Volume LXXVVVIV Issue 7 - May 2, 2013

La Jolla High School · 750 Nautilus Street · La Jolla · 92037
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Week One
May 6
A.M. -Chemistry
P.M. -Psychology
May 7
A.M. -Comp. Sci.
-Spanish Lang.
P.M. -Art History
May 8
A.M. -Calculus AB
-Calculus BC
P.M. -Chinese
May 9
A.M. -English Lit.
P.M. -Japanese
May 10
A.M. -English Lang.
P.M. -Statistics
Internal and external audits
of high schools in the San Di-
ego Unineo School District
are supposed to occur once
per year. Every time there is
a change in the nnancial clerk
there should be an internal au-
dit as well; since the beginning
of the semester, La Jolla High’s
nnancial olnce has switcheo
employees four times without
an audit.
A nscal ship¨ neeoeo to be
turneo in oroer to keep n-
nances on track, but not a
small boat, a giant aircralt
carrier nlleo with a bunch ol
opinionated high school peo-
ple,¨ accoroing to Frincipal
Shelburne. However, now that
the boat has been rockeo
and twisted and turned and
the merry-go-round has been
turned around and spun, and
the music has stopped and
everyone is in a chair ,thank-
lully,,¨ there is no set plan ol
attack lor the luture.
Mrs. Safa was set to be the
captain of our ship for the
remainder of the school year
belore she ran into oilnculties
with both the district and the
staff at LJHS. Bringing with
her changes ,specincally to
olnce hours ano paperwork,
to the nscal system which hao
been in place for over twenty
years, Safa faced ridicule. Mr.
Shelburne acknowleogeo that
the reason for her return to
Madison High was due in part
to his questioning of her poli-
cies. The revisions she brought
were district policy, but new to
the school.
These frequent changes led
teachers, such as Mr. Teach-
worth, to become frustrated.
The money ($3500+) that the
Science Team had earned over
the years and had placed in the
nnancial olnce ,per the request
ol past clerks, was unreach-
able ouring Mrs. Sala`s nrst
time at LJHS, according to
Mr. Teachworth. With no in-
tention ol being nreo lrom her
new position in the district, she
made it clear that the materials
for the Science Team needed
to be bought by the district as
instructional materials¨ or
We Killed the Messenger
By Amanda Menas
Editor-in-Chief Elect
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Week Two
May 13
A.M. -Biology
-Music Theory
P.M. -Physics B
-Physics C
May 14
A.M. -Gov.
P.M. -Gov. and Politics
May 15
A.M. -German
-U.S. History
P.M. -Euro.
May 16
A.M. -Macroeconomics
-World History
P.M. -Italian
May 17
A.M. -Human Geo.
-Spanish Lit.
Tragedy strikes
in Boston: the
marathon, the
victims, the
the aftermath
See page 10
For as long as humans have
gazed upon the cosmos, Earth
has been the only planet known
to mankino to host lile. How-
ever, this could soon change.
On Thursday, April 18, 2013,
scientists announced the dis-
covery of three planets outside
of our solar system that could
very well support life.
The discovery was made by
NASA’s Kepler satellite, which
is keeping a close watch on
more than 150,000 stars in the
hopes ol nnoing planets simi-
lar to Earth.
Since these new planets are
not part of our solar system,
we do not share a sun. Their
sun is smaller and cooler than
ours, called Kepler-62, and is
1,200 light-years away. Keep
in mind that one light year is
equal to six trillion miles.
Each of the three planets is
named Kepler-62, with differ-
ent sets of lowercase letters fol-
lowing the number 62.
Although they are extreme-
ly far away, these planets have
comparable climates to places
on Earth. Comparable to Alas-
ka, Kepler-o2l is thought to be
40% larger than Earth and the
most like our planet. It coulo
be rocky, with polar caps, lano
mass, ano water as well,¨ pre-
oicteo William Borucki, sci-
ence principal investigator at
NASA Ames Research Center.
Kepler-62e seems to be about
60% larger than Earth, slight-
ly closer to its host star, and
could be mostly made of deep
It seems as though Ke-
pler-69c orbits a star similar
to Earth’s sun, is estimated
to be 70% larger than Earth,
have a signincantly warmer
climate, and may also be very
oeep but not rocky. Because ol
the milder climates, there is a
strong possibility these planets
could have liquid water, which
means a likelihooo ol some
form of life.
For now, all research and pre-
oictions about nnoing new lile
are just theoretical. Although
the climates on the new planets
are similar to Earth’s climates,
the types of life we are used to
here on Earth is almost oen-
nitely not the type of life that
may be discovered in future.
However, one can rest as-
sureo knowing that there will
not be any aliens roaming
around Earth any time soon.
By Stephanie Buchbinder
Staff Writer
Whole New Worlds
For the past couple of years,
rumors have been rampant
about exactly what will hap-
pen to the historic La Jolla Fost
Olnce. At nrst, the commu-
nity feared that the building
woulo be knockeo oown, since
the State wants to sell the land
to help ease the buoget oencit.
Others said that the building
would be sold, then leased
back the post olnce, so nothing
would change except the own-
continued on page 10...
Goi ng Post al
By Ali Davallou
Staff Writer
Photo Courtesy of UC Berkeley
er of the property.
Most recently, the plan was
that the olnce woulo move to
a smaller leased space in the
Village. However, things have
changeo: the post olnce builo-
ing, located on Wall Street, re-
ceived a Historical designation
by the federal government in
January of 2013. In theory,
such a designation would pre-
vent the building from being
demolished, regardless of the
who the owner may be.
But of course, the plan has
changed again, and as of April
2013, the olnce has been put
up for sale with local La Jolla
broker Faul Lalrenz. No one
knows what is going to happen
moving forward. The fact that
the building is now historical-
ly designated does not mean
the post olnce is saveo lorever,
since there are ways to bypass
the designation.
The Fostal Service has not
exhibited any behavior indi-
cating a oesire to keep the his-
torical location, as the Service
was the party with the idea to
sell the property.
ASB Update
Fellow Vikings,
Congratulations on mak-
ing it this far! We only have
a few more weeks before
another senior class leaves
and new freshmen join the
ranks. In the mean time,
there are quite a few exciting
dates before graduation.
Tomorrow night is the
boys’ lacrosse senior game;
baseball is May 14, and the
others will be announced as
they approach.
e ASB Applications are
due on May 7; on May 17,
Senior Dues ($95) and Link
Crew Applications are due.
e Drama Department
will present e 25th An-
nual Putnam County Spell-
ing Bee May 9, 10, and 11.
LJHS’s 2nd Annual Film
Festival will be May 17 and
the 1st annual movie night
in the quad will follow on
May 24.
Prom will be held May 31
prior to the Senior Awards
Night June 5. Grad night
is June 7 followed by the
Senior Breakfast (and the
distribution of the Hi-Tide
Senior Issue) June 8. Finally,
Graduation is June 11.
Good luck and warmest
PP. Daniel S. Hamilton
ASB President
According to NBC7.com, 33 students were suspended
from Scripps Ranch High School for twerking on a
video tape that was later put onto youtube.com.
The La Jolla High School
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News Editors
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Student Focus Editor
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A & E Editor
Zoe Hildebrand
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Ben Allen
Lilly Grossman
Taylor Mohrhardt
Staff Writers
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Megan Carroll
Rachel Carroll
Shane Colvard
Ali Davallou
Zoe Hildebrand
Misha Kabbage
Nasim Kasiri
Zen Kelly
Madeline Lavelle
Jordan Linsky
Brock Macelli
Kenneth Martey
Heidi Moreland
Giovanni Moujaes
Nessie Navarro
Haley Richards
Waverly Richards
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Lauren Robertson
Maxwell Sanchez
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Janet Shackleton
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May 2, 2013
Copy Editors
Jim Essex
By Mia Kelliher
Copy Editor

Choosing which colleges
to apply to is a very stress-
ful process. It can be hard to
decide on the one “perfect
college” that meets all re-
quirements. When applying,
students should focus on the
experience and the academic
knowledge they will gain from
their chosen college instead of
the name of the college. Since
many La Jolla High School
students have taken competi-
tive and challenging courses,
we tend to apply to higher-
ranked schools or focus on a
college just because of the
excellent reputation it may
But students need to know
that attending a college that
will help them achieve success
in life is better than attend-
ing a “sweatshirt college”—a
college choice based on name
There are plenty of colleges
throughout California, if not
the country or the rest of the
world, that many students
look up to as a dream school.
