The class of 1988: Facing the Demons

The class of 1988: Facing the Demons

There are 68 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Dec 27, 2008, titled The class of 1988: Facing the Demons. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

Photo: City Councilor Carmichael Dominguez was among the 577 students who graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1988, the last class to graduate from the school before Capital High was built.

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Class of 80

Albuquerque, NM

#23 Dec 28, 2008
Ebayer wrote:
Who gives a hoot about this? What a waste of space in the New Mexican for something that is meainingless to 99% of the readers. Sounds like somebody is still living in high school. Poorly written and in poor taste.
You sound like an angry little fellow. How sad that you obviously have such a pathetic life and probably with no great memories.
Great article. Remember the Zinns well but Mr. Zinn from Jr. High. Our party place was the "power lines" off Richard's, or "the hill", by St. John's. Anyone remember Jungle Juice?
rebel

Glendale, AZ

#24 Dec 28, 2008
Who really wants to see losers from the past at high school reunions?

Since: Sep 08

Santa Fe 87501

#25 Dec 28, 2008
Class of 80 wrote:
<quoted text>You sound like an angry little fellow. How sad that you obviously have such a pathetic life and probably with no great memories.
Great article. Remember the Zinns well but Mr. Zinn from Jr. High. Our party place was the "power lines" off Richard's, or "the hill", by St. John's. Anyone remember Jungle Juice?
Wilderness gates and jungle juice river? SURE!

“Shwing batta!”

Since: Dec 08

Santa

#26 Dec 28, 2008
Our places of choice were The Circle and Fort Marcy and sometimes behind the Santa Fe Spa. Drink of choice was Corona. Didn't try Jungle Juice till college.
Class of 80 wrote:
<quoted text>You sound like an angry little fellow. How sad that you obviously have such a pathetic life and probably with no great memories.
Great article. Remember the Zinns well but Mr. Zinn from Jr. High. Our party place was the "power lines" off Richard's, or "the hill", by St. John's. Anyone remember Jungle Juice?
Class of 80

Albuquerque, NM

#27 Dec 28, 2008
rebel wrote:
Who really wants to see losers from the past at high school reunions?
Which you obviously were.
sevcik

Santa Fe, NM

#30 Dec 28, 2008
Nice article, but it's "rein" as in in "rein in the horses", not "reign" as in in "reign of Queen Mary" I noticed a lot of New Mexican writers make the same error. Maybe you've got a rogue copy editor. Or maybe no copy editor at all?
Heaven

Santa Fe, NM

#33 Dec 28, 2008
Ebayer wrote:
The easy thing for a loser is to call somebody telling the truth a troll. I am not a troll but actually a teacher in the Santa Fe Public Schools who knows first hand how crappy Santa Fe High is.
help your students!

“Shwing batta!”

Since: Dec 08

Santa

#34 Dec 28, 2008
Well that is scary as heck because on another post you are trying to incite a fight. Do you incite fights with students that don't agree with you too? Luckily you are using a fake name because I think the administration at SFPS should know about you. And if you are the caliber of teacher at SFPS that resorts to name calling and the like, I can see why Superintendent Gutierrez has her work cut out for her.

I thank God because of people like you that my kids are in private school.
Ebayer wrote:
The easy thing for a loser is to call somebody telling the truth a troll. I am not a troll but actually a teacher in the Santa Fe Public Schools who knows first hand how crappy Santa Fe High is.
Class of 80

Albuquerque, NM

#35 Dec 28, 2008
Ebayer wrote:
The easy thing for a loser is to call somebody telling the truth a troll. I am not a troll but actually a teacher in the Santa Fe Public Schools who knows first hand how crappy Santa Fe High is.
You need to find another "career". You are a horrible, angry influence on students. And you obviously have no self esteem. Get help and quit throwing your crappy attitude at your students who are still young and impressionable. Just because SFHS is crappy now, by your standards, does not mean that it was crappy then and that some people don't have great memories of their time there. You're obviously a teacher for the benefits of working only seven or so months out of the year and the retirement. You are a horrible influence on kids.

Since: Sep 08

Santa Fe 87501

#36 Dec 28, 2008
Ebayer wrote:
The easy thing for a loser is to call somebody telling the truth a troll. I am not a troll but actually a teacher in the Santa Fe Public Schools who knows first hand how crappy Santa Fe High is.
I don't care what you do for a living (though the lousy pay does help explain why you're so miserable). On here you're a troll.
paula r garcia

Las Vegas, NV

#37 Dec 28, 2008
As a member of SFHS class of 88 I would like to thank Phaedra for taking the time to remember the class of 88. The opening of Capital changed Santa Fe forever. Santa Fe seemed to grow exponentially after that. Santa Fe was a wonderful place to grow up. My husband is from Santa Fe (class of 87). It’s nice being married to someone from your hometown because you always have someone to reminisce with. I never plan to live in Santa Fe but when someone asks me “where are you from” I will always say Santa Fe.

