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by Tom Sims



Brandi Gant is a woman of vision. It is a vision born out of personal pain and triumph. She found a brighter future and now she dreams of providing brighter futures for the youth of Clovis.

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by Amanda Hager



In Jamie Carpenter’s mind, he has always believed that his father died a traitor to his country, but the reality is significantly different from what Jamie could have ever imagined. And when Jamie’s mother is kidnapped by strange creatures (vampires), he finds himself placed in the government’s most secret agency: Department 19.

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by Jessica Ham



One summer day a couple years ago I was really sad so I decided to browse some YouTube videos. While I was searching I ran across something that looked strange but interesting. When I watched it, I laughed harder then I ever have before. That was the day I became Shane Dawson’s biggest fan.

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The Trevor Project

IN THE June 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andHelping Hands,
andMental Health,
andTeens
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by Justin Kamimoto



There is a one of a kind national organization that combines many volunteers and endless hours of training to provide youth with resources of ending suicide of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and question (LGBTQ) youth community. This great organization, The Trevor Project, was founded by three individuals 13 years ago who did not intentionally set out to become the first and only nationwide, 24/7 crisis and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ youth.

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by RHS Grads &
Lorie Lewis Ham



As I sat to enjoy this year’s Reedley High School graduation, it was different for me this time. I wasn’t watching just as a journalist or a drama mom who knew these kids through RHS shows, I was watching as a mom. My daughter, Jessica, graduated this year and it was quite the different feeling.

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by James Garcia Jr.



In January of 2010, Artistic Director and driving force, Lissa Engstrom, founded The E & e Performing Arts Center in Kingsburg. One of its intents was to bring theater and instill a love of performing into the community, which was home to her and her husband, Corey.

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Eona: Book Review

IN THE June 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andTeens
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by Zachariah Zendejas



In the stunning conclusion to her novel Eon, Alison Goodman weaves a fantastic and harrowing tale of a young woman’s journey to self-discovery, and salvation for an empire that is teetering at the edge of destruction.

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Help Me, My Child is A Vegan!

IN THE June 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andGoing Green,
andLorie Lewis Ham
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



So your teenager just came home from school and announced to you they are becoming vegan/vegetarian. What are you supposed to do? What does this even mean? What will you feed them? Will they be healthy? So many questions. Often a parent’s first response is to get angry. Your child is going against your way of living and you feel like it’s just a form of rebellion.

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Reedley High School Happenings

IN THE June 4 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andEducation,
andReedley News,
andTeens
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by Billiann Robertson



Reedley High has been full of busy Pirates. These last few months of the school year have been anything but relaxing for students. Students involved in the drama club to student council have had weeks and weekends filled with events to handle. From prom to Powder Puff, Pirates show their dedication in making the last few months of the year the best ones. Seniors are preparing for the June 10th graduation while the rest of the school gets ready for summer break and the fresh start of a new year.

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by Jesus Ibarra



The Women’s Murder Club is back in the tenth installment of James Patterson’s and Maxine Paetro’s best selling series. Finally Lindsay Boxer ties the knot with her long time beau, Joe, and is as happy as she could be, but a case about a missing child pulls her back into her job more intensely than ever. At the same time, her friend, ADA, Yuki Castellano, is prosecuting the trial that could make or break her career, and Lindsay gets involved when all doesn’t look as it seems.

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Teen Poetry Corner: May Winners!

IN THE May 28 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andTeens,
andTerrific Tales
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by Teen Poets



These poems were mostly written by local teens who won our May Teen Talk poetry contest. The contest is generally open to anyone age 14-19 in the Kings River area, but when we got an entry from Texas we thought that was so cool we included hers in the winners this month. Take advantage of this chance to have your poem published online and available for everyone to read! Any subject or type of poem will be considered with 3 to 5 poems selected at the end of most months. Since it’s Memorial Day weekend one of the winners we picked is a Memorial Day poem she wrote last year.

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by Skyler Quammen



D.J. Reimer is a sophomore who attends Reedley High School and recently had a short comedy routine at the annual Reedley High School air guitar talent show. In this routine, D. J. entertained the crowd by doing impressions of the RHS teachers and staff.

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by Christine Autrand Mitchell



So sometimes art mirrors life, and sometimes it’s the other way round, but the local feature film, Finding Hope Now, has done both, passing through some sort of prism. It was shot in Fresno in 2009 and I was privileged to work on this film as Producer as well as the chance to wear several other hats. This is the film’s amazing story thus far.

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by Jessica Ham



Music, laughter, joy, and friendship: that’s what choir is. Choir, to me, is the most fun a person can have in their 4 years of high school. You learn fun music with your friends. You make fun of Choir teacher Randy Lepp. You dance at the end of the year for the final concert. You go on trips to far away places. You meet new people. In choir you get to experience things you never would be able to otherwise.

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