While some colleges, like UC
Berkeley and UCLA, have
exceptionally rigid standards
and well-to-do students, they
may not be right for a myriad
of reasons. A “prestigious”
college could be too challeng-
ing or not right for a particu-
lar student’s personality, but
said student could still choose
it just for the reputation of the
name. A California State Uni-
versity—although it may not
have the national ranking asso-
ciated with some UCs or other
top private schools—may be a
better fit for students and pro-
vide them with better assistance
to graduate and earn a degree.
Just because the name is not as
appealing to other students or
society, it does not mean it is not
the right college for you.
Instead of struggling and do-
ing poorly at a college that stu-
dents choose based on the con-
notations related to its name,
they have an opportunity to
attend a lesser known or lower
ranked college and put more ef-
fort into the classes and re-
ally engage in their college
experience and possibly.
Attending a lesser-known
college and graduating is
much better than attend-
ing a college that you might
flunk out of just because of
its reputation.
College is a very impor-
tant decision that has a huge
impact on all other aspects
of a person’s life. Still, as
important as this life event
may be, the application pro-
cess should be taken with a
grain of salt. After all, it is
not what college you attend
but what you gain and con-
tribute to the school of your
Sweatshi rt Colleges
threat is more like, “If you drop
one nuke on us, we’ll drop one
thousand nukes on you.” And I
sure hope that you aren’t hoping
your fellow communist allies will
be backing you up should you
turn to nuclear conquest. Fidel
Castro has just about kicked the
bucket, and China makes all
of its money from us and our
allies—I don’t think they’ll want
to wreck their economy in or-
der to back up their bellyaching
Look Kim Jong-un, we under-
stand. You have a lot to live up
to. You want to affirm your pow-
er, bring North Korea into the
nuclear age, and who wouldn’t
want you to end up just like your
Well America, for one, if it
means that we’re going to need
to listen to your whiny sabre rat-

ast January, you, more
specifically your leader
Kim Jong-un, made
some “belligerent” comments
wherein you called America
your “archenemy.” Now, as an
American, I find these com-
ments to be very hurtful and
disparaging; I have never done
anything to harm your coun-
try. As a nation that calls itself
communist, it might be hard
to understand the concept of
individualism, especially when
under a “supreme leader” like
the Kims.
However, in America, the
actions of a few do not rep-
resent the actions of all. The
Korean War, the Cold War,
and the days of our “contain-
ment” policies are long gone.
See, now as a nation, we don’t
really care what ideology you
follow—so long as you don’t
have oil, support abortion, or
believe in gay marriage, and
something tells me, N.K., that
you don’t meet any of those
But I’m getting off track; the
point is, the one exception to
our “live and let live” foreign
policy is when a nation threat-
ens us. North Korea, especial-
ly you Supreme Ruler, when
you start talking about sending
nukes our way we’ll notice.
So congratulations, you
now have all the world pow-
ers watching you to see what
your next move is. Don’t get
me wrong—and this seg-
ment is directed to you Kim
Jong-un—we’re flattered. I
mean, not just any country
would hold a grudge for 59
years, and not just any coun-
try would threaten the United
States with nuclear weapons.
It’s like threatening to throw a
stone at a catapult holding fifty
stones—or in America’s case
7,700 nuclear stones.
See, Kim Jong-un, not only do
you lack the stones that would
get anywhere near America,
but I’m pretty sure I could
count all of your stones on one
hand. In America’s case, we
have over 7,000 stones, and we
know how to pump them out
Remember North Korea,
every Republican in Congress
is looking for a reason to in-
crease defense spending as the
result of some distant threat;
we did it in Iraq over the very
threat of nuclear missiles, and
now you start pointing existing
nuclear missiles our way? I’m
surprised Republicans aren’t
wetting themselves with de-
Not only that, but if you
pick a fight with us, you will
be picking a fight with the
original nuke droppers. In the
Cold War the threat was al-
ways, “If you drop ten nukes
on us, we’ll drop eleven nukes
on you.” But nowadays the
tling for your entire reign.
If you are going to take on
some great evil in order to
inspire loyalty in your citi-
zens then fine, but don’t go
pointing your guns where
they don’t belong, because,
frankly North Korea, you
don’t have the stones for it.
Come back to play when
your leader doesn’t look like
a “Gangnam Style” knock
off from the better part of
your peninsula.
Following the attack on
Pearl Harbor, urban legend
states Japanese admiral Iso-
roku Yamamoto said, “I fear
all we have done is to awaken
a sleeping giant and fill him
with a terrible resolve.” If
you dare come near us, this
giant will once again awak-
Pride or Prestige?
So congratulations, you
now have all the world pow-
ers watching you to see what
your next move is.

By Ben Allen
Copy Editor
Photo Courtesy of cagle.com
May 2, 2013
The Vision
When I heard about the man-
datory three hour assembly, I
was less than eager to comply.
Being a senior at La Jolla High,
I had heard it all before. Don’t
do drugs, never give into peer
pressure, etc. The spiel was
nothing new. Even the thought
of missing three of my classes
didn’t entice me. But like ev-
ery other assembly, I shuffled
through the mob of students
and headed towards the back
of the gym, where I opened
my unfinished homework, and
prepared to put the three hours
to use.
The first fifteen minutes were
enough to tear my concentra-
tion from my math. My fellow
classmates watched in confu-
sion as Scot Antony Robinson
mumbled and threw himself
across the stage in an awkward
scene that seemed to have ev-
ery student uncomfortably
silent. Then he pulled a hesi-
tant boy from the front row
and began to recite an act
from the Shakespearean Julius
Caesar. The students began to
nervously giggle, and a friend
turned to me and said, “Is this
for real?”
It turned out to be all too real.
As the rest of Scotty Rock’s
program unfolded, his charac-
ter shifted from an exaggerated
thespian to a genuine storytell-
er, relaying the spiraling events
that led him to a grievous de-
pendence on drugs. The story
began with his first joint at only
eleven years of age, and con-
tinued through every hard drug
imaginable, until he described
his experiences as a homeless
dealer in Los Angeles.
He highlighted several in-
stances when he had hurt those
he loved the most, and how his
drug usage had affected his
self-esteem. He described the
whole spectrum of each drug
he tried; not only the incredible
high, but the equally agonizing
low. He spared no details in his
narration of the side effects of
heroin, painting excruciating
scenarios of simultaneous di-
arrhea and vomiting. “You’ll
never hear the negative pitch,”
he said as he explained the glo-
rification of hard drugs.
Still, I felt that the presenta-
tion was wasted on us. Teenag-
ers were going to be teenagers,
and the curious were still going
to experiment. At one point, he
stopped in the middle of a sto-
ry and said “Who here smokes
weed at La Jolla High?” One
student raised a hand. “One
student?” He bent over with
laughter. “One student at La
Jolla High smokes weed? We
better call National Geograph-
ic, this school is a miracle!”
The whole room laughed with
him, and as I looked around I
knew I was thinking the same
thing my classmates were. We
had seen each other at the
house parties and in the gratu-
itous Instagram posts. Clearly,
there was no miracle at hand.
As if he was interpreting our
thoughts, he reiterated how our
mindset was our downfall. He
explained the combination of
low self-esteem and superhero
complex that tricked us into
feeling invincible.
