Volume LXXVVVIV Issue 4 - February 1, 2013

La Jolla High School • 750 Nautilus Street • La Jolla • 92037
In Mexico, there is a small town called
Valle Verde where women are continu-
ously affected by cervical cancer. In the
past eight years cervical cancer has
killed 5,061 women.
Daniella Decker, a junior at La Jolla
High School, is part of an organization
called International Community Foun-
dation, a group of individuals willing to
make a change for the better.
The group hopes to raise up to
$18,000 through a fashion show called
“Fashion for Philanthropy,” held Friday,
February 8, 2013 at Joan B. Kroc Cen-
ter in USD, with the help of students
all over San Diego County. Tickets are
on sale for $20, the same price of a vac-
cination for the women in Mexico to
prevent cervical cancer.
High schools from different parts of
the county (La Jolla, Cathedral Catho-
lic, Our Lady of Peace, Francis Parker,
The Bishop’s School, La Jolla
Country Day, and more) are vol-
unteering to make a difference.
Students are involved in many
ways: modeling, hair and
makeup styling, D.J.ing, fash-
ion room coordinating, fund-
raising, auctioneering, lighting, etc.
Not only are students helping, but
the people from the community,
such as Miss Mexico, are also
getting involved. Different local
boutiques such as L.F., Mimi
and Red, Rica, Kate Spade, and
Y-3 are providing clothes. Coor-
dinators are also trying to get lo-
cal salons to help out, too.
“I have always been curi-
ous about public health and
wanted to get involved. I
knew I wanted to get boys
and girls my age educated
By Nasim Kasiri
Staff Writer
about the importance of
this vaccine in Mexico.
The show will bring teens
and adults from all over
San Diego County who are
looking to unite against a
preventable cancer that is
only a border away,” said
Decker. “I would like to
change the way people
perceive the poorer
countries of the world,
like Mexico. I think
wealthier nations
should initiate a call to
action; otherwise, the
other countries of the
world would remain
News 1&10
New LJHS Staff
Opinions 2&3
Gun Control
Features 4&5
Job Interview Tips
Stu-Fo 6&7
Valentine’s Day
Sports 8&9
CIF Competitions
A&E 11&12
Mardi Gras
Photos Courtesy of Daniella Decker
Until very recently, students
greatly anticipated the first
Wednesday of every month: the
minimum day. Now their senti-
ments are akin to dread. However,
there is no reason for the student
body to be quite so distraught
with this half-hour addition to the
minimum day schedule: it may, in
fact, be a blessing in disguise.
The half-hour extension was
originally added because La Jolla
was not in line with federal law:
if students qualify for free-and-
reduced lunch, they must be able
to partake in their midday meal,
or the food facilitator faces the
consequences. Now students who
need lunch will get it, no matter
The issue then, is whether a sig-
nificant amount of La Jolla High
students actually qualify for free
By Trevor Menders
Copy Editor
or reduced lunch. Surprisingly,
there are quite a few. Twenty-four
percent of La Jolla’s student body
is classified as “socioeconomically
disadvantaged, ” which translates
to well over three hundred and
fifty students.
The people who qualify for lunch
may truly need it: who knows
what awaits them at home? A
full fridge? An empty one? Stud-
ies in conjunction with Michelle
Obama’s Healthy Food campaign
find that kids perform better at
school on a stomach filled with
healthy nourishment—something
La Jolla High earnestly tries to
Besides, the extra half hour for
lunch is beneficial even to those
not involved in the lunch pro-
gram. Minimum days always feel
rushed: teachers must cram a full
day’s lesson into a quarter less
time than usual. The new lunch
Food For Thought
period provides a timely mental
respite from the terrors of learn-
ing chemistry or U.S. history at
warp speed.
What people really seem to be
upset about is not the lunch pe-
riod itself, but rather the later end-
ing time of school. They overlook
the fact that our later release time
allows students who wish to go
out after school to avoid the lunch
rush. And for those who think that
half an hour infringes too much
on their half-day free time, they
must keep in mind that in the long
run, the half hour will not notice-
ably intrude on the time they will
undoubtedly spend awake into
the dark hours of the next morn-
The half hour addition really
does not affect the schedule un-
favorably. It just gives us an un-
expected advantage: time to rest
during a rushed day, time in be-
tween finals, and those who need
lunches get them. There are now
two options: whine about the tiny
increase, or embrace the benefits
it brings.
Fellow Vikings!
Second semester has started
out with a bang, and the ASB
is proud to announce that the
month of February is filled
with campus events. I would
like to take this opportunity
to admonish every one of you
to participate in the events
that our school hosts and par-
ticipates in. There are many
clubs, sports teams, and or-
ganizations at our school that
students dedicate their time
and efforts to and should be
Photo Courtesy of Jordan Bowman
recognized for. The
LJHS ASB has made it
a priority this semester
to support and be om-
nipresent at as many
campus and sporting
events as possible.
On Monday February 4, the
ASB will be hosting our an-
nual Dodgeball tournament.
There are over 20 teams com-
peting in the tournament, in-
cluding a faculty team head-
lined by none other than Mr.
Aaron Quesnell of the Sci-
ence Department and Mrs.
Paula Conway of the Physical
Education Department. The
tournament will take place
Monday, February 4 through
Friday February 8 at lunch in
the big gym.
The next week will be Spirit
Week in preparation for our
Winter Pep Rally on Valen-
tine’s Day, Thursday,
February 14. That
night there will be a
Men’s Varsity Basket-
ball game to kick off
the President’s Day
four day weekend.
The final, and perhaps most
important event organized by
the Student Body this month
is the Relay for Life Cancer
Walk sponsored by the Ameri-
can Cancer Society. It is dif-
ficult to find someone today
who has not been affected by
cancer, whether it be firsthand
exposure or a close friend or
family member. All proceeds
raised by the ASB will go to
cancer research. The event
will be complete with speeches
from survivors, performances
by bands, and food and other
concessions. I do hope that
you will attend, and support
this great cause.
Kind Regards,
Daniel Hamilton
ASB President
Meet the Staff
LJHS’s new vice principals are
Margaret Joseph and William
Hawthorne. See more on page 10.
Photo Courtesy of Jordan Bowman
Student run Fashion Show
February 8, 2013
USD Joan B Krock Center
Doors open at7
The La Jolla High School
Sarah Devermann
Timothy Rayner
News Editor
Amanda Menas
Opinions Editors
Christine Han
Caitlyn Kellogg
Features Editor
Katie Allen
Student Focus Editor
Mae Goodjohn
Sports Editor
Wendy Nettleton
A & E Editor
Laura Derickson
Business Managers
Taylor Mohrhardt
Jessica Savage
Mia Kelliher
Trevor Menders
Staff Writers
Benjamin Allen
Stephanie Buchbinder
Megan Carroll
Rachel Carroll
Shane Colvard
Ali Davallou
Lilly Glenister
Lilly Grossman
Zoe Hildebrand
Misha Kabbage
Nasim Kasiri
Zen Kelly
Madeline Lavelle
Jordan Linsky
Brock Macelli
Kenneth Martey
Isabel Melvin
Heidi Moreland
Giovanni Moujaes
Nessie Navarro
Hannah Orr
Haley Richards
Waverly Richards
Erin Riley
Lauren Robbins
Lauren Robertson
Maxwell Sanchez
Sarah Schug
Janet Shackleton
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February 1, 2013
Copy Editors
Emma Scott
Jim Essex
Jordan Bowman
2012 marked a year of high-
strung emotions and anger
towards our current gun poli-
On December 14, 2012,
20-year-old Adam Lanza fa-
tally shot twenty children and
six adult staff members and
wounded two at Sandy Hook
Elementary School in New-
town, Connecticut. Earlier, on
July 20, a mass shooting oc-
curred inside a Century movie
theater in Aurora, Colorado
during a midnight screening,
killing 15 and injuring 58. The
debate for gun control rose
from underneath its dusty cov-
ers to wreak havoc amongst the
American people yet again.
