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Volume LXXXVIII Issue 3- December 13, 2013
LJHS’s Interact Club has
been participating in the Ti-
juana Home-Build since 2007.
Each year at this volunteer
event, club members build a
new house in one day for an
impoverished family living in
Cal Mann, the club advisor,
made it a goal for the Interact
volunteers to complete their
19th home on November 2. So,
by raising money through the
Haunt on Bellevue and various
other projects, Interact Club
was able to buy the materials
needed to build a home.
On the day of the home-
build, every volunteer arrived
in Tijuana at 8:00 a.m., ready
for a full day of work. At the
building site, there was a slab
of concrete for the house’s
foundation, pre-cut pieces of
wood to build the framework,
and buckets of paint for the
Te Interact volunteers com-
pleted the framework of the
house in two hours. Next, peo-
ple started building the walls
of the new house, flling the air
with the sounds of loud ham-
continued on page 10...
By Jake Foerster
Staf Writer
Interact Club’s
By Kaitlin Wheeler
Staf Writer
yearly endeavor
Te Lincoln-Douglas Debate
program invites skilled high
school debaters to compete
against each other on given
topics. Recently, Ram Prasad,
senior member of the Speech
and Debate Club, was ranked
the top debater for this pro-
gram in the nation.
Ram has participated in
competitive debates since his
sophomore year, but his mo-
tivation to debate has its roots
in a middle school assign-
“I lost a debate once in my
eighth grade history class,
and afer that, I started com-
petitive debates in my sopho-
more year of high school. I
attended numerous debating
camps over the summers, and
then won the Premier, which
is ranked fourth [in terms of
level of competition]. At the
start of my junior year, I was
ranked twelfh in the coun-
try,” says Prasad.
Te debates have a one-ver-
sus-one format, and they oc-
cur on pre-announced topics
that pertain to social and po-
litical issues.
“I’m still participating in the
Lincoln-Douglas debate due
to its distinguished debating
programs,” Prasad says.
Prasad’s most recent debate
took place from November
23-25 in Chicago, Illinois.
“Te topic [was] about how
truth-seeking should take
precedence over attorney-cli-
ent privilege, and I [argued]
both sides. Tere were 144
entries, and I was [the] top
seed in [preliminaries] since
I had a [7-0 prelim record].
I was the frst speaker, and I
advanced to the fnals and
fnished second place overall,”
Prasad explains.
Prasad’s success as a debater
can be best described by Mr.
Robert Boyd, faculty advi-
sor for the speech and debate
team. “Ram’s willingness to
learn and to put in hours and
hours of work for a dream
[have helped him succeed],”
says Boyd.
Boyd continues to show
pride for his debater, saying,
“Lincoln-Douglas debating is
such a time-intensive activ-
ity, and doing it on his own
time... Ram was willing to risk
and fail... and when he failed,
to get up and try again. Tat’s
why he’s a champion: because
he was willing to put in the
hard work that so many oth-
ers are not.”
While Prasad has cher-
ished the debates he has been
a part of in high school, he
also values all of the skills he
has learned. “I think the thing
[that] I enjoy the most about
debate is that I can pursue
academic interest in what I
am arguing. It’s a signifcant
break from the monotony of
schoolwork, and [I enjoy] the
thrill of seeing my hard work
pay of in the end,” Ram sum-
Editor’s Note: Congratula-
tions to Ram for all of his suc-
cess over the years at LJHS.
Due to a bill passed by the
California Legislature ear-
lier this year, the minumum
wage in California is going to
raise to $9 per hour in 2014
and to $10 an hour by 2016.
Tis minumum wage increase
would impact shopkeepers,
housekeepers, fast-food em-
ployees, and many more who
are currently employed in the
United States.
Te minimum wage in Cali-
fornia is currently $8 per hour.
California Democracts sup-
ported the bill, and ultimately
gained enough support for it
to have Governor Jerry Brown
agree to sign the bill, which he
had originally opposed.
Republicans opposed the bill,
because they worried it would
hurt small businesses in the
long run.

A New start
in 2014
Minimum wage is to
By Creekstar Allan
Staf Writer
Hey Vikes!
Tis month, there will be a
Toys for Tots Drive and a Book
Drive. Bins will be located in
the front ofce and in several
teachers’ classrooms. Make
sure to bring in some toys and
books to make Christmas real-
ly special for underprivileged
kids. On the Friday before
Winter Break, we will be hav-
ing an “Ugly Holiday Sweater
Contest” in the quad at lunch!
Wear your ugliest holiday
sweaters and participate in the
contest! Tere will be prizes.
Happy holidays, and
Sydney Moses, ASB President
Ram Prasad (lef) and fellow competitor Danny Dubois (right) at
the Greenhill Round Robin competition.
Happy Holidays from everyone
at the Hi-Tide! Have a great
winter break and see you back
next year!
Photo courtesy of Creekstar Allan
increase January 1
Photo courtesy of Ram Prasad
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December 13, 2013
Laura Derickson
Amanda Menas
News Editors
Ben Allen
Lilly Glenister
Opinions Editor
Hannah Orr
Features Editor
Katie Allen
Student Focus Editor
Mae Goodjohn
Sports Editor
Izzie Melvin
A&E Editor
Zoe Hildebrand
Business Manager
Jordan Bowman
Media Liaison
Ali Davallou
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Copy Editors
Lilly Grossman
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Comprehensive Editors
Trevor Menders
Taylor Osman
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Staf Writers
Creekstar Allan
Lana Bass
Liliana Becerril
Nicolette Bodine
Rachel Carroll
Jeanine Erikat
Sara Espinosa
Jake Foerster
Camille Furby
Ana Gimber
Misha Kabbage
Zen Kelly
Lilian Kennedy
Jilian Kopp
Maya Lakshman
Ilana Larry
Shane Lynch
Skip McCullough
Georgie Morris
Carly Neville
Sara Perez
Marissa Petch
Sarah Rainsdon
Haley Richards
Tony Rivas
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Lauren Roberts
Tristan Saeed
AJ Talman
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Kaitlin Wheeler
Brooks Whitney
Lindsey Young
By Sara Espinosa
Staf Writer
In the past, women belonged
in the kitchen and men every-
where but the kitchen. Men
and women had diferent roles
in society that slowly evolved
into the roles they have in to-
day’s world. But are people tru-
ly free to do what they want?
