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So far PD has created 271 blog entries.

We’ll change world — on our terms

By KENNY KASPER MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL You are plugged in and tuned out. You are selfish and ignorant. Children are dying by the thousands, millions and billions, and you do nothing. Your education system is in shambles, and you are on a race to nowhere. China, India [...]

By | August 7th, 2011|1 Comment

Teen Face: Koleyna Kohler

By RANDI ROSSMANN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT When the songwriting vibe hits Forestville teen Koleyna Kohler, she picks up her guitar or ukulele. She pens notes and words about teen issues, such as love, or global problems, such as racism. The 17-year-old El Molino High School senior, known as [...]

By | August 7th, 2011|1 Comment

Teen Face: Emily Glanton

By MARY CALLAHAN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT During most of high school, there were three weeks each year when Emily Glanton had to find time for varsity cheerleading and varsity swim team without compromising her Advanced Placement studies, her part-time job or her sleep. Glanton, 18, said she was [...]

By | August 1st, 2011|0 Comments

An education will make both dollars, sense

By BYRON REINS CARDINAL NEWMAN HIGH SCHOOL, SENIOR, 17 Schoolwork is about the last thing teenagers wish to do because there are so many options that are more entertaining. They could chat on Facebook, watch TV, socialize with friends and do so many other activities. According to the Christian Science [...]

By | August 1st, 2011|0 Comments

Teen Face: Anacari Anguiano

By BRETT WILKISON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Behind the busy schedule that Anacari Anguiano keeps these days is a goal the 16-year-old Healdsburg High sophomore has had for as long as she can remember. The long days at school, including the full set of classes she’s taking this summer [...]

By | July 11th, 2011|0 Comments

Teen Face: Austin Humble

By LORI A. CARTER THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Austin Humble caught the acting wave early and he’s riding it all the way to college and, he hopes, a successful career on the big screen. Since starting out as a bit player (a dancer and chorister) in “The Adventures of [...]

By | July 5th, 2011|0 Comments

Why are piercings, tattoos unacceptable on the job?

By KELLY KEHOE PETALUMA HIGH SCHOOL, 17 Today’s younger generation is interested in a new form of expression: Tattoos and body piercing. Instead of a new hair cut or color, or maybe even a new pair of shoes or a new shirt, younger people like to get a [...]

By | July 5th, 2011|1 Comment

Going off to college via road less likely

By KATHLEEN SCHAEFER CASA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL, 2011 GRADUATE Throughout most of high school, I simply assumed I would apply to the UC system, get into a few campuses and choose from those options. I thought as little as possible about college and the complications of getting in. [...]

By | June 27th, 2011|1 Comment

How close must AIDS get before we care?

By CYPRIEN PEARSON PETALUMA HIGH SCHOOL In the wake of terrible disasters, such as the tsunami in Japan, there has been a never-ending stream of people shrugging, “It doesn’t affect me . . . Why should I care?” Although it may be true that a woman struggling to [...]

By | June 27th, 2011|1 Comment

Teen Face: Jazmin Gudino

By GUY KOVNER THE PRESS DEMOCRAT “All the world’s a stage,” Shakespeare wrote, and for Jazmin Gudino, 17, a stage is the best place on Earth. “It feeds me,” said Gudino, an Elsie Allen High School graduate and drama star. “I love the adrenaline.” Audience applause is gratifying, [...]

By | June 20th, 2011|0 Comments