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MCC promotes civic engagement

By Sally Mesarosh Mesa Community College student Amanda Fahy believes there’s more to a college education than just academics. This past semester she took time from her studies to volunteer at Care Partnership, a nonprofit that helps nearly 20,000 people every year. Fahy helped out in the organization’s after-school program by assisting with homework and […]

Young Einsteins

Photo courtesy Jim Frazey A team from Aprende Middle School participated in an ASU East science fair sponsored by Fiesta Bowl, Honeywell, US Airways and others. The team of four seventh graders placed first out of 64 teams and was due to be among six out of more than180 groups competing Feb. 22 at Arizona […]

How a pair of Arizona transplants plunged into Bay Area’s housing fray

By Chase Kamp As a new resident to the Bay Area, it’s still a strange thrill to see the Twitter headquarters on Market Street, or to know that my Words with Friends tiles are bouncing around inside the Zynga building off the I-80. However, the booming tech industry has changed the face of San Francisco. […]

Students’ book drive aims to promote literacy in Spanish-speaking countries

By Hayley Gorman One book can change the life of a child. In Latin American countries there aren’t nearly enough children’s books. McClintock High School is helping promote literacy in such countries by collecting money for a non profit charity, Books for a Better World. “Our goal is to promote literacy by distributing books,” President […]

General Plan 2040 envisions how Tempe might look 25-plus years from today

By Chelsea Martin A new breath of life is generating renewed enthusiasm for Tempe’s future, thanks to a recently adopted general plan that creates a planning roadmap through 2040. Nancy Ryan, project management coordinator for Tempe’s General Plan 2040, unveiled the plan at a recent Tempe Chamber event, thoroughly describing its vision for the city. […]

‘Giddy Up, Give Back’ launches busy year for humanitarian group

By Don Kirkland Their successes may not always be Page One fodder but what they accomplish for people in need has made news for years. They make up the roster of East Valley Women’s League, whose 55 active and 28 life members devote thousands of hours to such lofty enterprises as Cinderella Affair, Children’s Cancer […]

Excitement revving for church’s 16th Motor Sports Day

By M.V. Moorhead Earlier this month a sinkhole of rather Biblical proportions opened in the floor of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., and swallowed up eight cars. Not to worry, though. The folks at Arizona Community Church aren’t concerned that a dark cloud is hanging over all displays of classic motor vehicles […]

Corona del Sol Aztecs are inching closer to their third Division 1 state title

By Alex Zener Twenty-nine down and four to go. That’s how many games the Aztecs have to win in order to threepeat as Division I state champions. Ranked No. 12 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 boys basketball rankings, No. 7 in the MaxPreps Freeman National rankings and No. 1 in Arizona, the Aztecs have defeated […]

Tempe Cares volunteers will make critical fixes at LoPiano Habitat

Story by Sally Mesarosh In 1993, volunteers from 26 Tempe schools constructed the Lo Piano Bosque Habitat, a 13-acre site named after former Tempe Mayor William LoPiano, a supporter of environmental issues. Located just north of the 202 freeway between College and Mill avenues, the site is used for student education and recreational pursuits. Twenty-one […]

‘Taste of Kyrene’

Story By Chelsea Martin Raising awareness is Shari Vogel’s longtime mantra—and now her daily objective, as this year’s Taste of Kyrene’s co-chair. Vogel was a volunteer of the event for three years prior to accepting the larger planning role this time around. Taste of Kyrene was created to raise funds for the Kyrene Foundation which […]

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