He said that everyday teens
were dying. Dying of a spiri-
tual, emotional, psychological,
and physical death. He asked
a student what the emotional
death meant to him. And he
replied “Uh, I don’t know, like,
your feelings.” Scotty laughed
and wrung his hands. He then
looked out at the students and
predicted that most of us had
walked into that gym with a
broken heart. That many of
us feel these intense emotions
every day, but we shrug them
off and carry on. That we’ve
taught ourselves to be numb.
Looks were exchanged be-
tween the kids next to me, and
you could tell that they could
relate. That’s what made Scotty
Rock’s presentation so real and
moving. With his vivid words
and personal anecdotes, we
could all envision ourselves eas-
ily going down the same path.
“Life is short, little dudes...”, he
said as he massaged his immo-
bilized hand.
Later each grade gathered in
an open dialogue setting. He
was gracious and humble, and
willing to answer any probing
question a student could imag-
ine. He looked us individually
in the eyes and connected with
us in a way no school funded
drug program ever has.
I’m not sure if he reached
every student like he reached
me. When he asked us how
many of us had been impact-
ed, nearly everyone raised their
hand. But at the end of our
dialogue period, when the bell
rang, I was surprised to see that
not a single student jumped up
and headed for the door. They
waited for Scotty to finish his
sentence, and hung onto every
word. Several stayed behind,
willing to miss class for the op-
portunity to speak more per-
sonally with him.
I left the gymnasium feeling
touched that day. Through-
out my years I’ve seen several
counselors and PHDs explain
to classrooms facts and statistics
of drug usage. I’ve seen the vid-
eos of teens trying to scare me
straight. But not until I shook
the hand of Scotty Rock did I
truly feel a difference in the im-
portance of my decisions.
By Emma Scott
Copy Editor
Dear Readers,
As another school year comes to an end we would like to ex-
press our deepest gratitude to all of our loyal readers. Through-
out the year we have worked long hours, often into the early
hours of the morning, to make the Hi-Tide a place for students,
teachers, and the community to look to for upcoming school
events, student editorials, as well as entertainment. As a student
published newspaper we realize that our finished product is far
from perfect, however we at the Hi-Tide feel that this year was
yet another year of improvements in our editing and writing
With our upcoming graduation this June, we are more than
pleased to announce the Editors-in-Chief of next year’s staff,
Laura Derickson and Amanda Menas. We have full faith in
their abilities to take this publication to the next level and are
excited to see what changes they will bring.
As one of the only surviving printed newspaper publications
in the San Diego Unified School District, we are, again, ex-
tremely grateful for all of you who took this time to read our
issues this past year. We hope that you will continue to follow
our publications in the coming years.
Sarah Devermann and Tim Rayner
Letter From the Editors
4 May 2, 2013 HI-TIDE FEATURES
Living in La Jolla, for the
student and faculty surfers
at La Jolla High has and will
always be imperative. Going
to school in this prime location
and being so close to the beach
influences the lives of all of
us here, especially the surfers.
The accessibility and the
convenience of being so close
is crucial to a surfer’s routine,
because they don’t have to put
effort into getting to the beach,
which helps them get better
and gives them something to
do, almost everyday.
Surfing has dominated
the culture of La Jolla High
School for the last 50 years.
Since the formation of the
Windansea Surf Club in 1963,
La Jolla has been one of the
most prestigious surf towns
in California. With kids living
so close to the beach, and the
school being so close, La Jolla’s
been surfing for generations,
and has influenced these
students. Famous surfers like
Patrick Curren, Butch Van
Artsdalen, Saxon Boucher, and
Derek Dunfee have all gone
through La Jolla High School.
The surfing legacy does
not stop with these alumni nor
will it. A handful of faculty
members here at LJHS are also
avid surfers. The best example
would be Vice Principal
Hawthorne. New to LJHS this
semester, the surfers embraced
him with open arms when they
were in his office and noticed a
Surfer Magazine on his desk.
Vice Principal Hawthorne
spoke about his surfing life;
“Surfing is so important to me
because it gives me a chance to
get away. After a stressful day
I go out and I always come
back happier. I started surfing
consistently about 15 years ago
when I moved to California. I
usually surf Tourmaline or Old
Man’s. Working in La Jolla has
influenced my surfing life by
being so close [to the ocean]
and having it right there when
I need to go surf.”
Hawthorne, a Bird Rock
Reefs regular, has high hopes
of promoting a surfing
program in the future so
LJHS can have an official surf
team. Hawthorne said he has
already mentioned the idea
to Principal Shelburne, but
there are a few complications
preventing them from forming
a surfing class. The main
reason he said is that, “there is
no room in the budget for such
a program.” But, he added,
“If there were to be an official
surf team in the future for our
school I would most definitely
support it.”
Surf team or not, the LJHS
surfing legacy will never die.
As the end of school nears, so does the biggest dance of the year, prom. Girls begin to stress over
finding that perfect dress while the guys are relieved they simply just have to rent a tux. One thing
that makes prom a big deal are the ways that guys ask girls or girls ask guys, so here are some fun,
unique ways to ask a girl or guy to prom. It can be hard thinking of creative and unique ways of
asking someone to prom, which is why we are presenting some ideas that can be used or simply for
inspiration. Whether you are asking someone just as friends or as a significant other, one of these
ideas WILL work. Remember not to ask someone in a way that forces him or her to say yes, and
if you want to go stag, that is amazing as well!
• Write on a note “Now that we’ve broken the ice, will you go to prom with me?” then
laminate the note and freeze it in water so it becomes surrounded by a chunk of ice. Give
the girl or guy the piece of ice, and they will literally have to break the ice to get to the
• Make a treasure hunt by sticking notes around the neighborhood or school. Once
the lucky victim finds one note, it will give them hints for the next note, and wait at the end
with a sign saying “Prom?” or with something sweet, such as flowers.
• Order a pizza and write on it with pepperoni “Prom,” or take the guy or girl out
to sushi and have pre-made a sushi roll in the letters of PROM. Donuts would work as
• Make a You Tube video of yourself asking the person to prom, and then show them
the video. You could also slip into a fortune cookie a prom message, or write on a parking
ticket and stick it on their windshield.
• Light candles just after dark, get a bunch of tiny tea and arrange them in her driveway
to spell “Prom?” Carefully light them, and then ask her to come outside.
• Get inspiration from movies such as Mission Impossible: Deliver a tape with this
message, “Your date, should you choose to accept it, will be with ________ at _________
time on ________(day). You will be picked up by a person wearing ________. Your date
will feel like he may self-destruct if you do not reply by ________.”
• Fill his or her room with balloons, and leave a note with a pin saying to pop all the
balloons to find the question.
• Write “Prom?” in the sand, when you visit the beach.
• Write a bunch of names on a white T-shirt in washable marker, but have yours
written in permanent marker. Leave a note saying, wash this shirt to find out who wants
to take you to prom.
• If they surf, write on their surfboard with colored wax saying “Prom?”
For Windansea locals like
Tate “Taint” Kim, it is not
about winning or losing or
being a part of a team. He,
like Vice Principal Hawthorne,
surfs because of the pure
ecstasy he feels while he is in
the water. Tate said; “Surfing
is important to me because
it gives me something to do
when I’m bored, and there’s
nothing bad about it. It’s a big
part of my life. I started when
I was about ten years old and
my favorite place to surf is
OB Dog Beach and my home
break is Windansea because I
live so close to there. Living in
La Jolla affects my surfing life
because it’s more accessible
and I can do it more often.”
Tate also recalled his most
exciting moment; “I was
surfing Simmons (surf break
next to Windansea) with
Erik Vanstrum (LJHS Class
President 2012) and we saw a
great white Shark jump out of
the water and eat a seagull.”
To most humans this is a sign
to never surf again. But for
real surfers, like the guys and
gals from La Jolla, neither man
nor beast is going to keep them
out of the ocean.
That being said, the La Jolla
surfing story is far from finished.
Grady Loosen, a senior here
at LJHS, explained to the Hi-
Tide that the craziest moment
of his life was learning to stand
up at age five. “The reason I
surf is just for the enjoyment.
