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LONG OVERDUE SENTIMENTS BY EVELYN MINAISE Every year, she practically mothers a class of thirty journalism students. Her classroom is home to hundreds of rubber ducks, and your best guess is that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talking about To Kill a Mockingbird at any given time. Yes, this is the punny teacher who inhabits C-16, the one and only Mrs. Crawbuck. While she might not have four years to write up a legacy like us seniors, Mrs. Crawbuck inpXHQFHV MRXUQDOLVP VWXGHQWV HYery year, making her way into plenty unforgettable life stories. My intentions of joining jour-

QDOLVPZHUHRULJLQDOO\VHOoVK, P not going to lie. And admit it, we DOOKDGVHOoVKLQWHQWLRQVWREHJLQ with, too - college apps, trying to oJXUHRXWLIWKLVLVDSDWKZHZDQW to walk down in the future, maybe to meet new friends as well. But HYHQWXDOO\IRUPRVWRIXV,Q)OLJKW journalists, all that fades into the past, and we become entranced in the family bond that naturally develops in every journalism FODVV \HDU DIWHU \HDU ,W PD\ EH that we get lucky to have such exceptional students every year, but this is my theory: itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all because we have Mrs. Crawbuck.

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Mrs. Crawbuck is the type of teacher who respects her students and views them as people who ZLOOLQpXHQFHKHU\HDUDW)RRWKLOO rather than kids she will teach for nine months and move on. This LVVRIXQGDPHQWDOWRKRZ,Q)OLJKW operates. Mrs. Crawbuck listens to our new ideas before making GHFLVLRQV )UDQNO\ VKH V WKH DUrow of our compass, pointing to the way thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll bring us success and happiness, even though the compass is a mess to begin with. Her ability to adjust with every year of journalism is astounding. My freshman year, Mrs. Crawbuck dealt with at least a dozen boys who would crack up at some sort of made up language in the back of the room every day and monthly article ideas about the supposed prostitution problem in PleasanWRQ :KHQ , ZDV D VRSKRPRUH Mrs. Crawbuck was the mediator between two Editors-in-Chief who â&#x20AC;&#x153;hatedâ&#x20AC;? each other. Last year, she watched us change the backgrounds of her ancient computers to Disney themes just for the heck of it. This year, she somehow stayed alive as three senioritis-stricken Editors-in-Chief changed the editing process more frequently than the previous year even though we started planning it during May of 2011. And every year? Mrs. Crawbuck maintains things that never change in journalism: a funeral

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dirge of happy birthday songs, end-of-the-month parties where we stuff our faces, awkward getto-know-you activities within the oUVW ZHHN RI VFKRRO D SHDQXW gallery of obnoxious Y chromosomes who talk it up in the back of the room more than girls do, and procrastination. Of course. , FDQQRW EHJLQ WR WKDQN Mrs. Crawbuck because nothing is enough. No one deserves more recognition than she. No one can keep up a motherly role while being a friend. No one can make a student feel empowered just by being his or herself. No one can get away with that much snark and class at the same time. No one can even run a journalism class the way she does. ,I , HYHU KDG VHOoVK LQWHQtions of joining journalism four years ago, Mrs. Crawbuck rid me of them and did even more WRLQVSLUHPHWRGREHWWHU,IDQG ZKHQ,FU\GXULQJJUDGXDWLRQRQ -XQH  LW ZLOO EH EHFDXVH , DP WHUULoHG RI OHDYLQJ EHKLQG VXFK wonderful people who have played such an important role in my life the way Mrs. CrawEXFN KDV $QG , GLGQ W HYHQ UHDOL]H LW XQWLO , VDW GRZQ WR ZULWH WKLV DUWLFOH DQG oQLVK LW DW  DP ,Q)OLJKW KDV JURZQ WUHPHQdously over the past year, and if )RRWKLOO VKRXOG WKDQN DQ\RQH IRU it, it should be Mrs. Crawbuck. Thank you, Mrs. Crawbuck.

FOOTHILL HIGH SCHOOLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CLASS OF 2012 LEGACY BY KAUHLEEN MANGAYAN Nearing the end of my fourth DQG oQDO \HDU DW )RRWKLOO , FDQnot help but wonder what kind of school we, the class of 2012, are leaving behind. Have we, together, done all that we could to impact the school? Were our efforts DQG DFWLRQV VLJQLoFDQW HQRXJK to leave an imprint in the minds RI WKRVH UHPDLQLQJ DW )RRWKLOO" Looking back at each year VSHQW DW )RRWKLOO , WKLQN WKDW LQd i v i d u a l l y, we have all

