Official school publication of La Jolla High School since 1925 • Volume XCI • Issue 5 • March 3, 2017

THE

IMMIGRATION ISSUE
What’s Inside

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF A&E EDITOR
Ryan Robson Brooke Kaufman

COMPREHENSIVE FEATURES EDITOR
EDITOR Asha Alagiri
Zoe Mendel
PHOTO EDITOR
MANAGING EDITOR Alexa Kideys
Khalil Eley
CARTOONS EDITOR
NEWS EDITOR Tanner Ford
Jimmy Irwin
VIDEO EDITOR
OPINIONS EDITOR Arman Hamrah
Ariana Dennis US-Mexico Border at Tijuana
LINE EDITORS (Cover photo by Tomas Castelazo; photo above by Sgt. 1st Class Gordon Hyde)
INTERNATIONAL Nora Becker
EDITOR Elle Necoechea
Sam Kinsey NEWS 4
ADVISOR
SPORTS EDITOR Robert J. Boyd
Shayna Kobrinetz OPINIONS 7
STUDENT FOCUS
EDITOR STUDENT FOCUS 12
Georgie Morris

STAFF WRITERS
CREATIVE CONTENT 14
Star Austin, Ilias Benbatoul, Sophie Bolinger, Sydney
Brown, Sara Carroll, Monaghan Cromeans, Benjamin
Deckhut, Ariela Feinberg, Diego Guevara, Arman Hamrah, Intuition
Cameron Hickman, Adina Keeling, Nathan Miller, Nicolas
Nunez, Maia Pearl, Annabelle Reeves, Orianna Rodriguez,
Student poetry, writing, and art: all featured
Dominic Scurio, Samuel Shindel-Spencer, Anna-Maria
in the Hi-Tide’s new student creative section.
Zarembok, Fengsong Zhang

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2 CONTENTS March 3, 2017
THE
IMMIGRATION
ISSUE

A monument at the Tijuana-San Diego border to those who died attempting to cross. Each coffin displays a year and the
number of individuals who perished in an attempt that year. (© Tomas Castelazo, www.tomascastelazo.com / Wikimedia Commons)

Editor’s Note
Perhaps no issue has been more fundamental to the history of mankind than the transit (and tran-
scendence) of people, cultures, and ideas over borders. This concept of immigration has spawned
bloody wars, weaved new braids in Rivera murals, empowered the minds of the Western world with
the technology of printing, and allowed millions to prosper and millions to parish.

In the US today, this subject has largely been distilled into two camps divided along political lines.
This state of division, if never discussed openly, has the potential to crease and eventually demarcate
our nation.

We have dedicated this issue to exploring the topic of immigration as it impacts us. Distill the pro-
tests, boycotts, TV skits, nationalities, languages and tweets and you will discover a world of vibrant
individuals affected by immigration. Some fear the closure of their factory and the destruction of
their livelihood, others fear a vacancy by deportation in their household.

Here, we present fresh student voices on these topics and original reporting that explores the macro
effects of transporting of students from another area to our school.

This Hi-Tide also marks the debut of creative student content in our publication. Turn to page 14 to
begin exploring our first theme: intuition.

- Ryan C. Robson
2016-2017 Editor-in-Chief

NEWS 3
NEWS
Tesla’s Batteries LJHS Auto Shop
to Power Cars... Program to End
and Buildings
Courses will not be continued after Mr.
Renewable energy technology
moves to larger-scale use
Davis retires, says principal
BY CAMI HICKMAN
Staff Writer

Tesla has a new in-
stallation of batteries
capable of powering
about 15,000 homes for nia, 60 miles east of Los
over four hours. There Angeles, at a Southern
are 396 stacks of giant California Edison sub-
white refrigerator-like station. Tesla has also
batteries, called “Pow- developed contracts
erpacks,” that are able for installations in
to store energy during other parts of Califor-
the day and feed it back nia, other states, and
into the system at night. overseas. According to
They are connected to Straubel, this advanced
the power grid and, technology would not Photo via Arman Hamrah
when there is a surplus, be available even five
the Powerpacks pull years ago, so Tesla’s
the excess power from ability to provide a way BY CAMI HICKMAN allow students to prac- placement to continue
it, allowing it to storee of storing enormous Staff Writer tice skills on auto parts the auto shop at La Jolla
that energy to be used amounts of energy is and on live vehicles. Two High.
during outages or when groundbreaking. In the large, brightly of the courses can earn He also noted that
the grid has hit its ca- On a smaller scale, lit classroom, reminis- students community col- where other auto shop
pacity. One powerpack in 2015 Tesla developed cent of a warehouse, stu- lege credit. programs are designed
is made up of 16,000 the Power Wall, which dents converse and chalk Davis, who has taught to prepare students for
lithium-ion battery also stores energy for plans on the floor. Cars at La Jolla High for 27 the industry, his class is
cells that provide more homes. It is a “recharge- and the road signs hang- years, says he is one of intended to introduce
than 210 kWh. The en- able lithium ion bat- ing on the wall gleam un- very few teachers in the students to the tools and
tire project was started tery with liquid ther- der the fluorescent lights. district with a college environment of an auto
at the end of last year as mal control,” according This is the auto shop degree in Industry and shop, and to foster an in-

Tesla photo via Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz
a continuation of how to Tesla. They are one program at La Jolla High, Technology. terest in automobiles.
Tesla has evolved from of the first companies and it’s running on bor- He notes that some Foundations of
a car maker to a compa- to make such a device rowed time. other auto shop pro- Transportation, Trans-
ny striving to provide that can be used in a As long as auto shop grams in the school dis- portation Technology,
clean and sustainable residential setting. It teacher Ken Davis is trict are taught by people and Auto Tech are of-
energy. works best with solar teaching at La Jolla High, with experience in the fered on La Jolla High
“This project is ex- panel systems, especial- Auto Tech, Foundations field, but no full college course articulation cards
actly in line with our ly for those who want of Transportation, and education. for the 2017-2018 school
mission to accelerate to remain off the grid Transportation Technol- These teachers, he year.
sustainable technol- completely. As compa- ogy will be offered here. said, are usually paid a Dr. Podhorsky con-
ogy and sustainable nies like Tesla continue In an interview with lot less and tend to be firmed that when Mr.
energy broadly for the to develop eco-friend- the Hi-Tide, Davis said short-term because they Davis retires, he will dis-
world,” says Tesla Chief ly products for energy that he plans on staying can earn more working cuss with the La Jolla
Technology Officer, JB storage, technology for as long as he can. directly in the automo- High community what
Straubel. will continue to ad- The courses, which tive field. career pathway will
The Powerpacks are vance in a way that is form a pathway from If Davis retires, the take the place of auto
stored and connected suitable for the chang- Foundations of Trans- school district is not shop.
in Mira Loma, Califor- ing world. portation to Auto Tech, expected to seek a re-