It’s a hobby. I started surfing
when I was around five years
old and I grew up surfing
Diamond Street in Pacific
Beach. Growing up so close
to the beach made me want to
do it more and I started to love
it. It’s affected my surfing life,
being able to surf with other
people that are better than
me and learning from them.
My greatest experience while
surfing was learning to stand
up.” He surfs every single day
without question.
People like Loosen, along
with a large number of other
students and faculty alike, are
the reason that La Jolla has
such a royal name in the surf
community. The talent and
commitment of the surfers,
along with the Grade A waves
that La Jolla owns, makes this
place a surfing dynasty.
La Jolla High School is
conveniently close to the
beach for students to go,
have fun, get outside and get
active, which makes our school
special and interesting in its
own way. Hopefully, it will still
be this way in the future, and
bring the children of the next
generation the same lifestyle
and accessibility.
By Erin Riley and Sarah Shug Staff Writers
By Skip McCullough and Janet Shackleton
Staff Writers
May 2, 2013
As a student goes off to college there are many factors in deciding what is necessary to bring for not only the first year of college, but also the rest of the four years.
Below are some ideas of what students should bring with them to college. Depending on the location, size, and restrictions of a college, the necessities will vary. So,
adjust the requirements for each item to fit your specific needs.

All Freshmen Heading Off To College:
-A Mini Fridge (if allowed): It can be easily stored in your dorm room and help preserve food. With this you won’t constantly be eating cafeteria food.
-Water Boiler: If you’re a warm beverage person, a water boiler would be easy to use and convenient in order to obtain your favorite drink—tea, coffee or hot
-Bedding: Add your own personal touch to your dorm room to liven up your living space with different patterns, colors, and styles of blankets and pillows.
-Shower Tray: Instead of having to separately carry all of your shower necessities from your dorm to the showers, a bath carrier will hold all of it in one place.
-Mats: If your dorm room has wood flooring, a more comfortable option is to bring rugs or mats to walk on instead of cold, wood or tile floors. Plus they add
personality to a room.
-Clothing Organizers: As a way to save space and bring more clothes to college, clothing organizers can store almost anything and can easily be tucked away
under the bed or in a corner.
-Posters and Pictures: Cherish the old memories by placing pictures around your dorm or making a collage. Represent your interests with posters to add to the
white walls of a dorm room.
-Laundry Bag: Gather all your dirty laundry in one area to simplify your trips from your dorm to the laundry mat.
-Emergency Food: Instead of relying on college food, bring your own snacks and dry food to satisfy your personal tastes. Dried fruits, nuts, pretzels, crackers, or
energy bars can be easily stored and are good for snacks to keep in your dorm.
-Plastic Containers & Reusable Water Bottles: They are easy to use and carry around making food transportation simple and effective.
Students who will experience harsher weather conditions:
-Boots: In case it snows or rains, boots will keep your feet heated.
-Warm Jackets: Layer multiple pieces of clothing and add a thick jacket to keep you warm.
-Gloves & Scarves: Essential in walking around campus during the cold winter days.
-Mini Heater & Fan: Depending on the weather and the heater or air conditioner in your dorm building, you can adjust the temperature to satisfy your needs.

Students Studying at International Colleges:
-Passport: To travel from one country to another and in case you decide to travel while in a foreign country.
-Currency: Bring US dollars as well as money with respect to the country you are in, in order to be prepared for any situation.
-Maps: To help guide you during your stay in a foreign area.
-Translator: Helpful if you’re ever alone and in an unknown area or to easily communicate with citizens.

In order to easily obtain the best college essentials, students should buy from big department stores that sell a variety of items such as Costco, Target, and Ikea. To
get more unique or intricate supplies for college, visit small boutiques or shops. Bringing your own personal belongings and items to college will ease your way into
comfortably living away from home.
By Mia Kelliher
Copy Editor

College Essentials
As summer vacation
comes closer and closer,
many exciting trips are in
the works for La Jolla High
School’s students and their
families. Whether you are
going to a resort on a tropical
island, or spending a week
in a cabin in Aspen, there
are always certain belongings
that will be essential to your
vacation. Living in or near
such a beautiful town as La
Jolla, many of us forget how
the weather patterns vary in
other places of the world.
Here, you will find some
helpful packing hints for the
beach, city, and mountains.
San Diego is known for its
spring gloom when everyone
really just needs some fun in
the sun. A road trip to Santa
Barbara is your ticket to clear
skies and warmer air. If you
are going somewhere near or
on a beach, such as Hawaii,
Fiji, Greece, or anywhere
along a coastline, it is a
good idea to follow
this list of things
to pack: sunscreen, hats, bathing
suits, tank tops, t-shirts, shorts,
and some headphones or a
good book to entertain yourself.
You may want to bring all of
your swimsuits because summer
by the coast can get up to 100
degrees Fahrenheit or more!
However, most places along the
coastline, even during summer,
get chilly at night, so it is always
a good idea to bring a sweatshirt
and pair of pants just in case.
Don’t forget your favorite pair
of sunglasses, and flip-flops.
If you’re more of a chilly
weather type of person,
perhaps a week in Deer Valley,
UT is the perfect trip for you.
Whether it’s snowboarding or
sledding, it’s a good idea to be
wearing lots of layers. It tends
to be very hot during the day,
and freezing at night. If you are
planning on going somewhere
like Big Bear, bring swimsuits
for a lake, but very warm
clothes for night. Bring all your
coats and heavy-duty attire. It
is much better to be prepared
for any kind of weather than to
be stuck freezing or baking hot
throughout the entire vacation.
A bigger suitcase will allow
maximum puffiness for all your
The weather may not be a
factor to consider for you, so
maybe the nature around you
is what you want to see. A nice
weekend in the mountains may
be your cup of tea, particularly
in Yosemite. Whether it’s
hiking, climbing, or singing
songs and roasting s’mores
by the campfire, Yosemite is a
great getaway. Be sure to bring
some hiking boots that are high
enough on your legs to avoid
dangerous spiky plants. Also,
don’t forget a hat to protect
your head from strong sun
rays, and a windbreaker to keep
you warm. A variety of shorts
and pants will be perfect for this
small vacation.
If your family is planning a trip
to a city, such as New York City,
be prepared for hot weather.
The temperature in cities in the
summer months between June
and August ranges from 80-100
Traveling Essentials
degrees Fahrenheit,
and can be very humid.
When visiting a hot humid
place like this, it is important
to bring light breathable
clothes, and for the ladies, lots
of hair ties to keep that hair
out of your face and off your
neck. No matter where the
destination might be, it is also
important to pack for the right
time frame. If you are only
going away for a weekend, you
really don’t need that much!
Just bring a few necessities and
a sweatshirt in case it gets cold
at night. For the families that
go on long vacations for a time
frame of around a month, call
and make sure that the place
you are staying at has laundry
services, otherwise you will be
stuffing multiple bags with all
sorts of clothes you probably
won’t even wear.
No matter where the summer
destination may be, follow
these tips and you’ll have
everything you need to
enjoy yourself !
By Haley Richards and Misha Kabbage
Staff Writers
*And, of
going to
need an
to carry
it all!
6 May 2, 2013
May 2, 2013
In a competitive world, picking
the right college major is a vital
step in the quest to make a good
living. According to the Huff-
ington Post, if you want to make
a lot of money, the best majors to
go into are in the areas of math
and science. These majors pro-
vide better job security, higher
wages, and more options for em-
The top five highest paying majors,
according to the National Bureau
for Economic Research are:
An economic major has wide career
options. Jobs can range from being
an economist, to being an auditor.
2.Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineers are high
in demand. America is in need
of people that can design better
solar panels and more fuel-effi-
cient vehicles.
