Education column: Art applies skills from other subjects

Gazing up at clouds in the sky and imagining shapes or animals: That’s what drew Alexa Pickel to art. An art teacher at Clovis High School for the last seventeen years, she teaches upper division two-dimensional fine arts, such as drawing, painting, and calligraphy. Brain research has shown that arts education contributes to strengthening problem-solving […]

Support comes in all shapes

Karl Terry I’m confident in my manhood. Self-assured, not afraid to hold my wife’s purse in a department store. So when the need arose to assist my wife in shopping for a new bra, I opted to give her my support. At the time, support was one of the things lacking in her life if […]

Jan. 7 Shopping with Tonya

Try on all your favorite clothes and take notes on how they fit and flatter you. Then shop for similar colors, fabrics and shapes. A great fit can make an outfit.

Music shapes, changes listeners

By Doug Brooks: Guest Columnist Editor’s note: This is part of a week-long series in which local columnists talk about their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis schools. Music has been a powerful, influential component my whole life. I was in the school and church choir and I […]