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Merced College Honors 61st Class of Graduates

Over this past week, more than 700 excited and hard-working Merced College students (out of nearly 1,200 eligible graduates) walked across the stage in front of friends and family members to receive their diplomas, signaling the end of this massive step in their journeys.  Notably, for the second year, the Westside campus in Los Banos…

Major investment in education coming to Atwater

By ROBIN SHEPARD Times Correspondent A $10 million high school career training facility is expected to break ground in Atwater within a year, according to Alan Peterson, superintendent of the Merced Union High School District. The 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse-style center, located on a 6-acre parcel of District-owned land off of SP Avenue…

Protesters set up camp, display signs at UC Merced

While the chairs from UC Merced’s graduation were being folded and removed from the lawn, just a few hundred feet away tents were going up. UC Merced has become the most recent in a series of universities to become the site of student-lead encampments protesting the war in Gaza and university investments that support Israel. Last…