By Megan Carroll
Staff Writer
By Giovanni Moujaes
Staff Writer
By Waverly Richards
Staff Writer
Finding work in
this economy is not
an easy task, espe-
cially if you lack
experience; howev-
er ironically, to
gain experience, a
job is required. A
solution to job ex-
perience issues is
to get an intern-
Internships pro-
vide work experi-
ence and look great
on college appli-
cations if they re-
late to your career
choice. Although
interns work for
very little or no
money, the with-
standing effects
of being an intern
can lead to more
job opportunities
in the future and
can assist you in
deciding what you
By Jordan Linsky
Staff Writer
are looking for in
a career.
High school is an
ideal time to in-
tern because many
options can be ex-
plored and there is
time to work in mul-
tiple job fields.
Many students at
La Jolla High have
interned and have
shared their expe-
riences, recommen-
dations, and advice
with the rest of
the student popula-
tion at LJHS.
This year, Tay-
lor Mohrhardt is
interning for U-T-
TV, the Union Tri-
bune’s media sec-
tion. As an intern,
Mohrhardt works
in the studio as
a floor director,
making sure the
cameras and guests
are positioned cor-
rectly. She also
runs the tele-
prompter. Mohrhardt
enjoys her intern-
ship, stating, “I
love it so much.
I am able to work
with amazing people
that want me to suc-
ceed. They are very
patient and under-
standing as well.”
When asked to give
advice on how to
land an internship,
Mohrhardt said, “Be
very open and per-
sonable. Adults
love to see eager
and sociable teen-
agers who want to
succeed at a young
Senior Katie
Harmeyer also held
a prestigious in-
ternship last sum-
mer at the J. Craig
Venter Institute.
“I extracted DNA
from the blood of
sub-Saharan Afri-
can people. Then,
I was able to am-
plify and sequence
the DNA in order to
characterize these
individuals into
different “haplo-
groups” which, are
a group of people
with the same ge-
netic mutation.”
Harmeyer stated,
these individuals
by their DNA showed
how these differ-
ent ethnic groups
migrated in and Af-
rica and therefore
can show how the
first humans popu-
lated the entire
Another student
who started in-
terning for the UT
was senior Giovan-
ni Moujaes. “When
I interned at the
UT, I was put right
into the mix. I
started out learn-
ing audio manage-
ment, the basics of
video editing, and
much more.”
However, Moujaes
proves the old ad-
age that hard work
pays off. “Eventu-
ally, I proved my
worth and became a
floor director and
one of the main vid-
eographers. I loved
what I was doing.”
As a high school
student, intern-
ships are an excel-
lent way to gain
work experience and
point you towards
the career you want
later in life.
Be a
camp counsel-
or. Whether you are an
athlete, an artist, or have a
passion for something else, help
out with a camp based on the topic
you love. This presents the opportunity
to teach younger children about your pas-
sion and you might even get paid for it!
Senior Izabel Hardy said, “Before I became a
Counselor in Training (CIT) I was a camper. I
learned how to sail relatively well in my years
before becoming a CIT. To become a CIT you
have to be between 13 to 17 years of age. I
feel lucky to have worked for the Mission Bay
Aquatic Center in the Water Sports Camp. I
earned volunteer hours, which helped out
a lot with applying to colleges, and
did it mostly for the love I have
for sailing and to be able to
spend time with the amaz-
ing people I met!”
Work at
a restaurant.
Senior David Beary
said, “I have the perfect
summer job because it starts
right as school gets out and
ends on July 4. So I still basi-
cally two months left of summer to
relax and enjoy with the good money
I made at the Greek restaurant I
work for at the San Diego County
Fair. I was able to get this job
luckily because of a family
friend, but I still had
to apply with a re-
W o r k
Retail. Kristen
Chiu, a junior at LJHS
who works in retail said, “I
made a resume including my inter-
ests, work experience, achievements
(academic, or any others), current jobs
I had when I applied, my name, phone
number, address, and my email. Then, I
walked into the boutique where I wanted
to work and talked to one of the girls who
worked there and gave her my resume. Soon
enough, I got an email and was asked to
have an interview with my boss. After
the interview, she told me that I
was going to start in just a cou-
ple of days, and I was so ex-
cited and happy that I
got the job!”
The biggest topic for students leaving high school seems to be whether they
will get a job that will allow them to achieve their desired standard of living.
Ultimately, it’s the job, not the money, that a person should be going for. Here
are some picks that are sustainable, and appealing to a broad range of people.
According to U.S. News and World Report, these are the top five most sustain-
able jobs on the market for this year. The trend is definitely leaning to de-
grees heavily influenced by biology, chemistry and physiology. In the end, do
what you love and money will find its way in if you look hard enough for it.
that lead to the highest and lowest paying jobs
Jobs of the future
3.Mechanical Engineering
Those who major in mechanical
engineering can get jobs in areas
as diverse as the petroleum in-
dustry, automotive industry, and
aerospace industry.
If you like money, major in
finance. Available jobs include
investment banking, financial
analysis, and corporate finance.
Majoring in mathematics can set
you up for many careers. Careers
available to you would range from
being a teacher, a statistician,
or a cost estimator.
Math and science majors are
high in demand. There tends to
be a lack of them in the United
States and a lot of companies are
hiring people from other coun-
tries to fill this gap.
The five worst majors, according
to Forbes are:
1. Anthropology and Archaeology
2. Film, Video, and
Photographic Arts
3. Fine Arts
4. Philosophy and Religious
5. Liberal Arts
These majors are reported to
correlate with high levels of
unemployment and low wages.

While one should take these
lists into account, it is impor-
tant to major in something you
enjoy studying. Furthermore,
graduate degrees are becoming
increasingly important.
Median Income:
-If you are into
keeping a bright
smile and good
oral health, a
profession in den-
tistry could be a
good option. With
an increase in
oral surgeries and
orthodontic work,
this profession is
bound to only grow
Median Income:
-Although the me-
dian income doesn’t
seem that high, the
nursing profession
is one of the most
stable ones out
there. There is
always a need for
assistance in hos-
pitals and clin-
ics, so the chance
of you becoming un-
employed is very
Median Salary:
-This is another
healthcare pro-
fession where
there seems to
almost always be
job availability.
Pharmacists work
with patients and
the community and
also spend a por-
tion of their time
filling prescrip-
Median Salary:
-Unlike Information
Technologies (IT),
a system analyst
is required to be
well versed in the
business and cus-
tomer service side
of a company, mak-
ing this profession
a hot commodity of
our generation.
Median Salary
-Physicians are
highly specialized
medical officers
and often diagnose
patients. There is a
lenghty application
process for becom-
ing a physician, so
those considering a
career in the medi-
cal field may want
to be sure they are
ready for this time
Dentist Pharmacist
Summer Jjobs
As another year of high school
comes to an end, students are get-
ting closer and closer to adulthood
where they will have to enter the
workforce. Summer jobs are a great
way to become aware of the hard work
and dedication required for becom-
ing a mature, successful adult while
earning some spending money. Here
is a list of a few summer jobs that
LJHS students have:
May 2, 2013 HI-TIDE
Alter a oisappointing last sea-
son, the Chargers are antici-
pating an upcoming winning
season. Last year, the team
nnisheo with a losing recoro
maoe up ol seven wins ano
nine losses. Many lans were
so upset that they oemanoeo
the coach be nreo. Sophomore
Lauren Roberts saio, I was
hoping that the Chargers oio
better last year but I am ex-
citeo lor them to have a gooo
season this year.¨
The biggest change lor the
Chargers is the aooition ol a
new coach, Mike McCoy, !1.
The aooition ol McCoy is
exciting because he will bring
youth to the team. He was the
ollensive cooroinator lor the
Denver Broncos last season.
In lact, McCoy brought the
Broncos ano Feyton Manning
to the AIC Seminnals last sea-
son. Ireshman Gavin Heap
saio, I was happy about the
new coach ano hopelully this
will help |the Chargers| oo
One criticism ol the Char-
gers is that the team ooes not
play aggressively enough our-
ing games. Ians have lelt that
the olo coach, Norv Turner,
was too cautious in his coach-
ing strategies. McCoy has
shown throughout his career
that he is willing to take risks.
