By Patti Roberts In the spring of 2020, Folsom Lake College’s Theater Arts Department was planning and producing various drama projects when COVID lockdowns hit, halting all live productions. As with many colleges and universities, there was an immediate rush on how to continue. Students and instructors faced challenges thatRead More →

Non-governmental organizations have always bridged the gap for governments in providing essential humanitarian services to citizens, usually reaching many sensitive areas, by mobilizing private funds. Over the years, dodgy operators have found the field an easy channel to raise funds for personal enrichment. In this interview with Jawani Foundation’s THISDAYRead More →

Not sure about your career options? Lack of self-confidence ? This Q&A column can help you A friend of mine wrote the NEET after her parents persuaded her, but couldn’t. Now she wants to continue studying English (with honors) but her parents force her to take a “B.Sc. (Nursing)” orRead More →

It doesn’t take much encouragement for the new FFA National President, Cole Baerlocher, to unleash his passion for the organization and for agriculture in general. “There is a place for every member, every student, whether or not you come from an agricultural background,” said the enthusiastic student from Washington StateRead More →

Maya Bird-Murphy likes to say that she “acquired architecture”. Bird-Murphy, 29, was born and raised in Oak Park, where she regularly saw tourists invade her hometown to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio and the neighboring homes he designed. She played with Froebel building blocks, attended architecture camps, and heard herRead More →

When Max Alff graduated from high school, he hadn’t initially planned on studying any longer. He enrolled at the North Carolina State Agricultural Institute for Ornamental Plant and Landscape Technology, planning to earn his associate’s degree and enter the workforce. “I love working in the landscape industry and didn’t wantRead More →