The issue at hand is wheth-
er to ban all guns, some guns
(assault weapons and other
high efficiency weapons), or
no guns at all. This topic has
divided liberals, conservatives,
NRA members, and peace or-
ganizations alike. Some argue
that civilians ought not have
the right to own weapons; this
would eliminate much of the
violence that occurred in 2012.
Others say that schools should
have officers armed with guns
on campus to protect the lives
of both students and teachers.
There are still those Americans
who believe that the second
amendment to the Constitu-
tion grants them the legal right
“to bear arms,” regardless
of the firearm’s capacity or
caliber. However, within each
of these arguments, the talk
of mental health in conjunc-
tion with gun control is rarely

Both mass murders were com-
mitted by mentally ill men, with
one of them on his way to earn
a Ph.D. Mental illness has long
been a problem, plaguing one
in every five individuals in the
U.S. All three major shootings
by a single gunman in recent
history (Virginia Tech, Aurora,
and Newton) were committed
by mentally ill individuals.
Guns have been a part of
many American’s lives since the
Constitution allowed them to
bear arms. Many gun crimes
happen on a yearly basis, yet
most of them are unnoticed by
the media. Injury Prevention, an
organization focused on prevent-
ing and treating injuries, states
that, “Shootings that result in
injury are a small percentage of
hostile events involving firearms.
In some of these events, guns
may thwart criminal assaults; in
others, they may be instruments
of aggression.”
What is the real issue at hand?
Is it the fact that too many peo-
ple have access to assault weap-
ons and firearms, or is it just that
they end up in the hands of the
wrong people? “Assault weap-
ons” should be banned from
gun retailers. Those who al-
ready have one should have
to re-register the firearm and
undergo a quick, 90 second
digital background check.
All magazines over the ca-
pacity of 10 rounds should
be removed from the civil-
ian marketplace completely;
only a terrible hunter would
need a larger clip. The right
to own a rifle, shotgun, or
pistol should not be infringed
upon, regardless if it is used
for hunting or self-defense.
More funding should be
put into mental health pro-
grams to test individuals on
regular doctor’s visits. Ad-
ditionally, counselors, spe-
cialized in helping kids and
young adults with mental ill-
ness, should be put in more
schools before any gun con-
trol legislation is written into
With this approach, we can
see if increased opportunities
for mental health care would
reduce a large number of
gun-related acts of violence.
If, ultimately, the statistics
do not differ that much, then
it may be time to sit down
and investigate the motives
for gun crimes and pinpoint
specific problem areas.
Control Guns
or Control
Photo Courtesy of Giovanni Moujaes
By Giovanni Moujaes
Staff Writer
HI-TIDE February 1, 2013
By Trevor Menders
Copy Editor
Violence is hitting close to
home for La Jolla High School
students. School shootings all
over the United States rock the
news seemingly every other
day. Just this past month of
January, there were seven sep-
arate shootings, resulting in a
total of five deaths.
Each tragedy continues to
pervade today’s social spec-
trum: every day, there is anoth-
er blurb on the national news
about how another group of
do-gooders has decided to fill
another hole left by each con-
Each truly was a tragedy.
Nobody should die at such
a young age. However, what
is to blame for this senseless
violence? Shoot-em-up video
games? Difficult domestic situ-
ations? Increasing trends of
mental instability? Or… pop
On the day of the New-
town shooting, Ke$ha’s “Die
Young” was number three
on the Billboard Top 100. As
soon as news of the massacre
got out, radio play across the
country plummeted to virtual
What is the over-sensitized
society we call America coming
to? The video for “Die Young”
contains only abstract imagery
representing death; included
in the film are pentagrams and
the occasional finger drawn
across a neck. There were cer-
tainly no minors employed in
the creation of the video.
The song itself expresses
only the sentiment of living life
to its fullest “like we’re gonna
die young.” No allusions to
violence or death ever occur
between the auto tuned notes
and synthesized beats.
In fact, the song is quite ge-
neric. It is definitely not the
first of its kind, and Ke$ha is
not the first of her’s; countless
artists have embraced and even
lived out the idea of living fast
and, of course, dying young.
On Twitter, Ke$ha com-
mented on her song’s loss of
plays, claiming that “I’m so so
so sorry for anyone who has
been affected by this tragedy,
and I understand why my song
is now inappropriate. Words
cannot express.”
But does she really under-
stand? Or, rather, must she?
Though the victims of Sandy
Hook deserve respect, so do
those not even tangentially
involved, such as Ke$ha.
The overreaction of taking
“Die Young” off the radio is
a shameful reminder of the
overwhelming obligation in
our society to be inoffensive
and politically correct.
By Jordan Linsky
Staff Writer
There is no doubt that
the shooting in Newtown,
Connecticut was a terrible
tragedy. The fact that so many
young lives were lost was
heartbreaking and the children
that had their futures taken
away from them will never be
However, why is it that a
school shooting in America
provokes so many fiery
emotions from people, yet the
children starving throughout
the world are forgotten?
Anywhere from 16,000
to 18,000 children die from
hunger-related causes every
day. That is one child every
five seconds. A child is a child,
no matter where she is living
or the reason for her death. If
people are going to create an
uproar over school shootings,
they might as well take on
world hunger as well.
No life is more valuable than
another, especially in the case
of children.
Just as the kids in Newtown
should not have died, neither
should the thousands of
children around the world
born into poverty. A multitude
of people starving to death
every day is just as tragic as
any disaster that occurs in the
United States.
Rather than fighting over
whether or not to place guns
in the classroom, humankind
should be figuring out how to
prevent young lives from being
lost — not just American lives,
but all lives. We are all human
beings and everyone deserves
a chance to thrive.
The real tragedy is that,
despite the technology the
world has now acquired, the
number of hungry people
continues to climb. Under-
nutrition causes 2.6 million
deaths of children under five
each year, a fact that should
not be viewed as “the way of
the world.”
It is easy to turn a blind eye to
the rest of the world; however,
people need to remember
that there are numerous
catastrophes going on every
day in other parts of the globe.
No death should be marked as
more tragic than another.
By Mia Kelliher
Copy Editor

Simple manners seem to
no longer be a part of every-
day life. People forget to say
“thank you” to those who act
kindly, apologize when they
do something wrong, or even
move to the side so they are
not blocking others’ way.
Manners that are simple and
can make a day flow more
easily should be enforced and
It seems as though no one
remembers to be polite to oth-
ers and that future generations
are no longer taught to have
simple etiquette. For whatever
reason, it may be that simple
etiquette has been lost, but
manners should not be forgot-
ten and should be used daily.
The types of manners that
seem to have been forgotten
occur in all aspects of the day,
from being at school, to driv-
ing on the road, to walking
the streets. At school, please
do not crowd the hallways
and take up the space to talk
to your friends about your day;
simply move over to let other
students walk by — it is not all
about you.
