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Volume LXXVVV Issue 5-March 5, 2010

La ]olla High School · 750 Nautilus Street · La ]olla · 92037
By Kianna Anvari and
Amy Liew
Staff Writer

One ol the great things about
La ]olla is its beaches. Stuoents
at L]HS speno countless hours
swimming ano surnng in the
beautilul Facinc Ocean. But
have those stuoents ever won-
oereo what lies beneath that
blue exterior?
Mr. ]ames`s Marine Biologv
class is oesigneo to teach stu-
oents all there is to know about
the oeep blue sea. This course
covers all aspects ol phvsical
oceanographv such as chem-
istrv. geologv. atmosphere´
ocean interactions. ocean cur-
rents. waves. tioes. ano coastal
processes. It also oives oeep
into marine ecosvstems. ecol-
ogv. ano the biologv ol algae.
plants. ano animals.
We oo hanos-on activities
that let us learn about the in-
lormation that Mr. ]ames cov-
ers. This class is less about
the notebook ano more about
learning.¨ junior Alex DeSta-
sio saio.
During this course. stuoents
get to work with marine biolo-
gists in the nelo ano ioentilv lo-
cal invertebrates ano seaweeo.
The class also gets the oppor-
tunitv to work with San Diego
State Universitv`s marine biol-
ogv lab to examine the ellects
ol elevateo carbon oioxioe
ano oamages on the kelp lorest
causeo bv the ocean acioinca-
tion. While working on these
labs. the prolessors at SDSU
mav write recommenoations
lor stuoents il thev excel in
their perlormances.
One ol the great leatures ol
this course is the manv nelo
trips that stuoents take. The
Monterev Bav Iielo Trip is a
lavorite among stuoents. The
class travels up to the Monterev
Bav area ano camps at Big
Sur lor a nve oav nelo excur-
sion. The stuoents kavak with
sea otters in the kelp beos ano
tour the aquariums ano labo-
ratories. Stuoents get to learn
all sorts ol interesting lacts ano
have lun along the wav.
This class coincioes with
AF Biologv. making it easier to
unoerstano. Flus. Mr. ]ames is
also an excellent teacher who is
gooo at explaining concepts.¨
junior Tavlor Templeton saio.
Another popular nelo trip
is the lile changing trip to an
Inoo-Facinc islano to set up
a monitoring site with a local
high school. The site is useo to
monitor the ellects ol global
climate change ano rising sea
levels. Stuoents have the oppor-
tunitv to personallv grow with
this cross-cultural exchange.
In aooition to going on inter-
esting research trips. stuoents
also have the chance to listen
to lectures. Marine Scientists
lrom Scripps Institution ol
Oceanographv. San Diego
State Universitv. the Tijuana
River National Estuarine Re-
search Reserve. ano the Citv ol
San Diego Ocean Monitoring
Frogram talk about their line
ol work ano current research.
Teen Curfew
Law Update:
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LJ Community Garden
Stirs Controversy
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St. Patrick’s Day Mad Libs
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Student Artist Showcase
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Drugs, Drugs, Drugs
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I woulo take the class be-
cause I like the tioe pools. sea
lile. ano unoerstano how the
ecosvstem works so I can help
save the planet.¨ sophomore
Devin Marsh saio.
This one-vear course is
oesigneo to give stuoents a
strong backgrouno in the ma-
rine sciences. In the luture.
he hopes he can get stuoents
scuba certineo so he can take
them to see lile unoer water
nrst hano.
This course is currentlv on
the chopping block ano has
the potential to be cut next
vear. All stuoents- whether
lamiliar with the nelo or
not- are encourageo to join
Mr. ]ames in an exciting vear
nlleo with laboratorv exercis-
es. intertioal nelowork. ano
lascinating activities covering
the vast marine lile that lives
right oown the street.

By Brittney Schrift
Staff Writer

Citeo as unconstitutional¨
ano naweo.¨ San Diego`s teen
curlew law was questioneo lor
the secono time on Iebruarv 5
in lront ol the oistrict courts.
The law was struck oown be-
cause it consistentlv punisheo
teens who were out past curlew
but not engaging in anv other
suspicious behavior.
The current law states that
anvone unoer the age ol 18 is
prohibiteo to be out between
10 pm ano oam. those excuseo
must be accompanieo bv a
parent. guaroian or trustwor-
thv aoult. or thev can be going
to ano lrom a job.
The curlew law is rioicu-
lous.¨ sophomore Hannah
Rawoin saio. It punishes kios
who have parental consent
to be out late ano who aren`t
even causing trouble.¨
The most recent person to
be caught unoer this contro-
versial law was a girl ioentineo
onlv as A. G.¨ A.G. was on
her wav home lrom a partv.
that she hao receiveo her par-
ent`s permission to atteno.
when cops pulleo her over just
alter 1 AM. The girl`s lawver.
Heather Beugen. believes that
Hev Vikings¦
With the spring semester in
lull swing. vour ASB has been
haro at work planning lots ol
lun events. We woulo nrst like
to thank evervone who atteno-
eo this vear`s ASB ball. With
over o50 in attenoance. the
oance was a great success.
We woulo also like to thank
all who oonateo to Fasta lor
Fennies to support research lor
leukemia. Overall. we man-
ageo to raise over S900. Con-
gratulations to Mr. Quesnell`s
!th perioo lor raising the most
monev. we hope vou enjov vour
pasta partv¦
We hope evervone hao a great
time at Airbano last night. Con-
gratulations to all perlormers lor
putting on a great show¦
All ol the classes are haro
at work organizing upcoming
events ano lunoraisers. The
seniors will host a Farent Din-
ner next Saturoav. March 13.
at the Greenberg resioence be-
ginning at o p.m. Make sure to
let vour parents know. as this is
a lun wav lor them to socialize
while benenting the senior class.
Tickets are S20 each belore
the event. ano S25 at the ooor.
Ralne tickets will also be solo
throughout the night. To buv
tickets. contact ]eanette Wright
at jcwright0o0o(
The seniors are gearing up lor
the Senior v. Iacultv basketball
game on Irioav. March 19 our-
ing 5th perioo. Tickets will be
solo all through next week. Se-
niors. il vou are still interesteo
in being a part ol the game.
contact Tali Gires to sign up.
The juniors. sophomores. ano
lreshmen are all working on
planning more lunoraisers.
Il vou are interesteo in es-
tablishing a club lor secono
semester. applications will
be available next week
ano oue soon alter.
As we move fur-
ther into the plav-
off season, fans
are reminoeo to have
gooo sportsmanship ano act in
a respectlul manner towaros op-
posing teams
ano our own.
Remember. the
athletes have spent
all season working
haro. we want to sup-
port them rather than
oetract lrom their talents.
Danielle Daitch
Sports Editor
Commissioner of Public Relations
An Ocean of Opportunities
The La Jolla High School
Mackenzie Merkel
Brooks Newberrv
Kellv Lin
Dario Aharpour
Halev Cottrell
Carev Kenneov
Erika Ostroll
Carolina Bellizzi
Danielle Daitch
Kestle Daubner
Mollv Salas
]acqueline Berracasa
Angelita Rosal-White
]im Essex
Heren Alanis
Kianna Anvari
Catherine Brazier
Sarah Devermann
Rose Di Toro
Suquoia Gearv
Iman Hassaine
Rebecca Huntlv-Flavle
Tavlor ]etter
Elvssa Kanter
Christina Kirbv
Amv Liew
Katherine Lunas
Tania Mashkoorv
Kavlee McNeil
]asmine Mobasseri
Wilson Mokiao
Olivia Folger
Norma Ramos
Aioa Saam
Brittnev Schrilt
Kaitlin Shantai
]essica Silvers
Ireoa Spencer
Ashlev Wei
Laura Wells
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Mor./ 5. !010
Stoff Jrit·r
In 1979. the thriving countrv
ol Iran went through a revolu-
tion resulting in the birth ol an
Islamic Republic. Iran is now
ruleo bv a raoical Islamic re-
gime that was establisheo alter
the King. Mohammeo Reza
Fahlavi. was ousteo in 1979.
the same vear lreeoom¨ was
removeo lrom the countrv`s
oictionarv. No one since then
has helpeo the countrv heal
lrom this corruption.
Ior almost a vear. Iranians
have been protesting lor oe-
mocracv ano lreeoom. ano
in return. thev have receiveo
violent beatings ano have hao
their human rights become es-
sentiallv non- existent.
Ior the past 31 vears. the peo-
ple ol Iran have obeveo the
stern laws enlorceo upon them.
strictlv out ol lear. Women are
lorceo to cover their hair with
scarves ano are lorbiooen to
show anv skin asioe lrom their
Schools. churches. beaches.
ano manv other public areas
are genoer separateo.
The lear ol punishment lor
oisobeving these orastic laws is
the main reason whv Iranians
have kept quiet until now.
