It takes hard work and dedication to graduate at the top of your high school class — whether you end up in the top 10 among 90 classmates or the top 35 among 350. Today we salute the hundreds of students who accomplished that rank in St. Paul and other east metro schools. This annual project invites schools to send us a list of their “Top Graduates,” however they define them. Some schools designate the traditional valedictorian and salutatorian, others define a Top 10, and some recognize a long list of students who have achieved honors status. Our 2019 compilation shows students headed to colleges from coast to coast — from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, to the University of California Berkeley. As college majors, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is strong. Some 80 students featured will major in a bioscience field; another 80 in an engineering discipline; three dozen in computer science. Other graduates are joining the U.S. military or … [Read more...] about Top graduates 2019: When their hard work meets the future
When life gets hard quotes
Picking.You can pick your fruit at Vons, you can pick your nose (in private) and you can pick which company to invest in. Making a choice is hard. Sometimes, you miss it and leave the ripest avocados in the bin.A couple of weeks ago, Howard Morgan — one of the most famous venture capitalists came to town for a fireside chat. Morgan is the founder of First Round Capital. He is 73 and he has done it all (easy to find his background on the web). The topics were wide ranging, but he spent some serious time on two — hiring people and picking investments. First Round sees 5,000 submissions over the course of a year and by the end of the year they invest in 40. The dilemma Morgan describes is this, “If I could start the year with all 5,000 at the top of the funnel and then, with all of them still available, picking the best ideas and the best teams would be much easier.” But, my dear readers, it doesn’t work that way. You only get to see what you get to see when … [Read more...] about How to pick a winner in life and venture cap?
Not sure what to get your partner for Valentine’s Day? Does your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, or special someone in your life love travel…as much as we do? Coming from one travel obsessed person to another, I know what’s it like to live, breathe, and dream all things travel. When it comes to finding that special Valentine’s Day gift for your other half, it might be a good idea to roll with the travel theme. Whether it’s a romantic, mushy, travel-inspired present or something a little more practical, here are my top choices for gifts for traveling couples. I’ve split up this Valentine’s Day gift guide into three sections: save, spend, and splurge. The ‘save’ items are perfect if you don’t want to break the bank. Perhaps you’ve only started dating not too long ago, and you want to buy a little special memento for your boyfriend or girlfriend who dreams of travel. The ‘spend’ items are if … [Read more...] about Valentines Day Travel Gift Guide for the Travel Lover in Your Life
Author: James Lucas Publish date: Feb 1, 2019 In December 2017, Pete Cimasi, a 39-year-old nurse anesthetist at the University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, left the kneebar on an overhanging sport route on West Mountain at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site. He traversed across the Eagle onto the formation’s exposed shoulder, following two widely spaced bolts up a 30-foot headwall. Cimasi came to the notorious Salsa Move, a 5.12 highstep off small, flat crimps five feet above the penultimate bolt. Earlier in the year, Cimasi had replaced the route’s 30-year-old rusty bolts with Wave glue-ins; still, the runout remained. Tapping his feet on the rock, Cimasi danced to the anchor to redpoint Todd Skinner’s When Legends Die (5.13b), one of the best routes of its grade in the US, and a line that hadn’t been repeated in 20 years. Climbing activity on Hueco Tanks’ unique, featured syenite porphyry dates back to the 1950s with the … [Read more...] about When Legends Die: The Changing Face of Hueco Tanks State Park
By Dieter Kurtenbach | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: December 31, 2018 at 2:05 pm | UPDATED: January 1, 2019 at 5:48 am The Raiders’ 2018 season is mercifully over, but in taking stock of everything that went wrong for the Silver and Black the last calendar year, it struck me on just how quotable this team — well, one guy — was. The jury is still out on if Jon Gruden can coach in the NFL, but there’s no doubt that he helps create good copy. The man is a golden quote machine. If he ever wanted to go into broadcasting, I bet he could get paid a bunch… So I’ll let Gruden’s own words tell the story of his team. Well, sort of: “I want to give them two of the best years of football that I can possibly help deliver.” — Jon Gruden No one can say where the Raiders will play in 2019, but given the team’s trajectory in Gruden’s first year, it’s hard to imagine that the Raiders are … [Read more...] about Kurtenbach: The quotes that defined the Raiders in 2018