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Volume LXXXVIII Issue 8-May 16, 2014
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San Diegan Mebrahtom Ke-
fezighi blew everyone away
and won the Boston Mara-
thon on April 21.
An American has not won
the Boston Marathon since
1983. Kefezighi, a three-time
Olympian, has deep San Di-
ego roots. Kefezighi, a regu-
lar San Diego Rock and Roll
Marathon participant, with
two past wins and third in last
year’s race.
Kefezighi graduated from
San Diego High School and
lives in Mission Hills with his
wife and three daughters.
According to KPBS, “It was
Kefezighi’s soul, as much as
his soles, which lifed him
to the stunning triumph in 2
hours, 8 minutes and 37 sec-
onds.” Te win demonstrated
his will to persevere.
He wore names of the 2013
Boston bombing victims while
he ran the race only a few days
before his 39th birthday.
San Diego
San Diego City Council
President Todd Gloria has
made a proposal that would
eventually increase San Di-
ego’s minimum wage by thirty
percent, according to the San
Diego Union Tribune.
In San Diego, the current
minimum wage is $8 per hour,
and the unemployment rate
is 6.9%. If San Diego votes
to raise the minimum wage,
it would join cities such as
Santa Fe, New Mexico, and
San Francisco, which set their
lowest-possible hourly rate
well above the requirement.
Public opponents of the
measure, such as Mayor Kevin
Faulconer and the San Diego
Regional Chamber of Com-
merce, claim that a higher
wage makes it more expensive
for businesses to hire workers.
At this point in time, Cali-
fornia’s minimum wage will
rise to $9 per hour in July of
He stated to KPBS, “At the
end, I just kept thinking, Bos-
ton Strong, Boston Strong. I
was thinking give everything
you have. If you get beat, that’s
“I’ve met him at a cross
country race before. He is
the sweetest guy,” said Olym-
pian High School track coach
Ashley Abshier. “To have Meb
win, and he’s a San Diegan, is
almost perfect.”
“He [Kefezighi] understood
what it meant to America, and
to Boston, for an American
to fnally win again,” Mayor
Faulconer stated on Twitter,
“I think it was fantastic to see
Meb [Kefezighi] do as great
as he did to win, especially
this year. Te entire country
came together. A great day for
us, Boston and a great day for
San Diego.”
Junior Kevin Dickson, mem-
ber of the La Jolla High track
team, felt that this win “
tivates me to work harder and
strive and meet my goals.”
By Creekstar Allan
Staf Writer
this year and $10 per hour by
January 1, 2016.
Te plan Gloria wishes to
institute would further in-
crease the fgure by thirty one
percent to $13.09 in July 2017,
which would continue to ad-
just with the fuctuating infa-
tion rate. Tis measure would
also provide employees with
the ability to receive fve paid
sick days per year.
Te measure is expected
to be on the November bal-
lot, which will give San Di-
ego time to consider whether
or not raising the minimum
wage would be benefcial to
the economy.
Te positive impacts of this
change could lead to a higher
standard of living, worker
equality, and more govern-
ment revenue. Most major op-
position to the bill stems from
worry about the efects the
pay raise will have on small
businesses. Come November,
the impacts will be evident.
By Jake Foerster
Staf Writer
Opinions: A&E: Stu-Fo: Sports: Features:
Best of La Jolla
Yesterday, Allen Cao and
Danielle Collins were named
the Class of 2014’s valedicto-
rians for having the highest
cumulative GPA from 10th-
12th grade.
While ties certainly are rare
when naming the valedicto-
rians for a graduating class,
they are not unheard of.
Priyanka Nanayakkara was
named 2014’s salutatorian, as
she is the student with the sec-
ond highest GPA.
“I feel rather accomplished,”
Allen Cao told the Hi-Tide.
“I did work pretty hard dur-
ing high school…. I always
thought it was a possibility
afer I took AP Chinese out-
side of school, that was par-
tially why, and I had a slightly
higher GPA due to that, but I
wasn’t particularly aiming for
it. I was just trying to get good
grades, as I went through, and
it just happened.”
Cao fnds his shared title
strange, but he knows it is not
so unusual, as his sister shared
her valedictorian title with
two other students.
Cao will be attending UC
Berkeley in the fall with a ma-
jor in computer science. He
says he may also pursue the
Berkeley badminton team, as
he is badminton team captain
here at La Jolla High.
“Being valedictorian is just
a refection of my hard work
throughout high school. For
the future I will have to keep
up my academic performance
to attend graduate school,”
Danielle Collins said.
Like Cao, Collins will be at-
tending UC Berkeley. She says
she may join Berkeley’s soccer
Priyanka Nanayakkara sees
her title as an honor. “It adds
to the celebrations at the end
of senior year,” she says. “It’s
a huge honor, and I’m really
Nanayakkara will be attend-
ing UCLA.
Local man wins Boston marathon
in historic victory
By Ben Allen
News Editor
Letter from the
Best Senior
Recruited Athletes A Delirious Diet
Ballot measure stands to increase San
Diego minimum wage by 30%
Hi Vikes!
Te year is heading to a
close, but we still have some
events coming up to look for-
ward to!
ASB elections for class ofcers
and executive ofcers are on
May 23.
Te Film Fest is June 5 in
Parker Auditorium. We have
12+ awesome submissions to
our Film Fest, sponsored by
Go Pro!
Te senior activities com-
ing up include: Prom (May
30), Grad Night at Disneyland
(June 7), Senior Breakfast at
the Hilton Torrey Pines (June
11) and Graduation (June 12).
Looking forward to a great
end of the year.
Go Vikes!
