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Official school publication of La Jolla High School since 1925 • Volume XCI • Issue 4 • February 3, 2017

In This Issue

Ryan Robson Brooke Kaufman

Khalil Eley Asha Alagiri

EDITOR Alexa Kideys
Zoe Mendel
Jimmy Irwin
Ariana Dennis Cover Photo: San Diego Women’s March on January 21, 2017
EDITOR Elle Necoechea NEWS 3
Sam Kinsey
Shayna Kobrinetz

EDITOR Gentrification 12
Georgie Morris
How the effects of gentrification are changing
the fabric of communities across the nation.
Star Austin, Ilias Benbatoul, Sophie Bolinger, Sydney
Brown, Sara Carroll, Monaghan Cromeans, Benjamin
Deckhut, Ariela Feinberg, Diego Guevara, Arman Hamrah,
Cameron Hickman, Adina Keeling, Nicolas Nunez, Maia
Pearl, Annabelle Reeves, Orianna Rodriguez, Dominic
Scurio, Samuel Shindel-Spencer, Anna-Maria Zarembok, STUDENT FOCUS 16
Fengsong Zhang

91 Why does LJHS rank so low on the
YEARS new English standardized test? 18
Despite high PSAT and AP results, LJHS sags in the
new California Smarter Balanced English assessment.

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2 CONTENTS February 3, 2017
Donald J. Trump is the 45th
President of the United States
On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump took the
oath of office and assumed the Presidency of the Unit-
ed States of America.
Trump’s inauguration speech embedded many of
his campaign refrains as the policies his administration
would pursue. He spoke to his core supporters with
calls for nationalism and a stronger economy, assuring
them, “The forgotten men and women of our country
will be forgotten no longer.”
Most historians consider the speech among the
least optimistic in modern history. President Trump
did little to address the deep divisions exposed and ex-
acerbated by a highly partisan campaign.
700,000 to 900,000 people were estimated to have
attended the ceremony at the National Mall, com-
pared to 1.8 million for Obama’s 2008 inauguration.
All of the living ex-Presidents except George H.W.
Bush attended. Trump’s Democratic opponent, Hillary
Clinton, was also present for the ceremony.
The ceremony was preceded by a concert on Thurs-
day night and was succeeded by a parade on Saturday
Various forms of protest began nationwide on in-
auguration night. From violence in Washington D.C.
to speeches by Madonna and SNL’s resident Trump
impersonator Alec Baldwin, activists have vowed to
meet Trump with four years of resistance.
Point Loma High School students prepared a vid-
eo, shared by the San Diego Education Association
(SDEA), in which students say that African-Ameri-
cans, the LGBT community, women, and other groups
deserve an apology.
“We must speak our minds openly, debate our dis-
agreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity,”
said Trump in his speech. “When America is united,
America is totally unstoppable.”

Guantanamo Bay Under Trump YouTuber Logan
Paul Helps Child
What will be the President’s policy towards the infamous prison? BY CHANTAL
Staff Writer

YouTuber Logan
Paul donated over
$8,000 to a child of
the same name with a
life-threatening med-
ical condition in De-
cember of last year.
After learning about
the boy and his family,
Paul flew to Oregon to
see him and pay off the
remainder of his treat-
Paul was first a Vine
star, then moved on
to low-budget movies.
Now, he has two You-
BY ADINA KEELING icism for his failure to mo, insisting that even Association and the Tube channels with
Staff Writer close the prison. He if it doesn’t work, “they American Medical As- over two million to-
was still able to release [the prisoners] deserve sociation. Guantanamo tal followers. One of
183 prisoners through- it”. During a Repub- Bay has detained pris- his channels is a “vlog”
The Guantanamo channel in which he
Bay detention camp, out his presidency. lican Presidential de- oners without a trial as captures his daily life
located in Cuba, is While Obama’s ad- bate, he also claimed well. on film for his fans.
an American military ministration tried to that he wanted to bring Many people, how- Jeff Yoscar, Paul’s
prison created with the release detainees from back waterboarding ever, still view Guan- manager, stumbled
intention to interro- the prison and close the along with other meth- tanamo Bay favor- upon a GoFundMe
gate and prosecute war prison itself, Trump ods that are “so much ably. They argue that page for a child named
criminals. As President has had a very different worse” and “much Guantanamo serves an Logan Paul. His fam-
Trump assumes power, perspective. stronger.” important role in pro- ily couldn’t pay their
the world is watching On January 3rd, Many human rights tecting US citizens by son’s medical bill af-
to see how he handles he announced, “There groups, including Am- extracting key infor- ter he fell seriously
one of the most contro- should be no further re- nesty International, mation from dangerous ill. Family and friends
versial topics in today’s leases from Gitmo” via Organization for Secu- terrorists. Many also had raised $11,605 in 19
news. The prison was Twitter. He claimed, rity and Cooperation believe that detaining days for the family, but
opened during George “These are extremely in Europe, and Hu- and capturing terror- the deadline for rais-
W. Bush’s adminis- dangerous people and man Rights First argue ists is just like capturing ing their final goal of
tration in 2002. Once should not be allowed that Guantanamo Bay war prisoners during $20,000 was in only six
Obama took office, his back onto the battle- should be closed for its any historical war. The days.
administration vowed field.” inhumane treatment of facility also keeps its Paul was moved by
to close the prison. This During an inter- prisoners and its vio- prisoners away from the family’s message
proved an extremely view with The Miami lation of basic human the battlefield, pulling and flew from Los An-
difficult and heavily re- Herald, Trump swore rights. The prison has them from any further geles to Eugene, Ore-
sisted task and it was fi- to load up the prison been accused of utiliz- involvement in terror- gon, to meet little Lo-
nally decided to simply with “some bad dudes,” ing various methods ist organizations. gan Paul and his family.
leave it open. including US citizens. of torture including Although Trump The YouTuber
“With respect to Detaining US cit- temperature extremes, swears to refill the said he was touched
Guantanamo, it is true izens, however, could beatings, sexual assault, prison, the number of by the family’s story
that I have not been cause major legal bat- sleep deprivation, hu- prisoners at Guanta- and wrote a check for
able to close the darn tles and actually carry- miliation and solitary namo Bay has largely $8,345 to cover the re-
thing,” Obama said at a ing through with this confinement. It has decreased since Bush’s maining medical ex-
press conference in No- would prove incredibly also been accused of administration and penses. He later called
vember 2016, voicing difficult. In the past, he participating in acts currently stands at its the experience “one of
his frustration. Obama has supported the use that violate the rules lowest point. the coolest things” he
has received much crit- of torture at Guantana- of the World Medical has ever done.

