ESD Freshmen Design and Build Robot for Campus Security

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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

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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

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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.


USA! USA! USA!

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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

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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

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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.