Sumin Hwang

Editor-in-Chief


Untitled

Oscars

...
naked

Naked Cafe

Naked Cafe is a restaurant that you could easily use to demonstrate San Diego stereotypes. Situated right next to the beach, you can smell the ocean breeze all throughout your meal, while the advertisements on the table try to sell you various flavors of kombucha. While I only frequent the beach around twice a year, I decided to try and access my inner Californian by reviewing a restaurant 10 yards away from one of San Diego’s most popular attractions. Despite it being a Saturday morning, the restaurant was mostly empty when we arrived around 9 a.m. The restaurant was well-lit by natural light and despite the sha...
MV5BZTQ2Mjg2M2MtNTExNi00MTgxLTk3MTYtOTI4ZDRmM2JkNWQ4XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNzIyMTA4MjA@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,659,1000_AL_

Staff Picks: American Vandal

It’s no secret that 2017 was the year for true crime documentaries. Netflix whet our appetites for the genre in  the television market through programs like “Making a Murderer” and “Amanda Knox.” But amid all the dark conspiracies, Netflix also released “American Vandal.” A mockumentary series about a high school delinquent wrongly accused of drawing penises on teachers’ cars, Netflix perfectly satirizes its audience’s obsession with “true crime” as well as what it’s like to experience high school in this age of social media. After four years ...
calendar

School for Days

...
Info

In the Big Leagues

...
falcon

Star Wars

...
CAASPP

TPHS 2016-17 CAASPP Test Scores Drop

Score reports for the 2017 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress revealed a 10.72 percent decline in English Language Arts and a six percent drop in mathematics scores among TPHS juniors compared to 2016 results. In 2014, the California Department of Education replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program with the CAASPP, as a part of its transition to the Common Core Curriculum. The test includes ELA and mathematics assessments for eligible fifth, eighth and 11th graders; the pilot assessment was conducted in 2015, when TPHS juniors scored in the 84th percentile in ELA and the 70th...
falcon

Falcon Accolades

...
Untitled

Mark Your Calendar

...
falcon

The Foreigner

If an extremely sporadic and disorganized plot mixed with repetitive and unnecessarily dramatic fight scenes is what the creators of “The Foreigner” were going for, they nailed it. Featuring Jackie Chan as the main selling point, the movie is exactly what you would expect: two hours of action-packed, high-energy entertainment. While the fight scenes are well-executed, my primary problem with the film lies in its disorganization.  The film follows Ngoc Minh Quan’s (Chan) quest for vengeance after his daughter, his last living family member, is killed in an explosion that he believes is linked to t...