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Story of the Week

Sports Junkie By Irv Lippel Story of the Week A recent article I read by Steve Hirdt peaked my interest on the subject of foreign-born athletes in our major sports. It started with Yao beating out Shaq for the starting spot in the NBA All-Star game and it keeps going. The impact that foreign-born players are having on North American […]

Lions to play for girls’ basketball championship

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oaks Christian girls’ basketball team beat Brentwood, 68-64, last Saturday night at Crossroads High School in Santa Monica to advance to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division IV-A championship game this Saturday night vs. Bell-Jeff. The finals will be played 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Long Beach State’s arena, The Pyramid. In the semifinals vs. Brentwood, which was […]

Calabasas picks Papotta to head Coyote football program

Calabasas picks Papotta to head Coyote football program By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas High School has named Ken Papotta as the new varsity football coach. An assistant coach last year for receivers and defensive backs, Papotta will replace head coach Larry Edwards, who steps down after 23 years at the Calabasas helm. Papotta’s arrival coincided with the team’s […]

Lions to play in championship game

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oaks Christian boys’ basketball team defeated St. Joseph’s, 78-70, in a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division IVAA semifinals matchup played at Westlake High School last Friday night. Mike Hornbuckle, a 6-foot-2 junior guard, scored a career-high 39 points, including six three-pointers, in the historic win for the Lions. Oaks Christian is only in the third year of […]

CLU athletic facilities supported

CLU athletic facilities supported Cal Lutheran University Community Leaders Association pledged $50,000 to the north campus athletics facilities, including the Sports and Fitness Center at CLU in Thousand Oaks. "Community Leaders Association is proud to play a role in bringing this new facility to CLU and the community," said Debbie Hang, past president of the organization. The two-story, 96,000 sq.-ft. […]

These students stand out academically


Christopher Littmann, a freshman majoring in arts and sciences, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2002 semester in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. Alexis Gilbard, the daughter of Steven and Laura Gilbard, has been named a recipient of the Dean’s Award for academic excellence during the fall 2002 semester at Colgate […]

Conference offers info on going to grad school

Students can get jump start

Conference offers info on going to grad school College students can get a jumpstart on graduate school at a special conference, "Advancement to Graduate Education: Consider the Possibilities," from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., March 8 at Cal State Northridge in the University Student Union on the east side of the campus at 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Among the […]

Online center offered to teen entrepreneurs

An estimated eight of 10 students say they want to one day start a business. While far fewer teens actually do so, teens are still seemingly realistic about what it takes to start one. Now help is available for these enterprising young people: an online Entrepreneur Center, which offers information for students who want to learn about starting, growing and […]

CSUN undergrads rank in top 5

The National Science Foundation has ranked Cal State University Northridge (CSUN) as one of the top five colleges and universities in the nation for producing undergraduates who go on to obtain doctoral degrees in science and engineering. Of 611 masters’ colleges and universities in the U.S., CSUN ranked fifth overall in the number of graduates, 138, who went on to […]

CHS hosts Australian teen musicians

The award-winning Brisbane All-Star Youth Big Band comprised of teen musicians from Australia recently concluded a cross-continental tour with week-long homestays with the families of Calabasas High School (CHS) jazz and vocal students. Their time in Southern California was spent in jam sessions, concerts at Disneyland and CHS, sightseeing and forging friendships with their Calabasas hosts. "We’ve had a wonderful […]