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Hi-Tide Issue 7, May 2014

Hi-Tide Issue 7, May 2014

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La Jolla High School • 750 Nautilus Street • La Jolla • 92037Volume LXXXVIII Issue 8-May 16, 2014
Check Out Our Viking Tattoo  Showcase On Page 12
 San Diegan Mebrahtom Ke-flezighi blew everyone away and won the Boston Mara-thon on April 21. An American has not won the Boston Marathon since 1983. Keflezighi, a three-time Olympian, has deep San Di-ego roots. Keflezighi, a regu-lar San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon participant, with two past wins and third in last year’s race. Keflezighi graduated rom San Diego High School and lives in Mission Hills with his wie and three daughters. According to KPBS, “It was Keflezighi’s soul, as much as his soles, which lifed him to the stunning triumph in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 37 sec-onds.” Te win demonstrated his will to persevere. He wore names o the 2013 Boston bombing victims while he ran the race only a ew days beore his 39th birthday.
San Diego
STRONG
 San Diego City Council President odd Gloria has made a proposal that would eventually increase San Di-ego’s minimum wage by thirty percent, according to the San Diego
Union Tribune
. In San Diego, the current minimum wage is $8 per hour, and the unemployment rate is 6.9%. I San Diego votes to raise the minimum wage, it would join cities such as Santa Fe, New Mexico, and San Francisco, which set their lowest-possible hourly rate well above the requirement. Public opponents o the measure, such as Mayor Kevin Faulconer and the San Diego Regional Chamber o Com-merce, claim that a higher wage makes it more expensive or businesses to hire workers. At this point in time, Cali-ornia’s minimum wage will rise to $9 per hour in July o He stated to KPBS, “At the end, I just kept thinking, Bos-ton Strong, Boston Strong. I was thinking give everything you have. I you get beat, that’s it.” “I’ve met him at a cross country race beore. He is the sweetest guy,” said Olym-pian High School track coach Ashley Abshier. “o have Meb win, and he’s a San Diegan, is almost perect.” “He [Keflezighi] understood what it meant to America, and to Boston, or an American to finally win again,” Mayor Faulconer stated on witter, “I think it was antastic to see Meb [Keflezighi] do as great as he did to win, especially this year. Te entire country came together. A great day or us, Boston and a great day or San Diego.” Junior Kevin Dickson, mem-ber o the La Jolla High track team, elt that this win “...mo-tivates me to work harder and strive and meet my goals.”
By Creekstar Allan
Staff Writer 
this year and $10 per hour by January 1, 2016. Te plan Gloria wishes to institute would urther in-crease the figure by thirty one percent to $13.09 in July 2017, which would continue to ad- just with the fluctuating infla-tion rate. Tis measure would also provide employees with the ability to receive five paid sick days per year. Te measure is expected to be on the November bal-lot, which will give San Di-ego time to consider whether or not raising the minimum wage would be beneficial to the economy. Te positive impacts o this change could lead to a higher standard o living, worker equality, and more govern-ment revenue. Most major op-position to the bill stems rom worry about the effects the pay raise will have on small businesses. Come November, the impacts will be evident.
SPIRITUPDATE
By Jake Foerster
Staff Writer 
 
Opinions:
 
 A&E:Stu-Fo:Sports:Features:
Best o La Jolla
 Yesterday, Allen Cao and Danielle Collins were named the Class o 2014’s valedicto-rians or having the highest cumulative GPA rom 10th-12th grade. While ties certainly are rare when naming the valedicto-rians or a graduating class, they are not unheard o. Priyanka Nanayakkara was named 2014’s salutatorian, as she is the student with the sec-ond highest GPA. “I eel rather accomplished,” Allen Cao told the
Hi-Tide
. “I did work pretty hard dur-ing high school…. I always thought it was a possibility afer I took AP Chinese out-side o school, that was par-tially why, and I had a slightly higher GPA due to that, but I wasn’t particularly aiming or it. I was just trying to get good grades, as I went through, and it just happened.” Cao finds his shared title strange, but he knows it is not so unusual, as his sister shared her valedictorian title with two other students. Cao will be attending UC Berkeley in the all with a ma- jor in computer science. He says he may also pursue the Berkeley badminton team, as he is badminton team captain here at La Jolla High. “Being valedictorian is just a reflection o my hard work throughout high school. For the uture I will have to keep up my academic perormance to attend graduate school,” Danielle Collins said. Like Cao, Collins will be at-tending UC Berkeley. She says she may join Berkeley’s soccer team Priyanka Nanayakkara sees her title as an honor. “It adds to the celebrations at the end o senior year,” she says. “It’s a huge honor, and I’m really grateul.” Nanayakkara will be attend-ing UCLA.
Local man wins Boston marathonin historic victory 
By Ben Allen
News Editor 
Letter rom the EditorsBest Senior MemoriesRecruited Athletes
 