4 NEWS February 3, 2017
Blast Kills Dozens in Russian Warships Dock
Afghanistan in the Philippines
Over 70 people wounded in attack President Duerte opening up possible
alliance with Russia
Photos via Wikimedia Commoms

BY DIEGO VALDEZ Russian admiral Ed-
Staff Writer ward Mikhalov hopes
that in the near future
Just three days after there will be joint Rus-
the arrival of 2017 came sian-Philippine exercis-
an unexpected and un- es.
precedented arrival in These exercises will
the Far East. be to fight both pi-
On January 3, 2017, rates and terrorists at
BY NICO NUÑEZ leaving the area littered province, killing at in the South China sea. Due to the strange
Staff Writer with bloodied bodies. least seven people, of- Sea, two Russian ships and unknown signaling
A health ministry ficials said. The target docked in the Philip- protocols of the Rus-
On January 3, official told Al Jazeera of the attack was a pines. The two ships sian navy, however, ex-
2017, dozens of people the attack killed at least guesthouse used by a were the Boris, a sea ercise and maneuvering
were killed and scores 30 people and wounded provincial intelligence tanker, and the Admi- ships alongside them
wounded in two sui- a further 80. official in Lashkar Gah, ral Tributs, an anti-sub- is considered difficult
cide blasts near Af- The Taliban said the the provincial capital. marine destroyer. and very dangerous.
ghanistan’s parliament attack targeted a mini- No one has yet claimed Although the US Russia also hopes
in the capital, Kabul, bus carrying staff from responsibility for the and the Philippines that in the near future
according to officials, Afghanistan’s main in- earlier attack. have long been allies, they will be able to
in an attack claimed by telligence agency. Repeated bids to the relationship be- conduct naval exercises
the Afghan Taliban. Tuesday’s blasts fol- launch peace negotia- tween the new Filipino with Malaysia, China,
Security officials lowed a period of rela- tions with the Taliban president, Rodrigo Du- and, of course, the Phil-
said a suicide bomber tive peace in Kabul. The have failed and a fierce arte, and ex-President ippines.
blew himself up in the parliament complex new fighting season is Obama deteriorated. Although the Rus-
Darul Aman area of the has been a prime target expected to kick off in This is not the first oc- sian visit lasted only
city and was followed for Taliban fighters. In the spring. casion Russian ships four days, Duarte has
immediately by a car June 2015, the group Afghanistan last have docked on Philip- sent defense minis-
bomber in an appar- attacked the old parlia- week welcomed the pine shores, as they did ters to Moscow, with
ently coordinated op- ment building, sending Pentagon’s decision to the same only five years the hopes of forging a
eration. politicians runing for deploy about 300 US ago in 2012. military defense con-
The blasts, which cover in chaotic scenes soldiers of the Marine Russia desperately tract with Russia. This
followed a period of relayed live on televi- Corps to Helmand. The wants to play a bigger contract would en-
relative calm in Kabul, sion. Taliban have stated role in the South Chi- able the Philippines to
tore through employ- Earlier on Tues- that they welcome the na Sea dispute as evi- buy weaponry directly
ees exiting a parliament day, a suicide bomber challenge. denced by their various from their new Russian
annex, which hous- on foot struck in the exercises in the South friends.
es politicians’ offices, southern Helmand China Sea.

San Diego Women’s March

T ens of thousands of women led a peaceful
march through downtown San Diego on Jan-
uary 20, directly following the inauguration of
Donald Trump as President of the United States.
Marchers hoisted signs and shouted slogans de-
manding civil rights, equality for people of all gen-
ders, races, religions and sexual orientation, and
access to women’s health care services.

6 NEWS February 3, 2017
Take the “Die” Out of Diet
Do diet fads really work?
weight and cleanse Speaking of ener-
your palate, gearing it gy, juices don’t have
Comprehensive Editor more towards natural the right ingredients
tastes instead of the to fuel your body as
New Year, new you! processed foods we are they’re made mostly of
As gym memberships so used to. sugar and carbs: emp-
skyrocket and Ameri- Juice cleanses and ty calories that don’t
cans everywhere take other detox fads, how- break down easily to
at least two weeks to ever, can be misleading create energy. Without
focus on their fitness, towards your health. energy, you could end
the questions arises: do After only drink- up feeling weak and fa-
diet fads work? ing liquids, your me- tigued, with side effects
In specific, due to tabolism lacks neces- like headaches and low
their rising popularity: sary nutrients to keep energy.
do juice cleanses work? your body fueled. That The sugar and acid-
The short answer is no. makes it slow down. ity prevalent in most
Juice cleansing rang- Juice cleanse (Photo via Mike Mozart)
When your metabo- juices could also dam-
es from a few days to lism slows down, your age the enamel of your
a week of a juice-only body holds onto more teeth, making you brittle from dehydra- like to also mention
diet. The juice is typi- nutrients, causing you much more suscepti- tion and malnutrition; that your liver and kid-
cally made from vegeta- to store more energy ble to cavities and gum your hair may even ney naturally cleanse
bles or fruit, and is said in the form of glycogen damage. start to fall out. your body of toxins – no
to cleanse your body and carbs, therefore, Along with the Only drinking liq- juice needed! Instead of
of toxins or harmful more weight. drop of water weight, uids could also affect fasting for some sugary
buildup caused by ev- The weight that is overall dehydration your gastrointestinal liquid, cleansing and
eryday food. lost from cleansing is will start to affect the tract, and the move- weight loss is much
In theory, it sounds only water weight – it’ll health of your skin, ment of your bowels. more effective with ex-
great. You drink natu- come right back after leaving it cracked, dry, That’s right, I’m talking ercise and health-con-
ral, whole ingredients you return to your nor- and flaky. (By the way, about diarrhea. Let’s scious nutrition. New
and flush the bad stuff mal diet and restock that makes you look just take my word on year, new (informed)
out of your system. By your muscles with en- older!) Your hair and this one. you!
doing so you also lose ergy. nails will also become On that note, I’d

A Pull on the Heartstrings to Pull Out your Wallet
A note on why Valentine’s Day is overrated
BY CAMI HICKMAN er’s dream. Labeled a tations. Love isn’t de- show affection and love all kinds intended to
Staff Writer Hallmark Holiday, it’s fined by a single day, every day? complement an entire
the time when ¼ of and one’s expectations Furthermore, why year full of affection
Valentine’s Day as it all cards are sent and of romance shouldn’t are single people ex- and care, but as it is to-
is today kind of sucks. the average American be pinned to a single cluded from the cel- day it sets unreasonably
If you’re single, you feel spends $130 on one day. day. ebration? Valentine’s high standards that
lonely, and if you’re in a While it’s not bad Also, not to be Day shouldn’t be so lead to disappointment
relationship, you feel a that people choose Feb- cheesy, but money sexual and romantic. and only highlights ro-
heightened pressure to ruary 14 to buy candy can’t buy love and it It should be about love mantic love.
be romantic, sexy, and and cards and go out shouldn’t be expected of all kinds. Why not We need to realize
most of all, to buy. to eat, the pressure that people spend tons send your friends cards that Valentine’s Day is
Valentine’s Day has our society places on of money on one day to and chocolates, or buy just a day like any oth-
become a card-mak- making this one day as prove their love. flowers for your mom? er, and that all forms of
er’s dream. And a romantic as possible is Instead of a cheesy Valentine’s Day love are important.
candy-maker’s dream. harmful in that it leads grand gesture on Val- could be a wonderul
And a restaurant-own- to unreasonable expec- entine’s day, why not celebration of love of
8 OPINIONS February 3, 2017
Why We Row
The sport is much more than a scholarship

