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Day In The Life: Sierra Campisano

Breathing heavily, Sierra Campisano (11) glances at the clock   as it counts down the seconds to the end of the game. On defense, Campisano jumps to block the opponent’s last shot as the final buzzer sounds, signaling a Falcon win. The crowd rises to a standing ovation, congratulating the team, and among it stands Campisano’s greatest influence and strongest supporter — her mom. “My mom played Division I basketball, so she was a huge basketball person, and she taught me how to play when I was younger,” Campisano said. From a young age, Campisano’s dream has been ...
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Girls soccer edged out by Wolverines 1-0

Girls soccer (10-4-4) lost to Westview High School (9-8-2) 1-0 at Westview on Feb. 6. The game opened with a series of aggressive offensive plays by the Wolverines and good footwork on the Falcons’ side. “We kept them out of our end and we did a pretty good job holding on to the ball in the first half of the game,” Westview coach Peter Stogsdill said. Fifteen minutes into the first half, Westview player Grace McLeod followed up on a teammate’s long, high shot, kicking it into the goal, which  goalkeeper Veronica Romines (12) was unable to block. “Our g...
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Game Time: February

Falcons past and present grabbed headlines this month, and congratulations are in order. Jacob Alsadek (‘13) was named a USA Today Freshman All-American as the lone, albeit redshirt, freshman offensive lineman on the Arizona Wildcats football team. Alsadek, who started at right guard for 10 games, helped lead the way for running back Nick Wilson, who rushed for over 1,000 yards. It is great to see that Alsadek, who was on the 2012 All-Palomar League First-Team, has continued to impress in college. Marek Sullivan (12) was named the UT San Diego player of the week, just as TPHS Basketball was voted No. 1...
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Falcons defeat Westview 67-48

Girls basketball (16-7) beat Westview High School (19-4) 67-48 at home on Feb. 6. Starting the first quarter off with a one-point difference, the Falcons focused on their defensive play by being aggressive throughout the game. “So far we’ve had a really great, competitive and successful season,” head coach Denise Bennett said. “These girls work hard and play together. I have full confidence in my team.” Even though Westview started off strong, with a high percentage of points per possession, the Falcons’ successful free throws and key steals ended the first quarter up 19-18, with g...
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Keeping Your Word (Part 2)

The first step was a bowl of ramen and a marathon of Netflix. Then came the disposal of old diaries full of loveless entries and broken hearts. I’m not sure what’s next for me, but I know I’ve just embarked on a journey that will last me a lifetime — one of loving myself. Self-love has never been easy for me, even as a young girl. The pressure to be the ideal daughter or friend has slowly been weighing me down these past 15 years, and I finally collapsed.  Maybe I didn’t crumble to dust at once. Maybe I’ve been splintering apart for a while now. I always plagued mysel...
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Promises, Promises

Keshin Visahan (10) was like any other person on New Year’s Eve. He made a simple resolution — to “spend more time studying” — and planned to generally improve himself in the upcoming year. “I’m going to time myself when I’m studying and just make sure I’m not getting distracted,” Visahan said. Forty percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, most commonly to lose weight, get organized and spend less money, according to Forbes. “People start the New Year [with resolutions] because it’s this new beginning, clean slate kind ...
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Keeping Your Word (Part 1)

My resolution this year is to stop making resolutions for the sake of January small talk. I am fairly certain that most of the New Year’s resolutions I have made over the past 15 years have never lived to see the spring. My mom would probably call it pure laziness, and I would agree that my failure to adhere to previous resolutions is definitely due in part to a lack of motivation. However, I have recently found myself questioning the legitimacy of New Year’s resolutions entirely, if only to make myself feel a little better about my current situation and my past record.  Time is a social construct (and...