A Delirious Diet
Ballot measure stands to increase San Diego minimum wage by 30%
Reaching
NEW HEIGHTS
Hi Vikes! Te year is heading to a close, but we still have some events coming up to look or-ward to!ASB elections or class officers and executive officers are on May 23. Te Film Fest is June 5 in Parker Auditorium. We have 12+ awesome submissions to our Film Fest, sponsored by Go Pro! Te senior activities com-ing up include: Prom (May 30), Grad Night at Disneyland (June 7), Senior Breakast at the Hilton orrey Pines (June 11) and Graduation (June 12). Looking orward to a great end o the year. Go Vikes!
 Sydney Moses
 ASB President 
TOP OF THE CLASS
Valedictorians Allen Cao and Danielle Collins (lef and right) and Salutatorian Priyanka Nanayakkara (center)
 
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 OPINIONS
H
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The La Jolla High School
Te Hi-ide, an open forum, is the offi-cial student newspaper of La Jolla High School. Unless otherwise noted, opin-ions being voiced in the Hi-ide belong to the individual author. Te Hi-ide welcomes letters and opinions from students and staff members. If you have a letter to the editor, please drop it off in Room 501, or give it to any Hi-ide editor. You may also email submissions to LJHiide@yahoo.com. Submissions should be typed and cannot be anony-mous. Te Hi-ide reserves the right to refuse any material. Advertisements are measured per column inch. o ad-vertise with the Hi-ide or to purchase a subscription, please email us or call (858) 454-3081, extension 4501. Is-sues are distributed every four weeks. No part of the Hi-ide may be repro-duced without written permission.
Editors-in-Chief 
Jordan BowmanZoe HildebrandIsabel Melvin
News Editors
Jeanine ErikatNessie Navarro
Opinions Editors
Sara EspinosaKaitlin Wheeler
Features Editors
Camille Furby Lilly Grossman
Student Focus Editor
Lily Kennedy 
Sports Editor
Stephanie Buchbinder
A&E Editor
Sarah Rainsdon
Business Manager
Misha Kabbage
Media Editors
Shane LynchRyan Robson
Advisor
Jim Essex
Associate Advisor
Rachelle Friberg
Staff Writers
Creekstar AllanLana BassLiliana BecerrilNicolette BodineRachel CarrollJeanine ErikatSara EspinosaJake FoersterCamille Furby Ana GimberGriffon HooperMisha KabbageZen Kelly Lilian Kennedy Jilian KoppMaya LakshmanIlana Larry Shane LynchSkip McCulloughGeorgie MorrisCarly NevilleMarissa PetchSarah RainsdonHaley RichardsTony RivasLauren RobbinsLauren RobertsTristan SaeedJanet ShackletonAJ TalmanEmily VelizKaitlin WheelerBrooks Whitney Lindsey Young
May 16, 2014
 Babes of 
 WRATH
Political Cartoon by Kaitlin Wheeler 
Letter from
Letter from the Advisor
Dear LJHS Students, Tis “Cub Issuewill be the end o the “Babes o Wrath” column, and, while I am sad to see it go, I am very grateul and proud to have had so much support rom all the students here at La Jolla High. I wasn’t sure how this col-umn would be received, but there has been so much posi-tive eedback rom students and teachers alike that I would  just like to thank you all. Even though “Babes” tended to ocus on hot-button topics, eminism is not just being un-happy about the well-covered news stories. It’s true that the more sensa-tionalized stories tend to gar-ner the greatest recognition, but modern-day eminism is —and must be—more than just what we are ed by our televi-sions. Instead, it must ocus on what happens in everyday lie; the small things that bother us, but we don’t know how to fix. I’ve said this a million times, and will (most likely) say this millions times more: emi-nism is or everyone, not just women. Feminism is only an attempt to make the two gen-ders di pay, equal rights, etc. Men who consider themselves eminists are not “weak,” they are strong enough to admit the shortcomings o this patriar-chal society. We all need to stop perpetu-ating eminine stereotypes: stop “slut-shaming”
(
shaming a woman because o her active sexuality or lack thereo 
)
