News

Community remembers Cathedral student

Many TPHS students mourned the loss of Cathedral Catholic High School student Yancy Jay Sia Zolina (11), who apparently committed suicide on Sept. 11, by attending masses and memorials held throughout the week after his death. A funeral service was held at the St. Therese of Carmel Catholic Church on Sept. 20, where family, friends and students from high schools throughout San Diego gathered to commemorate Zolina. “During the service, it was very emotional ... [Zolina’s] brother gave this beautiful eulogy that was so sad,” Jackie Weinrich (11) said. “But afterwards, there was a reception...

Opinion

Obama must send troops to combat ISIS

Expelled from al-Qaida for ruthlessness and intractability, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is making a name for itself as one of the most extreme and brutal terrorist organizations in the world. With more than 5,500 civilian deaths in six months, a dozen American recruits and two graphic beheadings of American journalists attributed to ISIS, it is obvious what Pr...

Feature

The Psychology of Color Theory

With one hand wiping the sweat off his brow and the other scraping paint off a ruined canvas, local contemporary artist Kevin Winger is one failed attempt away from chucking his work out a window. He haphazardly grabs another mangled paint tube from his desk, ready to admit defeat for the night, unt...

Entertainment

Curtain Call: "Kingdom City"

High school students in California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas and Massachusetts enjoy the full protection of the free speech and free press rights provided by the First Amendment. Set in Missouri, Sheri Wilner’s “Kingdom City” centers around the cancellation of a high school production of Arthur Miller...

Sports

Game Time: September

With recent events surrounding players in the National Football League, a lot of blame has been put on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, but I blame the owners, and everyone else should as well. First, given the events that have transpired in and around the NFL this week, I would have canceled NFL ...

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Right Hand Woman

Even during her four years at TPHS, Cara Dolnik, formerly Assistant Principal Cara Couvillion, was a minority in the administration. As she moved through her career, she became familiar with the many aspects of reconciling work as an assistant principal and life as a woman. “Being an administrator takes a lot of time,” Dolnik said. “When you get into this job, you have to sacrifice some of your personal li...

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Take A Knee

About one in three American parents say knowing the connection between concussions and long-term brain injury makes them less likely to allow a son to participate in the game. One in five say the connection is the key factor in that decision, according to a HBO Real Sports/Marist Poll. According to the Associated Press, football is the sport most likely to lead to concussions and is also the sport most d...

Entertainment

Harry’s Coffee Shop

There’s something reassuring about restaurants being named after a sole founder — it suggests a long, welcoming history, a knack for crafting classic menu items (or unique family recipes) that come out just right. It makes diners feel like they’re on a first-name basis with the establishment itself, which is a plus, given that ordering and eating food in a new restaurant can be daunting. Harry’s Coffee Shop...

  • Jack Whitten: Pure Abstraction

    Don’t blink — you might miss him. Jack Whitten moves on to his next trick pretty quickly. By trick, I mean a sleight-of-hand, a disappe...

  • Claire’s on Cedros

    As much as I love eating warm, fluffy french toast and enjoying it with a steaming mug of rich coffee, I also love being able to sleep ...

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    Contemporary Art: What?

    If you’ve ever been a student of history teacher Lars Trupe, chances are that you’ve heard him talk about Jeff Koons. Maybe “talk” isn’...

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Opinion

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Con: Reparations for Slavery

Black Americans deserve compensation to make up for their relative lack of wealth or social mobility, but can such a policy be justified as a way of remedying past wrongdoing? From this perspective, slave reparations are neither a moral requirement nor a practical possibility. Reparations raise many questions about collective responsibility, since it is difficult to isolate genuinely collective wrongs fr...

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Brainiac

Unsurprisingly, quintessential brainiac Brian Johnson (Anthony Michael Hall), clad in a green sweater and high-waisted denim, ends up penning the group essay by himself at the end of the film “The Breakfast Club” — but he sure looks heroic doing it. Almost 30 years have passed since “The Breakfast Club” was formed during that fateful Saturday detention. In Brian’s time, to be a brainiac was to be sociall...

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    Rebel

    The epitome of a ‘80s high school rebel, John Bender planted his motorcycle boots firmly on the table and slouched back in his chair wi...

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    Rich Kid

    Everyone knows “rich kids.” They drive fancy cars, wear designer clothes and peer disdainfully over the tops of their Gucci sunglasses ...

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    Jock

    Swaggering down the hall and flashing his cardinal and gold letterman jacket, varsity football and baseball player Christian Gange (12)...