Dove leads Lakes over Lake Worth 77-70 February 13th, 2013
LAKE WORTH – Senior guard Shanovia Dove rallied Palm Beach Lakes from a double-digit deficit to lead the Rams to a thrilling 77-70 victory Tuesday night against Lake Worth in the semifinals of the Class 7A regional playoffs.
Hester named Lake Worth football coach December 17th, 2012
Lake Worth High school has hired Jessie Hester, Sr. as its next head football coach. After an exhaustive search and based on stringent criteria, Hester, a former All-State MVP at Glades Central, two-time FSU All-American, and NFL star for 11 seasons, will assume the role immediately.
Nike’s The Opening, a competition and combine for elite football prospects in the Class of 2013, starts on Thursday. You can find broadcast info and other details here.
Here are the players from the Dallas-Fort Worth area who were among the 150 invited to attend (ATH stands for athlete, the nonspecific position given to players who could play several positions, often WR/RB or DB):
LaQuvionte Gonzalez, ATH, Cedar Hill (committed to A&M)
Dontre Wilson, ATH, Desoto (committed to Oregon)
Jake Raulerson, OT, Celina (committed to Texas)
A’Shawn Robinson, DT, FW Arlington Heights (committed to Texas)
Torii Hunter Jr., WR, Prosper (undecided)
Mike Mitchell, OLB, Plano Prestonwood (undecided)
Eldridge Massington, WR, West Mesquite (committed to USC)
Jake Oliver, WR, Jesuit (committed to Texas)
Kameron Miles, S, West Mesquite (committed to Tennessee)
Ra’Shaad Samples, WR, Skyline (undecided)
Colin Spencer, CB, Woodrow Wilson (committed to Kansas)
Samples has said he plans to announce his college decision at The Opening.
Fort Worth Southwest’s Robbie Rhodes picks Baylor over Texas June 11th, 2012
Are Only High Paying Majors Worth The Time? January 28th, 2012
You’ve probably heard a good deal about the wildly increasing price tag of a university or college degree. This is not to state that there are still not great deals in education to be found, but there is no doubt that these deals are far harder to find and require much more research than in days past.
All of this has left people wondering not just how to survive college or college dorm life, but whether or not they should attend college in the first place. Additionally, many students are also wondering if they should only attend college if they are going to major in a career with a “big pay day.” Increasingly, people are beginning to question whether or not college makes sense for everyone.
While there is no denying that the job market is far tougher than in the past, some other facts are also undeniable. College graduates still earn far more than those with just a high school degree. Those who go on and get professional degrees earn even more than those who earn college degrees. Or stated another way, college still does pay.
Yet, the world is full of people with graduate degrees working minimum wage jobs. This is a fact of life and a reflection of the current economic situation which is, unfortunately, likely to continue for some years to come. So what is a student considering college to do?
No matter what kind of college degree you get, you will be more employable than those without a college degree. This is just a fact. While you might be thinking twice about a degree without a big payoff, you’re still better off with a degree of some kind.
Not all high-paying degrees are right for everyone. After all, a job that makes you truly miserable is one that you will not do forever. Many people don’t actually stay with the careers that they are trained to do. The reason for this is that once they enter the workforce and enter their chosen career, they hate it. The money looks great on paper, but they discover after they begin the job that it’s not for them. This is definitely a factor for every student to consider and here is why. College degrees can be expensive, and professional degrees can be doubly so. The last thing you want is to be stuck with a massive college bill without a career path to pay for it.
So on one hand you are better off with a college degree, but you also have to consider how much your degree will allow you to earn when you graduate and how much your college debt will be. All of this underscores how important it is to have good advice and a knowledgeable mentor or two. Also investigating all of your options is essential.
You can find the right college for your needs and one that will help you plot out your future career. Just remember to plan well in advance, and weigh all of the choices before making a decision.
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Dental Plans Cheaper Than A Semester’s Worth of Pizza December 17th, 2011
Like most college students, you’re probably waiting until the holidays to schedule your regular doctor checkups. Winter break is slowly approaching, your parents might be pestering you about scheduling a visit to see your hometown dentist when you’re in town. You, on the other hand, probably have better things to do during your short respite from school responsibilities.
It’s no surprise you’d rather be spending time with your friends and family instead of visiting the dentist’s chair. As nice as some dentists can be, you still cringe at the thought of being subjected to the scraping, forceful flossing and general gum prodding. However, missing those regular checkups can cause dental issues like aching teeth and sensitive gums, as well as lead to an increase in serious health problems, including cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and diabetes. But what should you do if it’s a lack of dental insurance, rather than fear of the dentist’s chair, that prevents you from getting a regular teeth cleaning?
Luckily, there are dental plans available for individuals and students that will let you get your pearly whites cleaned without breaking the bank. For example, DentalPlans.com lets you search for plans in your area and view savings you can expect with each plan. Rates vary depending on your area, but most individual plans are available for 0 to 0 per year — less than you’ll probably spend on pizza in a semester. Avia Dental is another company offering student dental service, with plans starting at only a month.
Another alternative is to see if your college or university has its own dental school. Many times, dental schools allow students to use their dentistry services at a discounted rate. While dental patients will need to wait longer than if they were visiting a traditional dentist, the fees are greatly reduced as you’re having a dentistry student perform the services. (Don’t worry; the students are closely supervised by faculty members who are trained and board-certified dentists.)
You can also see if your college or university offers its own form of dental coverage. New York University offers dental services to university students, as well as their spouses and children, and also includes discounts for orthodontic treatments.
With all these options available for student dental services, nothing short of a crippling fear of the dentist chair should keep you from your regular cleaning. Waiting too long for dentistry services could mean even more painful restorative dentistry procedures, like root canals. So, kiss Nana hello during the holidays this year, help yourself to an extra slice of pumpkin pie and schedule your regular cleaning.