Since: Aug 08

Albuquerque, NM

#38 Dec 28, 2008
Ebayer wrote:
The easy thing for a loser is to call somebody telling the truth a troll. I am not a troll but actually a teacher in the Santa Fe Public Schools who knows first hand how crappy Santa Fe High is.
A troll teach.....Gawd!!!
Dirk Clark

Albuquerque, NM

#39 Dec 28, 2008
Interesting article of reflection on what it is for you and others to grow up here, and look back. For me, this is the perfect kind of article for a local paper.

I am not rich, at all, but I've lived in a dozen other places including Europe and S. America, big cities, and tiny towns. I always think that some of the younger people who leave after high school, for places like Ohio or NYC, are in for a realization of how beautiful Santa Fe is.

And you want polluted, spend a day during an inversion in Denver, or Mexico City, or stay in a town with a factory that spews out an incredible stench. Maybe Santa Fe isn't as pristine as it was 40 years ago, but it is so not polluted compared with other places.
Well

Santa Fe, NM

#40 Dec 28, 2008
Class of 80 wrote:
<quoted text>You need to find another "career". You are a horrible, angry influence on students. And you obviously have no self esteem. Get help and quit throwing your crappy attitude at your students who are still young and impressionable. Just because SFHS is crappy now, by your standards, does not mean that it was crappy then and that some people don't have great memories of their time there. You're obviously a teacher for the benefits of working only seven or so months out of the year and the retirement. You are a horrible influence on kids.
calling himself a "teacher" may be a pose to draw negative comments about the profession or schools. This may just be one of our usual trolls punking us by trying to stir up old conflicts.
Class of 83

Albuquerque, NM

#41 Dec 28, 2008
Chewy B wrote:
Well that is scary as heck because on another post you are trying to incite a fight. Do you incite fights with students that don't agree with you too? Luckily you are using a fake name because I think the administration at SFPS should know about you. And if you are the caliber of teacher at SFPS that resorts to name calling and the like, I can see why Superintendent Gutierrez has her work cut out for her.
I thank God because of people like you that my kids are in private school.
<quoted text>
I graduated from SFHS and there is NO WAY I would send my kids there today. The school, and the administration is a joke. The only good thing about it are the kids (the ones that want an education) and the teachers that have to teach with their hands tied behind their back...thanks to this pansy administration. I did not agree with ebay on his first post, but do on the fact that our schools suckk.

Since: Dec 08

Santa Fe

#42 Dec 28, 2008
I also found out too late. I would have loved to reconnect with my old classmates.

We all went our separate ways and lost touch with each other. Some of us still talk, and some of us a reconnecting, a little slowly, but still....
paula r garcia

Las Vegas, NV

#43 Dec 28, 2008
A couple of class of 88' classmates set up a nice website. Here it is: www.sfhsnm88.com

“Shwing batta!”

Since: Dec 08

Santa

#44 Dec 28, 2008
I don't send my kids to SFPS for that exact reason, but if there are teachers like ebayer there, it is worse than I thought.
Class of 83 wrote:
<quoted text>
I graduated from SFHS and there is NO WAY I would send my kids there today. The school, and the administration is a joke. The only good thing about it are the kids (the ones that want an education) and the teachers that have to teach with their hands tied behind their back...thanks to this pansy administration. I did not agree with ebay on his first post, but do on the fact that our schools suckk.
NM Native

Federal Way, WA

#45 Dec 28, 2008
Thanks for a wonderful article. I suddenly had a flood of old memories from my days as a Demon. I have been gone from Santa Fe for over 15 years now and finally realize all these years later what a special place it is. It takes distance and time to realize how wonderful the everyday truly is. All I wanted to do at 17 years old was get the heck out of town.
come home

Albuquerque, NM

#46 Dec 28, 2008
NM Native wrote:
Thanks for a wonderful article. I suddenly had a flood of old memories from my days as a Demon. I have been gone from Santa Fe for over 15 years now and finally realize all these years later what a special place it is. It takes distance and time to realize how wonderful the everyday truly is. All I wanted to do at 17 years old was get the heck out of town.
Have you considered coming home? We need more people that remember the old days to preserve our history. Not just people like Marylin Bane and K. Heldemeyer to show us how to do it.

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