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High school students get early college start via pursuit of STEM careers

High school students get early college start via pursuit of STEM careers

By Lea Thompson La Prensa SAN ANTONIO — “Failure is not permanent,” Joseph Coppola, a speech teacher at Harlandale ISD STEM Early College High School told his new students on Tuesday. Despite it being the first day of class, Coppola skipped the usual classroom icebreakers in favor of watching a short TED (Technol­ogy, Entertainment and


San Antonio food bank culinary program a success, honored with USPS stamp

By Amanda Lozano La Prensa de San Antonio After 18 weeks of learning the fundamentals of cooking, the students of the Culinary Training Program at the San Antonio Food Bank have finally completed their curriculum. It wasn’t easy, but seeing that people, local shelters and children were enjoying the food they cooked made it worth


Students with deferred-action status face obstacles in higher education

By Dylan Chesser El Nuevo Tennessean A woman stands before a crowd of fellow North Carolinians, prepared to deliver a speech on a topic of great importance to her. Carolina Siliceo Perez told how, as a college student, she stood in line to register for classes after the other students, paid out-of-state tuition without having


S. TX Lawmakers: Too many state troopers unfamiliar with border culture

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian McALLEN, TX — Too many of the Department of Public Safety troopers assigned to the South Texas border region do not understand the local Hispanic culture and are unable to speak Spanish. This is the view of state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa and state Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra. To

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Savannah Music Festival 2015 includes “Sonero” cubano

By John Newton La Voz Latina The 26th Anniversary Season of the Savannah Music Festival (SMF) features an international roster of artists and includes two one-act operas by Puccini. SMF is Georgia’s largest musical arts event and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world. Aficionados of latin dance music will be