Teen Face: Annika Ariel, 16, Maria Carrillo High School

While other kids were getting summer jobs or goofing off, Annika Ariel spent much of her summer at a prestigious performing arts camp in rural Michigan called Interlochen.

By | August 24th, 2013|0 Comments

Teen Face: Ellie Petty, 15, Maria Carrillo

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Petty is the youth member of the Rwanda School Project board of directors, which helps raise funds for and operates a school for children in the poor east African country.

By | August 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

Teen Face: Alyssa Moore, Maria Carrillo High School

A passion for animals spurred Maria Carrillo student Alyssa Moore to action during a spring school rally.

By | June 6th, 2013|0 Comments

Don’t be afraid to approach someone you like

The Stone-Age societal rule that the guy is supposed to be the instigator is complete bologna sandwich.

By | May 5th, 2013|0 Comments

None: The fastest-growing religious demographic

According to a study released by Pew Research Center, the fastest growing religious denomination in America is known as the “Nones,”or the religiously unaffiliated.

By | April 13th, 2013|0 Comments

Diverging opinions on the risks, benefits of pot

Many teens claim pot use helps them while appearing unaware of the drug's negative consequences.

By | March 14th, 2013|0 Comments

Confident return to field follows concussion

By AMANDA KRALEY, 17, and KELSEY McCAFFREY, 16 MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL ‘‘I remember it happening, but after that, nothing. It’s like it never existed,” Maria Carrillo High junior Alex Wrenn said of the concussion he suffered last August. Wrenn, a nose tackle for Maria Carrillo’s varsity football team, was [...]

By | February 10th, 2013|0 Comments

Teen Face: Brooke Cichosz

By BRETT WILKISON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Brooke Cichosz has core beliefs and interests that propel her through busy days in her senior year at Maria Carrillo High School. The Santa Rosa 17-year-old is keen on the craft of storytelling and has pursued that art through a full schedule [...]

By | December 16th, 2012|0 Comments

Why they chose the military

By ADAM SILOW MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL Becoming a Navy SEAL is an aspiration that not many Americans dare to have and even fewer are able to attain. However, for Ryder DeSalvo, 18, of Santa Rosa, this has been a goal long in the making and one that [...]

By | August 29th, 2012|0 Comments

Teen Face: Daniel Rosenthal

By CLARK MASON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Daniel Rosenthal performed his first professional magic show at a birthday party when he was 5 years old. By the age of 8, he was doing shows at hospitals, including performing for chemotherapy patients at Santa Rosa Kaiser, where his father works [...]

By | July 16th, 2012|0 Comments