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Una O’Farrell – O’Connor Woods

Una O’Farrell – O’Connor Woods

March 30, 2018


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Una O’Farrell, 89, was born in Ireland. Her early childhood revolved around dancing.  Her father had hired an old-school teacher, a little old man, to give personal dance lessons to each child in their home.  Her family also hosted céilís, Irish social gatherings with Gaelic folk music and dancing,...

Ruth Morgan – O’Connor Woods

Ruth Morgan – O’Connor Woods

Claire Gilliland, Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2018


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O’Connor Woods resident Ruth Morgan was born on Oct. 27, 1934, in the Philippines, the youngest of six children.  She was six years old when Japanese soldiers came and occupied her country and her city, Manila. “In 1941, almost around Pearl Harbor,” Morgan said.  “The Japanese just walked ...

Craig Hubbard – O’Connor Woods

Craig Hubbard – O’Connor Woods

March 30, 2018


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At age 19, O'Connor Woods resident Craig Hubbard moved from Nebraska to California to serve his country during World War II. He was in the middle of studying for his journalism degree at University of Nebraska but when moving to California, he transferred to the University of California at Berkeley. H...

Ida May Sanders – O’Connor Woods

Ida May Sanders – O’Connor Woods

March 30, 2018


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O'Connor Woods resident Ida May Sanders Jay, 86, was born into an unusual family.  Her father, born in 1875, grew up with Native Americans, his own father being a Methodist circuit rider.  Her mother was 21 years his junior; once they were married, they moved to California in 1919. Her older sister had...

Della Richardson – O’Connor Woods

Della Richardson – O’Connor Woods

March 30, 2018


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O'Connor Woods resident Della Richardson was born on Nov. 15, 1942.  She grew up as a migrant farm worker for the first 25 years of her life. She went to a total of 12 different high schools, traveling from places like Arizona, Nevada, and Washington.  It was a life of constant change, making it...

Netflix Binge-Watch Suggestions

March 6, 2018


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Netflix is always the best place to find TV shows or movies to watch.  With the countless options of what to view on Netflix, binge-watching quickly becomes a pasttime.   With 5 seasons, “Bates Motel” is a psychological drama that hooks viewers in.  The show is based off of “Psycho” and fol...

Recipe: Valentine’s Day Cookies

Recipe: Valentine’s Day Cookies

February 16, 2018


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1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup vegetable oil, such as canola or sunflower oil.  I used almond oil. 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus additional for sugaring tops 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 large egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, or the seeds of 1 vanilla bean ...

Classic Movie Review: Dead Poets Society

Classic Movie Review: Dead Poets Society

February 16, 2018


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Dead Poets Society is, arguably, one of the best films to ever be produced.  Dead Poets Society focuses on a group of boys, the “Dead Poets Society,” attending Welton Academy and prioritizes that one should focus on being an individual rather than conforming to the group social standards. Robin ...

Winterfest Court Couples: Lily Tran and Spencer Fulgham

January 31, 2018


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Lily Tran My proudest accomplishments are getting a 3 on the AP Euro exam and a 5 on the APUSH exam, making the cheer team every year and becoming a captain, winning MVP for cheer my sophomore year, writing and publishing my work in the Bruin Voice newspaper, launching my BookTube, writing 50,000...

Winterfest Court Couples: Nicole Lam and Marino Dominguez

Gabi Backus, Co-Editor in Chief

January 31, 2018


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Nicole Lam Nicole is known as the “mother” friend in her group. She is the younger of two girls, and she owns a small chorkie mix named, Chika. Her favorite season is autumn because of the nice weather and fresh produce. Her dream is to teach others passion for science a there is always something ...

Winterfest Court Couples: Kate Lagera and William Jacob Fry

Gabi Backus, Co-Editor in Chief

January 31, 2018


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Kate Lagera Going into my final year at Bear Creek, everything has felt so bittersweet. As a district transfer, I was so shocked by the kindness and welcoming arms I received so early on in my high school career. I was fortunate enough to meet amazing people and create lifelong friendships. I owe a ...

Winterfest Court Couples: Kelly Huynh and Rajan Nathaniel

Gabi Backus, Co-Editor in Chief

January 31, 2018


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Kelly Huynh My proudest accomplishments in high school includes passing classes that stressed me out like chemistry and APUSH, getting straight A’s for a semester that pushed me to my limit, getting an A in Mrs. Duffel’s class second semester sophomore year, and doing the moves wrap around and handst...

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