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College Life

News of college students throughout North Central Washington
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The Scratching Post | Mentor program is helping students

“It was quick, the whole thing happened in about two weeks,” Eastmont Learning Assistance Program coordinator Jennifer Byrd said. “He showed up the day of the test and we were nervous wrecks, I cried the minute we got the message that he passed.”

Spring means it is time to test your soil

The world has woken up again. Phoebes are building their nests and owl chicks are fledging. The garlic is poking through the mulch and the soil is dry enough to work.
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The Apple Leaf | When the brain interferes with learning

The clock indicates it is early in the day— about 1:30 a.m. to be exact. A family is about to transition from tranquility to chaos in a heartbeat. It begins with a 17-year-old going in for a shower, but suddenly he finds himself calling multiple contacts. The phone call will slowly morph from a soft voice into a raging argument.

Have a summer activity available for kids?

NCW kids are looking for your summer activity to join. If your nonprofit organization, school or church offers recreation, classes or a camp for school-age kids, tell us about it. All summer activities will appear in a Neighbors section that publishes in May.
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Quincy police grows to 20 officers

Three young police officers who will begin patrolling the city’s streets this summer say they each have their own reason for wanting to work for the Quincy Police Department.

The Apple Leaf | Behind the scenes: WHS student gives Cashmere a test drive

I must have stuck out like a sore thumb. Did my clothing give me away (I had been careful to avoid the iconic purple and gold of Wenatchee High School) or was it the way I was tentatively walking down the halls? Maybe I had used the wrong entrance. At any rate, I had been in Cashmere High School for less than 10 seconds before somebody stopped me and asked me where I was going. Come to find out, it was Tony Boyle, the principal of CHS.
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Abused stray dog gets second chance

PULLMAN — She was a wandering dog who belonged to no one and to everyone. People in Moses Lake would scratch her head and feed her scraps of food.

Have a summer activity available for kids?

NCW kids are looking for your summer activity to join. If your nonprofit organization, school or church offers recreation, classes or a camp for school-age kids, tell us about it. All summer activities will appear in a Neighbors section that publishes in May.
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Community Connections: Sustainability and our food supply

Probably one of the most important areas to focus on sustainability is on our food. It is a major component of our budgets. How it is grown has a major impact on the environment and what we eat impacts our health. Recall the concept of the triple bottom line that holds that we must address human, environmental and economic considerations in order to be truly sustainable. Our food supply touches on all three.