The presioential election
in ]une ol 2009 triggereo the
spark ol another revolution
that still nares tooav. What
starteo out as large protests
against the allegeo riggeo elec-
tion. quicklv turneo into a nght
lor lreeoom ano oemocracv.
Riot police began killing
innocent Iranians who were
practicing their right to pro-
test in the streets. Iran`s strict
Theocracv. a nation ruleo bv
religion. has been using its tv-
rannical power to oppress its
citizens ano strip them ol their
human rights.
I think that Iranians shoulo
be alloweo to openlv protest
in the streets without being
beaten.¨ senior Nallelv ]arquin
In 2009. the worlo watcheo
the gruesome lootage ol Neoa.
a 2o vear olo girl. who hao
been shot ano killeo bv the vi-
cious riot police.
This voung stuoent was casu-
allv observing a protest belore
a bullet penetrateo her heart.
This shocking incioent aooeo
even more luel to the alreaov
blazing name.
Iranians were no longer pro-
testing against the election. but
rather lor a complete change
in government.
Iranians arouno the worlo
began protesting with chants
such as: Neoa is our voice.
lreeoom is our choice¨ ano
Democracv lor Iran. lreeoom
lor evervone.¨
The grass-root movement
lor lreeoom ano oemocracv in
Iran has entereo a new phase.
Stoff Jrit·r
At the eno ol the semes-
ter stuoents have nothing but
stress to look lorwaro to. The
notion ol having all ol one`s
haro work oevastateo bv a sin-
gle test seems to be anvthing
but lair.
The lun-nlleo week ol nnals
is the cherrv on top ol a per-
lect¨ semester.
Alter an entire semester ol
work. stuoents oo not neeo a
week ol stresslul tests. The
neeoless stress in the last week
ol the semester is something
that manv stuoents coulo go
with out.
Alter an entire semester stu-
oents are given a test with so
much value that it coulo liter-
allv ruin a person`s graoe even
alter thev proveo their knowl-
eoge in the months leaoing up
to the nnals.
Alter working haro lor an
entire semester. it is rioiculous
that a test can ruin all ol our
haro work.¨ senior Kimball
Wing saio.
So olten. stuoents are not
onlv on the boroer ol an A¨
but the verge ol a !.0. ano
even though the oillerence
mav seem small. come time lor
college. those points start to
matter. Everv stuoent lears n-
nals. worrving that their graoe
will plummet.
Whv shoulo a stuoent have to
work haro all vear to onlv have
their graoe crusheo when thev
are unable to oo well on a cu-
mulative test?
Upon entering high school I
was introouceo to nnals. some-
thing I wish I never hao to en-
oure. I never realizeo I woulo
have to prepare lor a semester
to have mv graoe cushioneo
lor the nnals.¨ lreshman Wil-
liam Gearv saio.
It`s unlair that these tests are
given such weight that a stu-
oent`s graoe can orop an en-
tire letter lor the simple reason
that the tests are given about
too much inlormation ano ol-
ten are too long.
But recentlv with the pres-
ence ol tens ol thousanos ol
securitv lorces. there has been
an escalation ol violence ano
increase in arrests. imprison-
ment. torture. prison rape. ano
execution ol the protesters.
U.S. Secretarv ol State Hilarv
Clinton announceo on Iebru-
arv 15 that Iran is slioing into
a militarv oictatorship.
The worlo continues to watch
the violations ol the Iranian
people`s human rights. But are
thev ooing anvthing to help?
It`s reallv sao to see what`s
happening to the innocent Ira-
nian people.¨ junior Kristina
Levva saio. I think that peo-
ple shoulo trv haroer to help
them insteao ol watch them
struggle alone.¨
Iran has rejecteo the recom-
menoations maoe bv members
ol the international commu-
nitv to aooress grave human
rights abuses.
The Uniteo Nations has
urgeo Iran to eno juvenile ex-
ecutions. the killings ol peace-
lul oemonstrators. torture ano
rape in prisons. unlair trials.
the mass oetention ol peacelul
political protesters ano journal-
ists. ano oiscrimination against
women ano minorities.
Iran`s lailure to cooperate
with the UN shows that more
neeos to be oone to conoemn
these human right violations
ano to oemano a oemocratic
ano lree Iran.
It is unreasonable to ask a
stuoent to work haro all vear
ano then oo well on up to six
oillerent tests over the subjects
thev learneo in the entire nrst
semester onlv to have their
graoes crusheo ano lowereo
lrom that A thev workeo haro
lor all vear.
It`s stresslul to stuov lor mul-
tiple tests ano to hope that the
graoe vou`ve earneo will re-
main the same..¨ senior Kelsev
Rvan saio.
The three oavs calleo Iinals
are three ol the most oreaolul
oavs ol the entire vear.
It`s the opportunitv lor
months ol a stuoent`s haro
work to be ruineo. It that re-
allv necessarv.
'After working hard for an
entire semester, it is ridicu-
lous that a test can ruin all of
our hard work,¨
'It`s stressful to study for
multiple tests and to hope
that the grade you`ve earned
will remain the same,¨
A countrv`s crv
lor help being
P/t Cort··. f ooo.·.ooot..o
Iran`s Cry Ior Help
Stop watching and start listening
Finals: An UnIair End to a StressIul Year
- Kimball Wing
- Kelsey Ryan
Mor./ 5. !010
Stoff Jrit·r
Dance moves have hao the
powerlul ano exciting abilitv
to oenne the oecaoes that thev
thriveo in. In the 20`s it was the
The 50`s gave us the bunnv
hop¨. The twist¨ ano egvp-
tian¨ maoe their oebut in the
o0`s. Kios in the 70`s coulo be
seen ooing the hustle¨.
Ano the 80`s ano 90`s were re-
sponsible lor the roger rabbit¨.
the worm¨. the Robocop¨.
ano an all time lavorite. the
running man¨
So whv is it that now when vou
walk into a school oance. vou
oon`t see oecaoe oenning oance
The onlv thing that vou can
see is hormonal teenagers liter-
allv humping each other right
there on the oance noor.
Do people lorget that thev are
in a public place ano not in their
The best situation is when vou
are trving to oance arouno with
vour lrienos ano an overlv allec-
tionate couple leels the neeo to
go at it like oogs right in between
vour group so vou can all get a
view ol their unoving love lor
each other.
Flease. vou lreak oancers¨.
keep vour love-lest in vour own
little awkwaro bounoarv. there is
no neeo to share what vou mav
consioer romantic.
Have vou ever experienceo
having to watch someone vou
aomire nauseatinglv grino to the
point where vou leel like vou`re
going to be sick?
Listen. when vou look up to
someone: a genius classmate.
a club presioent. or that reallv
sweet ano intelligent girl that
waves to vou on vour wav to
nlth perioo...vou oo not want
to see them on their hanos ano
knees being oisgustinglv gropeo
bv some guv with his nastv lore-
heao sweat oripping onto their
partner`s back.
There is absolutelv no neeo
lor the vulgar oancing. Feople
shoulo be embarrasseo that thev
can so easilv ignore the lact that
their teachers ano their prin-
ciples are stanoing near bv ano
can see their stuoents oancing
The bovs ano girls who sub-
ject themselves to being humpeo
bv their signincant others¨ ano
who these situations¨ neeo to
obtain more sell-respect.
The onlv oillerences between
grinoing ouring lunch in lront
ol the olnce ano grinoing at a
school oance is that at a oance.
there is louo music ano the lights
are oll. Regaroless. there are
people arouno who have the
abilitv to see. Get a room.
Stoff Jrit·r
Imagine this: vou are leaning
out vour beoroom winoow on
a beautilul spring oav. a cool
breeze touches vour lace as
vou oeeplv inhale. The smell
ol laintlv saltv sea air ano lresh
blooming nowers greets vour
Suooenlv. vou start to choke
on a putrio stench emanating
lrom a passing group ol smok-
ers. The smell ol sweet spring
air is orowneo bv the choking
smog ol passing cigarrettes.
The suooen urge arises to in-
lorm the passing smokers that
it is 2010. not 1979. ano ask
il thev misseo the memo that
smoking is one ol the leaoing
causes ol cancer. among other
problems. in the Uniteo States.
Ior the better part ol the 20th
centurv. smoking cigarettes was
consioereo not onlv sociallv ac-
ceptable. but glamorous even.
However. the harsh realitv is
that tobacco use is responsible
lor 1 in 5 oeaths in the Uniteo
States tooav.
A report lrom the Ameri-
can Cancer Societv states that
smoking cigarettes kills more
Americans than alcohol. car
accioents. suicioe. AIDS. homi-
cioe. ano illegal orugs.
Smoking is responsible lor at
least 30º ol all cancer oeaths
ano 9 in 10 oeaths lrom lung
cancer are relateo to smoking.
With this inlormation reao-
ilv available on the internet. a
ban on commercials promot-
ing cigarettes on television. the
illegalization ol navoreo ciga-
rettes. ano shocking statistics
whv oo the majoritv ol Ameri-
cans continue to jeoparoize
their health as well as those
arouno them?
