Monday, May 29, 2000

Memorial Day weekend report

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend!

The highlight of the long weekend was when my parents and I went hiking in Pinnacles National Monument with the Lin family. The place was very hot and dry when we went there for the first time a few years ago, so I had preferred to stay home at first. Moonway wasn't too interested in going either, and opted to play computer games at my house instead. Hell, even my mother wasn't a big fan of that place.

However, Dad insisted on going there anyway because this was something our two families had agreed on. The good news was that the weather turned out to be slightly cooler than expected. But to be honest, the monument wasn't super interesting save for two small caves and a handful of unique rock formations. That said, it was still nice to hang out with Moonway for the entire afternoon. I also suggested inviting his family back to our house for dinner, but Mom wouldn't hear any of it. Oh well.

Currently playing: Asphyx Assault Fighter

Wednesday, May 10, 2000

Mr. Hagan charged with statutory rape :-(

I am in shock as I write this: one of the teachers at Egan, Mr. Hagan, was arrested yesterday for having sex with two underage high school girls. One of the bitches apparently couldn't keep her mouth shut and told her parents, so that's how the incident came to light. This hit very close to home as Mr. Hagan was one of my P.E. teachers.

The age of consent is 18 in California, which essentially means one must be an adult before they can legally (ahem) engage in sexual activity. But from what I've heard, the girls had lied about their age. If that's the case, then Mr. Hagan isn't to blame. He is one of the most well-liked teachers at my school, and I really hope the charges will be dropped.

May 19 update: The Mountain View Voice has published two articles relating to Mr. Hagan's arrest. You can read them here and here.