Whether they belong to the
LGBT community or not, each
person should have the same
opportunities as a person of
other gender.
Carmen Carrera is one of
the most famous transgender
models and burlesque per-
formers. She frst started her
ride to fame on Season Tree
of RuPaul’s Drag Race and
from there she became many
people’s idol and inspiration.
Currently, Carrera is waiting
for the answer to a petition
that asks her to become the
frst transgender Victoria’s Se-
cret Angel.
Many people are opposed to
the idea of having a transgen-
der Angel, whether it is Car-
rera or not, but isn’t it time to
open society’s eyes so they can
see that times have changed?
We are in the 21st century!
Gay couples can now marry
before the law and the LGBT
fag is nothing to be ashamed
of anymore.
A transgender Angel would
just be another step for the
LGBT community to truly
stand up and prove that they
can do whatever the other
gender does. Female marines,
been there. Male nurses, also
been there. But society has cer-
tain stereotypes that determine
what careers are designed for
women and men, modeling
In an interview with CNN,
Carrera said “trans women are
a part of the female population
and [she] think[s] that they
deserve a respectful represen-
tation,” and she couldn’t be
more right!
A male or female who is born
believing they are the wrong
gender is considered a trans-
gender. Any female, either
born female or not, should
have the chance to become a
Victoria Secret’s Angel. While
in past times being gay or trans
could be considered an atroc-
ity, today we fnd that many or-
ganizations devote their time
to support the LGBT com-
munity and to make people be
proud of who they are. Why
are people making such a fuss
about Carrera?
Although Carrera is the frst
to express interest in Victoria
Secret, there have been other
transgender models that should
receive the same attention: Isis
King was the frst trans wom-
an to participate on the show
“America’s Next Top Model.” She
said “if trans people are going
to make any strides in society it
shouldn’t be forced, but if any-
one can make it as a Victoria’s
Secret model it’s Carmen.”
Over 35,000 people signed the
petition that was sent to Victoria’s
Secret, and even though Carrera
hasn’t gotten any answer from
the label, she has made sure that
her cause has spread throughout
the social networks. If males can
now be designers and hair styl-
ists, why should trans women
restrict themselves and not aim
for the big guns?
Equality is a very common
theme in today’s society, usually
applied to ethnicity issues, but
equality also includes members
of the LGBT community. Just
like we now have a black presi-
dent, Carrera has every right to
become a Victoria’s Secret An-
gel. So to all the unsupportive
people and conservative parties
out there, looks like it’s cloudy
with a chance of angels.
Victoria’s Secret Potential Transexual Model
By Camille Furby
Staf Writer
Although La Jolla is known
as “Te Jewel,” the smell that
lingers around the Cove is not
so nice. Over the years, the
smell has progressively gotten
worse and the debate between
the environmentalists and the
rest of La Jolla has posed much
Te Children’s pool was orig-
inally constructed as an area
for children and swimmers to
swim in a safe environment,
but once invaded by the seals
it was made into a “sanctuary”
for them. As La Jolla is a popu-
lar tourist destination, I think
it is time to think with com-
mon sense about this issue.
Removing the seals does not
mean killing them, it means
removing the pollutants and
stench that are beginning to
take over La Jolla.
Not only do the seals invade
our beaches, they also attract
sharks. In the past two years
shark spotting’s have doubled in
La Jolla. Also, the barking noises
the seals make carry all the way
up the hillside and can even be
heard from Mt. Soledad! Wheth-
er environmentalists come to
their senses or La Jolla commit-
tee boards come to a conclusion,
this issue needs to be resolved.
How Long Have We Been Talking
About These Damn Seals?
By Lily Kennedy
Staf Writer
Tis year, retail stores have
put a spin on Black Friday.
Tis shopping extravaganza
has furthered its madness by
prolonging the number of
hours for eager customers by
making the opening times
Instead of extending Black
Friday into the following
day, stores have decided to
take time out of the Turs-
day before to give enticing
deals a few hours earlier. As
if that is not already enough,
many have begun to call this
Tursday before Black Fri-
day “Brown Tursday.” Have
they forgotten its real name?
Tis novel shopping day
now pushes for having em-
ployees work the stores dur-
ing the holiday, when they
should be spending time with
family and giving thanks. Ac-
cording to CBS News, more
than a dozen large retail stores
opened on Tanksgiving.
Even though the annual deals
can be tempting, is it really
worth missing the Tanks-
giving celebrations? Jimmy
Kimmel joked about the ap-
palling new word; “Anybody
who uses the words Brown
Tursday should be choked
on site.”
Tose supporting this new
shopping holiday are nega-
tively portraying the priorities
of Americans. Furthermore,
those who want to enjoy their
Tanksgiving are being pres-
sured into going to stores ear-
lier in order to buy that one
discounted item they have
been eyeing forever.
Tis holiday is expending
the message that those who
want to celebrate Tanksgiv-
ing must maneuver around
the bargain shopping times.
Did we somehow forget the
purpose of Tanksgiving?
Being thankful for what we
have, including family and
friends. Tanksgiving was
made to appreciate America’s
bounty and peace. Yet ironi-
cally the very next day the
true American spirit of greed
sets back in and shoppers feel
obligated to buy what they do
not have, but could obviously
really use.
Te capitalist minded lead-
ers are disintegrating this
peaceful holiday into a prof-
iting market for big corpora-
tions. Many Americans have
put down their dinner forks
for the Tanksgiving feasts
and have waited in line with
fellow materialists.
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Photo courtesy of Kaitlin Wheeler
Seriously though, it’s been like 12 years
December 13, 2013
By Zoe Hildebrand
A & E Editor
Tere’s one thing every La Jolla
High girl has in common. No, it’s
not naturally blonde hair, or rich
parents, or the inability to use
anything besides “he/she was like”
when describing a conversation
between two people: it’s Brandy
Melville. Te popular clothing
store entered the San Diego fash-
ion scene through the opening of
their store in Pacifc Beach in late
Te brand appeals to high school
girls as being more afordable,
causal, and less “trendy” than LF
and Urban Outftters. It was no
more than a few months until the
brand successfully monopolized
the wardrobes of La Jolla High.
