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Social Media trend leads to damaged, stolen school property

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Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) warned students about a new TikTok trend that they say results in damaged and stolen school property.

As a response of this trend, TUSD is increasing surveillance of their campuses and is currently reviewing camera footage.

According to a phone call sent out to parents, a “Devious Licks” challenge on the social media platform TikTok encourages students to steal or destroy school property and then post a picture or video of the item as a trophy.

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Masks on faces, a lot on minds as students return to Modesto-area schools amid COVID surge

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Thousands of Modesto-area students return to school buildings this week — some for the first time in a year and a half.

Schools are offering full in-person learning amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, including an increase in cases among young children because of the delta variant.

Nearly all students at drop-off Monday morning wore masks outside, even though they’re required only inside K-12 school buildings. Students and parents said they were excited about the prospect of a better education than children experienced during distance learning last year, but still worried about safety, academic setbacks and back-to-school nerves exacerbated by months of learning in isolation.

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Stanislaus State programs ranked as best bachelor’s degrees

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Stanislaus State is no stranger to accolades, and this week three of the university’s undergraduate majors were named among the best in the nation.

The national recognition comes as part of the online platform Study.com’s Top 25 Best Bachelor’s Degrees list released this month, which names Stan State’s sociology, social science and anthropology programs as part of the top degrees in the nation when it comes to their respective fields. 

Stan State’s sociology program ranked No. 12 on Study.com’s list of top 25 sociology programs in the country, while social science earned a No. 20 ranking compared to other similar programs and anthropology was ranked No. 23.

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BRINGING THE FARM TO SCHOOL

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Turlock Christian preschoolers and high school students came together for a fun-filled event on Thursday as members of the Eagles’ Future Farmers of America chapter brought their animals over for a petting zoo. 

Between the two TC preschool campuses, over 150 students were able to touch and learn about chickens, rabbits, goats and even a dairy calf. The petting zoo was just one of many ways the TC FFA chapter has stayed busy this past school year, in addition to their annual banquet, fundraisers and even a dress up week for National FFA Week earlier this year.

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RETURN OF POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE

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Whether it was over Zoom or in a mask-filled classroom, the Class of 2021 walked across the stage to receive their diplomas this week as the first students to attend an entire school year during a global pandemic. 

Turlock Unified School District seniors were able to celebrate their accomplishments with in-person graduation ceremonies held throughout the week, though both Turlock and Pitman high schools saw their graduating classes split into two for separate, consecutive events which allowed for social distancing. Despite mask requirements and smaller crowds than usual, there was just enough pomp and circumstance in the air for things to feel like normal.

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