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A different approach April Issue 2 2013

A different approach

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.

Election controversy April Issue 2 2013

Election controversy

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.

Demboski wins seat on Assembly April Issue 1 2013

Demboski wins seat on Assembly

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.

Murder, mystery, drama, comedy April Issue 1 2013

Murder, mystery, drama, comedy

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.”

Erasing ink April Issue 1 2013

Erasing ink

When researching tattoo removal, Heidi Midyett heard countless horror stories involving scarring, blisters and extreme pain. Then she found the Quanta Q Plus laser.

Murkowski troubled by D.C. gridlock April Issue 1 2013

Murkowski troubled by D.C. gridlock

According to Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the American people are right to be fed up with their representation in Washington, D.C.

Overcoming obstacles April Issue 1 2013

Overcoming obstacles

After getting shot in Afghanistan, the combat engineer spent six months at a military hospital in Germany, where he underwent the transformation from a “10-foot tall and bulletproof” paratrooper into someone with a new appreciation for the daily battles fought far from the front lines of war.

Hundreds gather for annual Easter egg hunt April Issue 1 2013

Hundreds gather for annual Easter egg hunt

How long does it take dozens of 4- to-6-year-olds to search out 3,000 plastic eggs filled with goodies? About four minutes.

April Issue 1 2013

Senator says she’s ‘evolving’ on gay marriage

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Wednesday, March 27 that her views on gay marriage are “evolving” and that she’s reviewing her stance on the issue “very closely.”

Hockey community rallies around Chugiak grad March Issue 4 2013

Hockey community rallies around Chugiak grad

Every four hours, Kathy Folan rotates her 26-year-old quadriplegic son to prevent the development of bedsores. What Robby Warren needs is a therapeutic mattress to keep his body moving as he sleeps — which helps prevent infection and promotes good health for his internal organs.

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