Sarah Kim

Assistant Editor-in-Chief


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Sushiritto

I’ll admit it: When I first heard about the “sushirrito” hype, it seemed really interesting. I love sushi and I love burritos — a match made in heaven, right? But as is inevitable with things of great hype, I felt a heavy dose of skepticism toward the fusion food. I wanted to see if it actually lived up to its reputation. I started my hunt for a sushirrito at Sushi Freak on Linda Vista Road. Since the restaurant was the first place that popped up after a Google search for a “sushirrito,” it seemed like the obvious choice. My friends and I ordered what the store employees said were their bes...
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Up2You Cafe

Up2You Cafe is one of the more popular spots in the Convoy district. It opens late and closes later, tailored to its target demographic: high school and college students. Despite limited parking, by night the store is incredibly packed and filled with chatter. Luckily, my friends and I went right at opening hour and were greeted by peaceful silence, perfect for talking over desserts and tea. I could see why the store is so popular — the interior design, featuring comfy sofas and an urban brick wall, creates a hipster vibe ideal for lounging. Up2You also has board games and decks of cards available for customer use. As far...
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Jonathan Foster: Soulful Boards

Instead of paying $400 for a surfboard, Jonathan Foster (11) figured he could shape one himself and get it glossed for less. Over the course of the last three to four years, Foster continued to shape boards, and what started off as a way to save money transformed into Soulful Boards — a business that sells various kinds of handmade boards, from surfboards to skateboards. “I got started with little body surfing handplanes,” Foster said. “That got me into woodworking, and I started working with my hands more.” As family and friends became interested in buying his handmade boards, ...
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Harar Ethiopian

Walking around El Cajon Blvd. late at night with only girls didn’t feel like the safest thing to do. Already slightly put off by the location, my companions and I were nervous about how our dinner would turn out. We hesitantly looked over our menus, confused by the foreign names; our inexperience with Ethiopian food was also a bit of a hindrance. But each second that ticked by ate away at my anticipation, which dropped lower and lower until our server came by with our water. Finally, the server’s playful jokes and hospitality broke down my initial trepidation, and with her helpful suggestions, we were able to order ...
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Personal Perspective: Sarah Kim

I live in my Birkenstocks,  my cactus shirt, my venti iced vanilla green tea lattes, my Instagram feed (@ykimsn) and my Urbanears that always play the same album — Beenzino’s “24:26.” That is, in essence, what my whole existence adds up to. But society tells me there must be more.  I take a total of two academic classes; the rest are an accumulation of what my close peers call jokes: Surf PE, AP Art, Falconer and Internship. Society asks what’s wrong with me. Every other day I leave campus during lunch with my friend, flaunting our free fifth peri...
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For Art’s Sake

To be honest, I wasn’t all that excited to go see the For Art’s Sake show. It was a Tuesday and, after a long day of school, all I wanted was to go home and take a nap. I trudged slowly across campus, dragging my feet the whole way there while wishing I hadn’t taken this story. I expected a lot of great art — I’ve been to the show each year and it’s always been very impressive — but nothing grand enough to make me glad to have sacrificed my nap time to come. I took back every negative thought I had before coming to the exhibition, with great ferocity, because I was stopped dead in my tr...