, stop  violence towards women, stop street harassment and harass-ment in general. I everyone can recognize instances in their daily lie in which this occurs, the world will end up being a better place. Tere is nothing more insidious than the subtle ways in which misogynistic state-ments are made, especially when it comes rom someone you know and trust. Eliminate these statements, or at least make a brave attempt; it will made a world o difference in the long run. We are ortunate enough to live in a day and age where we have the reedom to express ourselves, and we need to take advantage o this act. Be pro- vocative, proactive, and inclu-sive. Tat means all races, all genders, and all sexualities get a say in politics, eminism, and any issue that needs to be fixed in our society. Feminism is or everyone, no matter where they come rom. I women want to find equality in our society through eminism, then why would they not have equality in place amongst themselves and any-one else that decides to join their cause? Fighting and cre-ating rifs amongst ourselves will get us nowhere but arther rom our goal. All o the emale editors this year have been outspoken and  varied in their belies and we have collectively written arti-cles addressing many different aspects o modern eminism —rom exclusive clothing brands to misogynistic song lyrics—that we have taken o-ence at. Even though we are trying to get our message across to everyone who reads the paper, eminism is not just about sen-sationalizing what we are an-gry about. Te main purpose o “Babes o Wrath” was not to rant, but to try to incur interest in the politics surrounding the uterus, how all legislation is not always passed by balding white men, and the difference and disparity that still exists between the sexes. I hope that this year o the “Babes o Wrath” column has opened some eyes and made some people uncomortable, because the real world is not all Wind n’ Sea and endless Don Carlos runs. We all need to stand up or what we believe in, no mat-ter how cliché that statement is. I this column has helped you realize that you should stand up or equality o the genders, I’m glad. I only ever wanted to help the students at LJHS oster their own personal opinions and eel like they are in a comortable enough envi-ronment to voice them aloud (or in print). And, i you find yoursel struck by inspiration, or an overwhelming urge to rant, you’re more than invited to send an article in to the
Hi-Tide
 email (ljhitide@yahoo.com) and share your views with us. Whether it be a emi-nist rant, or one about current school issues, all is welcome.
Hannah Orr
Outgoing Opinions Editor 
 Tis is the last issue othe 2013-2014 school year, and or many o us, the last issue we will ever take part in creating. Tis issue was created with the determination and passion o this year’s sixteen editors and next year’s ten new edi-tors, and produced with every ounce o creativity and ambi-tion we have and we hope that it shows. We believe that this year has been one o the best the
Hi-Tide
 has ever seen. We strived to keep our news relevant and inormative, never hesitating to give a taste o the off-color, but most o all, we strived to keep the students at the center o each issue. As we depart, we leave the newspaper and the task o in-orming the student body to the Editors-in-Chie o the 2014-2015 school year, Jordan Bowman, Zoe Hildebrand, and Isabel Melvin. We have high hopes or the paper and their ability to improve upon it more than we have in the past. A final thought to leave you with: we live in an incredible time o education and inor-mation. We are able to learn at one o the top schools in the United States without ear o religious or racial persecu-tion. We are able to learn with overly qualified teachers and staff who put the students be-ore themselves. We live in a time when the news comes aster than ever imagined. It is a difficult task, and the most important part o the job is in-orming you, our aithul read-ers. We would like to thank all o our readers or your support this year, and as always, we are open to your eedback and criticisms. Sincerely,
Laura Derickson and Amanda Menas
Editors-in-Chief 
the Editors
One Last Hurrah
Dear Readers, As I will not be the Advi-sor or the
Hi-Tide
 newspa-per next year, I would like to take just a ew lines to express my gratitude or all o the support the paper has received rom both the stu-dent body and aculty. A school newspaper, like any educational endeavor, is a learning and growing process. Each year a new collection o editors and writers embark on creating a publication that reflects who we are as a school and occasionally tackle some o those uncomortable and controversial issues that make lie interesting. I have had the honor o working with exceptionally talented and dedicated stu-dents in my role as advisor. Many o these ormer stu-dents are pursuing degrees in journalism and some have already entered the proession. I suspect that the current staff will con-tinue this tradition and I hope to open the
New York Times
 one Sunday morning, in the not too distant uture, to a amiliar name on the byline. Tank you all again and best o luck to the incoming
 