However, this bandwagon trend
might not be as friendly and in-
clusive as it suggests.
Te brand holds fast to a belief
in exclusivity: the idea that only
a certain fraction of the popula-
tion should be “allowed” to wear
their clothes. Tey have no sizes
on their items, choosing rather
to repeatedly remind customers
that “one size fts most.” Te im-
plication is obvious: if you can’t ft
into the miniskirts and sheer crop
tops, they don’t want your money.
And seeing as the one size is un-
realistically tiny for most women
who have gone through puberty,
Brandy Melville is inadvertently
lef with a customer base that is
mostly middle-school aged girls.
Meanwhile, the chain juts it-
self into groups where it doesn’t
belong. Te store carries a line
of graphic tees they call “band
shirts,” which have nothing to do
with the music and give no credit
to the artists featured. Examples
are “Nirvana,” “Bob Dylan,” “Da-
vid Bowie,” and shirts that steal a
lyric from a Kendrick Llamar song
(the only African American artist
featured, also the only artist who
doesn’t have his name or image at
least featured on the shirt).
Te most ofensive of these,
though, is a shirt that quotes a
“little-known” teen movie called
Mean Girls. On a plain white shirt,
emblazoned in large black letters
across the front, it reads “You can’t
sit with us.” While anyone under
the age of 25 knows this is Gretch-
en’s response to Regina wearing
sweatpants on a Monday, the shirt
(and the frst half of this sentence)
make no sense to many a non
movie-watcher. In an age when
cyber bullying and harassment is
growing at an all time high, and
our own school is taking mea-
sures to educate about the subject,
is it really appropriate to create an
environment of such exclusivity?
Tere’s nothing wrong with
wearing Brandy Melville if it’s
what makes you feel comfortable
and self-confdent, but we have to
be more aware of the messages we
project to those around us.
You Can Sit With Us
The Epidemic that is Brandy Melville
By Lana Bass
Staf Writer
Are teens spending too much
time at school? Isn’t six hours
a day more than enough?
For some kids, the 35 min-
utes for lunch is unneces-
sary and the time it takes for
teachers to play the bulletin is
just plain ridiculous. In some
classrooms, the 58 minutes of
“instructional” time isn’t used
as efciently as it was planned
to be.
Te point is, if classes could
be condensed into shorter
blocks with more instruction,
school could end earlier. In-
stead of wasting six hours a
day learning about two hours
worth of material, schools
could cut down those six hours
into three or four. Tis makes
the day substantially shorter,
yet the kids are learning just as
much. It also gives the students
an opportunity to experience
the more practical and creative
facets of life such as getting a
job or volunteering.
Some may say that this is
turning high schools into col-
lege. Yes, it’s true that this type
of schedule closely resembles a
college lifestyle. But that’s what
high school is about: preparing
for college. Getting kids used
to this type of agenda will pre-
pare them well for college.
Kids need more time of. Too
many hours of the day are spent
in school and tackling a moun-
tain of work at home. Te lives
of teenagers have plunged into
a vicious cycle of wake, eat,
school, homework, eat, sleep.
By shortening the school day,
students can fnish up their
homework early, go outside
and (gasp) have fun.
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2. “Tat dog don’t hunt!”
3. “Where is the love?”
5. “SNAKE BITE!!!”
7. “If it was easy, we’d call it football.”
8. “Cotton pickin’.”
9. “Hazah!”
11. “Did you just get this of the rack?”
12. “Don’t you wish your girlfriend was
hot like me?”
14. “Row me up!”
1. “Ah, I LOVE Phil’s BBQ.”
2. “Super-duper ice cream bar!”
4. “Speak up, I have surfer’s ear.”
5. “If it’s blue, it’s for you. If it’s red, wet
the bed.”
6. “Baba Ghanoush.”
10. “You have to be patient with old
11. “You have to go with the grain.”
13. “I am going to prove to you that a
triangle is a triangle.”
By Ilana Larry
Staf Writer
*See the January 2014 issue for answers.
December 13, 2013
T: I would place my cat on a
piece of cardboard and trace
the outline of it, then my
friends and I would put the
cat cutout into the street at
night to scare drivers. And
this worked.
H: Why do you call people
Baba Ghanoush?
T: Baba Ghanoush is not only
a great food, but also a great
term of endearment.
In the time spent interview-
ing Tellers, it was clear that
not only is he a pro gamer,
surfer, and dancer with “LA
face and Oakland training,”
but a passionate teacher who
cares about his students.
He asked me a few questions
afer the interview about how
I’m doing in his class and
told me what matters most
to him is that I enjoy being
there and learn from his lec-
tures regardless of what I end
up getting as a grade. To me,
it showed that he genuinely
enjoys teaching as a means of
inspiring rather than simply
informing, which I fnd ad-
I think all of us are lucky to
have a Baba Ghanoush like
Jerry here at La Jolla.
By Shane Lynch
Staf Writer
Few teachers are as notorious
as Mr. Tellers. With a wicked
sense of humor and entertain-
ing lectures, his class is highly
sought afer by students. But
what makes Tellers so special?
Te Hi-Tide sat down with him
a few weeks ago in an attempt
to learn more about the man,
the myth, the legend: Jeremiah.
Hi-Tide: I understand you
grew up here in California;
what would you say is your
fondest childhood memory?
Tellers: Going to Disneyland
H: Were you a grom?
T: Tough young, I was never
seen as a grom. Professional
since day 2.
H: When did you realize you
wanted to become a history
T: My high school history
teacher, I liked the way he
taught. Tat’s when I decided I
wanted to make no money.
H: Is there a potential Mrs.
Tellers in your life?
T: No comment.
H: What’s the best way to ask a
girl to a school dance?
T: Put the question in a fortune
H: Between you, Mr. Boyd and
Atwell, who do you think would
win in a dance competition?
T: Me without a doubt. I’ve got
an LA face with Oakland train-
H: What are some of your other
hobbies outside of school?
T: Pro gaming, surfng, travel-
ing, researching serial killers.