Sydney Moses
ASB President
Valedictorians Allen Cao and Danielle Collins (lef and right) and
Salutatorian Priyanka Nanayakkara (center)
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Staf Writers
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May 16, 2014
Babes of
Political Cartoon by Kaitlin Wheeler
Letter from
Letter from the Advisor
Dear LJHS Students,
Tis “Cub Issue” will be the
end of the “Babes of Wrath”
column, and, while I am sad to
see it go, I am very grateful and
proud to have had so much
support from all the students
here at La Jolla High.
I wasn’t sure how this col-
umn would be received, but
there has been so much posi-
tive feedback from students
and teachers alike that I would
just like to thank you all.
Even though “Babes” tended
to focus on hot-button topics,
feminism is not just being un-
happy about the well-covered
news stories.
It’s true that the more sensa-
tionalized stories tend to gar-
ner the greatest recognition,
but modern-day feminism is
—and must be—more than just
what we are fed by our televi-
sions. Instead, it must focus on
what happens in everyday life;
the small things that bother us,
but we don’t know how to fx.
I’ve said this a million times,
and will (most likely) say this
millions times more: femi-
nism is for everyone, not just
women. Feminism is only an
attempt to make the two gen-
ders di pay, equal rights, etc.
Men who consider themselves
feminists are not “weak,” they
are strong enough to admit the
shortcomings of this patriar-
chal society.
We all need to stop perpetu-
ating feminine stereotypes:
stop “slut-shaming” (shaming
a woman because of her active
sexuality or lack thereof), stop
violence towards women, stop
street harassment and harass-
ment in general.
If everyone can recognize
instances in their daily life in
which this occurs, the world
will end up being a better
place. Tere is nothing more
insidious than the subtle ways
in which misogynistic state-
ments are made, especially
when it comes from someone
you know and trust. Eliminate
these statements, or at least
make a brave attempt; it will
made a world of diference in
the long run.
We are fortunate enough to
live in a day and age where we
have the freedom to express
ourselves, and we need to take
advantage of this fact. Be pro-
vocative, proactive, and inclu-
sive. Tat means all races, all
genders, and all sexualities get
a say in politics, feminism, and
any issue that needs to be fxed
in our society.
Feminism is for everyone,
no matter where they come
from. If women want to fnd
equality in our society through
feminism, then why would
they not have equality in place
amongst themselves and any-
one else that decides to join
their cause? Fighting and cre-
ating rifs amongst ourselves
will get us nowhere but farther
from our goal.
All of the female editors this
year have been outspoken and
varied in their beliefs and we
have collectively written arti-
cles addressing many diferent
aspects of modern feminism
—from exclusive clothing
brands to misogynistic song
lyrics—that we have taken of-
fence at.
Even though we are trying
to get our message across to
everyone who reads the paper,
feminism is not just about sen-
sationalizing what we are an-
gry about.
Te main purpose of “Babes
of Wrath” was not to rant,
but to try to incur interest in
the politics surrounding the
uterus, how all legislation is
not always passed by balding
white men, and the diference
and disparity that still exists
between the sexes.
I hope that this year of the
“Babes of Wrath” column has
opened some eyes and made
some people uncomfortable,
because the real world is not
all Wind n’ Sea and endless
Don Carlos runs.
We all need to stand up for
what we believe in, no mat-
ter how cliché that statement
is. If this column has helped
you realize that you should
stand up for equality of the
genders, I’m glad. I only ever
wanted to help the students at
LJHS foster their own personal
opinions and feel like they are
in a comfortable enough envi-
ronment to voice them aloud
(or in print). And, if you fnd
yourself struck by inspiration,
or an overwhelming urge to
rant, you’re more than invited
to send an article in to the Hi-
Tide email (ljhitide@yahoo.
com) and share your views
with us. Whether it be a femi-
nist rant, or one about current
school issues, all is welcome.
Hannah Orr
Outgoing Opinions Editor
Tis is the last issue of the
2013-2014 school year, and for
many of us, the last issue we
will ever take part in creating.
Tis issue was created with the
determination and passion
of this year’s sixteen editors
and next year’s ten new edi-
tors, and produced with every
ounce of creativity and ambi-
tion we have and we hope that
it shows.
We believe that this year has
been one of the best the Hi-
Tide has ever seen. We strived
to keep our news relevant and
informative, never hesitating
to give a taste of the of-color,
but most of all, we strived to
keep the students at the center
of each issue.
As we depart, we leave the
newspaper and the task of in-
forming the student body to
the Editors-in-Chief of the
2014-2015 school year, Jordan
Bowman, Zoe Hildebrand,
and Isabel Melvin. We have
high hopes for the paper and
their ability to improve upon it
more than we have in the past.
A fnal thought to leave you
with: we live in an incredible
time of education and infor-
mation. We are able to learn
at one of the top schools in
the United States without fear
of religious or racial persecu-
tion. We are able to learn with
overly qualifed teachers and
staf who put the students be-
fore themselves. We live in a
time when the news comes
faster than ever imagined. It
is a difcult task, and the most
important part of the job is in-
forming you, our faithful read-
ers. We would like to thank all
of our readers for your support
this year, and as always, we
are open to your feedback and
Laura Derickson and
Amanda Menas
the Editors
One Last Hurrah
Dear Readers,
As I will not be the Advi-
sor for the Hi-Tide newspa-
per next year, I would like
to take just a few lines to
express my gratitude for all
of the support the paper has
received from both the stu-
dent body and faculty.
A school newspaper, like
any educational endeavor,
is a learning and growing
process. Each year a new
collection of editors and
writers embark on creating
a publication that refects
who we are as a school and
occasionally tackle some of
those uncomfortable and
controversial issues that
make life interesting.
I have had the honor of
working with exceptionally
talented and dedicated stu-
dents in my role as advisor.
Many of these former stu-
dents are pursuing degrees
in journalism and some
have already entered the
profession. I suspect that
the current staf will con-
tinue this tradition and I
hope to open the New York
Times one Sunday morning,
in the not too distant future,
to a familiar name on the
Tank you all again and
best of luck to the incoming
staf of the Hi-Tide.