And, when by the lockers,
do not take all the time in the
world by slowly putting away
supplies or blocking others’
lockers. Instead, politely apol-
ogize for being an inconve-
nience and proceed with your
When driving, use the blinker
because it is there for a reason:
to signal and inform others you
are changing lanes. Also, ac-
knowledge drivers when cross-
ing the street. This is the polite
thing to do and is beneficial to
both you and the drivers.
There are plenty of other
simple manners one should
use every day. Manners should
not be forgotten in society and
should continue throughout
generations. Utilizing simple
manners is a necessity — make
sure to have some.
If people are going to create an
uproar over school shootings, they
might as well take on world hunger
as well.
Just as the kids in Newton
should not have died, neither should
the thousands of children around
the world born into poverty.

It’s the
T h e B i g g e r P i c t u r e
Tragedy Occurs Elsewhere
Photo Courtesy of cseindiaportal.wordpress.com
Signs of Communist Oppression by Giovanni Moujaes
Editorial Cartoon by Emma Scott
By Giovanni Moujaes
“Signs of Communist Oppression” is a political cartoon repre-
senting the battle over gun control and the battle over obesity and
health issues. The gun is disassembled, showing the few simple
parts to a complex issue. Each part is marked by outcomes of
poor diet and care, which are also small parts to a bigger problem.
The main point is: “are guns killing more people, or are poor diets
and decisions?”
4 February 1, 2013 HI-TIDE FEATURES
By Izzie Melvin
Staff Writer

Perhaps the most crucial
part of applying for a position
at any company or school is
the interview. Unlike a written
application, an interview
makes you formulate your
answers and opinions quickly
without proofreading them
beforehand. Despite the fact
that your literal answers during
the interview and written
applications are momentous,
small actions can make a huge
impact for the interviewer.
The following are common
tips regarding items that are
left out of the process and
can even make up for a verbal
1. Eye Contact:
This seems like an obvious
must during an interview, but it
is surprising how difficult and
intimidating it can be during
the actual encounter. It is not
necessary to stare into the
interviewers eye to the point
where they are uncomfortable,
but try to keep steady, casual
eye contact while giving an
answer, or listening to the
other person.
2. Firm Hand Shake:
A firm handshake is a very
valuable feature when meeting
a potential employer because
it demonstrates confidence
and respect.
3. Personal Presentation:
Attire is often one of the
biggest question marks when
preparing for an interview.
It is difficult to decide on
an appropriate outfit, but if
you are aware of the overall
environment of the business
or school, it can become
a significantly easier task.
Dressing too casual is not
acceptable, simply because
it exemplifies a lack of
interest, even if unintentional.
However, dressing overly
fancy can be uncomfortable
to the interviewer. Achieving
a balance between the two is
For males especially achieving
a “business casual” look is
difficult: slacks, nice shoes, and
a collared shirt is a good idea.
For females, an appropriate
skirt or dress with a blouse or
sweater and flats or reasonable
heels will be acceptable.
4. Time Consciousness:
Arriving late to any interview
indicates that the interview is
not a first priority, no matter
the excuse. Coming around
ten minutes early exemplifies
attentiveness, even if it means
watching paint dry for a few
minutes, the interviewer will
be pleased to begin on time.
5. Following Through:
It may appear to be an
unnecessary action at the time,
but following through to thank
the interviewer or company
for their time will only create
increasingly positive effects.
Sending a thank you note,
an email, or calling the
interviewer and thanking them
for their consideration could
be a determining factor.
6. Memorable Interview:
Creating a single moment that
will stick in the interviewers
mind is very valuable, but can
be hard to execute, depending
on the company or school. For
example, if searching for a
position at a creative company,
wear or bring something
slightly unusual, but still
acceptable, like an accessory or
prop, so that the interviewer will
remember you when making
the final decision. However, if
looking to be accepted into a
prestigious school, knowledge
of their background or tying
in an interesting anecdote that
relates to a question, such as
an interesting story from when
you initially visited the school
campus, works well.
7. Preparedness:
Preparing for an interview
is by far the most significant
step to take. Composing a list
of predicted questions and
practicing the answers will
make a colossal difference in
the quality of answers.
Being aware of the company
or schools purpose can be very
impressive to the interviewer,
as it shows a genuine interest
and dedication. Having a
general idea of the company
or schools mission or what they
pursue is also important.
8. Know Your Goals:
Having knowledge of what
important qualities and ethics
that would be brought to
the school or company if
accepted is imperative. Do
not brag about admirable self-
qualities, but know what would
be contributed in a positive
manner if accepted.
By Lilly Glenister and
Misha Kabbage
Staff Writers
January 1st marked the
beginning of a new year along
with a fresh start for many
students at La Jolla High
School. Some may argue that
2013’s New Year’s resolutions
will fall through just like in
years past, and although
this may be true for most, it
definitely does not have to
apply to all. A simple resolution
could branch out to a visit new
place around San Diego that
may be more off the beaten
path. Some students like to
call low-key places like these
“holes in the wall.”
Ranging from trendy clothing
boutiques, to a variety of
restaurants, and even record
stores that can provide a new
sense of music; San Diego
clearly has many undiscovered
places that are just itching to
be explored. Why be hesitant
to try new places when we
live in such a culturally rich
area? LJHS students should
take advantage of their
surroundings and expand not
only their comfort zones, but
their minds as well.
POKEZ 947 E Street
A list of hole-in-the-wall eateries must certainly include Pokéz.
This restaurant has a great laid-back atmosphere and features
both traditional Mexican food and vegetarian cuisine. Pokéz also
has reasonable prices for the large portions that it boasts. La
Jolla High students may often find themselves feeling stuck in a
rut by visiting a lot of the same places around the La Jolla area.
Taking a trip downtown to visit Pokéz for lunch or dinner with
friends would be a great way to avoid the oppressive normality
that everyday life can seem to offer.
M-Theory and Thirsty Moon Mission Hills , Hillcrest
Music is another useful tool that students use to distance themselves from the average day- to-day
routine. LJHS students can find their favorite bands and also discover the new music they have at
music stores all around San Diego. Record stores, like M-Theory located at 915 W. Washington
Street in Mission Hills and Thirsty Moon located at 525 A Evans Place in Hillcrest, are two stores
“hole in the walls.” Many students may have never even stepped foot into an actual record store,
however, M-Theory and Thirsty Moon are both very inviting and can give students a new and
eye opening experience to music they may have never heard before. Although iPods and similar
devices have been dominating the music world as of late, record players and vinyl have been
resurfacing and are making a huge comeback. By visiting stores like M-Theory and Thirsty Moon,
LJHS students can not only get a feel for what different areas around San Diego are like, but they
can also be exposed to different forms of music
RICA Girard Ave
A popular trend that has caught the attention of many girls at LJHS is small clothing boutiques
that are a bit off the radar. One such store is located very close to home for many students. This
boutique is a relatively new “hole in the wall” in downtown La Jolla, which is located at 7456
Girard. The store has created a lot of buzz between some groups of La Jolla High girls, but can still
be considered rather inconspicuous because it is not an over populated chain. The store consists
of many well-known collections that seem to be trending all over the country for girls who keep up
with fashion. Remarkably, the prices are quite reasonable for the quality and material offered. Rica
Boutique also features accessories such as jewelry, handbags, and more. Next time you are cruising
around downtown La Jolla, avoid browsing through the busy, more popular, and pricey stores, and
check out Rica Boutique to find cool alternatives for great prices.