4 NEWS March 3, 2017
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SPONSORED CONTENT 5
Canadian Mosque Attacked
Six killed; eight injured in shooting
BY DOMINIC SCURIO nadian Prime Minister
Staff Writer Justin Trudeau called
the attack an act of
On January 29th, terrorism, Bissonnette
gunmen attacked a was not charged with
mosque in Quebec, terrorism.
Canada. Bissonnette was de-
The mosque, the scribed as “lone wolf”
Islamic Cultural Cen- and was previously part
tre of Quebec City was of the Canadian Cadet
attacked in the evening program, a program
shortly after 8 PM, for Canadian youth to
shortly after the eve- encourage citizenship
ning prayers. and leadership affiliat-
At least two gun- ed with the Canadian
men dressed in black armed forces.
entered and opened Maj. Doug Keir-
fire. stead, spokesman for
Six people were the Canadian Armed Photo via North Country Public Radio
killed and another Forces said, “Cadets are
eight were injured. Fif- not members of the Ca- Thabti, 44; Azzeddine After the attack, now focused on assist-
ty-three people were re- nadian Armed Forces Soufiane, 57; and Ibra- thousands of letters of ing all those affect-
ported to be present at and they do not receive hima Barry, 39. condolences were of- ed. The mosque said
the time of the shoot- military training.” Officials urged fered to those whose it received “hundreds
ing. Authorities iden- people to not jump to families were affected. of messages of com-
The suspected at- tified the six victims. conclusions about the Several webpages were passion coming from
tacker, Alexandre Bis- Mamadou Tanou Bar- attack and to wait to also set up to accept all over” and thanked
sonnette, was charged ry, 42; Abdelkrim Has- see what the results of donations to help the those who contributed.
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murder. Although Ca- acemi, 60; Aboubaker released. Mosque staff are

Morroco Rejoins African Union North Korea Launches Missile
Nation had been absent since 1984 due to North Korea Expands Nuclear Arsenal
land disputes
BY DIEGO G. VALDEZ sponded via Twitter, ready has an arsenal of
BY DIEGO G. VALDEZ independent, Moroc- Staff Writer “North Korea just stat- 16-20 nuclear weapons.
Staff Writer co decided to annex ed that it is in the final Analysis say North
the territory, believ- Early on Monday stages of developing a Korea now has the
After nearly 33 ing it had a historical January 2, 2017, Presi- nuclear weapon capa- power to launch a nu-
years, Morocco has right to the land. This dent Trump received ble of reaching parts of clear assault on all of
rejoined the African began in 1975 and led a warning from North the U.S. It won’t hap- South Korea, Japan,
Union. to UN involvement, Korea. pen!” and Guam, which have
Due to the efforts of which helped broker a The 32-year-old au- “China has been a strong U.S military
King Mohammad VI, truce in 1991. The Mo- tocratic leader Kim taking out massive presence and bases.
and his constant cam- roccan army then built Jong Un announced on amounts of money & Kim Jong Un stated
paigning, Morocco is a 2,700km-long sand national North Korean wealth from the U.S. in that he wishes to avoid
now the 55th member wall separating the two television his nation’s totally one-sided trade, any confrontation with
of the union and the sides. newest ballistic capa- but won’t help with the U.S. and its allies.
most recent to join. Yet 39 of the coun- bilities. North Korea. Nice!” he He says me merely
It was the only tries favor Morocco’s This missile has the added. wants to push back the
country on the con- claims to Western Sa- ability to travel inter- Furthermore, Kim global American impe-
tinent that was not a hara, while only 9 op- continental distances Jong Un has launched rialism.
part of the coalition. pose it. in a matter of minutes. nearly 5 nuclear tests North Korea recent-
Morocco left in Despite this dis- The KN-08 ballistic in the past years, all to ly tested one of their
1984 due to land dis- pute, Morocco’s mem- missile is believed to be perfect their already submarine-launched
putes with Western Sa- bership will round out capable of reaching the rapidly advancing nu- ballistic missiles in Au-
hara. After the former the Union. continental U.S. clear weapons abilities. gust 2016.
Spanish colony became President Trump re- North Korea al-

6 NEWS March 3, 2017
OPINIONS
Thousands of
protesters gath-
ered at the San
Diego Internation-
al Airport on Jan-
uary 29 to oppose
Trump’s travel ban
and proposed wall
Trump’s Un-American Ban along the US-Mex-
ico border.
(Photo via Ryan Rob-
The President repeats decades of dark history son)

BY ARIANA DENNIS Donald Trump himself the West sentiment, this travel ban. Seattle attempted to come to
Opinions Editor has already stated he and Donald Trump is attorney Noah Pur- the U.S. for dire med-
will prioritize Chris- following right along cell successfully took ical attention have
The United States tian refugees according with this. There has the case Washington been turned away. The
has an infamous and to CNN. If this was only been one incident v. Trump all the way mother of an American
dark xenophobic his- not a Muslim Ban, why of a foreign terrorist to the ninth circuit in soldier died due to be-
tory. For a country that would religious pref- attacking the United San Francisco. The ban ing turned away from
was founded by immi- erence play any part States, and they were was then unanimously receiving the medical
grants, we have not had in welcoming those in from Saudi Arabia, a voted unconstitutional attention she needed.
the best reputation for need? This may not be country Donald Trump and a block was placed Furthermore, even U.S.
being the welcoming, the Muslim ban Trump did not ban...perhaps on it. Trump of course citizens have started to
freedom loving coun- ranted about during due to economic and responded with an an- be interrogated at air-
try we claim to be. In his campaign, but it business relations with gry tweet. The case is ports. They have been
reality, unless you are is certainly a Muslim the country. Trump rumored to be carried held up to be asked
a Native American, we ban. America itself is goes on to explain, his on to the Supreme about their political
are all immigrants to based on the concept ban is for countries Court. affiliation and religious
this country. A melt- of religious freedom. that are “enemies” of Many use the argu- background. In addi-
ing pot of cultures and Many of the colonies America. If this was ment that some “tem- tion, this is obviously
languages, we quickly that would eventual- true, why hasn’t Rus- porary inconvenience” impacting those in hu-
reject the outside once ly become the United sia been banned after for incoming refugees manitarian crisis the
we allow our ignorance States were formed by decades of tension be- is not as important as most. To block people
and fear to blind us. religious groups who tween us? the safety of the Amer- from receiving political
Today we acknowledge disagreed with the Despite any of this, ican people. However, asylum is just merciless.
our past mistakes, but Church of England. it is blatantly inhu- this ban has not just Why should we view
somehow fail to learn Our First Amendment mane to block those create a simple incon- American lives as any
from them. We now protects religious free- in humanitarian crisis. venience for people. more valuable than any
realize the extent of dom. Why, then, can The GOP claims we It has negatively im- other civilians? In the
how un-American our Christians be priori- need to enact a stricter pacted people’s lives end, we are all human,
past choices have been. tized above those of vetting process, despite far more than a simple and our man made bor-
From the Chinese Ex- other faiths? the fact we have one of nuisance. Americans ders should not corrupt
clusion Act of 1882, to It is a scary begin- the most strenuous and who have been serving our sense of humanity.
the internment of Jap- ning to what may come rigorous screening pro- as translators for the As we attempt to
anese Americans, to these next four years. cesses in the world. military have had dif- unify the country in
even our local ban of By insisting to call It has not just ficulty coming back to these times of political
Jews in La Jolla, we as Middle Eastern terror- been the protesters in the U.S. Students who tension and societal
a nation have found a ists “Radical Islamic the streets who have have been accepted to division, we must re-
way to let our fear re- Terrorists” we are in shown opposition to American universities member the true mean-
direct our moral com- fact acknowledging what they believe is are now unsure if they ing of humanity and try
pass. that they are Muslim an un-American and will be able to attend our best not be blinded
To argue that this and in turn playing un-Constitutional ex- the school they have and brainwashed by an
ban is not a Muslim Ban right into the terrorists’ ecutive order. Lawyers worked so hard to get establishment that has
is a way to escape being agenda. Daesh’s goal is across the nation are into. Relatives of Amer- been indoctrinated by
labeled discriminatory. to create an Islam vs. building a case against ican citizens who have fear and ignorance.

