News

Corner Cafe closes for Proposition AA Renovations

The Corner Cafe closed on May 16 and has since been undergoing renovation, in accordance with Proposition AA bond renovations, to become a ”student project room” beginning the 2016-17 school year, according to principal David Jaffe. Since the current bookshelves and tables in the lower level of the media center will be replaced by project rooms and student collaboration spaces in the next school year, the cafe was removed to limit any mess near the new facilities, according to Jaffe. The Corner Cafe will be replaced with one or more snack carts on the upper level of t...

Opinion

Presidential decorum key quality in candidates

The U.S. Presidential Seal consists of an eagle with a shield over its breast, grasping in one talon a bundle of 13 arrows and in the other, an olive branch. However, the highest office in this nation is more than just the ability to bear a seal. As the foremost leader of the U.S., the president has upon his or her shoulders certain responsibilities that go beyond ...

Feature

1 in 2616: Austin Edwards

After watching “Step Up 2: The Streets,” a movie centered around the lives of Maryland dance students, in third grade, Austin Edwards (12) knew he wanted to be a dancer.  “That was the defining moment when I switched from karate to dance,” Edwards said.&nbs...

Entertainment

Lucha Libre

It would be an understatement to say I am unfamiliar with Mexican wrestlers. Until I walked inside Lucha Libre Taco Shop, I thought “lucha” was just the Spanish word for lunch. Not surprisingly, I was way off – lucha libre is a form of professional wrestling originating in Mexic...

Sports

Tennis defeats CCA 13-5 in final league match

Boys tennis (22-3) defeated Canyon Crest Academy 13-5 on April 26 in the last league match of the season.  According to head coach John DeLille, the team had “real momentum going [into the match] and into CIFs.” “There’s no lack of confidence in ...

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Then and Now

Transferred from San Dieguito Academy in the 1974-1975 school year, the students of TPHS' first graduating class ('76) are approaching their 40th class reunion. Alumni Pam Estes Pacheco ('76), Neil Haboush ('76) and Rose Hernandez ('78) reflect on their experiences at TPHS and what has changed since then. Sports Though TPHS today is often defined by its countless Leagu...

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    1 in 2616: Russell Reed

    It all started in sixth grade, when Russell Reed (12) and his family traveled to Tanzania. Reed’s family decided to do “...

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    San Diego’s Military Culture

    It is 2005, in Iraq. A Humvee rolls cautiously through the desert, wheels kicking up ghostly puffs of sand. All is silent, save for ...

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Falcon Tries: Rugby

I’m not unathletic. For about five years, I ice-skated competitively on a synchronized skating team; I spent one year on a swim team; I am currently a pole vaulter. But when faced with any sport involving a ball, I become an awkward and clumsy mess of uncoordinated limbs. So when I was told I would be playing rugby with Anton Schuh (10), Jude Atiya (10) and Sammi Aldairi (10), who are all experienc...

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    Boys lacrosse claws Loyola Cubs

    Boys lacrosse (11-2) defeated Loyola High School (12-4) 11-6 at the senior night game on April 23, overcoming the Cubs’ tricky...

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    Baseball beats Poway 2-1 after earlier loss

    Baseball (13-7) edged out Poway High School (13-7) 2-1 in the second game of a doubleheader after coming off a 3-1 loss in the first...

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    Day in the Life: AC Kaseburg

    AC Kaseburg (12) vividly remembers her first career-defining moment. The sun was blazing, parents were yelling on the sidelines and ...

Entertainment

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The White Rose

By the end of their high school careers, most students can name the major highlights of the Second World War. Adolf Hitler rises to power, the invasion of Poland, the horror of the Holocaust, the Pacific Theater, the Russian Front, D-Day and the atomic bombs. “The White Rose,” however, offers a different perspective: A look into the lives of a handful of German University students, opposed to...

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    Corvette Diner

    As I stepped into a Corvette Diner for the first time in probably 10 years, my senses were immediately bombarded. Loud ‘50s mu...

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    The Godfather

    “The Godfather” is one of my favorite movies, apparent through my repetition of famous movie quotes in a really bad Ital...

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    For Art’s Sake

    The TPHS art department held its annual art show “For Art’s Sake” from May 23-27.  Students from A...

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Abby Brown recieves Crystal Apple Award for outstanding teaching

Math teacher Abby Brown received the Crystal Apple Award for TPHS from the Church of the Latter-Day Saints on May 19.  Brown was nominated by Mormon student Timmy Jafek (12), who has two classes with her and had to submit, through an application, Brown’s “outstanding attributes” and significant contributions to students’ learning experience. The applications were t...

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    C.A.R.E. program educates TP seniors about financi...

    Two U.S. Bankruptcy Court lawyers from the Credit Resistance Abuse Education program presented to TPHS seniors about financial liter...

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    Take a Paws

    Healthy Living Week was put on by TPHS Peer Assistant Listeners May 23-27 to “promote student well-being and raise awareness o...

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    TPHS students compete in annual GoKart Challenge

    On May 7, TPHS Automotive Technology students Mark Mauzey (11), Adrian DeVico (12), Jake Carr (12), Steven Heller (12) and Brock Bru...

Opinion

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Pro: Should cultural appropriation be condemned?

Bindis. Dreadlocks. Saris. Tribal prints. Kimonos. Ponchos. Headdresses. All these are markers of cultures that have established distinct identities, and their clothing, their hair, their style are all ways in which they attempt to promote and protect those identities. And for years, the best way to assimilate into those cultures was to pick up their habits and customs, to dress like them, to act like th...

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    Staff Ed: Legal smoking age raised

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 480,000 people in the U.S. die each year from cigarette smoking. Yet, 4...

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    Rocks under freeway overpass should be removed

    Homelessness is a plague ubiquitous in many communities  across the U.S. A variety of approaches have been taken in an attempt ...

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    Con: Should cultural appropriation be condemned?

    The United States is a melting pot of cultures; keeping them all separate would be impossible, not to mention of questionable value....

Focus

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Katie Qian and Calvin Ma

Photographer Calvin Ma (‘13) and stylist Katie Qian (’15) are fashion’s newest power couple. Ma, a photography student at California State University, Long Beach, and Qian, a psychology student at the University of California, Los Angeles, have been working together only since last year, when Qian encouraged Ma to pursue fashion photography.  “[Katie] pu...

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    Alexa Hozouri

    Up until junior year, Alexa Hozouri (12) was planning to go to medical school. She planned to follow in her two older brothers&rsquo...

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    Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring is easily one of the most recognizable paintings in the world: a girl wearing a h...

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    Myles Hamilton

    Inspiration strikes unexpectedly. Sometimes, it’s a quiet moment in the student parking lot. When Myles Hamilton (12) saw Lila...