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Not just a commuter campus anymore: UW Tacoma opens first student-only dorm

University of Washington Tacoma recently opened its first all-student housing complex, which officials say will increase the sense of community on campus while boosting businesses downtown. About 290 students can live in the Court 17 Apartments, which UWT purchased this year for $20 million and converted into a dormitory.

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Puyallup High School 2016 Lip Dub

It took nearly 2,000 people to pull off Puyallup High School's 2016 Lip Dub. Essentially all of the 1,846 students and 128 staff members at the school were in the annual lip sync video, filmed and released Sept. 15, which follows a series of "singers" through the school’s halls, grounds and swimming pool.

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Puyallup High’s lip dub video goes viral

It took nearly 2,000 people to pull off Puyallup High School’s 2016 Lip Dub. Essentially all of the 1,846 students and 128 staff members at the school were in the annual lip sync video, filmed and released Sept. 15, which follows a series of “singers” through the school’s halls, grounds and swimming pool. And nobody misbehaved.

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Abes in China: Travel plans taking shape for Lincoln High tour

On Thursday night, the Tacoma School Board formally approved a trip to China by 99 Lincoln High School students. It grew out of last year’s visit to Lincoln by Chinese President Xi Jinping. During his speech at the school in September 2015, Xi extended the invitation for the Lincoln kids to visit his country, compliments of the Chinese government.

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Tacoma middle school boundary proposal worries some parents

Parents of students who live in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood are raising questions about a proposal to redraw attendance boundary lines for some middle schools. Tacoma Public Schools officials say the draft of a plan is just that — a draft — and that a committee made up of parents and school principals will work to refine it. A final recommendation is due in December.

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Move-in day Milestone: UWT students at Court 17 Apartments

University of Washington Tacoma students at Court 17 Apartments will be the first to live in a building fully owned by the UWT.
Dean J. Koepfler dkoepfler@thenewstribune.com
Move-in day Milestone: UWT students at Court 17 Apartments 2:18

Move-in day Milestone: UWT students at Court 17 Apartments

Puyallup High School 2016 Lip Dub 9:45

Puyallup High School 2016 Lip Dub

Applause, high-fives greet Tacoma middle schoolers on first day back 2:10

Applause, high-fives greet Tacoma middle schoolers on first day back

Loaner school buses roll with Puyallup fleet in wake of fire 2:06

Loaner school buses roll with Puyallup fleet in wake of fire