OPINIONS 7
Why The Right Needs to Stand Up for
Stronger Immigration Laws
Donald Trump’s policies have been mischaracterized; we need to fight for the law

“A Day Without Immigrants” supporters march in Washington DC (via Ted Eytan)

BY ANONYMOUS Other restaurant “A Day Without Immi- because CEO S. Truett Léon recently said the
Guest Contributor and café owners have grants”: Donald Trump Cathy, because of his following, it is little
offered similar sen- doesn’t have a problem religious beliefs, spoke wonder that something
Restaurants, book timents in their own with immigrants work- of his opposition to gay like “A Day of Immi-
stores and some schools tweets and press releas- ing in restaurants, etc., marriage; and of Carl’s grants” happened.
in Washington, DC, es. nor do I, as long as they Jr., because the Left be- “I can tell you half
and a few other plac- I don’t have a prob- are here legally. Essen- lieves its commercials of my family would be
es in the country will lem with protesting in tially: as long as they promote the objectifi- eligible for deportation
be closing or working general because it is and their employees cation of women; or of under [President Don-
with a skeleton crew a part of the fabric of are following the law. the Waffle House sim- ald Trump’s] executive
on February 16 during America and American But when restaurants ply because all of their order, because if they
the protest known as culture: being able to threaten to close in donations go to “right got a false Social Secu-
“A Day Without Im- freely speak our minds rity card, if they got a
migrants”. This is being with the protections false identification, if
done to support the offered by the First I would like to suggest that everyone rethink they got a false driver’s
many immigrants who Amendment. license prior to us pass-
Where I have a their patronage of restaurants and other ing AB60, if they got
work in various indus-
tries, particularly in problem is with what businesses that knowingly break the law a false green card, and
the restaurant world. I feel is a very real, when it comes to illegal immigration. anyone who has family
World famous chef purposeful and men- members, you know,
Jose Andres, who has dacious mischarac- who are undocument-
25 restaurants through- terization of Donald ed knows that almost
out the world and sev- Trump and his policies support of their im- wing” causes; so, too, entirely everybody has
eral in both DC and on immigration. What migrant workers, that should we all follow secured some sort of
Las Vegas, and who is many in the news me- comes off as a perver- our beliefs. false identification,”
currently embroiled dia neglect to point out sion of the truth. I believe that com- he said. “That’s what
in a lawsuit with Don- about Donald Trump I would like to panies who knowingly you need to survive, to
ald Trump, tweeted is that these policies, suggest that everyone hire illegal immigrants work. They are eligible
the following: “In sup- including some of the rethink their patron- are breaking the law for massive deporta-
port of our people & recent restrictions age of restaurants and and should be boycot- tion.”
#ADayWithoutImmi- placed on travel, are in other businesses that ted by customers and If our leaders say it’s
grants Thurs 2/16 we the end related to illegal knowingly break the heavily fined by the US. okay to get false iden-
will not open @jaleo immigration, not just law when it comes to But given that tification, then maybe
DC CC MD, @zaytinya immigration, and our illegal immigration. we live in California, high school students
or @oyameldc #Immi- safety. That’s a huge dif- Just as those on the where the California should be exempt from
grantsFeedAmerica”. ference. Left have asked for State Senate President punishment as well.
To bring it back to boycotts of Chic-Fil-A Pro Tem Kevin De

8 OPINIONS March 3, 2017
Why Protest?
Throughout US history, peaceful protest has yielded change
BY ADINA KEELING to bring about change
Staff Writer are two completely
different matters. Any-
When I tell people one can sit behind a
I’ve been to some of computer and write an
the recent protests and angry (or applauding)
that I aim to be more Facebook post. Anyone
involved in the cur- can criticize (or advo-
rent political situation, cate) a policy, person or
their immediate re- belief. I protest because
sponse is why? What’s years from now I want
the point? What can to look back at this
you achieve? These are time period and see
fair question and ones I myself actually having
seek to answer. done something. Even
First, I want to em- if I achieve nothing, I
phasize the difference want to at least have
between peaceful and tried.
violent protests (or ral- Protests and other
lies, assemblies, talks political rebellions have
etc.). I do not agree been an important part
with violence (unless in of US history. Events
self-defense), especially such as the women’s
regarding a difference suffrage marches, the
in opinion. Everyone Boston Tea Party, and
is entitled to their Martin Luther King
own beliefs and no one Jr.’s Washington march
should be punished for have all had major ef-
being disagreed with. If fects on legislation.
both sides chose to act These allow citizens to
peacefully and respect- voice their concern and
fully towards each oth- they have the potential
er, no one will be hurt to bring about change.
and all are given the Had women not fought
chance to voice their for equal rights, they
would not be where Photo via Ryan Robson
opinions.
With this in mind, they are today. This can the government (as others to peacefully about such issues and
such displays of peo- be said for the Ameri- well as foreign coun- protest, advocate their any upcoming demon-
ple’s political opinions can movement, the Ab- tries) exactly how they, political beliefs, or strations or events. Fur-
should be peaceful acts olition movement, and as citizens, feel about simply become more thermore, you should
that bring groups of the Civil Right’s Move- their country. Especial- involved. We are lucky get to know your local
like-minded people to- ment, just to mention ly as young people I be- to live in a country legislators and pol-
gether. In fact, there’s a few. Change does not lieve we have a certain that stresses freedom iticians and attend
something beautiful simply occur because responsibility in being of speech and therefore various town hall and
about a crowd of peo- we want it to. It must involved and informing citizens shouldn’t be city council meetings.
ple all standing up for be fought for. Addi- other citizens. Our gen- afraid of speaking up if These are not only good
each other, all fighting tionally, large public eration will soon play a they think something sources of information,
the same enemy and all demonstrations are un- large role in the devel- unjust is occurring. It they also serve as op-
sharing the same cause. deniably powerful and, opment of our country. doesn’t matter what portunities to contact
So simply in the social if believed necessary, Whether you advocate side you stand for; in- local officials. Finally,
aspect, I believe politi- this power must be uti- or protest changes, volvement should al- volunteering at polling
cal demonstrations are, lized. understanding the sit- ways be encouraged. stations and city party
in their roots, efforts to Furthermore, I uation and developing If you seek to be headquarters is an ex-
unite groups of people don’t believe political a personal opinion or more involved, it’s im- tremely effective way
while still advocating demonstrations, more stance is key. portant to find issues, of becoming involved
change. specifically protests, Now I’m not telling social or political, that and staying up to date
Regardless of what should ever be looked you to grab your pitch- you are passionate on important issues.
you believe, complain- down upon. Protests forks and torches and about. Join organiza- So educate yourself,
ing about circumstanc- allow people to express take to the streets! But tions and campaigns form your own opinion
es and actually acting themselves and show I do want to encourage that keep you informed and get involved!