Jim Essex
May 16, 2014
By Jordan Bowman and
Amanda Menas
Editor-in-Chief Elect and
Afer a year of ranting, it
seemed like a good idea to
take a look around and see the
other side of LJHS.
Tere are a number of people,
faculty, staf and students, that
surpass the “minimum” job re-
quirements in order to make
their school—our school—a
wonderful learning environ-
ment. We would like to thank
To the custodial crew, ever
diligent despite being woefully
understafed. Tank you.
To the student who over-
comes social norms and ofers
help or friendship to another.
Tank you.
To the teachers who come
early and stay late in order
to make education dynamic.
Tank you.
To those students and faculty
that take the time to ensure
that we have proms, sporting
events, pep rallys, etc. Tank
To administrators who sac-
rifce sleep in order for testing
and class scheduling to run as
smoothly as possible. Tank
To the substitutes who try
their hardest to replace our
incredible teachers in their ab-
sences. Tank you.
To the media techs who keep
our school running efciently.
Tank you.
To the registrar for always
keeping the seniors on task
and making sure their colleges
have the correct information
on time. Tank you.
To the teachers who have
pushed for more STEM (felds
of science, technology, engi-
neering, and math) classes to
keep the students up to date on
the important subjects our so-
ciety demands. Tank you.
To our incredible Mesa Col-
lege professors, who, despite
teaching at other schools, have
created a collegiate learning
environment for our students.
Tank you.
To the counselors, who lead
our seniors through the toils of
senior year, and work almost
year round to assist in the year-
to-year transitions with sched-
uling and day-to-day troubles
on campus. Tank you.
It’s a thankless task working
for a high school. Tere are
many more who deserve our
gratitude, and we hope they
know our appreciation.
It’s Easy to Rant
By Ilana Larry
Staf Writer

La Jolla is a relatively small
town, with a relatively low
crime rate, which is why it
doesn’t add up that many of
our teens are being arrested.
Recently dozens of La Jolla
students have been arrested in
various “sweeps” targeting lo-
cal youths.
“Curfew sweeps”
are organized deploy-
ments of ofcers to
arrest youth under
the age of 18 on the
street during the cur-
few hours between 10
p.m. and 6 a.m. Te
goal of such sweeps
are to keep the teenag-
ers safe.
While the sweep
does help some teen-
agers out of unsafe situations,
it’s similar to a random check-
point in the sense that anyone
can get arrested, not just those
behaving mischievously.
Curfew laws are useful, but
only when the right kids are
being arrested. A majority
of those arrested for curfew
Swept Away
weren’t committing a crime at
the time of arrest, crimes, they
were just in the wrong place a
the wrong time.
Because of curfew laws it is il-
legal for students under the age
of 18 to be out past 10 p.m. Te
police already have the power
to arrest those who are drunk
in public, starting fghts, and
participating in other unlaw-
ful behaviors, but the curfew
laws make it possible for one
to get arrested based on one’s
age alone.
For many of the arrested
teens, this is their frst time
coming into contact with any
kind of law enforcement, and
for most it has a lasting nega-
tive efect. Te sweeps leave
teenagers feeling victimized
and communities feeling like
their youth have been violat-
According to the National
Council on Crime and Delin-
quency (NCCD), curfew en-
forcement is ofen inefective
and unnecessarily funnels large
numbers of non-delinquent
youth into a criminal
justice system that is
already overfowing
with alleged ofenders.
Tose arrested are
forced to pay a fne
or go to court, and
those with no previ-
ous criminal record are
sometimes allowed to
partake in a six-week
diversion program of-
fered by community
groups or faith-based
Students arrested for staying
out late at night shouldn’t be
thrown into the same cell with
teen criminals. Cops should
devote more time to catch-
ing real criminals rather than
wasting time chasing innocent
What happens when the sun goes down
“A majority of those
arrested for curfew
weren’t committing
a crime at the time
of arrest.”
May 16, 2014
By Nicolette Bodine and
Haley Richards
Staf Writers
Troughout the past four years, our class of 2014 has accumulated memories that will last a lifetime. By interviewing a few
students, we hope you recall these good times and think of some of your own favorite memories of your time at La Jolla High.
the average person living there
feels. Statistics showed that
people living in the wealthiest
parts of London show much
less general happiness than
poor farmers living around
Manchester, who survive on a
meager annual income.
Another study conducted by
the University of Illinois has
found that the happiest people
“spend the least time alone.
Tey pursue personal growth
and intimacy. Tey judge
themselves by their own yard-
stick, not by what others do or
A study at Harvard Univer-
sity has found that people who
grow up with very little are
more likely to be satisfed later
in life and appreciate their ex-
periences. “Materialism is tox-
ic for happiness,” says Profes-
sor Ed Diener. “Commercial
emphasis is a setup for disap-
“High school is an excuse to
see all of my friends every day.
I’m going to miss the ability to
socialize and be carefree.”
– Ian Brininstool
“My favorite memory of high
school is leaving it.”
–Matthew Taylor
“My favorite memory of High
school is the football game
versus Materi Dei.”
–Juan Armando Garcia
“My favorite memory of high
school is spirit week and going
to pep-rallies.”
–Tara Mashkory
“Troughout high school, my
favorite memory was when
I was captain of the ladies
varsity golf team and we won
our Western League Unde-
feated. Not only was it a great
memory, but we also made
Viking history.”
–Manci Rasmussen
Starting at a very young age,
we are taught about the impor-
tance of hard work. We are en-
couraged to excel beyond our
peers so that we
might be successful
in life.
Countless hours
are spent memoriz-
ing facts, formulas,
and theories, all in
the pursuit of even-
tual stability.
