On most Tuesday and Friday afternoons, 40 to 50 girls and boys can be seen running or walking laps around the playground at Joplin’s Kelsey Norman Elementary School. This after-school activity is dubbed the Kelsey Norman Running Club. By running and determination laps, Sheen Briggs, the school’s literacy paraprofesional, is teaching the youngsters how to … Read more