Photo Courtesy of mybank4me.com
Hole in the Wall
San Diego s Unexplored Gems
Photo Courtesy of mappery.com

FEATURES 5 HI-TIDE February 1, 2013
By Chance Abbott
LJHS will be holding the
2013 Relay for Life: Teens for
a Cure. It will take place on
February 23 at the La Jolla
High Track. Registration will
begin at 8:00a.m. and the walk
will commence at 9:00a.m.
and continue until 3:00p.m.
All proceeds will go to the
American Cancer Society.
There will be local businesses
there selling their products as
well as other forms of
Relay for Life:
Teens for a
By Ali Davallou
Staff Writer

Lately, La Jolla has been
seeing an increased number
of tourists around town and
residents have definitely had
something to say about them.
We all see them, the cars with
the out-of-state license plates
that are taking up those golden,
village parking spaces that we
so desperately desire.
Parking aside, the real issue
lies somewhere else entirely.
Their clothing. There is
nothing wrong with tourism,
really, it helps support our local
shops and restaurants, and
helps keep businesses afloat.
Nonetheless, it does not keep
us from thinking “what are
they wearing?!” as they strut
down the streets of Prospect,
Girard, and Fay in the Village
of La Jolla.
As with anything, there are
two sides to look at here. Let
us take a step back and look at
it from a touristy point of view.
It is a new city, there is going to
be some walking involved, and
the weather could transform
from freezing cold to bright
and sunny within a half hour.
Pictures are a must, and
having a map can always help
you out when you are trying to
get to the beach or are having
trouble finding a certain street.
It is cold right now, so I will
wear my gloves and I will just
take them off later if it gets
warmer. But where is all of
this going to go? In my fanny
pack and backpack, of course!
The physical outcome of such
thinking becomes what us La
Jollans are religiously disgusted
by, the dreaded “tourist” look.
Some of us also wonder
whether or not the tourists
themselves are aware of what
they look like. A La Jolla
tourist who wished to remain
anonymous said this, “I’m
pretty sure we all know we
look completely ridiculous,
or at least I know how I look.
It’s just so comfortable and so
convenient. Everything I need
is on my back, and I wouldn’t
be able to make it through the
day without looking like this. I
would not dream of stepping
out like this in my hometown,
From a residents’ point of
view, the thoughts are quite
similar and universal. Seeing
a fanny pack, running shoes,
sweatpants, and giant backpack
is definitely not what we want
to stare at while we are waiting
in line at Starbucks.
We have to understand where
the tourists are coming from,
and realize that there must be a
method to their madness. I am
sure if we were put in a similar
situation, we would make
some of, if not all, of the same
clothing decisions the tourists
we see here made. Although
it is a slight annoyance, there
really is nothing any of us can
do about what they are wearing
or how they look. As far as the
tourists in La Jolla go, they
definitely provide much more
good than they do bad.
entertainment for people of
all ages, including a musical
performance by La Jolla’s
own Saline Solutions, among
There will be a bounce
house and other activities for
children. Local performing
artists will be there to provide
music for the duration of the
If anyone would like to help
out or have their band come
and play they can contact me
at chance@abbott.bz.
Photo Courtesy of imageobjecttext.com Photo Courtesy of Chance Abbott
Winter Edition
6 February 1, 2013
February 1, 2013
celeb crushes
best places for dates
We would like to credit Lauren Robertson and Heidi Mo-
reland for collecting the doodles and writing the intro-
duction for our December issue.
By Erin Riley
Staff Writer
All THe
Single Ladies
...and LAds
1. Stop trying to be cool. Girls are NOT attracted to
people who are in the mind-set that they are better than
everyone else.
2. It wouldn't hurt to try to be chivalrous once in a while!
Open the door for your girl, respect her, and ask her if she
needs help carrying all of those books.
3. Look clean cut. Girls are not attracted to dirty, smelly
bums. You may think, "Who cares, it is just school,"... but
you'll be surprised when your crush tells you she likes
your new haircut or your button-up flannel.
4. Be nice to the people around you. Nothing is MORE
attractive to a girl than a sweet, genuine guy. Boys- you'll
know you are winning her over when she gives you "that
5. Stop the fighting, bickering, and cussing. Don't try
to compete with people... that is unattractive. Be confident
with who you are, but don't overdo it!
With Valentines Day just around the corner, La Jolla High students are gushing
about their celebrity crushes. After interviewing several students, here is what we
By NasimKasiri and Haley Richards
Staff Writers
“My celebrity crush is definitely
Mila Kunis because she is hot and
has pretty eyes,” said freshman
Luke Talman
“My celebrity crush is Demi Lo-
vato because she is really pretty
and is a very talented artist,” said
sophomore Henry Xiao
“My celebrity crush is Channing Tat-
um because he is beautiful and is a
really good actor,” said Sophomore
Nika Ostovar
“My celebrity crush was Heath
Ledger because he’s dreamy,”
said senior Maddy Andrews
“My celebrity crush is definitely
Miranda Kerr… I don’t even know
what to say about her, I’m speech-
less,” said senior Myles Dalton.
“Paul Walker, I love his eyes!”
said senior Sammi Warzniak.
“Adriana Lima is gorgeous. I’d like
to put a ring on that,” said junior
Preston Abnos.
“Ryan Reynolds, I’d do anything
to go on a date with him!” said ju-
nior Nicolette Bodine.
“Taylor Swift, because she’s a
good singer,” said sophomore
James Whelan.
“Probably Zac Efron, he’s re-
ally hot!!” said sophomore
Addison Seale.
“Definitely Ashton Kutcher,
he’s so hot!” said freshman
Brooks Whitney.
Mr. Quesnell answered his ce-
lebrity crush question with Park-
er Posey. When asked why he
crushes on her, his response
was “She’s……Uh….. I’m
Waverly Richards
Staff Writer
When love is in the air, students at La Jolla High School
tend to ponder what they like in a significant other. To all
boys and girls, here is a list of qualities to keep in mind to
attract your Valentine’s Day crush...
what a girl wants
1. Don’t be fake. Nobody likes a poser.
2. Carry yourself with confidence. Don’t hold back
your beliefs, even if those surrounding you disagree.
3. Don’t overdo your appearance. Keep a good bal-
ance; you should know what your limit is. Try not to wear
too much makeup for those of you who do wear it.
4. Don’t be obnoxious. Nobody likes a loud, annoy-
ing, “look at me, I’m full of myself” type of person. Be
humble with your talents.
5. Stay away from stupid, pointless drama. Guys
DON’T care! And they definitely do not want to be in-
volved. Stop talking about your problems... it’s not attrac-
tive to guys.
6. Don’t give up on other relationships with your friends
and family to be with this “special someone”. If they want
to be with you bad enough, they need to understand that
there has to be a good balance in a healthy relation-
For girls: For Boys:
Being single on Valentine’s Day may seem as if it is the end of the world, but there are plenty of fun things you
can do with friends or even make it a day focused on yourself. Valentine’s Day does not have to be a depress-
ing occasion. You can still treat yourself and feel good about where you are in life. While I can’t hand you the
perfect special someone to shower you with love and gifts, there are plenty of fun ways to make it through this
Valentine’s Day without a guy or lady on your arm. Here are some tips for doing things in that “Valentine’s Day
spirit” while keeping up your spirit.
Spend time with people you love- the love that you have towards
your family and friends. Go out for dinner with some friends or see a
movie with the family. “If you are single there is always one thing you
should take out with you on a Saturday night... your friends,” (And on
Valentine’s Day). -Sex in the City
Eat chocolate. Chocolate releases endorphins in the brain to make
you feel good! So who says you need someone to buy it for you?
Buy yourself a box of chocolate and get into a better mood.
