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Renovations to the media center and the Del Mar Heights Rd. front entrance, funded by the $75 million TPHS portion of the $449 million Proposition AA bond, will begin the week of June 12. According to Principal David Jaffe, the stairs at the front entrance will be widened, allowing easier student access and creating a more modern, courtyard-like appearance. Plants on either end of the entrance will be pushed aside, widening the landscape in order to accommodate students with disabilities and promote more student interaction outside of classrooms. The front entrance of ...

Opinion

“Never Hillary” supporters are hypocritical

The 2016 Presidential election season has been one of the most heated in recent years. The contest for the Republican nomination between Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Donald Trump, as well as the struggle between Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, has dominated media coverage. Now, the entire nation waits to see who will emerge to be each Party&r...

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1 in 2616: Russell Reed

It all started in sixth grade, when Russell Reed (12) and his family traveled to Tanzania. Reed’s family decided to do “half service activities and half fun safari activities” during their 10-day Thanksgiving trip. “Growing up, I’ve always done a lot of se...

Entertainment

Taking the Flower Crown: Weekend One

As a first-time Coachella attendee, I basically showed up ready to shove years worth of expectations into three days’ time, and somehow actually managed it. I spent the weekend in a perpetual state of awe, between the endless celebrity sightings and my newfound knowledge that a ...

Sports

Tennis defeats CCA 13-5 in final league match

Boys tennis (22-3) defeated Canyon Crest Academy 13-5 on April 26 in the last league match of the season.  According to head coach John DeLille, the team had “real momentum going [into the match] and into CIFs.” “There’s no lack of confidence in ...

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San Diego’s Military Culture

It is 2005, in Iraq. A Humvee rolls cautiously through the desert, wheels kicking up ghostly puffs of sand. All is silent, save for the low murmur of engines and the shallow breathing of American soldiers. Other vehicles dot the sparse landscape, all moving in sunlit lethargy, lurching forward as if regretting they had even come. The boom of the explosion seemed to rip through the fabric of sound itsel...

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Falcon Tries: Rugby

I’m not unathletic. For about five years, I ice-skated competitively on a synchronized skating team; I spent one year on a swim team; I am currently a pole vaulter. But when faced with any sport involving a ball, I become an awkward and clumsy mess of uncoordinated limbs. So when I was told I would be playing rugby with Anton Schuh (10), Jude Atiya (10) and Sammi Aldairi (10), who are all experienc...

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    Boys lacrosse claws Loyola Cubs

    Boys lacrosse (11-2) defeated Loyola High School (12-4) 11-6 at the senior night game on April 23, overcoming the Cubs’ tricky...

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    Baseball beats Poway 2-1 after earlier loss

    Baseball (13-7) edged out Poway High School (13-7) 2-1 in the second game of a doubleheader after coming off a 3-1 loss in the first...

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    Day in the Life: AC Kaseburg

    AC Kaseburg (12) vividly remembers her first career-defining moment. The sun was blazing, parents were yelling on the sidelines and ...

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Taking the Flower Crown: Weekend Two

Coachella weekend two has the reputation for that being the “suckier” of the two weekends. I never really understood why — the only piece of coherent evidence was that the grass is greener and not as dust-covered the first week. While I initially worried about missing out, seeing countless Snapchats from friends who went to weekend one, I am happy to say I experienced the same surreal j...

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    Ramen Burger

    To me, ramen has only ever come in two varieties: instant and gourmet. For a while, I only ate the instant variety, mostly because I...

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    Lemonade

    Beyoncé is something of goddess in pop culture; she’s an incredible, multitalented performer who has an astonishing voc...

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    Hollywood: A History of Whitewashing

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Hollywood should cast Asian actors for Asian roles

White America has gotten much better at recognizing racism where it exists. Archetypal associations — slavery, Jim Crow laws, the KKK and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech — are gradually expanding to include conversations on workplace discrimination, inequities in the criminal justice system and other manifestations of institutional racism. As a country, ...

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    Staff Ed: Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

    With high-profile celebrities like Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, as well as award-winning movies and TV series like “The Dan...

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    Con: States should boycott North Carolina for new...

    Discrimination is wrong. Children are taught that discrimination is wrong, that it is a socially punishable offense, that the people...

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    Pro: States should boycott North Carolina for new ...

    In response to North Carolina’s new law — which prohibits local governments from enacting policies that ban discriminati...

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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...