H: Tree things you’d bring
with you if you were stranded
on a desert island?
T: Surfoard, solar calculator
(preferably pink), the antennae
of a TV set.
H: Toughts on Cinder?
T: Cinder should be banished
and exiled to Atwell’s room.
H: Funniest prank you’ve ever
Just The Way It Is
What are you looking forward to in 2û147
“I am looking forward to sum-
mer vacation. Who isn’t?” said
Whitney Francis.
“College!!! (Acceptance letters,
and going)” said Vaill D’Angelo.
“Hopefully going to Catalina
with my jazz group and having
less of a workload than I do
now,” said Lindsay Crowe.
“Seeing where I am accepted
to, regarding college. Ten
actually attending the college
and making new friends!” said
Allison Dowd.
“Being a senior!” said Zehra
By Lilly Grossman
Copy Editor
“I look forward to turning 18,”
said Joanna Garcia.
“A fresh start,” said Mazzi
“New opportunities and one
step closer to independence,”
said Jonny Espinosa.
“Summer,” said Sophie Moraes.
“I’m looking forward to my
college acceptance/rejection
letters,” said Andrew Nuñez.
“Baseball season, defnitely,”
said Jackson Hyytinen.
What are some of your New Year's resolutions7
“Do things right in my parent’s
eyes, be less emotional, bal-
ance my school and social life,
get a job at the La Jolla YMCA,
and expand my singing range,”
said Lindsay Crowe.
“I always make my number
one resolution to smile every-
day!” said Whitney Francis.
“Become more independent
(to get ready to love alone),
go on more walks/hikes, enjoy
my last few months in LJ and
spend the most time possible
with my family and friends,”
said Vaill D’Angelo.
“Less procrastination, to
be more positive, open to
new ideas, and making new
friends!” said Allison Dowd.
“My New Year’s resolution is to
procrastinate less,” said Joanna
“Being open minded to ev-
eryone, balancing sports and
academics, and grow up a little
and take on more responsibili-
ties,” said Jonny Espinosa.
“Travel new places,” said
Sophie Moraes.
“To work harder in school,”
said Jackson Hyytinen.
“To be able to balance school
and social things,” said Mazzi
“Be fuent in Japanese, go to
Japan, be a nice person, don’t
be afraid to be adventurous,”
Zehra Bohannon.
Photo courtesy of Kyle Jetter
Your ßest
Year Ever7
Photo courtesy of Izzie Melvin
Where will 2014 take you?
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ner Perry.
"0isneyland," said
Jamie ßecker and
Eve ßass.
"Jackson Hole
Wyoming," said
keid Martin.
"0uterspace," said
Joe Vang.
"Hawaii with my
cousins," said Hold-
en Ward.
December 13, 2013
How many people do you
know that play on varsity for
three sports? Well La Jolla
High’s very own junior, Jenna
Harmeyer, does. Playing three
sports is a tremendous re-
sponsibility, especially while
having an outstanding GPA
and maintaining a social life.
Harmeyer plays feld hockey
in the fall, basketball in the
winter, and track and feld in
the spring. She has been on
varsity track since her fresh-
man year, junior varsity bas-
ketball during her freshman
year and then varsity for the
past two years, in addition to
feld hockey.
Harmeyer has been involved
in athletics since she was a
child. “I can just remember my
parents putting me in little kid
soccer and then I always had
fun playing and never wanted
to stop because it was so fun.”
Aside from the many sports
Jenna does play at school, she
enjoys running and other ac-
tivities on her own time.
“It’s just so nice to exercise
also,” says Harmeyer. How-
ever, out of the three school
sports she plays, she says bas-
ketball has to be her favorite.
“I’d say it’s the one I am best
at, it’s super fun, and I’m just
more devoted to it.”
Playing three sports, you
learn the diference between
individual sports vs. team
sports, as the two can be equal-
ly nerve-wracking. “I like team
sports better because you can
count on other people whereas
in track, it’s just you, and it’s
kind of stressful.”
Tere are always positive and
negative factors in being an
athlete. Jenna’s favorite aspect
of playing sports is that she
meets many new and difer-
ent kinds of people, creating
several beautiful friendships.
However, Jenna’s least favor-
ite or scariest part of being an
athlete is the nerves and anxi-
ety before a huge game.
Overall, Jenna is clearly an
exemplary athlete. Jenna Har-
meyer is not a name to forget.
Keep an eye out, she’s going
Athlete Spotlight: Jenna Harmeyer
By Misha Kabbage
Staff Writer
Harmeyer inserting a corner ouring a league game lrom the 2013-1! varsity nelo hockey season.
Photo courtesy of Heidi Dowd
All Photos courtesy of Creekstar Allan and Jordan Bowman
Congratulations Class of 2016, for a great win at Powderpuf!
December 13, 2013
Extreme Sports
By Misha Kabbage
Staf Writer

When thinking of sports,
most people jump straight
to the classics: football, soc-
cer, baseball, basketball, etc.
Consequently, those who only
think about typical sports
overlook the extremities to
which one can take sports.
Athletic activity is not solely
for competition, but it is also
for adrenaline rush. Adrena-
line is the exhilarating surge
of energy that lifs you to the
highest peak of excitement.
Extreme sports should be
taken seriously because they
can be very dangerous and of-
ten life threatening. However,
as long as one takes the cor-
rect precautions, the uplifing
thrill is worth the risk!
Volcanoes are usually as-
sociated with hot lava and
eruption, but they are rarely
associated with snowboard-
ing. “Volcano Boarding” has
become an extremely popu-
lar sport that uses a specially
constructed plywood board,
which allows adrenaline ad-
dicts to slide down the sides
of volcanoes at about 50-60
mph. One frequently visited
volcano for the sport is Nica-
ragua’s Cerro Negro moun-
tain, receiving over 10,00 trav-
elers per year. Surprisingly,
studies show this sport is not
as extreme as others due to its
participants’ cautiousness when
choosing their time to slide
down (i.e. when it is safe and
the volcano will not erupt).
