• Timothy Shipley's Advanced Placement European History class were taken by surprise when King Louis XIV visited them on Friday, December 8.  The students had prepared a "roast" of the Sun King, little anticipating that he would actually show up, 308 years after his reign!  Classmate Siya Bakshi emceed the roast, and each member of the class assumed the role of someone from the orbit of the king.  Nobles, ministers, clerics, musicians, and even grandchildren had something to say about the longest reigning monarch in history.