News

TPHS student shot and killed by SDPD officers in TPHS parking lot overnight after allegedly aiming weapon at officer

A 15-year-old male TPHS student was fatally shot by two San Diego Police Department officers in the early morning of May 6 in the TPHS drop-off turnaround in the south parking lot on Del Mar Heights Rd., after allegedly pulling out and aiming a semi-automatic BB air pistol at one of the officers. According to SDPD Acting Captain Mike Holden, who is in charge of the investigation, two SDPD officers arrived at TPHS in response to a 911 call at 3:27 a.m., requesting that officers be dispatched to “protect the welfare” of an unarmed 15-year-old juvenile who was reportedl...

Opinion

Staff Ed: Security Cameras are helpful but unnecessary

A member of the TPHS Foundation recently suggested using some of the $313,444 the foundation raised this year to install security cameras on and around the school campus. The topic of security cameras on school property fuels a debate about students’ privacy versus security, as well as the cost of the maintenance and installation of the devices. Howev...

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Entertainment

"Humanz"

After a seven-year hiatus, Gorillaz has finally returned with their long awaited fifth studio album “Humanz,” which is scheduled for release today. The band, which is comprised of four fictional characters, 2-D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs, first achieved  internation...

Sports

Girls lacrosse takes hard-fought victory over Dons

Girls lacrosse (16-0) defeated Cathedral Catholic High School (9-5) 15-10 on April 24 at TPHS for head coach Kaitlin Doucette’s hundredth win. “Cathedral is always a tough game no matter what,” Marisa Kuberra (12) said. “Because we all know each other and that [...

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The Butterfly Effect

In her sophomore year, Grace Lee (12) was frustrated by trying to select a topic for her English classes’ research paper. But, Lee was regularly engaged in Korean culture and media, having moved from South Korea at age 11. Headlines about comfort women, a euphemism for Korean sex slaves who were used by the Japanese army during World War II, sparked outrage in Lee, who decided to further research t...

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    1 in 2,568: Rayhan Tabani

    At Public Square Coffee House in La Mesa, the focus is not on the drinks or the food; instead, much of the attention is directed tow...

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    Let’s Break it Down: Supreme Court Nominatio...

    In 1801, former President John Adams lay awake late at night, signing federal judge appointments on the very last day of his preside...

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    The Write Education

    As he listened to his aunt share stories of volunteering at underfunded schools in India, Ishaan Patel (9) was struck by the realiza...

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Boys volleyball dominates against Ravens

The boys volleyball team (18-10) defeated Canyon Crest Academy (6-15) in a three-game match on April 20 at TPHS.  The Falcons started the game strong, quickly leading 3-0 after a few spikes skimmed past the fingers of CCA blockers. But the speed of the game slowed when the CCA outside hitter went over the line after a long rally, resulting in a technical point for TPHS. CCA made a comebac...

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    Augur’s 10th-inning blast revives Falcons

    The TPHS softball team (18-5) edged out Point Loma High School (11-12-1) 6-5 on April 22 at home; the 10-inning showdown ended after...

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    Day in the Life: Cole Nguyen

    Hanging on the rough handholds of the stone, Cole Nguyen (12) scales the side of a boulder, carefully analyzing each step as he clim...

Entertainment

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Coachella: 5 Things Instagram Never Told Me

After five years of daydreaming, constantly begging my parents to let me go my senior year and imagining myself jamming out to my favorite indie bands, I finally went to Coachella. The months leading up to the weekend were some of the most excruciating months of my life; as a frequent concert-goer, I was very excited to spend a whole three days with my best friends at what is perhaps one of the most glor...

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    Beauty and the Beast

    A motherly teapot. A singing candlestick. A beastly prince, an independent heroine and a touch of romance. The original 1991 animate...

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    Dolce at the Highlands

    Italian food has always been one of my favorites, so, when I was offered the chance to review Dolce at the Highlands, I was excited ...

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    A dream is a wish the heart makes and it is one that can possibly come true with the help of a Fairy Godmother, a pumpkin and some w...

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TPHS wins award in Directing Change student film contest

Cristian Aragon (9), Jose Becerra (11), Nicholas Meraz (10) and Jay Butler (11) won the regional award in the Directing Change Program and Student Film Contest with their suicide prevention video “Light at the End of the Tunnel,” which will advance to the statewide level. Directing Change has three categories: Suicide Prevention, Mental Health Matters and Through the Lens of Cultur...

Opinion

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Pro: Fracking

Since the late 1900s, the U.S. has grown increasingly reliant on a new,  advantageous method of extracting natural gas from shale — or layers of rock — called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which involves digging a well several thousand meters underground, where it is then bent 90 degrees horizontally. After the drill pipes are replaced with steel, a fracturing fluid is pumped under ...

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    Tomi Lahren should not have been suspended from Th...

    Tomi Lahren is best known for being an outspoken young Republican woman. However on Mar. 17, during a guest appearance on “The...

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    On April 9, David Dao, a doctor from Kentucky, was dragged off a United Airlines flight departing O’Hare International Airport...

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    Con: Fracking

    Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the process of drilling deep into the Earth and injecting water, sand and chemicals at high pr...

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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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