BY JORDI LANATTA You become mentally Photos via Jordi Lanatta
Guest Contributor prepared to put ev-
erything into the 2000 Jordi Lanatta (pictured) racing
Many believe that meter race in your near on December 4th at The Christ-
rowing is a sport used future. mas Regatta in Long Beach.
as an advantage to get You can never be Featured winning in this boat
into college. We’ve seen physically ready, how- (quad) with 3 of his teammates.
rowers go to top uni- ever. Your purpose at
versities such as Boston practice is to improve Jordi Lanatta and teammate
University, Dartmouth, physically and techni-
cally. Perfection does Calahan Aiken, after winning the
and UCLA with schol- Head of the American in Sacra-
arships, but is that why not exist. You can only
they row? I can say as be better than all oth- mento in the quad.
a rower myself, there ers, forever chasing the
is much more to it. It idea of perfection. You
becomes more than a work alongside team-
passion, a way of life. mates, pushing each
Rowing is a unique other towards perfec-
sport where you are tion.
expected by your It creates a bond,
coach and teammates; deeper than anything
you completely spend else, a bond of near
yourself physically and brotherhood. It is cru-
mentally every day. As cial to completely trust
the season goes by you all others in your boat,
train every day for one to know that they share
purpose: to win the the same goal, and to
Southwest Regional believe in their ability.
Championships. My last three years
There is no “natural rowing haven’t been be-
ability” to make it easy, cause I wanted an “easy
no replacement for the in” into college. I row
time put in on the wa- because it has become
ter or land. The time my passion. Through
spent practicing could hard work and dedi-
be used for a multitude cation, I have found a
of other things - but I second family: one that
spend it rowing. I trust to get me across
The race slowly ap- the finish line, just as
proaches, the drive in- they do me.
Cartoon via Cami Hickman
side of you increases.

Take Her Swimming on the First Date
Is makeup used for the wrong reasons?

BY CHANTAL and it’s a waste of time. look better. Anyone aspect. When she first is the same opinion as
LANATTA There are better things that does this is two- had it done, Jenner re- if someone were to use
Staff Writer to do than to make fun faced, because they fused to speak about makeup at all.
of someone because of are basically trying to her lips to any inter- This century has
A lot has been said something they put on make themselves look viewers. It seemed like been filled with evo-
about the use of make- their face. like something they’re she was insecure about lution of beauty and
up. Most people are Some people prac- not. trying to get rid of an essence, changes are
judged for wearing too tice makeup as a pas- Plastic surgery is insecurity. constantly being made
much, or not any at sion or an art instead another common way Kylie had been rid- on what is considered
all. Even when there is of just wearing it be- people have tried to iculed for her lips be- beautiful. Everyone
a balance, something cause they think it’ll change their appear- fore, but even after she will think differently
rude is said. It is use- make them look bet- ance but have been ter- went through drastic on what is. Everyone
less and unnecessary ter. If they find it as ribly ridiculed for. surgery, it still didn’t has the right to judge
to criticize someone something they want Kylie Jenner is es- make a change. A celeb- even if they’re not mak-
for wearing something to commit to and im- pecially ridiculed since rity will most likely be ing good judgments.
that they like, even if it prove on, I hope they she got lip injections, judged no matter what People should let
is something like make- do. If it makes them which made a very no- she does. I don’t think others do what they
up. happy, then let them ticeable change. She it’s a good idea to make done on go on with
There is such a thing do what they love. It was judged even by such a change, but if their lives.
as “too much makeup”, may not be something some of her fans be- Kylie wants to do it she
and it is applied on I’m interested in but if cause of the unnatural can. My opinion on this
many women and men. other people are, then
Putting too much of hopefully they contin-
one product on or hav- ue and eventually do PAID ADVERTISEMENT
ing too much diversity great things with it.
of different product, Not only is make-
along with wearing too up used to enhance the
many colors. I person- face, but also to create
ally would refuse to muscles. Recently peo-
wear that much and I ple have been using
don’t see how people makeup to contour
do. muscles or to seem
It is everyone’s more fit and in shape
choice, however, and if instead of actually put-
they do choose to wear ting the work in to earn
that much I will gladly them.
respect their decision That is the most
and let them go on with dishonest thing you
their lives, because stuff can do to your body. It
like that doesn’t mat- is worse than editing
ter. People pay way too your photos or using
much attention to it filters to make yourself

10 OPINIONS February 3, 2017
Cartoon via Calvin Zhang

Cartoon via Dominic Scurio
Hi-Tide Cartoon Caption Contest
Caption this cartoon for us! Write your idea
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Helix & Felix by Sam Spencer


A close look at three American neighborhoods, and how rising rents
have altered the fabric of these communities.

Y ou’re walking ment to social me- Panther Party and Rent has escalat-

Walter Siegmund
down the street dia. It is our genera-nurtured most of the ed an enormous 38%
and you are over- tion’s dependency on Chicano Movement from 2000 to 2011
whelmed by a surge trends, need of cheap is seeing people of (American Community

Photo via
of lavender lattes, housing in urban set- color who have in- 5-Year Survey 2007-
yoga studios, and an tings, and ignorance habited their homes 2011). The average
Urban Outfitters. about displacement, for generations be household income
Harmless, right? however, that fuels subjected to gentri- has faced similar ex-
Think again. Gentri- gentrification. fication consequen- pansions as it rapidly
fication occurs when These effects
tially, as young mil- shifted from $40,055
a low-income neigh- are evident in three lennials search for in 2000 to $54,394 in
borhood is subject American settings: housing. 2013 (American Com-
to hikes in rent and Oakland on the West With the tech in- munity 5-Year Survey
home price due to re- Coast of Califor- dustry on the rise, the 2007-2011).
development brought nia, the East Coast Bay Area has become
on by new inhabi- Brooklyn neighbor- increasingly popular, WILLIAMSBURG,
tants, pushing the hood of Williams- and in comparison to NY
established and lower burg, and further San Francisco, Oak- In the last few de-
income denizens out south, Columbia land offers substan- cades New York City
of the neighborhood Heights, a neighbor- tially more affordable as a whole has seen
and into a deeper hood in the heart of housing that attracts most of its neighbor-
poverty. These high- Washington D.C. In younger employees. hoods undergo large
end establishments these areas, rent pric-
The community of amounts of gentrifi-
are redefining many es have significantly Oakland prides itself cation and mass dis-
regions throughout elevated from 2000 on its long-standing placement. Williams-
the U.S. by displacing to the present as de- diversity and large burg, a historically
people of color and mand for what once population of His- Hasidic Jewish and
historically ethnic was low-cost housing panics and African Puerto Rican com-
communities. drastically increases.Americans, however, munity, in particular
Millennials are of- said community is has seen an increase
ten defined for their OAKLAND, CA becoming increas- in hipsters and col-
overwhelming polit-
ical correctness, tech
startups, and attach-
O akland, the very ingly threatened as
city that gave Oakland rents have
birth to the Black skyrocketed.
lege students with

continued on page 14

OAKLAND, CA (shown)

12 OPINIONS February 3, 2017
Barrio Logan

Population: 6,909 (+3,549)
Median Home Value: $374,100 (+95%)
Bachelor’s Degrees: 33.8% of adults (+122.5%)

