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Escape from paramilitaries – How a Guatemalan wound up at Lighthouse

Posted on 29. Mar, 2017 by .

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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 »

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A hot telenovela for extra points in Spanish 2

Posted on 17. Feb, 2017 by .

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By Aden Craig Ralph, LCA sophomore Trina Gratton always liked Spanish soap operas – called telenovelas – and watched them with her mother and grandmother. “They’re addicting – all the drama, the characters and their backgrounds,” Trina said. So when at the end of Spanish 2 at the teacher showed “Betty La Fea,” it occurred more »

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The golden generation

Posted on 25. Sep, 2016 by .

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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 »

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He played ‘sick’ against Bloomington

Posted on 10. Sep, 2016 by .

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By Michael Ashcraft After throwing up all week, Justin Berry was expected to throw down. He decked his pads, suited up and caught one of LCA’s two touchdown passes Saturday. “There was no way I was not going to play,” the sophomore said. The tall basketball player used those basketball hands to grab over the more »

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After surviving divorce, Pat Neos is thriving in God

Posted on 06. Jan, 2016 by .

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By Cindy Gutierrez, LCA senior After being married for 30 years, he decided he didn’t love her anymore. Patricia Neos questioned herself as she dealt with her divorce on the East Coast. “I thought everything was fine until one day he said he didn’t love me anymore.” For a year, Pat went through a dark more »

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