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Japanese exchange students make second visit to TPHS

Twelve Japanese exchange students from Kyoto Girls High School in Kyoto, Japan attended TPHS from Feb. 2-9, marking the second consecutive year the school has hosted the Japanese student exchange program. This year, seven TPHS students are each hosting either one or two students.  The exchange program was arranged through Skyus, an organization that provides services for study abroad programs in California, which offer “high-quality education,” according to its official website.  In order to graduate from Kyoto Girls High School, a private school ...

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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Lockwood Table Cafe

I usually spend my weekend mornings sleeping until noon to make up for the sleep I missed during the week, so when I was told I would be reviewing a brunch restaurant, I honestly wasn’t very excited.  After eating at Lockwood Table, however, I was pleasantly surprised. I met...

Sports

Girls basketball clobbers El Camino Wildcats 52-30

Buoyed by a dominant second half performance, girls basketball (8-7) swept past the El Camino Wildcats (5-7) 52-30. Although the Falcons began the game stagnant on offense, an aggressive defense made up for it.  Through a combination of contested shots, forced jump ball...

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Let’s Break It Down: Government Shutdown

The words “government shutdown” sound so catastrophic and scary, almost like a Purge-type situation. While   a government shutdown might not indicate a period of lawlessness and anarchy, there’s no denying that it has other negative implications. A shutdown occurs when Congress fails to pass a budget resolution for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on Oct. 1. T...

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    1 in 2,447: Finn Taylor

    A sandy-haired high schooler, his slightly-hunched back illuminated by the gentle glow of the clip-on lamp attached to the top of hi...

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    Move Right In

    As the blistering San Diego sun slowly sinks below the horizon, quiet suburban neighborhoods and their surrounding canyons are bathe...

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    Under Pressure

    As an eighth grader, Bella* (10) watched her mother navigate the complex college admissions process with her brother John* (‘1...

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Olive earns first career ‘at El Camino’ win

Boys basketball (16-2) defeated El Camino High School (9-7) 57-54 in the Jan. 12 away game that was heavy in rough, physical contact.  After the tip-off, the Falcons did not start off incredibly strong due to the powerful crowd presence. While exchanging free throws and layups with the Wildcats, the Falcons gradually fell behind. “Their crowd was amazing. They really made...

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    Boys soccer lances Knights in 3-1 win

    Boys soccer (1-0) defeated the San Marcos High School Knights (0-1) 3-1 in their season-opening match on Nov. 30, with forwards Ted ...

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    Day in the Life: Julian Levy

    The day Julian Levy (12) learned to ride a bike came not long after he took his first steps. “My dad put me on a bi...

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    A Cultural Contrast

    In former President George Bush’s official portrait, the Texan is displayed in the Oval Office, his hand resting on a chair wi...

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    Naked Cafe

    Naked Cafe is a restaurant that you could easily use to demonstrate San Diego stereotypes. Situated right next to the beach, you can...

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    Breakfast Republic

    After arriving at Breakfast Republic’s Encinitas location for an 11 a.m. brunch, I encountered the restaurant’s biggest ...

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SDUHSD enforces revised, updated attendance policy

On Jan. 26, the SDUHSD sent an email to all parents about the updated attendance policy, available on the district website, in order to clarify common misconceptions regarding absences at school. In the new version, two significant changes regarding unexcused absences have been recommunicated to ensure for widespread compliance and a change was made to policy on leaving campus because of an il...

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    Rats! Power outage during finals affects classroom...

    On Jan. 26, the last day of finals for the first semester, a power outage that left the school with no internet and some classrooms ...

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    Sara Jacobs (‘07) running for Congress

    Sara Jacobs (‘07), TPHS alumna and granddaughter of Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs, is running for California’s 49th c...

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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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    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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    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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