While cities such as Oakland are often the most obvious examples of gentri-
fication, similar trends are occurring in San Diego. Barrio Logan and a string Tract gentrified
of neighborhoods to the north-west have seen large increases in property value
since 2001. The large tracts of Otay Mesa (large strip along border) and Kearny Tract did not gentrify
Mesa (to the north) are also areas that have seen large change in the metrics that
indicate gentrification has taken place.
Tract not eligible to gentrify
In 2014, two measures collectively known as the Barrio Logan Community
Plan appeared on San Diego ballots. This plan would have set limits on develop-
ment and industry occurring in the community. While 70% of voters in Barrio
Logan itself voted in favor of the proposal, it was not passed by 60% of San Die-
gans. Many local and environmental leaders blamed this on influence from the
shipbuilding industry and big-money lobbying. “It’s not a small neighborhood
issue,” former San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders told voters at the time. “It decides
the future of the U.S. Navy in San Diego. It decides the future of ship building
in San Diego.” Most community leaders, on the other hand, felt they deserved
control of their own destiny.
- Ryan Robson

Map via; data via 2009-2013 American Community Survey

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, D.C. tion through a mass-
scale gentrification of
the community. This
has resulted in a 79%
increase in average
household incomes
since 2000 (Onboard
Informatics) - largely a
result of demograph-
ic shifts rather than
evenly distributed
economic growth.
After reading
these demographics
and statistics, you
might ask yourself,
“what’s so bad about
some rent increases
and a few people hav-
ing to move?” After
all, most communi-
ties gain new mid-
dle-class amenities
and increase their
economic value over
Columbia greater means, driv- impoverished resi- predominantly black time. Every neigh-
Heights Market ing up rent. With this dents, further solid- neighborhood. In borhood and urban
Plaza is the result surge came a whop- ifying the pervasive 2010, however, black setting has originality
of a multi- ping 78.7% increase gap between the up- residents became out- and uniqueness, yet
million-dollar in average rents from per and lower classes numbered. Having the displacement of
streetscape 1990 to 2014 (NYU of New York City. made up 55% of the residents and families
project. (Photo via Furman Center), community in 2000, not only undermines
Payton Chung) making it the most COLUMBIA they only made up their stability but
gentrified neighbor- HEIGHTS, D.C. 37% in 2010 (Neighbor- rips holes in the di-
hood in New York
These higher rent
R esting in Wash-
ington D.C.,
Columbia Heights
hoodInfo DC). Millen-
nials in search of low
rent have displaced
verse fabrics of these
If demographics
prices are burdening has always been a the original popula- are being constantly
challenged, any sense
of culture will be lost.
away decision-mak-
ing authority from
residents and often
places it in the hands
of a new upper-class
leadership. The grav-
ity of the situation
is that once again we
see a classic Ameri-
can example of ineq-
uity and class strug-
gle between the rich
and the poor, as the
upper classes gentri-
fy as they please, at
the lower classes’ ex-

Data via Business Insider

14 OPINIONS February 3, 2017

Students’ Favorite: Pizza On Pearl
Serving delicious pizza just blocks from the school

BY COLE WOLF AND ly, Fernandez wanted sits directly next door. ues to maintain quali- look forward to is the
IAN DICKINSON to bring a new burger Taco Stand, like Pizza ty through consistency ‘Pizza of the Month’;
LJHS Fundraising Club concept restaurant to on Pearl, is a favorite and customer service. a creative pie with ir-
La Jolla, but once his among LJHS students. The business strives to regular toppings that
Ask most students realtor informed him Pizza on Pearl hire friendly employees is sure to impress any
at La Jolla High where that Pizza on Pearl prides itself as a fam- who add to the custom- pizza-lover.
they can get a delicious was for sale, he knew ily business, valuing er’s happiness. In his LJHS Fundraising
piece of pizza nearby he could not pass up both the customer ex- absence, Gibran trusts Club would like to ex-
and you’ll hear one re- the opportunity. Since perience and employ- Robby, the manager, tend its appreciation
curring answer: “Pizza then, both Fernandez ee satisfaction. When to ensure that the day to Pizza on Pearl for
on Pearl!” The small and his uncle have es- Fernandez took over to day operations run its generous donation
pizza shop, whose ad- tablished themselves the business, six years smoothly. to clubs at our high
dress is in its name, has as entrepreneurs; Fer- ago at age 23, it was If you’ve been a fan school. Be sure to stop
fully entrenched itself nandez is credited with truly a learning expe- of the place for a cou- by Pizza on Pearl to
in the La Jolla commu- opening up Mr. Moto rience. Having little ple years, you might grab a slice of slice of
nity as the go-to choice Pizza House in Pacific prior knowledge about have noticed that the pizza soon!
for pizza. Beach with locations the restaurant indus- menu almost always
In 2011, Owner Gi- soon to open in North try, Fernandez recalls stays the same and the Through a partner-
bran Fernandez, a Ti- Park and Point Loma. burning his hands in homemade, mouthwa- ship with the LJHS
juana native, partnered Fernandez’s uncle in- the oven in his ear- tering recipes have not Fundraising Club, the
with his uncle to buy vested in a spot a little ly days of owning the been altered. Among Hi-Tide has received
Pizza on Pearl from a closer to Pizza on Pearl: shop. In the years since, the consistency, one compensation for the
local lawyer. Original- The Taco Stand, which Pizza on Pearl contin- change customers do placement of this story.

Campus Art of La Jolla High

16 STUDENT FOCUS February 3, 2017
Photos via Georgie Morris

Why does LJHS rank so low on
new English standardized tests?

W ithin the San
Diego Unified
School District, La
The Smarter Bal-
anced assessment is
taken by 11th graders
PSAT score for 10th
graders is third in the
district at 1033, and
across the nation.
Liberal parents who
railed against ex-
Jolla High School has in the spring and is our AP pass rate ex- cessive testing and
long been associated based on the Com- ceeds both the state conservatives who
with academic ex- mon Core standards. average and the na- protested the inter-
cellence. A thin row First administered tional average. ference in formerly
of bold, capital let- in 2015, the comput- LJHS principal local education deci-
ters stretches across er-based exam fea- Dr. Chuck Podhorsky, sions opted students
school letterheads tures questions that said he does not be- out in droves. Data
and envelopes, pro- progressively get lieve the Smarter from western schools
claiming us a “Cali- more difficult when Balanced scores rep- showed these mass
fornia Distinguished the student answers resent us fully as a opt-outs to be more
School.” the previous question school. frequent in areas of
La Jolla students correctly. “No student is high affluence.
have always scored On these tests, one test,” he told me. “Students don’t
highly on California LJHS ranks ninth in “ This is not the most realize that blowing
standardized tests, the district for En- important measure of off these tests reflects
which, along with glish, with a 74% pro- our success, but it is a poorly on the school,”
other factors, earned ficiency rate. This is measure looked at by Dr. Podhorsky said.
the school a position despite the fact that many.” “Colleges look at
on US News and World the percentage of stu- Could students be how good your high
Report’s list of Best dents who are English ignoring the Smarter school is, and these
High Schools. language learners has Balanced assessments scores don’t reflect
The STAR/CST declined year-over- because they do not our school.”’
tests have been phased year since 2011. affect them personal- He remains op-
out, however, and 56% of students ly? This would explain timistic about the
have been replaced scored proficient in students’ success on scores, stating that
with the new Smarter math, but LJHS still PSAT and AP exams. if students take the
Balanced assessment, ranks third best in the An opt-out move- initiative to perform
a test where LJHS SDUSD. ment viewed by many well on these tests,
students are scoring La Jolla High stu- as a backlash against we could be one of
far lower in English dents still excel on federally mandated the top schools in the
Language Arts and other standardized Common Core stan- state in a few years.
Literacy. tests. Our average dards gained steam