Originally created by South
Africans in a diferent form,
Germans adopted the idea of
“Train Surfng” in the early
1980s. Due to its violation of
the law, the sport was under-
standably abolished, until it
resurfaced in 2005. “Train Surf-
ing” is when someone, or a
group of people, hop on top of a
moving train, and brace them-
selves standing all the way until
it comes to a stop. Te sport is
known to give a certain rush
that regular surfng does not
give. However, this was and
still is a huge problem in South
Africa because several young
adults have died due. It is still
illegal, but commonly practiced
in Europe.
BASE jumping is a more
common extreme sport, in
which “BASE” is an acronym
for the four types of areas one
can jump. Building, antenna,
span, and earth (clifs) are the
fxed objects people jump from.
BASE jumping requires a spe-
cial fying squirrel-like suit that
provides maximum airtime and
safety. No matter what, this
sport is one of the craziest be-
cause it involves jumping into
deep open space, pulling a
parachute at the very last mo-
ment. Otherwise known as
“Freefalling” BASE jumping
originated in 1978, and still
holds the same risks today as
it did back then. If the para-
chute fails to open, or im-
proper gear and equipment
are used, then the jump could
end in a completely diferent
way than expected.
A sport that is not ofen
recognized as extreme is
slacklining. Te sport may
be outshined by other more
intense sports, however it is
composed of the same risks
as others. Slacklining is a core
balancing sport, consisting of
a fat, nylon webbing tight
rope that one walks or does
tricks on.
Extreme slackliners will
engage in the activity in the
highest of mountains, but
most people enjoy the sport
by using two anchors far
enough apart to keep the line
tight, then at a leisurely pace,
making their way across the
line in complete balance.
Extreme sports should al-
ways be taken seriously be-
cause the consequences of
not following the directions
are death or serious injury.
While these sports appear ap-
pealing , the risk factor makes
them unduly dangerous.
On Wednesday, November
13, 2013, more than one hun-
dred CIF San Diego Section
high school student athletes
gathered at the historic San
Diego Hall of Champions in
Balboa Park to declare their
intentions to the colleges and
universities they plan to attend
next fall.
It is called National Letter of
Intent Day, and senior athletes
of all sanctioned CIF sporting
events, from football to eques-
trian, efectively bring to an
end the ofen long and anxiety
producing recruiting process
by formally committing to at-
tend a specifc college or uni-
By signing a National Letter
of Intent, the school to which
the student athlete has com-
mitted, agrees to provide some
level of scholarship assistance
for one academic year (2 se-
mesters) in exchange for the
student athlete’s commitment
to attend that college or uni-
Once a student has signed
this letter, the coaches of other
schools are prohibited from
contacting of soliciting that
La Jolla High School has a
long tradition each year of
having several members of its
senior class sign the National
Letter of Intent.
Tis year was no exception
as we saw the following eight
seniors sign letters of intent:
Isabella Spies: Rowing (Gon-
zaga), Ben Doyle, Golf (Cali-
fornia at Berkley), Perry Co-
hen, Golf (St. Mary’s College),
Taylor Bertrand, Water Polo
(Arizona State), Sarah Young,
Water Polo (Indiana), Scarlett
Hallahan, Water Polo (George
Washington), Brett Volger,
Baseball (Colorado Mesa), and
Sam Schneider, Baseball (Am-
herst College).
Although the November
signings do pertain to most
sports, they are not relevant to
all sports. Some sports such as
soccer, football, and track do
not sign until February. Even
though they are not ofcially
committed until February, it is
mostly a fnal decision by now.
Rachel Carroll (Utah State
University) will be amongst
those signing in the fall for
soccer. Tere are some recruits
from the football team as well:
Justin Cook, Ian Beed, Eric
Tims, Nic Scala, and Demarco
Bland. None of them are com-
mitted anywhere yet, but are
keeping their options open.
Hall of
By Lauren Roberts
Staf Writer
La Jolla High School takes
pride in all of our accom-
plished sports teams, many of
which have earned CIF titles
that reside in the school gym.
Fall sports include tennis, golf,
feld hockey, football, water
polo, cheer, and volleyball. Te
Hi-Tide had a chance to speak
with the captain of each fall
sport to talk about the season.
Sydney Moses, senior captain
of varsity tennis, said, “We won
western league champion-
ships.” Te CIF team title was
an unfortunate loss. “We were
seated second in the league
and unfortunately got beat by
Bishops at home, eight to ten.”
Colleen Mellinger and Taylor
Mohrardt pulled through and
achieved second place in dou-
bles, loosing to Rancho Ber-
nardo in the fnals.
Tyra Major, senior cheerlead-
er, told the Hi-Tide, “We added
twelve new girls to varsity and
seven to JV this year.” She told
us that because the football
team was winning more than
they have in previous years, it
gave the cheer team a motive
to cheer.
Connor Hallman, one of the
captains of the varsity water
polo team, stated that, “We are
in the second or third seat go-
ing into CIF’s.” Bishops and LJ
have been rivals for many years.
However, this year Bishops was
defeated by “beating them at
their own pool, ten to nine” in
a very intense game.
Football took a turn for the
better this season, as the pro-
gram developed and expanded.
According to Justin Cook, the
team made it all the way to the
semifnals of CIF and lost to
Monte Vista.
As for the golf team, they had
another successful season. Golf
may not be the most celebrated
sport at school, but they have
certainly done a lot to make La
Jolla High earn many CIF titles.
Tey were undefeated this sea-
son, with twelve wins. La Jolla
was ranked third in CIFs, and
two of our players, Waverly
Westin and Daniella Anastasi
made it to regionals. Teir big-
gest rival is Scripps Ranch who
they lost to in past years. Ac-
cording to Daniella Anastasi,
“We totally surpassed them this
During the Cross Country
season, they train every day,
participating in meets every
Tursday. Danielle Collins
believes the team, “will be
ranked either third or fourth.”
UC is their biggest rival and
whether or not we beat them
will determine if we go to
Te volleyball season statis-
tics, according to Clare Far-
ley, are “4-6 so we achieved
fourth in league.” Overall in
CIFs however, they’re ranked
6 out of 16. Tey have an on-
going rivalry with Cathedral.
In an extremely close match,
they took a blow from Ca-
thedral. According to Clare,
one of the most game chang-
ing players is Madeline Gates,
who was described as, “a high
impact player, her hitting and
kill ratios are insane.”
