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A wakeup call on loving our country

By CYPRIEN PEARSON PETALUMA HIGH SCHOOL On a quiet afternoon at home earlier this year, I happened upon “The Glen Beck Show” — the conservatively biased “news” hour that used to be on Fox. At first I laughed: What is this about a girl not being allowed to [...]

By | September 26th, 2011|1 Comment

Teen Face: Isabella ‘Buddy’ Burch

  By SAM SCOTT THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Isabella “Buddy” Burch isn’t your typical Buddy, but then there’s little typical about her. The senior at Santa Rosa High School has been going by the normally male moniker since her parents began making a play on her middle name — [...]

By | September 26th, 2011|0 Comments

Teen Face: Lindsay Maurer

  By GLENDA ANDERSON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT At 17, Ukiah High School student Lindsay Maurer already is hard at work trying to improve the world. Last school year, she led the school’s environmental club in lobbying Mendocino County and city officials to implement a ban on disposable, plastic [...]

By | September 18th, 2011|0 Comments

Teen Face: Remy A. Fuentes

  By BOB NORBERG THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Since she was 5, Santa Rosa High School senior Remy A. Fuentes has dreamed of being an attorney. "I learned to play golf because I thought attorneys play golf," Fuentes said. It also led her to join the high school debating [...]

By | September 14th, 2011|0 Comments

Teen Face: Emily Eakins

By CATHY BUSSEWITZ THE PRESS DEMOCRAT   Emily Eakins has many habits of a successful businesswoman. She donates about 10 percent of her income to charity, budgets for off-season expenses, tracks her accounting in an Excel spreadsheet and occasionally takes out a business loan. The El Molino High [...]

By | September 14th, 2011|0 Comments

Bit of advice for students

Editor’s note: With high schools back in session, Casa Grande High seniors last spring passed along to Gaucho Gazette reporters Camille Gasser and Itxaso Garay some of their wisdom. What advice would you give to underclassmen? Brian Baird High school is a small portion of your life. Stay calm and [...]

By | August 30th, 2011|0 Comments

Teen Face: Gabriella Carroll

  By MARTIN ESPINOZA THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Gabriella Carroll has had clear vision for about a year, ever since she realized people are only as beautiful as they believe themselves to be — even if they wear glasses. That lesson came to Gabbi when she met a fellow [...]

By | August 30th, 2011|0 Comments

Teen Face: Marianna Mapes

By ROBERT DIGITALE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Marianna Mapes believes in herself, but so do a lot of other people. A recent Maria Carrillo High School grad, Mapes this spring was selected from among thousands of U.S. high school seniors to become the national winner of the Daughters of [...]

By | August 22nd, 2011|0 Comments

Overcoming struggles a triumph to be celebrated

By BLAKE JAMAR ANALY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN, 14 Let me tell you a story. This is a story of a sheltered, naive and probably overly optimistic boy. This boy was brought up by his parents, who wanted the best for their son and sheltered him from the many [...]

By | August 16th, 2011|0 Comments

Teen Face: Jenna Catalon

By KEVIN McCALLUM THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Kids attending Santa Rosa’s Camp Wa-Tam have for years been treated to summers filled with games, canoeing, archery and nature walks in Howarth Park. But this year, one of the camp’s newest counselors, Jenna Catalon, is bringing a performing arts flair to [...]

By | August 16th, 2011|0 Comments