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16YO Youngest To Get WSU Degree

A 16-year-old will become the youngest person on record to graduate from Washington State University this May. Kayla Heard of Union, Washington, could talk when she was 1, and read at 18 months. She started first grade at age 3, graduated from high school at 10, and began community college at 11. Kayla is home-schooled and is earning her social sciences degree though WSU online. “My parents felt it wouldn't be good to send me to a campus at such a young age,” she said. “I appreciate their decision, mainly because online studying has given me quite a bit of flexibility in my schedule”/Eric Wilkinson, KING5. More here.

Question: How old were you when you received your college degree?

White Nationalists On WSU Campus?

Since its creation last fall, a conservative student group at Washington State University has set up a chain-link fence on campus to protest illegal immigration, launched a controversial newspaper, and rallied in favor of “Straight Pride.” Those public events have brought attention to the local chapter and its parent organization, Youth for Western Civilization. The goal of the seven-member chapter is to revive Western civilization and make it the dominant culture in the U.S., according to Phil Tignino, the student coordinator for the WSU chapter. “I don't think the U.S. should be known as the country that is home to every culture, language and belief system in the world,” said Tignino, a 22-year-old political science major from Los Angeles/Andrea Castillo, WSU Murrow News Service. More here. H/T: Obusmax

Question: The Southern Poverty Law Center says Youth for Western Civilization is promoting white nationalism at Washington State. Do you agree? Or do you consider this group relatively harmless?

AM: Re-Imagining Airstream Classic

WSU design student Shona Bose buffs the shine back onto the shell of a 1958 Airstream.Design students are involved in an eight-week course to redesign the classic travel trailer, aiming to create a new interior for a modern user. Shawn Vestal SR story here. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany)

Question: Have you ever camped in an Airstream?

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