Some mav sav it is the cool
vibe¨ people emit when holo-
ing a cigarette.
But it isn`t true. Those un-
lortunate inoiviouals who suc-
cumb to the aooiction are no
role mooels to lollow. There
comes a time when one must
resist those innuences.
The smell ol cigarettes is so
potent ano toxic that. not onlv
ooes it carrv over to vour nose.
but it also becomes ingraineo
in the clothing. ano car ano
home interiors ol a smoke.
The name given to the
smokev smell that lingers in
the area surrounoing a smoker
long alter seconohano smoke
has cleareo is calleo thirohano
A stuov lrom the Harvaro
Meoical School oiscovereo
that thiro hano smoke poses
just as much ol a threat as sec-
onohano smoke.
Not onlv is smoking cigarettes
oetrimental to vour health ano
well-being. but it is a terrible
habit ano a turn-oll.
It`s time to stop polluting vour
boov ano the environment.
Stoff Jrit·r
Broken oreams ano shattereo
hopes lollow the bulloozer
taskeo with nattening the com-
munitv garoen in the vacant
lot at the eno ol the allev on
Draper street.
Our principal. Mr. Shel-
burne. has nleo an application
requiring the space being useo
bv the communitv surrounoing
La ]olla High lor their commu-
nitv garoen to move.
Mr. Shelburne has a reason
lor this. He is planning on
builoing a brano new batting
cage. right next to the schools
other cage. which has lallen
into oisrepair. ano is not being
I oo not see whv we neeo an-
other batting cage. whv oon`t
we renovate the one we have
with the monev our school
woulo have spent?¨ sopho-
more Marissa Newlee saio.
The communitv garoen is
serving a role that is more im-
portant lor the communitv ano
lor La ]olla High stuoents than
anv batting cage coulo.
The communitv garoen is a
priceless eoucational resource.
The garoen is being useo more
ano more bv the AF Environ-
mental Science classes as a
teaching resource.
Stuoents go to the garoen
ano listen to lectures about
the importance ol sustainabil-
itv ano how small-scale com-
munitv garoens are plaving a
huge role in reoucing our car-
bon lootprint.
Our class visits to the com-
munitv garoen have helpeo me
to unoerstano the impact each
person has on the environ-
ment.¨ senior Kavli Versteeg
A batting cage woulo serve
a purpose to the baseball ano
soltball teams. but at too great
a cost. The cage woulo cost
thousanos ol oollars to create.
ano our school cannot alloro
that at this point.
La ]olla High cannot alloro
to buv basic things like paper
lor copies. How can our ao-
ministration even be consio-
ering installing a new batting
Keeping the communitv gar-
oen woulo be a gooo ioea. not
just because ol the eoucational
or economic value. but because
it woulo make a statement.
Mr. Shelburne woulo be sav-
ing to the stuoents ano to La
]olla as a whole that L]HS sup-
ports eco-lrienolv practices.
Everv stuoent at this school
shoulo visit the communitv
garoen. it`s locateo west ol the
baseball backstop. ano see how
interesting it is.
Il La ]olla stuoents want
to see the garoen continue to
thrive. the stuoent boov neeos
to unite to show that the gar-
oen neeo it to stav.
Stoff Jrit·r
La ]olla High School has an
open ano accessible campus
lor stuoents ano visitors. To
this oav. La ]olla High is the
onlv school in the San Diego
Unineo School District that
ooes not have either police on
campus or a lenceo perimeter.
With minimal patrol ano se-
curitv. the campus still remains
welcoming to anv one want-
ing to trespass onto the school
Although there are police
present on certain occasions.
such as school oances ano cer-
tain sports events. on an everv-
oav basis. there is no school
cop.¨ The question is that is
one even necessarv?
At manv other schools. there
are school police olncers that
ensure the saletv ol the stu-
oents. as well as constant su-
pervision ol all school activi-
The SDUSD school police
services¨ leao the oistrict in
school securitv. There are calls
lor service at certain mioole
schools. ano there are lull-time
olncers at lour campuses out
ol 23.
The school police service
maintains a patrol lorce that
works lull time to respono to
calls lor oistrict wioe service.
but thev are not neeoeo at
everv single school in San Di-
Network ano meoia tech-
nician Kathv Renoa savs. I
respect that the school is not
encloseo ano it has an open
campus. the campus gives
stuoents ano stall more space
ano it woulo be uncomlortable
il the school was completelv
lenceo in.¨
However. some stuoents
ano parents are worrieo that
La ]olla High`s campus is too
open ano not sale enough.
There are police olncers
present at elementarv schools.
mioole schools. ano other high
schools. so how come La ]olla
High`s campus is an excep-
Well. La ]olla High school
is a smaller campus compareo
to others. ano the school has
a prepareo plan in case ol an
I oo like our open campus.
but I woulo unoerstano il thev
onlv openeo it at lunch. our
school compareo to others is
verv relaxeo in that aspect.¨
senior Svonev Colvaro saio.
Luckilv. La ]olla High school
has not hao anv threats or se-
vere criminal acts oue to the
open campus.¨ The school
is not completelv lenceo-in
because the campus is locateo
in a sale neighborhooo. ano
it has not shown the neeo lor
oailv securitv action.
The communitv is in lull co-
operation with the high school`s
saletv measures. In case ol a
kionapping. shooting. or lock-
oown. the school has mastereo
a plan to keep stuoents sale
ouring anv incioents.
The open campus is great. it
has not been anv trouble. ano it
gives stuoents more lreeoom.¨
lreshman Carlo Calvano saio.
Il La ]olla High hao a past
historv ol violence because
ol its open campus. it woulo
be worrisome. however. the
ever-present open campus
has proveo to be satislactorv.
There is no neeo to nx some-
thing that is not broken.
Is the lreeoom
oangerous or
You`re Smoking?
Batter Up
The garden is going. going. gone
So you think
you can dance?
Guess again
Keep it Open or Closed?
'The campus gives students
and staff more space and it
would be uncomfortable if
the school was completely
fenced in.¨
You`ve got to be ioking
- Kathy Renda
HIGH TIDE Mor./ 5. !010
Bv Snrnh Dovornnnn
Stoff Jrit·r
Feople arouno the worlo
have been innuenceo bv the
oevastating 7.0 earthquake
that struck Haiti on
]anuarv 12. Three
million people are in
neeo ol emergencv
aio. ano. accoroing
to The Washington
Fost. the oeath toll ol
this event is one ol the
highest ol a mooern
oisaster. Davs alter the
earthquake. truckloaos
lull ol booies louno on
the streets were burieo
along roaosioes ano in
trenches. However. in the miost
ol this oisaster. there have also
been miracles. one man sur-
viveo 27 oavs unoer rubble.
Now. over a month since
the earthquake. the unstable
countrv ol Haiti neeos much
support ano manv ol La ]olla
High`s clubs are helping to
make a oillerence.
Kev Club is one il the clubs
raising lunos lor Haiti. At
lunch. the club has been host-
ing looo sales with the pro-
ceeos going to Haiti. Some ol
their members have also been
collecting oonations arouno
campus lor the cause.
It`s prettv clear that nxing
the current situation in Haiti
will require an unpreceoenteo
amount ol international reliel.
It`s important lor us to realize
that helping Haiti not onlv en-
tails raising lunos in the short
term. but also entails inter-
national aio. investment. ano
awareness in the long term.
So lor now. our Kev Club is
trving to raise monev lor short
term reliel. however. we hope
to continue to support Haiti as
it rebuilos in the luture.¨ junior
Yume Hoshijima. presioent ol
Kev Club saio.
Culture Shock Club also
raiseo monev to benent Haiti
bv planning a partv. The partv.
A Gooo Time lor
a Gooo Cause.¨ in-
cluoeo looo. music.
ano more. As guests
arriveo thev gave
oonations that the
club sent to Haiti.
Overall the club sent
over two thousano
The people in
Haiti are people.
just like vou ano me.
This trageov coulo
happen to anvone. anvwhere.
It is our responsibilitv as hu-
man beings to help one anoth-
er.¨ senior ]essica Silvers. vice
presioent ol the Culture Shock
Club. saio.
Soles lor Souls was another
lunoraiser to benent Haiti ano
was helo bv the ASB. In this
lunoraiser. insteao ol raising
monev. olo shoes were oonat-
eo. Shoes might not seem like a
verv big oeal. however. victims
ol the Haitian earthquake who
lost all ol their belongings are
verv gratelul lor even a simple
pair ol shoes. Our school oo-
nateo over 500 pairs ol new
ano useo shoes.
Other stuoents are ooing
things inoiviouallv to help Hai-
ti. One
l r e s h-
m a n .
Si er ra
B e e -
s o n .
wr o t e
l et t ers
aski ng
ma j or
o r g a -
n i z a -
tions to
m u c h
neeoeo supplies to Haiti. One
ol the letters she wrote was to
Arrowheao Bottleo Water. who
agreeo to seno a large amount
ol water. She also sent a letter
to Kaiser asking them to seno
antibiotics ano other meoical
supplies to Haiti.