Don’t compare yourself to other people. Just because you may see
snuggling, hand holding couples everywhere, this does not neces-
sarily mean that those partnered up on Valentine’s Day are full of
bliss or even remotely content. So focus on your happiness, not that
of others.
Acknowledge your heart. There is one love you should always
honor on this day: your own. Everything you do and all of the love
you give to friends and family flows from it. So why not take the day
to celebrate it?
Do something nice for another person. It is a day about compassion
and love we all appreciate both giving and getting back from others.
So open the door for a stranger, hand a stranger a rose, or buy a
friend’s dinner.
Guys: think of the money you will be saving. “Box of chocolate, $20;
dinner for two, $80; dozen roses, $100; being single this year on
Valentine’s Day and saving $200, priceless!” -Unknown.
Treat yourself. For girls, take a spa day or go get a Mani Pedi. For
guys, go buy that gadget you’ve been wanting or have a feast with
your buds.
Live your life. It’s just another day. The only difference is that infatu-
ated couples buy each other insanely expensive gifts and drool all
over each other. Get a group of friends and hang out, or just chill at
home. Instead of calling it Valentine’s Day, call it Tuesday. Live it like
any other normal day!
There is one important ritual everyone should focus on this Val-
entine’s Day. So, to the Hallmark skeptics, the Singles Awareness
Day advocates, and the couples looking to make this holiday their
own, celebrate by remembering and honoring the place where this
holiday all started – your own beautiful heart.
Pig Out. Eat some ice cream. No, it doesn’t make you sad and
pathetic. It makes you awesome because you can handle the
sugar and you deserve it. And don’t get some sugar-free sorbet. Get
the really good stuff - cookies and cream, mint chocolate chip, or
anything that your heart desires.
By Megan Carroll
Staff Writer
San Diego is filled with a ton of great places to go on dates.
Here are just a few places to bring that special someone:
Full Moon Drive-In: Locat-
ed at 1500 Felspar Street, in
the parking lot of Pacific Beach
Elementary School, this drive-
in movie theater is the perfect
place to snuggle up with a
date. The movies occur about
once a month on Friday, Satur-
day, and Sunday. The sched-
ule and prices can be found
at fullmoondrivein.com. Mr.
Frostie’s is a short walk away,
so the night can be finished off
with a sweet treat.
Belmont Park: This amuse-
ment park is an excellent place
to take a date. It is located at
3146 Mission Boulevard, right
next to the beach. Ride the
historic roller coaster, win your
date a huge stuffed animal
in the arcade, and then walk
down to the sand to enjoy a
beautiful sunset. Tickets and
pricing can be found at bel-
Solid Rock Gym: An out-
standing place to bring a date
is the Solid Rock Gym for some
rock climbing. Rock climbing
is an entertaining way to be
active and to get know another
person. Located in Old Town
at 2074 Hancock Street, have a
thrilling time rock climbing, and
then grab a bite to eat at one of
the many delicious restaurants
in the area. Prices and hours
can be found at solidrockgym.
Ultrazone Laser Tag: Mid-
night laser tag makes for an
exciting date. Located at
3146 Sports Arena Boulevard,
Friday midnight laser tag only
costs $5.50 per person. Have
fun while working together to
avoid getting tagged and get
the highest score. Directions
and hours can be found at
ultrazonesandiego.com. In-N-
Out is in the same parking lot,
so after having a fantastic time
playing laser tag, enjoy some
tasty burgers and fries.
A Thousand Years
Christina Perri
Maybe I’m Amazed
Paul McCartney
Your Song
Elton John
Today was a Fairytale
Taylor Swift
Kiss Me
Ed Sheeran
I’m Gonna Be (500 miles)
The Proclaimers
And I Love Her
The Beatles
I Would Do Anything for You
Foster the People
Two is better than One
Boys like Girls
I’ve Had the Time of My Life
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Summer Nights
John Travolta & Olivia Newton John
Someone Like You
Friday I’m in Love
The Cure
Every Breath You Take
The Police

February 1, 2013
CIF ComgetItors
Wonon`s Vnrsity
The season lor women`s
basketball this year shoulo be
nlleo with exhilarating compe-
tition ano a high level ol play.
La Jolla has a strong team this
year, but so ooes its biggest ri-
val, Catheoral.
Catheoral is the basketball
powerhouse in our league,¨
saio lreshman, Maoeleine
Junior captain Sierra Wes-
them saio, We are currently
sitting in the mioole ol our
league. Teams like Catheoral
The Calilornia Interscholastic Ieoeration ,CII,, is the center ol all high school sports in Calilornia. It governs nearly all ol the public ano
private high schools` sports teams. It is broken up into ten sections. At the eno ol sports` seasons, there is a championship tournament lor
each ol the ten sections. As the players heao oeeper into playolls, they lace some ol their greatest competitors. At La Jolla High School, many
sports teams incluoing women`s varsity water polo, women`s varsity basketball, ano wrestling have been very successlul in the past.
By Nossio Nnvnrro
Stoff Jrit·r
Wonon`s Vnrsity
Wntor Polo
The women`s varsity water
polo team has always been
strong. Despite this, another
team in the San Diego sec-
tion that has always poseo as a
great competitor in water polo
is Bishop`s.
Bishop`s has always been
our biggest rival. We have not
been able to beat them in the
past,¨ saio varsity senior cap-
tain Kathryn Anorews.
With the season in lull swing,
there will be another chance
lor La Jolla to compete against
Anorews mentions that, Il
we keep practicing ano work-
ing like we have, I think we will
be able to beat them.
Ireshman Lexi Atwell, an-
other varsity player, recognizes
Bishop`s as La Jolla`s biggest
competition because, Bish-
op`s is the strongest team in
the league besioes us.¨
Atwell aoos that, As long as
we work on the lunoamentals,
communicating, ano playing
as a team, we shoulo be able
to beat them.¨
The wrestling team this
year is looking to improve on
last year`s alreaoy impressive
perlormance. Last year`s CII
Runner-Ups sheo light on
their biggest competitors.
Senior Matt Vasquez men-
tions that, Foway |is our big-
gest rival| because they just
have a really huge program.¨
Wrestling coach Mr. Lin-
oenblatt, thinks oillerently.
|In| CII, Brawley is the
toughest Team in Division
III. They beat us last year by
a wioe margin. We have never
been able to beat them as a
whole, however, many ol our
wrestlers have beaten the spe-
cinc wrestlers lor their weight
Ireshman Antonio Chavez
believes that the team can
beat its competitors il, We
practice more ano work on
our technique.¨
Coach Linoenblatt also
wants to locus on the inoivio-
uals, We are more concerneo
about having each ol our
wrestlers work on the issues
specinc to themselves ano be
able to beat the best wrestlers
in their weight class.¨
ano OLF are aheao ol us but
with proper preparation we
can beat them. We have a very
talenteo team this year ano il
we can play at the top ol our
game, we coulo make it pretty
lar into CII.¨
The Laoy Vikes have prov-
en victorious over numer-
ous teams in the league like
Scripps Ranch, Mission Bay,
ano Lincoln. To beat the better
teams in league ano win CII,
the team agrees that its heart
has to be present. The team
believes its heart is there ano it
will be reaoy to lace its com-
Junior goalie Lauren Silver playeo a crucial role in a win
against Fatrick Henry last week.
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Working haro to better their season, the women`s varsity bas-
ketball practice every oay alter school.