staff o the
Hi-Tide
.
Jim Essex 
 Advisor 
 
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OPINIONS
 H
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May 16, 2014
By Jordan Bowman and Amanda Menas
Editor-in-Chief Elect and Editor-in-Chief 
 Afer a year o ranting, it seemed like a good idea to take a look around and see the other side o LJHS. Tere are a number o people, aculty, staff and students, that surpass the “minimum” job re-quirements in order to make their school—our school—a wonderul learning environ-ment. We would like to thank them. o the custodial crew, ever diligent despite being woeully understaffed. Tank you. o the student who over-comes social norms and offers help or riendship to another. Tank you. o the teachers who come early and stay late in order to make education dynamic. Tank you. o those students and aculty that take the time to ensure that we have proms, sporting events, pep rallys, etc. Tank you. o administrators who sac-rifice sleep in order or testing and class scheduling to run as smoothly as possible. Tank you. o the substitutes who try their hardest to replace our incredible teachers in their ab-sences. Tank you. o the media techs who keep our school running efficiently. Tank you. o the registrar or always keeping the seniors on task and making sure their colleges have the correct inormation on time. Tank you. o the teachers who have pushed or more SEM (fields o science, technology, engi-neering, and math) classes to keep the students up to date on the important subjects our so-ciety demands. Tank you. o our incredible Mesa Col-lege proessors, who, despite teaching at other schools, have created a collegiate learning environment or our students. Tank you. o the counselors, who lead our seniors through the toils o senior year, and work almost year round to assist in the year-to-year transitions with sched-uling and day-to-day troubles on campus. Tank you. It’s a thankless task working or a high school. Tere are many more who deserve our gratitude, and we hope they know our appreciation.
 It’s Easy to Rant 
By Ilana Larry 
Staff Writer 
 La Jolla is a relatively small town, with a relatively low crime rate, which is why it doesn’t add up that many o our teens are being arrested. Recently dozens o La Jolla students have been arrested in  various “sweeps” targeting lo-cal youths. “Curew sweeps” are organized deploy-ments o officers to arrest youth under the age o 18 on the street during the cur-ew hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Te goal o such sweeps are to keep the teenag-ers sae. While the sweep does help some teen-agers out o unsae situations, it’s similar to a random check-point in the sense that anyone can get arrested, not just those behaving mischievously. Curew laws are useul, but only when the right kids are being arrested. A majority o those arrested or curew
Swept Away 
weren’t committing a crime at the time o arrest, crimes, they were just in the wrong place a the wrong time. Because o curew laws it is il-legal or students under the age o 18 to be out past 10 p.m. Te police already have the power to arrest those who are drunk in public, starting fights, and participating in other unlaw-ul behaviors, but the curew laws make it possible or one to get arrested based on one’s age alone. For many o the arrested teens, this is their first time coming into contact with any kind o law enorcement, and or most it has a lasting nega-tive effect. Te sweeps leave teenagers eeling victimized and communities eeling like their youth have been violat-ed. According to the National Council on Crime and Delin-quency (NCCD), curew en-orcement is ofen ineffective and unnecessarily unnels large numbers o non-delinquent youth into a criminal  justice system that is already overflowing with alleged offenders. Tose arrested are orced to pay a fine or go to court, and those with no previ-ous criminal record are sometimes allowed to partake in a six-week diversion program o-ered by community groups or aith-based organizations. Students arrested or staying out late at night shouldn’t be thrown into the same cell with teen criminals. Cops should devote more time to catch-ing real criminals rather than wasting time chasing innocent kids.
What happens when the sun goes down
A majority of those arrested for curfew weren’t committing a crime at the time of arrest.”

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