Archive for 'at risk youth'
Posted on 29. Mar, 2017 by Michael.
By Michael Ashcraft Ivan Arango never liked the party because, as he repeated, they always ended with fights, hatred and vows of revenge. But his close friend, Antonio, prevailed on him to go to his high school graduation’s celebration in Guatemala – in the cantina. Sure enough, a fight broke out over some stolen beers, more »
Posted on 09. Feb, 2017 by Michael.
His shots went high and wide. Junior Abraham Morales, who showed plenty of speed and skill, couldn’t put the ball into the net to save his life. Then in the second half of the season, things suddenly came into focus for old blurry-shooter. He nailed a shot against Westmark from the left flank. And on more »
Posted on 23. Jan, 2017 by Michael.
Often, Brandon Montes overflows fidgety energy in the classroom. He’s drumming on the desk, snapping fingers, sneering at classmates across the room, clowning around. Believe it or not, through it all he’s paying attention too. On Thursday of last week’s extraordinary week of soccer, Brandon was paying attention and put his gush of energy to more »
Posted on 05. Oct, 2016 by Michael.
By Alexis Lyons, LCA sophomore Well, that didn’t take long. Supposedly the reconstruction of the Saints volleyball team would be an arduous haul through a string of disheartening losses. But the resurgent Saints won their first set against a league team Tuesday against Pacific Lutheran 15-11 on the sand of Manhattan Beach. “What an exciting more »
Posted on 25. Sep, 2016 by Michael.
By Michael Ashcraft This was the class that reduced teachers to tears. But something happened in the intervening years to our current crop of freshmen. The former devil-may-care rascals stopped creating classroom chaos, stopped ditching homework assignments and stopped terrorizing teachers. They started speaking respectfully to adults, started improving their academics and started serving at more »