National Geographic : 2001 Sep
a diversity that students cling to even as they conform. When he was sidelined with a football injury (bottom left), a family friend rushed to his side with a bottle of tiger balm, a traditionalremedy. Culture clashes rarelyfaze Stuart's students (above) but can unsettle theirparents."My mom and dad grew up in El Salvador, in a culture where the first person you date is the person you marry," says Jesse Castellon,getting readyfor the homecoming dance (below). "But it's not like that here."