Observing a digital day

By Lisa Catterall Recently my family was snowed in at a lodge in Tahoe. The roads were closed, and the news declared that students in their district would not take a snow day; they would observe a “Digital Day.” Any time I use something with an electronic screen in my [...]

Coping with failure

By Shubhra Jain We see the disappointments, anger, hatred, depression and many more negative emotional outbursts that lead to senseless shootings. We all talk about gun laws and government bans. Should we not ponder about what we can do to nip the problem in the bud? Do we teach [...]

Gavilan College marks 100 years, looks to the future

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1919 was a bittersweet year. The deadliest war of the time had just ended the prior year, yet the world was fighting another battle on a different front. The Spanish flu was at its height, and by the time it ended in late 1920, an estimated 50 million people died from the virus [...]

School in the redwoods

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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Situated on 355 acres of redwood forest with views of the entire Monterey Bay, Mount Madonna School (MMS) offers its students an environment like no other. “At MMS, we ask our students to take care of this beautiful land they are schooled on,” upper school Shannon Kelly [...]