Judging animal intelligence not easy

Judging animal intelligence not easy

By Dr. Beth Leermakers “My golden retriever is smarter than your honor student.” Is that bumper sticker proclamation really true? Since you can’t administer a standard IQ test to animals, it’s difficult to determine and compare their intelligence. Furthermore, it’s tough to distinguish between general intelligence — the ability to perform well on multiple cognitive […]

Designated delegates meet

Designated delegates meet

It is July, 1787. It is hot. Delegates from 13 states, most of whom cannot agree on much, have huddled together in secrecy to write the Constitution of the United States.  On February 26, to coincide with their study of American history, Lakehill’s fourth graders brought history to life with Jean Fritz’s musical, “Shh! We’re […]

‘The Way Back’ honest, poignant, cathartic

‘The Way Back’ honest, poignant, cathartic

By Chic DiCiccio People deal with their demons in different ways, and nearly all of them do it privately, behind closed doors. Celebrities don’t often get to do that and Ben Affleck’s unfortunate public struggles with addiction have been tabloid fodder for years. This is what makes “The Way Back” such a surreal, almost voyeuristic […]

Woodrow hosting competition for first time

The Woodrow Wilson robotics team, FTC 13916 aka the Retrobots, continued their successful run with a first-place finish at the regional qualifier at Wylie East High School. By taking the top spot the team qualified for the Texas UIL state competition on March 13-14, which will be held at Woodrow Wilson High School for the […]

Despite steep prices, Beverley’s has great variety, patio, staff

Despite steep prices, Beverley’s has great variety, patio, staff

By R. H. Lannen Beverley’s has the distinct feel and setting of a classic French Bistro but is cooking up a wide array of American classics. With a fully stocked bar and a concise menu, Beverley’s is the perfect place to have a romantic dinner while still casual enough to be one’s local drinking hole. […]

DUC finds silver in Heart of Texas

DUC finds silver in Heart of Texas

By Lisa W. Miller Dallas United Crew (DUC) novices returned to the shores of Festival Beach Park to race in the Heart of Texas Regatta on February 29 and March 1. At half the standard sprint distance, unrelenting intensity is the hallmark of races on the Heart of Texas’ seven-lane 1,000-meter course. Crews from Oklahoma […]

Flood opened the floodgates

By David Mullen My next-door neighbor growing up in Oakland was a short, Italian man named Frank Russo, a wealth of information on Pacific Coast League history that included Joe DiMaggio (a San Francisco native who had two baseball-playing brothers, Dom and Vince) of the San Francisco Seals, Ernie Lombardi, Casey Stengel and Billy Martin […]

Fashion stars have cause

Fashion stars have cause

Joe and Arnold Pacetti presented a check for $21,450.00 to Fashion Stars for a Cause, which benefits the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas. Arnold Pacetti serves as one of the 2020 Fashion Stars for the event, which takes place at the Dallas Country Club on March 27, and raises funds for the Suicide […]

Earthx needs young filmmakers

Earthx needs young filmmakers

EarthxFilm has launched its 2020 Youth Film Competition, the Planet911 Challenge, inviting youth aged 11 to 21 to post a 15- to 50-second video on Instagram tagging #Planet911Challenge and stating how they pledge to protect the planet. Presented in collaboration with Creative Visions, Instagram and Planet911, this sixth EarthxFilm Youth Film Competition will award winning […]

Local teacher prepares to launch futures

Local teacher prepares to launch futures

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports Karla Smith’s passion for STEM led her to the otherworldly experience of attending a Space Camp for teachers at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Alabama. As one of the 10 percent of applicants chosen for the opportunity, Smith, a science teacher at Benjamin Franklin International Exploratory Academy, engaged in […]