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Next Generation takes a summer vacation

As students head home for a summer break, so does “Next Generation.” This feature page will be on hiatus until school resumes in the fall. See you in September with a fresh batch of stories on the children in our community and the mentors who make a difference in their lives. Happy summer!

What’s happening for youths

Thursday * The city of Davis presents the annual Sixth-Grade Graduation Party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Community Services Department, 600 A St., Suite C. Activities include foosball, board games, video games and more. Information will be sent […]

Sasha and Sierra’s excellent adventure

A journey the likes of which Sasha Hill and Sierra Clark took over the past year could hardly leave a person unchanged. The two young women, just weeks out of high school, embarked on a trip last June that took them through more than a dozen countries on four continents over the course of a […]

What’s happening for youths

Saturday Athletes in grades 7-12 are encouraged to complete their sports physicals for the 2013-2014 school year at a sports physical clinic at Sutter Davis Family Practice from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. A donation of $20 benefits Davis High athletics. Packets are available online at http://www.davisseniorhigh.net and http://www.djusd.net. For more info, contact DHS Athletics at […]

Bangladesh garment-factory tragedy gets these kids thinking — and acting

Do you know where your clothes were made? When students in Steve Kelleher’s fifth-grade class at Korematsu Elementary School learned about the recent garment-factory fire and building collapse in Bangladesh — where more than 1,120 people perished — they started to wonder: Were the clothes they were wearing made by underpaid workers in unsafe working […]

College corner: Avoid a major bummer, complete college essays in the summer

We are approaching a defining moment in certain high school students’ lives, a well-known rite of passage. No, I don’t mean graduation; I’m referring to college application essay writing. These days most college-bound students will have to write several essays as part of their applications, with deadlines usually ranging from mid-November to mid-March. Although this […]

Found fruit: Online map is gateway to edibles

By Donna Bryson BOULDER, Colo. — Ethan Welty is thinking ahead to harvest time as he cycles through tidy Boulder streets pointing out apple, plum and mulberry trees on public and private land. “We’re coming up on the best apple trees in Boulder,” said Welty, a geographer and PhD student specializing in glaciers in the […]

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * The Devil Day Car Show returns Wednesday, hosted by the Davis High School Car Club. Cool cars and trucks will be on display all day in the quad with judging at lunch and a people’s choice award to vote on. Prizes for the winners include a car show T-shirt, free oil change or car care gift […]

The sky’s the limit for this sophomore

By Maggie McManis Many high school students harbor dreams — some of them pretty realistic — of becoming professional musicians, sports stars or community activists. And Davis High School has seen its share of alumni go on to such success. But how many students have had a realistic shot at becoming president? Some say DHS […]

Davis High students to receive Huynh awards for humanitarian efforts

Something about the well-worn path from César Chávez Elementary School to Davis High School seems to produce a unique level of social consciousness among students — and the current crop of DHS seniors in particular. Four members of the Class of 2013 will graduate having been recognized by the city of Davis for their humanitarian […]

Cooluris-Trites wedding

Christine Clifton Cooluris and Kevin Thomas Trites of Atlanta were married on March 9, 2013, at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta. The bride is the daughter of John and Gail Cooluris of Davis. She has a bachelor of science in finance and is a corporate finance manager for The Home Depot. The groom […]

The freezer is your friend when wondering what’s for dinner

Springtime in Davis — life is good and busy, and we often find ourselves at half-past dinner time loading everyone into the car for a dinner run. While dinner out can be delightful, it’s less fun when you don’t have a choice. The solution? Stock up the freezer with ingredients that let you turn nothing […]

Kids in the news: Emerson student wins second place in global video contest

Scout Taylor, a ninth-grader at Emerson Junior High School, is a second-place winner for an original video she produced for the “World of 7 Billion” student video contest sponsored by Population Connection, a grassroots organization. Scout’s claymation video, which shows a connection between women’s education and population growth, was chosen from among 567 submissions created […]

Helping your garden beat the heat

With warm temperatures and summer vegetable and flower gardens getting underway, here are some quick pointers to help you be more successful. Feed your plants! Or feed your soil, and let your soil feed your plants. I’m running into a frequent problem with organic gardeners who make their own compost. They’re doing everything right: saving […]

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