By Marissa Torres of Madera High School
Mostly excerpts of columnists published in The Madera Tribune.
Have you read any good hamburgers lately? I dropped by McDonald's recently for a bite of lunch, and was surprised by the reading material on the wrapper which enveloped my cheeseburger.
(I wrote most of this piece five years ago, but I think it bears repeating. Our contemporary notion of Valentine’s Day’s origin has been sanitized to accommodate our conception of romantic love.
I take great risk in admitting that Valentine’s Day is my least favorite holiday. Actually, I should refer to it as a celebration or observance rather than an official holiday.
He’s not exactly William Tell or Robin Hood, because yours truly — especially in high school before I met my gal — learned Cupid’s aim can be off by quite a bit. However, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.
Phyllis Dorothy James, aka Baroness James of Holland Park, aka P.D.
MAPA RIPS INTO MUSD HIRING PRACTICES — Allegations of harassment and dismal minority hiring practices by Madera Unified School District were leveled by Ben Benavidez, vice president of the Fresno Chapter of