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Letters that sing: Singing Valentines

Letters that sing: Singing Valentines
Bella Voce and Variations perform love songs to individuals for Valentine’s Day
February 18, 2019

On Feb. 12, two days before Valentine’s Day, groups of  Bella Voce and Variations singers went classroom to classroom, performing various love songs to students for Singing Valentines. Students purchased...

Behind the scenes: Homecoming

Behind the scenes: Homecoming
October 20, 2017

The Skits: Every weekend over the summer. That’s how long class officers spent brainstorming ideas, making props and writing the script for the Homecoming skits — and how long dance coaches like...

Behind the scenes at the Halloween Haunt

Behind the scenes at the Halloween Haunt
October 21, 2015

Every year, students from across the Bay Area visit California’s Great America Halloween Haunt for the thrill, scares and spine-chilling scenery. While the visitors enjoy themselves in the scare zones...

Behind the scenes: Coaches and coordinators facilitate activities away from the spotlight

Monique Balentine sits at the desk where she coordinates the Study Buddies Society program. She organizes student tutors so that struggling students can be helped. Photograph by Tanisha Dasmunshi
October 11, 2013

[col type="1_2" class=""][title type="h1"]Monique Balentine[/title] Study Buddies Society [divider type="space_thin"] [dropcap1]F[/dropcap1]or three hours a day, Monique Balentine runs the Study...

Behind the scenes: The force behind the cafeteria construction

Behind the scenes: The force behind the cafeteria construction
October 10, 2013

he construction for the new complex is divided between anywhere from 5 to 20 subcontractors, and their respective employees. These subcontractors specialize in a specific task like HVAC (Heating, Ventilation,...

Behind the scenes: Crossing over to a new life

Behind the scenes: Crossing over to a new life
October 10, 2013

  he banged on the trunk of the car in frustration: “This is no place for cars! You see the sign. Go back!” The driver muttered, but backed out of the pedestrian lane as directed. Crossing...

Behind the scenes: Food on wheels

October 10, 2013

eeding a school with over 2000 students is no easy feat, but it is a job that cafeteria supervisor Debbie Herrera and her six-person team manage to accomplish everyday without fail. Throughout the school...

Behind the scenes: Paraeducators create support system for student body

Behind the scenes: Paraeducators create support system for student body
October 10, 2013

[dropcap1]I[/dropcap1]t’s Thursday morning and the tutorial bell has just rung. The classroom hums with the whir of rebooted computers, zipping backpacks and rustling paper. Some students tap on their...

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