Category Archives: Class Blog

News from A to Z

Taken from the DHS 1997 Yearbook, news headlines from A to Z:

  • A: Affirmative action laws repealed, voters in California voted to stop this program

  • B: Bombing of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta

  • C: Cosby's son murdered near Los Angeles

  • D: Disney's Mainstreet Electrical Parade ended

  • E: Ebonics, Oakland school board started a controversy by voting to include the teaching of ebonics

  • F: Fire at the Oakland Coliseum

  • G: George Burns died at the age of 100

  • H: Herb Caen, San Francisco columnist, died

  • I: Inauguration, Bill Clinton became the last president elected in the 20th Century

  • J: Jon Benet Ramsey, a 6 year old "beauty queen," was murdered and made front page news

  • K: Knee surgery for President Clinton

  • L: LeAnn Rimes became a 14 year old superstar when she won the Grammy

  • M: Madonna had a baby

  • N: Newt Gingrich is reelected as the speaker of the House, amid ethics investigation

  • O: O.J. Simpson was found responsible for two murders in his civil trial

  • P: Princess Diana and Prince Charles officially divorced

  • Q: Quest to follow Earhart launched by female pilot

  • R: Rapstars TuPac and Notorious B.I.G. died

  • S: Starwars, the movie, returned to the big screen

  • T: Tickle-me-Elmo became the must-have toy

  • U: United Nations voted to send peace-keeping troops to war weary Bosnia

  • V: Value Jet crashed in the marshes of Florida

  • W: William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet became a popular movie

  • X: X-Files, a popular television show, won the Golden Globe Award

  • Y: Yosemite closed due to heavy flooding

  • Z: Zebra was born to a horse due to cloning experiments

Welcome early adopters

To my fellow classmates visiting this site and those who have already registered, welcome! This is the defacto site for the DHS Class of '97's 10-year reunion. This site continues to be a work in progress, so don't be surprised if you see new features mysteriously appearing on the site.

I started building this site because I love reading community blogs and wanted to take a shot at creating one based on the collective contribution of our class. The ultimate goal for this site (besides figuring out the reunion details) is for it to be filled with photos and memories submitted by YOU. It's been a while since we've last talked; we want to know what you've been up to, what you think of those crazy times (good or bad), and even what you look like!

In that spirit, I'd like to ask a few favors of you after you register:

  • Add a portrait of yourself in your profile (so that we're not talking to a bunch of blank heads!)
  • Invite friends from our class to visit this site
  • Post a blog about yourself (about high school, your life, whatever you want us to know)
  • Upload pictures to the gallery: a high school era picture and a post-high school picture
  • Map your location on the map (you only need to list your city and zip code; include your country if you're overseas)

Contact me if you have any questions or need help with this site. Looking forward to getting reacquainted with you all!

Top 10 Movies of 1997

These movies were "king of the world" at the box office in 1997. (Source:

  1. Titanic
  2. Men in Black
  3. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  4. Liar Liar
  5. Air Force One
  6. As Good as It Gets
  7. Good Will Hunting
  8. My Best Friend's Wedding
  9. Tomorrow Never Dies
  10. Face/Off

What were your favorite films of the 90s?


Top 10 Songs of 1997

Before Puff Daddy became P. Diddy, before Jewel sold out to pop stardom, before the Spice Girls finally broke up, these were the top 10 music singles sold during 1997. (Source: The OZ Net Music Chart)

  1. Something About the Way You Look Tonight (Candle in the Wind, 1997), Elton John
  2. You Were Meant For Me (Foolish Games), Jewel
  3. I'll Be Missing You, Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112
  4. Un-Break My Heart, Toni Braxton
  5. Can't Nobody Hold Me Down, Puff Daddy featuring Mase
  6. I Believe I Can Fly, R. Kelly
  7. Don't Let Go (Love), En Vogue
  8. Return of the Mack, Mark Morrison
  9. How Do I Live?, LeAnn Rimes
  10. Wannabe, The Spice Girls

Got a favorite tune from the era? Comment about it here!