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  • Tue, 06 Apr 2021 22:00:21 +0000

    Virtual EVIT Expo Brings Campuses to Participants’ Computers

    The East Valley Institute of Technology is hosting a six-day Virtual EVIT Expo in April to showcase career training opportunities available for high school students and adults. Different programs will be featured each night from 5 to 7 p.m. April 6-8 and April 13-15.

    EVIT was unable to host its annual Expo open house in January due to COVID-19 restrictions. The virtual event will give students and parents the opportunity to see EVIT facilities and interact with EVIT instructors as they learn more about programs offered. Recruiters Blair Howland and Cassi Perez will host each expo session.

    The ability to use Zoom on a computer or mobile device is required to attend these virtual events. Registrants can sign up for as many sessions as they wish by visiting www.evit.com/expo.

    Here’s the schedule:

    • Tuesday, April 6 – Dental Assistant, Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Occupational Therapy Aide, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy Technician, Practical Nurse, Sterile Processing Technician, Surgical Technology and Veterinary Assistant

    • Wednesday, April 7 – Coding & Mobile App Design, Criminal Justice, Digital Device Diagnostic & Repair, Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Science and Networking & Cyber Security

    • Thursday, April 8 – Aesthetics, Banking, Barbering, Behavior Mental & Social Health Services, Commercial Baking & Pastry Arts, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Hospitality Management and Massage Therapy

    • Tuesday, April 13 – Construction Technologies, Electrical & Power Transmission Installation, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Machining Technology, Plumbing and Welding

    • Wednesday, April 14 – Automotive Technologies, Aviation, Collision Repair, Diesel Technologies and Future Engineers

    • Thursday, April 15 – 3D Animation, Fashion Design & Merchandising, Graphic/Web Design, Interior Design & Merchandising, Radio/Audio Production and Video Production

    EVIT offers over 40 career training programs at two central campuses in Mesa and a branch campus at Apache Junction High School. Training is tuition-free for high school students. Adults pay tuition, with financial aid available in some programs for those who qualify.

    EVIT students have a 98 percent high school graduation rate, 2 out of 3 go on to college and approximately 94 percent are in jobs, college or the military within a year of completing their training.

    Request more information: https://weareevit.formstack.com/forms/student_interest_form

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  • Thu, 01 Apr 2021 02:57:20 +0000

    Winners & Losers of the NFL Free Agency

    With free agency signings slowing down and interest shifting to the NFL Draft on April 29th, now is the perfect time to look back on the craze that was the first few weeks of NFL free agency. Today we’ll be taking a look at which teams missed the mark, and which teams made major improvements.

    Winner: At the top of the list, it has to be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs have brought back just about every starter from their 2021 Super Bowl winning roster, aside from Antonio Brown. The Bucs have yet to sign any players who didn’t play for them last year, but with re-signing guys like Shaq Barrett, Lavonte David, Ndamukong Suh, Rob Gronkowski and extending Tom Brady’s contract, that doesn’t matter. Look for the Buccaneers to make another deep run in the playoffs in the 2021-22 season.

    Loser: The Chicago Bears. Coming into this year’s free agency period, everyone knew that the Bears’ number one priority was to bring in a franchise quarterback. Rumors circulated for what felt like years that the Bears were on the verge of trading for Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson. Instead, the Bears brought in Andy Dalton, heartbreak city for Bears fans across the world. To go from Russell Wilson to Andy Dalton in seconds isn’t a good feeling. Turns out the Seahawks turned down three first round draft picks, a third rounder and two starters in exchange for Wilson. Aside from Dalton, the Bears released Kyle Fuller, a pro-bowl cornerback. Fuller later signed with the Denver Broncos to a 1-year, $9.5 million deal. One positive for Bears’ fans to take away from free agency is keeping Allen Robinson, a great wide receiver for new quarterback Andy Dalton to throw to.

    Winner: The Washington Football Team. After last year’s first round exit in the playoffs, Washington’s first move of free agency was letting go of their veteran starting quarterback, Alex Smith. Only 10 days later, Ryan Fitzpatrick was signed to play for his ninth team, agreeing to a 1-year, $10 million deal. Washington didn’t stop there, signing Curtis Samuel to go alongside Terry Mclaurin. Samuel, coming off a career high in receiving and rushing yards, brings a much needed boost to the team at wide receiver. On the defensive side of the ball, Washington signed cornerback William Jackson III.