About the Author
Amy Moczynski is the marketing associate for 352 Media Group, a web development and digital marketing company.
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Are Extracurricular Activities Worth It? November 11th, 2011
One key point that must be made about extracurricular activities is that the sooner you begin doing them the better off you will be. If admissions counselors feel that you got involved at “the last second,” your activities will be seen much differently than they would have been if you’ve been involved for years. In this article, we will look at why extracurricular activities can be very worthwhile when it comes to getting into college.
College Admissions Can Be Quite Competitive
It can be difficult to truly understand how competitive college admissions can be without first understanding the number of students that are applying right along with you. For example, in 2010 Harvard received more than 30,000 applications! This amount is particularly alarming when you take into account that the school only accepts 1,600 freshmen each year. These statistics can be a bit scary, but that doesn’t mean you should give up on getting into the school of your choice. Instead you need to focus on finding different ways to help yourself stand out from the crowd and a great way of doing so is to take part in extracurricular activities.
What Kind of Extracurricular Activities are the Best?
Deciding what kind of extracurricular activities are the best for you can be quite tricky. In part, the answer lies in what you feel the most like doing. You don’t want your extracurricular activities to feel like a burden and nothing but extra work. If you take this path, you may not get the results you ultimately want.
It is an easy trap to pick the extracurricular activities that you feel admissions counselors will want to see, but there is a problem with this approach. For example, if you don’t like the extracurricular activities that you pick and are only becoming involved in them because you think these activities will “look good” on your application, you may not stay involved. If you don’t stay involved for a substantial amount of time, the end result will be that your extracurricular involvement was of no real help in the long run.
The Three Ways Extracurricular Activities Help
A good aspect of extracurricular activities is that by participating, teachers will have an opportunity to get to know you better. This factor can translate into a great letter of recommendation. A second way that extracurricular activities can help your efforts to get into your college of choice is that those activities will give you something additional to discuss during your college interviews and on your applications. Finally, extracurricular activities will help you demonstrate to admissions counselors that you got involved in your school community and did not just “drift through.”
Three Ways Extracurricular Involvement Scores You Points
1) Teachers get to know you better and that means better letters of recommendation
2) You will have more to discuss in interviews and on applications
3) Extracurricular activities show that you get involved
Are There Times You Should Not Participate in Extracurricular Activities?
Usually participating in extracurricular activities is a good idea, but there are exceptions. If you think your grades will suffer as a result, you should skip the extracurricular activities. Additionally, if you are working a part-time job after school, you likely shouldn’t stretch yourself so thin. Ultimately, extracurricular involvement should boost your chances of getting into one of your top picks.
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How to Improve His Wardrobe: Holiday Gifts Worth Stealing December 3rd, 2010
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday already behind us, it is hard to ignore the fact that the holiday shopping rush is in full swing. The season of giving will be over before we know it, so today I am going to give you an insiders guide to buying clothes for your boyfriend that both he, and you, will be able to enjoy.
Below, are my tips for significant others looking to steal their holiday presents back… So do yourself a favor this Holiday season and pick up something that both he and you will love to wear – it will be the best present you ever gave yourself.
Merry Gifting to All and to All a Good Buy
For the past four months, my girlfriend has been eying a certain flannel shirt of mine over Skype. When I return to America, I am almost positive that within two to three weeks it will end up in her laundry basket. But, I have come to grips with this fact. Though I love this shirt, I am willing to share, and am also hoping that her love of it will prompt her to buy me another…
This brings me to my first tip: When looking for a present you want to steal from your boyfriend, keep these three adjectives in mind: functional, soft, and replaceable. Why? Well, you want the clothing to be functional so that your boyfriend doesn’t feel cheated out of a present, soft so that you can wear it, and replaceable in case you take it for good.
Furthermore, these adjectives put you in the right mindset when looking for clothes to buy. Think, “He will wear it on a Friday, but I can sleep in it on a Tuesday” or “I can wear it to class while he sleeps in.” Your main objective is to put something in his hands that he will love to wear, you will love to see him in, and that after a couple of weeks, you can add to your wardrobe as well. Therefore, I recommend you stick with basics; think casual button-front shirts, sweatshirts, and underwear, and you can’t go wrong.
Below, I’ve listed some options along these lines sure to please both you and the guy in your life.
Hook Him Up With Clothes a Plenty…Fa La La La La, La La La La
Above are what I consider the perfect storm of “shareable” holiday presents for your boyfriend. From the male perspective, I love the feeling of a comfortable button-up shirt and have to have at least three good clean ones on hand at all times. For the holidays this year, invest in a shirt for your boyfriend that ignores the formal, but doesn’t look sloppy. And if it’s soft enough for you to sleep in, all the better. Chambray, Oxford, and Flannel are three distinct weaves of cotton that are sure to please the wearer, male or female.
Second, a college pullover sweatshirt is a must-have for a guy to wear around his dorm. The softer the inside, the better. For you, the significant other, his brand new sweatshirt can double as a top when you want to get comfortable in the library or are lounging in his room watching a movie.
Finally, woven boxers and fine undershirts are perfect sleepwear for a significant other. You should pick holiday themed boxers for your boyfriend, giving them a shelf life that, when expired, leaves them up for grabs. Make sure they are comfortable enough to wear all day, but loose enough to sleep in, and don’t skimp on quality. The longer they last, the longer you get to share them.
What Do You Think?
What are you buying for your significant other this holiday season? What are you wishing for most? Any particular clothes you love to steal from your boyfriend or girlfriend? Let me know what you think, I write for you!