High School Education

  • Columns

    April 11, 2013

    ¡Ask a Mexican! Changing Student Lives!

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And should young Mexican students move out with their young gabacho boyfriends?

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    God v. No God Debate Tonight

    Sean McDowell​Four high school students--two atheists, two Christians--debate tonight over the existence of The Big Guy.The God v. No God debate sprang from the mind of Sean McDowell, son of Christian author Josh McDowell and the head of Capistrano Valley Christian Schools' Bible Department. His ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Did a High-School Secretary Host Beer-Pong Parties for Students?

    Flickr user Yogma, Creative CommongsAfter-school activity?​A secretary at Orange High School was put on administrative leave in May for allegedly fraternizing with students, according to police records. And by "fraternizing," we're talking parties, drinking games, a camping trip and a rumored ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Top 10 OC Public High Schools*

    ​* based on state rankingsThe California Department of Education's just-released Academic Performance Index (API) rankings show 120 of 554 Orange County schools rank among the state's best. And 82 schools received the highest ranking when compared with schools with similar demographics.The Orange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Top 10 OC Public Middle Schools*

    ​* based on state rankingsEarlier today, we ranked the top 10 public high schools in Orange County based on the California Department of Education's just-released Academic Performance Index (API) rankings.Now we turn our cynical gaze at the top 10 public middle schools.Amazingly, Irvine Unified S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Prop 8 Testimony Cited as "Ex-Gay" Materials Sent to High School Students

    ​Report cards aren't the only thing they gave out at a Maryland county's high schools recently. The Washington Post reports that Montgomery County high schools distributed fliers from Parents & Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays Seeking Tolerance for All (PFOX).The fliers included the following mes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Girls Volleyball Coach Could Get a Year for Allegedly Exposing Player's Vagina and Breasts

    ​A 36-year-old Sacramento Christian high school teacher and girls volleyball coach could get up to a year in the pokey after allegedly exposing a 17-year-old player's vagina and breasts in the midst of what was supposed to be an athletic massage.The incident involving Minh Anh Nguyen--who faces on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Texting, Tweeting and Facebooking Teens Are Stupid Again!

    ​Two weeks after a study partly funded by the British Academy concluded phone texting leads to more literate youths, the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, claims messaging via cellphones is contributing to a generation of college students who can't write.Their evidence: the rising failure ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2010

    Sundance Report: Sitting on a Bus With Colin Hanks

    "Orange County" star​From a Friday morning plane ride to Salt Lake City with Todd Lowe to a Saturday afternoon bus ride through Park City with Colin Hanks. Since it's a confirmed fact everything happens in threes, one wonders what the next mode of transportation/young star combo will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    No Fast Times at Obama High for Orange Unified Trustees

    ​The Orange Unified School District is known for racking up national academic honors, three of its high schools consistently making Newsweek's "1,000 Best Public High Schools in America," and elementary and middle schools there continually scoring above average on standardized tests.The district i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    UPDATED: ACLU Announces Settlement of Suit Tied to Corona del Mar High's Production of "Rent"

    Photo by Matt Coker Karyl Ketchum and Mike Wiggins talk about the hell their 17-year-old daughter Hail endured at Corona del Mar High School last school year.​Three varsity football players at Corona del Mar High School posted a video on the school's Facebook page in January in which they describe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Squeeze Put on Orange High School's Pulp Magazine

    The issue in question.AN OPEN LETTER TO LYNN LAI, EDITOR OF ORANGE HIGH SCHOOL'S STUDENT MAGAZINE PULP:Dear Lynn:I read with interest reporter Doug "Teacher's Pet" Irving's piece in the Orange County Register about your principal, SK Johnson, confiscating your magazine over a cover image he believed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Better Graduation Rates: It's in the (Ballet) Shoes

    Perhaps the answer to increasing the percentage of students who graduate from high schools does not involve increased funding, decreased class sizes or a laptop in every locker.Maybe, just maybe, the key is ballet shoes.According to St. Joseph Ballet--the free, long-term, after-school academy based ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 30, 2009

