The Roar

Special Education teacher William Barnes is found guilty…of loving italian food

Alisha Morales

September 30, 2013

Q: When did you find out that you wanted to pursue teaching as a career? A: I found out while I was in college. I was helping out at an inner-city school and I just decided that it was what I wanted to do in life. Q: What's your coffee order? A: A large decaf, shots of hazelnut, and cream! ...

Three students share their experiences with war

Vicente Lovelace

September 30, 2013

Although many teenagers have family members who have served in the Middle East, some teens have come to SC from this area. According to the 2010 Census, 2.5 percent of the population in California is Arab-American refugees. Below are the stories of three students who came to SC from the Middle East....

Don’t tell anyone about Vice Principal Antonio Vela’s cookie-eating habits

Tomás Mier

September 30, 2013

Q: What were you involved in? A: I was involved in honors classes and in journalism. I was also on the football team. I was the most talented football player to never catch a pass. Q: What’s a typical outfit for high school Mr. Vela? A: In the 80s, when I went to high school, people had big h...

Keep Algebra 1 teacher Mai Nguyen away from Korean soap operas

Daniel Green

September 30, 2013

Q: What did you want to be growing up? A: I’ve always wanted to be a teacher. Q: Were your parents teachers? A: There was a time where my dad (unofficially) taught in Vietnam. Q: What’s your coffee order? A: I usually just drink the Vietnamese coffee. If I do go to Starbucks I’ll...

Special Education teacher Wendy Franco likes her coffee black

Isabel Sanchez

September 30, 2013

Q: What school did you transfer from? A: I taught at Monta Vista High School. It’s in Cupertino. Q: Where do you teach here? A: The Special Education department. Q: Did you grow up around Santa Clara? A: No, I moved from Los Angeles... and went to San Jose State. Q: What were you l...

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