    Loser: The Las Vegas Raiders. After nine games in 2020, the Raiders sat at 6-3. Keeping that pace would have guaranteed them a playoff spot, but they ended the season at 8-8. Instead of adding to their lack-luster defense, the Raiders signed former Cardinals’ running back Kenyan Drake. This signing is definitely one of the most confusing of free agency, as it makes no sense, since they already have a Top 10 running back in Josh Jacobs. The Raiders also let Nelson Agholor walk in free agency, and to replace him, Las Vegas signed two mediocre wide receivers at the back end of their careers, John Brown and Willie Snead. To add to the demoralizing off-season, the Raiders traded 3 of their 5 starting offensive lineman, resulting in a third round pick and two fifth round picks. Lastly, on the defensive side of the ball, the Raiders let go of safety Lamarcus Joyner, who they paid $27 million to be the worst-graded slot defender in the 2-year span he was with the team.

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  • Sun, 28 Mar 2021 01:54:15 +0000

    Office Depot, Office Max to laminate COVID-19 vaccine cards for free

    With no nationwide digital “vaccine passport” plan, the paper COVID-19 vaccination cards issued by the CDC are Americans’ only proof of vaccination, Office Depot and Office Max are offering to help protect them.

    Office Depot and Office Max, will laminate them for free until July 25. You must bring a copy of a coupon with your vaccine card to receive the free lamination.

    People are considered fully vaccinated after receiving the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. The CDC, which is not keeping track of who has been vaccinated, has also recommended that people take a photo of their vaccination card in case it is lost or damaged.

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  • Tue, 23 Mar 2021 19:00:39 +0000

    EVIT Radio to Broadcast East Valley High School Baseball/Softball Games

    88.7 FM, The Pulse, and Neon 90.7 FM, the student radio stations at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT), will broadcast five East Valley high school baseball & softball games during the current season, from April 6th through May 5th. The broadcast schedule highlights schools throughout the East Valley, including Mesa, Chandler, Tempe and Ahwatukee. It also features the 2019 6A baseball state champ (Hamilton), 2019 6A runner-up (Corona del Sol) and 2019 6A semifinalist (Red Mountain), as well as the 2019 6A softball state runner-up (Pinnacle).

    The Pulse and Neon Radio are products of EVIT’s Radio/Audio Production class, located at the Main Campus of EVIT. Both are public radio stations that showcase the talents of the students enrolled in the program. The broadcasts provide current EVIT Radio students the opportunity to gain valuable experience contributing as play-by-play announcers, analysts & onsite engineers. EVIT students will also handle all pre and post-production of the broadcasts.

    The Pulse and Neon Radio have established themselves as the go-to place for live radio coverage of high school athletics. Pulse Sports is in its fifth year of broadcasting high school football, boys and girls high school basketball and high school baseball and softball games.

    Current high school sophomores & juniors who are interested in sports broadcasting and learning more about The Pulse and the opportunities within the Radio/Audio Production programs at EVIT, please contact Dave Juday at dave@pulseradio.fm.

    Danzeisen Dairy High School Baseball & Softball “Game of the Week” on Neon Radio

    Date Time April 6th 4:00pm Mountain View v. Mesa (HoHoKam Stadium) April 13th 3:45pm SOFTBALL: Pinnacle @ Hamilton April 23rd 3:45pm Chandler @ Basha April 29th 3:45pm Corona del Sol @ Hamilton May 5th 3:45pm Red Mountain @ Mountain Pointe

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  • Sun, 21 Mar 2021 20:03:13 +0000

    Listen: Time Rewind Reporter’s Journal Interview with Steve Grosz

    After 24 years building the broadcast and production program at EVIT, teaching, launching and managing 88.7 The Pulse and hosting the morning show, Steve Grosz is moving on. Steve recently announced that his last day will be June 30.

