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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 hit in the chin with the top of a football helmet during practice. “I know what happened, I remember getting hit,” he said. “But remembering it, I feel like it… Read More »

Maria Carrillo students get new perspective abroad

By AMANDA KRALEY MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL, JUNIOR, 16 Three Maria Carrillo High School students wake up in the morning, grab all their things, and head out the door to school. But they are not going to the east Santa Rosa school. Senior Angie Howard, junior Dante Mazzanti and junior Katie Chesnut are studying abroad this year in Europe. Both Mazzanti and Howard live with host families, with Mazzanti in Sabadell, a suburb of Barcelona, Spain, and Howard in Hameln,… Read More »