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National Merit Semifinalists

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Arts and humanities should not be undervalued

On October 4, 1957, millions looked up to the sky as Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, was launched into space. This historical moment is significant for a couple reasons, the obvious one being that it effectively signaled the start of the Space Race between the Soviet Union and the United States. The lesser-known reason, and perhaps the one that has had a...

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2 in 2,586: Gita and Priya Multani

Through their research, Gita and Priya Multani (12) have developed a capture mechanism that aids in the early detection of ovarian cancer. The mechanism works by identifying a specific protein released in the early stages of ovarian cancer from patient blood samples. Although the project is still...

Entertainment

The Divine Feminine

Since 2010, rap artist Mac Miller has continued to drop new albums, each one better than the last. However, nothing beats his most recent masterpiece, The Divine Feminine. Deviating from pure rap, Miller decided to take it upon himself to bless our ears with a masterful fusion of rap, R&B and...

Sports

Falcons edge out El Camino Wildcats

Football (3-1) beat El Camino High School (1-3) 7-3 on Sept. 16 at home, able to overcome the Wildcats in a tight defensive battle throughout the game. El Camino began with possession of the ball, but were unable to acquire first down, quickly giving up the ball to the Falcons. However...

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On the Grind

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    Work Hard, Play Hard

    With one hand tightly grasping his mother’s hand and the other wiping tears from his face, a boy approached Zachary Hirsch (12...

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    TPHS Goes International

    The six-hour, 55-minute school day, scheduling complaints and cranky teenagers of TPHS are now just distant memories for Jack Resnic...

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    1 in 2616: Austin Edwards

    After watching “Step Up 2: The Streets,” a movie centered around the lives of Maryland dance students, in third grade, A...

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Best Sports in Cal-hi-fornia

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    Day in the Life: J.V. Woodman

    J.V. Woodman (12) was painfully shy when he was little, so his parents signed him up for soccer to bring him out of his shell. It wa...

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    Girls tennis second in Golden State Classic

    Girls tennis finished second in the Golden State Classic Tournament at Stanford University on Sept. 10, losing to Los Gatos High Sch...

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    Field hockey falls to Serra High School

    Field hockey (4-2-1) lost 5-0 to Junipero Serra High School  on Sept. 20 after a long battle in the rain. The Falcon...

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Blonde/Endless

Four years. Four years of sparse, painfully vague social media posts, rumored features and misleading release dates finally led up to something tangible on Aug. 1, when R&B artist Frank Ocean uploaded a livestream on his website. For me, this meant watching the black and white livestream, which initially featured a mostly empty warehouse, static and faded background music, every night literally until...

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    Pizza Pazza

    I had never ordered items from a food truck before, so when I volunteered to go to Food Truck Friday at Balboa Park to write this re...

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    New York on Rye

    New York on Rye is a New York deli on wheels. As a fan of both food trucks and delis, I was ready to kick off my weekend with the tr...

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    Tacos la Mezcla

    Tacos la Mezcla is one of the many food trucks featured in Balboa Park’s “Food Truck Friday.” I have eaten an unbe...

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Nick Leslie (‘14) dies in Nice truck attack while studying abroad

Nick Leslie (‘14) died in the truck attack on Nice, France on July 14: news his parents would not receive until days later. Leslie, a University of California, Berkeley student, was in Nice for a study abroad program called European Innovative Academy, in which he and other students from a variety of academic disciplines worked to develop a product. After hearing there was an attack in Nice &ld...

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    Former AP Coppo named new TPHS principal, Jaffe mo...

    Former TPHS assistant principal and class of 1986 alumnus Rob Coppo replaced David Jaffe, now superintendent of the Rancho Santa Fe ...

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    New charter school in district proposed

    The School of Universal Learning (SOUL) presented a petition to open a charter school in SDUHSD on Aug. 26.  SOUL, a Fresno-b...

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    Teachers picket against Muir, Salazar in Board rac...

    The San Dieguito Faculty Association organized a rally against school board members Maureen “Mo” Muir and John Salazar o...

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Colin Kaepernick unfairly accused of being unpatriotic

Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers quarterback, has captured the country’s attention over the past weeks. His decision not to stand during the national anthem has taken social media by storm (and has catapulted his jersey sales to the top among current National Football League players). In a post-game interview, Kaepernick said he refused to show pride in the flag of a country that oppresses b...

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    Personal Perspective: Sumin Hwang

    If you open the large closet in my garage, you see boxes upon boxes filled with dusty, red photo albums — a true testament to ...

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    “Affirmative action” outdated and discriminatory...

    “Affirmative action,” a set of laws, policies and practices that has its roots in U.S. administrations as far back as th...

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    Let’s Break it Down: Georgetown Preferential...

    From being built by slaves to naming buildings after Ku Klux Klan leaders, there is no doubt that slavery is intricately intertwined...

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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...