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opinion and in the words of the blessed boy band One Direction, â&#x20AC;&#x153;thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what makes [us] beautiful.â&#x20AC;? What is most distinctive DERXW RXU FODVV VSHFLoFDOO\ WKLV \HDU , WKLQN WKDW RXU DFKLHYHments have been more prominent. )RU LQVWDQFH UHpHFWLQJ IURP WKLV yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;entire homecoming week, every 15 minutes, post-secret, and the Calvin Terrell speaker assemblyâ&#x20AC;Śwe as a classâ&#x20AC;Ścan really achieve a lot and accomplish great things,â&#x20AC;? according to Raghav Ravichandran (`12). ,Q IDFW DOPRVW DOO RI WKHVH school events were either ran and or organized by the seniors of 2012. Also, even during â&#x20AC;&#x153;rallies, games, and or club events, , IHHO OLNH RXU FODVV DSSUHFLDWHV

the diversity in 2012 and uses it to promote our school in the most positive way we can,â&#x20AC;? explains Shaylynn Knuppe (`12). Although school spirit has been inconsistent throughout the years, it seems as though it is making a comeback. Jonathan Vicencio (`12) explains, â&#x20AC;&#x153;out of all the senior classes WKDW , KDYH ZLWQHVVHG ZH DUH the ones going to the sporting events with tons of school spirit.â&#x20AC;? ,Q DGGLWLRQ VWXGHQWV RI WKH senior class â&#x20AC;&#x153;will be remembered as being especially bold in a variety of ways,â&#x20AC;? says Meredith Horning (`12). To name a few, this includes Kristen Chou (`12) and her choreography in dance, Cameron Vaughan

(`12) and his photography and graphic design, Madison Craig (`12) and Keianne Yamada (`12) for their artwork, and many more. They all are inspirations by doing what they love and loving what they do. Whether we know it or not, RXUH[LVWHQFHKHUHDW)RRWKLOOKDV affected the school in one way or DQRWKHU ,Q D FRXSOH PRQWKV ZH will be going our separate ways. We have all molded the school into what it has become today. Our overall acceptance for one DQRWKHU KDV DOORZHG VSHFLoFDOO\ our class to create masterpieces to share and to ultimately enjoy. Regardless, the class of 2012 has made their mark and is ready to do great things in the world.


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LOOK ON LEADERSHIP Leadership. Free period. AP Sign Making. Everyone at Foothill knows what the leadership class is, and everyone has an idea of what the class does (or doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t) do for the school. Regardless, there are certainly a lot of hidden truths surrounding the classâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; activities and daily routine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leadership is a class designed to create student activities that will appeal to them,â&#x20AC;? said ASB President Phoebe Brown (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;12). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overall, the class is working toward projects that will encourage a positive student experience.â&#x20AC;? These activities have ranged from dances and rallies to Falcon Fest and lunchtime games. Leadership also plans school spirit days and organizes support for home sporting events. In addition, leadership is the sole provider of marketing and advertising school events on campus to the students. This is accom-

plished through the innumerable amount of painted signs on butcher paper that cover the school almost every day of the year. Leadership also introduced the liason program, in which a leadership student assigned to each third period class would come in and speak to the class about topics from spirit days to donation drives. Brown said the program was a great success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It went well for LWV oUVW \HDU DQG ZLOO EH FRQWLQued in the coming years to help communication to the students.â&#x20AC;? While these actions are visible, much of what leadership does goes unnoticed and unappreciated. The class also recognizes student and faculty achievements throughout the year. Said leadership advisor Shannon Sos, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We try and commend any members of athletics and arts that go above and beyond.â&#x20AC;? Planning such complicated

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and large-scale events requires much discussion and negotiation with the administration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were a lot of hoops we had to get through this year to get our events planned,â&#x20AC;? said ASB Treasurer Mary Gruen (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;12). â&#x20AC;&#x153;The class has to work well with the administration,â&#x20AC;? stressed Brown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a way, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the link between the administration and the students.â&#x20AC;? This year, leadership is composed of two sections of approximately 40 students, led by the HOHFWHG$6%RIoFHUV$WWKHEHJLQning of each period, the adviser DQGRIoFHUVJRRYHUWKHVFKHGXOH of upcoming events and the necessary activities and preparations needed to be completed in order IRU VDLG HYHQW WR UXQ pDZOHVVO\ A certain number of people are assigned to each task, and within ten minutes of the class starting, the hive is empty, and the school hallways and quad are

S P O T L I G H T O N C A LV I N T E R R E L L Ten, ten, ten, ten. The simple yet powerful play on words spoken by Calvin Terrell replayed itself in the minds of students all day on March 22, 2012. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ten, ten, ten, ten, whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an aluminum can made out of?â&#x20AC;? Terrellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voice boomed through the gym. Monotonous â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;tinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rang out. Terrell cracked a smile while students chuckled at their response to such an easy question. He reassured us not to fret. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re programmed to think this way. A Phoenix, Arizona native, Calvin Terrell has been speaking to and inspiring adults, teens and children throughout the country for over 20 years. Terrell is the leader and founder of Social Centric, an organization meant to educate and improve human interactions and global progress. As Terrell made

clear at the beginning of his presentation, he is not an inspirational speaker but an educator and a healer at heart; someone to lay out the cold hard facts of our society. He did more than speak to our school; he truly communicated. I recall looking around at a group of guys at the beginning of the presentation. I thought they would be really disrespectful throughout the presentation similar to how they behave in class. I felt a sting of guilt for assuming they would be like that, but as Calvin said, I guess our society programmed us to stereotype like such. Terrell spoke of breaking away from this. Terrell spoke of the various different people in the world. The thugs who create chaos and pain. The thugs were described as hurt people who hurt people,

a category that brought a brief hush amongst the gym. This was one of many moments when students fell silent as Calvin Terrell struck a nerve and emotionally connected with everyone. The rebels follow angry SHRSOH DQG oJKW DJDLQVW DXthority. He described them DV LQpDPHG ZLWK WKH ZRUOG The last type of person, the one Calvin Terrell wanted us all to be, was the warrior. Warriors live authentic lives, stand up for what they believe regardless of if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s against common belief. Terrell captivated the school in a way no speaker has ever done before. Never in my four years of high school have I seen a speaker have everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attention as completely as he did. Contrary to the conversation I heard after the presenta-

