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  • Nazi role-playing at Santa Monica High School causes stir

    By Ryan Torok

    April 24, 2013 | 2:34 pm

    Generally, expert advisers counsel against teaching about the Holocaust by having students do exercises that re-create the experience. Role-play activities can reinforce negative views, stereotype group behavior and are pedagogically unsound, according to the Anti-Defamation...

  • Suicide inspires giving to help line

    By Ryan Torok

    February 8, 2011 | 6:04 pm

    The tragedy of 14-year-old Santa Monica High School student Matthew Mezza’s recent suicide has prompted an outpouring of grief and giving in the local community.

    Daniela Covel, outreach coordinator at Teen Line, a confidential hotline for troubled teenagers, said that more than...

  • Matthew Mezza, Santa Monica High School Freshman, dies at 14

    By Ryan Torok

    January 19, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    Santa Monica High School freshman Matthew Mezza, 14, died on Friday, Jan. 14, when he jumped to his death from the 10th floor of the Sheraton Delfina hotel in Santa Monica.

    According to reports, Mezza ran to the hotel after abruptly leaving a campus baseball practice, telling his...

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