Middle school has a bad rep but why? our executive editor and reformed middle-school-fearing feature writer Natalie Singer-Velush captures the magic in the middle as she masterfully elicited wit and wisdom from a pack of local kids as they enter sixth grade.
Also new this month: Our column “Full STREAM Ahead.” The debut piece features, among other science superstars, self-described nerd and MIT graduate Dianna Cowern, aka the Neil deGrasse Tyson of tomorrow and one of many must-know scientists motivating the most reluctant learners to be enthusiastic about science, technology, robotics, engineering, arts and math.
Finally, if you’re getting close to back-to-school anxiety, jump to our Out and About feature, “Bellingham: Your Last-Minute Summer Escape.” Better yet, pack this issue and hit I-5 N and in 90 minutes you’ll find endless opportunities to paddle, bike, hike, explore and play.
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Making It Work/Wellness:
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Full STREAM Ahead:
Middle Magic: Why Middle School Is Way Cool — Our August print feature celebrates middle schoolers, from blooming brains to their hopes and dreams
Brain Check: What's Happening Inside Your Middle Schooler’s Mind — An educational psychologist shares the secrets of the teenage brain
Middle School Counselors Make a Difference — Why they’re an essential part of your child’s education
10 Students Who Will Make You Feel Better About the Middle Years — Get a glimpse of middle schoolers’ hopes, fears and dreams
Learning to Love Middle School: Meet the 'Before' Project — 50 cool kids make their on-screen debut