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Junior Matt Zucca pins a nailing Catheoral wrestler to the mat. The La Jolla Vikings beat the Catheoral
Dons yesteroay !¯-33. This puts La Jolla ano University City, which the team will ouel on Weonesoay,
as the two unoeleateo teams in league.
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February 1, 2013
This season is a very exciting
one lor the La Jolla women`s
varsity soccer team. The team
ol 19 girls comprises eight
seniors, seven juniors, three
sophomores, ano a lreshman,
with twelve players returning
ano seven new members. The
team is coacheo by Kristen
Jonesy¨ Jones, who is also the
assistant coach ol the UCSD
women`s soccer team ano a
long runs ano sprints.
Captain Melanie Lock, a
lour-year varsity player, saio,
We have a lot ol gooo young
players ano we are last this
year ano have hao the most
competitive spirit in a while.¨
The team has playeo sev-
eral non-league games with
mixeo results. It plays several
oilncult schools, incluoing
Coronaoo, Catheoral, ano
University City. Despite this
challenging lineup, the team
is on track to have a victori-
ous season.
The team is currently leao-
ing its league oue to a tie
against Coronaoo ano two
big wins against University
City ano Catheoral, the latter
being 2012 CII Champions.
Senior Ellie Dye saio, We
all have the same goal: win
league ano win CII.¨
This 2013 varsity team is
highly motivateo to, not only
have a great season, but to
use their teamwork ano com-
petitive eoge to hopelully win
a CII championship.
Come watch the Laoy Vikes
take on their biggest rival,
Coronaoo, tooay at 3:30.
two-time All-American.
Jones has placeo a special
emphasis on teamwork this sea-
son. Senior captain Jenny Kirby
saio, I think our team has a lot
ol potential this year. We have
a new energy ano everyone al-
ways works really haro. To top
it oll, we all get along ano are
The team has workeo es-
pecially haro on their ntness.
Many ol the workouts are ex-
tremely haro ano involve many
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By Rnchol Cnrroll
Stoff Jrit·r
There are many benents to being an
athlete, hot booies, cute unilorms, ano
screaming lans are just a lew. However,
the lile that comes along with these benents can also be very oil-
ncult. Here are just a lew ol the haroships athletes lace oaily:
· Inquiries as to whether you are abuseo oue to the number ol
bruises you sport.
· Clothing never nts over your arms or legs.
· When your closet consists ol 7¯º workout clothes, ano 2¯º
normal clothes.
· Ireaking out at every new Nike Iree mooel that comes out.
· Turl rocks in your shoes, shower, car, bag, hair.everywhere.
· The stairs oo not leao to heaven, they leao to hell.
· Having beautilul leet, minus the callouses, missing toenails,
ano blisters.
· Wanting to yell at the releree because he is clearly wrong ano
you are always superior.
· The woros, bring your running shoes to practice¨ instill an
extreme amount ol lear ano oreao.
· Never getting to sleep in on the weekenos.
By Mognn Cnrroll
Stoff Jrit·r
The oennition ol awkwaro tan lines.
· Drug ol choice: Ao-
· Holoing in a laugh
when your coach says
something awkwaro.
· Having everyone
arouno you oespise
your team when trav-
eling oue to amount
ol noise ano rau-
· Iailing to meet the
expectation that be-
cause you are an ath-
lete, you are cooroi-
· When you play a terrible team ano play at their level causing
the game to be much closer than neeoeo.
· Being so immensely conluseo by the recruiting process ano
· Chalnng.
· Il your clothes smell clean, they are clean.
· Having to touch the line¨ is taken way too seriously.
· Messing up in lront ol a college coach at a tournament is the
worst leeling in the worlo.
· Going through mouthguaros like Taylor Swilt goes through
Irom a bruise to a broken
arm, all injuries neeo rest ano
attention to heal correctly.
However, not all coaches re-
alize the seriousness ol some
ailments. Fushing athletes to
play through their pain can be
benencial in the short run but,
is there a point when getting
a tough skin¨ is taken too lar?
Ireshman Syoney Davey,
a JV soccer player, believes
coaches know when an injury
neeos rest. When I injureo
my ankle at a soccer game, my
coach lorceo me to come oll
even though I wanteo to keep
playing because he oion`t want
me to reinjure it. I thought it
was a gooo oecision because
it was spraineo ano I enoeo
up not being able to play lor
awhile,¨ saio Davey.
Three-sport varsity athlete
Katie Harmeyer believes each
assessment ol an injury oe-
penos on the coach ano the
severity ol the injury.
I think they take it some-
what seriously but a lot ol
times they`re very competitive
about winning so sometimes
they try to rush your healing
along so you can get back in
there. Ireshman year I pulleo
my hip nexor ano I was out lrom
running track lor arouno two
months. As soon as I was leeling
a little bit better |my coach| put
me back into running. I think it
allecteo my injury a little bit be-
cause I oon`t think it healeo lul-
ly because I hao to go right back
to running,¨ saio Harmeyer.
Although athletes may some-
times leel lrustrateo by the lack
ol empathy lrom their coaches,
coaches typically have their
players` best interest in mino.
F.E. Coach Faula Conway,
who has been a nelo hockey
coach lor nlteen years at the
high school, collegiate, ano na-
tional level, believes she has to
make the oecision that is right
lor each player ano situation be-
cause no two players are alike.
Every situation is oillerent
ano each player is very oiller-
ent. As a coach, it`s your job to
know a player`s pain thresholo.
Some athletes have oilnculty
pushing themselves through
minor injuries, while others are
mentally tougher. I woulo never
play an athlete il the result were
lurther injury or harm. I talk to
the athlete nrst ano have them
assess their own pain level ano
oesire to play. Ultimately, at
the high school level, I err on
the sioe ol caution. I leel that
no game is worth long-term
injury or pain,¨ Conway saio.
Conway also realizes that
athletes may be pushing
themselves too haro. Athletes
olten want to stay in a game
while pushing through an in-
jury. This situation has to be
taken very seriously because
an aorenaline rush ouring the
intensity ol a game can olten
clouo an athletes juogement
in assessing their own pain.
There is a nne line ol
pushing your players through
tough situations. I leel that
it is important to push play-
ers at times because it teaches
them valuable lessons. Ior
example, it teaches them to
persevere through aoversity
ano not to quit when things
get oilncult or uncomlort-
able,¨ Conway aooeo.
Coaches are not only there
to guioe players on the nelo,
but also to be a source ol
knowleoge, support, ano help
as well. Therelore, when an
athlete sullers an injury, no
matter the severity, it is up to
the coach as well as the player
to make the best, most eou-
cateo oecision they can.
By Stophnnio
Stoff Jrit·r
Sports In|urlcs
Do athletes ano coaches take them seriously enough?
Senior Karly Zlatic zips by a University City oelenoer ano bar-
rels oown the nelo to the opposing goal. The Laoy Vikes beat
UC last week !-1.
Get your makeup done for Winter Formal!
Selecting which heaobano to wear is nothing short ol a lile
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regarding her goals for her ca-
reer here at La Jolla High. Joseph
later added that her first impres-
sion of LJHS the moment she
walked onto the campus was a
sense of care.
When asked what her feelings
were so far about her new posi-
tion, Joseph said, “I’m also con-
fident that I can do the job…I
really would like that K-12 ex-
perience, I’ve had elementary,
middle school and I would re-
ally like that high school experi-
The second new vice princi-
pal, William Hawthorn, is trans-
ferring to La Jolla from Madison
High School.
“He has been dean of students,
he has been a coach, he has
worked with second language
students, he’s done all kinds of
things that make him a good fit
for here.” Shelburne said of Mr.