During the fall season, the
feld hockey team had a re-
cord of 16-6-1. Te team was
seated second in the league,
allowing them a bye the frst
weekend of CIFs. Tis team
has an intense rivalry with
Cathedral High School. Em-
ily Young said, “Luckily we
beat them twice this year. We
beat them at their own senior
Overall, the fall season was
successful; let us see what the
winter season has in store for
the teams.
F a l l CI F Re c a p
By Creekstar Allan
Staf Writer
All athletes represent La Jolla High School at the Hall of Champions.
All Photos courtesy of Ursula Sättler-Cohen
December 13, 2013
mering and sawing.
Over twenty people worked
together to lif the walls and
carry them to the painting
area. As half of the group con-
tinued to build, the other half
started to paint the house a
bright pink.
Local kids came out to help
as well. Te new recruits
grabbed paint rollers and
started smothering the walls
with paint.
Te volunteers spoke in bro-
ken Spanish to the children
and instructed them on how
to paint the walls correctly in
order to fnish the job quickly
and precisely. By noon, the
walls had risen and the house
...continued from page 1 was starting to come together.
Te volunteers then began
working on the roof, hammer-
ing and sawing away to create
a strong watertight covering so
that the family could live com-
fortably in their home during
the rainy season.
By this time, the local kids
were helping put the fnal
touches on the house. Tey
helped hammer long, white
trim to the outside walls.
Te last nails were hammered
in, and the house was complete
by 5:00 p.m. At the end, the
vice president of Interact Club,
Charlotte Hathaway, gave the
keys to the family, signifying a
completed home and marking
a moment that would change
the life of the family forever.
Volunteers and LJ Hi-Tide staf, including Kaitlin at work at the
Te Hi-Tide staf would like to extend the holiday cheer to you and
yours. Our writers have worked diligently on over 200 articles over
the last three issues and we hope our efort has showed. Tis year
in journalism has been one of the best in our history and we hope
to keep informing you, the student body, to the best of our abilities.
Happy Holidays,
Letter From
the Editors
Amanda Menas
Laura Derickson
A transgender person is
someone who’s self identity
does not conform to that of
their male or female parts.
Governor Jerry Brown signed
the California transgender law
in August, which states that
schools will be required to al-
low students to participate
in “sex segregated activities,”
such as sports and the use of
bathroom and locker facilities.
Having this new law on the ho-
rizon has raised much contro-
California’s transgender law
will not go into efect until
January, but oppostion is in
full force to ultimately stop the
law from being enacted. When
put into efect, this law will
prohibit over one thousand
school districts in California
from segregating transgender
students from their peers by
letting them partake in activi-
ties that usually separate the
diferent genders.
Te state believes that it will
make those who think they are
of the opposite sex be more
comfortable and be given
greater opportunities to take
place in activities they could
not participate in now.
According to the new law, if
a student who is male believes
that he is female, he can choose
which bathroom he wants to
use and whether or not he
wants to change in the boys’ or
girls’ locker room.
People in opposition, how-
ever, feel that this is a great in-
trusion of privacy on the other
students’ part. Privacy for All
Students said, “Tere is no pro-
tection for students that object
to sharing bathrooms, show-
ers, and locker rooms with stu-
dents of the opposite sex.”
Te organization also has
concerns that, “[s]uch students
could be subject to discrimina-
tion claims and punishment
under anti-bullying laws. Male
and female students should be
able to get an education and
develop healthy heterosexual
relationships in a stable envi-
Besides the privacy issue,
there is also the obvious real-
ization that anyone could pose
as transgender in order to take
advantage of the situation.
Tose against the law are
fghting to get it from being
put into efect, and some be-
lieve they have enough support
to repeal it.
Tose in favor of the new law
have made it their priority to
protect it and make sure it is
passed with as little confict as
New LawS,New YOU
Afer over four months,
La Jolla High School fnally
welcomes Anne McCarty
as the new vice principal.
Joining Mr. William Haw-
thorne II the fnal week in De-
cember before winter break,
McCarty comes from Claire-
mont High School where
she was also a vice principal.
She is replacing Margaret
Joseph who took the posi-
tion as principal of Sessions
Elementary School late July.
Although not appointed dur-
ing the board meeting Decem-
ber 3, McCarty’s position was
announced December 4 in
an e-blast to the community.
“I’m thrilled to be joining
such a wonderful community
at LJHS,” said McCarty. “My
hope for this year is to jump
right in and determine how
best I can serve students and
staf with the experience I
bring to La Jolla. I plan to be
accessible to students, parents
and colleagues and I’ll work
alongside teachers and staf to
make sure all students have op-
portunities for success. I look
forward to being a Viking!”
ASB President Sydney Mo-
ses and PTA members includ-
ing Dr. Pat Crowder inter-
viewed an array of candidates
for the position and came to
decide on McCarty during
her interview November 20.
“She is nice” said Moses af-
ter the interview. “She has
special education expertise.”
In the transition time af-
ter McCarty arrives, Dr. Pat
Crowder will be leaving LJHS
December 20. Dr. Carol Whal-
ey will be returning as In-
terim Principal until the per-
manent principal is selected.
Te principal position was
reopened to administrators
across the country on EdJoin
November 18 and will close
December 20. According to
a letter from Superintendent
Cindy Marten in the PTA eN-
ews, the position will also be
posted in the publications As-
sociation of California School
Administrators and Educa-
tion Week. Te hope is to con-
duct interviews early January.
Editor’s Note: On behalf of
all the students at LJHS, we
would like to thank all of the
administrators, many who
are substituting in their re-
tirement, for taking care of
the students in this transition
time. Our school’s reputation
is based on the leaders, so we
appreciate all you have done.
By Amanda Menas
Interact Club Does TJ
On December 5, 2013, the
world bowed their heads col-
lectively: Nelson Mandela, the
former President of South Af-
rica, passed away at ninety-fve
years of age.
Afer being released from
prison in 1990, Mandela im-
mersed himself in talks to end
aparthide rule in South Africa,
according to the article, “Life
and Times of Nelson Man-
Mandela was then elected
the African National Congress
president in 1991, and he later
received the Nobel Peace Prize
in 1993, and he made history
by becoming South Africa’s
frst democratically elected
President on May 10, 1994.
