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Tutor Doctor and Foundation to hold SAT and ACT

On Feb. 21, the TPHS Scholarship Fund and Tutor Doctor will hold practice SATs and ACTs at TPHS, which cost $25 each, to raise money for scholarships. “[Tutor Doctor] will provide practice ACT and SAT tests,” Scholarship Fund board member Karin Lang said.  “[Students] can only take one test, and all the proceeds will go to our scholarship group.” According to board member Mary Stromitis, students can register online at the TPHS Scholarship Fund website and will pay in cash or check at the event. Registration is open to students from TPHS and other s...

Opinion

Pro: Should naturalized citizens be able to run for president?

The United States is a country built by the hands of immigrants. Those who first settled in colonies were immigrants from Europe. The first transcontinental railroad was constructed with scores of emigrant Chinese workers. Dutch influence in New York is still noticeable today with place-names like Brooklyn and Harlem. Despite the internment of Japanese-Americans un...

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Entertainment

True Crime

Phoebe Judge is sitting on her living room couch, working late on a Saturday night. Seated across from her are Lauren Spohrer and Eric Mennel, co-creators of a podcast. Judge steps into a nearby closet, with headset and computer in hand. Clicking the red recording button on the screen, Judge intr...

Sports

Game Time: January

The NFL playoffs and Super Bowl are in February, predictions are running rampant, and I am here once again to predict the remainder of the season. In Baltimore vs. New England at Gillette Stadium, I predicted that the Patriots would win 33-27 and came pretty close. While the Rave...

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One in 2726: Katie Qian

It is a scene straight from “The Devil Wears Prada.” Models are posing in designer clothing, cameras are snapping away and Katie Qian (12) is at the center of it all, channeling notorious Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Outside of school, Qian works as a fashion stylist, developing concepts and outfits for models in photo shoots. “I’ve always been intrigued by all art,&rdq...

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    In the Name of Love

    The traditions associated with love date back thousands of years; they are inexorably tied to humanity’s existence. Yet for ma...

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    PALs Column

    It is common to be constantly under stress when attending a competitive school. Many factors and activities can cause stress, such a...

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    Untold Stories of the O.R.

    My dad is dressed in blue scrubs, an operating mask and a cap to cover his hair. I am dressed to match. I can’t help but take ...

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Falcons leave Vaqueros in the dust

Boys basketball (16-2) drove El Capitan High School (4-12) into the ground 67-20 during a home game on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., taking the lead by the end of the first quarter and never surrendering it. The Falcons needed some time to warm up, missing passes and flailing on shot accuracy early in the game. They didn’t need too much, however, and 1:13 into the game, Dominic Hovasse (12) s...

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The Decemberists

You wouldn’t expect a band of five middle-aged adults from Oregon to make it in today’s world of British boy bands and barely-legal pop stars, but the Decemberists continue to charm us with their fluid riffs and captivating narratives. Just like any other Decemberists album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World isn’t just a collection of folk-tinged, indie rock songs — it...

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    The Interview

    Falling short of all the hype and controversy, “The Interview” draws closer to moderately disgusting than funny. In th...

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    Haggis

    I had never tried the Scottish dish before, but I knew it had something to do with sheep guts. So, feeling brave, I soon found mysel...

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    Balut

    Balut has always been vaguely familiar to me — kind of like that weird uncle you see at family parties but don’t know ho...

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Je Suis Charlie

The Jan. 7 terror attack on Paris-based satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo did not just kill 12 people — it undermined speech rights that journalists worldwide have defended for centuries, humanizing every battle we have yet to fight by cementing one dozen more martyrs. In the wake of such a tragedy, we must not only mourn senseless loss of life, but also stand by the magazine’s staff members a...

Opinion

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Con: Should naturalized citizens be able to run for president?

The United States is like “Animal Farm” — all men are created equal, but some are more equal than others. The United States was founded on this sort of selective equality, but over time, many social barriers have been broken, and women and minorities can now participate in government freely. Still, there is one office that has been closed to naturalized citizens — the presidency. ...

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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...