18 FEATURES February 3, 2017
English Language Arts and Literacy

Henry High 77%
Kearny Sct 81%
University City High 81%
Standard Exceeded (44%) Standard Met (30%) Standard
Nearly Met Scripps Ranch High 83%
San Diego Intl. Studies 84%
Standard Not
Met (8%) Mira Mesa High 85%
Kearny Intl. Business 87%
Kearny Digital Media & Design 91%


University City High 58%
Scripps Ranch High 72%

Standard Exceeded Standard Met Standard Nearly Standard Not
(29%) (27%) Met (23%) Met (21%)

Avg. 2015 PSAT Scores
903 1033
District-Wide LJHS

Life Through Rose Colored Glasses
Photos 1, 4, 5, 7, and 9 courtesy of Maia Pearl
Photos 6, 8, 12, and 15 courtesy of Ryan McCasland
Photos 13 and 16 courtesy of Parker Repp
Photo 2 courtesy of Kate Miller
Photo 3 courtesy of Shayna Kobrinetz
Photo 10 courtesy of Ferdinand Boehme
Photo 11 courtesy of Sam Spencer

Photo 14 courtesy of Mitchell Davis



20 PHOTO February 3, 2017

9 12 14

15 16
PROFILE 17 Things to Look
Mr. David Bueno Forward to in 2017
CROMEANS famous clothing brand
Staff Writer has become more pop-
Staff Writer
ular over the past year
Q: What is the most 1. iPhone 8: The new with endorsements
Apple i{hone is said to from Justin Bieber and
adventurous this you be released in 2017 and Kendall Jenner. The
Student List
have ever done? feature an all glass de-
A: The most adven- brand is set to come
turous thing I have ever sign and no home but- out with new items
done was spontaneous- ton. at New York Fashion
2. Jay-Z Album: Week in February. out with a new album,
ly take my kids to Dis- This album is going to Divide, on March 3rd.
neyland. 8. Kanye West
follow up his wife Be- and Drake Album: The album will feature
Q: If you had not yonce’s 2016 Grammy his new singles “Castle
become a staff member Throughout 2016 both
award-winning album rappers were teasing on the Hill” and “Shape
at a school, what line of that implied he cheat- of You”.
work do you think you a joint album but the
A: I would call it ed on her. This is said two are also set to re- 14. Sweat Detec-
might be in today? to be his most personal tors: This new device
A: I’ve always want- “Life” because of all of lease solo albums. As of
the things that have album yet. now this is a rumor but is meant to stick to
ed to be a police officer, 3. Beauty and the your skin while you
so I think i would do happened to me in my both musicians have
past. It would be about Beast: This recreation given several hints. are sweating and give
that. of the original 1991 you feedback regarding
Q: What is your not taking advantage 9. New Season of
of your life until some- film will feature Emma Keeping Up With the your health straight to
favorite movie of all Watson as Belle and your smartphone. Sci-
time? thing traumatic hap- Kardashians: After
pens, and living your Dan Stevens as the Kim Kardashian’s Paris entists claim that this
A: “The Green Mile” Beast. The movie is set new invention can be
is my favorite movie. I life to the fullest. robbery the reality star
Q: What are some to release March 17. has been in hiding for used in lieu of blood
never get tired of it. 4. Yeezy: Kanye tests.
Q: Where is the of your hobbies? the most part. The new
A: I’m a mechanic West’s fashion brand season will be the first 15. Netflix Series
strangest place you’ve (in partnership with “El Chapo”: Netflix is
bumped into a former so I love working on time she publicly talks
and detailing cars with Adidas) has been ex- about what happened. coming out with a new
student? tremely popular since original series in 2017
A: I’ve never seen my brother. I also like 10. Baywatch: The
playing baseball, going its start a couple years movie is a spin off of about El Chapo, the in-
students in strange ago. The rapper plans famous Mexican drug
places, but I see them to the beach, and hav- the old TV show and
ing picnics. on taking it to the next features Zac Efron, lord.
all over. It’s nice to talk level and creating new 16. Cars 3: The thre-
to former students who Q: What is your Dwayne “The Rock”
favorite part about pieces. Johnson, and Priyanka equel to Cars and Cars
tell me that they’ve 5. Star Wars: Epi- 2 will follow Lightning
joined the Navy, or working at La Jolla? Chopra.
A: I like the students sode VIII: Although 11. Sunscreen Pills: McQueen in his jour-
are doing better things the newest Star Wars ney to prove to the
with their lives. It because they are very This no innovation is
respectful compared was just released, fans set to release in 2017 world that he is still
makes me proud. are already getting the best race car in the
Q: What is your to the other schools and will still give you
that I’ve worked at. ready for the newest protection against UV world. Owen Wilson
greatest non-teaching one set to release De- will return to fulfill his
accomplishment? The staff members are rays, just less hassle.
also very accepting and cember 15, 2017. 12. Spider-Man: role as Lightning. This
A: I recently helped 6. Under Armour is set to release June 16.
an elderly woman, don’t judge based on Homecoming: The new
outside appearances. Smart Shoes: The shoe Marvel movie is set 17. Coachella: With
whose husband had contains sensors that Beyonce and Kendrick
recently died, fix a flat Q: What is your to release in July. The
fondest memory of La can connect to your movie is about Peter Lamar as headliners
tire on her car. I really smart phone and let everyone wants a tick-
enjoy being selfless and Jolla so far? Parker’s high school
A: When I first you know how much days and features Tom et to Coachella in 2017.
making others happy. you’ve ran, how fast, Other performers in-
Q: If you were to started working here Holland. This is set to
I was accepted with etc. The shoe is set to release July 7. clude Travis Scott, Ra-
write an autobiogra- release early in the year diohead, Mac Miller,
phy, what would its ti- kindness by everyone 13. Ed Sheeran Al-
right away. for $149.99. bum: The singer/song- Martin Garrix, Lorde,
tle be? 7. Calvin Klein: The and Future.
writer is set to come

22 FEATURES February 3, 2017
My brother did this 10-foot
sculpture, and it was outside [LJHS Spanish Teacher Nicholas] Bankert gave this to me ... of
the International Ceramics course he’s obsessed with fart noises and things like that. That’s
Show in Balboa Park. It was the idea with this. If things get too serious, we just press on the
out there for a while, then frog and it farts and its tounge sticks out. Then you realize that
the show ended and he had no matter how deep we’re getting, it’s all mostly in our heads.
to get it home. So he asked
me to go out there and help
him. It was really heavy and
I’m really clumsy, and when
he tipped it over for me
to grab it, I dropped it.
And it just shattered
right there in Balboa
Park. And when we
were done, he just
handed me the
hand and goes “the
next time I ask
you for a hand,
just send this

