Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Bob Stauder ’68
Tech was my first exposure to kids that had cars. As soon as I turned 16, I got one. Some kids raised their cars up, even as high as 3 feet, off the ground. I didn’t raise mine that high, just about 6 inches. A lot of my friends would put different tires and wheels on their cars. Cruising was a big part of the summer. Of the teachers, I remember Tay MacArthur. He tried to make education interesting. He’d get everyone’s attention by drawing a big circle on the chalkboard and then he’d start talking and filling it in with whatever he was telling us about. I remember he learned the kids’ names really quickly. He was the teacher who had the most impact on most of us – he actually cared.