It`s important to help the
people in Haiti because thev
Bv Brittnov SchriIt
Stoff Jrit·r
Due to San Diego`s proxim-
itv to the boroer. Mexican looo
ano culture has become a part
ol our citv`s eclectic make-up.
Most stuoents at L]HS sav
that Mexican looo is their la-
vorite tvpe. so we have visiteo
the most popular restaurants
ano oecioeo whether thev re-
allv liveo up to all the hvpe.
Don Carlos Taco Shop is
the oloest taco shop in La ]olla.
open since 1983. Not onlv is
their looo great. but the cus-
tomers have the option ol sit-
ting outsioe as well as insioe.
satislving both vour hunger
ano people-watching craves.
To top it all oll. thev even have
vegan options as well.
Don Carlos is just up mv
street. ano the carne asaoa
burrito is oank.¨ sophomore
Chevenne Atapour saio.
Known lor its unbelievablv
gooo bean ano cheese bur-
ritos. Ortega`s is a hot spot
lor La ]ollans. With it`s quick
service. reasonable prices. ano
oelicious looo. it is the perlect
place to grab a bite to eat be-
lore the basketball games. or
lor a great alter-school snack.
I love Mexican looo. espe-
ciallv Ortega`s.¨ junior Nick
Kusnir saio. I alwavs oroer
their carne asaoa lries bur-
This is the secono Rigober-
to`s location in La ]olla ano is
now locateo where the Taco
Bell useo to be. While some
are skeptical as to whv the
owners woulo place two ol the
same restraunts within a mile
lrom each other. that ooesn`t
stop them lrom grabbing some
ol their oelicious carne asaoa
I`ve visiteo the new location
ano the looo was great.¨ soph-
omore Dinah Robbins saio.
thev alwavs hit the spot when
I neeo mv Mexican looo nx.¨
Locateo in Biro Rock. Ba-
hia is great lor an alternoon
snack belore hitting the beach.
or lor getting take out on a
warm summer night. It ollers
a range ol options. lrom the
Surler Gigante burrito a Ba-
hia lavorite. to the signature
Bahia Bowl.
Alter surnng lor a couple
ol hours. nothing tastes bet-
ter than a lat Calilornia bur-
rito lrom Bahia.¨ sophomore
Omar Simon saio.
are a people in oesperate neeo
ol evervone`s help. Now that
the earthquake has come to
pass. the countrv is lelt in ru-
ins. the people are oving lrom
lack ol proper meoical aio ano
sanitation. ano thev have no
monev or hope to rebuilo their
c o u n -
trv. Bv
gi vi ng
o u r
aio to
Hai t i .
we are
able to
h e l p
w h o
woul o
l r o m
it ano
appreciate it the most.¨ Bee-
son saio.
Feople arouno the worlo
have come together to help
strangers in a oevastating situ-
ation. Anv stuoent who has
volunteereo. written a letter. or
oonateo monev towaros Haiti
has plaveo a part in rebuiloing
this countrv in neeo ol help.
1. Bov`s Name
2. Aojective
3. Article ol clothing
!. Tvpe ol shelter
5. Verb
o. Aojective
7. Teacher`s name
8. Another teacher`s name
9. Fast tense verb
10. Aojective
11. A song title
12. Number
13. Fast tense verb

1!. Noun
15. Aojective enoing in -lv
Once upon a time. there was a leprechaun nameo _____.
_____ alwavs wore a _____ _____lor gooo luck.
But one oav. the little leprechaun`s _____ was nowhere to be
He lookeo all arouno his shamrock-shapeo _____. but his
luckv charm was nowhere to be louno¦
He neeoeo to _____his buooies. The_____ Irish Crew¨ to
help him look.
Thev oecioeo to trv ano search the L]HS campus. When his
lrienos lookeo in _____ -s room. he wanoereo into the next
one. _____`s room.
It was there that he _____ a _____ rainbow. Unable to resist
_____ began to walk over the rainbow. It was a long walk. so
to pass the time he whistleo _____. _____ minutes later he
reacheo the rainbow where he _____ a _____ ol golo¦ What
was even better was that his luckv _____ was lving right on
top¦ He liveo _____ ever alter¦ The Eno.
1 2 3
5 6
9 10
11 12
13 14
Bv Jnsnino Mobnssori
Stoff Jrit·r
P/t· .ort··. f Soro/ D·.·roooo
IEATURES 5 HIGH TIDE Mor./ 5. !010
P/t· .ort··. f Hol·. Cttr·ll
Tho Guoss Who Iron tho lnst
issuo wns Corn Alvnrndo.
Bv Olivin Polgor
Stoff Jrit·r
I was born ano raiseo in
gooo olo San Diego. but mv
lamilv sure likes to move.
I have moveo arouno the
countrv six times in 1o vears.
Thev call me Frincess Mini
Cupcake¨ because ol mv
love lor lairies ano
princesses. Tinker
Bell is mv abso-
lute lavorite. I
woulo have to
sav that P·t·r
Poo is the best
D i s n e v
e ve r
to Tink.
I have reo-
ish hair ano
was born
on ]une 22. I
represent the
class ol 2011¦
Iashion is a
huge part ol
mv lile. vou can
ask anv ol mv
lrienos. Stano-
ing at !`11
has maoe high
heels a close
lrieno ol mine. I have a gi-
gantic warorobe. so mv stvle
oepenos on mv
mooo. I have
an obsession
with oresses
ano love the
pin up
g i r l
s t v l e
ano work boots.
like Doc Martens.
Next to lashion. I
have a passion lor ice-
skating. It all starteo
when I was six
vears olo. but I
got reallv serious
about skating in
the seventh graoe.
I have been with a
svnchronizeo ice
skating team lor
lour vears.
ano we just
won thiro
place at the
regional competition.
We are now heaoeo to
nationals in Minnesota.
so wish me luck¦
I hope to continue skat-
ing while in college at a
school on the east coast.
I have oeoicateo a lot ol
mv time to skating ano I
wake up everv morning
at !a.m. to practice. The
earlv morning practices
have maoe mv teammates
ano me verv close. Mv team-
Bv Snrnh Dovornnnn
Stoff Jrit·r
With the countrv`s recession
ano buoget problems. stavca-
tions¨ are becoming a popular
wav to speno breaks. Insteao
ol spenoing monev on trans-
portation costs ano hotels.
people have oecioeo to visit lo-
cal attractions ano participate
in local lestivities.
In La ]olla there are manv
lun. local. ano low-buoget
things to oo without traveling
lar or spenoing a ton ol cash.
When I was vounger I loveo
to go to the Chiloren`s Fool
ano I like walking oown there
now. However. it is annoving
with all the tourists that go
there ano take pictures.¨ se-
nior Courtnev Volger saio.
Tourists in crowoeo places
can be rather annoving. Here
are some ioeas lor a more Lo-
cals Onlv¨ stavcation.
Mount Soleoao is lameo lor
its cross ano spectacular view.
but a lew aoventures can be
louno oown the hill lrom this
lanomark in the manv winov
roaos. In aooition to the Cross.
there are other less-known
lanomarks ano legenos on
Mount Soleoao. The outings
to these lanomarks are close
ano lree but the main part ol
the aoventures takes place in
actuallv nnoing them.
One ol the legenos is that
ol the Munchkin Houses. In
the 1930s. alter a lew little
people¨ became rich lrom act-
ing in The Wizaro ol Oz. the
munchkins came ano hao lour
miniature houses built on Mt.
Soleoao so thev coulo live to-
gether. Tooav there is onlv one
ol these houses on Soleoao
ano the legeno is proclaimeo
lalse. but it is still a lun sight
to see. The remaining house
is on Hillsioe Drive with a
hanowritten aooress ano a
Keep oll the Grass¨ sign in
the varo one storv claims that
the miogets will throw rocks at
I have never been to the
munchkin neighborhooo on
Mount Soleoao. but it sounos
prettv awesome¦¨ lreshman
Maooie Aguilar saio.
The other mvth that
Mount Soleoao boasts is that
ol the mvsterious troll briog-
es. These brioges are actuallv
lairlv big ano haro to miss.
Thev are scattereo arouno
in the manv small. narrow.
ano curvv streets near the
La ]olla Countrv Club. Dil-
lerent sources claim varving
numbers ol these mvsterious
structures. ranging lrom lour
to seven. However. the storv
goes on to claim that going
past the last brioge envokes a
The nrst time I saw the
troll brioge it was night ano
I was little. Mv lrienos ano I
all louno it verv scarv.¨ lresh-
man Lauren Noroholm saio.
Not manv people know
about these legenos ano the
lanomarks that go with them.
Although thev require some
exploring. thev are an excit-
ing. lree. ano non-tourist out-
a r e
some ol
mv best lrienos.
I have to sav I
am a big Horr. Pt-
t·r lan ano love Stor
Jor· movies. but E.·r
Jft·r is oennitelv mv
lavorite movie next to
El Droc.
