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Education

by Jim Mulligan


Once upon a time, long, long ago, before most of us had ever heard of Zoom, I made a visit to Grant Middle School in Reedley, home of the Grizzlies, to check out the controlled chaos that middle school often is. Anyone in K-12 education knows what I mean; the transformation that kids make from childhood to adolescence during the middle school years tests even the most dedicated, seasoned teachers.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Fresno State’s Theatre Department is joining the wide array of theatre companies and schools presenting online productions for their audiences right now. Their first such production will be Darkside, which can be viewed beginning November 6. We spoke with Fresno State Theatre Professor Kathleen McKinley about this exciting new journey. Kathleen specializes in acting and directing.

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by Jim Mulligan


It was just over a year ago that the 20th president in Reedley College history took the reins, ready to guide our local gem of a school into the ‘20s of the 21st century. After a short talk with him, it became readily apparent that, at least for this president, leaders are not necessarily born, but are molded by life’s experiences. This president speaks in a strong, steady tone, not brash or hasty, about his long and varied professional career that prepared him for his current job. He had no early sights on leading a college.

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by Steven Sanchez



A lot of things changed once Covid-19 impacted the world. Despite the effect it had on employment, service industries, entertainment, none probably felt the deep impact of how severe the virus was capable of than the educational system. Once the lockdown hit, teachers and students were dealt a very big blow when the last months of the spring semester at all school levels were cancelled.

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by Jim Mulligan


As the Tutorial Coordinator, my paid job, I have the pleasure of working with many of the instructors at Reedley College. The relationships I have with the instructors are essential to finding qualified and interested students to become peer tutors. A side benefit is the opportunity to get to know these hardworking, dedicated individuals who help students discover the joy of learning. As a Reedley College alum myself, I know and remember the influence that instructors had on me and my motivation to achieve my academic goals.

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The Equine Faculty of Reedley College

IN THE June 13 ISSUE

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by Jim Mulligan


We all know that Reedley College is the gem of the Valley when it comes to programs for everyone from students right out of high school to grandmothers who want to hone their ceramics skills. Students choose the beautiful, rural setting of Reedley College to get a start on their bachelor’s degrees, to learn highly technical and sought after job skills such as welding or diesel mechanics, to learn how to maintain and fly planes, and to increase their knowledge base in order to make a career change.

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Reedley High At Home

IN THE May 16 ISSUE

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by Asami Nelson



Although Reedley High made the difficult decision to close campus for the rest of the school year amid concerns about student and public health, teachers and staff are still working to continue providing students with quality education. Classes have shifted from the classroom to computers and phones with the use of a variety of apps. Google Classroom provides students with a way to virtually access assignments, notes, and ensure that they are completing tasks.

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by Jim Mulligan


I’ll be honest; I wasn’t the most fanatical of sports fans when I was a youngster. Don’t get me wrong, my neighborhood friends and I played baseball in the street, football at the local elementary school, and basketball at any number of homes that had a hoop. But not everyone lives and breathes sports. I didn’t. That being said, even I and other non-aficionados of sports would recognize the Wide World of Sports introduction by Jim McKay, or the welcoming tones of Vin Scully. And, please don’t even tell me that if you close your eyes and think about it, you can’t hear the calculated, halting, and sometimes arguably annoying voice of Howard Cosell? Just take a moment and try it.

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Reedley High French Teacher Mireille Garza

IN THE April 18 ISSUE

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by Asami Nelson




The French program at Reedley High School presents students with the opportunity to learn a new language that is spoken by over 76.8 million native speakers worldwide. Although it is only Mireille Garza’s second year as a teacher at RHS, she has quickly become an excellent and well-known educator in the community.

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Tips to overcome writer’s block

IN THE April 5 ISSUE

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Writer’s block is something that happens to all writers. Is it inevitable? Yes, indeed! Every writer struggles with this phase at some point in time. However, what really helps you outshine others is how you cope up with this block. Now, before we help you with solutions to overcome this problem, we need you to understand this problem in a little detail. Let’s get started.

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Reedley High School Constitution Club

IN THE February 15 ISSUE

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by Asami Nelson



A solid foundation in the knowledge of our political system is an important part of being an American citizen. Luckily, for students at Reedley High, the new Constitution Club on campus provides an opportunity for students to discuss not only the federal government, but also political institutions on the state and local levels. Nearly a year of preparation and discussion was involved before the club could be officially established.

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The Sports Medicine Club at Reedley High

IN THE January 18 ISSUE

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by Asami Nelson



The Sports Medicine Club at Reedley High has been an important part of the school’s athletic programs since 1987. The club not only learns about the different injuries athletes may sustain during play, but also the methods which they undergo in rehabilitation and physical therapy. Students are provided with the opportunity to gain practical experience by assisting after school at the athletic training facility with the certified athletic trainer.

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by Jim Mulligan


On October 26, 2019 at Restaurante Il Cappuccino in the Dominican capital of Santo Domingo, a contingent of over 40 people met to celebrate a long history and connection to Reedley and to some of its residents. Those in attendance included a small delegation from our Valley town of Reedley, and from four Central American and Caribbean nations.

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As You Like It On Stage at Fresno State

IN THE November 27 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Fresno State University Theatre presents Shakespeare’s As You Like It next week. KRL took a moment to chat with the show’s director Kathleen McKinley about the show.

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