oOOHGZLWKEXV\ZRUNHUEHHV7KHUH was surprisingly a great degree of order and structure to a class notorious among other students for not doing much of anything. As the 2011-2012 school year concludes, a lot of uncertainty surrounds the leadership class. Both its advisors this year, Stephanie Maimoni and Shannon Sos, are stepping down from their position. As always, a new set of VHQLRU $6% RIoFHUV ZLOO WDNH WKH reins next year; however, the class will shrink from two sections and a total of 80 students to just one class of around 35 students. This is to â&#x20AC;&#x153;maintain a higher number of true leaders in the class: those who want to change the school and who deserve to be in leaderVKLSLQWKHoUVWSODFHyVDLG%URZQ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having only one section will also help keep things organized.â&#x20AC;? While the â&#x20AC;&#x153;leadershipâ&#x20AC;? of leadership will endure a lot of change in the upcoming year, one thing will remain certain. Their tireless dedication to the improvement of the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s morale is remarkable not just because of the incredible workload, but also because students voluntarily sign up for leadership wanting to make a difference but knowing that their work may not be recognized at all. That is WKH WUXH GHoQLWLRQ RI D OHDGHU

BY ALLIE HAAS tion, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe Calvin Terrell made warriors that day. He did not create a legacy and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m comfortable saying this because I know he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trying to. What he did do though was give us the tools to become warriors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With Task Force Climate Group and Peer Advocates, Foothill can create the solutions to what Calvin spoke about. Having him come back would help a lot, but he is not the solution, we are,â&#x20AC;? comments Atasha Bozorgzad (â&#x20AC;&#x2122;12). Bozorgzad was responsible for bringing Terrell to Foothill. Calvin Terrell provided us with the capabilities to begin our own legacies.Calvin Terrell did not create a legacy at Foothill that day, but he carved the road IRU RQH IRU )RRWKLOO WR oOO RXW

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WHAT JACK REED MEANS FOR AMERICA Jack Reed is the man everybody knows, and the man everybody hopes to know. But despite my less-thansubtle questions on his achievements as a student, success as a runner, or dignitary as an Eagle Scout, I get the feeling Jack Reed would much rather not talk about himself. This is ironic, because while he is known for his intellectual pursuits in Foothillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public spheres, he is also known for maintaining an ego that demands not just attention, but respect. Rather than talk about his four-year membership of the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Latin program (three of which he spent as President of the Latin Club), his matriculation at Princeton in the Fall, or even the extents and trials of his (DJOH6FRXWEDGJH-DFNoQGVLW much easier to make a joke in a reserved form of modesty. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited to get out there! I keep in mind a motto of service, of giving back. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be doing ROTC at Princeton, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll continue to be in a position to help others. Of course, my joy of giving back to others can always be accomplished by being a stripper. I mean, look at this sculpted body; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got Michelangelo-

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carved abs. And calves too. Damn.â&#x20AC;? But among other things, Jack Reed represents something you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see often at Foothill: unbridled academic and athletic

achievement to a young man who is, frankly, not only a white American but also in public school. That is to say that as far as stereotypes go, Jack is a paradox of all sorts, and is either a testament of the successes in the California Educational System or a model of individual control and concentration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I started running, I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t very good. But I kept at it, kept on training. Those who do whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy never have an impact. With perseverance, you can get anywhere, and I like to think that in any type of effort, you get out what you put in.â&#x20AC;? This perseverance is a trait that trails Jack no matter what he does, with unfettered initiative that is absent amongst most teenagers, and even adults. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what makes Jack so interesting: he is a productivity powerhouse who blurs the line between scholar and athlete (â&#x20AC;&#x153;I prefer scathleteâ&#x20AC;?), capable of doing everything and doing it well. How many people do you ever expect to have those abilities, and retain a sense of modesty and gallant? In high school? In your life? Jack represents the last of the go-getters in an era where human interaction is made up of Facebook wall posts and text messages. Gone are the days where the basic niceties of our society are the principle of the way we present ourselves, when conversations began with

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handshakes and telephone calls ended with â&#x20AC;&#x153;goodbyes.â&#x20AC;? So does Jack Reed symbolize the last generation of pleasantries and initiative? Or is his drive and passion to do well for himself and the world somewhere in all of us? â&#x20AC;&#x153;People need to understand that they can do what they want, what inspires them, and still be successful,â&#x20AC;? he says on his drive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The people who just do what is easy never have an impact.â&#x20AC;? And for Jack, easier said is just as easily done. His dedication to We The People competitive civics and his organization and execution of collecting donations to send as care packages to troops abroad prove that Jack Reed lives by his mottos of service and perseverance and makes it look easy. At his Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony, his scout leader said it best: â&#x20AC;&#x153;People usually say that when they grow up, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to be more of an adult- but when I grow up, I want to be more like Jack Reed.â&#x20AC;?

