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Veteran Voices: Glen Dugan

Veteran Voices: Glen Dugan

Daniel Tan

November 10, 2011


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Glen Dugan served in the military from 1946 to 1949 as a clerk typist in Alaska. Watch this video to listen to some of his experiences while working there.

Veteran Voices: Stan Ferriss

Veteran Voices: Stan Ferriss

Lisa Zhang

November 9, 2011


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After reading a Pulp magazine issue about werewolves in fighter planes, a young Stan Ferriss dreamed of flying an airplane. At age 18, he enlisted in the Navy after graduating from the City College of San Francisco, even after the vice principal had spent hours trying to convince him not to. He served...

Veteran Voices: Hugh Jacobs

Veteran Voices: Hugh Jacobs

Daniel Tan

November 9, 2011


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Staff sergeant Hugh Jacobs joined the army underaged during World War II. After the army discovered how old he really was, he was pulled from active combat and subsequently reassigned to supply radio and radar stations along the West Coast with food and clothing. He and the rest of his team ran night...

Veteran Voices: Viola Feyling

Veteran Voices: Viola Feyling

Yaamini Venkataraman

November 9, 2011


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On the door of WWII veteran Vi (short for Viola) Feyling's home is a wreath with an American flag. Inside her home are two scrapbooks full of memorabilia from the war and a pile of black-and-white photographs that have yellowed. There is even a second American flag that stands next to a framed ph...

Veteran Voices: Richard Kuhlman

Veteran Voices: Richard Kuhlman

Angela Wang

November 9, 2011


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Richard Kuhlman was a lead navigating pilot in the Air Force for three and a half years during WWII. In that time, he flew 56 missions when others went home after 50. He flew planes that hauled personnel, dropped paratroopers and pulled gliders behind enemy lines. ...

On my own: Passion, the ageless commodity

On my own: Passion, the ageless commodity

Angela Wang

October 28, 2011


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One of junior Alok Singh’s favorite books is “Margin of Safety” by Seth A. Klarman. Singh likes the book so much that he has it on his computer as a pdf file.  He points to the subhead of the title page, “Risk-averse value strategies for the thoughtful investor.”“That’s my strategy,” he s...

On my own: A world away from Mom and Dad

On my own: A world away from Mom and Dad

Emma Courtright

October 28, 2011


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Most high school students probably cannot imagine flying across the world to live in a foreign country without their parents. But Junior Helen Lui is not your average student. Lui resides in the United States with her pastor’s family, while both her mother and father live in China. ...

On my own: Voluntary chef

On my own: Voluntary chef

Amelia Yang

October 28, 2011


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On school days, junior Darren Yau often cooks lunch for his friends as well as himself. ...

On that day: We remember

Daniel Tan

September 11, 2011


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Bay Area cities, like Cupertino and Palo Alto, united in San Jose on Sept. 11 to remember the attacks that happened ten years ago with a special commemoration. The memorial began with a mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, continued with a march to the fire station and ended with a ceremony ...

On that day: Through a survivor’s eyes

On that day: Through a survivor’s eyes

Cynthia Mao

September 11, 2011


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“It was just really eerie at night when you saw the glow of the smoke and all the helicopter lights,” yearbook adviser and art teacher Jay Shelton said. “The giant spotlights they put up, shining on that big empty area–that was really strange.” When the first plane hit the North Tower at...

On that day: Six things that you should know about 9/11

Karen Feng

September 11, 2011


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The attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 have become one of the widest-reported news stories of all time. You’ve gotten what you know about this event from sources varying from word of mouth to news channels, but how much of that material is really true? Put that to the test with this 9/11 misconception quiz. ...