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Mission High Students Join Hundreds in Anti-Trump Protest

Dozens of students from Mission High School marched to City Hall and joined hundreds of other San Francisco high schoolers in a city-wide walk-out on Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Students left school at 9 a.m. with the full support of many teachers and their principal, according to Eva Grace, a junior. Grace said that while students had been mournful...

High School Students Push for Proposition C

The housing crisis is on everyone’s mind – even, and perhaps especially so, on the minds of students at San Francisco International High School, where one class recently completed coursework on the local June ballot’s Proposition C. The proposition would put the city’s inclusionary housing requirement into the hands of the Board of Supervisors, to be adjusted as necessary to...

SF Mission Graduates Receive Surprise Scholarship Through Community Fundraiser

Four graduating seniors at John O’Connell High School were surprised to find out during their May 25 graduation ceremony that they had been chosen as the recipients of a scholarship totaling $10,000. The money came from local business and community institutions and was part of a fundraising effort on behalf of the Mission Promise Neighborhood, a citywide community partnership that supports children and...

With Doc, Mission Residents Go Inside High School In Jail

Four years after approaching the subject, filmmakers Annelise Wunderlich and Richard O’Connell feel it’s the perfect time to finish their documentary on the nation’s first adult high school inside a county jail system: San Francisco’s Five Keys Charter Schools. Wunderlich, a Mission resident since 1994, easily lists reasons the time is right for a film on the education experiment —...

Grad Tradition Nixed in Nod to Diverse Sexuality

On a cold Friday afternoon last fall, two students reflected on their senior year of high school — the last year they would spend at John O’Connell High, and maybe even in the Mission. As they talked about their graduation, they shared their thoughts about a long tradition. “I didn’t want to wear the white,” said Larissa Martinez. “I didn’t...

Students Crowd Muni, Riders Roll With It

(This article has been corrected. See note at the bottom) An eight year-old Latina girl waits after school on a Wednesday afternoon with an older friend at a Muni stop on 18th and Guerrero streets. “I used to ride the school bus when I went to summer camp at the YMCA, but not anymore,” she said. With the San Francisco...

Crossing Another Frontier, This Time to College

At just 15 years old, Raul’s world seemed on the verge of collapse. His older brother had died of a brain tumor. His friends were getting caught up in trouble. He knew he would too. To survive, he decided to leave that all behind, and the teenager traveled, alone, from Veracruz, on the Gulf of Mexico, to a place where...