    Learn about Steve’s broadcast and education legacy as Time Rewind Reporter’s Journal podcast host David Mendel interviews him about his impressive career. Steve discusses diving into radio as a teenager, attending the East Valley Institute of Technology, EVIT (known then as Mesa Vo-Tech) as a student, and then returning in 1997 to teach. David asks him about his remarkable comeback after suffering a stroke, and Steve shares how his late mother inspired and encouraged him. Steve has taught more than 2,200 EVIT students over the years, with many launching successful careers in various entertainment venues.

    Don’t miss the interview in the latest Time Rewind Reporter’s Journal podcast. Listen and subscribe today on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, SoundCloud and other major podcast platforms. Also available on Libsyn (http://bit.ly/3fEDpEV).

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  • Fri, 12 Mar 2021 01:10:28 +0000

    Almost all of us love this snack and today we celebrate it!

    It can be sweet and it can be salty. Kinda like I lot of people I know. Sound familiar? 92 out of 100 of us love popcorn. Today (March 11, 2021) is Popcorn Lovers Day. Ever wonder what the most popular flavors of popcorn are? Here are the top ten . . .

    1. “Zebra” popcorn, 1%. It has chocolate AND white chocolate drizzled on top.

    2. Red velvet, 1%. Food Network has a recipe using your favorite popcorn, cream cheese frosting, and crumbled red velevet cake.

    3. Plain. Only 1 out of 50 of us prefer our popcorn with nothing on it.

    1. “Turtle” popcorn, 3%. Paula Deen suggests mixing freshly popped popcorn with butter, brown sugar, light corn syrup, semisweet chocolate, salt, and vanilla extract.

    2. Garlic, 3%. My personal favorite is Kernel Season’s “Garlic and Parmesan” Popcorn Seasoning.

    3. Regular cheddar, 11%.

    4. Kettle corn, 15%. Women were 30% more likely to say they liked it than men.

    5. Caramel corn, also 16%.

    6. White cheddar, 16%. If you combine that with regular cheddar, it’s really 27%.

    1. Classic butter and salt. Almost a third of us admit it’s our favorite way to enjoy popcorn.

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  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 17:05:03 +0000

    Lady Gaga Offers $500K Reward after Dog Walker Shot and 2 puppies stolen!

    Lady Gaga is offering a $500,000 reward for information leading to the return of her French Bulldog Puppies, Koji and Gustavo, who were taken Wednesday Night.

    Lady Gaga’s dog walker was walking three of Gaga’s dogs on North Sierra Bonita Avenue about 9:40pm when an unknown male suspect fired a gunshot from an unknow location striking the 30 Year old male Victim.

    Two of her dogs were taken during the incident.

    Gaga’s father, Joe Germanotta spoke to FOX News shared that he was “so upset right now”, adding that the dog walker is a friend of the family, and the “Shooting someone in order to steal dogs is wrong””

    The Condition and the identity of the male victim has not been released at this time, as detectives are still investigating the case.

    Anyone with information about the crime should email: KojiandGustav@gmail.com



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  • Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:57:27 +0000

    Billie Eilish Announces “The World’s a Little Blurry” Livestream Event

    Billie Eilish fans will get to enjoy a live performance and a conversation with the singer ahead of the ‘Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry’ premiere on Apple TV+.

    The livestream kicks off at 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET and will be available to stream for free through the Apple TV App, Apple Music App, and Eilish’s own YouTube channel. The World’s a Little Blurry will debut on Apple TV+ for all subscribers immediately following the event; the film will also premiere in select theaters on February 26th.

    During the Zane Lowe-hosted special, there will be a stripped-down performance from Eilish and a chat with her, plus an interview with director R.J. Cutler and video from the film.

    Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry will be available to watch immediately after the special event. The Apple Original Films documentary feature — produced in partnership with Interscope Films, The Darkroom, This Machine, and Lighthouse Management + Media — tells the story of Eilish’s extraordinary rise to superstardom as a teenager, on the road and at home creating her When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? album.

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  • Thu, 18 Feb 2021 00:30:34 +0000

    Busy Baseball Offseason

    If you’ve been keeping up with the baseball offseason this year, you know it’s been one of the craziest to date. From the New York teams switching money situations to the Dodgers and Cardinals making massive moves.