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The Latin Club is a club run by and for students of the Latin program. During the tenure of the class of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;12, however, its function and purpose have been refurbished, enhanced, and polished to a shine. Led by Jack Reed (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;12), the current, outgoing president of the club, the Latin Club of today is more than just a club- itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a support group, a competitive team, and a cohesive force for the Latin language in Foothill High School. One of the greatest accomplishments of the Latin Club over the past few years has been increased participation and success at the NJCL, the National Junior Classical League, who hosts the competition known as the Certamen. Certamen is a game where players compete in a Jeopardy-esque match to quickly recall classical civilization-themed information and facts. Foothillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s small but determined group of Latin warriors have fought their way into the limelight; two Foothill teams placed second in state while the FKDSWHUDVDZKROHSODFHGoUVWLQ state for the small school division. Jack explains that although the Latin Club still provides academic support for students taking Latin, its main focus has shifted to competing at the annual statewide Latin Conventions. This changed emphasis from a purely school-centered club to a statewide competitive team has energized members of the club. Anja Kong (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;12) remarks that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Latin as a language becomes more interesting and more than just a class.â&#x20AC;? At the end of the day, the most successful students are going to be the most motivated students- and nothing motivates like competition and camaraderie. Themed chariot races, plays, songs, and games all contribute to more intensity and fun than a student has any right to expect learning an ancient and rich language. Congratulations to Jack Reed, the RIoFHUVDQGPHPEHUVRIWKH/DWLQ &OXEIRUUHYLWDOL]LQJWKHLUFOXE


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After all, many of peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s darkest, hardest times stem from their inability to talk to someone about how theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re feeling. So, why not put on an event for the school where they could let their feelings out in a creative, cathartic way? Since those days, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve hosted a PostSecret event for three consecutive years, with our most recent one in early May of this school year. Some kids go yearly; some decided to go for WKHoUVWWLPHWKLV\HDU:KDWHYHU the case, everyone could agree that this event impacted them, be it once, twice, or three times.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to go because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about getting to know others on a different level, which , oQG UHDOO\ LPSRUWDQWy VDLG Haley Bowers (â&#x20AC;&#x2122;12). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each year Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gone, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gotten bigger, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brought together people IURP ORWV RI GLIIHUHQW JURXSVy The events usually ran like WKLV WKH oUVW KRXU ZDV VLPSO\ SHRSOH pRDWLQJ LQ JUHHWLQJ RQH another, perhaps buying food sold by clubs such as Key Club. The second hour got a little more creative: people made PostSecrets and watched the videos that leaders like Crystal Ye (â&#x20AC;&#x2122;12) and Bella Tsay (â&#x20AC;&#x2122;12) had labored over in preparation for the event. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event featured an upbeat mix of music from Petar Juric (â&#x20AC;&#x2122;13), otherwise NQRZQDVk'-$EXYHy-LĂŞKHUQDQG I gave speeches, and the event ended with everyone gathering around the stage, which was strewn with the secrets attendees had created. No one knew who wrote which secret; the vibe was incredible, though, as the URRPZDVoOOHGZLWKFRPSDVVLRQ kindness, and understanding. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My favorite part has always

been when we spread out the PostSecrets at the end and read WKHP<RXoQGRXWDORWDERXWWKH people in the room, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reDOO\ H\HĂŞRSHQLQJy QRWHG Shaylynn Knuppe (â&#x20AC;&#x2122;12). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about stepping out of your comfort ]RQHDQGPHHWLQJQHZSHRSOHy PostSecretâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy? Teaching attendees the importance DQG GLIoFXOW\ RI XQGHUVWDQGLQJ Though being an understanding individual sounds easy, it takes effort, time, and patience. We are often quick to judge, quick to assume a girl is promiscuous, a boy is a tool, a teacher is cruel, or a parent doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t love us. But what we forget is that everyone has something going on, something that could affect how they think, act, or feel. Everyone is carrying a secret or two. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted this to be the most LQVSLULQJ HYHQW{LQ WKH ZRUOGy laughs Baek. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But really, what I wanted was for people to feel touched, to really experience an event that was truly unique to Foothill. And I think we succeeded with that. I certainly am not disappointed; people had a lot of good LQVLJKW DQG JRRG VHQWLPHQWVy

WE THE PEOPLE Each year at Foothill, thirty or so students are selected to become members of the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s We the People program. Unlike any other course offered to students, We the Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diverse curriculum centers around the concept of the citizen and the Constitution and how the people interact with and shape their government in history and in the modern day. Whether students study philosophy, the Bill of Rights, or the ideas and motives of the Founders, they emerge from the program each year with an enhanced knowledge of their rights and their duties as an American and global citizen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We the People has a way of presenting a new, active per-

spective for kids to view their government, a perspective that fosters enthusiasm, engagePHQW DQG HYHQ KRSHy VD\V Foothillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s We the People coach, Jeremy Detamore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seniors who go through We the 3HRSOHy KH FRQWLQXHV kFDUU\ on a legacy of civic virtue and enlightened self-interest in their JRYHUQPHQWWKDWODVWVDOLIHWLPHy Foothillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;TradiWLRQ RI ([FHOOHQFHy LV HQKDQFHG tenfold in students who experience We the People. Students who, under Mr. Detamoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sage tutelage, pass through We the People become endowed with a future legacy of civic engagement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had always hated governPHQWy VD\V Roshan Raman-

kutty (`12). â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hated the partisanship, I hated the gridlock, I hated the bias; being in We the People drastically changed that. I see myself as an integral part of a V\VWHP WKDW RQFH DOLHQDWHG PHy k7KLV VWXII PDWWHUVy Jack Reed (`12) asserts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought I knew everything about government before, but only now do I know that I know everything about government. The important thing is that I can take what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned and apply it to both my public and private life, making myself a better fuWXUH FLWL]HQ WKDQ , DOUHDG\ DPy As this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senior class prepares itself for graduation, We the People is ready for change. Vale duodecim, salve

