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Global Update: January

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Opinion

Ban on California Offshore Drilling Should be Permanent

California Gov. Jerry Brown asked President Obama in a Dec. 2016 letter to ban new offshore oil drilling in California. Obama has already issued a permanent bans on new drilling in Atlantic and Arctic waters and a temporary ban on new West Coast offshore drilling until 2022. While banning something that endangers the environment and possibly the entire human race m...

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Entertainment

New Year, New Singles

"Shape of You" After a yearlong hiatus, pop singer Ed Sheeran released two discordant-sounding singles, “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You.” Sheeran’s characteristic stripped-down vocals are complemented by xylophone-sounding instrumentals in &l...

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1 in 2,568: Dane Hoffman

As crowds of people passed by with shopping bags in hand, Dane Hoffman (12) crouched behind cars in the University Towne Centre Mall parking lot, with his camera lens turned up toward the tops of the buildings. Moments later, his session came to an abrupt end as he was evicted from the parking lot by a security guard for unknowingly violating property code.  “[The experience] made m...

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    Minority Rules

    Tavisha Thapar (11) has never been one to blend in. At 5 feet 1 inch, Thapar flaunts bright purple hair and runs from class to class...

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    In the Newsroom

    In 1984, three students — Cathy Kuhlmeier, Leslie Smart and Leanne Tippett — were seated in a Missouri courtroom. The jo...

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    1 in 2,568: Andrew Bieler

    As Andrew Bieler (12) enters the bustling LAX airport, his backpack rises and falls against his back with every step he takes throug...

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Wrestling crushes Sage Creek 52-24 in first meet

Wrestling (1-0) defeated Sage Creek High School (0-1) 52-24 on Thursday, Jan. 5 at home in the Falcons’ first dual meet of the season. TPHS emerged victorious in seven of the meet’s nine matches.  “The team has been preparing for this meet by working hard every day and making sure we stayed in shape and ate right,” DJ Younkin (11) said.  Paulo Dominice (11) dominat...

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    Girls soccer wins first home game

    Girls soccer (5-2-1) defeated Rancho Buena Vista High School (1-7-1) 6-0 in the first home game of the year on Jan. 6. Wi...

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    F/stop: January

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    Girls basketball edged out by Westview

    Girls basketball (6-3) lost to Westview High School (9-4) 61-55 on Jan. 6 at home in a close game in which the score was tied six ti...

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Burger Lounge

Whenever I pull into the Flower Hill Promenade it’s usually so I can pick up my tri-weekly Chipotle bowl. Burger Lounge, on the other hand, was always the packed burger restaurant on the side. Upon looking at a menu, I was immediately intimidated by the high cost of the meals, which recurred throughout my entire experience.  I quickly realized that the reason the restaurant always seemed cro...

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    Bushfire Kitchen

    To me, burgers have been nothing more than a convenient to-go food for grabbing at the drive-thru late at night on the way home from...

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    Smashburger

    Like most average Americans, I’ve had my fair share of burgers. Smashburger, however, is comparable to a glorified Jack in the...

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    Upcoming Music Festivals

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31st Annual Street Masters car show held at TPHS

The 31st Annual Street Masters Christmas Cruise car show, hosted by the Street Masters San Diego car club, was held at TPHS on Dec. 11, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise money for the YMCA Youth and Family Services. The event showcased vehicles brought by car owners around San Diego, and required people entering cars to donate a new, unwrapped toy or make a cash donation, according to Street Ma...

Opinion

Personal Perspective: Anvitha Soordelu

If you’ve ever met me, chances are, I’ve only said about 10 words to you. Maybe 20. Probably something along the lines of “Is this what we’re supposed to be doing?” Maybe we engaged in small talk, discussing the night’s homework or stressing over that one problem on that one test that nobody understood how to do, before the conversation petered out into its usual sil...

  • Staff Ed: Finals Should Be Held Before Winter Brea...

    For many, the winter holidays are synonymous with a period of celebration, reunion and rest. But for SDUHSD students and thousands o...

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    Planned Parenthood should not be defunded

    On Dec. 20, the Texas Health and Services Commission announced that the state would officially remove Planned Parenthood from its Me...

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    Trump appears to defy long-held One China policy

    At the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1950, the losing Republic of China fled to Taiwan, while the victorious Communist Party of Ch...

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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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