But perhaps
amidst all this hard
work, we’re losing
sight of the big pic-
ture. We think that anything
less than perfection means
Education has become ex-
tremely competitive. Students
generally take a number of
college level courses in high
school and the GPA average
required for colleges has gone
up a great deal in the last three
Many students feel that get-
ting into an elite college and
having a high paying job is the
only way to be happy later in
life, but that is not the case.
A recent study in the UK
surveyed several areas of the
country, asking how happy
Te general consensus of
researchers is that happiness
primarily stems from engage-
ment in absorbing activities
that allow an individual to
worry less about all the nega-
tive aspects of life.
Tis can include sports, re-
lationships, or
anything else
that someone
might be pas-
sionate about.
As long as
basic necessi-
ties like food
and shelter
are met, the
factors deter-
mining hap-
piness are generally the same
for people at all economic lev-
Ultimately, happiness de-
pends more on people’s at-
titude towards life than on
wealth and materialism.
If we’re actively able to en-
gage in something we love and
have fulflling interactions
with the people around us,
that’s really all we need to have
an enjoyable life.
So while there’s nothing
wrong with hard work and
ambition in school, it’s im-
portant to remember that suc-
cess means more than making
money; it means being happy.
On the frst day of summer, I was so ______________(ad-
jective). I put on my new ___________ (noun) and went to
the __________ (place). When I got there, everyone was so
____________ (adjective) and was so __________ (adjective)
to start of the summer. I only had one _________ (noun) in
my pocket, so I had to go home and get more. My summer
plans are to go to ___________ (place) and meet new friends,
and hopefully get a __________ (noun) too. My favorite sum-
mer foods are ________ (food item) and ___________ (food
item). My favorite swimsuits are the ones that ____________
(adjective) in the sun. Te ___________ (place) is my favorite
place to be during the summer, because everyone is so happy
and full of _________ (noun). I hope that I get really ________
(adjective) this summer, and ________(verb) all over the place.
If I were to travel anywhere this summer, I would travel to
___________(place) and _________(verb) all over. Nothing
compares to sitting on the beach, ____________ (verb ending
in “ing”) with friends, and enjoying time in the sun. I hope I
don’t ___________ (adjective) because I’ve done it before, and
this summer is a new beginning.
By Camille Furby
Features Editor Elect
By Shane Lynch
Media Editor Elect

What Really Determines Our Happiness?
How materialism and the urge for wealth can take over
“Winning the senior night
lacrosse game because it was
extremely emotional and re-
ally fun because we won.”
- Tad Lewis
“I’m going to miss the pep ral-
lies and the school dances.”
- Jonna Schreibman
“Hanging out with all my
friends in the quad and tak-
ing naps under the trees.”
- Brandon Richmond
“My favorite memory was 6th
period auto shop my junior
year and blastof senior year.”
–Luis Torres
“My favorite memory of high
school was Ms. Collins epic
third period class.”
–Ricardo Vazquez
“Students generally take a
number of college level courses
in high school and the GPA av-
erage required for colleges has
gone up a great deal in the last
three decades. ”
“When we won Western
League Freshman year
against U.C.”
-Steven Andrews
“My favorite memory was
when we beat Bishop’s in wa-
terpolo. Girl’s waterpolo has
never beat them before...”
- Sarah Young
Photos courtesy of Creekstar Allan and Camille Furby
May 16, 2014
You walk into La Jolla High,
and young love is in the air,
whether it is couples engaging
in questionable activity or ask-
ing their signifcant other to
However, no matter how ro-
mantic the atmosphere, every
relationship has its struggles.
Tese seemingly insignif-
cant drawbacks really come
into play when it comes to long
distance relationships and the
compromises they entail.
Each year, many upperclass-
men face the dread of sepa-
rating from their high school
sweetheart, especially due to
difering college arrangements.
Some students will choose to
stay together despite the miles
separating them, and some
choose to end things early.
Te unfortunate reality is
that most relationships typi-
cally don’t end up working out.
Surely there are couples that
are lucky enough to work
The Rocky Road of High School Relationships
through the hardships, but for
the most part, long distance
relationships at such a young
age are extremely difcult to
On another note, some high
school graduates stay in town
for college, and ofen stay with
their boyfriends or girlfriends
that are still in high school.
Couples like this think that
they have it best, yet this situ-
ation can ofen take a serious
toll on the relationship.
Maturity is a huge factor in
a relationship, and once some-
one graduates high school,
they change.
Perhaps the graduate will
not undergo drastic changes
in maturity level, but their
mentality will grow to a newer
place, one that will not always
be compatible with that of a
high school student’s.
One burden that many high
school students may face is
“sealing the deal.”
Boys have just as much trou-
ble on this front as girls do,
although it is the girls in re-
lationships who are ofen un-
fairly portrayed as the “clingy”
High school relationships
have become a touchy subject
amongst the senior class.
Particularly with long dis-
tance relationships that end
abruptly, feelings for that spe-
cial someone don’t always in-
stantly boil over.
Seeing one’s old high school
sweetheart again can bring
back pressure and tension.
As a whole, high school re-
lationships tend to lean more
toward the negative side.
However, there are excep-
tions to almost everything in
By Misha Kabbage
Business Manager Elect
life, and with enough persever-
ance, anything is possible.
As we are young and experi-
encing everything for the frst
time, all feelings and adven-
tures are accentuated.
Te highs will be high and the
lows will be low, but that is the
beauty in the capricious nature
of budding relationships.
High school is both a vi-
brantly romantic and devas-
tating place for young love, so
keep your head held high, and
enjoy the new experiences that
come your way.
“...Surely there are couples
that are lucky enough to
work through the hardships,
but for the most part, long
distance relationships at
such a young age are
extremely difcult to
“Perhaps the graduate will
not undergo drastic changes
in maturity level, but their
mentality will grow to a new-
er place, one that will not al-
ways be compatible with that
of a high school student’s.”
