News

Saturday Night Fever heats up at TPHS Homecoming dance

ASB hosted the Saturday Night Fever Homecoming dance on Oct. 14 at TPHS from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., which featured an assortment of activities ranging from ping pong to arcade machines. This year’s Homecoming theme echoed the ‘70s,  with a rousing disco atmosphere. Attendees were encouraged to dress in attire that matched the decade. Many guests arrived in bell-bottom jeans, sequined shirts and some wore large Afro wigs.  “Planning started about two weeks before school started,” Commissioner of Activities and planner of Homecoming, Lauren ...

Opinion

President Trump should not censor government research

Facts matter. In a political climate in which politicians’ use of ‘alternative facts’ is rampant, it is necessary for the electorate to be well-informed on important issues. That is why the estimated $473 billion the U.S. government spends on research is so important. Spread across a variety of agencies, research on everything from the economy and...

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Let's Break it Down: Gerrymandering

In an idealistic system of democracy, everybody’s voice is heard, everyone is equally represented and nobody rearranges the situation to skew the results in his or her favor. Gerrymandering does not fit with that perfect form of government. Gerrymandering is the process by which an ...

Entertainment

Elizabethan Desserts

I have what some people might call a dessert obsession. So imagine my delight when I got to eat dessert for a school assignment. Then, imagine my disappointment at learning that Elizabethan Desserts, which advertises its pies on its website and on its door, does not sell pies at its location anym...

Sports

Falcons lose Surfboard to the Mavericks

Despite jumping out to a 21-6 halftime lead, the Falcons (6-4) fell to La Costa Canyon High School (7-3) 27-21 on Nov. 3. The Falcons seized the momentum early in the game after they picked off the Mavericks on their opening drive and forced a fumble on their next drive. A solid rushing a...

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    Bad Dreams

    After long weeks of searching for an undocumented student on campus who would be willing to be interviewed, we were fortunate enough...

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    Hateful

    It is the night of Jan. 19, 2017. The next day, the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, will be inaugurated.  A ...

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    Teen Spending and Earnings

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Football break the Lancers

The The Falcons (6-2) defeated Carlsbad High School (4-4) in a 31-24 victory on Oct. 20.  The Carlsbad offense started its opening drive slowly. After two short runs, the Falcons defense looked ready to hold the Lancers to a “three and out.” Facing their first big third  down, the Lancers converted on a short pass to Joe Fontenot (11), who followed his blocks and ran for ...

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    Sports Corner: October

    After a dismal qualifying campaign, the U.S. Men’s National soccer team has failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia...

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    Day in the Life: Stephen Lukashev

    Fueled by his love of the water, Stephan Lukashev (10) stands on the edge of the starting block,  anticipating the buzzing soun...

Entertainment

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Betty’s Pie Whole Saloon

Betty’s Pie Whole Saloon’s quiet, peaceful environment, an amusing contrast to its saucy name, was the first thing I noticed when I walked into the western-themed bakery. It brings to mind the word “charming” with the soothing sounds of windchimes and muted country music.  The restaurant was relatively empty, with only one family and two other customers occupying t...

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    Jessie’s Bake Shop

    When I walked into Jessie’s Bake Shop, the dim lighting and utter lack of customers almost made the bakery feel abandoned.&nbs...

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    Music While We’re Gone

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    Glasshouse

    After the birth of her baby, English singer and songwriter Jessie Ware released her third studio album. Complete with 17 emotional a...

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New process of electing SDUHSD board members passed

The SDUHSD passed a resolution on Sept. 27 that will change future board member elections from an “at-large” system to a “by-trustee area” system. In at-large elections, the entire community votes for board members, but in the by-trustee area system, the district will split into five regions; voters in each region will elect a board member residing in that region. ...

Opinion

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TPHS should add a mid-level Honors English class for juniors and seniors

Advanced Placement classes were created to offer students who were genuinely interested in a subject like, say, chemistry, an avenue through which to pursue that interest. Unfortunately, that idealistic view has been generally lost on the students at TPHS, many of whom often take multiple AP classes to make themselves more competitive in the college admissions race rather than to learn each of those part...

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    Now is the time for gun control, not “thoughts and...

    Nine killed in a church. Twenty-six in an elementary school. Forty-nine at a nightclub. Twelve more in a movie theater. And now 58 m...

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    Personal Perspective: Ellie Ahles

    Superman is one of my favorite heroes; he’s Clark Kent most of the day and no one suspects him of being any more. Obviously I&...

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    STAFF EDITORIAL: Sanctuary Cities Make us Safer an...

    California Governor Jerry Brown, signed Senate Bill 54 on October 5, making California a sanctuary state for those who have entered ...

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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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