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First year at college a study in self-discovery

Editor’s note: This is the last in a series about freshman college life by Hannah Croft, who graduated last year from Santa Rosa High School and is attending Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. By HANNAH CROFT So I’m done with my first year of college. Does that [...]

By | June 13th, 2011|0 Comments

Respect people in death — friend or foe

By KATIE BREECE PETALUMA HIGH SCHOOL, 17 The streets were crowded with people cheering, honking horns and setting off fireworks — not your normal reaction to a death, but this was not a normal death. When the death of Osama bin Laden was announced, the American people took [...]

By | June 6th, 2011|0 Comments

Teen Face: Nate Hromalik

By DEREK MOORE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Nate Hromalik’s celluloid dreams are taking the recent Casa Grande High School graduate on an unconventional path. While many of his peers are headed to colleges or universities, Hromalik will be enrolling this fall at an acting school in West Hollywood. Hromalik [...]

By | June 6th, 2011|0 Comments

Why it’s important to get sleep

By CRISTIAN JARAMILLO and ALEX XU CASA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL It’s 2 a.m. on a Tuesday. You’re studying for a test, and you still have not learned all the material needed to ace the test the next morning. You are almost done, but you are feeling fatigued. Do you study [...]

By | May 31st, 2011|0 Comments

Struggling with insomnia

By BRITTANY BURNETT and FORREST WANG CASA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL With the clock ticking, moon waning and night passing, some people are not able to sleep. And yet, although some people stay up, struggling to finish homework, Casa Grande High School student Chayse Musolf stays up not because she wants [...]

By | May 31st, 2011|0 Comments

Getting enough sleep?

By KELSEY MATZEN and ASHLEY MOFFETT CASA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL One of the greatest feelings in the world is falling into your bed after a long, stressful day. Cocooning yourself under the covers of a warm quilt and burrowing your head into the fluffy confines of a pillow is a [...]

By | May 31st, 2011|0 Comments

Care and feeding of the feminist male

By KENNY KASPER MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL, SENIOR, 18 Do I consider myself a feminist? Absolutely. I believe women should be able to be doctors, lawyers, judges, politicians and authors and, as such, I believe they should be able to move beyond the constraints of the home without [...]

By | May 23rd, 2011|0 Comments

Teen Face: Caity Tremblay

By PAUL PAYNE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Caity Tremblay wears many hats at Sonoma Valley High School: Newspaper editor, honors student, thespian. But she’s mostly identified by an unofficial role. “People know me as that singing girl,” said Tremblay, a senior who will attend UC Davis this fall. “I [...]

By | May 23rd, 2011|0 Comments

Ecstasy: Fleeting high with a costly future

By SUNNY CHEN MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL, 18, SENIOR and EMMA RENNER MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL, 16, JUNIOR Thizz. E. Molly. The Love Drug. The popularity of the drug methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), more commonly known as ecstasy, has been steadily rising among teens and young adults. MDMA, a hallucinogen and stimulant, [...]

By | May 16th, 2011|0 Comments

Teen Face: Antonio Moreno

By JEREMY HAY THE PRESS DEMOCRAT He was 15 and on a live broadcast of a fundraising show for a public radio youth program, but donors were not calling in. So Antonio Moreno surreptitiously used his cellphone to call the pledge line. The blue caller light flashed; a [...]

By | May 9th, 2011|0 Comments