I found that about 3 or 4
years ago, it was the end of
the summer and somebody
One Halloween, way back, I was moving out. They had
had a student who was sort all of their stuff in the alley-
of this occultist guy. And way of Eads, and so the truck
when he left, he left that came and moved everything
skull with me and said “be and so when they rolled off,
careful with this.” And I al-
ways have been. Sometimes
I think it looks at me when
Essexland “My Little Pony” or whoever
it is ... his head was sitting
there! We walked by it for
I’m alone in the room after 2 days in a row and nobody
school or something, I’m not took it. The raccoons were
sure. peeing on it ... so I pulled it
BY RYAN ROBSON, Editor-in-Chief home, cleaned it up with al-
cohol and brought it in!
Mr. Jim Essex, La Jolla High School’s infamous
English teacher and former Hi-Tide advisor,
is well-known for his eccentric collection of
classroom oddities. We asked Mr. Essex - now
LJHS’ latest “Teacher of the Year” - to tell us
about his quirkiest items.

I like that because it has Frankenstein, one of
my favorite novels, and Barbie, one of my least
favorite things in the world. So I was able to cut
the head off a Barbie - or I had someone do it
for me - and then attach it to Frankenstein. It’s
like the yin and yang. And when you press the
little button it does a crazy little dance.

Valentine’s Day Eats
Staff Writer

Skip the box of chocolates, this year, make your valentine an entire day’s
worth of yummy pink foods to show them your love!
Pink Hot Cocoa- 10 minutes- 2 servings
What you need:
-4c whole milk
-1 1/2 c white coco chips
-2 tsp vanilla extract
-1-2 tsp red food coloring
-whipped cream
-pink heart sprinkles
How to:
1. In a medium saucepan combine milk and white chocolate chips. Place
over low heat and cook, stirring often until the chocolate is melted and
2. Stir in the vanilla, Add 1 tsp red food coloring. (You can add more if it’s
not pink enough).
Top with whipped cream and sprinkles.
Pink Smoothie- 10 minutes - 2 servings
What you need:
1 1/2c frozen strawberries
1c frozen raspberries
1 orange- peeled
1 1/2c light coconut milk
2 medium carrots, scrubbed well and chopped
1 small beet- peeled and quartered

Photo via Zoe Mendel; Graphics via
How to:
Put all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth
Pink Pancakes- 15 minutes
What you need:
-1c flour
-2tbs sugar
-2tsp baking powder
-1 tsp salt
-1 egg- beaten
-1c milk
-2 tbsp vegetable oil

24 FEATURES February 3, 2017
How to:
1. Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and wet in the other.
2. Pour wet into dry and mix until smooth.
3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium/high heat.
4. Use a 1/4c to scoop batter onto frying pan.
Brown on both sides and serve hot
Roasted Radishes- 35 minutes
What you need:
-2 bunches of medium radishes
-1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
-Kosher Salt
-2 tbsp unsalted butter (1/4 stick)
-1 tsp fresh lemon juice
How to:
1. Toss halved trimmed radishes on a baking sheet with olive oil,
kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper.
2. Roast at 425° until crisp-tender, about 10 minutes.
3. Toss with fresh lemon juice, room- temperature butter, and
chopped fresh herbs, then season with sea salt
Smoked Salmon with Alfredo Sauce - 40 minutes - 4 servings
What you need:
-1/4 onion, chopped
-1/4 cup butter
-1/2 pound smoked salmon, chopped
-1 pint heavy whipping cream
-1 tomato, diced
-2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
-ground black pepper to taste
How to:
1. Saute onion in the butter in a pan until clear.
2. Add the salmon and saute at medium to low heat for approxi-
mately 2 more minutes.
3. Very gradually, start to add the cream. Stir constantly until thick-
ened. Sauce should be very thick once you have added all the cream.
4. Top with tomato and parsley; season with pepper.
5. Add to your favorite pasta dish and enjoy.

SD Chargers Bolt Army Spc.
Joseph Serino sits
on the Chargers
Former San Diego NFL team heads for Los Angeles bench during the
annual Salute to
the Military Game
held at Qualcomm
(via US Navy)

BY SOPHIE team have been inter- clear message that fans only petition surfacing about the bolts moving
BOLINGER esting to say the least, are not going to con- around, many people either. The Los An-
Staff Writer after 56 years of the tinue supporting the believe the San Diego geles Times headline
Bolts being in San Di- Bolts after their move. Chargers name should the day after the an-
After over a year ego many now ex-fans There is even a petition stay in San Diego, in- nouncement, “Message
long debate on rather are very hurt and are going around for mov- case the NFL decides to to Chargers: We Don’t
the San Diego Chargers not keeping their feel- ing companies to join add another expansion Want You” pretty much
NFL team would stay ings to themselves. who refuse to physical- team to San Diego one says it all. The Chargers
in San Diego or move Many San Diegans ly move the Chargers to day. will be the 7th team in
to a different city due are extremely upset LA. The moving com- The now Los An- LA, and it’s looking as
to lack of investment and aren’t holding panies don’t just in- geles Chargers aren’t though their fan basis
in a new stadium, de- back their feelings clude San Diego com- even wanted in LA, will shrink even small-
spite the protest, team about the bolts leav- panies, they have even with the city already er then it is now.
owner Dean Spanos ing. The day after the LA moving companies having 6 popular pro- Spanos’ decision
announced his deci- announcement, many who have signed the fessional sport teams, may have been his only
sion January 11th that ex-fans gathered out- petition and are trying the addition of the option for the Char-
the Bolts will be pack- side of QUALCOMM to get companies from Chargers is not wanted gers, but it’s definitely
ing their ball bags and stadium, the charger’s all over California to nor needed. Like the is not a positive one
moving to Los Angeles. ex-stadium, to burn sign. Currently 27 com- San Diegans, the LA from any angle.
The reactions to Spanos their chargers gear, panies have signed the locals aren’t being qui-
decision to move the sending Spanos a very petition. That’s not the et about their opinions

was going to be great. time Allen even slight- again, “purposely” fell
Why is Everyone Tripping? Duke Basketball’s ly touches another of the FSU assistant
6’4” junior star player player he is “purposely” coach. FSU assistant
A Duke Fan’s Take on Grayson Allen Grayson Allen hasn’t doing it when in reality coach Dennis Gates
been in the headlines he is playing the game even publicly stated
BY SOPHIE someone says Grayson recently for his out- of basketball. During the collision was sim-
BOLINGER Allen the first response standing stats and per- the Florida State game, ply Allen playing hard,
Staff Writer that comes to mind is, formance in the game in an attempt to grab “great hustle”, said
“God, I hate that guy!”. recently, he’s been in a loose ball, Allen fell Gates. Even though all
Grayson Allen. As a very dedicated the headlines for his onto the FSU bench these reactions are al-
Three years ago if you Duke Basketball fan, lack of good “sports- and collide with the lowed considering Al-
were to hear his name I knew who Grayson manship”. Basketball FSU assistant coach. len’s actions, they still
the most common Allen was when he was fans reactions have This of course lead to are being blown out of
response would be, a sophomore in high been over reacting in the media attacking proportion.
“who?”. Now, when school, and I knew he my opinion, now any Allen saying he, once