OPINIONS 9
Planned Parenthood: More than Abortions
Why Trump’s campaign to defund it needs to be thwarted
BY ANNABELLE
REEVES What Trump and types of birth control active, STDs, and birth be trying to defund
Staff Writer
many pro-life support- and provide informa- control because they this helpful organiza-
ers fail to realize is that tion on all of them. In have no one else to talk tion when it helps so
Planned Parenthood 2014 a total of 250,000 to about it. Defunding many people. While
Donald Trump has provides an array of babies were born from this organization is not defunding the organi-
made it clear he plans health services that teens 15-19 years of age right and is unfair to so zation will get rid of
on defunding Planned extend beyond just for a birth rate of 24.2 many people. abortions, it takes away
Parenthood because abortion. By defunding per 1,000 women in I am pro-choice all of the good things
he wants them to stop Planned Parenthood, this age group. and I believe that if a that this organization
ending unplanned you are not only tak- Teen pregnancy woman wants to get an provides for women
pregnancies in abor- ing away oppurtunites rates are higher in the abortion, it is her right. and young girls.
tion. Trump wants to for women to have safe states that have absti- It is not the gov- Planned Parent-
stop federal taxpay- abortions, but you are nence-only education ernment’s job to tell hood is in need of do-
er dollars going to also taking away an ar- mandates, which are us what to do with our nations, clinicians, and
Planned Parenthood. ray of health services. primarily in the south. bodies. No one should physicians. You can
He is wanting to At Planned Par- For instance, in have the power to make volunteer at Planned
ban almost all federal enthood you can make Mississippi, 55 girls out decisions about your Parenthood as well.
taxpayer dollars fund- appointments for STD of every 1,000 girls ages body but you. We need to keep
ing of abortions, mak- testing and treatment, 15-19 give birth. Our government this organization alive
ing the Hyde amend- birth control prescrip- By contrast, states should not be making so it can continue to
ment permanent. I tion, and safe abor- like New Hampshire, those choices for us. help countless women
strongly disagree with tions. that offer comprehen- Trump should not across the country.
a cut in funding to This organization sive, medically accu-
Planned Parenthood helps women all over rate sex ed have much
because it is a non prof- the country. A lot of lower teen pregnancy Tanner Ford
it organization and pro- girls in high school rates. New Hampshire’s
vides health services. use Planned Parent- recent data indicates a
They welcome anyone hood. They can educate rate of 16 out of every
because sexual and re- young girls on what 1000 teen girls give
productive choices are they should do if they birth.
human rights, regard- are pregnant, sexual- Young girls using
less of age, race, ethnic- ly active, or in need of this organization are in
ity, nationality, gender testing. need of someone to talk
identity, and sexual ori- They offer all 14 to about being sexually
entation.

Benjamin Deckhut

Filipino President Rodrigo Duerte

Carla G, Kian T, Johnny D, Annika N

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INKED

Calvin Zhang

Helix + Felix by Sam Spencer

OPINIONS 11
Embellished
Jackets
Bold Stripes White Dresses

SPRING FASHION
ESSENTIALS
BY GEORGIE MORRIS, Student Focus Editor
Camo Prints

Pastel Colors

12 STUDENT FOCUS March 3, 2017
Big Sunglasses Baseball Hats

Ankle Shoes

STUDENT FOCUS 13
CREATIVE
Welcome to the La Jolla Hi-Tide’s new Answer us for next month’s issue:
creative content section! It is here that What are Mrs. Tenenbaum and Mr.
we fill your imagination with images, Quesnell keeping behind this door?
stories, poems, and questions that ex-
pand your mind. The best part about the
creative content section is that all of our
content comes from you, our readers.
We take your stories, artwork, and po-
ems, anonymous or credited, and share it
with the school. Every month we plan to
include new questions or prompts to in-
spire you to write or draw, and hopefully
submit to us. Of course, we accept con-
tent addressing any prompt, emotion, or
memory.

We would love to hear from you and fea-
ture your work in our new section. Don’t
hesitate to email us at: lajollahitide@
gmail.com.

Sincerely,

Zoe Mendel
Comprehensive Editor

Ryan Robson
Editor-in-Chief

This Month’s theme: INTUITION
Featuring artwork by Morgan Smith and Emily Naitoh, poet-
ry by Diego G. Valdez and Zoe Mendel, and short stories by
Thomas O’Loughlin.

14 CREATIVE March 3, 2017
CREATIVE 15
by Diego G. Valdez

When did humanity
begin to question its own reality?

Years ago did anyone doubt if their day was real?
Now people doubt even what they feel

The youth tries to escape their existence
Because they have been beaten out of resistance

People consume pills, smoke, just to escape
Such deep social fractures cannot be fixed with tape

Sadness, depression, and madness are now an epidemic
Of all the illusions and distractions the masses are now sick

If the food we eat and news we watch are fake
The only question that remains is when will we wake

Therefore a rejection of reality
Is the only way to regain sanity

In a world now upside down
To make sense one must wear the madness crown

16 CREATIVE March 3, 2017
by Morgan Smith

CREATIVE 17
Hidden Sonata
by Thomas O’Loughlin

This park is a wonderful place on this chilly, fall morning. Few people
to disturb nature’s performance. The morning dew, still fresh and exquisite. It’s
quiet, calm, and peaceful. I savor the crisp, pine air. The occasional bird flies on
by and chirps its song, the Squirrel nestling in its burrow, admiring its vast col-
lection of hard-earned nuts. Some of the dew makes its way to the nearby pond.
When they hit the water they explode like a series of silent firecrackers. The
trees are called to pay their daily tax and spend away their morning droplets.
These silently fall to the ground and are collected by the flowers. These flowers
possess a youth and an innocence that we’ll never understand, they collect the
droplets of life and youth, and then as the sun bestows its gift of light upon
them, they radiate with life, an aura thought only to exist in the skies above. The
trees look of another realm. Such vibrant, wondrous colors. Wasted on a greedy
race of creatures unworthy of such divine, lively beauty. The dry fallen leaves
crunch under my foot as I stroll through the park. I can only stand stupefied at
how their colors decorate the stone walkway and bring it to life. Some might
have mistaken it for walking on a rainbow. The woman who sits on that weather
worn bench. Its wood old and creaking under those who sit on it. She drifts off
into a deep slumber, unbothered by the light drizzle. Her bright, hazelnut hair
swaying, gently in the calm wind. Her chilled breath swiftly expanding in the
area around her. The wind passes through the trees, causing them to rock from
side to side, its leaves departing from its branches, to be carried away to lands
untold, dancing ever so eloquently. As it passes through, the wind softly howls
to me.

I listen with intent and marvel at the silent symphony in my ears. A symphony
of another tongue unknown to man. This is Mother Nature’s Sonata. Her theater
is the earth and ground. Her instruments are the plants, the animals, and the
wind. Her spotlight is our luminous sun and our ever-watchful moon. This is her
song, greater than any other we’ll ever know, hidden from the masses, known
only to those with the strong mind and sharp eye. Join the chorus and embrace
the feeling of the colors and sounds as they electrify your soul. This is her Hid-
den Sonata.