Last week the NIL Dralt
began ano the Chargers hao a
successlul oralt. The most in-
teresting rookie is Manti Te`o,
a linebaker lrom Notre Dame.
He is known lor being the vic-
tim ol a scam in which he hao
a lake Iacebook girllrieno who
he never met.
Another two new oralt picks
By Rnchol Cnrroll
Stoff Jrit·r
bring both size ano speeo. D.J.
Iluker is a massive o` ¯¨ ano
3!0 pouno ollensive tackle
lrom Alabama, who shoulo
be a great protector lor Fhil-
lip Rivers. Keenan Allen lrom
Berkeley is consioereo one ol
the best receivers in the oralt.
He is very quick on his leet
ano shoulo be a great asset to
the Chargers.
With a new coach ano new
players, the Chargers are in a
great position lor a winning
season. All Chargers lans are
bargaining lor a successlul up-
coming season.
New coach, Mike McCoy, will try to turn arouno the Chargers
alter a lew oissapointing seasons with Norv Turner.
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On April 19th, the La Jolla High School men`s varsity baseball
team hao the lantastic opportunity to play a game against the
Foint Loma Fointer`s at Fetco Fark, home ol the Faores. This
year, heao coach Gary Irank has leo the team in the right oirec-
LJHS Baseball
Takes Petco Park
By Izzio Molvin
S¡rt· Ecitr
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So lar this year the teams recoro consits ol nlteen wins ano
eight loses overall, whereas their league recoro is nve wins ano
two losses. The team has workeo very haro this year to create a
strong sense ol teamwork both on the nelo, ano oll. Brett Volger,
a returner to the varsity team, saio, It was a great expirience to
see how the pro`s play.¨ Many players on the team have hopes
ol one oay having baseball be their lull time, prollesional ca-
reer. Volger also oescribeo it as a entirely oillerent atmosphere
compareo to normal games. He also aooeo that the expirience
aooeo more pressure lor certain players, but not lor everyone.
The team will most likely continue to thrive throughout the re-
mainoer ol this season ano seasons to come.
9 May 2, 2013
Hi-Tido: Whnt school nro you boing rocruitod to? For whnt sport?
Knrly Zlntic: I will be attenoing Harvaro University ano playing soccer there.
Clny ]onos: I`m exciteo to be playing volleyball at Stanloro University next lall.
Wondy Nottloton: Next year, I will be heaoeo to Wellesley College to play lacrosse.
Addison Apploby: In a lew months I am going to University ol William ano Mary to play tennis.
HT: Whnt hns tho rocruitnont oxporionco boon liko
thus Inr?
KZ: It`s been pretty gooo. I committeo October ol my junior
year. Now the process is just keeping up with the coach ano
getting to know him better so that I can be a key player when
I arrive.
C]: I starteo pursuing my recruiting really early, sophomore
year. It hasn`t been too oilncult. I was planning on commit-
ting to UCLA ouring my sophomore year but then in my se-
nior year, Stanloro just came arouno ano starteo to pursue me,
making it easy lor me so I pickeo them in the eno.
WN: It has been time consuming, but obviously rewaroing. It
was lun visiting big D1 schools that hao superb lacrosse pro-
grams ano athletic lacilities, but I ultimately oecioeo on Welles-
ley because acaoemically it is a top ten college ano lacrosse
helpeo me get into the school.
AA: It`s been really long ano kino ol annoying. You have to talk
to a ton ol coaches ano make sure you say the right thing. You also have to know all about the coaches ano how their teams
are ooing ouring their seasons.
HT: Whon did tho rocruiting procoss stnrt Ior you?
KZ: With Harvaro it starteo about mio-summer alter my sophomore year.
C]: It starteo ouring the lall ol my sophomore club season. I starteo con-
tacting schools ano planning visits ano then I woulo go ano talk to the
coaches at that school. But it wasn`t really that serious until my junior year.
WN: Although I starteo talking to coaches when I was a sophomore, I oion`t talk to the Wellesley coach until lall ol
my junior year.
AA: During my sophomore year.
HT: Whnt did you hnvo to do during tho procoss to nnko things go snoothly?
KZ: I sent out a vioeo that highlighteo key parts ol my game to many coaches. I hao to talk on the phone with many
coaches which is gooo because it helps them get to know you better.
C]: Just give yoursell a lot ol options. I put mysell out there to a lot ol schools ano I starteo early which maoe it a
lot easier.
WN: There is so much that you have to oo: contact coaches, play at tournaments, visit schools, make highlight vio-
eos, the list goes on.
AA: I hao to keep in contact with all ol the coaches.
You have to keep up with what they`re ooing ano how
their teams are ooing.
HT: Do you hnvo nny tips Ior Iuturo rocruitod
studont nthlotos?
KZ: Just keep on talking to the coaches ano oon`t give
C]: Just play the sport you love.
WN: Be proactive. It is crucial to get your name known
between coaches.
AA: Start early ano make sure you`re organizeo.
HT: Whnt nro your plnns nItor collogo? Do you
plnn on sticking with your sport?
KZ: Well, I woulo love to go prolessional.
C]: I oon`t think I`m going to play prolessionally, but
there`s always that option. I think I`m probably just
going to take my lour years ol volleyball ano then just continue lile alterwaros.
WN: Unlortunately there is not much ol a career in women`s lacrosse. Alter college I will probably pursue normal avenues with maybe some occassional lacrosse.
AA: I`m going to try to go prolessional lor a little bit ano see how that works out ano then probably just go to graouate school.
By Nossio Nnvnrro nnd Brock Mncolli
Stoff Jrit·r·
Cn·vrioxs or L· Jorr·
Clay Jones, one ol the major lorces on the
volleyball team, serving ouring a game.
Karly Zlatic oribbling oown the nelo.
Aooison Appleby will continue his tennis career lor the
next lour years at William ano Mary.
Wenoy Nettleton making a game winning save ouring a
recent recruiting tournament.
When it comes to college recruitment, the competition is tough ano the stanoaros are high. However, at every high school, there are a lew stuoent athletes who
stano out. The eno ol a committeo high school sports career can olten bring the overwhelming sense ol oesponoency ano unpreceoenteo lree time. Many La Jolla
High School seniors have been recruiteo to their college ol choice to play the sport they have honeo over ouring their younger years. This gives them an opportunity
to exteno their career ano potentially become prolessional athletes.
Tyson Youngs - College ol the Holy Cross
Vivian Rano - Barnaro College
Will Geary - University ol Fuget Souno
Cameron Baggett - University ol Southern Calilornia
Kenneth Martey - Menlo College
Will Strauss - University ol Calilornia at Santa Barbara
Mon`s Lncrosso:
Coleman Lee - University ol Richmono
Myles Dalton-Steinharot - Fleiller College
Wonon`s Lncrosso:
Wenoy Nettleton - Wellesley College
Wonon`s Soccor:
Joroan Linksy - Soka University ol America
Mele Okihiro-Johnson - Swarthmore College
Caitlin Williams - Calilornia State University at San
Karly Zlatic - Harvaro University
Mon`s Soccor:
Davio Beary - Calilornia State University at Iullerton
Faul Erne - University ol Massachusetts at Boston
Mon`s Tonnis:
Aooison Appleby - University ol William ano Mary
Ryan Rosen - Tults University
Jacob Roberts - Wesleyan University
Wonon`s Tonnis:
Rozel Hernanoez - Uniteo States Naval Acaoemy
Mon`s Volloybnll:
Clay Jones - Stanloro University
Wonon`s Volloybnll:
Waverly Richaros - Calilornia State University at
San Marcos
Mon`s Wntorpolo:
Logan McCarthy - Fennsylvania State University
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On Monday, April 15, 2013,
trageoy struck at the nnish line
of the iconic Boston Mara-
thon. Two deadly explosions
were detonated, one after the
other, a little over 100 yards
Among the hundreds who
were seriously injured, there
were three people who died.