Hawthorn’s qualifications of be-
ing vice principals.
Shelburne also added, “The
other four candidates were
equally well qualified, we just
found him to be the one [the
committee] we thought would fit
in here best for what we need,”
while addressing the selection of
the second vice principal.
New vice principals bring
along new goals and hopes both
for the students and the school.
Mr. Shelburne looks forward
to successes with the staff addi-
There is no doubt that nearly
every student walking the La
Jolla High School hallways has
knowledge of the retirement
of both former vice principals,
however, most are unaware of
the arrival of the new vice prin-
cipals and their backgrounds.
Their hiring situation was un-
usual, as it occurred in the mid-
dle of the school year, and they
were not chosen at the same
“The process would’ve been
one that selected both [vice]
principals simultaneously, except
for the fact that the administra-
tors have a bargaining unit…all
of the applicants from Adminis-
trators Association of San Diego
(AASD) that applied then had
first right to come to the table,”
explained Mr. Shelburne when
prompted with the question of
the process of selection he un-
derwent to choose the new vice
The first new vice principal to
be selected was Ms. Margaret
Joseph, a former vice principal
of Challenger Middle School,
Keiller Leadership Academy,
and English teacher of twenty
“Trying to ensure that students
have those opportunities and try
to maintain the fun things of
school as well as the things that
really do prepare them for col-
lege and beyond” Joseph replied
On January 11, 2013 internet ac-
tivist Aaron Swartz committed sui-
cide by hanging. In his early years, he
took part in creating the computer
code RSS, which automatically up-
dates and notifies people of news
and posts, and Reddit, an internet
user news site.
Although he was rarely mentioned,
his most acknowledged accomplish-
ment to date was founding “Demand
Process,” which stopped the internet
censorship bills Stop Online Piracy
Act(SOPA) and Protect Intellectual
Property Act(PIPA). The debate was
most famously known as the “Google
Blackout,” mentioned last year in the
January issue of the Hi-Tide. Activ-
ists argued against the bill claiming it
prohibited their freedom of speech.
Since Facebook and Wikipedia are
still up and running, it can be right-
fully assumed that Swartz and his
team stopped SOPA.
After the hearings, the world
agreed with Swartz’s comment, “It’s
no longer okay to not know how the
internet works.”
Along these lines, parents and
teachers are heard whispering,
By Amanda Menas
News Editor
“don’t believe anything from the in-
ternet,” and “the internet is a dan-
gerous place.” In the case of Swartz’s
suicide, they were right.
After SOPA, Swartz worked with
his father and World Wide Web cre-
ator, Tim Berners-Lee at MIT, to
standardize how individuals share
online information. According to
the New York Times, he was then
prosecuted by the Computer Fraud
and Abuse Act(CFAA) for “down-
loading nearly 20 million pages of
court documents” followed by the
publishing of his own FBI investiga-
tion file with the intent to post them
on P2P(peer-to-peer sharing sites).
His suicide occurred before the cases
were processed.
After January 11, the internet com-
munity was thrown into a hurricane
of comments surrounding CFAA,
Swartz, MIT and SOPA. It was then
easy to make a correlation between
Swartz and Bradley Manning, who
is also prosecuted by the CFAA.
As mentioned in the November
issue of the Hi-Tide, Manning was
accused of being Wikileaks’ source
to the American government’s for-
eign policy documents. He has 22
felony counts against him where
Swartz had 13; however, there is talk
of charges being thrown out due to
Manning’s living conditions and the
outcome of Swartz’s case. For nine
months, Manning was on suicide
watch(23 hours a day in a six foot by
eight foot, windowless room) without
psychiatrist recommendation. His
trial is set for March 6.
In Swartz’s respect, “Aaron’s Law”
has been introduced by California
Representative Zoe Lofgren to re-
duce the power of the CFAA. This
bill would discount 12 of Swartz’s
felonies. The hacking Swartz was ac-
cused of however was much differ-
ent from that under which Manning
is being prosecuted.
In the end, the actions taken from
this point forward are working “to
prevent a repeat of the abuses of
power [Swartz] experienced,” said
Lofgren. This includes protecting
Manning and other “hackers.” As
the internet generation, it is easier
than ever for LJHS students to mind-
lessly click away and not consider the
fact that the is not always web a safe
Swartz’s father said at the funeral
“Aaron did not commit suicide but
was killed by the government.” His
statement illuminates the necessity
of being aware of the dangers of
technology, as well as teaching others
how the internet works.
Techno Terrorism
Photo Courtesy of guernicamag.com
Big Brother is watching
us, but are they watching
out for us?
February 1, 2013
Photo courtesy of www.buddytv.com
By Hannah Orr
Staff Writer
Many people have seen
the movie Psycho since it was
first debuted in theaters in
1960, but few know anything
about its making. Hitchcock
gives the moviegoer a glimpse
of Hitchcock’s trials and
tribulations while filming
Psycho. Starring Anthony
Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock
and Helen Mirren as his
wife Alma Revile, this movie
portrays their relationship and
the ups and downs that follow
them while capturing the
director’s most famous motion
The casting for Hitchcock is
fairly spot-on; Hopkins is a
convincing Hitchcock, Mirren
portrays a very down-to-earth
Alma Revile, and James D’Arcy
is not only the spitting image
of Anthony Perkins circa 1959,
but also acts the part with such
nuance that it really seems as
if he is a 1959 Perkins playing
the role of Norman Bates.
There are many gimmicks
in this independent film that
range from funny (Hitchcock
conducting the audience’s
screams during the infamous
shower scene in Psycho) to
macabre (the various scenes
between the director and Ed
Gein, the serial killer who
served as the real-life inspiration
for the film), but they all add to
the movie experience in some
Watching the movie without
prior knowledge about
Alfred Hitchcock is not
recommended, however. If
a viewer has not seen Psycho,
then they will miss out on many
aspects and references that are
made throughout the movie,
such as the filming of the
shower scene or the mentions
of Bernard Herrmann’s
However, the little gems of
knowledge that the audience
learns, such as when they
discover that Alma Revile
helped with the editing of
Psycho, more than make up
for any lack of familiarity.
Hitchcock is a very unique
movie that truly is something
to scream about.
EvEoke Dance Theatre
presents AgAPE
The Master of Suspense Strikes Again
INspired by the timeless speeches of Martin Luther King Jr.
By Trevor Menders
Copy Editor
People have described
Eveoke Dance Theatre as
having “righteous grace” and
being “great” and “amazing.”
These are all suited adjectives
for the contemporary troupe
comfortably settled in its North
Park home, yet they do not do
justice to the company’s most
recent show, Agape.
Erica Aisha Moore, the
artistic director of Eveoke,
describes Agape as a treatise
on nonviolent activism, with
inspiration from such figures
as Martin Luther King Jr.
and Mahatma Gandhi, and
even the ancient Greeks: The
title, “agape,” is the old Greek
word for compassionate love
and feeling, and occurs in Dr.
King’s “The Drum Major
Instinct” speech from February
4, 1968.
Moore says that the purpose
of Agape is “to honor those
voices and those people who
rose up to the challenge to make
change in an environment
not ready for change –those
people who were willing to put
their lives on the line in order
to gain a future they knew was
rightfully theirs.”
For accompaniment, Moore
combines speeches of Dr.
King with modern electronic,
acoustic, and atonal music to
create a melodic packaging
surrounding each speech.