18 CREATIVE March 3, 2017
Down by the Stream
by Thomas O’Loughlin

The zephyr blows on. Weaving through this sun-lit forest. The natural si-
lence evokes the old magic of the symphony. The sound of strings being plucked,
chimes beautifully elsewhere. The Nymphs and Sprites light the forest with a
lovely glow as the sun rests. Hold yourself close and enter another world apart.
Where the grass runs like an ocean of emeralds. The roses as fresh and pure as
virgin’s blood. Down the path. The hypnotic dandelions drift as our guide. The
chimes sound again. The clearing is here, wide and open. Down by the stream,
its water, star-lit and silver. Childish flowers full of energy bounce and sway. The
cotton clouds carry on lazily in the vast azure sky. The log, old and strong, atop
sits an Elven woman. Playing her lute. Her hair light and fine. Her skin supple
and white. Her face young and wise. Her green eyes soft and kind. Her fingers
elegantly strum her instrument in a way that can only be described as passion-
ate, But why must there lay a soldier at her feet, cold and dead? She continues to
smile sweetly and play her lute. The atmosphere feels warm and wet. The heat
stirs. The earth rumbles and I rise again.

CREATIVE 19
We took a walk, and ended up in a field of mostly weeds.
I picked the ones I could, the ones with little blue and yellow flowers
and the ones with pretty leaves.

we danced around in the field,
enjoying the wide open space,
even though it was
barren
and
rough.

the sky was light grey,
no blue showing through
the lightly colored but dense cloud layer.

I felt a raindrop on my arm,
so small,
so soft.
I grinned and spread both arms out,
begging the rain to come down and play.

Rain
as if it understood me,
the sky sent down more little drops,
until there was a healthy sprinkle
all
around
me.

she asked,
“should we go in?”
I closed my eyes,
“you go if you want,
I want to enjoy this.”
and she stayed.

more and more little drops came down,
until the sky became dark and
rumbled menacingly.
the sweet little drops were replaced with thick ones,
and lightning zipped through the dark clouds
like an angry fist.

20 CREATIVE March 3, 2017
we started walking home as the rain
picked
up,
and then the wind
picked
up.

that’s when we sprinted.
the wind was pushing us back,
and sheets of warm rain blew at us full force.
and we shrieked with joy
and breathlessness as we ran through the storm,
screaming
at the tops of our lungs.

we made it to the commons,
and students who stayed dry snickered
at our
soaked
state.
by Zoe Mendel

the air conditioning chilled us both
and we laughed at the rain
from indoors.
our shoes held more water than the titanic
and we looked like we had drowned faster than
jack
and
rose,

but we were smiling
and dancing
and running
through the commons,
trying to see if we could make it out

again.

CREATIVE 21
Art by Emily Naitoh

22 CREATIVE March 3, 2017
The clock moves ever so slowly,
An hour seems an eternity.

With barely any tick or tock,
Like that of a waterless dock.

Measuring time as it goes by,
Only perceiving it through the human eye.

For animals’ time may pass differently,
They are not bound to calendars, which cause misery.

Our lives are governed by a manmade invention,
Designed to better comprehend this physical dimension.

All other creatures live day by day,
But for mankind tomorrow is never far away.

Planning entire lives,
Using calendars as guides.

As if death would never come,
Then we’re gone at the beat of a drum.

Time must be used wisely,
Because the amount given is tiny.

Poem by Diego G. Valdez
Art by Morgan Smith

CREATIVE 23
PHOTO “Green Fiend”

1 3

2

4 5

6
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7

8 9

10

PHOTO 25
12 13
Photos 6, 7, 10, 11, and 14 courtesy of Parker Repp
Photos 3, 4, 5, 9, 12, 13, 15, and 16 courtesy of
Maia Pearl
Photos 2 and 8 courtesy of Ryan McCasland
Photo 1 courtesy of Alexa Kideys
Photo 17 courtesy of Sam Spencer

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March 3, 2017
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15
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PHOTO 27
FEATURES

BUSSED IN TO LA JOLLA

Meet the students who make the commute every day
BY ELLE NECOECHEA, Line Editor

La Jolla High School
participates in the Student 1
San Diego Unified
School District’s What neighborhood do How long does it take I don’t currently have
Voluntary Enroll- you live in? for you to get to and a job, but when I go to
ment Exchange Pro- South Park from school? my internship I have to
gram (VEEP). La It takes at least half an drive because I would
Jolla High receives Why did you (or your hour to go from South be late if I took the bus
students that might parents) choose to be Park to the school by home first.
have otherwise at- bussed in? bus. If I take the 4:30
tended Carver, Eu- My parents wanted me bus, it takes anywhere Do you feel like kids
clid, Fay, Golden to go to Torrey Pines, from 45 minutes to an treat you differently
Hill, Ibarra, Kim- and they drove me hour and a half. because you take the
brough, Logan, and through third grade, bus?
Rodriguez High but in fourth I started Does the long distance I don’t feel like I am
Schools. Many of taking the bus more affect your friendships treated differently
these students re- because it was a waste with other kids from now, but in elementa-
ceive transportation of time and gas for my school? ry and middle school I
via bus, although parents to drive to La When I was younger, definitely felt a certain
funding for the bus Jolla twice a day. living further away af- stigma against peo-
program has been fected my friendships ple who rode the bus.
significantly cut and What do you feel are because I didn’t see my Classmates would al-
will impact future the pros and cons of school friends outside ways be shocked when
VEEP students com- being “choiced”/bussed of school very frequent- they learned that I rode
ing from Muirlands in? ly. Now it’s not much the bus, and I think
to La Jolla. Fami- It saves money for gas- of a problem because that shows a relation-
lies may also elect oline and is really con- we are all a bit more in- ship in people’s minds
to send students to venient but I also have dependent in terms of between class, trans-
La Jolla through the to get up a little earlier transportation. portation, and neigh-
School Choice pro- and have a bit restrict- borhood.
gram. ed times to go home in Are you able to main-
the afternoon. tain an after school
job?
28 FEATURES March 3, 2017
Student 2 Student 3
What neighborhood do How long does it take What neighborhood do I need to stay for even
you live in? for you to get to and you live in? a few minutes it turns
North Park from school? South Park into a multiple hour
It’s a 30 minute com- ordeal.
Why did you (or your mute however everyone Why did you (or your
parents) choose to be has to stay and wait for parents) choose to be How long does it take
bussed in? other people and stuff, bussed in? for you to get to and
Because La Jolla High is so overall about 45 Both of my parents from school?
a better and more dedi- minutes. have work schedules in- Between 20-40 min-
cated school. compatible with driv- utes, but often more
Are you able to main- ing me to school, and than an hour when tak-
What do you feel are tain an after school it was easier to take the ing the late bus.
the pros and cons of job? bus than wait around
being “choiced”/bussed I currently don’t have in the afternoon. Are you able to main-
in? a job but it’s definitely tain an after school
A pro is that you get to possible to maintain What do you feel are job?
go to a school of your one. the pros and cons of No, but I probably
choice and you or your being “choiced”/bussed wouldn’t be able to
parents don’t have to Do you feel like kids in? anyway
drive far. treat you differently It does definitely
However, a con is because you take the make it easier to get Do you feel like kids
that it’s hard to par- bus? to school, and I always treat you differently
ticipate in after school Not really, not a lot of have some extra time in because you take the
activities at school, as people know I ride the the morning if I need bus?
well as waking up early bus anyways, but the to do anything before Not to my knowledge.
and getting home late. people who do don’t school actually starts.
treat me differently. The downside is that
it gives me almost no
time after school, and if

Student 4 Student 5
What neighborhood do for you to get to and What neighborhood do 30 minutes to an hour
you live in? from school? you live in? depending on traffic.
Normal Heights The bus ride takes South Park
about half an hour and Does the long distance
Why did you (or your the walk home about 15 Why did you (or your affect your friendships
parents) choose to be minutes. parents) choose to be with other kids from
bussed in? bussed in? school?
It’s an easy way to get Are you able to main- My dad couldn’t drive Sometimes, for exam-
to a place where you tain an after school us every morning. (We ple, with group proj-
can get a good educa- job? live too far, plus my ects, it’s hard to get to
tion. Yes, my job is down dad works early in the their house or them to
the street from where morning. mine.
What do you feel are I live.
the pros and cons of What do you feel are Are you able to main-
being “choiced”/bussed Do you feel like kids the pros and cons of tain an after school
in? treat you differently being “choiced”/bussed job?
I wake up earlier and because you take the in? Potentially yes, but it
get home later. bus? Some pros are we don’t would be hard to.
Not really. have to waste as much
How long does it take money on gas. Also, I Do you feel like kids
arrive early to school treat you differently
sometimes. Some cons because you take the
would be waking up bus?
early (5 AM). Not really, but some-
times they do make
How long does it take fun.
for you to get to and
from school?

