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2017 National Merit Semifinalists

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Opinion

Staff Editorial: Ending DACA was Immoral and Unwarranted

On September 5, the Trump administration stood before the nation and struck fear into the hearts of 800,000 young undocumented immigrants living in the United States.  Our president did not even have the guts to do it himself. Instead, he had Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a known immigration hardliner, announce that the administration would end Defer...

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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 student walks through TPHS’ west quad, silently weaving in and out of the mottled shadows of the English building. The only lights abound from the orange incan...

Entertainment

Mendocino Farms

I went to Mendocino Farms thinking that, like me, no one had ever heard of it. Turns out I was wrong. There wasn’t a single empty seat at the new Del Mar Highlands Town Center location. Right after I entered the restaurant, I was greeted by a smiling employee who placed my order ...

Sports

Football loses high-scoring battle with El Camino

The TPHS football team (2-2) lost to El Camino High School (3-1) on Sept. 15, giving up the win 42-31. TPHS kicked the game off with good defense. Michael Perrone (12) successfully thwarted El Camino’s opening drive. A poor punt from the Wildcats and an offsides penalty opened up...

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Teen Spending and Earnings

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    1 in 2,447: Elaine Song

    Three office buildings, four floors and three hours after accepting what seemed to be a simple task, Elaine Song (12) has a gathered...

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    Traumatized

    It was a quiet day. The squad car ambled down the road with its windows down, sirens off, music playing softly in the background. Th...

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    Let’s Break It Down: North Korea Tension

    In 2010, the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea openly declared its possession of a nuclear weapon. The isolated Asia...

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Day in the Life: Hannah Zhao (12)

As she steps onto the tennis court for the final match in the Girls’ 18 Singles event at the Southern California Junior Sectional Championships, returning champion Hannah Zhao’s (12) brain seems to freeze. With all eyes on her, arms shaking and heart pounding, Zhao breathes in and out, becoming more confident with each hit until the match is over and she is crowned the champion. However, Zhao...

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    Field Hockey perfect in Serra Tournament

    Taking first seed in Pool D, Girls Varsity Field Hockey won all three games on Sept. 16 at the Serra Varsity Field Hockey Tournament...

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    Girls Volleyball takes 6th in Durango Classic

    Girls volleyball competed at the Durango Fall Classic in Las Vegas on Sept. 15-16, securing their place as the sixth best team in th...

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    Steiner joins Junior National Cycling Team

    McKenzie Steiner (11) rode for the Women’s Junior National Cycling Team for the Junior Track World Championships, which was he...

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Must See In September

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    KAABOO Del Mar

    Frequently lumped in with music festivals like Coachella and Outside Lands, Del Mar’s KAABOO garners the same level of attenti...

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    Corner House

    As someone obsessed with punctuality, the stress of having to run to the parking lot to avoid traffic and then scarfing down a meal ...

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    Caliente

    As a senior, I have spent the last three years frequenting many of the same restaurants during our 45-minute lunch block, but this w...

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New AP Olander happy to join TPHS administrative team

Tracy Olander, who is a former International Baccalaureate School Coordinator and Academic Dean for Spring Valley Academy, has taken on the role of TPHS assistant principal since June, joining assistant principals Michael Santos and Robert Shockney. Olander’s previous experience in education includes working at the Spring Valley Academy and as a part-time human resources coordinator for ...

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    FloWater dispensers removed from TPHS

    TPHS’ two FloWater water dispensers, located in the B building and donated by the Rob Machado Foundation during the 2015-16 sc...

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    Multiple car break-ins reported in TPHS parking lo...

    Three cars owned by TPHS students Alexita Velasco (11), Isabella Collins (11) and Grace Kratzer (12) were broken into  in the T...

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    TPTV halts production but will likely resume in No...

    “TPTV,” a weekly show put on by the Advanced TV Production class, is likely to  resume in November after the show i...

Opinion

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Diplomacy is the only solution to the North Korean nuclear problem

The world is at a crossroads.  A game is being played. They have made their move; it is almost a checkmate. Now, it is up to us. The timer counts down, second by second; time is running out. It may be our move, but they are in control. One wrong play, and we lose. One wrong play, and millions of people die. North Korea has made its decision. Now it is time we make ours. 1956 marks the beginn...

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    Aung San Suu Kyi should have her Nobel Peace Prize...

    Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of a rebellious, pro-democracy and human rights movement in Myanmar, spent over 15 years under tight ho...

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    Pro: Raising the Minimum Wage

    The saying, “Money makes the world go ‘round” was first used in the 1960s play “Cabaret,” and it has s...

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    Con: Raising the Minimum Wage

    Only a handful of issues in the United States have remained controversial as long as minimum wage. Since its creation in 1938, minim...

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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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