Beloved actor Gene Wilder dies at 83; complications of Alzheimer’s

Beloved actor Gene Wilder dies at 83; complications of Alzheimer’s

Gene Wilder, star of enduring classics including Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, died Monday August 29, 2016 at the age of 83. He passed away at his home in Connecticut due to complications from Alzheimer’s. His nephew revealed that Wilder was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s three years ago, and chose … Continue reading Beloved actor Gene Wilder dies at 83; complications of Alzheimer’s

Rob Collins remembers his time at SLVHS and the supportive community

Rob Collins remembers his time at SLVHS and the supportive community

After coaching for 18 years, Rob Collins is making his way to the end of his coaching career at SLVHS and moving to Colorado. Collins started his coaching career at SLVHS in 1998, gaining 11 SCCAL Championships, 14 CCS Team Championships, 5 State XC Team Championships, 24 Individual CCS Champions, 6 Individual State Champions, 2 … Continue reading Rob Collins remembers his time at SLVHS and the supportive community

Tommy Chestnut discusses high school career and ambitions for the future

Tommy Chestnut discusses high school career and ambitions for the future

This is Tommy Chestnut’s first year as the Captain of the swim team, but Tommy has been swimming for three years now. He enjoys swimming and getting to know his teammates better. Chestnut says, “I’m gonna miss is being accepted by most of the grades. I will also miss being on the pool deck.” “My … Continue reading Tommy Chestnut discusses high school career and ambitions for the future

Robbie Carling talks about his baseball season and future

Robbie Carling talks about his baseball season and future

Senior Captain of the San Lorenzo Valley High School baseball team, Robbie Carling, is enjoying this year of baseball and his last year at the high school. The Cougars baseball team tied for the SCCAL Championship with St. Francis of Watsonville. Carling described the intensity of the situation: “It really is exciting knowing that you … Continue reading Robbie Carling talks about his baseball season and future

Legendary video game, “Doom,” released on May 13, continues saga

Legendary video game, “Doom,” released on May 13, continues saga

Doom. Just the name brings to mind the ultimate nerd success story- a passion project made by geeks, for geeks. Doom was a technically mind blowing game, an unreplicatable mix of fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and action, and a love letter to the culture of early 90s. Doom is an eternal legend. Doom is an untouchable … Continue reading Legendary video game, “Doom,” released on May 13, continues saga

Memorial Day history as well as the modern appreciation for veterans

Memorial Day history as well as the modern appreciation for veterans

Memorial Day means different things to different people. It’s the unofficial start of the summer, the annual weekend of cannon fire at Roaring Camp, and the breather before the finals grind. To many, Memorial Day evening brings to mind pulling out the old military portraits, grilling burgers with the family, and a moment of silence … Continue reading Memorial Day history as well as the modern appreciation for veterans

From a Junior crazy enough to take four APs to you: advice and optimism

From a Junior crazy enough to take four APs to you: advice and optimism

“What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of stress?” I asked Junior, Buddy Takemoto. Takemoto, with an unvarnished and even tone, replied, “Darrough.” Throughout SLVHS, Advanced Placement classes, or AP’s, such as Ms. Darrough’s AP English Language and Composition, are becoming benchmarks for academic success. However, the stress that often … Continue reading From a Junior crazy enough to take four APs to you: advice and optimism