26 SPORTS February 3, 2017
Olympian Defies Odds
19-year-old Mikey Brannigan unhindered by autism
BY SOPHIE agnosed with autism University and Ameri-
BOLINGER when he was 2 years can University were all
Staff Writer old, but he tries his willing to accommo-
hardest to not let his date for the academic
Mikey Brannigan, a disability hold him support he needed, but
19-year-old Long Island back. Brannigan’s ’s not be able to succeed
native, has become one parents learned about as a student at their
of the nation’s fastest Rolling Thunder when schools due to the ac-
runners, despite being Mikey was 7, a run- ademic challenge. De-
on the autism spec- ning club that allows spite the interest, the
trum. disabled athletes ages NCAA has a rule about
Brannigan has 5 and up to train with a certain academic
shocked the world other athletes, and standard and Mikey
with all that he has signed him up right didn’t fit the require-
overcome and accom- away. Once he started ments. While many
plished. Brannigan is running, everything schools were willing to County Community hopefully be able to
no ordinary teenager, changed. Brannigan look past the academ- College part-time. She compete at the 2020 or
in the past year he has every road race he went ic barriers, unless the has helped guide him to 2024 Olympics.
not only won a gold to. He was determined NCAA would make his success in winning a “If I listened every
medal at the Paralym- to improve his running an exception, Mikey’s Paralympic gold medal time someone told me
pics in Rio but did so skills, and his mother college running carri- in the 1500 meters in Mikey can’t do some-
with a T20 Paralympic believes that his autism er seemed to be van- Rio this past Septem- thing, he’d be up in his
classification, which re- allowed him to progress ishing away. Despite ber where he led the room right now staring
fers to intellectual dis- as a runner without any the setbacks, but the race from beginning to at the wall,” Edie [Bran-
ability. He was also the having any self-doubt. NCAA rules wouldn’t end, winning by four nigan’s mother] said. “I
first to break the under By the fall of his stop Mikey’s future in seconds in 3:51.73. put no limits on Mikey
4-minute barrier in his junior year in high run. Mikey’s Coach at Even after overcoming because of what he’s al-
mile time, coming in school, Mikey was re- the New York Athlet- all odds and achiev- ready done. I know if
7th at the Sir Walter ceiving calls from col- ic Club, is helping and ing everything he has, Mikey puts his mind to
Miler meet on August 5 leges all of the country driving Mikey toward Mikey’s dreams ar- it, he’ll get there.”
in Raleigh, North Car- offering scholarships to his career as a profes- en’t done yet. Mikey’s
olina. run. Schools like Duke sional runner, while next goal is to make
Brannigan was di- University, Hofstra he is attending Suffolk the Olympic team and

Winter Sports Update
BY NATHAN MILLER the team’s most recent 7:30. Be sure to be there season is to make it to uting to their undefeat-
Staff Writer games, however, was a and support your lady and win the League ed winning streak of
big defeat. Key players, Vikes! Championships! Key 8-0 . In addition, they
Boys Basketball: Reed Farley and Char- Boys Soccer: Boys players include Seniors won the Benson Cup
Senior Reed Farley has lie Gal, were absent Soccer is having an al- Jessica Penner, Emma El Dorado Tournament
become the third Varsi- leaving the final score most undefeated sea- McCall-Delgado, and for the second year in a
ty Basketball player in 71-39 versus Orange son! They have won Olivia Riley. Be sure to row.
La Jolla High history Glen High School. 10 games, tied 0, and support them at their Wrestling: Elliot
to score at least 1000 Girls Basketball: lost 1. Their next home next home game, Feb- Austin and Christo-
points in their LJHS Girls Basketball is game is versus Patrick ruary 3rd, versus Serra pher Naviaux are the
career. Beginning on halfway through their Henry High School on High at 5:30. team captains this year
Varsity his freshman league season, with a February 7th at 5:30. Girl’s Water Polo: for the Co-Ed Wres-
year, Farley accom- record of 0-5. Upcom- Girls Soccer: Girls Girl’s Water Polo beat tling Team. The team is
plished this stunning ing games at home are soccer is having a win- Bishops, 5-3, after a larger and stronger this
achievement in early on February 7th versus ning streak! They have lead by Bishops early year. Be sure to support
December. The team Patrick Henry at 5:00, a great record of win- in the game. However, the team as they are
has earned an impres- and their last home ning 5 games, tying La Jolla made a quick hosting the upcoming
sive 16-3 record so far game , “Senior Night”, 2, and losing 2. Their recovery and claimed League Championship.
this season. One of is versus Mira Mesa at goal for the end of the their victory, contrib-

Gophers Not So Golden
Another Sexual Assault Scandal in College Sports

Girls Water Polo wins Tournament

Photo via A Syn

BY SOPHIE sion and not play until head coach. P.J. Fleck Powder Puff (Class of 2019 vs. 2017)
BOLINGER their teammates’ sus- was hired as the new
Staff Writer pension was repealed. head football coach,
This would mean the a five year, 18.5-mil-
The Minnesota team wouldn’t be able lion-dollar contract.
Football team has had to participate in their Fleck was an inspiring
an interesting past few Holiday Bowl Game at hire; he was a local guy
months to say the least. the end of the season. from Kaneland High
The Golden Gophers About two weeks be- School. He’s going to
controversies all be- fore the Golden Go- be the youngest Power
gan on September 2nd, phers’ Holiday Bowl 5 head coach at 36, and
when allegedly 10 mem- game, the team decided he’s very excited to lead
bers of the school’s not to boycott playing. the team next year, “I
football team were Ironically they ended plan to bringing it” said
convicted of being in- up upsetting Washing- Fleck.
volved in gang rape. ton State and winning The real question is
Originally, the 17-12. Even though it how much are we really Wrestling Starts Strong
court ruled that the was unethical to boy- hearing about the en-
10 convicted football cott playing, their ac- tire scandal, is it more
players were not guilty, tions in doing so did of Duke Lacrosse situa-
but upon further ev- put the spotlight on tion, where something
idence found by the the team. Such as how wrong got blown out
school, the administra- the head coach at the of proportion? Or a
tion decided to make time, Tracy Claeys, Baylor Football sexual
the ethical decision to publically supported assault scandal where
suspend the 10 players the team’s original de- nothing is being done.
for the rest of the sea- cision to boycott play- Either way it is still
son. ing. Due to his action, very much so up in the
After hearing of the a petition was made air, and the Gopher
suspension in Decem- to fire Claeys, about fans are holding their
ber, the entire football 400 to 500 sought to breath.
team made the decision fire him, and on Janu-
to boycott the suspen- ary 3rd he was fired as
Powder Puff (Class of 2018)
28 SPORTS February 3, 2017
Carrie Fisher
& Debbie Reynolds

