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Zone of Focus photo contest entries

Check out all the entries in the 2011 Zone of Focus Photography Contest, which includes students from various Sonoma County high schools. Click here to see the photo gallery of all the entries.

By | May 5th, 2011|0 Comments

Teen Face: Caitlin Scheder-Bieschin

By SAM SCOTT THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Caitlin Scheder-Bieschin would have had good reason to kick up her heels this spring break to celebrate on a job well done. Just 7 percent of applicants to Stanford University actually got in this year, and she was one of them. Instead, [...]

By | April 24th, 2011|0 Comments

Parents need to get off couch to keep teens thin

By KEVIN  POTERACKE PETALUMA HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE, 16 The United States is noticing the rate of children becoming overweight at a younger age increase each year. Most children in the U.S. do not get in the daily amount of exercise that is recommended. Recently, scientists have proven that [...]

By | April 24th, 2011|0 Comments

Following fashions vs. going it alone

By NICOLE SANTOS CASA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL, SENIOR, 17 Conformity in today’s society can be seen anywhere and everywhere. Individuals may choose to behave in a certain manner according to what they believe are the accepted standards in society. Conforming can appear through an individual or within a group. A [...]

By | April 18th, 2011|0 Comments

Comfortable with nonconformity

By FORREST WANG CASA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL, SENIOR, 17 Walking through a sea of people at school, the monotony of it all can become overwhelming: The same types of clothes, the same cliques and even the same high-pitched laugh. People everywhere, whether it be students or adults, conform to various [...]

By | April 18th, 2011|0 Comments

Teen Face: Fabian Moreno

By GLENDA ANDERSON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Fabian Moreno’s gaze holds the appearance of strength, kindness and understanding, traits that fit his aspiration to become a firefighter and paramedic. It’s likely also inspired other youths to trust the 17-year-old Ukiah High School student’s mentoring abilities. “He is a real [...]

By | April 11th, 2011|0 Comments

Waking up to caffeine

By KENNY KASPER,17, SENIOR, and MARIANNA MAPES, 18, SENIOR MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL Marc Del Fava starts each day with a jolt — in the form of three cups of coffee. But the Maria Carrillo High School senior doesn’t stop there. He fills a pink thermos bottle with [...]

By | April 4th, 2011|0 Comments

Teen Face: Max Gorden

By JULIE JOHNSON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Analy High School senior Max Gorden admired his parents’ firefighting careers, so he began training to become one. He thought his fellow students needed a school newspaper, so he revived his school’s dormant one. He always wanted a brother, so he convinced [...]

By | March 28th, 2011|0 Comments

A good breakfast can lead to productive day

By ALLISON STRAUS URSULINE HIGH SCHOOL, 16 For as long as I can remember, my mom has kept an eye on my nutrition. She has taught me that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it gives you the energy you need to focus throughout [...]

By | March 28th, 2011|0 Comments

Making that first year of college great

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

By | March 20th, 2011|0 Comments