These three include eight-
year-old Martin Richard, 29
year-old Krystle Campbell,
and 23 year-old Lingzi Lu.
The Boston Marathon is held
every year on Patriots’ Day, a
state holiday in Massachusetts.
It is currently the world’s old-
est and most famous annual
marathon, with the nrst one
in 1897. Every year, an aver-
age of 20,000 people partici-
pate and over 500,000 come
to watch. This long-standing
tradition is now tainted with
the injuries and losses of the
disaster of April 15th.
The FBI has recognized 19
year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
and his older brother, 26 year-
old Tamerlan Tsarnaev as the
suspects. However, during a
shootout at MIT the week of
the explosions, Tamerlan Tsar-
naev was shot dead. Unfortu-
nately, an MIT police olncer
also oieo amiost the gunnre.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev man-
aged to escape from the po-
lice radar somewhere in the
city of Watertown. The whole
city of Boston was put under
lockdown, meaning that resi-
dents were commanded to stay
indoors and they were not to
leave until told otherwise. The
lockdown went on longer than
Tsarnaev was just one block
outside of the lockdown area
in Watertown. He was found
in a boat of Watertown resi-
dent David Henneberry. Hen-
neberry reportedly went out-
side when he noticed there was
something off about his boat.
As he approached his boat, he
found an extremely damaged
body lying inside it. He was
not sure if it was the body of
Tsarnaev or not. He called the
When the police arrived at
the scene, a quick spat of gun-
nre arose, wounoing Tsarnaev
in his leg and throat. However,
police are not sure if Tsarnaev
shot himself in hope of sui-
cide in the throat, as the bullet
went through the back of his
neck. None the less, Tsarnaev
is currently in a stable state but
is barely in condition to speak.
The bombs used in the attack
were no ordinary grenades.
They were “pressure-cooker”
bombs packed with various
shrapnel, or projectiles for
weaponry. When the bombs
detonated, these extra piec-
es new out rapioly ano acteo
as the equivalent of bullets,
shooting at and wounding
many people. The explosions
alone ripped off peoples’ limbs
but the additional projectiles
cut and severely wounded a
large number of participants
and spectators.
As to why the Tsarnaev
brothers did what they did at
the nnish line ol the Boston
Marathon on April 15, 2013
is still unclear. However, it is
widely accepted that Tamer-
lan Tsarnaev was involved in
underground terrorist groups
in Russia and anti-American
groups as well. It is reported
that he believed that the Bible
was just an excuse for Ameri-
cans to invade other countries.
On the other hand, the mo-
tives behind Dzhokhar Tsar-
naev’s actions are still quite
unclear. Whatever their rea-
soning may be, the bombings
of the Boston Marathon are
not to be taken lightly. Amer-
ica lost three innocent citizens
that Monday and hundreds
more were severely injured.
T h e B o s t o n B o m b i n g s
On August 1, 2001, an in-
teresting proposal was brought
before the U.S. Senate by
United States Senators Dick
Durbin and Orrin Hatch.
This proposal was titled the
DREAM Act, standing for
Development, Relief, and Ed-
ucation for Alien Minors, with
the idea to provide residency
to illegal aliens who graduated
from high school in the United
States, arrived in the U.S. as
minors, and have lived in the
U.S. lor nve consecutive years
before the bill was proposed.
However, the act specineo that
residency will not be approved
if, at any time, a false identity
or counterfeit documents were
used by the immigrants.
The overall goal of this bill
was to help illegal immigrants
who have been here since
childhood gain legal status.
The act also contains certain
rules related to illegal aliens’
participation in the military
and higher learning facilities,
such as college or junior col-
lege that would affect whether
or not their residency would
be approved.
While the proposal seems
simple enough, this bill has
been debated by the Senate
and by the House of Rep-
resentatives for many years.
On December 8, 2010, the
House passed a bill with sim-
ilar conditions to those of the
DREAM Act. However, pre-
vious versions of the bill have
failed to pass, such as the one
proposed in 2007, which failed
by only eight votes.
Recently, it was announced
that the DREAM Act will be
brought up again in the Sen-
ate later in the month of April.
While three members of the
Congress are ready to try to
keep up the bill’s momentum,
there are still some congress-
men who think that the pass-
ing of this bill will send the
wrong message to immigrants
as well as American citizens.
Detractors of the bill do not
want the bill to come off as
a “fallback” or a “substitute”
for immigration reform. Most
members of Congress want to
help immigration form prog-
ress and not lose any ground.
Some congressmen have even
changed their position from
previous years, realizing that
some of these possibly affected
children have lived in the U.S.
for nearly the same amount of
time that inherent U.S. citizens
Outside of Congress, many
U.S. citizens have been in-
volved in helping immigration
reform. The movie The Dream
is Now was originally thought
of by concerned citizens who
felt that illegal immigrants de-
served the right to citizenship.
Their following is based off of
what is said in the DREAM
Act. The movie is being pro-
duced by critically acclaimed
director Davis Guggenheim,
who has also produced Waiting
for ‘Superman’ and An Inconve-
nient Truth.
The DREAM Act has
been around for many years.
Whether or not the bill itself
will actually be passed is com-
pletely up to the events of the
upcoming days, weeks, and
months in congress.
T h e D R E A M A c t
By Nessie Navarro
Staff Writer
By Nessie Navarro
Staff Writer
anything that classes need for
instruction according to chief
auditor Stephen Carr. A loop-
hole she found, to make the
money available to the team,
was calling the class a club and
all their materials necessary for
a “special project.” Otherwise
the materials might be consid-
ered “extras” and the students
would pay for them.
However, Teachworth was
adamant on the Science
Team’s technicalities as a class,
and that he did not receive re-
imbursement for his or the stu-
dent’s money for at least one
month after it was spent.
Anything that students buy,
whether from members of Sci-
ence Team, ASB, or through
lunoraising, must benent
all students and cannot be
instructional supplies,” said
Shelburne, as it would be tech-
nically “taking advantage of.”
Additionally, district and state
policy say that high schools
cannot give away student funds
(AKA public money) to any
charity except the Red Cross.
At LJHS and many other area
high schools there is a large
group of young philanthro-
pists who have raised money,
which for the past twenty years
has been given to Casa De Los
Pobres, The American Cancer
Society and others, all without
approval. Mr. Shelburne had
the rule placed on the Board
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agenda to be approved for all
schools, but when the mem-
bers came to it, the section was
only approved for LJHS.
Now, it is evident to students
and faculty at LJHS that the
San Diego Unineo School
District does not have enough
money. Audit reports by the
Fiscal Control Department
even are not sulncient lor the
processing of cash by the Fis-
cal Control Cashier`s olnce¨
and “effective procedures are
not in place for verifying and
securing large cash deposits
and the full functionality of
the cash register is not uti-
lized,” according to audit re-
ports available on the SDUSD
The effects of budget cuts
are shown in the classes of
40+ students and the lack of
simple supplies such as pencils
and paper. Although, when
other athletic teams or aca-
demic competitors visit LJHS,
the expectation is still a “rich
school,” with top of the line
facilities and equipment. If the
intent is to keep that percep-
tion in tact, changes need to be
made starting with not shoot-
ing down any messenger who
brings change to LJHS.
Mrs. Meears, the current n-
nancial clerk commented that
alterations will continue to be
made so the system is in accor-
dance with audit standards.
Margaret Thatcher was a
very accomplished woman;
leader of the Conservative
Farty, she was not only the nrst
woman to holo the olnce ol
Prime Minister of the United
Kingdom, but she was also the
longest-serving British Prime
Minister of the 20th century.
On April 8, 2013, Thatcher
died at age 87 after suffering a
Born on October 13, 1925
in Grantham, Lincolnshire,
England to parents Alfred
and Beatrice Roberts was
Margaret Hilda Roberts, later
known as Margaret Thatcher.
She became involved in pol-
itics through her father, who
was active in local politics at
their Methodist church where
Margaret and her sister were
brought up as strict Method-
Thatcher was a brilliant
girl, even from a young age.
