News

Emily Sun (’15) competes in ‘Jeopardy!’

Emily Sun (’15), former vice president of the TPHS Quizbowl Club and member of the academic team, reached the semifinal stage in the “Jeopardy!” College Championship, which runs from Feb. 1-12.  Sun said she first started “watching ‘Jeopardy!’ religiously” in high school after joining academic team and quizbowl. Her areas of expertise were “literature, history [and the] sciences,” according to former freshman academic team coach Barbara Swovelin, who added that Sun was a “fabulous” student and “always a well-roun...

Opinion

Con: Fantasy sports should be classified as gambling

Fantasy sports, especially daily fantasy sports, have made millions in revenue by allowing sports fans to personalize teams and compete in virtual competitions. But it is not mere chance that allows participants to win competitions and move up in rank; it is in-depth knowledge of statistics on individual players that helps contestants succeed. As opposed to the f...

Feature

One in 2,616: David Heller

When David Heller (12) is not in class at TPHS, he can be often found at Palomar or Mira Costa College learning German or practicing yo-yo tricks outside his English 100 class. Despite never having taken an AP class or test in his high school career, half of which he spent at Canyon Crest Acade...

Entertainment

On the White Carpet

Last year, I watched “Selma,” a film about Martin Luther King Jr.’s march during the Civil Rights Movement, and was awestruck by David Oyelowo’s work as the lead; that’s why I was so shocked to see that he had not been nominated for Best Actor at the 87th Academy Awa...

Sports

Q&A: with Cardale Jones, Stephen Rivers, and Conner Cook

Every year, elite college football players join Whitfield Athletix, a quarterback camp based in San Diego that aims to prepare athletes for the National Football League Scouting Combine. George Whitfield, Jr., director and quarterback engineer, has trained the likes of Johnny Manziel, EJ Manuel, ...

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Locked and Loaded

As an active Student Congress debater and a wargaming hobbyist, weapons and combat are not uncommon conversation topics between my friends and me. Firearms, in particular, are fascinating pieces of technology to me. Despite this fascination, in recent years I have become somewhat horrified with the frightening regularity with which incidents of gun violence appear in the media. Yet, for all of the assaul...

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    The Bell Heard Around the World

    For many TPHS students, the seven-hour school day may feel like a drag, but for Hee Joo Kang (12) and other students who have gone t...

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    Let’s Break it Down: Oregon Standoff

    On Jan. 2, a group of ranchers from the American West gathered under the leadership of Ammon Bundy to form the Citizens of Constitut...

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Day in the Life: Anais Mathes

Treading water for hours at a time, all while being pushed around and yelled at by other players does not sound appealing to most. But for Anais Mathes (12), water polo is more than the sum of its parts, it is also a test of endurance and a means of self expression.  Mathes, who grew up playing basketball and swimming competitively, attended a free water polo clinic in seventh grade that ...

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    Falcons defeat Wolverines 5-1

    Boys soccer (18-1-3) crushed Westview High School (11-5-3) 5-1 on Feb. 9, holding an unbreakable offensive front throughout the game...

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    Rugby edges out Cathedral Catholic Dons

    Rugby (4-1) defeated Cathedral Catholic High School 25-21 on Feb. 5 at TPHS, with a strong showing by the Falcons in the second half...

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    San Diego skating team represents the U.S.

    Team Del Sol, a San Diego-based synchronized skating team, traveled to Great Britain and Scotland on Feb. 7 and will stay until Feb....

Entertainment

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 18:  Musician Kanye West performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Kanye West: Making Waves

In the music industry, Kanye West is truly one-of-a-kind. His immense popularity, and perhaps even larger ego, is accompanied by a sizeable amount of hate, making him a figure that people either love to hate or hate to love. Personally, I fall into the latter category. As a fan of rap and hip-hop music, I cannot deny the quality of some of his most popular songs, like “Gold Digger,” “Bl...

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    Cafe Secret

    Because of its convenient location in Del Mar, I’ve walked past Cafe Secret thousands of times, but I have never actually stop...

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    Panca Peruvian Cuisine

    I wish I was Yzma from “The Emperor’s New Groove” — I’d be powerful and cunning, and most importantly,...

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    Auré

    At 12:25 p.m. on a Sunday, guitarist Jordan Dinerman (10) lugs his equipment to the front door of a house and rings the doorbell a f...

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Falcon Accolades

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Personal Perspective: Grace Bruton

I am a photographer. Photography is the passion that defines me, and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without it.  Being a photographer is an identity; it is the first word I would use to describe myself. I can’t picture a life today without photography in it — it has dictated who my friends are, how I spend most of my time, and even how I decorate my room. I joined the staf...

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    Behind the Screen

    Josh Keeble (11) plays all kinds of games. He can fly planes, swing swords, make animals run and stack Tetris blocks all with the to...

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    No Pain No Game

    TPHS alumnus Max Angel (‘15) coordinated masses of soldiers, war machines, spaceships and alien warriors toward an enemy base....

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    Miles Arnold: Altitude Aerial Media

    Drones are no longer figments of the imagination, but tangible tools that are readily accessible. For chief operating officer Miles ...