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Fresno State Honored as a Champion of Higher Education

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FRESNO — Fresno State was named a 2020 Champion of Higher Education for its commitment to ensuring a strong transfer pathway for students from community colleges to California State University campuses. The award is given by the Campaign for College Opportunity, a California nonprofit focused on making sure Californians have an equal opportunity to attend and succeed in college. This ...

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New Assistant Principal at YHS

Submitted by Jane Irion YHS sophomore in Journalism. See original story here: YHS Blueprint #1 OAKHURST – This year we welcomed a new vice principal, Mr. Todd Partin. He is from Winchester, Indiana and was in the Air Force. He joined the military right out of high school and stayed for 23 years. He started as a Hebrew Linguist for ...

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YHS Girls Basketball Star Jenna Kurz Signs with Fresno Pacific

OAKHURST – Yosemite Badgers Girls Basketball player Jenna Kurz, class of 2021, signs her letter of intent to play basketball at Fresno Pacific University (FPU) with her proud parents Cari and Eric Kurz. Jenna averaged 23.6 points a game last season as one of the top scorers in the CIF Central Section (121 schools). Jenna’s season point total of 733 ...

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Yosemite Football Virtual Badger Card App

OAKHURST – Yosemite Football Boosters (YFB) are excited to introduce the virtual Badger Card App to our Mountain Area Community! Unlike the previous plastic cards that our boys sold in person, this year’s $20 card is easily downloaded onto a smart phone. Simply download the Zurly app from the App Store or Google Play Store and follow the directions. Currently, ...

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Cal State Apply Application Workshops for Native Americans Begins Soon

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Hil-le Hil-le, The time is now! The Cal State Apply application deadline is approaching and CSU will be providing application workshops available for both First-Time Freshman (high school) and Transfer students for Fall 2021. Future students are welcomed to join whether you haven’t started or are working on your application. Counselors will go through the application and highlight the most ...

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Fundraiser for Kalel

AHWAHNEE  – Calling on all community members to come out Saturday Nov. 14 from 11 am to 4 pm (rain or shine) to support Kalel. 7-year-old Kalel has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  Duchenne is a rare fatal muscle wasting disease that currently does not have a cure, but we have been pursuing therapies that we think will preserve our son’s muscles ...

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Playing Baseball During COVID for Minarets

By Caden Shows – Student Journalist at Minarets Press Although baseball season for Minarets is still months away, steps are already being taken to ensure that when practices and games begin, players and coaches will be safe. According to head varsity baseball coach Jesse Darrah, the practice season may start as soon as the county and school district allows. Due ...

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Minarets Volleyball Adapts to Covid-Friendly Conditioning

By Delaeny Stevenson and Stevi Valenzuela – Student Journalists from Minarets High School Though their season has been pushed back several months, the Minarets volleyball program is still finding ways to adapt and move forward together as a team. Coach Karra Zamora explained the new schedule, saying, “Practices start Dec.9. This date is dictated to us by CIF (California Interscholastic ...

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Minarets Takes First Steps to Return to Campus

By Aubrey Ham – Student Journalist for Minarets Press While most classes are conducted online during this age of COVID-19, a few classes and groups of students are participating in something new called learning pods. Learning pods are small groups of students who come on campus because they may need more help and support from staff and their peers. Learning ...

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