Beloved mother and daughter actresses die within one day of Students
each other
may rec-
ognize Reynolds be-
BY CHANTAL admirerers. semi-autobiographical acause
Goldenof her
as the
LANATTA Their passings were novels, such as Postcards witch-grandmother
for most promising
Staff Writer therefore a devastating from the Edge, which in the beloved
newcomer Disney
for her per-
loss to not only their was later made into a Channel Halloweentown
formance in Three Little
In late 2016, re- friends and family, but 1990 film based on her movies.
nowned actresses Car- to the entertainment screenplay. InTheaddition
majority to of her
rie Fisher and Debbie industry as a whole. Her writings also fans most likely
ing a very successful know
Reynolds passed away Carrie Fisher was include an autobi- her fromReynolds
actress, Singin’ in was
within a day of each born on October 21, ographical, one-woman Rain,a Tammy
also and the
singer, business-
other. 1956. She was well- play and a non-fiction woman, and historian,
Bachelor, film How the
Fisher was hospital- known for her role as book called Wishful Westhumanitarian.
and was Won.
ized on December 23 Princess Leia in the Drinking. She
She wrote
also two starred
after a cardiac event on wildly popular Star Later in life, Fish- in Broadway musicals
tobiographies entitled
a flight from London to Wars franchise. er earned admiration such asMy
Debbie: theliferevival
and Un-of
Los Angeles, and four She also starred in for speaking publicly Irene, for which she
sinkable: A Memoir; and re-
days later her death over forty-five films about her experiences ceived aa nomination
released pop music
was confirmed. Reyn- throughout her life- with bipolar disorder for a Tony
album calledAward
Debbie. for
olds, Fisher’s mother, time, such as When and drug addiction. bestBoth
lead Fisher
actress in anda
died one day later after Harry met Sally and The Fisher’s mother, musical.
Reynolds complet-
suffering from a stroke. Blues Brothers. Debbie Reynolds, was Reynolds
ed was also
highly admirable
Both women had Fisher was not only born April 1st, 1932. nominated
feats in theirforlifetimes;
a Day-
very successful acting a talented actress, but She leaves behind a and their talent two
time Emmy for and
careers and positively also a writer and hu- remarkable film career other productions
achievements will and
impacted the lives of morist. that spanned almost on for years to come.
their loved ones and She wrote many seventy years.

Mariah Carey’s NYE Blunder
Pop diva experiences “technical difficulties” during live,
televised performance in Times Square
BY SARA CARROLL City. The singer was caught
Staff Writer Many performers lip-synching. Instead of
entertained the peo- singing, she motioned
On New Years Eve ple of America, but and encouraged the
millions of people one singer particular- audience to sing along
watched the annual ly stood out. Mariah instead. After her per-
New Years Eve Cele- Carey experienced formance she tweeted
bration in New York “technical difficulties.” “S**t happens* and
a GIF of herself. The
performance blew
Carey performs live on “Good Morn- up Twitter and other
ing America” in 2013 (via SKS2K6) forms of social media

30 A+E February 3, 2017
Awards Season 2016
Films La La Land and Manchester by the Sea receive high praise
BY NATHAN MILLER the past year received style through its vari- teenage son.
Staff Writer “Oscar Buzz” and are ous musical and danc- Lee and his neph-
projected to win multi- ing numbers. ew’s relationship is
Awards season is of- ple awards at several of Stone and Gosling shown to have mul-
ficially underway! the award season’s cere- are phenomenal in tiple ups and downs
Beginning in early monies. their respective roles throughout the movie.
January with the Gold- One film that has as they sing, dance, and Furthermore, les-
en Globe awards, and received a copious play musical instru- sons on grief and ac-
ending in late February amount of praise is “La ments throughout the ceptance give way to
with the 89th Annual La Land”. entire movie. a theme of heavy emo-
Academy Awards, a This movie-musi- “La La Land” teach- tionality.
total of ten different cal tells the story of es an important lesson Overall, 2016 pro-
award ceremonies will an aspiring Hollywood about the realities of duced many great
honor the best of the actress, Mia (Emma life, love, and success; achievements within
entertainment industry Stone), and Sebastian and is refreshingly hon- the entertainment in-
from 2016. (Ryan Gosling), a tal- est in its acceptance of dustry.
Nominations for ented jazz musician life’s unexpected losses. Rooney Mara, and Ni- With its emotional-
the various ceremonies who dreams of opening Another film this cole Kidman, this film ly powerful stories, and
were announced as far his own club. year that has swept au- is inspirational, poi- stellar performances
back as October, and Set against the diences away is “Lion”. gnant, and most impor- by actors and actress-
voting ballots began beautiful backdrop of “Lion” tells the un- tantly, teaches viewers es, the film industry in
circling in November. modern Los Angeles, believable true story that our identity and particular experienced
The most popular “La La Land” incorpo- of a young boy, Saroo, where we come from an especially wonderful
ceremony, the Acade- rates old Hollywood in India that gets lost will always be a part of year.
my Awards, which is from his hometown us.
also known as the Os- and travels thousands Finally, “Manches-
cars, will celebrate its of miles to Calcutta. ter by the Sea” is an-
89th anniversary on In Calcutta he gets other film that has
February 26th. adopted by an Austra- been deemed as one
The coveted awards, lian couple and moves of the most profound
which were first pre- to Tasmania. As an and emotional films of
sented in 1929 at the adult, he begins to rec- 2016.
Hollywood Roosevelt ollect memories of his The movie tells the
Hotel, are considered past life in India and story of Lee (Casey
to be the highest hon- tries to go back home Affleck), a brooding
or an individual in the to be reunited with his handyman who returns
entertainment industry family with the help of to his small hometown
can receive. modern technology. to be the caretaker of
Many films from Starring Dev Patel, his deceased brother’s

addressing her perfor- one.” In her song “Emo- was clear that she was iate me and all those “Although I am going
mance as “the last vic- tions” she simply did lip-synching. who were excited to to fulfill my profes-
tim of 2016.” not sing a note. Danc- Mariah Carey ring in the New Year sional obligations. This
During the perfor- ers continued to move blamed producers for with me,” Carey said is an important time
mance, Mariah Carey around her, while she her New Year’s Eve per- Sunday. In response to for me to finally take
seemed confused as just pranced around formance problems. A Mariah’s accusations a moment for myself,
to what was going on the stage. She claimed faulty in-ear monitor Dick Clark Produc- to be with my loved
and she appeared to be to have had trouble has since been deemed tions responded, “To ones, and to prepare
really frustrated, and hearing and that the as the cause for the per- suggest that DCP … for my upcoming tour
ready for the gig to be vocal track was miss- formance, with both would ever intention- in March.”
over. As the new years ing. After “Emotions” Carey’s team and Dick ally compromise the While her perfor-
eve song “Auld Lang she was supposed to Clark Productions success of any artist is mance did not go as
Syne” started playing, sing “We Belong To- pointing the finger at defamatory, outrageous planned, Mariah is said
Mariah admitted to gether.” The vocal track the other party for the and frankly absurd.” to be trying to keep her
the crowd, “We didn’t worked this time, how- technical issue. “Listen “I’m gonna take a head up and get pre-
have a sound check for ever, she kept moving guys, [DCP] foiled me, break from media mo- pared for her upcoming
this song, so let’s just the microphone away thus it turned into an ments, social media tour in March.
say it went to number from her face where it opportunity to humil- moments,” Mariah said.

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