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December 2, 1994 | CHRISTINE MONETTE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Christine Monette is a senior at Rosary High School in Fullerton.
Orange County has a lot to offer teens brave enough to venture into its uncivilized corners. From 42 miles of the Pacific Ocean coastline to the Santa Ana Mountains and the foothills, there are many wonders to behold. Within Orange County's 782 square miles are more than 150,000 acres of parks, preserves and public lands. There is much to explore--from forest slopes and grasslands to jagged sea cliffs and dark canyons.
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June 2, 1995
OC High is taking a break this summer but will resume publishing in the fall, when school begins again. Today is the last regular issue of OC High for the school year. Our annual Salute to Seniors, recognizing the achievements of the Class of '95 from Orange County high schools, will appear Friday, June 9.
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November 25, 1994 | DAN CARMONA, Dan Carmona attends Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills, where this article first appeared in the student newspaper, Smoke Signals
Did you ever wake up in the morning anticipating that school will be so electrifying and exhilarating that you can't wait to hop in your lowered ragtop and cruise down to the parking lot and start class? How extremely pleasant it is to squeeze into a desk made for a first-grader and try to write on the desktop while half the paper is falling over the edge, with no arm room, no place to put your legs in front of you.
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June 2, 1995 | SEUNG YI, Seung Yi is a senior at Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, where this article first appeared in the student newspaper, the Accolade.
When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is groan. The first thing I think about is, "What happened to the alarm?" This is not a silly question. With three alarm clocks in my room, I should have heard at least one. True, the square one works fine except for the alarm. I keep it for sentimental reasons. But the white one is a windup clock whose alarm will ring until the spring runs out. And the blue electric clock rings intermittently until someone shuts it off.
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June 17, 1994 | SEUNG YI
Josh Gensicke bungee-jumps because of the powerful feelings it generates. "The adrenaline rush is just awesome, and the jolt (when the elastic pulls the jumper back) and the shock give me a total rush," said the sophomore st Sunny Hills High. Gensicke describes flying through the air at 50 m.p.h. as "incredible." Part of the feeling is the "rush" and the other part is fear. "No matter how many times you (bungee-jump), the ride up and the first two minutes are always scary," Gensicke said.
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October 21, 1993 | DANA LENETZ
Ah, the mighty knight, a fearless warrior that symbolizes strength, courage, valor and stoicism. Clad in shining armor, he is the one who valiantly rescues the "damsel in distress," defeats the evil villain with a fatal whisk of his sword and always wins the heart of the beautiful princess. The epitome of honor and fortitude, our Foothill Knight now faces a battle he might lose . . . to a llama. Inspired by Mission Viejo High School's controversial change back to its original mascot, a devil (El Diablo)
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September 9, 1994 | DAVID J. CORDERO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; David Cordero, a June graduate of El Dorado High School in Placentia, is now a student at Pepperdine University
People often ask me how I came to be so conservative and politically involved in only 18 years. Growing up in conservative Orange County certainly played a role in my political development, as did the influence of my parents and teachers. So did my experiences and contact with various political figures in my work with the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace. Being a Republican was something that I never set out to be; it just happened. I first became interested in politics in the third grade, during the 1984 presidential campaigns of Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale.
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July 8, 1994 | KAREN LIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The best advice often comes from people who have been there. Here are some thoughts from college-bound students: Q What's the best suggestion you'd give to juniors who will be applying for college? "Start early and ask someone who knows how to apply. Get all tests (SAT, ACT, etc.) done early." Jamie Daughetee, 18 Cal Poly San El Obispo "Visit schools before you apply. If you hate them, don't bother working hard on the application. Go for your gut feeling and ignore what everyone tells you. If you're happy there, roll with it!"
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May 12, 1995
That was a very fine and courageous essay by University High School student Ruth Murray (May 5) about her atheist beliefs. I'm sure that her beliefs are soon to be strengthened when she is subjected to the scorn and hatred that only self-righteous Christians can dish out. One often wonders how the teachings of Jesus take such a back seat in modern-day Christianity while intolerance of others is always sitting in a pew right up front. JAMES R. GALLAGHER Huntington Beach From the midst of the ongoing raging debate over separation of church and state comes a calm voice of reason--the voice of a high school sophomore from Irvine.
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June 2, 1995 | JINA CHUNG, Jina Chung is a junior at Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, where this article first appeared in the student newspaper, the Accolade.
Problem: You have an important physics exam tomorrow, but you had to go to your part-time job at McDonald's from 4 to 6 p.m. Because of homework and preparation for other classes, you put off studying until midnight. Solution: Pop a couple of No Doz pills, wash them down with coffee and study into the morning hours. Sound familiar? Staying awake all night, whether to study or to party, is a common ritual.
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June 2, 1995
"I named my cat Pantyhose because it sleeps in my pantyhose drawer." Maya Zutler, 16 sophomore, Brea Olinda "My mom calls my fish the Brady Bunch because there are eight of them, but I don't like that name because it's not tough enough." Manuel Doblado, 17 junior, Villa Park "My dog's name is Dasher because every time you greet him from a distance, he dashes right toward you."
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May 26, 1995
Here, as told to student reporter Wendy Harmston, is the story of how one teen dad is coping with parenthood. He asked that his name not be used. The events leading up to my girlfriend's pregnancy were simple. We found ourselves alone together and were very anxious. When you're young and willing, your hormones take over all rational thinking. One thing led to another, and, before we knew it, we were both saying, "Oops!" The pregnancy wasn't a surprise. We pretty much saw it coming.
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May 26, 1995 | ANDREA GARCIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Andrea Garcia is a junior at Villa Park High School
In the past four years, births to Orange County teens have increased 43%. In 1990, there were 42 births per 1,000 teens; in 1994, there were nearly 60 per 1,000. Becoming a parent as a teen-ager has tremendous implications, in the short term and the long term, for the young parents, their children and their extended families. As concern about the trend grows communitywide, those whose lives have been directly affected deal with the reality of children raising children.
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