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Letters from the Editors: Barry Holtzclaw: Life After Leaving


“We gotta get out of this place, if it’s the last thing we ever do. We gotta get out of this place, where there’s a better life for you and me.”
The Animals’ single hit the radio stations just before my graduation in 1965, preceded by a few weeks of “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones. These two songs, whose choruses reverberated in AM car radios and beer-lubricated singalongs, just about summed things up for many of us leaving EAHS in that late spring of 1965.

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