I volunteer lor the
International Rescue
Comittee tutoring
relugees lrom Burma.
North Korea. ano
Kenva as well as
manv other places.
I am looking lor a
real job so I can earn enough
monev to travel to Venice. Ita-
lv. Bern. ano Switzerlano..
I eat in Mrs. Weien`s room
at lunch to escape the evil
seagulls. ano I am usuallv with
mv bovlrieno who I have been
oating lor nlteen months.
Bv Elvssn Knntor
Stoff Jrit·r
Iooo tastes oiller arouno the worlo. Bv blenoing navors. one
can create a unique combination ol taste. The stuoents at La ]olla
High have some ol their own lunkv cooking recipes. These easv
ano exotic recipes will surprisinglv tantalize vour taste buos.
I was at a cooking class when I learneo how to
make Taco Chili Cheesecake. It sounos oisgusting. but
it is verv gooo. This oish can be useo as a oip. or vou can
eat it like normal cheesecake.¨ lreshman Maura Kanter
1. 1-1´2 cup tortilla chips. nnelv crusheo
2. 2 tbsp unsalteo butter. melteo
3. 1lb cream cheese. solteneo
4. 2 tsp granulateo sugar
5. 2 large eggs
6. o oz shreooeo cheooer cheese
7. 1 large roma tomato. seeoeo ano oiceo
8. 12 cup packeo cilantro. washeo ano choppeo
9. 12 cup oiceo onion
10. 2 cloves ol garlic. minceo
11. 2 tsp taco seasoning
12. 1 tsp hot pepper sauce
13. o-inch cheesecake pan. ungreaseo
1. Freheat oven to 325 ć
2. In a bowl. combine crusheo chips ano butter. Fress
this into the bottom ol cheesecake pan ano lreeze.
3. In a large mixer bowl ntteo with paoole attachment.
beat cream cheese ano sugar lor three minutes or until
verv smooth. Aoo eggs. one at a time. beating alter each
aooition. Stir in cheooar cheese. tomato. cilantro. onion.
garlic. taco seasoning ano hot pepper sauce.
4. Four the above over lrozen crust. smoothing out to
sioes ol pan.
5. Bake in preheateo oven until top is light brown ano
center has a slight jiggle to it. 30-!0 minutes.
7. Let cool on a wire rack lor 2 hours. Cover with plastic
wrap ano relrigerate lor at least o hours belore serving.
Tnco Chili Choosocnko
I make marshmallow ano cream cheese oip. The oip
comes lrom a cookbook calleo Teens Cook. It is reallv
gooo in the summer. I like the lruit in it. especiallv the
strawberries.¨ sophomore ]oroan Atnip saio.
1. 1 pouno ol lresh strawberries
2. ! ounces ol cream cheese
3. 1 cup ol marshmallow null
1. Wash the strawberries ano orain well
2. Whip the cream cheese with an electric mixer on me-
oium speeo lor 2 minutes. or until nullv.
3. Aoo the marshmallow null ano mix lor 1 minute. or
until completelv combineo.
4. Spoon the null into a serving bowl. Set the bowl on
a serving plate ano arrange the strawberries arouno the
Mnrshnnllow Cronn
Chooso Dip
March 5, 2010
The following article was written
by two La Jolla High Tide Staff Writers
after an exclusive interview with a La Jolla
High School student who is to remain anon-
y m o u s .
The name
has been
changed to
Carol* in
an effort to
mai nt ai n
the subject’s
p r i v a c y.
This is not
promoting the use of drugs, but is purely
published for informational purposes.
In eighth grade Carol started drink-
ing. When Sheila was a freshman she
continued to drink because her boy-
lrieno. who was a junior. innuenceo
her. She began to drink at least three
times a week. Carol tried to sober up
and told her parents that she was at-
tending a school club meeting while in
fact she was attending Alcoholic Anon-
ymous meetings.
Alcohol is not Carol’s only vice, she
also indulges in a wide variety of drugs
that go well beyond the usual gateway
In the middle of her sophomore year,
Carol tried ecstasy before a party.
Just reaching into a medicine cabinet can pro-
vide access to drugs. Some of the popular ones
include Vicodin, Oxycotin, and Adderol which
can be used during the SAT.
Seen in more alnuent communities. cocaine
goes in and out of popularity but it has become
apparent that when it is in it is very in.
“I’ve switched school’s a few times and the
richer schools typically have more of a variety
in drugs, these students have extra money lying
around and they get bored,” an anonymous stu-
dent said.
A drug that always seems to be popular is pot,
formally known as marijuana. Pot seems to al-
ways be in as it is more readily available and
more students can afford it. It seems that by the
time seniors’ graduate high school the majority
of the senior class has at least tried it once.
Fortunately drugs such as heroine and meth are
less popular among High School students.
Today there is much hype on the prescription
drug scene. Drugs such as Vicodin and Oxycotin
are used as a pleasure or partying drug. Students
have gotten a hold of these drugs and their pop-
ularity is on the up rise.
“I take Adderol for my ADD and so many of
my friends beg me for it around the time of the
SAT ano nnals. It is crazv how baolv kios want
the drug,” another student said.
One of the most popular current prescription
drugs is Adderol, which is used primarily during
the SAT or nnals week. Easilv available ano with
the hype over its effects on test results, students
are more apt to search for the drug hoping to
reap the benents.
Not only are students beginning to experiment
the benents ol the orug but parents are begin-
ning to catch on to its’ illicit usage.
This newfound test enhancement that Adde-
rol gives students has led to unfair results and
drugged up teens during testing times.
“I don’t see too many drugs around our school
all of the time but it seems that most students
have had their experience with drugs by the time
they get their cap and gown,” an anonymous stu-
dent said.
The drug scene changes over the years but as far
as the basics go, not much is different, aside from
the addition of prescription drugs. Unfortunate-
ly, students are now given the option of keeping
with the standby pot or reaching into their par-
ent’s medicine cabinet and getting creative.
If you have a friend or family member
going out of control, intervention may be
the best way to talk to this person and get
him some help. Intervention is a counsel-
ing technique designed to help someone
who is suffering from an addiction in need
of professional help. Although typically
used for drug addiction and alcoholism,
intervention can also be helpful for some-
one with an eating disorder, people who
self-injure, or cut, as well as those addicted
to gambling or shopping. There are many
steps when planning an intervention and
they must be done precisely or you may
risk getting the addict even more upset.
Follow these steps to plan a successful and
safe intervention.
Approach the people who are closest to him with the
idea of an intervention. Find the people whose opinions
he values and who would make the biggest impact on his
life. Once you have the group, notify all members that an
intervention is supposed to come as a surprise to the ad-
oict ano it is crucial that he ooes not nno out belorehano.
Hiring an interventionist may be a good idea if the mat-
ters at hand and the addict are severely out of control.
Each member in the group should have an ulti-
matum for the addict. This part of an intervention
is not to put blame on the addict, this is supposed to
be a loving connection between each person and the
aooict. The last step lor a pre-intervention is to nno
a facility for the addict. Remember that you cannot
force one to go to rehab! He must choose whether
to seek help, or risk losing the ones he loves on his
The place of the intervention should be somewhere private where the group
and the addict can be alone. Each person should now read their list of ultima-
tums and after each person reads theirs they should ask if he is willing to seek
treatment now. If he does not agree or says nothing at all, each person should
continue to read theirs and ask him if he agrees to seek help after each letter. In
the end it is entirely up to the addict to seek treatment, do not force him into
seeking help. He has listened to his ultimatums from each member and it is en-
tirely his choice on what to do now.
By Aida Saam
Staff Writer
By Elyssa Kanter and Freda Spencer
Staff Writers
“If schools want kids to stay away
from drugs, they ought to put more
effort into education about their
risks and negative effects rather
than using scare tactics against
their own students,” junior Alison
Herman said.
“Ignoring my opinion on the legality
of drugs, my question is, if law en-
lorcement olncials reallv wanteo to
prevent our drug use, why aren’t they
going after the growers and dealers of
the drugs instead of the purchasers?”
junior Kirk Lee said.
By Suquoia Geary
and Amy Liew
Staff Writers
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
“The next day, coming down, you
don’t want to move at all; you’re burnt
pretty much,” Carol said.
The summer before her junior year
Carol started using cocaine. One of
her friends pressured her to use this
drug. Carol had a phobia of snorting
things, but since her friend did it, she
tried it too, and used cocaine the next
weekend. Carol’s cocaine use became
a once a week practice. It eventually
led to further experiments with even
stronger illegal drugs.
The day she tried heroine she went
to a park, and met up with people to
smoke with.
“A guy asked me for a cigarette, I was
staring at him ano oion`t realize what
I was doing. I couldn’t stop laughing.
Later on I thought I was walking really
slow, but apparently I was sprinting,”
Carol said.
Two weeks later Carol did acid in a
bathroom at a party. At the party she
got into an argument with her friends.
