Friday, September 15, 2000

Mr. Hagan guilty :-(

Three months ago, one of the teachers at Egan was arrested for having sex with underage girls. I am saddened to learn that Mr. Hagan has pleaded guilty to the charges. I was hoping he would be exonerated because those sluts had lied about their age, but things turned out otherwise.

If the Mountain View Voice article is accurate, then he may have to go to prison for several years. However, I really hope that won't be the case. From what I've heard, inmates don't treat sex offenders too kindly. Even if he doesn't have to do time, he'll probably still have to register as a sex offender and will likely be shunned by many people as a result. This just sucks on so many levels. My thoughts are with Mr. Hagan and his family during the difficult days ahead.

Friday, September 8, 2000

my first high school dance

I just got back from the LAHS back-to-school dance. There's no better way to start high school than with a dance party if you ask me!

There was a $5 entrance fee, but I got to go in for free as I had bought an ASB card. The dance was very similar to the LAYC dances I attended in 7th grade, except the music was somewhat louder and the dance floor was larger. There were also some slow songs, although I still haven't had the courage to ask any girls to dance. Feel free to laugh at me. :P

As I'm still kind of nervous about high school, I was afraid there would be certain incidents at the dance - such as drinks being spiked and people making love in the restroom. But my fears were probably unfounded as none of that stuff happened. Perhaps I'm worrying too much, but I guess it also helps to have all those teachers there as chaperones.

I left about half an hour before the dance was supposed to end, but I nevertheless had a great time. I'm looking forward to the next dance for sure.

Currently listening to: Raptor: Call of the Shadows soundtrack