    By far the biggest moves this offseason started with the Cardinals, Dodgers and Mets. The Dodgers made starting pitcher Trevor Bauer the highest paid player in 2021 at $40 million a year just ahead of slugger Mike Trout’s $37 million. This signing came as a surprise to some because Bauer was known to only sign 1-year contracts as he likes to keep his options open at all times. This year he chose a different route, opting to cash out on a stunning 3-year, $102 million dollar contract.

    Next, the Mets acquired shortstop Francisco Lindor in a trade with the Cleveland Indians. They also managed to acquire starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco who had two 15+ win seasons in 2017 and 2018. Carrasco was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in 2019 and has since made a full recovery. Lindor, a 4-time All Star and 2-time Gold Glove winner, was heavily sought after in the offseason, but it was the new Mets’ owner Steve Cohen, who was able to bring him to New York. Cohen also managed to reel in reliever Trevor May and catcher James McCann, both crucial signings for the Mets.

    Another team that landed a superstar was the Cardinals. They gave the Colorado Rockies just 5 prospects, none of which hold a lot of value. In exchange, they received one of, if not the best 3rd baseman in the league, Nolan Arenado. Arenado, a 5-time All Star, 8-time Gold Glove winner and 4-time Silver Slugger, requested a trade just a few weeks away from Spring Training after he felt he was disrespected by the Rockies’ front office.

    Other Notable Offseason Moves

    Andrew Benintendi was traded to the Kansas City Royals, the Boston Red Sox received Franchy Cordero, Josh Winckowski, and three players to be named later, while the Mets received Khalil Lee.

    Justin Turner returns to the Dodgers on a 2-year, $34 million dollar contract.

    Elvis Andrus was traded to the Oakland Athletics. In return, the Texas Rangers received Khris Davis, Jonah Heim, and Dane Acker.

    And Marcell Ozuna signs a 4-year, $65 million dollar deal with the Atlanta Braves.

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  • Thu, 04 Feb 2021 21:30:41 +0000

    Sports Update with Justin Brooks: “The Quarterback Merry Go ‘Round”

    As the Super Bowl and NFL offseason are approaching, some teams are still looking for their quarterback of the future, whether it’s a seasoned veteran in Matthew Stafford, or a young rook coming out of college like Trevor Lawrence. Today we’re going to take a deep dive into the world of the quarterback merry go ‘round.

    Trevor Lawrence: As a sure lock to go to the Jaguars, Lawrence is arguably the most talented prospect NFL scouts have seen in awhile. Some even say he’s the most “NFL ready” QB coming out of college since Andrew Luck. After hiring Urban Meyer, former Ohio State head coach, Jacksonville should be in good shape if they can bring in some talent around the rookie quarterback.

    Rams/Lions: If you’re on Twitter at all or watching any sort of sports TV, you’ve probably heard of the blockbuster trade that went down between these two teams. The Lions received multiple picks along with former #1 overall pick Jared Goff in exchange for Matt Stafford. Both guys needed fresh starts so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing if either of these guys can revive their careers.

    Carson Wentz: One of the most talked about sports players in the media right now has to be Philly quarterback Carson Wentz. I almost feel bad for the guy for how many negative stories are written about him whether they’re true or not. Wentz has shown in the past he has the ability to be a top 10 “franchise” guy, so it’s safe to say that he should be a great QB for whatever team he ends up playing for next season. Some potential landing spots include the Colts, Patriots, or possibly a team like the 49ers, but he may not even leave Philly either.

    Deshaun Watson: Well look at that…another young player wanting to leave his bad team for a better one and I don’t blame him. The Texans really didn’t even try to keep Watson happy. They traded away his best receiver, didn’t try to bring in any talent, and told him they weren’t trading him, even after he expressed his unhappiness. If Deshaun does stay in Houston, he won’t be there for long, and if he’s traded, it will be one of the biggest trades the NFL’s seen in a while.

    Derek Carr: Rumors have begun to swirl about the Vegas quarterback being involved in some sort of trade due to tons of interest from other teams. Some speculate that there are possibilities for a Derek Carr/Deshaun Watson exchange, but as of right now it’s pretty unlikely.

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