They were upset with her and stopped
wanting to be around Carol. After
the acid wore off, Carol woke up con-
Carol not only does hardcore drugs,
but she also takes over the counter pills
“I steal adderol from my mom be-
fore tests to stay up all night and do
homework,” Carol said.“I really won-
der what my life would be like if I had
never gotten into drinking and drugs,”
says La Jolla High student, Carol. Alco-
hol and drugs have been an active part
of Carol’s life since seventh grade. “It
began in about seventh grade... I didn’t
think it was that unusual to have drink
at least a few times by the end of mid-
dle school.”
Occasional drinking soon became a
thing of the past, though, when Carol
entered high school. With a junior boy-
friend, freshman Carol began drinking
more and more, “When my friends
would hang out with my boyfriend and
all of his friends, of course we would
drink whenever they did... it wasn’t so
much pressure, just expected of me,”
saio Carol. That is when I nrst got
high too... everyone else was, so why
wouldn’t I?”
But when does social drinking and
smoking turn into a problem? Carol’s
use of marijuana and alcohol extend-
ed from strictly on the weekends to at
least three or four times a week. “Every
weekend involved getting wasted... dif-
ferent parties, different boys; I would
stay out really late and when I would
wake up the next afternoon, have
little or no recollection of the previ-
ous night.” The drinking did not stop
there, however. Carol began occasion-
ally getting “faded” after school with a
few friends. Before she knew it, party-
ing on weeknights was the norm.
“There was a kind of turning point,
though, when one of my friends got
in a lot of trouble involving alcohol...
her parents eventually got involved and
started making her go to AA meetings.
The experience scared me, and made
realize that mavbe the partving hao be-
come a bit too much.” Carol began at-
tending AA meetings as well. She kept
it a secret from mostly everyone, in-
cluding her parents. “I told them I was
going to a club for school, but all the
times I would go to meetings on school
Going to AA meetings taught Carol
volumes about herself and substance
abuse. While she was there she began
to feel empowered by being sober and
was ready to step out of the fast paced
life she had set up for herself. “When I
was in the actual meetings, I got really
into it, and for awhile I stayed sober...
but if I wanted to go out on the week-
ends and hangout with my friends, al-
cohol and drugs were always involved,”
remembers Carol. “As much as I want-
ed to stay away from all of it... my habit
of partying caught back up with me
soon enough.”
The images illustrate the effects of drugs on
the same women over the course of 10 years.
Photos Courtesy of Mrs. Dill
After one use
of Ecstasy, the
serotonin level
dramati cally
decreases and
can take years
to rebuild.
The images left
dispay the dam-
aging effects
of Cocaine af-
ter ten days
and 100 days
in comparison
to a normal
HIGH TIDE Mor./ 5. !010
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Stoff Jrit·r
This vear. the La ]olla High
Girls Varsitv Waterpolo team
has hao a promising season that
has leo them to
CII seminnals.
Haro work
ano oeoica-
tion have been
the solioilv-
ing lactors lor
the team. ano
have inspireo
them to have
a notable eno
ol the season.
close games
against rival.
powe r hous e
teams. such
as Coronaoo
ano Bishops.
has lelt the
team exciteo
to be con-
tenoers in this
vear`s plavolls.
La ]olla proveo to be a strong
competitor against previous
CII champions Coronaoo.
In the match earlier this sea-
son. the game was tieo. how-
ever. La ]olla lost in overtime.
Nevertheless. this was vieweo
as a major accomplishment.
Our team was extremelv
prouo about the game against
Coronaoo. This trulv showeo
our abilitv to work together as
a cohesive team. ano proveo to
ourselves what we are capable
ol. In previous vears. games
against Coronaoo have been
blowout loses. ano this vear we
reallv have the chance to win.¨
junior Meagan Morelano saio.
Manv plavers leel that a
large part ol this season`s
success is oue to the lact that
manv teammembers have
been on the same team since
mioole school.
This vear has been awe-
some. We have all be-
come so close. like a lam-
ilv.¨ senior Kelsev Rvan saio.
Alter countless hours spent
at the pool. it is no wonoer that
the team has become so close.
With practices. tournaments.
ano team-bonoing excursions.
waterpolo is a vear-rouno
commitment. Even ouring the
oll-season. the team practices
regularlv. During summer.
there are olten several prac-
tices a oav. Tour-
naments are
scattereo on
manv weekenos
throughout the
vear. ano there
are even week-
long tournaments
ouring summer
such as the ]u-
nior Olvmpics.
The team`s el-
lort has paio oll.
both in ano out
ol the pool. Se-
nior Kate Wooos.
a lour-vear varsi-
tv starter. will be
attenoing Brown
Universitv in the
lall to plav wa-
terpolo. She val-
ues the time she
spent as a part ol the team.
ano shares her lavorite part
ol the past lour vears.
The highlight ol the season
has to be when we all plav well
together. It is so important that
the team reallv clicks. ano I
leel that this vear we have been
able to oo that.¨ Wooos saio.
Though the girls lost to
long-time rival Bishops in this
vear`s CII seminnals. their tre-
menoous talent is unoeniable.
P-.1, [.· . |j-.i
Stoff Jrit·r
The La ]olla High Bovs
Varsitv Basketball team has
nnisheo the 2009-2010 sea-
son with a verv respectable
recoro ol 17 wins ano ten
losses. This season has been
lull ol a lot ol haro work ano
manv intense games that keep
Viking lans out ol their seats.
The nve senior team mem-
bers that have plaveo three
Viking championship seasons
will be graouating his vear.
having maoe a great impact
on the their vounger team-
mates that will continue car-
rving the torch next vear.
Leao bv Coach Kamal As-
sal. ]ack Latta. Tavlor Davis.
Max Greenberg. ]ohn Walsh.
ano Mikev Soumekh were
the senior talent that inspireo
team spirit. oeoication. ano
commitment to basketball.
We practice lor three hours
evervoav with team oinners on
Sunoavs. ano have been train-
ing lor manv months. but in
the eno it all pavs oll ano it is
alwavs lun to hang out with the
team.¨ senior ]ohn Walsh saio.
Although none ol the senior
plavers will continue to plav
basketball in college. being
a part ol the team has been
a huge part ol their experi-
ence throughout high school.
I`m prouo ol the bovs on
the team this vear. Coach As-
sal is ellective in teaching the
lunoamentals ol basketball
ano in teaching lile lessons that
will serve the bovs well in what-
ever thev oecioe to oo.¨ Assis-
tant Coach Elmer Heap saio.
All ol the games plaveo
bv our Varsitv basketball
team are packeo with lans
that cheer on our Vikings.
The lans are a big part
ol our game. Thev alwavs
make me laugh ano some-
times get more into the com-
petition than the plavers oo.¨
senior Max Greenberg saio.
Basketball is a huge part ol
school spirit at La ]olla High.
ano winning the champion-
ship lor the thiro time in a
row woulo be a real trib-
ute to the stuoents. teachers
ano coaches at the school.
Manv ol the kios on the
team are seniors ano have
won multiple CII champion-
ships in multiple sports so I
was verv connoent that thev
woulo all come together ano
plav their best. I leel verv
lortunate to be associateo
with such tremenoous voung
men.¨ stateo Coach Heap.
The bovs on the team put
in a tremenoous amount ol el-
lort ano time into this season
oeserves evervone`s applause.
CII nnals are tomorrow.
March o. at the ]ennv Craig
Favilion at USD. Come sup-
port the Vikings as thev trv lor
their thiro CII win in a row.
Stoff Jrit·r

Spring Break is olten just as hot
as summer ano nlleo with oavs
at the beach. To get a beach-
worthv boov over spring
break without spenoing hours
in the gvm ano missing out on
the nice weather. invite vour
lrienos ano lollow these ioeas
lor a lun-nlleo. vet active. break¦
Dav 1
A bike rioe arouno Mission
Beach is a perlect wav to burn
some calories. ano to enjov
the view ano atmosphere ol
the beach ano boarowalk.
Alter a long bike rioe. jump
in the ocean to cool oll ¦
Dav 2
Heao oown to Winoansea
ano set up a game ol beach
vollevball with vour lrienos.
Dav 3
Take a hike. literallv. Tor-
rev Fines Natural Reserve
locateo oirectlv between Del
Mar ano La ]olla has hiking
trails with breathtaking views
ol the ocean ano the sur-
rounoing clills. Il a change
ol climate ano surrounoings
is what vou are alter. the lor-
ests ol ]ulian are perlect lor a
hike. In Cuvamaca Rancho
State Fark in ]ulian. there are
numerous trails ranging lrom
easv hall mile jaunts to stren-
uous eight-mile long trails.
Dav 4
A run is so much better with a
great view¦ The La ]olla Cove
has some ol the best views in
all ol southern Calilornia ano
a path perlect lor a spring oav
jog. The path begins on a street
oll ol Torrev Fines Roao.
calleo Ocean Drive. It pro-
ceeos to the shell shop. where
the oirt path enos but the beau-
tilul view ooes not. The path
along the Cove will bring vou
past the Chiloren`s Fool. a per-
lect place to sit ano rest while
enjoving a view ol the seals.
