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A Software Developer, Then a Teacher: Bernadette Calhoun

Bernadette Calhoun worked 14 years in the software industry, including seven years at Apple. Now she teaches math at Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa.

By | November 15th, 2011|5 Comments

Film Review: “Super”

Cardinal Newman High's Elliott Miller gives "Super" two out of four stars. Read his take on what went right and what went wrong with a film whose premise was "an absolutely brilliant setup for a dark comedy."

By | May 26th, 2011|0 Comments

YA Photo: Contest Winners- Still Lifes

Here is the fourth group of winning photos from the Zone of Focus high school photography contest. A large selection of the students’ work will be displayed May 7 through June 26 at the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa. The museum will host an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday May 6.

By | May 2nd, 2011|0 Comments

YA Photo: Contest Winners- Abstractions

Here is the third group of winning photos from the Zone of Focus high school photography contest. A large selection of the students’ work will be displayed May 7 through June 26 at the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa. The museum will host an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday May 6.

By | April 28th, 2011|0 Comments

YA Photo of the Day: Mark Rosantsson

Cardinal Newman's Mark Rosantsson created the cover photo for the latest issue of his Santa Rosa, Calif. high school's online arts, literary and current affairs magazine. We include a link to the magazine. Mark wants to be a veterinarian and to live somewhere tropical. His photo instructor is Rory McNamara.

By | March 29th, 2011|0 Comments

Reviewer Elliott Miller’s Oscar Picks

Elliott Miller isn't bound by the Academy Award nominations. And he doesn't think Natalie Portman or Colin Firth ought to get Oscars this year. Read his take on the best performances and the top director and film of 2010.

By | February 25th, 2011|0 Comments

YA Photo of the Day: Davis Greinke

Davis Greinke is a junior at Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa. His photography teacher is Rory McNamara. His photo is the cover shot for the latest edition of Cardinal Newman's Schooltimes, an online arts, literary and current affairs magazine that is co-produced with students from Ursuline High School.

By | February 15th, 2011|0 Comments

Film Review: “True Grit”

Elliott Miller gives "True Grit" three out of four stars. Read why he thinks studio execs had a potentially great film dumbed down.

By | January 11th, 2011|0 Comments

A Business Owner, Then A Teacher: Dennis Bruno

Cardinal Newman High’s Dennis Bruno tells why he switched from owning a retail meat business to becoming a chemistry teacher. His advice to us all: "You won't do something well if you don't enjoy it." This is part of the series: “Then I Became a Teacher.”

By | December 22nd, 2010|12 Comments

Film Review: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I”

Cardinal Newman High's Elliott Miller gives 3.5 our of four stars to a film that marks the beginning of the end to "one of the most consistently excellent series of films in cinema history." Elliott reviews films for Digitale Stories and for Cardinal Newman's art and literary magazine.

By | November 23rd, 2010|1 Comment