March 14, 2009
Most sports fans and athletes will agree that it is the close losses, not the blowouts that haunt them for days, months and perhaps years. So, what is one to make of a tie game that haunts its participants for decades? The thrilling documentary, ?Harvard Beats Yale 29-29? provides the answer by presenting a blow by blow account of the football game and era in which it was played. Directed by Kevin Rafferty, ?Harvard Beats Yale 29-29? is about the 1968 match up between the two Ivy League schools.
May 31, 2003
Matthew Warren Baker, Burbank High School Class of 1996 co-valedictorian and ARCO AM/PM CIF Southern Section Scholar-Athlete of the Year (1995-1996), graduated with honors from Harvard University, receiving his bachelor's degree in East Asian studies with an emphasis on Chinese literature and culture. He took leave from Harvard following his first year to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taiwan, where he learned to speak, read and write the Chinese language.
June 14, 2003
Molly Shore A lot of determination and countless hours spent hitting the books paid off for Burroughs High School senior Rolando Flores. With a top grade-point average of 4.6, he is the valedictorian of his graduating class and will attend Harvard in the fall. "There really isn't any formula for it; it's really all just hard work," Flores, 18, said. A first-generation American, Flores said that by the fifth grade he became an independent learner, although his Mexican-born parents consistently encouraged him to excel in school.
June 12, 2004
Mark R. Madler Burbank High School sophomore Deysy Ordonez plans to spend the summer at Harvard University, earning college credit and experiencing the life of a college freshman. But then again, maybe she won't. She has been unable to get any financial aid from the university. "I was disappointed in that," she said, referring to a letter she received from the university last month telling her she can't get any financial aid because other students had beaten her to the grants.
July 3, 2004
Mark R. Madler Donations from various sources will help a Burbank teenager spend the summer studying at Harvard University. Deysy Ordonez, 16, who just finished her sophomore year at Burbank High School, was accepted into the university's summer school program but was not able to receive any financial aid. Thanks to the Burbank Firefighters Assn., an area Realtor, and other donors, Deysy left recently for the East Coast to spend eight weeks earning college credit and experiencing the life of a college freshman.
September 18, 2002
Stephen Saito is a graduate of Burbank High School and is a junior at the University of Texas at Austin. He also serves as the entertainment editor for The Daily Texan. The tagline for the new Jason Lee-Tom Green comedy "Stealing Harvard" reads "Their intentions were honorable. Their methods were criminal." And after a long 83 minutes, the tagline feels much more appropriate for the filmmakers of "Stealing Harvard" rather than anything in the film's plot.
May 22, 2007
You can improve your health while benefiting the health of the planet. The April 2007 issue of the Harvard Health Letter suggests the following "green" health tips: 1. Walk or bike to work. Combining exercise and a commute builds healthful activity into your day and reduces fuel use and vehicle emissions. Could there be a better good-for-you, good-for-the-planet twofer? 2. Go to bed early. Studies have identified a correlation between short sleep and being overweight.
March 6, 2014
BURBANK - The Bellarmine-Jefferson High softball team is at it again. The Guards coaches and players are convinced that playing against teams from higher divisions and tough programs last season ultimately led them to capturing the CIF Southern Section Division VI championship. Following that guideline, Bell-Jeff is again going up against top competition this season. Thursday, that competition came in the form of Harvard-Westlake, a Division III program that tied for the Mission League title in 2013.
July 11, 2001
Sang Lee SUN VALLEY -- Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball Coach Eli Essa and assistant Roger Normile studied film of Harvard-Westlake High preceding its Village Christian Summer League game with the dominant squad. The coaches watched the mistakes other teams made against Harvard-Westlake and used the knowledge to create a special game plan that would help slow down the mighty Wolverines. But when the game began something happened that Essa and Normile could not predict: their team forgot everything it had worked on. The sudden lapse resulted in a 69-25 victory Monday for Harvard-Westlake, which improved its record to 22-3.
September 15, 2007
NORTH HOLLYWOOD ? The schedule makers did Burroughs High no favors this season. For the second week, the Indians were on the road, and for the second time fell short, losing to Harvard-Westlake, 27-15, in a nonleague game Friday night at Ted Slavin Field on the Harvard-Westlake campus. And though the Indians are winless, there is at least something positive to build upon for the upcoming games. ?These games are only going to make us better,? Burroughs Coach Keith Knoop said.