Dav 5
Go kavaking at La ]olla Shores.
Sure. vou might leel like a tour-
ist renting a kavak ano going
to see the caves at the Cove.
but vou will also be getting a
great workout while seeing the
beautv ol La ]olla. While ton-
ing vour arms bv paooling. vou
will also be able to observe the
turtles. seals. shark. ano manv
other sea creatures ol La ]olla.
Sj·¦., I.i. P·-.l
allv enjovs the nghting aspects
ol martial arts. ano especiallv
likes having the abilitv to in-
arguablv oeleat his opponent.
Martial arts can be oe-
manoing ano tough. but |it is|
rewaroing.¨ Hoshijima saio.
]unior Anorew Dowlev
agrees with Hoshijima. he
practices kvokushin karate.
ano especiallv loves the ollen-
sive aspects that come with it.
I enjov the workout ano
the opportunitv to rouno-
house kick people in the
lace without negative re-
percussions.¨ Dowlev saio.
In contrast. senior Devin
Snook is not so blooothirstv.
She practices kung lu at
White Dragon Martial Art
Schools. She practices twice
a week. ano has been ooing so
lor three vears. A green sash
in kung lu. Snook also ooes
weapons classes in aooition to
sell-oelense. Snook oescribes
the philosophv behino kung lu.
The philosophv is that
vou shoulo never have to use
sell-oelense.¨ Snook saio.
Whatever the stvle or purpose
ol each kino ol martial arts. it
is obvious that these stuoents
are oeoicateo ano haro-work-
ing inoiviouals. Their commit-
ment to such an intense prac-
tice will greatlv benent them in
their present ano luture lives.
Stoff Jrit·r
Martial arts is a broao term
that relerences varieo stvles ol
choreographeo nghting. Some
ol these stvles are verv traoi-
tional ano steepeo in historv.
others are more mooern. Re-
garoless. each stvle is similar in
the lact that it teaches nghting.
even il the tactics ano oeliverv
are wioelv oillerent.
All martial arts have com-
bat stvle. Some examples are:
striking or stano-up. grappling
or grouno nghting. throwing
or takeoown. There are also
weapons-baseo. low impact.
or meoitative. or the hvbrio
ol mixeo martial arts MMA.
Manv stuoents at La ]olla
High School practice various
stvles ol this ancient art. Se-
nior Arvanna Abraham is a
preparatorv black belt in what
is calleo lreestvle.¨ a mix-
ture ol manv oillerent kinos
ol sell-oelense ano ollensive
nghting. In lreestvle martial
arts. one can incorporate anv
kino ol nghting thev want
to. Abraham practices lour
oavs a week lor an hour ano a
hall. She also teaches lreestvle
to chiloren nve hours a week.
Martial arts is the onlv
sport that nts me per-
lectlv.¨ Abraham saio.
Another stuoent. junior
Yumehiko Hoshijima. practic-
es shito-rvu karate.¨ He re-
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March 5, 2010
Faulty Gas Pedal Leads To Mass Toyota Recalls
By Iman Hassaine
Staff Writer
Toyota vehicle owners should
be aware of the recent recalls
on eight different car models.
Unique from the previous re-
call, Toyota announced Janu-
ary 21 that more than 2.3 mil-
lion vehicles were at risk for
incorporating sticking acceler-
ation pedals that can cause un-
intended acceleration. Known
worldwide for being a compa-
ny with very reliable and safe
cars, Toyota shocked many
customers with the “faulty gas
This 2010 recall is not the
spread problems with their
automobile parts. Other is-
sues with Toyota’s “Yaris” and
“Aygo” models occurred in
Europe throughout 2008 and
were resolved in 2009. When
news of the 2008 problem was
tion was to issue a recall of all
at-risk production line vehicles
in February. The company
could not keep legally selling
cars that may be defective to
unsuspecting buyers. Next,
parts to reinforce the pedals
were shipped for use by deal-
ers. During this time, many
Toyota dealers worked extend-
ed hours to complete the recall
campaign as quickly as pos-
sible. Some Toyota dealerships
stay open 24 hours a day. It is
likely that Toyota will apply a
similar remedy process to this
latest recall.
the current law is unjust and
violates the equal protection
and First Amendment rights
of minors.
“It punishes the minor even
though they may have paren-
tal permission,” Beugen said.
“It gives them the right to at-
tend these things, but punishes
them for going.”
Although there are several
people upset by the current law,
support it, simply because it is
a guiding light to teens who
cannot seem to make the cor-
rect decisions themselves.
“I think the current law is
good because it keeps kids safe
who may have parents that
don’t give them curfews. It cre-
ates some boundaries,” junior
Matt Schug said.
As of now, the law is invalid,
which means that the Califor-
nia Highway Patrol and police
will not be pulling over teens
for being out late, but it is still a
listed law. The law will remain
unenforced until a decision is
made whether to keep, change,
or throw out the highly contro-
versial law.

Utah Senator Proposes Plan To Make 12th Grade Optional
By Kathy Lunas
Staff Writer
California is in a budget cri-
sis. With everyone trying to
haps the school districts should
take an example from a Utah
proposal. Utah’s state sena-
tor Chris Buttars proposed
that 12th grade be completely
eliminated while making 11th
grade optional. This plan was
predicted to save the state over
100 million dollars but it was
met with too much opposition.
So Buttars proposed a
new plan to make only
the 12th grade optional,
which would supposedly
save 60 million dollars.
The plan seems like a
good idea so it begs the
question: should this
plan be applied to La
Jolla High School?
High school is a very
important time in the life
of students. It is where
they gain their basic
skills and knowledge
and begin to prepare
for a college life. Among
sports, social activities,
and any other activities, some
already juggling a full adult
work regimen.
“I think that there are some
for college, but there’s more to
college than just keeping up
with the rigorous academic
work. You have to arrive at
college and be more indepen-
dent. I don’t know if all 11th
graders are capable of balanc-
ing an independent life away
from the safety net and jump
into a college atmosphere,” se-
nior Sayuri Takagawa said.
“When I was a junior I didn’t
think I was ready for college,
despite taking AP classes. I felt
that this year, by going through
the admission process in ap-
plying for college, I was more
prepared for the upcoming
future,” senior Meiwen Wang
Many people believe that
Teen Curfew Continued from Page 1
Meet Chris Buttar: He wants to
make 12th grade optional in Utah, but is
such an idea realistic for California?
Balancing the Budget: According to Buttars, eliminating 12th grade will save the state over 100
million dollars, but are the potential cuts worth it?
Photo Courtesy of CBS News



making 12th grade optional
would be a good idea since
most seniors no longer feel
motivated or interested in
school work. This mindset
might also prove to be why
completing the 12th grade is
still a requirement to graduate.
Some argue that this proposal
is not even in the best interest
of students, that it may be just
another attempt at saving the
state money while hindering
the educational process.
Although many Toyota cars
are affected across the United
States and Europe by the re-
call, Toyota brands: Lexus, Di-
vision, and Scion are not. The
models at risk are: 2009-2010
RAV4, 2009-2010 Corolla,
2009-2010 Matrix, 2005-2010
Avalon, 2010 Highlander,
2007-2010 Tundra, 2008-
2010 Sequoia, and alarmingly,
America’s bestselling car the
2007-2010 Camry.
Owners of these vehicles are
urged, in case of an emergency,
application of the brakes. The
brakes should not be pumped
sure should be exerted. After
location to stop, they should
call their Toyota dealer for as-
sistance. It is possible that an
accelerator pedal may become
harder to depress, slower to
return, or even stuck in a par-
tially-depressed position. For
now, Toyota’s only advice for
drivers, until further decision,
is checking if there is a mat in
the car before driving, to avoid
any danger.
“I don’t own a Toyota, but
I always make sure that ev-
erything is working safely and
properly in my car,” says ju-
nior Cameron Mamer.
Toyota just released a com-
mercial after the recall apolo-
gizing for the inconvenience
it has caused and for not liv-
ing up to their high standards.
years of excellence and how
many engineers are working
on preventing an accident like
this from happening in the fu-
“We should give Toyota a sec-
ond chance; it was an uninten-
tional mistake, and they have
been manufacturing good, sol-
id cars for a while now,” says
senior Andrea Artenstein.
“It is obvious that Toyota did
not mean for this to happen;
owners of all companies now
must be careful and alert,” says
sophomore Maddie Harvey.
Toyota’s recent controversies
imply that even a safe and well
known car like a Toyota must
be inspected and cared for
properly by the driver in case
of a possible fatal defect. Peo-
ple all around the world must
be aware of the value of their
cars and realize that a slight
mechanical error while manu-
facturing a vehicle, could lead
to severe consequences.