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tredecim. Farewell twelve, greetings thirteen. The time has come for the graduating class to pick their successors, those who will carry on the legacy of studying the citizen and the Constitution and continue to learn the lessons of past generations. Next year, the class of 2013 will embark on the same journey my fellow teammates and I had the honor of experiencing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slightly intimidating, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m more excited WKDQDQ\WKLQJy Alexis Bagon (`13) eagerly says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just know that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be an amazing, life changing experience and , FDQ W ZDLW WR JHW VWDUWHGy

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Prathima Poominathan Irving Ramirez Raghav Ravichandran Valeriya Razdyakonova Travis Rowney Andy Siamas Ali-Imran Tayeb Justin Wan Tim Wong Notre Dame de Namur - Belmont, CA Jimmy Garcia Stanford University - Stanford, CA Mary Gruen Las Positas College - Livermore, CA Neil Attwal Matt Beach Kyle Eiras Alexa Faivre Bianca Fazio Sierra Gage John Garcia Travis Haverland Ellie Jurich Allison Koth Josiah Lout Gabe Martinez Jason Mikkelsen Joey Nath Tadeh Sarkis Jason Silva Ali Taylor Ryan Thiering Lauren Urquidi Erik Woodward Saint Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College of California Moraga, CA Evelyn Minaise Sacramento State University Sacramento, CA Nathaniel Kim 8QLYHUVLW\RIWKH3DFLoFĂŞ6WRFNWRQ&$ Jack Dwyer Laura Kaelin Sara Shushtarian University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA Swathi Balaji Stephanie Holmes Nikita Madan Laila Molina Thomas Pilarski Menlo College - Atherton, CA Natalie Leesakul California State University, Monterey Bay - Seaside, CA Kristen Seuis Sonoma State University - Rohnert Park, CA Kim Beaudin Danielle LaMarche Southern California California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo - San Luis Obispo, CA Hannah Bieszczat Brent Bockover Alex Dickinson Rose Doylemason 'DQLHO*ULIoWK Rhiannon Kelly Camille Khadr Arin Miller Lisa-Marie Mueller Devin Wieker Alex Yeo Cuesta College - San Luis Obispo, CA Brennan Brady Joey Duggan Jon Hill Kelsey Kruger Paul Leoni Dayne Martinez Shabnam Mashhoon Santa Barbara City College - Santa Barbara, CA Jessica Castronovo Claire Kay Gomez Nader Karimi Mitchell Schena Justin Usher University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA Shannon Easley Danyelle Guernsey Dylan Hecht Kirtana Nadella Sohrab Nawim Ellen Ouyang Saiba Singh Christine Stephen

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SENIOR BALL: THE GOLDEN YEARS On Saturday, May 19th, the Golden Gate City shone greater than usual during Foothillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Senior Ball at the Metreon. The bright faces ZLWKHYHQEULJKWHUIXWXUHVLQGD]]OLQJWX[HGRVDQGJRZQVWKHUHpHFtion of moving dance lights across moving dancers; even the food appeared more radiant than usual. All under the brilliant, everlasting glow of the San Francisco skyline, Senior Ball was certainly a night to remember.

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MUSICAL EXCELLENCE In the band room, the sight of trophies everywhere gives off the impression of a strong program. Since its inception in 1974, the Foothill band has received much acclaim and has maintained a high reputation; however, band is not all about winning. Helping students to become better musicians and inspiring a passion for music is what band does best. Despite its level of achievement, there is always more to be done. In 2009, Foothill band alumni -RVKXD%XWWHUoHOG became band director after longWLPH GLUHFWRU %RE 0RRUHoHOG UHWLUHG %XWWHUoHOG QRWHV WKDW EDQG

has not changed much in terms of quality and standards. One major change, however, is that he â&#x20AC;&#x153;updated the music literature and utilized technologyâ&#x20AC;? to achieve D PRGHUQL]HG IHHO %XWWHUoHOG strives to have the band recognized at the state level. Allowing the program to grow is crucial to becoming more of a success. Having experienced the different eras of band directors, the band seniors recognize the FKDQJHV WKDW %XWWHUoHOG KDV brought to the table. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. ButWHUoHOG SURYLGHG QHZ OLIH IRU D program that sorely needed to be revitalizedâ&#x20AC;Ś[from] an out-