In 1946, she attended Oxford
College and became the pres-
ident of their Conservative
association, where she came to
be inspired by political works
that woulo eno up innuencing
all her policies later in life.
The 1950’s were a very busy
and exciting time for Thatch-
er. She started off her political
career being elected to the Par-
liament from Finchley in 1959,
and twenty years later, in May
of 1979, she was elected Prime
Minister, serving for eleven
and a half years. During her
terms she cut taxes, spending,
regulations, privatized state-in-
dustries and state housing,
reformed education, health,
and welfare systems, crushed
crime, and embraced tradi-
tional values.
In her last few years, Thatch-
er was evidently not well. Her
husband passed away in 2003
due to pancreatic cancer, and
in 2005, Thatcher’s daughter
announced that the former
prime minister was suffering
from dementia. Since then,
her health began to slowly
slide downhill. On April 8,
2013, she suffered a stroke that
would ultimately end her life.
Although Thatcher has
passed away, her political leg-
acy will live on forever.
Margaret atcher 1925-2013
By Stephanie Buchbinder
Staff Writer
May 2, 2013
undead: and on your tv
Zombies have stumbled,
moaned, and eaten their
way into America’s hearts
(literally). Over the last
decade, fascination with the
undead has exploded. From
the average comic book, to
novels, TV shows, movies, and
even 5k races where actors
dressed as zombies try to
catch runners. In pop-culture,
zombies can be separated into
three categories: scary, lovable,
and real-life.
Scary: Ever since George A.
Romero’s 1968 film “Night of
the Living Dead,” zombies have
ruled the horror genre. They
are often portrayed as flesh-
eating and soulless creatures.
This is exemplified in the
popular TV series “The Walking
Dead.” The show follows a
group of survivors as they
attempt to navigate their way
through a zombie apocalypse.
Several other movies, such as
I Am Legend and 28 Days Later,
feature zombies as horrifying
beings who feast upon humans.
In much of this media, the
Earth is shown as having been
taken over by zombies. People
seem to be fascinated with the
aspect of human survival in
a world where many humans
have turned into inhuman
Lovable: The undead have
also been portrayed as semi-
normal beings who happen to
have a taste for human flesh.
“Warm Bodies,” a recently
released movie, features a
young teenage zombie who
falls in love with a human girl.
Together they try to survive,
and he becomes more and
more alive in her presence.
Comedy Central aired an
animated show called “Ugly
Americans,” which had a
character that was trying to
live a normal life but happened
to be a zombie. He had to deal
with rotting skin and extreme
cravings for human flesh.
People can connect with these
types of zombies. Instead
of appearing as fearsome
creatures, they appear as people
struggling with a disorder. It is
a different twist on the classic
definition of a zombie.
Real-Life: Zombies do not
exist in reality, but a few people
out there have presented some
zombie-like behavior.
On May 26, 2012, Randy
Eugene stripped off all of his
clothes, attacked a homeless
man, and ate the man’s face
off. It was reported that
Eugene had taken “bath salts,”
causing him to have a psychotic
Others firmly believe a
zombie apocalypse is eminent.
In a show on Discovery
Channel titled “Zombie
Apocalypse,” survivalists are
preparing for when zombies
take over the Earth. They
have built shelters, gathered
supplies, and learned how to
use weapons.
There are no signs that
the intrigue with zombies is
slowing down. Anything in
the media featuring these
strange creatures piques the
interests of millions. No one
can say for sure why people
are so taken with the undead,
but expect a lot more zombie
mania to come.
By Megan Carroll
Staff Writer
Above: Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer in Warm Bodies
Below: Run for Your Lives, the zombie 5k
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May 2, 2013
Local Music Scene: Porterʼs Pub
By Misha Kabbage
Staff Writer
Whether you’re looking for a tasty
late night bite or a night of dancing to
your favorite band, Porter’s Pub has it
all. Located on the UCSD campus, this
6000 square foot venue is the perfect
place for entertainment. Established in
1993, this pub and grill has had lots of
action thanks to its local indie acts that
students can’t seem to get enough of.
Working with Porter’s Pub for over
a year, manager Sharona Silver kindly
shared with the Hi-Tide what her job
entails and the tasks she and others
fulfill to make successful events happen.
The concerts that are typically booked
have the goal of appealing to UCSD’s
entire student population, hence the
majority of music played is either rap
and hip-hop. Indie rock and electronica
bands often make appearances as well.
The most popular musicians that have
made stops at the Porter stage are
Kendrick Llamar, Trinidad James,
Tyler the Creator, and Foals. When
asked if it was difficult to book these
famous groups, Silver said; “Booking
famous bands isn’t really any more
UCSD and La Jolla students alike enjoy Porterʼs Pubʼs regular concerts
difficult than booking a band that’s just
getting its start, unlike places with a
smaller venue. They tend to have that
Because of its rising popularity,
Porter’s Pub receives several emails a
day requesting to hold events or book
concerts there rather than Porter’s itself
having to reach out to artists, groups,
etc. There are events happening almost
everyday and upcoming events are daily
posted on their website porterspub.com.
If you have an empty calendar,
Porter’s Pub will provide you with a
night of food and music, whenever you
need it.
“The most popular
musicians that have
made stops at the
Porter stage are
Kendrick Llamar,
Trinidad James,
Tyler the Creator,
and Foals.”
Featured: Tyler The Creator,
a recent performer at Porterʼs Pub
2nd Annual
LJHS Film Fest
By Brock Machelli
Staff Writer
This will be the second year in which
La Jolla High will be holding a film
festival in our own Parker Auditorium.
Students that are geared towards the
film industry have a chance to showcase
their skills and express their love for
their unique art form with the rest of
the student population. The La Jolla
High film festival is unique due to its
submission qualifications: each year
the organizers pick an object that must
be featured somewhere in the film; this
gives all the films a sense of unity and
cohesiveness. Last year’s object was a
potato, and this year’s is a brown paper
bag. There will be a performance by a
suprise musical artist, and the event is
sponsered by GoPro.
Spearheading the event this year is
senior Matt Twohig. He talked about
the surprising turnout last year and
expects this new La Jolla High tradition
to prosper after he leaves. “I didn’t know
there were so many film makers at La
Jolla High,” Twohig remarked. When
asked how he thought this years festival
would turn out, he postulated, “it will
be bigger and I think we’ll get more
Outside Lands
Sad that Coachella is over? Looking for another stellar music festival?
Well, look no farther than the Golden Gate. Taking place August 9-11
at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, Outside Lands Music Festival will
have tons of artists as well as an assortment of food and art. The lineup
features Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney,
Kaskade, Vampire Weekend, Pretty Lights, Young the Giant, Zedd, Grizzly
Bear, and many more. The three day festival is accommidated for 75,000
attendees, which is 10,000 more than last year. Tickets are on sale for $250,
a hundred bucks cheaper than Coachella, and are selling fast.
The Festival will have four stages alongside food vendors and local artists
throughout the lush park. It is a perfect place to get a piece of San Francisco’s
vibrant community. Outside Lands is also enviromentally conscious with
a farmer’s market filled with local produce, the Panhandle Stage which is
powered entirely with solar energy, and a refillable water bottle program. This
year the festival will team up with Ustream and stream live performances to
those who cannot make it. Outside Lands is the unequaled place to discover
new music or listen to your favorite bands while enjoying the unique beauty
of Golden Gate Park.
By Sarah Shug
Staff Writer
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submissions because people from the
community and the around the school
are eager about [the Film Festival] due
to the success of last year’s event.”
Seeing as this is a new tradition, with
equal odds of becoming extremely
popular or sparsely attended, the
possibility for the administration to
cut it is higher than usual. Twohig
commented, “film making tools are
very readily accessible to students and
I think that will help keep this thing
alive. I have a feeling this festival will
go on for a long, long time.” The
film festival is set for May 17th, and
everyone is encouraged to come out
and experience it for themselves.