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Move Right In

As the blistering San Diego sun slowly sinks below the horizon, quiet suburban neighborhoods and their surrounding canyons are bathed in cool darkness, the coral sunset bleeding into cerulean blue. Allison Kelton (12) stands in her backyard, gazing at the sky; she feels a wave of nostalgia that reminds her of her hometown, Reddington, New Jersey. To Kelton, the chaparral is a drastic contrast to the lush, towering oak forests that were common near her old home.  Every year, hundreds of new teens take their first steps as TPHS students. Many are freshmen, coming from one of SDUHSD’s feeder middle schools and ...
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Best of 2017 Albums

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Global Update

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Wrestling falls to San Pasqual 60-19 in season opener

Wrestling (0-1) suffered a loss to San Pasqual High School (1-0) 60-19 on Nov. 30 in the Falcons’ first preseason dual meet of the year. TPHS won four of the 12 matches, with one tie and seven losses. “The team did excellently,” head coach Martin Brown said. “We had about seven wrestlers where it was their first match, and they had a lot of wins.” Among the winners were Gabe Panikowski (9) DJ Younkin (12), who both said hard work, dedication and having the fight and will to win led to their victories. Younkin, who won 10-9, prevailed using strength, the &ld...
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The Crack Shack

I often have been described as a picky eater, and yes, that is true for some types of cuisine, but when it comes to chicken, there isn’t a part that I won’t eat (maybe not the feet or beak, but that’s it). So, when I heard that The Crack Shack would be on the table for a review, I immediately claimed it. After standing in line outside the rustic restaurant, we were approached by our kind server, who recommended the most popular dishes at the restaurant: the 5 Piece Fried Chicken ($15), Downward Dog salad ($9) and Firebird sandwich ($11). I was pleasantly surprised by her recommendation of a salad, sin...
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District releases proposed voting maps

The SDUHSD board will vote for one of six proposed district region maps on Dec. 14, completing the transition from “at-large” member elections to “by-trustee area” elections for district representation by school board members. In at-large elections, the entire community votes for all school board members, but in the by-trustee area system, the district is split into six regions; voters in each region will elect a board member residing in that region. The elections are changing so that SDUHSD does not violate the California Voting Rights Act, which prohibits the “at-large” ...
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Healthy Kids Survey

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Diplomacy is the only solution to the North Korean nuclear problem

The world is at a crossroads.  A game is being played. They have made their move; it is almost a checkmate. Now, it is up to us. The timer counts down, second by second; time is running out. It may be our move, but they are in control. One wrong play, and we lose. One wrong play, and millions of people die. North Korea has made its decision. Now it is time we make ours. 1956 marks the beginning of North Korea’s Nuclear Weapon Development program. The Soviet Union began to train North Korean scientists and engineers “laying the foundation for future nuclear development,” according to the U.S. Naval I...
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Pro: Standardized Tests

Pencils, specifically those with the infamous “#2” stamped on the side in metallic green type, sit on the desks of millions of students throughout the country. The signal echoes throughout the nation; “You may begin,” and every pencil, no matter the proficiency or status of the student, is picked up. At the end of the session, the pencil, worn and tired, is the only remnant of the process these students have just gone through — standardized testing. After the No Child Left Behind Act was passed in 2002, mandating standardized testing in all 50 states, the question of whether or not students i...
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ASB hosts annual TP Idol contest for TPHS students

The annual ASB-sponsored TP Idol contest was held in the quad during lunch from May 2-5, and Hannah Uzi (11) won first place on the last day of the competition. To reach the finals, contestants went through an initial round where they were evaluated by three teacher judges: Jacqueline Niddrie, Lars Trupe and Marinee Payne.  “[The grading criteria] were tone, pitch, style and actual voice,” Niddrie said. “It was a scale of one to five. There were four categories and we just added up points.” After the first round of competition, the top three singers were chosen to compete in the finals, held on ...