FEATURES 29
YOUTH VOICES
Junior Geneva Pfeifer Uses Film to Capture Scenes of
Immigration and an Orphanage

BY RYAN ROBSON, Editor-in-Chief

Geneva Rose Conrad Arrízon Pfeifer is a
junior at Academy of Our Lady of Peace
in San Diego and a filmmaker. She expects
to transfer to La Jolla High School for her
senior year next fall. Pfeifer spoke briefly
with the Hi-Tide about two of her most
recent videos.

Hogar Infantil La Gloria
Another one of
Pfeifer’s videos shows
scenes from an or-
phanage.
“I started this club
at my school called
the Hogar Infantil La
Gloria Club. Basically
me and my two other
Project Haitian Refugee Awareness co founders take about orphanage. We go to
15 girls to this one or- mass there and we al-
Pfeifer became in- thing from pillows and “We asked people phanage in La Gloria ways have an activity.
terested in the plight comforters to the hotel to help carry all the called Hogar Infantil.” In the summer we do
of migrants through shampoos and condi- stuff and that’s basi- “We spend an en- water balloon fights.”
the organization Bor- tioners. I also went to cally where the video tire Saturday with Pfeifer describes
der Angels, and decid- Smart and Final to get starts,” Pfeifer said. these kids, it’s a Cath- the experience as fun
ed to collect supplies rice and beans.” The video captures olic, Augustinian-run and fulfilling.
and go down to Tijua- “January 1, after the the living conditions
na on her own. New Year, my dad and the refugees endure.
“I asked my neigh- I drove down on a Sun- “One of the things
bors to donate sup- day morning and de- we brought was toilet Watch Geneva’s Films Online:
plies on the NextDoor livered this stuff. The paper,” Pfeifer said.
app,” she said. “I wrote video explains the con- “As soon as we got https://www.youtube.com/
a post, ‘Hi, I’m Gene- ditions they’re living in there, a mom came up watch?v=-Oy51EOMuDU
va, I’m a high school and where this is - it’s to us and asked for toi-
student and I’m doing not a good part of TJ let paper immediately.
this; does anyone want at all. Our car couldn’t That’s how bad their
https://www.youtube.com/
to donate anything?’” even get to the church conditions are.” watch?v=njzh49SxPRc
“I got a really good because the road was
response! I got every- washed out.”

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PAID ADVERTISEMENT 31
Dalai Lama To
Speak at UCSD
Dalai Lama set to address UCSD
Graduating class of 2017

BY ANABELLE San Diego and thankful
REEVES that he will share his
Staff Writer message of global com-
passion with our grad-
The Dalai Lama, ex- uates and their families
iled spiritual head and as well as with a broad
leader of the Tibetan public audience.”
people will address “A man of peace,
graduating students the Dalai Lama pro-
at commencement in motes global respon-
June 2017. He’s also go- sibility and service to
ing to speak at a second humanity. These are the
event on campus which ideals we aim to convey
will be open to the and instill in our stu-
public. The university dents and graduates at special visit. San Diego shall sprout through The Dalai Lama
is in partnership with UC San Diego. We are loves His Holiness. His their future work and speaks in Italy
The Friends of the Da- so pleased that His Ho- Holiness will come to spread these basic val- in 2007 (via Luca
lai Lama foundation, liness will be here again San Diego to share an ues throughout the Galuzzi)
founded by Ven. in 2017.” authentic message of world.” Lama is fully ded-
The chancellor, In 2012, His Ho- peace and human val- Lama Tenzin Dhon- icated to assisting His
Pradeep K. Khosla of liness the 14th Dalai ue as the students en- den founded Friends of Holiness in sharing his
UCSD spoke about his Lama spoke at UC San ter their professional the Dalai Lama in 2000. vision and message of
upcoming arrival. Diego and last October lives,” said Lama Ten- Friends of the Dalai global peace and com-
“We are honored to met chancellor Khosla zin Dhonden. Lama (FODL) is an in- passion.
host His Holiness the in Dharamsala, India. “The seeds of kind- dependent non profit
14th Dalai Lama at UC “This shall be a very ness and compassion organization.

San Francisco Now Offers Free College
First City to Offer Free Community College
BY SYDNEY BROWN to enroll. cisco. That $5.4 million
Staff Writer The program’s su- will pay for the $46 per
pervisor told the media credit tuition fees that
In early February, that this new agree- are usually paid by each
the Mayor of San Fran- ment is similar to the student. City officials
cisco announced that way public secondary believe that the new
the city will be offering schools are run. college agreement will
free community college Last November, encourage students
at their local City Col- San Francisco residents from all backgrounds
lege of San Francisco. voted on a transfer tax. to get a local education,
This free education The tax is called Prop- and they predict that
will be offered to any osition W and it raises college enrollment in
college-bound student the tax for real estate their city will increase
that has lived in San and commercial prop- by about 20%. rolled in community purpose.
Francisco for at least a erties that are priced The new agreement college full time. Those City officials are
full year. Students from at $5 million or more. also reaps other ben- funds are to be used hoping that this new
wealthier families that The tax on those prop- efits for low-income to pay for textbooks agreement will encour-
would like to attend erties will increase by students. Students that and other supplies. age all San Francisco
the community college .25% and will guaran- already have their fees Students attending residents to strive for a
are also welcome to go tee about $5.4 million waived by the state are the community college college degree without
for free as there is no annually to the City being offered $500 per part-time will be given concern over cost.
cap on family income College of San Fran- year while they are en- $200 a year for the same

32 FEATURES March 3, 2017
Celebrate St.
Patrick’s Day!
BY SYDNEY BROWN
Staff Writer

Saint Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday that is celebrated every year
on March 17th. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland who lived
during the fifth century. After his death (which was believed to be
on March 17), his life story and ways of life become more and more
intertwined with the Irish people. The shamrock is widely associated
with Saint Patrick’s day because Saint Patrick used the three leaves of
the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity. The first Saint Patrick’s Day
parade took place in the United States, rather than Ireland. Irish sol-
diers who were serving in the English military marched through the
streets of New York City and shared their music and culture. Today,
Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated globally.

