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Monday, 16 September 2019 13:44

AZ ED STUDENT ADVISERS

The Arizona Department of Education is creating its first ever Student Advisory Council and you could be on it! "The purpose of the Student Advisory Council is to support Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman’s work to improve K-12 education in the state. Fifteen students will be chosen for the panel, and members will serve from October this year through July 2020. All meetings will take place in Phoenix, but students across the state can participate in the meetings via phone or video chat." Student must be between 5-12 years old and email 1-2 letters of recommendation from their…
Thursday, 12 September 2019 13:56

FLAVOR BAN

Six people have died from vaping and 380 people have been diagnosed with a mysterious lung disease; many of them young people. According to the Washington Post, "Many victims have ended up with acute respiratory distress syndrome, a life-threatening condition in which fluid builds up in the lungs and prevents the oxygen people’s bodies need to function from circulating in the bloodstream." The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has even labeled vaping as an epidemic. Now the country may be facing new federal legislation. The President and his Administration is creating a policy through the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to…
Thursday, 05 September 2019 14:10

OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL

Thanks to a Gilbert High School student, Arizona now has new official representation for our state. If you have been here for a while you may know that we are the Grand Canyon state and you can probably recognize the state flag with the big star and rays coming off of it like the sun. But did you know that states have all sorts of official symbols? The most commonly known official symbols are the state bird and flower but the official representation doesn't have to stop there. Read our Officially Arizona article to find out what the Gilbert High…
Friday, 30 August 2019 09:27

EXPANDING THE REACH OF THE INTERNET

A Phoenix based group of high school and college students are creating a new way to help those without the internet get connected using a mesh network. A mesh network uses a series of nodes that all connect to each other creating a net of coverage with less gaps, resulting in fewer dropped connections. The project, called Project Phoenix, has students work and understand how to build and manage these networks. The end goal is give individuals who don't have the internet the ability to use the internet. These students hope to provide individuals not only with access to the…
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 12:10

7 YEAR OLD WORLD CHAMPION

Since 2005 North Carolina has hosted a world tournament for junior golfers at the World Kids Golf Championship. According to U.S. Kids Golf, L.L.C.'s website over 1,500 players compete from over 50 countries on over a weeks worth of activates. All of this culminates in three rounds of championship play and this year the world champion for the 7 and under age group came from here in Arizona. Beu Ellington, is this years World Kids Golf Champion at just 7 years old. To win she did 108 strokes on a 9 hole course beating Gabriela Brambilla from Brazil and Erica…