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Nason Slattery, 13, of Claremont, N.H., tightens the zip ties on his underwater robot during 4-H Robotics in Claremont, N.H., on March 23, 2015. Slattery will enter his underwater robot in the 2015 UNH Seacoast SeaPerch Regional Competition, which takes place on April 11. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Rise of the Robotics Clubs

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Claremont — Haiden Pascarelli had a dilemma. Kneeling on the carpeted floor in a room off of the indoor pool at the community center, the 7-year old was looking over his remote operated vehicle and said to no one in particular, “my up and down motor won’t work.” Without functioning motors that spin small propellers, Pascarelli could not operate his …

Musings on The Future Grow Gloomy

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The Voice. YWP is supported by this newspaper and foundations, businesses and individuals who recognize the …

Windsor High School Wins Inaugural 3D Modeling Contest

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Since October, about 20 Vermont schools have been competing in a first-of-its-kind project that combines high tech 3D printing and old fashioned local history. Last week, the teams of students gathered at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center to show their work in the first-ever 3DVermont competition. A group of students from Windsor …

Hanover High School’s First Quarter Honor Roll

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The following students have achieved the requisite grades for inclusion in the Hanover High School Honor Roll. Additionally, their parents have granted permission for their information to be released. High Honors Grade 12: Kaiya Adam, Henry Allison, Kathryn Aman, Conor Austin, Margeaux Baker, Rebecca Behrens, Jakub Bobrowicz, Owen …

Former Dartmouth College ‘Frat Boy’ Andrew Lohse Returns To Retell Tales of Campus

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hanover — Anti-hazing advocate Andrew Lohse gave a reading from his memoir Tuesday night at Left Bank Books, just weeks before his planned return to Dartmouth College, where he hopes to finish his degree. The book, Confessions of …

School Notes: Windsor High School Seniors Complete ‘Capstone’ Projects

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

For four autumns at Windsor High School, Haley Wood rarely thought twice about steering a field hockey ball at full sprint through a gantlet of stick-wielding girls, up and down and across a muddy field. Asking Olympic-level athletes …

Variations On a Theme: Inventions and ‘Whoppers’

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The …

Dartmouth to Offer Course on Ferguson

Friday, February 6, 2015

Hanover — A group of 21 Dartmouth College professors is planning an interdisciplinary course this spring on systemic racial inequality and violence in America, an academic offering inspired by the civil rights activism stemming from this summer’s protests in Ferguson, Mo. The course, “10 Weeks, 10+ Professors: #BlackLivesMatter,” …

Hanover Students Advocate Free Condoms at High School

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hanover — Students on Hanover High School’s governing council are proposing that the school nurse begin to provide free condoms to students. The school principal, however, does not appear inclined to support the plan, which also would require …

Claremont Debates Budget, All-Day K

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Claremont — Wednesday night’s school deliberative session lasted close to three hours but in the end more than 100 residents approved the warrant as presented, including a $33.9 million budget, that now goes to voters at the annual school district vote on March 10. The last article on …

Newport Voters Favor Lowering Budget

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Newport — About 140 residents at Tuesday night’s deliberative session approved two amendments to the proposed budget, amended another article concerning a tuition agreement with Goshen and listened to a few speakers advocate for teacher and support staff contracts. The warrant will now go to voters at the …

School Notes: Hanover High School’s Footlighters Feel a Connection to Celebrated Play 'The Laramie Project'

Monday, February 2, 2015

Hanover — If Sarah McPeek needed any more incentive to perform in The Laramie Project at Hanover High School last week, the motivation roared past her on the streets of Hanover not long before the school’s Footlighters theater …

Young Writers Project: Students Consider Events That Change Lives in Seconds

Monday, February 2, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, …