    Cooking for a Cause

    Orange County Wine and Food Center

  • Film

    April 16, 2009
  • Calendar

    April 9, 2009

    Monster Egg Hunt

    Muckenthaler Cultural Center

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2009

    Fullerton College Loves Gustavo for Some Bizarre Reason

    I have a tortured relationship with most of my alma maters. I speak at high schools across Southern California before assemblies and classes, yet have spoken at Anaheim High but once since I graduated in 1997--and when I did, my former biology teacher ridiculed my decision to work for the Weekly. Ea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2009

    Jeezy Chrizzy

    Jesus Hates Me

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2009

    2 Cool 4 School

    French Quarter

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Aural Reports

    Quiet Storms: Jeff Perez Had to Head South to Make Northern Rise

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007

    Under the radar: ROP to RIP adults from its programs

    For many adults in California, the Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROCPs, or ROPs for short) that pepper the state are the final life raft in the sinking ship that is their life. The programs provide a myriad of vocational and technical training to California residents. Let's face it: B ... More >>

  • News

    September 13, 2007

    Surreal Estate

    A short, strange trip up the winding road to the brand-new, landfill-adjacent San Juan Hills High

  • Film

    August 16, 2007

    Nerd Love

    Geeky, freaky teen virgins attempt to get knocked up in Superbad, produced by guess who?

  • News

    July 19, 2007

    Booting the Camp

    Activist Workshop: Organize to Counter Military Recruitment and Demilitarize our Schools

  • Culture

    June 21, 2007

    Use the Force

    Art Institute professor brings Star Wars to the classroom

  • Culture

    May 10, 2007


    Pocket punks are adorable

  • Culture

    January 18, 2007


    Alpha Beta Gamma Whatevers

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    It's Soooo High School

    And thats a compliment to Rian Johnsons teen detective noir

  • News

    December 21, 2006

    Mcknight Errant

    Famed Mater Dei basketball coach helped pedophile get a jobat Mater Dei

  • News

    June 1, 2006

    Young Men With Balls

    CIF Southern Section Baseball Championships

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2006

    Here Come the Mexican Walk-outs!

    Am sure you know about the mass immigrant rallies that bloomed across the country this past week. Now, the marchers visit Garden Grove. Just got word that high school students are walking out, and that cops are handing out tickets to jaywalkers--we're looking at you, Officer J.S. Perkins! How long b ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 9, 2006

    Hey, You!

    Love On the Rockies

  • Culture

    February 16, 2006


    Jessica McClintock

  • Culture

    March 31, 2005
  • News

    September 30, 2004

    No Child Left Behind the Front Line

    Start of classes speeds recruitment drive at Orange County schools

  • Columns

    April 22, 2004
  • Music

    January 29, 2004
  • Columns

    December 4, 2003
  • Features

    September 18, 2003

    Kid Jocks

    Would you make your little prince repeat 6th grade if that might help him win the Heisman Trophy?

  • Features

    August 16, 2001

    Arrested Development

    Arthur Carmonas 10-year sentence was overturned a year ago. Now hes got life

  • Columns

    May 3, 2001

    I Didnt Do It

    Teens suit says she wasnt principal-biter

  • News

    November 2, 2000
  • News

    September 21, 2000

    Fisting, but not Fistfights

    Its just another Orange Unified School District meeting

  • News

    January 13, 2000

    An F in Business

    Once thought a model of financial wizardry, Brea Olinda High looks like a flop

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    School Haze

    Edison High awaits cleanup of nearby dumpsite

  • News

    October 21, 1999

    Its a Gas, Gas, Gas

    LA controversy raises concerns about Brea-Olinda High Schools safety

  • News

    July 8, 1999

    Whats the Frequency, Sheriff?

    OCs top cops should face facts about teen crime

  • News

    March 25, 1999

    Stupid Proposal

    Irvine think tank ready to create a market in stupidity

  • Columns

    October 1, 1998
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