| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:45 PM
A guy from Darien named Paul Streitz thinks the only way to solve the $1.1 trillion (that's right, trillion) crisis over college student debt is to get radical.
He's launched an online petition drive to force Congress to get off its collective ass and...
| Sep 26, 2013
Louis C.K., once merely a gifted comedian, is now a holy man.
Last week, C.K. told Conan O'Brien that he doesn't let his daughters have smartphones. Children who communicate primarily through social media, he explained, don't learn basic interpersonal...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:00 AM
When Annapolis High School senior Aidee Serrano was struggling to learn both English and Spanish while in elementary and middle school, her mother Elsa always lent a hand with homework — even though she spoke little English herself.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:43 PM
On Friday, four Northern State University graduates will be inducted into the Gypsy Days Hall of Fame. Another will be named a Distinguished Alumni, and another person will receive the Kretchman Coaching Award. The individuals will be honored at the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:48 AM
The American News has assembled a team of students and other Gypsy Day participants to dispatch updates via Twitter on Friday night and through the day Saturday.
Follow them or the hashtag, #gypsydays13, for insight into the parade, football game and...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Hundreds attended a recent college and career fair for special-needs students at Forest View Education Center in Arlington Heights.
About 30 different colleges and universities participated in the 5th annual Directions college and career fair on Oct. 1,...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:22 AM
When students first set foot on the brand-new La Cañada High School campus back in September 1963, they had no idea they were creating a legacy.
The city’s new unified school district had just formed two years prior, separating itself...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:09 PM
When Sherrod Hawkes transferred to Patterson from Overlea last fall, he didn't have much interest in studying. He just wanted to play football.
The powerful downhill ball carrier wanted to play in college, but after two years of high school, his grade...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:50 AM
The crowd erupts in cheers as a Trojan warrior parades a white horse down Foothill Boulevard.
“It's Traveler!” shouts a woman, who dashes into the street for a photo with the University of Southern California mascot.
GRAPHIC: La Canada's...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:59 PM
A state oversight agency Monday sent an urgent message to California’s higher education leaders and public officials: out with the old, in with the new.
In a report on the future of higher education, the Little Hoover Commission said that it&...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:01 PM
California's community college system is considering a controversial effort to offer four-year degrees, a move designed to boost the number of students who graduate and are more prepared for the workforce.
The change would require legislation...