Summa CEO change prompts protest

Former founding CEO and president of Summa Education Christopher Hamilton was replaced by Lori Todd as CEO on Feb. 28. Since then, former and future Summa students and parents who oppose the decision have protested and petitioned for Hamilton’s return. However, according to Todd, Hamilton’s return is “very unlikely.” Todd also said the Summa staff will not discuss internal personnel matters and the circumstances of Hamilton’s departure. Hamilton said that he was “fired by Summa’s relatively new — since November — investors and manager … and was not given a reason or explanation.” Acco...


Con: Felony Disenfranchisement

Attorney General Eric Holder argues that felony disenfranchisement unfairly excludes African-Americans from the voting process, as one in 13 African-American adults nationwide is in prison, according to the advocacy group The Sentencing Project. However, his argument regarding the apparent “exclusion” of a racial group is irrelevant; the ethnicity of a felon does not ...



  According to the Regional Task Force on the Homeless in San Diego County, 8,879 individuals were homeless on the night of Jan. 24, 2013, but residents of North County rarely witness such poverty. In fact, only 8.2 percent of the San Diego homeless population lives within the North County...



No, this is not the same ice cream you had in Hawaii. And though it is located in a much less exotic setting — between two nondescript cafes in a commonplace plaza in Poway —Lappert’s Ice Cream and Gourmet Roasted Coffee still hides many uncommon surprises. My party of three was immediately greet...


Falcon Tries: Principal Jaffe

As I sprinted across campus to the administration building, which would be my home for the next seven hours, I was thankful that those hours would be spent entirely inside. Unknown to me, however, Principal David Jaffe does not enjoy being inside on rainy days like I do. I trudged into Jaffe’s off...



Education Under Fire

Sitting at his desk, the only thing on San Diego State University Professor Subrata Bhattacharjee’s mind was a graduate student’s thesis defense for which he was already a few minutes late. Just as he was about to leave, he heard a knock at the door. It was Aug. 15, 1996, the day that being late to that appointment saved his life. Earlier in the day, mechanical engineering graduate student Frederick Ma...



Sports Shorts: March: Volleyball

Boys varsity volleyball (7-2) easily beat the Eastlake High School Titans (1-5) 3-1 on Mar. 25. Co-captains Joey Jones (12) and Kannon Kyle (11) were both unsurprised by the outcome of the game, but disappointed in losing the third game 25-23. “We got a little overconfident and stopped trying, and they got a little momentum and they won that game,” setter Jones said. First-year coach Adam Zufinet...

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    Sports Shorts: March: Tennis

    Boys varsity tennis defeated Westview High School 11-7 on Mar. 25 in TPHS’ fifth match of the season. Varsity head coach John DeLille w...

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    According to requirements listed by the SDUSHD website, Independent Study Physical Education is only open to students who have medica...

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    March: Sports Shorts: Golf

    TPHS boys golf (9-0) took down previously unbeaten Poway High School 175-200 on Mar. 25, avenging two losses to the Titans last seaso...



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Pro: Felony Disenfranchisement

The felon disenfranchisement laws of many states, most of which originated during a time when restricting the political power of black voters was a greater priority than maintaining the moral fiber of the electorate, recently received a long-overdue public condemnation from Attorney General Eric Holder. Felons should be allowed to vote immediately after release. In general, regulating which eligible voters...