Here at Foothill High School we have a legacy of outstanding academics. That legacy would be nothing without the drive and passion of our teachers. One particular teacher that has had a tremendous impact on hundreds of students is AP US History teacher, Zach Lipman. Mr. Lipman, who will complete the end of his seventh year of teaching at Foothill in June, is a well-known and respected Foothill legend - inspiring Facebook fan groups, Twitters and even a remake of the popular song â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tik Tokâ&#x20AC;? (â&#x20AC;&#x153;APUSH Tokâ&#x20AC;? by Jason Almeida (â&#x20AC;&#x2122;12). While some teachers might be intimidated or even uncomfortable by these acts of borderline worship, Mr. Lipman takes them in stride.. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I try to breed passion I actually think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thingâ&#x20AC;ŚI try to teach with passion.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty clear that Mr. Lipman is viewed as such an outstanding teacher because he loves what he does and genuinely cares about his students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When-

ever I have seniors graduating and telling me theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to mino or major in history I always IHHO WKDW WKDW V UHDOO\ LQpXHQWLDO All of that really lets me know that I did have some impact.â&#x20AC;? Mr. Lipmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s infectious approach towards teaching has resulted in copious students pursuing further eduFDWLRQ LQ WKH oHOG RI KLVWRU\ 7KH EHQHoWV RI VXFK DQ DSproach to teaching do not seem to be restricted to his students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I also try to impact other teachers just by being there to collaborate whenever they have ideas or are stuck on something. I always like to share some ideas or things that I use that will hopefully be shared with (their) students.â&#x20AC;? However, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not only the teaching styles he approaches or the knowledge he possesses that make Mr. Lipman a great teacher. The way in which he talks to his students and the advice he offers make him approachable on a different level. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fundamentally youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still just high school students who are worried about college. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re

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dated routine,â&#x20AC;? says brass player Rhiannon Kelly (â&#x20AC;&#x2122;12). He has had the band branch out, had guest conductors and clinicians, and has even saved more money. Trombonist Rose Doylemason (â&#x20AC;&#x2122;12) also acknowledges a shift in the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mentality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Before, the band program was really focused on winning. Now, the educational aspect of music is of the utmost importanceâ&#x20AC;Ś instead of just what will get us D oUVW SODFH VSRWy 8QGHUVWDQGing every part of the band proJUDP UHGHoQHV WKH GHoQLWLRQ of what it means to be a band member. Changing the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

operation shows a step toward IXUWKHU UHGHoQLQJ WKH SURJUDP Under the direction of Mr. %XWWHUoHOG WKH EDQG VWLOO KDV room for growth. Participating in different competitions and attending more festivals has given band the exposure it has needed; however, band is vulnerable to budget cuts. Doylemason adds that although bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future is threatened by these cuts, she rePDLQV kFRQoGHQW LQ WKH DELOLW\ of the parents and members of the Foothill Music Department to persevere.â&#x20AC;? Students have taken action by speaking at local school district meetings on behalf of the band program. The Foothill Band program boasts a standard of excellence. Not only does band foster studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; passion for music, but it also teaches its members character traits like hard work and dedication that are applicable in life. Other than its importance to band students, the band program and its longstanding legacy are a part of Foothillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tradition and reputation. Such a high standard deserves to be preserved.

HISTORIAN LIPMAN stressed about your friends, about senior ball or junior prom and those types of things just like every other studentâ&#x20AC;Ś(high school) is personal. It is kind of the shared common experience for all high school students.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;In regards to the evolution of my teaching, I think I raised the bar but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because of the students. I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot easier when you have students that are as motivated as most of you are.â&#x20AC;? In my opinion, one that I

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suspect is shared with the majority of my peers, Mr. Lipmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s empathy, patience and passion mean that he is a revelation in himself and a positive edition WR D VWXGHQWV GLIoFXOW MRXUQH\ through their high school years. If it is not the relentless adoration he attracts, Mr Lipmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest accolade is surely the legacy he is creating. Without teachers like Mr. Lipman, the joys of teaching and learning alike, would not be quite so illustrious.


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NERD Ă&#x20AC; LA MODE BY KELLY MCDEAVITT The nerds are taking over, one pair of glasses at a time. In contrast to only a few years ago, chunky glasses are not only tolerated but also adored. As a fashionista might put it, the bigger the frame, the bigger the fame. Although glasses became fashion accessories in the mid1900s, no generation has quite embraced eyewear (besides sunglasses) as much as our own. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite common to see students at Foothill sporting thick frames, even when they already have perfect eyesight. Many of the jocks, the geeks, and the drama queens have stereotypical â&#x20AC;&#x153;nerdyâ&#x20AC;? glasses. Students no longer believe that glasses should be invisible; in fact, they believe glasses should be as noticeable as possible. Only four years ago, when Foothill seniors were little freshmen, glasses were notably less acceptable. In her freshman year, Catherine Mayo (â&#x20AC;&#x2122;12) was ashamed of her small,

thin-rimmed glasses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I never wore them to school,â&#x20AC;? she said. Now, although she occasionally wears contacts, Mayo likes wearing her new tortoise-colored glasses with thick, square frames. In fact, she even discovered a slight advantage when wearing them: their intellectual façade. Mayo bought her hipster glasses before applying to We the People. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted something that would make me look super smart,â&#x20AC;? she explained. Unlike the last generation, with movies like 2001â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Princess Diaries and 2002â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s My Big Fat Greek Wedding, in which the main characters become beautiful by removing their glasses, todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s culture largely embraces glasses as a hip and fashionable accessory. What caused the evolution from fear to expression? Mayo points to the hipsters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hipsters have become the current counter-cultural kids,â&#x20AC;? explained Mayo. Although modern companies have the abil-

ity to design barely noticeable glasses â&#x20AC;&#x201C; something that teenagers could only dream about in years past â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the new generation is returning to the older and more noticeable designs. Mayo believes that hipsters look to Buddy Holly for glasses fashion. A pioneer of rock-n-roll, Buddy Holly unashamedly wore his thick square glasses during performances. He inspires hipsters today to wear glasses, most commonly Ray-Bans, which share a similar style. Mayo noted that teenagers are â&#x20AC;&#x153;looking back to the pastâ&#x20AC;? in a timeless attempt â&#x20AC;&#x153;to be different.â&#x20AC;? Although Buddy Holly wore awesome glasses, Mayoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite glasses-wearer is her little brother, Jimmy Mayo (â&#x20AC;&#x2122;15). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a cool kid,â&#x20AC;? she explained. Thomas Im (â&#x20AC;&#x2122;12) has other reasons for the glasses evolution. In his freshman year, he wore glasses that were thinner than his current glasses. Now, he sports Ray-Bans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We choose our glass-