MINT CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE BARS
INGREDIENTS:
• 1 package of chocolate fudge cake mix with pudding
• 1/2 cup of butter (softened)
• 3 (8 ounce) packages of softened cream cheese
• 1 container of cream cheese flavored frosting
• 3 eggs
• 6 drops of green food coloring
• 3 drops of peppermint extract (or more depending upon who
minty you want it)
• 1 (10 ounce) package of dark chocolate and mint chips
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2. Beat cake mix and butter until the mixture turns crumbly and set
aside one cup.
3. Press the remaining mix into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 pan.
4. Place it in the oven and bake about ten minutes. Remove from
oven and let cool.
5. Beat cream cheese and frosting with an electric mixer until smooth.
6. Add eggs into the cream cheese mixture until blended.
7. Pour in six drops of green food coloring and beat until the color
is blended.
8. Beat in creme de menthe until fully blended, about 2 minutes.
9. Pour batter over the chocolate crust.
10. Sprinkle the one cup of reserved crumb mixture over the cheese-
cake batter.
11. Top with one cup of chocolate and mint chips.
12. Place in oven and bake for approximately 40 minutes.
13. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
14. Pour extra chocolate chips into a bowl and microwave it in 45
second intervals until melted.
15. Pour melted chocolate into a plastic bag.
16. Clip a corner of the plastic bag and drizzle melted chocolate over
the bars

FEATURES 33
Craving Junk Food? Perhaps You Ben Affleck Will
Need More Sleep Not Direct Next
New study links lack of sleep to effect on Batman
endocannabinoids, which regulate appetite
BY ASHA ALAGIRI
New film set to premiere in 2018
laboratory and epide- bar that included cook-
Features Editor miological studies has ies, candy, and chips.
started to consistently The participants
A study, by Erin associate insufficient in the sleep-deprived
Hanlon, has suggested sleep with an increased group ate more carbo-
that if you crave some risk of obesity,” she hydrates and twice as
Cheetos or chocolate it said. much fat and protein.
may be because you are Lack of sleep could This research links
lead to a bigger appe- together the endocan-

Photo via Gage Skidmore
actually sleep-deprived.
Researchers have tite towards junk food nabinoids, chemicals
discovered that a lack because it boosts hun- in the brain that are
of sleep could lead to ger, due to the nutri- involved in regulating
a stronger craving and ents consumed and the appetite and the same
an affinity towards un- energy cost of keeping receptors that mediate
healthy foods. yourself awake. the effects of marijuana
According to the Hanlon compared consumption.
CDC, Centers for Dis- fourteen healthy young This is an import-
ease Control, one in adults who had four ant discovery that links
three U.S. adults are nights of normal sleep sleep deprivation to
(eight and a half hours) weight gain. BY ARIELA and look forward to
sleep-deprived and FEINBERG
about the same per- to those with four There are many oth- bringing this to life for
centage are obese. nights of about half as er physical and mental Staff Writer fans around the world.”
Erin Hanlon, the much (four and a half health problems asso- The producers at
study author and re- hours). ciated with not getting Ben Affleck has Warner Bros. support
search associate at the Both groups were enough sleep. Hanlon decided not to direct Affleck’s decision, stat-
University of Chica- provided with careful- and her team want peo- the upcoming Batman ing, “Warner Bros. fully
go, has been aiming to ly prepared meals, and ple to understand these movie as of January 31, supports Ben Affleck’s
connect these problems on the final day the effects and know how 2017. decision and remains
nationwide and now participants were giv- lack of sleep could af- Affleck justified his committed to work-
claims to be able to. en a healthy meal along fect them while awake. departure from direct- ing with him to bring
“Evidence from with access to a snack ing for the franchise a standalone Batman
because the role of Bat- picture to life.”
man requires focus and This is very exciting
Obama’s Next Job: at Spotify? passion.
He later said,
news for DC Comics
fans everywhere.
“President of Playlists” gets job offer from streaming giant “There are certain char- The movie is cur-
acters who hold a spe- rently in search of a
BY ADINA KEELING House, he jokes that he class leadership to our cial place in the hearts new director; Matt
Staff Writer could use a job at Spo- playlist editors” and of millions.” Reeves, director of
tify. “Identify and substan- “Performing this Planet of the Apes, has
“I’m still waiting for Spotify quickly tiate new playlist ideas, role demands focus, been floated.
my job at Spotify. Cuz I published a job post- e.g. from a playlist for passion and the very Reeves is more than
know y’all all loved my ing, for a certain “Pres- shooting hoops with best performance I qualified for the job,
playlist”, Obama said ident of Playlists” and your friends, to the can give. It has become with history of direct-
jokingly in early Janu- its requirements in- perfect warm up play- clear that I cannot do ing, screen playing, and
ary. cluded: having at least list for addressing the both jobs to the level producing at least 10
Obama is a big “eight years experience nation about health they require. Together different major motion
Spotify user and has running a highly-re- care legislation that with the studio, I have pictures.
been sharing playlists garded nation”, speak- bears your name”. decided to find a part- In addition to
since 2015, including ing “passionately about Spotify also made ner in a director who searching for a new di-
Christmas, Summer, playlists at press events sure to mention that will collaborate with rector for the upcom-
and workout playlists. and having “good team the President of Play- me on this massive ing film, rumors have
Some of his favorite spirit, excellent work lists must “attend daily film. been floating around
musicians are Kendrick ethic, a friendly and briefings”, and “analyze “I am still in this, that script is coming
Lamar, Miles Davis, warm attitude, and a data and performance and we are making it, together poorly.
Aloe Blacc, Nina Sim- Nobel Peace Prize.” of playlists ... using all but we are currently The franchise plans
one and Bob Marley. While describing available intelligence.” looking for a director. I on releasing the final
Now that Obama the job itself, Spotify remain extremely com- film in 2018.
is out of the White added: “Provide world- mitted to this project,

34 FEATURES March 3, 2017
SPORTS
Usain Bolt Hands Back Trading Football
Gold Medal for Fútbol
Bolt’s teammate busted for doping Chargers to be replaced by San
Diego soccer team?

Qualcomm Stadium (via Intersofia)

BY ANNA-MARIA that could thrive off
ZAREMBOK of a new professional
Photo via Richard Giles
Staff Writer sports team.
BY SOPHIE International Olympic ment is no longer con- Additionally, with-
BOLINGER Committee (IOC) last sidered a triple, it’s a After the San Di- out anything to fill the
Staff Writer year, Carter tested pos- “double double” plus ego Chargers officially space, the Qualcomm
itive. two. announced their re- stadium site would
It has been found he Marlon Devonish, location to Los An- cost the city approxi-
Usain Bolt needs geles, partially due to mately $12 million per
to hand back one of was containing stimu- a former 4x100m re- year, money that could
his nine Olympic Gold lant methylhexanea- lay team member for the fact that the team
mine, which has been Britain, lost his silver would not be funded be used on other, more
medals due to contro- a new stadium, some important services.
versies that aren’t even banned since 2004, medal at the World The site would be
his own. during the 2008 Beijing Championships in investors have brought
Olympics. Carter was 2003 following Dwain forth the idea of fund- built with a park and
Usain Bolt is most ing a Major League a stadium over about
notably known for his one of Bolts four team- Chambers’ failed drug half of the space, and
outstanding success mates in the 4x100m test. Soccer stadium at the
relay in 2012 were the Devonish stated, Qualcomm site. The the rest would be de-
in the Olympic Track stadium would also be veloped, which would
and Field events for Ja- team had won Gold. “With relays you work also provide space for
maica in which he has Bolt stated, “For together, you build a shared with San Diego
years you’ve worked relationship, but you State University’s foot- housing and business
achieved the infamous ball team. The cost of developments. A Ma-
“triple triple.” hard to accumulate never know what goes jor League Soccer team
Bolt has won three gold medals and you on behind closed doors the new stadium would
work hard to be a and clearly Carter was not be put upon the would provide San
Gold medals in the public, as it would be Diego with another
Olympic Track events champion, but it’s one taking drugs. Carter popular sport to watch
100m, 200m, and the of those things … I’m has tarnished the team. funded by private in-
more concerned about It’s a massively selfish vestors. locally. Because the
4x100m relay three Some believe that public would not be
Olympics in a row. the athlete and I hope act and I’m sure Bolt funding the construc-
Bolt’s Jamaican he gets through it.” and the rest of the team San Diego is a perfect
The most disap- are bitterly disappoint- place for professional tion of the site, the
team-mate, Nesta Car- soccer due to the fact community would be
ter, was one of the 454 pointing factor from ed.” more accepting of the
selected doping sam- this is that Bolt’s “triple that San Diego is a
triple” medal achieve- young and diverse city entire process.
ples retested by the