11 March 5, 2010
By Rebecca Huntly-Playle
Staff Writer
Maddy Harvey, a sophomore
at La Jolla High School, got
the opportunity of a lifetime to
audition for a role in the major
Hollywood movie True Grit.
an open casting call and sent a
tape to the Coen Bothers, who
directed No Country for Old Men,
Burn After Reading, and Fargo.
Harvey was called back for the
audition again and read lines
for the part with actors already
cast in the movie. Maddy made
it through several rounds of
auditions to get to the point
she is at today.
“My favorite part of this
experience was being able to
see what it’s like in the process
of auditioning for a movie,
especially since I hope to
make a career of this,” Maddy
Harvey said.
Maddy has been acting
for eight years and has been
in many plays, including
A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
Rosecranz and Guildenstern are
Dead, and You’re a Good Man
Charlie Brown. She has been
in many school plays and
San Diego Junior Theatre
productions. Acting has always
been her passion and she hopes
to pursue a career in movies
and the theatre.
The movie True Grit was
originally made in 1969 and
included actors such as John
Wayne, Robert Duvall, Dennis
Hopper, and Glen Campbell.
The remake will star actors
such as Matt Damon and Jeff
Bridges. The movie is the
story of a girl who recruits an
aging cynical deputy marshal
father and avenge his death.
It is scheduled for release
Christmas Day 2010.
Although the role was given
to someone else, she auditioned
for the part of Mattie Ross, the
girl who lost her father. She
would have to do stunts such
as horseback riding since it is a
“This was an exciting
experience and I can’t wait to
have another opportunity like
this,” Maddy Harvey said.
By Rebecca Huntly-
Staff Writer
Pal Joey, a musical about
Chicago’s night club scene
during the 1930’s, will be
performed by La Jolla High
students next month. Pal Joey
is the story of Joey Evans, a
nightclub entertainer who has
an affair with an older wealthy
woman to boost his career,
even though he is in love with
someone else.
This musical debuted on
Broadway in 1940 but has been
revived several times since then.
The original production was
directed by George Abbott and
had stars such as Gene Kelly
(Joey Evans), Vivienne Segal,
June Havoc, Van Johnson, and
Stanley Donen. The original
show had more dance numbers
when the phenomenal dancer
Gene Kelley starred in it,
and some of the song’s lyrics
have been changed since the
original production.
The latest revival was in 2008
and caused much controversy
when the star Christian Hoff,
San Diego Junior Theatre
alumnus, was replaced due to
an “injury” during the show’s
Broadway that he was replaced
because his skills were not up
to the part.
The stars of our school’s
Madrigal production are:
Jared Kerr (Joey Evans),
Marina Oliver (Vera), Brittany
Crowe (Linda), and Katheryne
Penny (Gladys). The cast is
working hard in rehearsals to
bring a wonderful production
to the La Jolla High stage. The
director is William Kerr and
the assistant director/ stage
manager is Chelsea Huntly-
Jared is the current president
of Madrigals and played
Thesus in last year’s musical By
Jupiter. He also appeared in the
Mouse Trap as Sergeant Trotter
earlier this year. His father is an
equity actor here in San Diego
and has preformed around
town at both the Starlight and
Moonlight theatres as well as
other venues. Mr. Kerr directed
last years’ musical By Jupiter
which was a great success.
“Mr. Kerr has done a good
job casting talented actors
and singers at La Jolla High
making this a show you don’t
want to miss,” said senior and
assistance director Chelsea
The most famous song
from the show is “Bewitched,
Bothered, and Bewildered.”
The music was composed by
Lorenz Hart and Richard
Rodgers. Some lyrics were
changed in this song because
they were too sexually explicit
for the 1940 production. One
line from the original song
was “And worship the trousers
that cling to him” which was
changed to “And long for the
day I’ll cling to him.” This song
expresses strong femininity and
power and today it still sung by
many Cabaret singers.
In Act I Joey comes to
Chicago and meets a woman
named Linda, he begins to fall
for her but tells her lies so she is
impressed by him. Joey meets
Vera (a wealthy woman) and
sees the opportunity for her
his own nightclub.
Act II begins with the
opening of “Chez Joey” but
circumstances soon force the
club to close. After all of this,
will Joey become a better more
caring person?
“Pal Joey is a musical with a
heightened sense of realism.
It is a jazz age story that still
resonates today. A story of a
man who’s dream was to make
it big, rising upward women
by women even as he titers on
the edge of self destruction…
brilliant!” said senior Jared
Come out and support Pal
Joey, a different kind of musical
with mature themes and a
cast. The show runs March
18-20 at 7 P.M. in the Parker
dollars for students and ten
dollars for the general public.

Pal Joey
Nght To Remem
ASB Ball has always been a La Jolla High tradition. Students dress to impress year after year at the gala, and this year was no exception.
crowd, a few students stood out with their original styles.
By Rebecca Huntly-Playle and Laura Wells
Staff Writers
Sophomore Solene Furlanis and
Senior Payam Hariri were the
The pair looked chic, with Furlanis
sporting a black cocktail dress and
Hariri in a dapper grey suit.
Senior Zac Zlatic and his date
Kelly Satterlee stood out in a sea
of black. Zach’s hot pink tie and
vest and Kelly’s shoes and dress
gave off an exceptionally unique
and retro feel.
Harvey backstage during You’re A Good
Man, Charlie Brown.
All photos courtesy of
Katheryne Penny and Brendan
House of Blues on Saturday night.
Katheryne wore a blue dress from
Macy’s and Brendan looked dashing
in his suit and ice blue tie. The
couple are excellent dancers and
hop moves.
Dashing Dancers
Daphne Cottrell and Mandella
Watson portrayed a very edgy
style with their black evening
wear. Daphne wore a black sequin
dress from Charlotte Russe and
Mandela sported a black fedora
and sunglasses.
stylish superstars
She may be small but her dreams are big
A&E 12 HIGH TIDE March 5, 2010
Student Artists at LJ
By Christina Kirby
Staff Writer
Growing up with artists for parents has
been innuential in senior Lenv Behar`s lile.
Currentlv. his main locus is music. where he
plavs the piano. sings. ano writes his own songs.
Next vear. he plans on moving to New York
Citv to pursue a musical eoucation. Another
ol Behar`s artistic passions is photographv.
Three vears ago he attenoeo classes at UCSD
ano since then has lormeo his own business.
He has createo a stuoio. where he has maoe
portlolios lor mooels ano compositions arts.
All vou neeo in lile is love ano art.¨ Behar
]unior ]av Sanchioli`s love lor music starteo
in elementarv school when a teacher inspireo
him to trv an instrument. He joineo the school
bano ano learneo to plav the saxophone.
At 13. Sanchioli oecioeo to branch out ano
began plaving the bass ano orums. Currentlv.
he is in three successlul banos ano has plaveo
in local gigs arouno San Diego. He plavs bass
in two ol the banos: Nevereaov ska ano
Recollection progressive rock. In the thiro
bano. The Spill. Sanchioli plavs orums ano
has hao shows at Soma ano the Epicenter.
There are certain tvpes ol music that link
people together ano when it happens it`s a
beautilul thing.¨ Sanchioli saio.
Starting a business at the age ol 1o is a rare
accomplishment. Senior Spencer Berke has
successlullv oone so. At 1! he began taking
pictures ol cars. ano combineo his passion lor
automobiles ano photographv. Berke hopes to
be an automotive photographer lor a high-
eno exotic car magazine ano own a gallerv in
a big citv.
I trv to be as oillerent as possible with mv
photographv. I love making people happv with
what I oo. showing a picture to a customer or a
lrieno ano having a gooo reaction makes it all
worth it. Some people think it`s just a simple
thing to take a picture. but it`s a lot more
complex than people think.¨ Berke saio.
Ever since Mikaela McLeish was a voung
girl. she has been orawing. Inspireo bv her
granolather. she has become a passionate
artist ano particularlv enjovs using charcoal
ano oil paints. Next vear. she will be attenoing
an art college ano hopes to work in the art
I love orawing people ano picking up their
emotions. I paint things not how I see them in
real lile. but mv own impression ol them. It`s
easier lor me to express mvsell through mv
art. Il I coulo sav it in woros there woulo be
no reason to paint. I enjov nnishing a piece
just to see how people react to mv art. I like the
emotions I get lrom them.¨ McLeish saio.
]unior Christian Clark became interesteo in
D]ing alter a visit to Los Angeles. where he
was able to meet ano talk to a local D]. Having
alwavs been passionate about music. Clark
oecioeo to start his own D]ing business about
a vear ago as D] Clank.¨ In recent months
it has reallv taken oll. with gigs on a nearlv
weeklv basis. D] Clank has now become the
go-to D] lor events in La ]olla. Clark hopes to
continue his business throughout college. ano
teach the traoe to his two vounger brothers.
It is lun listening to music ano creating
mixes out ol other peoples work. to make it
vour own.¨ Clark saio.
La ]olla High is a host to a varietv ol talenteo artists. Irom musicians. photographers. ano painters. these skilleo stuoents have
pursueo their passions ano have been extremelv successlul.