ESD Freshmen Design and Build Robot for Campus Security


Stella Foreman and Carter Bakewell test the security robot’s capabilities on an incline. Both students worked with fellow student Tripp Benner (not pictured) to develop the robot. (Photo: William Legrone)

Working from a list of requirements and two months of training modules, three freshmen from the Episcopal School of Dallas designed and built a search and rescue robot for use by campus security.

The assignment originated with a conversation between engineering and robotics teacher Bart Burnett and Officer Jody Trumble, director of campus safety.

DSOL Introduces Debutantes at 33rd Annual Presentation

Front Row: Samantha Sullivan, Elizabeth McIlyar, Aliz Lippincott, Lauren Schnitzer, Mindy Osler, Coco Murchison, Nicole Smith, Savannah Crow, Carly Cooper, Cassandra Polley, Mary Margaret Jaynes. Back Row: Kate Gioldasis, Kathleen Gamso, Ava Wall, Avery Davis, Emily Stone, Anna Robertson, Megan Molthan, Sally Wade, Elizabeth Reid, Natalie Groves. (Photo: James French)

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League introduced the 2018-19 debutantes during Announcement Weekend festivities May 31-June 2. The weekend marked the official start of a season of events culminating with the 33rd Presentation Ball, which will be held Feb. 9, 2019.

Surprised Babies Learn About Science


Krisi Johnson and daughter Pearl experiment with a fan and scarf. (Photo: Bianca Montes)

Pearl Johnson’s face filled with amazement as she watched pale pink and yellow scarves flutter above a fan.

Her excitement grew as air billowed under the scarf, causing it to lift and take flight.

What the 8-month-old might not realize, though, is that she was embarking on her first lesson in aerospace engineering.



July means the Fourth and all that it entails: fireworks, parades, barbecues, family reunions, pool and lake parties.

Embattled politicians are home in force to wave flags and woo their base. Will we get a brief respite from the news, fake or otherwise?

See You at The Fourth of July Parade


Robert Mundinger, William Mundinger, and Elizabeth Mundinger Malone with their grandmother Nancy Mundinger in 1989. (Photo: Winifred Mundinger)

The Rotary Club of Park Cities' historic annual Fourth of July Parade will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Highland Park and conclude with family-oriented activities in Goar Park, 3806 University Boulevard.

The festivities in Goar Park open to the public beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Hilary Swank Inspires at Genesis Women’s Shelter

Jane and Michael Hurst, Hilary Swank, and Jan Langbein. (Courtesy photo)

Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support held its 25th Annual Luncheon on May 11 at the Hilton Anatole, featuring Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank as keynote speaker. More than 1,500 people came together to take a stand on behalf of women and children who have experienced domestic violence, and to let the community know that there is help and there is hope.