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Sonoma Academy joining Teen Life

In coming days, students at Sonoma Academy will begin posting articles, essays and more to the Teen Life web page. So please check back to read their work.

By | January 25th, 2011|0 Comments

Exactly why do teachers teach?

By SAVANNAH BERRY HEALDSBURG HIGH SCHOOL, SENIOR, 17 The words “being a teacher would suck” are too frequent on the lips of students. Teachers may appear to be underpaid and overworked, but not every teacher shares this view. And, as everyone knows, when one truly loves his or [...]

By | January 24th, 2011|0 Comments

College life moves at breakneck pace — in a good way

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the latest in a series about college life by Hannah Croft, who graduated last June from Santa Rosa High School and is a freshman at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. By HANNAH CROFT I’m back at school with a quarter of college under [...]

By | January 17th, 2011|0 Comments

Teen Face: Victor Romos

By MARTIN ESPINOZA THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Victor Romos may not be in the top of his class at Santa Rosa High School, but there is little doubt “I’m going to succeed in life.” Since his freshman year, Romos has been an active member of Santa Rosa High’s Future [...]

By | January 17th, 2011|0 Comments

Video games: State ban violates First Amendment

By JONNY MOON SONOMA ACADEMY, SENIOR, 18 I came home from school and jumped into the saddle of my American Standardbred. I galloped through the plains of the Midwest and dueled my way to fame. I shot criminals, hogtied bandits and saved a revolutionary’s wife. My good deeds [...]

By | January 10th, 2011|1 Comment

Video games: Children shouldn’t be able to buy violent games

By DANIEL WILLENS SONOMA ACADEMY, JUNIOR, 16 Killing innocent civilians and picking up and beating prostitutes aren’t activities parents want their children doing in their free time. Therefore, it only seems logical that minors should be prohibited from buying or renting video games where these actions occur. A [...]

By | January 10th, 2011|2 Comments

Surviving divorce of your parents

By GRIFFIN MITCHELL CARDINAL NEWMAN HIGH SCHOOL, 16 Seven years old can be a very critical age in a human’s life. It is the year we graduate from first grade to second grade. It also may be the year when you first participate in a sport or activity [...]

By | January 10th, 2011|0 Comments

Teen Face: Ally Berk

By KEVIN McCALLUM THE PRESS DEMOCRAT In early December, during a contentious Santa Rosa City Council meeting over the fate of a proposed pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Highway 101, one council member stood out for her thoughtful opinions on the project. She expressed both support for the [...]

By | January 2nd, 2011|0 Comments

Holidays all about honoring tradition

By RICHARD LIANG MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL,  JUNIOR The cold fronts have begun to sweep across the land covering the trees and grass with a fine layer of frost. It is clear winter is upon us. 'Tis a season of chilly weather, but also the promise of a [...]

By | January 2nd, 2011|0 Comments

Lesson of hope learned while helping the homeless

By ELISSA MALONEY URSULINE HIGH SCHOOL, JUNIOR, 16 Dec. 8, 2010 started out as a normal day for me. I planned on going to San Francisco to help homeless people, but I never thought my life could be so strongly affected in such a short time. San Francisco's [...]

By | January 2nd, 2011|0 Comments