News

Anonymous threats prompt investigations

TPHS received an anonymous email bomb threat on the morning of Dec. 5, according to a school-wide email sent by Principal David Jaffe.  The San Diego Police Department and its Internet Crimes Against Children unit were immediately contacted by TPHS administration. An investigation was conducted on-site, and it was determined safe for students and teachers to continue with the school day while police remained on campus. There is currently no further information regarding the source of the threat, or if an arrest has been made, as it is an “ongoing legal investigation,&rdqu...

Opinion

Pro: Morality of Assisted Suicide

How a person lives his or her life, from beginning to end, is his or her own prerogative. When poor health compromises the quality of life, it is a person’s right to end that discomfort. In 1994, Oregon enacted the first assisted suicide law, called the Death With Dignity Act, under which patients with  terminal illnesses can request fatal doses of a bar...

Feature

Introvert

As a dancer, Emily Hou (10) is used to expressing herself in front of large audiences. Professing emotions through dance has always been easy for her, both at home and onstage. However, with each pirouette, Hou twirls between her performing persona and a shyer version of herself. Hou i...

Entertainment

I am a Blogger

Starting a blog -- an online journal, or weblog, shortened to “blog” -- today can be as easy as creating an account on a website, but artistic director Brian Hu says that in the 1990s, starting one required much more than just clicking  a button. “People are hung...

Sports

Game Time: December

The Major League Baseball Winter Meetings are underway this week in San Diego, and there is buzz, as well as the usual overhyped possibilities teams feed to media outlets. The San Diego Padres are in the headlines, but have yet to make considerable additions to next year’s lineup. ...

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Extrovert

“Extroverted” is not an uncommon word. It is usually used to refer to outgoing personality traits and sociable, self-confident behaviors. To psychologist Daniel Singley, however, the definition is not so simple.  “[An extrovert is] somebody who finds him[self] or herself recharged by the presence of other people, as opposed to an introvert, who commonly finds it more depleting,&r...

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Freshman football undefeated

The TPHS freshman football team, under the direction of head coach Tim Staycer, went undefeated last season, ending with a record of 10-0.   The team of 65 began conditioning and weight training 90 minutes a day, four days a week, at the start of summer break. Two weeks prior to the first day of school, practices increased to three hours a day, five times per week.   ...

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AVID visits universities across California

AVID program seniors returned from a five-day California college tour in mid-November. The tour, which was only open to seniors participating in AVID, featured 21 colleges, including California State University and University of California campuses, as well as several private schools. Ten seniors  went on the tour, led by AVID adviser Anastasia Kokkinis and math teacher Rosa Velazquez. ...

Opinion

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Con: Morality of Assisted Suicide

It seems intuitive that certain people, like the terminally ill, would be better off if they could choose to die with dignity and alleviate their unnecessary suffering. However, the issues of human dignity and suicide are far more complex than advocates of physician-assisted suicide understand. It is unethical to will your own death for the sake of some subordinate end, even the cessation of pain or comf...

Focus

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    My Grandparents

    I was too naive, and too young, to understand. All I knew was that my parents, who usually spoke to each other in bitter tones and l...

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    My Tumor Scare

    My doctor told me last summer that they were going to run an MRI on my head. I did not know what to think. I was simply visiting my ...

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    My Father

    For years, I’ve heard the “C-Word” whispered and spit out, hurled into the quietest corners of my house and tucked...