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

Blast from the past: Outdoor swim lessons return to S. Okanagan | News

Outdoor swimming lessons are making a comeback in the South Okanagan. While generations of Okanagan residents learned to swim in local lakes, in more recent decades lessons have largely shifted to the relative comfort and safety of indoor pools. Now a Penticton company is bucking that trend by taking its programs back to local lakes … Read more

Grant prepares Eastern Kentucky students for the modern workforce | News

Submitted photos Local students have recently been participating in a program called “Tough as Nails, Nimble Fingers: Developing a K-8 Coding Pathway for Kentucky Appalachia” intended to help them learn about the jobs of the present and future and the skills necessary for those jobs. Educators, researchers and leaders in the business sector are working … Read more

Former Cheyenne artist merges art, AI | News

CHEYENNE — Kevin Phillips is still getting used to his mustache. For the most part, he can hardly grow a beard. It comes in thick around his jawline, but he points and laughs at how not a follicle will appear on his cheeks. After a year of perseverance, the hair above his lip is sculpted … Read more

Pamela Mars Wright, former Mars Inc. chair, gives 63rd Boyles Lecture at App State | Main Street

BOONE — Pamela Mars Wright, former chair and director of the board that governs the $40 billion Mars Inc., delivered the 63rd Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished Lecture to an audience of students, faculty, staff and community members on March 17 at Appalachian State University’s Holmes Convocation Center. Mars Inc. is the maker of such famous … Read more

Pamela Mars Wright, former Mars Inc. chair, gives 63rd Boyles Lecture at App State | News

BOONE — Pamela Mars Wright, former chair and director of the board that governs the $40 billion Mars Inc., delivered the 63rd Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished Lecture to an audience of students, faculty, staff and community members on March 17 at Appalachian State University’s Holmes Convocation Center. Mars Inc. is the maker of such famous … Read more

Column: Use these lessons in the art of listening | Columnists

Solomon D. Stevens InsideSources In his brilliant essay “Politics and the English Language,” George Orwell says that many people have bad writing habits. “If one gets rid of these habits one can think more clearly, and to think clearly is a necessary first step toward political regeneration.” He focused on the problems with writing, which … Read more

Serving Through Skateboarding | Features

In the small carport of her house, Ashley Galleher was bent over a skateboarding ramp, working to construct it as a side project for herself. She worked her way up from small ramps to building a large ramp in her backyard, keeping the project to herself. Now, Ashley builds and constructs ramps for customers all … Read more

Virtual reality learning experience coming for Germanna nursing students | Local News

Architects of a North Stafford virtual reality lab say the new learning environment they’ve created is the first of its kind in the nation, and will soon enhance the educational experience for Germanna Community College nursing students. “We’ve been inside industrial-era education moving people through classes of 20 to 30 individuals at a time,” JJ … Read more

Tyler ISD’s Career and Technology Center students create learning objects to help students with disabilities | News

A collaboration between Tyler ISD’s Career and Technology Center and Wayne D. Boshears Center for Exceptional Programs will make a difference for students with cognitive, physical and other disabilities. Since mid-January, students at the career tech center have been working on several projects that will assist Boshears students with their daily activities. Items include 3D … Read more