When to Start Them, When to End Them, and When You’re Just Plain Confused
May 16, 2014
• Milkshakes
• Golden waffles
• Eggs Benedict
• Hash Browns
• Pancakes
• Hot Chocolate
• Cinnamon Roll
• Oatmeal
• Breakfast Burrito
Best of La Jolla: Hi-Tide Edition
Afer an extensive survey of La Jolla High students, In-n-Out, has been declared
the best burger. Te frst In-n-Out was built in 1948. All of the current students
at La Jolla High have had the opportunity to eat at our local In-n-Out by the I-5
What makes In-n-Out so special? Junior Ladd Castellano remarks, “I fnally
discovered that In-n-Out was danky and now it’s my favorite fast food place. I like
In-n-Out because their meat is really thick and juicy.” Te In-n-Out menu is very
simple: it consists of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries, soda, and shakes.
Since the In-n-Out menu is simple, they focus on making a few items of excellent
quality. 211 In-n-Out franchises ofer a “secret menu.” Te In-n-Out staf will use
their ingredients to make burgers and fries any way that you request them. For
example, you can order up to eight patties in a burger, fries can be ordered light,
extra crispy, or cheese fries (better known as “animal style”). Onions can be fresh
or grilled. For the few health conscious visiting In-n-Out, burgers can be ordered
protein style with a lettuce wrap instead of a bun.
Another reason for In-n-Out’s popularity is due to their wonderful employees.
Te founders of In-n-Out have always put an emphasis on customer service. In-n-
Out pays their employees higher wages than other fast food companies, and make
an efort to hire energetic, friendly people, making In-n-Out a pleasant place to be.
Burgers: In-n-Out
Eateries around LJHS are always buzzing with students after school.
Students voted on where they prefer to get their favorites.
Fro-Yo: Yogurtland
Burritos: Don Carlos
Don Carlos, located on Pearl Street in La Jolla, is an outlier in one of many
authentic Mexican taco shops we are fortunate enough to enjoy here in San
Diego. Even with many other taco shops close by, Don Carlos seems to attract
a large amount of costumers, particularly La Jolla High School students.
Scott Strange, an LJHS senior explains that Don Carlos, “...has a great at-
mosphere and everyone that works there is really friendly.” Tis convenient
classic is a worthy winner of LJHS’s favorite burrito.
Açai Bowls: Juice Kaboose
When looking for the tastiest Açai Bowl, Juice Kaboose is the place to go. With the perfect amount of
granola and fruit on top of a delicious blend of Açai, soy milk, and bananas, it’s no wonder students at La
Jolla High voted Juice Kaboose’s Açai Bowl the best in La Jolla.
At Juice Kaboose there are a variety of Açai Bowls to chose from that include ingredients from peanut
butter to cofee. However, most customers go for the “Açai Energy Bowl,” which is served with crunchy
hemp granola and a variety of fresh fruit. It’s the perfect choice for a healthy on-the-go snack.

Smoothies: Jamba Juice
Photo courtesy of Isabel Melvin
Photo courtesy of Spencer Turner
• Cheese
• Pepperoni
• BBQ Chicken
Photo courtesy of Lily Kennedy
Favorite Bowls from
Juice Kaboose:
Pizza on Pearl Favorites:
• Margarita
• BCR (Bacon, Chicken, Ranch)
• Garlic Knots
• Açai Bowl
• Pitaya Bowl
• Managua Bowl
Pizza: Pizza on Pearl
Photo courtesy of Isabel Melvin
By AJ Talman, Brooks Whitney, Lauren Robbins,
Lauren Roberts, Rachel Carroll
Staf Writers
Harry’s Cofee Shop has been a well known fa-
vorite since 1960 around La Jolla. Harry’s is not
only a wonderful breakfast place but it is also a
place to rekindle memories from high school,
beach days, honeymoons, vacations and life’s
simple celebrations. Harry’s was established by
Harry J. Rudolph and has been a family owned
business ever since. Sophomore Andrea John-
son says, “ Harry’s is always so good afer a long
weekend, their blueberry pancakes are probably
some of the best I’ve ever had!”
Yogurtland’s spot on the bustling street of Garnet in Pacifc Beach is a prime location. It is only a short
walking distance from not only the beach, but also popular shopping destinations such as Brandy Melville
and Urban Outftters. On warm summer nights, its popularity is visible by lines that start outside of the
door. All the customers are always patiently waiting for their turn to taste some refreshing yogurt. A week-
end night at Yogurtland is a social gathering, and the 12 a.m. closing time conveniently suits the end to
any night. Yogurtland provides a large variety of favors and toppings that range from fruit to every type of
candy imaginable, with favors periodically rotating every season.
Jamba Juice
• Strawber-
ries Wild
• Strawberry
• Mango a
• Razzmatazz
La Jolla is known for having a variety of diferent options when it comes to deciding where
to get a refreshing smoothie. But, based upon our campus survey many students decided that
the national chain Jamba Juice was the best choice.
Jamba Juice is a very large and well known smoothie franchise that can been found all over
the United States as well as the world. For La Jolla students Jamba Juice is conveniently located
in Vons. With an enticing menu made up of a variety of diferent smoothies, juices, and other
drinks, it’s reputation precedes itself on an unimaginable scale.
Unlike other places you may have been to for a smoothie, Jamba Juice ofers a unique twist
to their version of this healthy concoction called a “boost.” Each boost is made up of a blend
of healthy vitamins and proteins that provide all kinds of health benefts. Whether it’s an “En-
ergy Boost” you are looking for to jump start your day or a “Protein Boost” for an extra kick,
Jamba Juice won’t let you down.
