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Call to Action

On March 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:17 a.m., TPHS students, joining students from about 2,800 other schools across the country, marched to the quad from their third-period classes to participate in the National School Walkout organized  by the Women’s March Youth Empower organization. The walkout was described as a “call to action for Congress to pass gun control legislation,” according to the event’s official website. Each minute of the walkout was dedicated to one of the 17 students and teachers killed during the mass shooting at  Marjory Stoneman Dougla...

Opinion

Partisan attacks on the FBI are weakening our democracy

Today’s Republican party has taken partisanship to a level never before seen in the United States. Politics has always been nasty and divisive, but with the Republicans’ various recent attempts to undermine the FBI and Department of Justice, they have proven that they value remaining in power more than a functioning democracy. By deceiving and misleadin...

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By The Numbers: Academic [Dis]honesty

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Entertainment

Annie's Cafe and Diner

Located in a narrow plaza a few minutes off I-5 in Solana Beach, three umbrella-covered, black tables sit on a stone patio in front of the modest deli. After parking in the cramped parking lot and walking up to the shop, my first impression of Annie’s Cafe Deli was influenced by its dated f...

Sports

Day in the Life: Jack Rogaski

It’s tradition for the Rogaski family to sit down for dinner together and then go their separate ways to their respective ice hockey practices. To Jack Rogaski (11), and his brothers Luke (9) and Hank, family dinners are, of course, for talking about schedules and work days, but more import...

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Coping

“Why are you so quiet today?”  Silence ensues and the question is left hanging in the air. Averting his eyes, Stephen Martindale (11) does not say anything.   On the outside, he seemed fine. Martindale went to his classes, took notes and filled out worksheets. No one, neither teachers nor peers, could have guessed the feelings of numbness and isolation tha...

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    Academic [Dis]honesty

    The classroom is bustling with paper-shuffling and nervous banter as students quickly review their notes in the hope of cementing th...

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    1 in 2,447: Farzaan Kaiyom

    Maybe it’s Farzaan Kaiyom’s (12) maroon bomber jacket that catches eyes as he walks through the hall or, for those who p...

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    Let’s Break it Down: Foundation’s Budg...

    With 15 board members, four assistants and a new executive director, the TPHS Foundation is working to fill in gaps in the school&rs...

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Falcons crush in 51st straight league win

The Falcons (25-2) handily defeated Carlsbad High School (10-15) 73-54 at TPHS on Feb. 9.  The Falcons got off to a slow start as the Lancers got right to the rim on their first possession. This sparked a 3-point barrage from both sides, as sharpshooter Bryce Pope (11) nailed a triple. Carlsbad came right down the floor, found an open shooter off a pick, and nailed another three. Brandon ...

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    Cheer wins 2nd in competition

    On Jan. 13, the TPHS competition cheer team placed second in a regional competition at Tustin Union High School.   ...

  • Stanford forward Catarina Macario was named ESPNW Player of the Year in women's soccer. The freshman ranks fourth nationally with 17 goals for the No. 1 women's soccer team in the country, which advanced to the College Cup in Orlando, Florida, after a 4-0 victory over Penn State at Cagan Stadium on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (David Bernal/isiphotos.com)
    Macario is espnW’s Player of the Year

    TPHS alumna and Stanford soccer star, Catarina Macario (‘17), earned ESPN’s National Soccer Player of the Year due to he...

Entertainment

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Sandwich Emporium

Walking into the Sandwhich Emporium was an experience in itself; without any electric lights above the tables, the only light in the entire room came from the windows, which only lined one side of the room. A small television mounted on the wall was playing random channels with advertisements at a distractingly high volume. The dingy and poorly lit environment accented the restaurant’s tables, whic...

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    Fresh Off the Boat

    Loud, obnoxious and quite literally explosive, PSY’s international hit song and music video, “Gangnam Style,” feat...

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    “Cataracts” Levi the Poet

    While there is a deep message behind Levi the Poet’s words, the combination of many different factors overpowers his words and...

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    “Remember Year” Shane Koyczan

    Shane Koyczan excels at making his poerty song-like with its interesting tempo and varying speed and intensity. His stories seem to ...

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Umabe and Hargraves named Teacher and Employee of the Year

Japanese teacher Sato Umabe won Teacher of the Year and ASB Accounting Assistant Patricia Hargraves won Classified Employee of the Year on Feb. 27 and 26, respectively. “I feel very honored, especially among all the hardworking teachers here at Torrey Pines,” Umabe said. “A lot of teachers sent me congratulatory emails and personally congratulated me, and I’m very honored to hav...

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    Possible security changes after TPHS threat

    A TPHS freshman was taken into police custody on Feb. 22 after making threats against the campus in class and online, and four days ...

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    TPHS Spoken Word poets perform at CATE

    Three students from the TPHS Spoken Word Club, as well as other students from around San Diego County, attended and performed at the...

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    Sophomores no longer allowed to take AP Chem, doub...

    Starting in the 2018-19 school year, sophomores will no longer be allowed to take Advanced Placement Chemistry as a full-year course...

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STAFF ED: Facebook unfairly censors and targets conservatives

A picture of a perfectly-calm baby receiving an immunization shot. A picture of a young, unclothed child, whose clothes were burned off by napalm, crying as she runs away from the horrors of the Vietnam War. Both are censored by Facebook for being “shocking, sensational, or overly violent.”  Most of us, in some way or another, are acquainted with the Constitutional phrase “Congre...

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    Con: Trump’s immigration bill that provides citize...

    State of the Union Addresses are often used to tout a president’s upcoming agenda. While president Donald Trump certainly disc...

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    Pro: Trump’s immigration bill that provides ...

    On September 5, President Donald Trump deliberately ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and left conditions for DREAMer...

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    Personal Perspective: Angela Liu

    When I was little, I thought my parents had the answers to all of my questions, like most kids do. As I’ve grown up, while I h...

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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...

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