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Traumatized

It was a quiet day. The squad car ambled down the road with its windows down, sirens off, music playing softly in the background. The police radio let out a short, static sound interrupting the calm;  it was a report of an individual armed with a gun, in the middle of a street close to the cop car. The music disappeared, the windows went up and the sirens blared as the car picked up speed. The tales of police  always begin the same: a cop involved in a shooting, a person, injured or dead, sparks an investigation. Police shootings affect everybody involved: the individual, his or her family, bystanders, witnes...
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The F-Word

Every other Thursday, a group of about eight girls gathers in an otherwise empty classroom to scarf down lunch before starting to use the F-word.  But how much chit-chat can be made on the topic of one single word? “They make judgements about who you are by just this one word alone,” Gabi Gonzalez (12) said. She and Zoe Catz Johnson (12) serve as co-presidents of a TPHS club dedicated to the F-word. They facilitate those bimonthly meetings so that club members can have a place to voice their opinions around like-minded people. No, this is not a forum for etymology enthu...
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TPHS Swim and Dive sets new league record after winning another consecutive CIF.

The TPHS Swim and Dive Team claimed wins in both the Avocado West North County League and Division 1 CIF, their eighth consecutive CIF win for the girls and third for the boys. Both Avocado League victories took place at the Carlsbad Monroe Pool on the Carlsbad High School campus, with diving on May 5 and swimming on May 6. Meanwhile, the CIF victories took place on May 12 at San Diego Mesa College for diving and May 13 at Granite Hills High School for swimming. “[The Avocado League is] not really what we’re after at the start of the season, our goal is always to win CIF ... we’re always lo...
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Girls lacrosse takes hard-fought victory over Dons

Girls lacrosse (16-0) defeated Cathedral Catholic High School (9-5) 15-10 on April 24 at TPHS for head coach Kaitlin Doucette’s hundredth win. “Cathedral is always a tough game no matter what,” Marisa Kuberra (12) said. “Because we all know each other and that [creates a] rivalry between the schools.” The first goal of the night was made after Kelli McKinnon (11) passed the ball to Bailee Monjazeb (11), who then cut right through the 12-meter fan and scored a swift goal. Cathedral quickly rebounded just a few plays later, scoring off a free position shot to tie the score at 1-1....
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F/stop: April

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Coachella: 5 Things Instagram Never Told Me

After five years of daydreaming, constantly begging my parents to let me go my senior year and imagining myself jamming out to my favorite indie bands, I finally went to Coachella. The months leading up to the weekend were some of the most excruciating months of my life; as a frequent concert-goer, I was very excited to spend a whole three days with my best friends at what is perhaps one of the most glorified music festivals in the world. Even though I had a wonderful experience overall and will definitely be returning in a few years, there were a lot of problems I encountered over the weekend that I had wished the cli...
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Dolce at the Highlands

Italian food has always been one of my favorites, so, when I was offered the chance to review Dolce at the Highlands, I was excited to say the least. Given its location within the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch and its proximity to the massive Crunch Fitness parking lot, neither restaurant access nor parking was an issue. From the exterior, which had a number of tables with umbrellas, to the elegantly decorated interior, I was immediately impressed with what I saw. Visually, the Gnocchi ($19) was the least appealing of the three items, but what it lacked in that aspect, it more than made up for in taste....
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1 in 2,568: Rayhan Tabani

At Public Square Coffee House in La Mesa, the focus is not on the drinks or the food; instead, much of the attention is directed toward the live performances and local artists. The stage, illuminated by red and purple lights and surrounded by late-night customers and musicians, is set up in the center. Jazz bands, soul artists and folk singer-songwriters have already taken the stage, but there remains one more act to supply the crowd with its nightly dose of rhythm and blues: Sugar Ray Ray. Rayhan Tabani (11), who is originally from Orange County, has been singing his whole life. Known by fellow Falcons as “Sugar...
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The Write Education

As he listened to his aunt share stories of volunteering at underfunded schools in India, Ishaan Patel (9) was struck by the realization that not all students are afforded the privilege of sitting at a desk in a classroom. “I was really surprised because when I compared the schools that she went to volunteer at and the school that I went to, there was a big difference in the quality of education that they got and how they got it,” Patel said. “The students were sitting on the dirt ground and they only had one chalkboard and one teacher for like 60 kids ... When I saw the big difference that there was ...
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All in Good Health

It was more than just an ordinary internship; more than simply sitting in a laboratory all day while conducting scientific research. Instead, it was something much more significant: the chance to change the lives of rural farmers throughout the world. Madeline Song (12) was offered the special opportunity through her internship with the World Food Prize Organization at the Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company, or Mahyco, in Jalna, India. Following in her brother’s footsteps, Song applied to the Borlaug-Ruan Internship through the World Food Prize in 2015. After spending the previous summer exploring climate volatility...