By Alex Cantatore Tammy Wu stood up in her sixth grade classroom. In broken English, she recited a sentence she’d memorized: ” I want to go to an Ivy League school and become a physician.” At the time, it seemed like a pipe dream for the Taiwan-born immigrant.
By Alex Cantatore It all started with a seemingly simple freshman English assignment at Modesto’s Gregory High School: Write about a goal, a dream of yours. Some kids wrote about getting bigger muscles. Others wrote about getting rich. Most were standard high schooler dreams, in short. But Dominic Barandica’s essay
By Alex Cantatore Everyone looks forward to retirement. But what if a life spent behind a desk leaves your body too weak to enjoy it? Enter the Healthy Aging Association, a local non- profit that offers fitness programs, health and nutrition education, and fall prevention strategies. The Association’s
by Jacqui D. Sinarle When it comes to saving for your child’s college education, there’s no time like the present to begin. That’s because college costs are rising and making small, consistent contributions to a savings fund can be less painful than facing an overwhelming tuition bill or the lingering
As children, our generation was taught how to speak to others. We were taught to say please and thank you and, depending on our culture, whether or not we were to make direct eye contact when speaking with adults. We were encouraged to say nice things about others and not