graduation

Straight Talk: Old panelists reflect, give advice to grads

Dear Straight Talk: I’m a regular reader and am impressed with your panelists. I would like to ask the older ones what advice, looking back, they would give to a high school grad ...

A momentous milestone

Placer High has a couple hundred new alumni. With pomp, circumstance and plenty of personality, Placer High School’s 109th graduating class celebrated its commencement in LeFeb ...

Alta Vista: A fond, final farewell

The Bucks stop here. After 100 years of education and, more recently, continued declining enrollment and months of deliberation and heartache, Alta Vista School finished out the ...

Alta Vista swings into its final week

Editor’s note: Because of the huge impact Alta Vista has had on our community, today the Journal begins a four-part series on the 100-year-old school’s closure. Alta Vista ...

And Another Thing: Sending grads into the world with a little advice

Well, it’s almost the end of May, and once again nobody’s asked me to speak at graduation. I can’t understand it. I have so many insights to pass along. I can come up with a ...