| Apr 5, 2013
| 10:01 PM
Abby Otten, who is in the eighth grade at Holgate Middle School, claimed third place in the South Dakota Geographic Bee on Friday.
Students from across the state gathered at Northern State University to compete in the contest, which was hosted by...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 5:45 AM
The brawny, brainy music that Ken Vandermark presented over the weekend at the Green Mill Jazz Club appealed to many sensibilities.
For starters, the very sight of nine instrumentalists crowded onto the tiny stage of the Mill — each a force in his...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 12:56 AM
Zombies. Giant super-storms. Runaway climate change. Alien invasions. Sneak attacks by invading enemy nations.
Thrilling stuff of end-of-life-as-we-know-it science fiction books and movies.
But as recent news coverage reminds us — Superstorm...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Being the smartest kid in the class is one thing, but being one of the best quiz bowl teams in the state is something entirely different.
The Cave Spring High School Scholastic Team is just a few years old, but has become one of the state's elite teams....
| Mar 24, 2013
| 9:20 PM
Micah Dohrer, a fourth-grader at May Overby Elementary School, has qualified to compete at the South Dakota Geography Bee.
Micah won the school bee in January, then took a written test to qualify for the state-level competition.
The top 100 scorers...
| May 26, 2013
| 3:57 PM
GRANGER -- Thirteen-year-old Margaret Peterson is no stranger to the nation's capital.
For the third time, the Granger girl will be heading to Washington, D.C., for the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which begins Wednesday. The home-schooled seventh-...
| May 17, 2013
| 11:29 AM
"Good luck AP test takers" scrolled across Costa Mesa High School's electronic marquee Friday morning.
At Newport-Mesa Unified high schools this week, Advanced Placement classes culminated with exams that will determine whether students receive college...
| May 19, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Wilson College’s Class of 2013 is poised to make a great impact on the natural world because the next 10 years will be key in protecting the planet, the class’ graduation speaker said Sunday.
Sylvia A. Earle said that just last week, the...
| Apr 7, 2013
Forget about learning the state capitals, at least, as the sum total of your knowledge of geography.
"Geography is about meaning, not knowing place names and memorizing lists — that was school geography," said Daniel Edelson, vice president for...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 6:19 PM
In the 10th grade, after school and cross country practice, I would walk two miles past my home, the neighborhood market and my best friend's house.
My destination was a center called Save Our Youth in Costa Mesa. This center was a break from my busy...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Name: K.P. (Karen) Robbins
City in which you reside: Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
Day job: Retired advertising agency president
Book title: “The Stonehenge Scrolls”
Genre: Historical fiction
Synopsis of book: Ancient scrolls reveal the secrets...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 9:03 PM
Here are some of the things happening this week in Washington County Public Schools:
Monday, Jan. 7
Clear Spring High — Athletic boosters meeting, 7 p.m.
Greenbrier Elementary — PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Potomac Heights Elementary —...