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Christmas Special: What So Great about “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

Nolan Burns is a graduate of Montgomery High and Simpson University. Read his post while a communications student at Simpson on this classic Jimmy Stewart film about a man who gets to see what his small town would have been like if he had never been born.

By | December 13th, 2011|0 Comments

Bard’s Pilgrimage: A Weekend At The Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The play's the thing for those who make the long trek to Ashland, Ore. The treats included Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance," with Michael Elich shown here in the role of the Pirate King. Photography by Jenny Graham. Courtesy of Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

By | October 12th, 2011|0 Comments

Sara Bei Hall: Becoming an Athlete Who Gives Back

Sara Bei Hall became the first Californian to ever win four individual cross country state titles as a high school athlete. Today she is a professional athlete who is seeking ways to give back to others. Her husband, Ryan Hall, and she have created the Hall Steps Foundation. The photo from her days competing for Stanford University was taken by my colleague, Kent Porter.

By | September 28th, 2011|0 Comments

Becoming a Professional Actor: Seth Clayton

Montgomery alum Seth Clayton went on to graduate from New York University, where he studied acting and physics. He now lives in Manhattan where he acts, performs and composes music, and is a founding member of Pipeline Theatre Company.

By | August 3rd, 2011|4 Comments

Montgomery High’s Gabe Ferrick, on fighting genocide

Gabe Ferrick of Montgomery High in Santa Rosa, CA talks about his efforts to alert people to genocide in Darfur and to the $36,000 award he received for his social activism.

By | July 11th, 2011|0 Comments

Favorite Film: “American Beauty”

Montgomery High's Mark Tompkins sees red in this 1999 film by director Sam Mendes.

By | June 21st, 2011|4 Comments

Favorite Book: “The Art Of Racing In The Rain”

Montgomery High's Liana Meffert shares a favorite book by author Garth Stein. She says the book "answers the timeless question that comes to mind whenever you look down at your dog: I wonder what he is thinking?"

By | May 11th, 2011|1 Comment

DVD Film Review: “The Social Network”

Montgomery High's Kate Barnell in October reviewed this blockbuster film about the beginnings of Facebook and the legal battles surrounding it. The film is now out on DVD.

By | April 19th, 2011|0 Comments

Favorite Film: “All About Lily Chou-Chou”

Montgomery High's Lloyd Xie writes about a favorite Japanese film directed by Shuji Iwai.

By | February 16th, 2011|0 Comments

Student Photos: Yosemite Calculus

Montgomery High students Andrew Whittle and Jamie Goldfield mix calculus and nature in Yosemite National Park. Don't worry. No public school textbooks were harmed in the making of these photos.

By | January 19th, 2011|0 Comments