Mandela retired in 1999 and
established the Nelson Mande-
la Foundation and the Mande-
By Jake Foerster
Staf Writer
By Zen Kelly
Staf Writer
la-Rhodes Foundation to raise
funds for children and those in
Mandela’s casket travelled to
Pretoria’s state capital building
, where it will remain for three
Te casket will be open for
public viewing by citizens,
politicians, admirers, and ce-
On Saturday, the casket will
be moved to Qunu, Mandela’s
Attending Mandela’s funeral
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons
on Tuesday in Johannesburg,
President Obama paid his re-
spects to the political hero he
had tried to see months before
his passing.
While attending, President
Obama shook hands with
Cuba’s President Fidel Castro’s
brother, Raul.
Te handshake symbolized
the frst meeting of the coun-
tries’ leaders since President
Bill Clinton and President Fi-
del Castro’s rumored meeting
in 2000.
A Fallen Leader
Saying Goodbye to the former
South African President
Laws Soon to Afect
Transgender Students
LJHS Finally Gets a Permanent
Vice Prinicipal
Photo courtesy of Kaitlin Wheeler
December 13, 2013
By Lana Bass
Staf Writer
Have you ever thought to
yourself, “I wonder what the
life of a crack-head is like?”
To get a real glimpse of how
drug addicts and other sub-
cultures live, a series of docu-
mentaries written and pro-
duced by English journalist
Louis Teroux will help you
out. He delves deep into the
lives of primarily American,
lesser-known subcultures to
“discover the genuinely odd
in the most ordinary setting.”
In an interview with the
BBC, Teroux revealed, “the
subjects I’m interested in are
quite extreme. Tey’re so far
beyond the pale of normal
human interaction that you’re
never going to get a reality
show on that territory.”
Teroux is best known for his
television series, Louis Ter-
oux’s Weird Weekends, as well
as his flms distributed by the
BBC. Weird Weekends, which
debuted in 1998, follows the
everyday lives of survivalists,
swingers, body builders, and
more. On the show, Teroux
interviews these people about
their particular lifestyle and
flms their day to day activi-
ties. From convicts to medi-
cated children, the topics
Teroux explores are obscure
and outlandish.
In his BBC flms, such as
Under the Knife, Teroux
takes a more critical look at
the world of plastic surgery.
He travels to California and
interviews plastic surgeons,
patients, and even plastic sur-
gery addicts. Teroux himself
goes to the extent of getting
minor liposuction to expe-
rience plastic surgery frst-
In another one of his BBC
Louis Theroux
specials, Teroux gets to
know Te Most Hated Family
in America, the Phelps Fam-
ily. Teroux travels to Topeka,
Kansas and documents the
lives of the Westboro Baptist
Church and their absurd ac-
tivities. Te tension between
the family and Teroux is no-
ticeable throughout the flm,
yet he puts his beliefs aside
to create a true and unbiased
documentary. Teroux follows
up his session with the family
in his sequel, America’s Most
Hated Family in Crisis.
In Miami Mega Jail, Ter-
oux spends time in the Miami
County jail system. He inter-
views a range of its inmates,
from armed robbers to rapists.
He also interviews the guards
on what life is like in the jail
and how they control the
overcrowded cells of inmates.
Teroux then risks his life to
go inside one cell, which holds
24 violent criminals.
One of his most popular
documentaries is on crystal
meth addicts. In Te City Ad-
dicted to Crystal Meth, which
premiered in 2009, Teroux
examines how the addiction to
crystal meth has destroyed the
city of Fresno, California. He
interviews addicts and flms
their daily lives to examine
what crystal meth can do to a
Te topics of these documen-
taries are extremely contro-
versial, yet that is what makes
them so interesting. He makes
a real connection with the sub-
ject and the viewer, which is
rare in the world of documen-
taries. He isn’t afraid to ask
sensitive questions and seems
to capture the raw emotion of
the subjects in the flm. Once
you watch one documentary,
you will be fxed on a Louis
Teroux marathon.
Orange is the new
black... is the new black
Jenji Kohan, creator of one
of Showtime’s biggest hits,
Weeds, is receiving acclaim for
her Netfix original, Orange is
the New Black, based on Piper
Kerman’s personal memoir.
Te show’s star, Piper Chap-
man, played by Taylor Schil-
ling, is sentenced to ffeen
months of jail for mildly par-
ticipating in a drug deal with
her past lesbian lover, Alex
Vause, played by Laura Pre-
pon. Piper’s punishment takes
her to an all women’s jail in
Litchfeld, NY, where she has
several misadventures. With
an outstanding introduction
and opening song performed
by Regina Spektor, the show is
immediately attractive.
Perhaps one of the most heart
-wrenching things Piper must
do is leave her boyfriend (no-
tice the transition from lesbian
to boyfriend), Larry Bloom,
played by Jason Biggs. How-
ever, viewers soon realize that
what Piper truly has a hard
time leaving behind is the se-
cure, comfortable lifestyle her
trendy New York boyfriend
provided. Once in prison,
Piper meets several ladies
who have been through hell
and back and are not afraid to
show it of. Trough a series of
fashbacks, we see the drastic
contrast of Piper’s life prior to
prison and the situations she
deals with now.
In a series kickof flled with
challenging popular views on
homosexuality via intriguing
setups, each character plays
a huge role in the story line.
Not only are the inmates’ lives
featured, but even the prison
guards and denizens outside
the prison contribute to the
A huge contributor to the
juicy show is Galina “Red”
Reznikov, played by Kate
Mulgrew, who is the prison’s
cafeteria’s chef. Piper starts of
on the wrong foot with Red by
unintentionally insulted her
cooking, which leads to Red
depriving her of food for days.
