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NMCC automotive technology students talk car maintenance | Print |
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 08:38

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By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     PRESQUE ISLE — The students of Ryan Bugbee’s automotive technology class at Northern Maine Community College were recently asked about commonly overlooked areas of car maintenance for the spring.

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Corey Bell says that a vehicle’s electronics should not be ignored.

“It’s changing today where electronics are a bigger part of the automotive industry,” said Bell. “Something as simple as a wire being cut could cause a big problem.”

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“You should always make sure to balance your tires and check the pressure,” said Cory Ketch, “and make sure they’re properly rotated.”

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Alysa Caparotta believes people should check their oil and washer fluid more often. “When your oil is below, it can cause engine problems,” said Caparotta.”

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“Make sure you don’t have any warning lights on,” said Ali Goodwin. “Even if you don’t have a computer, you can go to a shop and have them hook up a little computer to your car and make sure you don’t have any fault codes.”

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Travis Whitmore has seen a couple of different episodes where people didn’t have their batteries or engine drive belts checked.

“If you’re going on a trip from here to Bangor and blow a belt, you’ll be stuck paying a wrecker bill or calling AAA,” said Whitmore. “Other than that, make sure you have good tires and that your pressure is checked.”

 
Tips to make family road trips smooth sailing | Print |
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 08:37

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     (StatePoint)— Hitting the road with the family? Experts say there’s no reason to view the journey itself as a pre-vacation chore.

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April is National Car Care Month | Print |
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 08:36

 

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It's time to make auto care one of your top priorities

     To the editor:

     Analytics are big these days in business, sports and politics. When it comes to auto care, the numbers tell a very revealing story as 80 percent of vehicles inspected at community car care events last year required service, a new part and/or repair.

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Caribou High School NHS chapter was founded in 1927 | Print |
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 08:31
By Ken Atcheson
NHS adviser

     The Caribou chapter of the NHS was founded in 1927 under the sponsorship of principal, Mr. Partridge with the awarding of the charter on April 13 and today celebrates 80 years of service in Caribou High School.

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National Honor Society inductees at Caribou High School are, from left, front row: Kaitlyn Nadeau, Julia Page, Rachel Soucy, Heather LaMothe, Samantha Fortin, Madison Doucette, Katelyn Clark, Emma Belyea and Madeline Gudde. Back row: current NHS members Sarah Draper, Madison Staples, Megan Theriault, Kate Finnemore, Maria Espinosa, Benjamin Ezzy, Irene Thibodeau, Molly Adams, Michael Hunter and Donovan Savage. Advisers for the group are Kenneth W. Atcheson II and Shannon Sleeper.  

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NHS inspiring students to strive for excellence | Print |
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 08:15
By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

 

     CARIBOU — Since 1927, members of the Caribou National Honor Society have tackled the world’s challenges and achieved success. Several current members of the Caribou NHS were recently asked about their aspirations and how their involvement with the student organization will help make their future goals a reality.

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Madeline Gudde will work to become a nurse practitioner after high school. “One of the most important things about being a nurse practitioner is that you are able to help other people,” Gudde said. “NHS taught me how important that is. Helping your community and making sure you put others before yourself is one of the most important things you can do, and becoming nurse practitioner will allow me to help people every day.”  

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Maddie Doucette, a Junior at Caribou High School, has yet to decide on a future career, but says she definitely plans on attending college. “So far, the NHS has taught me many leadership skills that I believe will be developed by next year. The organization has also taught me about the importance of service, and that helping the community should always be a priority.”  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Maria Espinosa aspires to attend college after high school, and is currently deciding between Duke University and the University of Notre Dame, after which she plans to attend law school. “Being at the NHS has really helped me develop the leadership skills that I need,” said Espinosa. “It has placed me in a collaborative environment where I have to work to solve problems and organize events with my classmates and fellow members. Being with the organization is really beneficial because it helps you think on your feet and stay organized.”  

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Donovan Savage wants to obtain a degree in both business and engineering, which he hopes will assist in his endeavor to become the CEO of his own company. “NHS has taught me the leadership skills necessary to become the CEO of my own company,” said Savage, “and also to aspire to pursue higher education. Through some of the projects we’ve done, it has taught me that ideas do materialize, which is necessary for an engineer who strives to be both innovative and creative.”  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ethan Plourde’s current goal is to be an engineer at NASA. “The National Honor Society provides you with leadership roles,” said Plourde. “especially if you’re an officer. It provides you with responsibilities that go beyond your regular schoolwork. When you work with the NHS, you’re actually doing something to help improve the school and surrounding community.”  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Once Kaitlyn Nadeau completes high school, she plans on following (her) dream of being involved in the medical field. “When you are part of the National Honor Society, you realize that thinking of yourself is not the most important thing you can be doing,” said Nadeau. “Helping others and providing service for others is a necessity, and being in the medical field will help fulfill that goal.”  

 

 
2015-16 Limestone NHS Society | Print |
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 08:13
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Members of the National Honor Society at Limestone Community High School include, from left, front row: Jessica Tucker, vice president; Jackie Peers; and Alyssa Sinclair, president. Back row: Rebecca Dillenbeck, treasurer; Delaney Rossignol; Jared Elliott; and Ashley Woodworth, secretary. Absent from photo is Holly Hancock, adviser.  

 

 
NEWSPAPERS IN EDUCATION | Print |
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 10:10

 

Aroostook Republican opens pages to student writers, artists

Newspapers can be found on people’s coffee tables, on store racks and, just as importantly, in the classrooms of most school systems.

In today’s ever-changing technological world, the staff at the Aroostook Republican & News feels that it is important for the younger generation to know more about the newspaper industry and the history that comes with holding a product in your hands, turning the pages, and cutting out photos and articles to hang on their parents’ refrigerators.

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