September 2, 1988
When human beings make fresh starts, most have a tendency to make promises or set goals for themselves. We will probably start thinking about our New Year's resolutions in a few months, but the start of school is only a weekend away; thus, this week's Hot Topics asks: "What's your resolution for the new school year?" "To get a girlfriend." Eric Dee, 16, Junior, Costa Mesa "To go to school at least three days out of the week."
October 28, 2013 |
Editor's note: Elijah Zabludoff is a senior football player from St. John Bosco High and an aspiring journalist. Each week during the high school football season, he will be blogging about his personal experiences and also his thoughts about prep sports in general. Zabludoff is a returning starter at center for the Braves, who are ranked No. 1 in the Southland by the Los Angeles Times. I had never been so nervous in my life. My St. John Bosco Braves were playing Santa Ana Mater Dei, and as I walked onto the field of the Santa Ana Bowl, I looked up and viewed the largest crowd I had ever seen.
February 21, 2004 |
I have zero tolerance for zero-tolerance application in education. This nearly ubiquitous public policy wears the mask of fairness, equality and due process while harboring a face of bureaucratic rigidity, intolerance and shortsightedness, particularly when it comes to schools. Unfortunately for those caught in its web, zero-tolerance implementation requires zero thought, zero judgment and zero humanity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1994 |
Expectations were high when parents and students celebrated the September opening of Aliso Niguel High School, a $50-million high-tech showpiece that educators said marked the "debut of a new era." While some parents and students remain optimistic, others have seen their hopes turn to bitter frustration and complain that the Capistrano Unified School District rushed to open the school before it was ready.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1996 |
The Los Angeles electorate's failure to approve the Board of Education's plea for a multibillion-dollar bond issue to finance badly needed school renovation and construction has sent analysts and school officials scrambling for explanations. Many attribute the voters' rejection of the proposal to "the realities of the new Los Angeles."
January 16, 1992
Teachers ask you to raise your hand if you have any questions, reminding the class that there are no such things as dumb questions. Riiiight. Getting the answers you need, when you need them, from the people who have them, can be quite tricky. Hot Topics wonders: "If you were guaranteed an honest response to any question, who would you ask, and what would be the question?" "I'd ask God why I can't get my locker open."
February 7, 1986 |
Rightfully or not, La Jolla Country Day School has built two distinct reputations since it opened in 1926. One is that of a strong, college-preparatory school that provides its students, who range in age from preschool to high school, with one of the best educations in San Diego County. The other is that of an athletic doormat for other 1-A Coastal League schools. It seemed that academics and athletics didn't mix. But the Torres boys' basketball team is helping to change that.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1993 |
To students attending Chadwick School in 1963, counterculture meant smoking a cigarette or sneaking off the private school's Palos Verdes Peninsula campus. Or launching an alternative newspaper called The Sardine, which was banned after it criticized the administration of Chadwick--then a boarding school--for not letting students wear white Levis. The paper's editor was Jann Wenner, a senior who later would launch another alternative publication, Rolling Stone.
November 9, 1989 |
The bright spot in Pius X High School's most recent loss, other than that a touchdown finally was scored to end a bleak succession of five shutouts, was a 125-pound running back. With one game left on its schedule, Pius X has an 0-8 record, due mainly to lack of talent. The Warriors, winless last year, have scored four touchdowns this season and given up an average of 44 points a game. But the team's hard times have induced in the Downey school a hopefulness that a breakthrough lies just ahead.
October 21, 1987 |
There are those who live life as it comes. There are others who try to shape their own destinies. And then there's Brian Fleming, a senior wide receiver, safety, kicker and punter at Laguna Hills High School, who, at times, lives life as it were some kind of animated cartoon. "He's quite a character," said Paul Weinberger, Laguna Hills coach. "Brian has an effervescent personality, to say the very least. His body language says it all."