Pizza on Pearl, named for it’s location on the ever-bustling Pearl Street in
La Jolla, is the go-to place for a slice. Teir pizza is served perfectly heated in
their oven per request. Teir pizza is renowned for its variety of unique favors
along with many classics. Te nearby location provides a quick lunch or dinner
for those looking for quality food at relatively low prices. Pizza on Pearl is also
known for its famous garlic knots: composed of a doughy bread, crisp parme-
san cheese, and garlic. Te garlic knot can be served with warm marinara sauce
or ranch, both of which compliment the knot perfectly. Pizza on Pearl, like any
quality pizza place, is also available for delivery. Custom made calzones are also
ofered you can pick a cheese and your choice of three toppings. Salads, cake,
and cookies are among other items on the menu. Te convenient location and
delicious food explains why so many students at La Jolla High come to Pizza on
Photo courtesy of Mae Goodjohn
Photo courtesy of Lily Kennedy
Photo courtesy of Liz Gotfredson
May 16, 2014
At hl et i c Col l ege
Dedicated athletes start getting recruited by colleges (on average) their junior year. Every year at LJHS, we have a large group of student athletes that are recruited to
play their sport in college. Tis year we have a number of students that have been recruited to various academic institutions across the nation.
By Jillian Kopp and Janet Shackleton
Staf Writers
Hi-Tide (HT): What sport do
you play?
Lauren Silver (LS): Soccer.
HT: What school will you be
Lauren Silver (LS): UC Berke-
HT: When were you recruit-
LS: About three weeks ago
HT: What was the recruit-
ment process like?
LS: Te head coach called
me up, asked me if I wanted
to play, and I had to wait until
I got denied from the school
and then he got me in.
HT: How do you feel about
playing in college?
LS: Nervous but excited.
HT: What are your plans be-
yond college athletics?
LS: Lots of travel and art.
Hi-Tide (HT): What sport do
you play?
Taylor Bertrand (TB): Water
HT: What school will you be
TB: Arizona State University.
HT: When were you recruit-
TB: Tey started talking to
me last spring break and I
signed with them in Novem-
HT: What was the recruit-
ment process like?
TB: Well I went to Arizona for
a race, and we went to go check
out the girl’s water polo team.
We asked the coach what they
are ranked and he said ffh in
the nation. I absolutely fell in
love with the school, I looked
at a couple other schools but I
just went back to ASU.
HT: How do you feel about
playing in college?
TB: I’m really nervous, but
really excited. I have a lot of
work to do to get up to that
HT: What are your plans be-
yond college athletics?
TB: I plan on getting a de-
gree in Marketing and Man-
agement and probably do-
ing some Sports Marketing.
Hopefully afer college I can
travel the world and play wa-
ter polo internationally.
Photo courtesy of Emily Young
Emily Young: M.I.T.
Hi-Tide (HT): What sport do
you play?
Emily Young (EY): Lacrosse.
HT: What school will you be
EY: Massachusetts Institute
of Technology.
HT: What was the recruit-
ment process like?
EY: I realized that the de-
mands of that type of program
were not what I wanted for my
college experience. I started
talking to M.I.T. my junior
year and found that their team
was exactly what I wanted. I
am extremely excited to con-
tinue my lacrosse career.
HT: When were you recruit-
EY: I began the recruiting
process freshman year.
HT: What are your plans be-
yond college athletics?
EY: Beyond college athlet-
ics I plan on studying Bio-
mechanics and doing Medical
Taylor Bertrand: ASU
Lauren Silver: Berkeley
Tim Holdgrafer: St. Mary’s
Photo courtesy of Lauren Silver
Photo courtesy of Rachel Carroll
Hi-Tide (HT): What sport do
you play?
Rachel Carroll (RC): Soccer.
HT: What school will you be
RC: Utah State University.
HT: What was the recruit-
ment process like?
RC: I made a video with my
dad of all of my highlights and
Rachel Carroll:
Utah State University
I sent it to all the coaches and if
they liked it, they would e-mail
me back. Tey would fy down
to watch my games and usually
talked to my club coach. Ten
I went out to a couple of unof-
fcial visits where I visited the
school and talked to the coach
to see if I liked it.
HT: When were you recruit-
RC: I committed in April of
my junior year but actually I
started the recruiting process
my sophomore year.
HT: What are your plans be-
yond college athletics?
RC: I honestly have no idea
Hi-Tide (HT): What sport do
you play?
Timmy Holdgrafer (TH):
HT: What school will you be
TH: St. Mary’s.
HT: What was the recruit-
ment process like?
TH: It was pretty easy actual-
ly, they just came and watched
some games and they told me
to come up there and I then
got an ofer. I’m a little ner-
vous...but I’m excited.
HT: When were you recruit-
TH: I was recruited this last
summer so my sophomore
HT: What are your plans be-
yond college athletics?
TH: I would like to get my
Business degree.
Photos courtesy of Tim Holdgrafer
Photo courtesy of Jordan Bowman
May 16, 2014
Hi-Tide (HT): What sport
do you play?
Bella Spies (BS): Rowing.
HT: What school will you be
BS: I’ll be attending Gon-
zaga University.
HT: What was the recruit-
ment process like?
BS: It was long and it got
stressful at times, kind of like
all the seniors you know where
they are struggling to make
college decisions. I had those
struggles my junior year in-
stead. But traveling to the
school was fun, and you know,
seeing diferent schools is a
good experience.
HT: When were you recruit-
BS: I started in September of
Junior year and I fnished No-
vember 12 or 13 of this year.
HT: What are your plans be-
yond college athletics?
BS: I’m majoring in Human
Physiology and hopefully I’ll
be a physical therapist.
Hi-Tide (HT): What sport do
you play?
Alex Eliopulos (AE): Base-
ball. I always had a dream of
becoming a college baseball
HT: What school will you be
AE: I will be going to Lewis
Clark State College in Idaho
for baseball.
HT: What was the recruitment
process like?
AE: It was very difcult, very
long and stressful but I’m glad
about how it ended up.