FA C E B O O K P H E N O N M E N O N The rapid evolution of technology has always had a large impact on students and in the 21st century, the internet has been at the focal point of that change. Schools maintain websites, teachers post grades, students access online educational resources, and the list goes on and on. But over the past 4 years, RQH VLWH KDV JDLQHG VLJQLoFDQW presence in the life of the average high schooler; Facebook. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t too long ago that Foothill tried to block Facebook. In the eyes of the administration it was just another Myspace and only served as a distraction. Many of us students found workarounds and eventually the administration stopped trying to block it. But

something else also happened during that time. Facebook started to aid our educational lives. Facebook is the primary way we students communicate with each other. Gone are the days of calling friends for the math homework. We just post our query on Facebook, and within minutes people are responding with an answer. If we need to contact someone speFLoFDOO\ZHQRORQJHUQHHGWKHLU obscurely-named e-mail address they made in 7th grade. We just message them on Facebook. Collaboration has been made way easier with threaded messages and groups that allow students to come together and colODERUDWHDVHIoFLHQWO\DVSRVVLEOH

es as we develop our aesthetics,â&#x20AC;? he explained. Im observes that the change in style is a natural shift in fashion. He predicts that glasses in the future will â&#x20AC;&#x153;be a lot thinner,â&#x20AC;? just as they were a few years ago. If he had to pick his favorite glasses-wearer, Im would choose Benjamin Franklin, who made his own glasses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ben Franklinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bifocals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pretty sick,â&#x20AC;? he said. One thing that Mayo and Im both agree on is that todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s glassHV KDYH UHVWRUHG FRQoGHQFH LQ glasses-wearers. With each FootKLOOVWXGHQWZKRpDXQWVWKHLUVW\OLVK frames, that person passes down the glasses legacy to another, less FRQoGHQW VWXGHQW ZLWK JODVVHV Unlike their freshmen selves from â&#x20AC;&#x2122;09, the seniors of 2012 now support and appreciate the glasses they wear. Their legacy inspires and will continue to inspire the unFRQoGHQW WKH IUDPHOHVV H\HV to get a pair and take pride LQ WKH WUXH EHDXW\ DQG FRQodence that glasses can provide.

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Facebook has removed the technical e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and IM screen-names and replaced them with something weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all familiar with; peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s names. A great example of Facebookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s potential in education is their Groups feature. When Facebook rolled this feature out during the summer of 2010, many of us did not know if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d ever use it. But then I had an idea; why not create a group for AP U.S. History students so that we could ask questions and help each other out? The group was created, and as the school year started, more and more people joined. The group uploaded all the class handouts and provided students with a single place to get

help and their questions related to APUSH answered. Overtime, the group created somewhat of a class community, and many would agree that the year wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been the same without it. While Facebook may have started as a recreational social network, it has turned into something much bigger for people around the world. For us, the students of Foothill, it is the de facto standard of communication between each other and has forever changed how we work outside of school. And hey, a little sprinkling of hilarious YouTube videos never hurt oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work ethic, right?

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EDITORS-IN-CHIEF 2013 SHREYA ARORA

DUNCAN MORROW 1. Making the paper the best it can be and doing more exclusively online content. 2. The Beastie Boys 3. During Sophomore year, three places were giving away free IRRGVR,JRWWKUHHIUHHOXQFKHV$OVRWKHoUVWGD\RIIUHVKPDQ\HDU when I knew that journalism would be my favorite class. And here I am, 3 years later. 4. Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria 5. Fillet mignon, easily the best cut of steak there is.

KELLY MCDEAVITT NEWS EDITOR 1. Being the expert. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to take charge and teach the youngâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;uns 2. The journalism class and family 3. Pinata and pie day. We partied hard. 4. Oscar Wilde. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be so boss and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d quote all the awesome things heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say. 5. A compilation of samosas, CafĂŠ Main breadsticks, my grandmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homemade fries, and Thanksgiving cranberries

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1. Being awesome, making the paper as awesome as I am, and making changes that are successful and productive 2. Princess Jasmine. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a baller. Just like me. And sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brown. Just like me 3. The In-n-Out party a month or so ago, where I was named one of the Editors-in-Chief. 4. From a helicopter like Robin in How I Met Your Mother. 5. A chocolate brownie with chocolate syrup, green curry chicken, curly fries, a big burger, mozzarella sticks, and chicken wings.

TEDDY WU FEATURES EDITOR 1. New young, familiar faces and getting to know people already in the class better 2. The Legend of Korra 3. The parties are the best. Especially the one with In-n-Out and milkshakes. 4. Charles Mingus, a jazz bassist. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incredibly eccentric and innovative 5. 20 McNuggets for $5

JACOB RICHEY OPINIONS EDITOR 1. I was a little worried because I am super opinioned, but I think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do a good job 2. Dostoevsky. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dark, but inspiring3. One time in the back of the class, my friends and I taught ourselves telekinesis. 4. A food review where journalism picks up the tab. There should also be a journalism food section! 5. Anything Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not paying for.


