October 2, 2009
The smell of Elmer’s Glue takes me back to Mrs. Stark’s third-grade class at Glenoaks Elementary. The scent of pine needles takes me to June Lake and boyhood fishing trips with my father. A whiff of Jack Daniel’s transports me to a regretful morning after a bachelor party in 1993. And riding my bike past Burroughs High School in Burbank one recent morning, the smell of grass clippings in the moist air sent me to preseason football practice at Glendale High School 300 years ago. I’ve always been one of the bigger kids in class.
December 30, 2010
Members of the John Burroughs High School community will likely be glued to their television screens come Jan. 4. The Ohio State-Arkansas Sugar Bowl matchup promises to electrify football fans, but it's the half-time show Burroughs fans will be most excited about. Seventy-five student musicians from John Burroughs will kick off the new year performing as part of an 800-member ensemble on national television during the BCS game. "They are more excited than they can stand," said Marnye Langer, a band mother and president of the John Burroughs Instrumental Music Assn.