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October 28, 1993
Tony Wang is a senior at Kennedy High School in La Palma who plans to study engineering after graduation. The story of his arrival in the United States was prepared by Abby Fung, a junior at Kennedy. On July 11, 1990, I arrived by plane in Los Angeles from my birthplace of Kaohsiung, in Taiwan. Although it was my parents who wanted me to move here for educational purposes, they chose to stay behind in Taiwan. I had heard that there was less homework, easier tests and no school uniforms in America, but more importantly, I had heard that everyone could go to college.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 1993 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The high school "experience" ought to be a cinch to capture on film but it rarely is. Those dawdly, dithery days and nights too often come across as coy, mannered--worse, meaningful . Most high school movies are made by adult filmmakers who don't remember that, when you're young, you don't comprehend your life as a series of coming-of-age revelations. You're too busy being dazed and confused.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1993 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 7 a.m., when most high school students are trying to summon the energy to get out of bed, teen-agers at Troy Tech are installed in their chairs, inhaling heady stuff like calculus or advanced computer programming. It's another typical morning at this elite magnet school, where the ultimate high is high-tech.
NEWS
January 4, 1993 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sex behind the gym. Guns in lockers. Drug sales in classrooms. Gang killings. That's high school in the headlines. Designer labels. Sweet-16 convertibles. Thousand-dollar proms. That's high school in the TV listings. But what's the reality? Do society's ills--drugs, gangs, teen-age pregnancies--make high school a nightmare? Or does it remain primarily the stuff of crushes, finals, cliques and three-hour phone conversations?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1991 | TOM CLANCY, Tom Clancy's latest book is "The Sum of All Fears" (G.P. Putnam)
Some things you remember. The first time I went to the White House was in March, 1985. It was the day Konstantin Chernenko was buried. My wife and I spoke briefly in the Oval Office with President Reagan. I was at the time beginning work on "Red Storm Rising," and a new guy named Gorbachev had just taken over in the Soviet Union. The President was having lunch with Henry Kissinger that day to discuss the new chap.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1991
High-school freshmen in San Diego schools who show budding leadership talents will be eligible for a new fellowship and scholarship program announced recently by businessman and philanthropist Sol Price in honor of his grandson, who died last year at age 15 of a brain tumor. The Aaron Price Fellows and Scholars program is intended to develop leadership skills and community service values in high school students grades 10-12, chosen from city and county public schools.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 1991 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Rarely has anything been as aptly titled as the new Fox series "Yearbook." Premiering at 8:30 tonight on Channels 11 and 6, this nonfiction half hour, dwelling on a high school in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, gives you exactly what you get in a yearbook: moments, fleeting glimpses, snapshots in time, an episodic flip-through view of school days that lingers only until the next glossy page is turned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1990 | GERARDO MOUET, Gerardo Mouet was director of the KSR program and assistant director of the educational opportunity program at UC Irvine and is now outreach coordinator for Santa Ana.
Almost daily the media reports incidents of racial violence. For example, a recent story appeared about a 15-year-old Garden Grove high school student who endured 10 hours of surgery to sew the left side of her face back together. Her injuries were the result of what she says was a racially motivated attack with baseball bats and a broken piece of mirror.
BUSINESS
March 5, 1990 | ALISA SAMUELS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 17-year-old Andrea Chung, landing her first job downtown at Kidder, Peabody & Co. was a thrill, something more often achieved by MBA students than high school students. It was also alarming. Once, while recording market transactions at the brokerage last summer--a job that paid her $7 an hour--the senior at Los Angeles High School said a broker's illegible handwriting caused her to mistakenly punch in 1 million shares, instead of 100,000.
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