HT: When were you recruited?
AE: Two months ago.
HT: What are your plans be-
yond college athletics?
AE: I hope to create my own
Alex Eliopulos:
Lewis Clark State College
Photo courtesy of Bella Spies
Bella Spies:
Gonzaga University
Photos courtesy of Alex Eliopulos
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By Stephanie Buchbinder
and Isabel Melvin
Sports Editor Elect and Editor-
in-Chief Elect
Te 2014 World Cup soccer
tournament begins on June 12,
2014 and concludes on July 13,
2014. Teams from around the
world will compete for the title
of most respected soccer team
around, as well as a $35 mil-
lion grand prize. A total of
thirty-two qualifed teams
will be participating, includ-
ing the United States, Argen-
tina, Mexico, Spain, the Neth-
erlands, and Italy. Out of many
proposed venue locations, this
year’s event will be hosted in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. predicts,
“South American internation-
al sides will be the favorites in
Brazil this summer but Ger-
many have an excellent chance
of causing a shock, and pro-
ducing a European winner of
the competition.”

Recruitment 2014
HI-TIDE 10 NEWS May 16, 2014
President Vice President
Class Ofcers
Sophomores Juniors Seniors
Meredith Strange
“My goals would be to over-
all just improve the spirit of
the school, just ASB in gen-
eral, and to work on our fund-
raising, work on getting more
money toward more important
things in school, and making
the school appearance better
for the students.”
Michael Penny
“Te two main things for
Rep-at-Large are to plan
Homecoming and to plan
Airband. For Homecoming,
I have been to a lot of dances,
and the most important thing
is to have a good DJ... Also
just make sure that the whole
homecoming parade, the
homecoming game, all of that
is a really fun time. And then
same thing with Airband... I
really just want to make the
[events] memorable, because
that’s what makes high school
fun. It’s not the classes, it’s the
extra curricular activities and
the school events that you go
to that make you remember
high school as a good time.”
Claire Andrews
“My goals for next year would
probably include more school
spirit, and trying to promote
school spirit. I think that’s kind
of a big issue right now for
our school. And then we have
some other pretty fun activi-
ties that we were trying to put
on this year, like a movie night
for school, and I have a couple
more ideas for next year.”
David Shultz
“My goals are to bring some
really cool, high production
school dances to La Jolla High
School and if I’m elected for
rep at large, I’m going to be
put in charge of homecom-
ing, doing the theme, orga-
nizing the game, and more. I
really want to do something
cool and something difer-
ent. Maybe dress up the gym
a little bit more. I am going to
be involved in air band, and
being on the executive council
will keep me involved in other
school dances and other events
that I can help with as well.”
Zoe Rashid
“I want to close the gap
between grades, and I want
our school to be OUR school
and not the senior’s or the
juniors, the sophomores or
the freshmen. I don’t want
it to be separated. I want
everyone to be together in-
stead of separated by grade.”
Jordan Bowman
“My goals for next year as ASB
Treasurer include improving
the budget to allow for more
activities that will improve the
school spirit, especially in re-
gard to school dances. I also
want to make sure the students
are aware of both their senior
dues and how much money
their classes raise. It is an in-
credible amount of money. Te
students should be proud.”
Maya Hildebrand
Francesca Cortina
Emma Wineman
will be held
May 23
Vice President:
Katherine Alton
Simon Hirshfeld,
Julia Albanez
Vice President:
Katya Strom
Natalie Coy
Vice President:
Sophia Rhodes
Addison Seale,
David Goldberg,
Ethan Hammershaimb
May 16, 2014
Lady Gaga
Viejas Arena
North Park Teatre
Tech N9ne
House of Blues
Neon Trees
Humphrey’s By Te Bay
Vans Warped Tour
Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Little Hurricane
House Of Blues
Te Fray
Open Air Teatre, SDSU
On June 1, local grocery
store Jonathan’s Market will
be closing down afer forty-
fve successful years of selling
gourmet food and fne wine. A
luxury cinema will be taking
its place, and is
projected to be
completed by
the winter of
2014. Although
it will be a
smaller the-
atre, the aisles
of Jonathan’s
Market will now be used for
First owned by John Mabee,
the market has been passed
down a few times. Mabee sold
it to Fleming Foods in Okla-
homa in 1993. In 1995, a local
family business, Dallo Enter-
prises, bought it along with
several other large American
food corporations. Some con-
troversy arose about how the
market has stayed open for so
long, especially with a Vons
next door, but Dallo Enter-
prises has held their fort up
for quite a while, and now it is
time for something new.
Tere have been rumors
about what kind of theatre it
will be; many have thought
that AMC would take over, but
to the public’s surprise, the the-
atre has been confrmed to be a
Now Playing at a Theatre Near You
“Tis new cinema will be a use-
ful and entertaining addition to
La Jolla’s attractions.”
Cinépolis Luxury Cinema.
Because the store is closing
so soon, they are selling their
products at a discount of thirty
percent. As for the store’s cur-
rent employees, they will be re-
located to work in other Jona-
than’s locations.
ly, there will be
a few devastat-
ed local shop-
pers once the
grocery store
closes, but it
will be nice to
have a residen-
tial cinema nearby.
La Jollans are always trying
to avoid the drive to UTC’s
ArcLight Teater, AMC 12, or
Clairemont. Tis new cinema
will be a useful and entertain-
ing addition to La Jolla’s attrac-
With just over a month lef
in school, the Drama Depart-
ment is producing the last play
of the year, Lend Me a Tenor.
Opening May 22 at 7pm in
Parker Auditorium, tickets are
$7 for students and $12 for
adults. Te play continues May
22 and 24 at 7pm and May 25
at 2pm.
Te play depicts the story of
Opera star Tito Merelli, played
by Tanner Perry, and his
American debut in Ohio.

