Skaters pop into their thoughts and feelings

Ruben Najera prepares for the next push to propel himself forward on his skateboard on Oct. 23. PHOTO JACOB SIMON

In high school, a 14-year-old Ruben Najera was going through a normal day at school. When band class came around, there was nothing to do. It was basically a free period.

That was when he saw his first skateboarder. He thought to himself, “Man, I would like to do that.” So that is exactly what he did.

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