It’s that time of the week again. So this week, I would like to share about the education system in Malaysia and what I found really different when I entered an American school. In Malaysia, students start preschool at around 3 to 4 years old. Elementary school is known as primary school in Malaysia and students start school at the age of 7 and move on to secondary school or high schools at the age of 13. Students start a new year, or move up a grade in January of every year, and this would continue until middle of November before a 1.5 month break ‘til the start of a new school year.
When Maria Pepperworth wanted to host a concert featuring local metal bands to benefit autism, skeptics weren’t shy about telling her how it would fail. Then she raised $3,000.
Eagle River High’s most creative students put their talents on display during the school’s Fine Arts Cabaret on Friday, April 5. The annual event brings together visual and performing arts to help raise funds for the program.
Mantanuska Electric Association started construction on its Eklutna Generation Station when the first truckload of concrete was poured for the power block building’s foundation April 2.
Four men have been charged with kidnapping and repeatedly raping a 17-year-old homeless girl at an apartment in Eagle River. According to APD, the four allegedly forced the girl to drink alcohol and took turns assaulting her at an apartment above the Eagle River Liquor Store in March.
Election Day started out poorly for Anchorage Assembly candidate Pete Mulcahy. Early on the morning of April 2, Mulcahy was notified that some his signs around the Eagle River area had been vandalized. Someone attached signs that read “vote democratic” with screws to the corners of seven pro-Mulcahy signs, he said in an interview Monday, April 8.
When researching tattoo removal, Heidi Midyett heard countless horror stories involving scarring, blisters and extreme pain. Then she found the Quanta Q Plus laser.
Amy Demboski will likely be Chugiak-Eagle River’s next Anchorage Assemblywoman. With all but early and absentee votes counted early Wednesday, April 3, Demboski unofficially led Pete Mulcahy by 348 votes.
Mike Barsalou took his time selecting the right script for his directorial debut. He started with about 15, then narrowed the list down to three. Ultimately, Barsalou chose “Sherlock Holmes and the Spinsters of Blackmead.”