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SOHAN SHAH SPORTS EDITOR 1. Expanding sports at Foothill because not many people like it. I want people to see that sports can be more than entertainment 2. Sports 7KHoUVWOLYHVWUHDPZDVFUD]\ 4. Carlos Bocanegra, the captain of the national soccer team 5.A mango

BEN DUNN MEDIA EDITOR &KDQJHPHGLDE\KDYLQJPRUH RXWSXWOLNHYLGHRV,QMRXUQDOLVP 7KHLGHDRIoQGLQJWKHWUXWKWKH SHUVHYHUDQFHWRVKRZLWDQGKRZLW can change the way we see things. 3. During MCC week, I got some really nice photos 4. Henry Cartier-Bresson, the father of street photography5. Something new or anything random

MINA CORPUZ SUBMISSIONS EDITOR 1, Writing a lot of interesting articles and spreading the word about InFlight 2. Underdogs because they usually make the best success stories 3. This entire year. 4. Any of the great American authors like )LW]JHUDOG+HPLQJZD\RU7KRUHDX $JLDQWSODWWHURIVDVKLPLDQGP\IDYRUite sushi rolls and popcorn chicken.

JESSICA JAYSON ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR 1. Exposing the paper to more people 0DJD]LQHVDQGIDVKLRQ 3. That feeling of seeing your article in the paper and being really proud 4. Write in Cosmopolitan for fashion or anything 5. A bento box with California rolls DQGJ\R]D

ANTHONY KUO PHOTO EDITOR 1. Eating at potlucks and parties 2. Kittens 3. I made milkshakes with Teddy at a party 4. Not Walt Whitman 0DFDQGFKHHVHDZKROHSLH(YHU\thing.

HARIS HANIF WEBMASTER 5XQQLQJDQGUHGHoQLQJWKHVLWHPDLQJLW more public &RPSXWHUVDQGZHEGHYHORSPHQW 3. Halloween: Adam Baileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s costume of him riding a chicken 4. Mark Zuckerberg $ORWRIIRRGZLWKWRQVRIYDULHW\

EMMA LONGRIDGE BUSINESS MANAGER %HLQJDSDUWRIWKHOHDGHUVKLSWKDWVWULYHV WRLPSURYHWKHVFKRROSDSHUDQGFRQWLQXLQJ to be a part of the journalism family 2. The increasing randomness of Aaron. ,ORYHHYHU\RQH 4. Sacha Baron Cohen 5. Mango and orange smoothie, chocolate chip bagel, and the fattiest cheeseburger.

KYLE SMITH BROADCASTING EDITOR )XUWKHUEURDGFDVWZLWKOLYHVWUHDP and TV and more integrating. 2. The aspiration or ideology of success, or that we can be successful with money 7KHoUVWOLYHVWUHDPPHDQG6RKDQ had no idea what we were doing 4. Carnegie or Rockefeller to ask how they did it 6RPHWKLQJUHDOO\JRRGDQGSL]]D

ANDREW HUANG COPY EDITOR 1. Whipping staff reporters into shape 2. Music :DONLQJLQWRFODVVDQGHYHU\RQHVD\LQJ k$ĂŞ7UDLQyDQGODVW\HDUZKHQ applying for copy editor. 4. Rowan Atkins, the greatest comedian to walk the earth 5. Texas barbeque or a Hawaiian roast pig

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FOOTHILL JOURNALISM 2012 EDITORS-IN-CHIEF

NEWS EDITOR

EVELYN MINAISE KRISTEN MCDEAVITT (PRINT) AARON DEVERA (ONLINE)

ALLIE HAAS

ADVISOR

MRS. CRAWBUCK

FEATURES EDITOR

SHREYA ARORA

OPINIONS EDITOR

SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR

DUNCAN MORROW

ALIA GRIESE

SPORTS EDITOR

BUSINESS MANAGER

JORDAN JOHNSON

KYLE SMITH

DISTRIBUTION MANAGER

ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR

STEPHANIE HOLMES

EMMA LONGRIDGE

COPY EDITOR

SUBMISSIONS EDITOR

ANDREW E. HUANG (A-TRAIN)

LEAH ROMM

PHOTO EDITOR

VIDEO CORRESPODENT

RAGHAV RAVICHANDRAN JASON ALMEIDA JAZMIN AMIN MINA CORPUZ STEVEN HOPPER ANDREW HUANG

BENJAMIN DUNN

STAFF REPORTERS

JESSICA JAYSON BARRON KIM ALEC KRON ANTHONY KUO KAUHLEEN MANGAYAN

HANNAH MILLER SOHAN SHAH ALEXANDER SMITH ALEXA THOMPSON THEODORE WU

Lovingly dedicated to Sharon Cao. Please direct all questions, comments, and concerns to the InFlight Staff in room C-16, or contact us through email at inflighteditor@gmail.com or Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.

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AND NO, WE DON’T KNOW WHERE IT WILL LEAD. WE JUST KNOW THERE’S SOMETHING MUCH BIGGER THAN ANY OF US HERE. STEVE JOBS


LEGACY: The InFlight 2012 Senior Issue