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Student grapples Teacher after dispute at Golden Valley High School

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An eyebrow raising viral video has been making rounds on social media showing a student engaging in a physical conflict with a teacher at Golden Valley High School in Merced, California. The incident occurred during 5th period on a Friday, and has raised concerns about student and staff safety in the school district.

According to the Merced Union High School District, the scrap started as an argument between a substitute teacher and a student but quickly turned physical.

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Summer Reading Challenge to start at local libraries

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The Stanislaus County Library invites all ages to join the Summer Reading Challenge, “Find Your Voice,” taking place May 16 through Aug. 1.

Children and teens participate by keeping track of each day they read or are read to for at least 30 minutes. Adults are asked to track each book they read and can choose to also write brief reviews of the books they read this summer.

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Local tech academy expecting record enrollment amid increased worker demand

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Whether you consider yourself technically savvy or not, society has undeniably become more reliant on modern tech and software. It’s something that more people have come to realize, which has resulted in a dramatic uptick in interest and enrollment at Modesto’s Bay Valley Tech coding academy.

According to Bay Valley Tech president Phillip Lan, the academy is expected to teach over 1,000 students across their tuition-free code academy, digital skills bootcamp and tech internship program in 2023. By this time next year, he expects that figure to double.

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Estate Gift Provides Support for Fresno State Armenian Studies – GV Wire – Explore. Explain. Expose

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When Ralph Shabazian learned about the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State in early 2016, he knew he wanted to be a part of helping students explore their heritage to help share the Armenian story.

Mr. Shabazian never learned the Armenian language. However, he had a keen interest in the history and culture of his people and was proud of his Armenian heritage. He wanted to help make it possible for students of Armenian descent to pursue their education, especially learning about their Armenian heritage, their country’s history, culture, art, music, and language.

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Merced College Set to Double Capacity for Nursing Program Students

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The nationwide nursing shortage has been especially acute in California’s Central Valley. Now, Merced College is teaming up with clinical partners to double the number of slots available for students in its nursing program.

The college, which already has a longstanding partnership with Mercy Medical Center in Merced, is resuming a previous partnership with Emanuel Medical Center that will provide even more opportunities for Merced College nursing students to find the clinical training they need to become professional nurses or to advance in their careers.

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Cornerstone Marks 20 years of dance

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Even after two decades in the business, Monica Barnes still gets butterflies when it’s time to take the stage. The only difference now is that it is not her own impending performance that wakes up her nerves, but rather that of her students.

Barnes is the owner of Cornerstone Dance Studio in Gustine and her business has been teaching youngsters on the Westside how to shuffle-ball-chain, plié and every dance step in between. This season, the business is going into their 20th year.

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Stanislaus State University in Turlock Named No. 5 for “Best Bang for the Buck” in the West and No. 8 on the Master’s List in Washington Monthly’s 2022 Rankings

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September 4, 2022 - Stanislaus State continues to provide students and families more “bang for their buck” when it comes to attaining a high-quality and affordable education. 

Washington Monthly released its annual College Guide and Rankings in which it rates schools on what they do for the country, and Stan State earned spots in the Top 10 on two lists.  

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MJC football reloads as it looks to continue success starting with Saturday’s home opener

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In Modesto Junior College head coach Rusty Stivers’ first season, he didn’t send any players to Division I schools. That was in 2015.

“My first year, we had zero Division I recruits, and that year, (San Joaquin) Delta had a running back go to UNLV,” Stivers recalled at MJC Football’s media day. “I told our recruiting guy, ‘I would do anything just to get one guy to go to a Division I school.’”

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High school football rankings: After Week 2 losses, where do top teams stand?

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The Top 10 finished Week 2 with a record of .500 as five teams won and five lost. Downey continued its hot start, putting up 56 points on East Union. Ceres, Hughson and Ripon Christian joined the Knights in scoring more than 35 points in Week 2 wins.

Central Catholic and Escalon lost nail-biters to some of California’s top programs. The Raiders lost to St. Francis, a top 5 team in its area, according to the Bay Area News Group.

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Returning students focus of Health Center Week

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The main campus of Golden Valley Health Centers in south Merced was filled with the sound of music and children’s laughter on Monday as families came out to enjoy an afternoon of activities and complimentary medical services.

The event was organized to kick off National Health Center Week, which highlights the role these centers play in community health and prevention efforts around the country.

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