In movement, Moore
incorporates actions
reminiscent of everyday life,
and mirrors emotions with
physicality, invoking rhythmic,
heavy breathing with her
dancers and the occasional well-
placed shriek for maximum
emotional communication.
Her company’s powerful and
grounded movements add a
feeling of reality to the almost
cerebral choreography
The performance follows
Dr. King’s six principles of
nonviolent action while at
the same time bringing to the
surface the inner turmoil which
accompanies the struggle to
embrace nonviolent protest.
The dancers express the fight,
the self-empowerment, the self-
doubt, and the self-acceptance
needed to fully embrace and
live out the six principles.
In such an intimate setting as
the 10th Avenue Theatre and
Arts Center, it is difficult not
to experience the heaviness
of each feeling along with the
dancers. Fully committed to
their roles, the eyes of dancers
pierce through each and
every audience member with
absolute and sustained eye
contact, and each quivering
lip, shrug, and smile of relief
plays to the audience as clear
as would spoken word.
Eveoke’s intense intimacy
will continue this season with
the apprentice company’s
presentation of One Wish!
May 10-13 and the concert
company’s Blurred Borders on
May 25. Along with these
performances, Eveoke will
hold its annual fundraiser,
Delicious Dance, an evening
of performance and dining,
on April 6.
Photo Courtesy of www.wikipedia.com
Featured: Eveoke company members
during the show
Photos Courtesy of Eveoke Dance Theatre
February 1, 2013
Mardi Gras, which means “Fat
Tuesday” in French, is a day of
celebration, parades, carnivals,
costumes, mask wearing, and dancing.
It takes place on February 12th this
year, the day before Ash Wednesday. It
is known as “the feast before the fast”
for Catholics because it is the last day to
indulge before Lent begins. Mardi Gras
is the last day of the Carnival Season,
which is a time for merrymaking and
partying. Originally a Pagan ritual,
Mardi Gras was adapted to become
a Christian tradition when Rome
embraced Christianity.
Mardi Gras is not celebrated nationally
in the United States, but a number of
traditionally ethnic French cities have
notable festivals. New Orleans, the
city where Mardi Gras became a legal
holiday in 1875, draws millions to its
colorful parades and balls every year.
Valentine’s Day Movies
By Misha Kabbage
Staff Writer
Valentine’s Day is coming up; what
better way to get in the mood than to
watch some great movies? Whether
they are classics or completely obscure,
romantic movies are always a cheerful
and comforting way to get in the
mood for Valentine’s Day. One prime
example is Valentine’s Day: a series of
people with different intertwined love
stories. In addition, there is a whole
world of other movies out there made
for the romantic spirit.
When asked about his favorite,
freshman Griffin McCartey said, “I’m
a guy so I probably won’t give the best
input, but I would have to say Lady and
the Tramp. It’s a classic from when I was
a kid and probably the only romantic
movie I know.” Although classified as
a kid’s movie, Lady and the Tramp has
garnered much popularity for all age
groups through the years. As a classic
masterpiece, this movie warms hearts
just as well as it jerks tears from people
all over the world.
Sophomore Nicki Mashayekan told
us that her favorite romantic movie is
Crazy, Stupid, Love, because of how it
combines romance and comedy. “I
love the raw humor and cute romance
and love portrayed in different kinds
of people,” she added. Starring Steve
Carell, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling,
Marisa Tomei and Julianne Moore, this
movie is a shoe-in for being both funny
and “mushy-gushy.”
Senior Sariann Lemon has two
favorite Valentine’s Day movies. One
is Love Actually, and the other is Holiday
Inn. Lemon said, “Love Actually is great
because it shows the love stories of five
different people and how it (love) affects
their lives, and Holiday Inn is one of my
favorites because of the music. There
is a different song for each holiday in
the movie and it’s very cute.” These
two low-key movies can give people
different insight about romance in
place of classic tearjerkers.
Overall, there is a myriad of romantic
movies to see, and a multitude of
ways to incorporate them into your
Valentine’s Day. Will you watch a movie
with a friend or loved one in pajamas
on the couch at home while eating
chocolates? Or will you go out to a
nice restaurant then go to a theatre and
warm your heart to a sappy romance?
Either way, there are a lot of films out
there meant to be watched in the spirit
of Valentine’s Day.

important characteristics that are often
overlooked. “Being able to physically
hold an album and read the inside
covers and lyrics to songs can bring
more of a personal connection between
the listener and the artist or band.”
Another La Jolla High junior, Scarlett
Hallahan, elaborated by urging the
importance of listening to an entire
album rather than just one song from
an artist. “With iPods, a lot of the time
a person will just download one of the
popular songs they hear on the radio by
an artist. Listening to records, CDs, or
tapes enables a person to listen to every
song and obtain a better understanding
of what a band or artist is all about,” she
argued. Most often, progress is looked at
as having a positive outcome in society.
However, the continued innovation in
the way society listens to music can lead
to an indefinite disconnection between
the actual music and the listener.
Students at LJHS may have mixed
views on the subject of listening to
music; however, as the ways of listening
to music continue to evolve, there are
at least three different outlooks that
can be counted on in regards to the
controversial topic. There are the
people who will always be on board
for the new technology, the people who
would rather stick to the classics, and
granted, there are some people who
choose to be middlemen, showing their
love for both the new and the old.
It is no secret that devices for listening
to music have progressively advanced
over the years. From record players to
iPods, society has been reveling in the
diverse ways to experience music for
decades. It is the start of another year
and 2013 shows the promise of even
more progress. However, whether the
more recent breakthroughs in music
technology are good or bad is definitely
Looking around the halls of La Jolla
High School, an outsider could see
much of the student body with ear
buds either around their necks or in
their ears. With portable music players
such as the iPod or the iPhone, students
have easy access to music whenever and
wherever they may find it appropriate.
A little over a decade back, iPods and
easily accessible music downloads
may have been incomprehensible for
some. Similarly, in today’s society so
accustomed to instant gratification, it is
not a far cry to assume that a student’s
world might crumble at the slightest
thought of not being able to play their
favorite song at the push of a button.
MP3 player fan, junior Lindsey Young,
believes that the ease of downloading
music from online sources exposes
people in society to forms of music that
otherwise would not be available to
them. “Using programs like iTunes gives
people a chance to own more music as
well as providing many more options to
music lovers,” she commented.
Although there is a clear element
of convenience in listening to music
through many of the advanced MP3
players now available, there are also
several possible downfalls that are
rarely considered. Some may find
music devices such as record or CD
players tiresome, but according to
junior Jonna Schreibman, they have
From Records to Remixes
By Lilly Glenister
Staff Writer
By Sarah Schug
Staff Writer
Photo Courtesy of cartoonistgroup.com
Cartoon by Steve Kelley
Photo Courtesy of www.wikipedia.org
Mardi Gras: The
Feast Before the Fast
Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Port of Spain
in Trinidad, Mazatlan in Mexico,
Venice in Italy, and Quebec City in
Canada also are known for their Mardi
Gras celebrations. San Diego has the
biggest Mardi Gras celebration on
the west coast in the historic Gaslamp
Quarter. There is a block party
downtown every year with live music,
street performers, DJs, and thousands
of colorful beaded necklaces.
The official colors of Mardi Gras
are purple (representing justice),
green (representing faith), and gold
(representing power).
In Ireland, Australia, England, and
Canada Mardi Gras is also know as
“Pancake Day” because the celebration
calls for eating profuse amounts of
pancakes. Mardi Gras is celebrated in
countries all over the world. It is an
ancient holiday that has acquired many
traditions over the years.
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