Red’s character truly is a ferce
Another important charac-
ter is the head of ofce guards,
Sam Healy, played by Michael
J. Harney, who seems to over-
Requiem For a Dream

Requiem For A Dream, a dis-
turbing movie directed by Dar-
ren Aronofsky, is a cunning
flm portrayal of the fears of
the human soul and the avoid-
ance of coming to terms with
reality. Starring Jared Leto,
Marlon Wayans, Jennifer Con-
nelly, and Ellen Burstyn, the
movie takes the audience on a
voyage through drugs and ad-
diction by displaying them as
flling a hole in the character’s
lives. Troughout the flm, you
experience their individual
struggles and how they play in
the role of addiction that soon
overcomes the spirit of the
character and conquers their
lives entirely.
Within the frst 10 minutes of
the movie, you see friends Ty-
rone C. Love (Marlon Wayans)
and Harry Goldfarb (Jared
Leto) shooting heroin and con-
structing a plan to get involved
in the drug dealing business.
All seems to be working out
well with drug-addicts Tyrone,
Harry, and girlfriend Marion
Silver (Jennifer Connelly), un-
til Tyrone is involved in a drug
deal with a gang that ends in a
killing. Harry has to use all of
the money they made previ-
ously to post bail for Tyrone,
all while Harry’s arm is being
infected from a contaminated
needle he used. Afer a string
of events that caused his un-
fortunate downfall, Harry, Ty-
rone, and Marion eventually
slip into the path of impulsive
decisions, deprivation, and de-
Te second story taking
place in the flm is about Harry
Goldfarb’s mother Sara Gold-
farb (Ellen Burstyn) and her
struggle to ft in and be happy
with herself, which manifests
into her addiction and loss of
reality. When Ellen halluci-
nates that she receives an of-
fer to be on a game show, she
becomes fxated on gaining
the youthful look she used to
have during the time of her
son Harry’s high school gradu-
ation. She soon becomes con-
vinced that this show will de-
fne who she is and make her
a more important person to
her friends, son, and herself.
Afer many diet techniques
and loss of patience, she turns
to alternate methods. As soon
as she gets her hands on a
high dosage of diet pills more
commonly known as amphet-
amines or “uppers,” she be-
comes addicted to her weight
loss. Her addiction turns into
illusion and dependence, end-
ing in her downfall.
Tis flm was made beauti-
fully and depicts the horror of
drug use, human struggle, and
the path into the deep end. Tis
movie is not a horror movie
in the typical unnatural ghost
sense, but a horror movie in
the theme of reality and all of
the troubled, neurotic terrors
that life can reveal. Director
Darren Aronofsky entwines
these four lives of drug addicts
struggling to get along who
eventually loose themselves in
the process.
look and possibly condone
the inappropriate behavior of
the inmates. He has little to
no control over his temper,
but somehow turns the other
cheek when Piper’s enemy, Tif-
fany “Pennsatucky” Doggett,
played by Taryn Manning,
threatens her life. Piper
and the extremely religious
Pennsatucky continually feud,
which could possibly result in
Along with strong person-
alities and intense life stories
come inappropriate relation-
ships, like the rekindling of
old fames. Dayanara “Daya”
Diaz, played by Dascha Polan-
co, is in prison with her life-
long neglectful Latina mother.
Daya soon gets involved in a
dangerous but sweet romance
with prison guard John Ben-
nett, played by Matt McGorry.
Overall, Orange is the New
Black is a must-see. With such
an ethnically diverse and de-
veloped cast, the show chal-
lenges societal norms. By
breaking the bounds of prime-
time television, Jenji Kohan
has without a doubt created
a show that is surprising and
All About Moving Pictures
explores the Ignored
“The subjects I’m interested in
are quite extreme. They’re so
far beyond the pale of normal
human interaction that you’re
never going to get a reality show
on that territory.”
By Misha Kabbage
Staf Writer
By Carly Neville
Staff Writer
December 13, 2013
Photography: art to many,
passion to few
Photography started in the
ancient times with dark rooms,
pinholes, and the Camera Ob-
scura. Te Camera Obscura,
what is now called “Te Dark
Room,” is a small, sealed box
with a pinhole on the side. Te
light coming through the hole
creates an image on the sur-
face that it meets. However,
the image was transferred up-
side down.
Te diference between an-
cient photography and mod-
ern photography is mostly
mirrors, flm and lighting.
Modern technology difers
in the sense that now we can
capture and preserve the image
instead of just capturing it.
Photography is a unique way
to express yourself by capturing
a beautiful scene and sharing it
over and over with people ev-
erywhere. Some people have a
special afnity for photography.
Tere are a few students here at
LJHS who are particularly tal-
Parker Repp, a freshmen who
started his photography career
fve years ago, explains “I do
[photography] because it’s a
way to express myself in a pho-
to, and I like the feedback I get
from everyone, they seem to re-
ally like it.”
Senior Gage Hingeley is
also enthusiastic about the
art. Gage started at thir-
teen because he enjoys the
creativity that goes into the
perfect shot. He has multiple
cameras and is most passion-
ate about creating flms. He is
hoping to pursue a career in
flm and shared with the Hi-
Tide a few words of wisdom:
“do what you enjoy, it’s worth
Max Davey, a sophomore,
says that he started because
he wanted to take pictures
on the east coast trip. He in-
stantly loved it. He says there
are many ways to fnd out that
you love photography, but
there are not many that have a
certain aptitude for it.
Repp shared, “it is better
to be a failure at something
you love, than be a success
at something you hate.” Al-
though you may succeed f-
nancially, if you spend your
life doing something that you
are not passionate about, you
will not be living, according to
Kyle Jetter, a talented sopho-
more, took a moment to tell
the Hi-Tide why he started
practicing photography and
why he enjoys it. “I like the
way you can capture a mo-
ment and capture life in a pic-
Jetter realized that you can
see whatever you want to see.
“Whenever people see the f-
nal product, it’s just an awe-
some feeling.” He has been
looking into the diferent ar-
eas of photography that he
could pursue as a career. He
is aiming for something along
the lines of portraits or vid-
Photography is a release from
life for many. It’s a way to dis-
tract yourself and make some-
thing ordinary into something
By Creekstar Allen
Staf Writer
(Photographers lef to right:
Gage Hingeley, Parker Repp, Max
Davey, and Kyle Jetter)
Photos courtesy of Max Davey
Photos courtesy of Gage Hingeley
Photos courtesy of Parker Repp
Photos courtesy of Kyle Jetter

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