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: 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

Teen Face: Connor Rutten

By DEREK MOORE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Swing Set, the jazz combo Connor Rutten founded when he was a student at Santa Rosa’s Maria Carrillo High School, has earned raves in performances at festivals and special events. That includes the group’s first-place performance at the 2012 Reno Jazz Festival [...]

By | June 25th, 2012|0 Comments

After high school: Multiple choice

  By ADAM SILOW MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL When Alec Miller entered high school in 2008, he did not expect that by the time he graduated he would have a full-time job with the eventual possibility of a six-figure salary, while many of his peers would be going [...]

By | May 7th, 2012|0 Comments

Procrastination: Discipline vs. delay

By RYAN LE MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL, SENIOR, 18 “Procrastination is part of my life,” Maria Carrillo High senior Richard Liang admitted. Enrolled in five AP classes, swimming three hours a day after school and involved in a myriad extra-curricular activities, Liang’s plate is full. Yet, on a night when [...]

By | March 12th, 2012|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | February 26th, 2012|0 Comments

Recession forces lower expectations for teens

By LAUREN HEMMINGSEN MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL, JUNIOR, 16 Getting a license, a new car, the latest fashions and having unforgettable nights with friends typically represents the “teenage dream.” With the recession leaving deep impressions on not only adults, but teens as well, this “teenage dream” may become [...]

By | February 13th, 2012|0 Comments

Teen pregnancy’s costs need to be understood

By GRISELDA RIVERA MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL, SENIOR, 17 We’ve all heard the phrase “use protection” at least 100 times. It’s an accurate phrase that some choose to ignore because they hear it so often. But when a Santa Rosa teen health center, Southwest Community Health Center, said last fall [...]

By | January 29th, 2012|0 Comments

Maria Carrillo students earn dividends on YouTube

By AMANDA KRALEY MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL, JUNIOR, 16 Junior Ariana Lease chats animatedly to the camera in her YouTube video, smiling and gesturing while she talks. As she casually pushes her bangs away from her face, an ad for TOMS shoes pops up at the bottom of the video [...]

By | November 6th, 2011|0 Comments

Online teacher ratings open to interpretation

By SOPHIE FREY MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL On an early February morning, Spanish teacher James Baptista was writing a recommendation letter for one of his students. He went online to search for Maria Carrillo High School’s phone number and instead came across his name. Clicking the link, he [...]

By | October 4th, 2011|0 Comments