Over the course of the night,
“a lot goes amiss.” Tis comedy
has everything, from mistaken
identities to an incredible cast.
Merelli’s love interests in the
play include Maria, played by
Molly Richuti, Maggie, played
by Hanne Manriquez, and Di-
ana, played by Hallie Boden-
“I’m really excited because I
get to make out with two girls,”
said Perry. “It’s also the senior’s
last show and I’m really excited
to be a part of it. It’s a hoot. It’s
very farcical.”
Other members of the cast
include Jake Huey Corea as
Max, Tommy Solem and Bran-
don Rodriquez as the Bellhop,
Noah Wilson as Saunders, and
Melanie Moore and Melissa
Conroy, who are double-cast
to play Julia.
Previews will begin May 19
for English and some Arts
By Misha Kabbage
Business Manager Elect
By Amanda Menas
Lend Me A Tenor
Photo courtesy of Jake Huey Corea
Sleep Train Ampitheatre
House of Blues
Guided By Voices
Belly Up Tavern
May 16, 2014
What were they inking?
Tattoos have been around for centuries, dating all the way back to 4,000 B.C. Tattoos are still extremely prevalent
today, with almost 1 in 4 American adults having a tattoo. You may have even noticed some of your fellow La Jolla High
classmates walking around campus proudly showing of their tattoos.
Chloe Mauri
Hannah Orr
Riley Clark
Max Haggard
Tate Kim
Nick Cox
Tyler Flaitz
One of the frst students
the Hi-Tide thought to talk to
about tattoos was a no brainer:
senior Max Haggard. From
his rib cage to his arms, senior
Max Haggard has various tat-
toos all over his body.
“I started getting tattoos
when I was ffeen. Tat’s when
I got my chest piece,” Haggard
stated. “I got one on the inside
of my arm two weeks ago.”
With few students at La Jolla
High with tattoos, Haggard is
defnitely notable for gaining
a hefy repertoire of tatoos
throughout his years at LJHS.
“I started with my sleeve
[arm] because that’s just sort
of an easy place to start,” Hag-
gard states, “and I like my side
because it’s a big [space].” Hag-
gard plans on getting several
tattoos fnished, as well as get-
ting even more tattoos in the
A handful of other LJHS stu-
dents can also be seen around
campus with their art, includ-
ing seniors Hannah Orr, Nick
Cox, Tyler Flaitz, Tommy Hai-
sha, Kimi Pierson, Chloe Mau-
ri, Riley Clark, Alex Tomescu,
and Tate Kim.
Hannah Orr faunts her
black-and-white tattoo of a
human bone on her forearm.
“I got my tattoo on April Fool’s
Day over spring break,” Orr
“I really want to be a doc-
tor, so I thought that bones
would be a good indicator of
that. Maybe I can use my tat-
too as a study tool in college
[chuckles]. Plus, I really want-
ed a tattoo just because I think
that they are a beautiful form
of art that is neglected,” Orr
explained. Orr received her
tattoo at Studio City Tattoo in
Los Angeles and plans to get
more in the near future.
Riley Clark received his
frst tattoo on his eighteenth
birthday. He chose his tattoo,
a Hamsa Hand on his fore-
arm, for spiritual reasons. Te
hand, an ancient symbol of
protection, predates all three
modern religions (Christian-
ity, Judaism, and Islam). When
asked about his plans for fu-
ture tattoos, he said without
hesitation, “I want a lion on
my face.”
Tyler Flaitz received his frst
tattoo on his eighteenth birth-
day as well. His tattoo is on his
chest, right above his heart. It
depicts his family crest and is a
Their Stories:
symbol of his last name.
Kimi Pierson, keeping in the
birthday theme, has a small di-
amond (her birthstone) on her
ankle. “It’s in a modest spot for
me...I’m [going to] law school,
and I don’t want it popping out
and showing everywhere.”
Another student with tat-
toos is Chloe Mauri, who got
her frst tattoo when she was
sixteen, at a tattoo shop in Las
Her frst tattoo depicts a
mother and child in black-
and-white, which represents
Chloe and her mom. Chloe,
now eighteen, recently re-
ceived her second tattoo at Full
Circle Tattoo in South Park. It’s
an orange fox on her lef shoul-
der blade representing her dog
named “Foxy.” For a future tat-
too, Chloe wants “one with an
etching style.”
Nick Cox also got his frst
tattoo on his ribs because it’s
the “only place it would ft.”
Cox explains “the angel is my
mother” and the quotes above
her are to honor her words.
Cox is planning on getting
more tattoos in the future, “Of
course I’m getting more tat-
toos. I’m going to get white-
trash on the top of both of my
Another tattoo paying hom-
age to mothers everywhere
is Tommy Hashia’s. “It’s my
mother’s name with a rose
on top of it, so it’s something
beautiful like my mother...all
of my brothers have the same
Alex Tomescu recently began
his journey down tattoo lane,
getting a tattoo on his lef arm
as well as a tattoo on his lef
thigh. He got his thigh tattoo
last week with the “stick and
poke” method, however, it is
yet to be completed. He says
that he defnitely wants to get
more tattoos in the future, but
he doesn’t have any ideas for
them yet.
Te fnal person interviewed
was Tate Kim, who gave him-
self a “stick-and-poke” tattoo
around two months ago. He
sports a small heart tatoo on
his chest and another tattoo
on his thigh. Kim says, “this
[thigh]tattoo is my life state-
ment/mission.” In the future,
he plans to give himself more
tattoos, one specifcally on his
wrist under his watch.
Tattoos are no longer only for
the eccentric. Our “tatted” stu-
dents show they are for anyone
with skin and imagination.
All photos courtesy of Creekstar Allan
By Lana Bass, Carly Neville, and Emily Veliz
Staf Writers
Alex Tomescu
Kimi Pierson
Tommy Haisha