News

LGBT advocate encourages inclusion

Hudson Taylor, founder and director of Athlete Ally, spoke to an assembly of students in the gym on April 28 about the importance of supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender athletes and students. The TPHS Gay Straight Alliance and the athletic department coordinated to bring Athlete Ally to TPHS. The nonprofit organization provides campaigns and educational resources to “foster inclusive sports communities,” according to its website. According to girls’ athletic director Charlenne Falcis-Stevens, the event was more about “awareness [of LGBT issues on camp...

Opinion

California needs automatic voter registration

Voting is the foundation of democracy. One person, one ballot, one vote. Citizens are allowed to choose who they would like to lead them; each candidate gets chosen directly by the people — all the people. Voting is a right given to us as U.S. citizens so that we can pick the people to represent our interests on a national scale — it is a right that man...

Feature

One in 2,726: Connor Pruett

Connor Pruett (12) would definitely fit in on a California postcard. Having “grown up in the water,” Pruett is a die-hard surfer who has never been afraid to paddle out at new coastlines.  “My mom rode Shamu and was always in the water — when we weren&rsquo...

Entertainment

El Anatsui: Monumental Minimalist

El Anatsui is an artist who courts paradox. Seen for the first time, his works seem unbelievable, consisting of thousands of flattened bottle caps and pieces of aluminum stitched into tapestries. The immediate effect is overwhelming.  But beyond the pieces’ beauty, beyond their craft...

Sports

Falcon Tries: Roller Derby

Upon being assigned this article, I researched roller derby, since I had absolutely zero idea of what it was. What I found was video of many women on roller skates, shoving and grappling. In reality, the basic concept of roller derby isn’t too complicated: each team has a jammer, whose goal...

Feature

PALS

PALs Column – April

Friday night comes along, and your friends are texting you with different plans. Everyone decides on one thing: the “party of the year.” However, you don’t want to go because there will be drugs and alcohol. But your friends are going, and they really want you to go with them, so what do you do? This is peer pressure. Almost all students experience it at some point in high school, and...

Sports

skateboarding 1

Skateboarding team first in SDSL

The TPHS skateboarding team won second place in the second San Diego Skateboarding League contest on April 19 at Mission Valley Skate Park. Alex Willms (11) won first in the street event, Travis Rivera (9) won first in the bowl event and Justin Rivera (12) won second in the bowl event, ranking the team No. 1 in the league. The team won the first SDSL contest on March 22. Travis Rivera placed f...

Entertainment

IMG_0011

The French Gourmet Review

French food conjures the image of expensive, candlelit dinners, but when I walked into The French Gourmet, I wondered if I was in the right place. For a restaurant that looks like a start-up Italian deli and smells faintly like the seafood aisle in an Asian supermarket, $21 per entree was initially more than I was willing to spend. Thankfully, an entree plus an appetizer and dessert was priced at $27.95,...

  • 436A7474
    Au Revoir French Bistro Review

    I always imagined that my first experience with French food would be in a quaint Parisian café a short distance from the Eiff...

  • Untitled
    #Coachella

    Over 90,000 people flocked to see the large-scale art installations and the diverse music lineup in the arid desert that is Indio, C...

  • Untitled
    Game of Thrones

    “Game of Thrones” has, to put it lightly, a complicated relationship with women — both with the women on the show ...

News

global update

Global Update

...

Opinion

1water restrict

Water restrictions are not focused in right areas

In 2014, after severe drought conditions became apparent, California Gov. Jerry Brown asked residents to voluntarily monitor and decrease their water use by 20 percent. “Voluntary” must have made the situation seem less dire than it really was, so people did not significantly cut their water usage, making new mandatory cuts necessary. Standing on a patch of withering grass where there should ...

  • aLEX JEN
    Personal Perspective: Alex Jen

    On Instagram, 54 of my 62 posts thus far are art-related. On Facebook, the ratio is likely the same. I intern at an art museum and a...

  • 1$20
    Women should be represented on US currency

    To some, the United States is seen as the international guardian of equality, freedom and progress. U.S. currency is a symbol of tho...

  • staffedapri1l
    STAFF EDITORIAL: Opting out of Common Core

    Students and parents have voiced their complaints about the Common Core curriculum. And with the introduction of this new program, s...

Focus

paint

Pride Over Prejudice

Arms full of groceries, Nadine Kadri (11) walked out of Vons alongside her sister, when she saw the man. Walking through the parking lot, they watched as he spit on their car. Just minutes before, he had called out Nadine’s sister, who wears a hijab, in the store and rudely asked what she was wearing on her head. “It was not only terrible, but it also showed that these kinds of act...

  • falcon
    Insult to Injury

    We crept outside into the quad with a pair of oddly-obtained crutches, an abandoned AP Euro binder and a trailing uncertainty about ...

  • Anna 1
    Lying Un-Conscience

    No, the “kush wasn’t too loud.” It was a social experiment. We went into this experiment more with the concern tha...

  • falcon
    Kitty Genovese

    On March 13, 1964, Kitty Genovese was savagely murdered in plain sight or within earshot of 38 neighbors and residents of her apartm...