Author: East Texas Review

Pine Tree HS students earn AP Scholar Awards

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school and earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams. At Pine Tree High School one student qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. The Pine...

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Airshow and traveling Vietnam wall to be featured at Historic Aviation Memorial Museum

On Oct. 22 at 9 a.m., the inaugural Rose City Rotor Fest will commence at the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum. The event will bring helicopters from The American Heroes Air Show and the American Veteran Traveling Tribute Wall (AVTT) to Tyler. The AVTT is a replica of the Vietnam wall in Washington, DC and will be on display as early as Friday, Oct. 21 so that groups and schools may visit. Since 1993, the American Heroes Air Show has grown to become the nation’s premier, helicopter–only, admission-free aviation event. Attendees will spend the day seeing rotor aircraft up close...

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U.S. Department of Education Reaches Settlement with DeVry University

U.S. Department of Education Reaches Settlement with DeVry University Over Job Placement Claims The U.S. Department of Education today announced a settlement agreement with DeVry University (DeVry), a subsidiary of DeVry Education Group Inc., resolving the Department’s charge that the institution used unsubstantiated job placement claims in recruitment and advertising materials. This settlement further enhances the Department’s oversight of DeVry and builds upon the Obama Administration’s commitment to protecting students, safeguarding taxpayer dollars and increasing accountability among postsecondary institutions. “Students deserve accurate information about where to invest their time and money, and the law is simple and clear: recruitment...

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What Part of Creation Reminds You of God?

By Carey Kinsolving “My favorite thing that God created is blueberries. God is good for making them,” says Olivia, 6. I’ve never linked blueberries with the goodness of God, but why not? If you had mentioned blueberry pie a la mode, somehow the link would be clearer. “I think God created flowers so they could freshen the world with their beautiful smell,” says Natalie, 8. “And they look very pretty in the sunlight.” We need lots of beautiful sights and smells in our lives. God knows that. Flowers are like miniature, smiling explosions of God’s grace. We really should...

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Nobody Left to Like

By Debra J. Saunders There are too many faults stacked in Donald Trump’s towering inferno. Republicans have trained themselves to downplay his negatives such that he seems poised to destroy the GOP. Hillary Clinton knows them well. During the debate Sunday night she recited a handy list of his sins: Trump never apologizes. He didn’t make amends to the Khans, the Muslim Gold Star parents who lost a son in Iraq. He suggests crazy, unrealistic schemes like barring Muslims from entering the United States. He made fun of a disabled reporter and stoked the absurd “birther” rumors about America’s...

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