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LaDanian Tomlinson & Don TECH
Coryell Inducted to Hall of Sports VR
Fame BY CAMI HICKMAN
Staff Writer

Virtual reality has
gained great popularity
over the past year, and
many are attempting to
integrate this technol-
ogy into a more realis-
tic sports experience.
In September 2016,
Fox Sports began Fox
Sports VR. The orga-
nization broadcast the
September 17 Oklaho-
ma vs. Ohio State foot-
ball game in its first
virtual reality telecast.
The highlights of this
year’s Super Bowl, too,
were made available on
the Fox Sports VR app.
However, the Super
Bowl was not available
live in virtual reality.
Virtual reality is be-
ing put to use in other
sports as well. Soccer
is offered in virtual
reality in addition to
standard sports up-
dates. Companies like
NextVR offer virtual
LaDanian Tomlinson plays for the San Diego Chargers during his MVP season reality live streams of
(via Keith Allison) NBA games, tennis
tournaments like the
US Open, and boxing.
One thing that
BY NATHAN MILLER set NFL records as the confirm Tomlinson’s year. Under Coryell’s some claim may hold
Staff Writer fifth best rusher (13684 NFL Hall of Fame in- leadership in 1978, the virtual reality of pro-
yards), and the second duction made their team broke their losing fessional sports back is
The Los Angeles best scorer (145 touch- decision in less than streak and advanced low streaming quality
Charger’s ex-player, downs) in his 9 seasons five minutes, the low- to the playoffs for the and issues with screen
LaDainian Tomlinson, with the Chargers. est decision making next four years in a quality. As virtual re-
and ex-coach, Don Co- Despite not be- time among the other row, the first time in ality is primarily as-
ryell, were inducted ing inducted into the eighteen candidates. thirteen years that this sociated with mobile
the National Football Hall of Fame until this This highlights Tom- had been accomplished phones, the screens of
League’s Hall of Fame year, Tomlinson is an linson’s legendary and for the Chargers. Addi- these devices will need
in February. extremely decorated unprecedented career. tionally, Coryell led the to be better in order to
Tomlinson, who player. He has won nu- Chargers owner Dean Chargers to have the allow viewers to under-
began his professional merous NFL honors in- Spanos congratulated most number of pass- stand what is going on
career with the Char- cluding Most Valuable Tomlinson on his mile- ing yards in six consec- in the game. For many,
gers as a running back, Player and Offensive stone achievement, “It utive years from 1978 VR is an extremely ex-
retired from profes- Player of the Year. After was never a doubt in to 1983. citing new technology,
sional football in 2012. ending his career with my mind that he would It is evident that and for sports organi-
He is arguably one of the Chargers, Tomlin- be a first-ballot Hall of both LaDainian Tom- zations, it is a way to
the best players the son’s number, 21, was Famer.” linson and Don Coryell revitalize their broad-
Chargers has ever had, retired by the team and Don Coryell, Head have left a lasting im- casts. However, if it is
considering his mul- he was later inducted Coach of the Char- pact on the team and to succeed, technology
tiple athletic achieve- in the Charger’s Hall of gers from 1978 to 1986, will remain a part of will need to grow.
ments. Tomlinson has Fame. was also inducted to the Chargers legacy.
The committee to the Hall of Fame this

36 SPORTS March 3, 2017
Patriots Outlast Falcons in Nail-
Biter Super Bowl
New England Patriots defeat Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI

BY SOPHIE Falcons #1 scoring of-
BOLINGER
Staff Writer
28-3 with 2:08 minutes
left in the third quar-
ter. This marked the
to win their first Super
Bowl title, having pre-
viously lost in Super
fense versus the Patri-
ots #1 scoring defense.
34
New England Patriots
largest comeback and Bowl XXXIII. While the Atlanta of-
Super Bowl LI was first overtime in Super Both teams had fense dominated the
Bowl history, a remark- excellent seasons, the first 35 minutes, New
looking like an unin-
teresting rout, when it
suddenly turned into
able effort by New
England, though some
Patriots going 14-2
in regular season, an
England’s defense shut
out the Falcons the
28
Atlanta Falcons
perhaps the most ex- would say Atlanta just NFL best-record, and last quarter and a half,
citing Super Bowl ever. “blew it.” The Patri- the Falcons finishing while Brady and the
On February 5th, 2017 ots, led by quarterback 11-5. The Falcons and Patriots’ offense awoke
the New England Pa- Tom Brady, were en- Patriots were clearly to score on consecutive handed catch while
triots and the Atlan- tering their 9th Super the two best teams, possessions that includ- keeping both toes in
ta Falcons went head Bowl appearance, 7th the Falcons winning ed a pair of two point bounds appeared to
to head in this year’s under Coach Bill Beli- their NFC Champion- conversions to send the be game changing put-
NFL’s Super Bowl in chick and Brady, who ship against the Green game into overtime. ting the Falcons with-
Houston Texas. The won an unprecedented Bay Packers 44-21 and Super Bowl LI’s fan- in range of a clinching
Patriots overcame a 5th Super Bowl. The the Patriots also easy tastic finish also fea- field goal, only to be
25-point deficit to win Falcons, led by Coach victors in the AFC tured two of the finest topped by Julian Edel-
their 5th Super Bowl Dan Quinn and quar- Championship over the catches in Super Bowl man’s impossible grab
game in overtime 34- terback Matt Ryan, en- Pittsburg Steelers 36-17. history. Atlanta’s Ju- of a tipped ball inches
28, previously trailing tered the game trying The game featured the lio Jones’ amazing one from the turf in the Pa-
triots game tying drive.

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A+E
Cheerio! Ed Sheeran is Here with New Music!
British phenom releases third studio album, Divide
BY CHANTAL “Castle on a Hill” and
LANATTA “Shape of You.” Both
Staff Writer have become popular
on U.S. and interna-
Today, Ed Sheeran tional charts.
will release his new al- Sheeran recent-
bum Divide after over a ly told fans that he’ll
year without producing begin his tour in Eu-
music. rope sometime during
Fans and followers March.
have been anxiously His official website
checking their calen- has not been updat-
dars since the British ed with details of the
artist’s announcement tour, but Wales Online
on Instagram, where he said that Sheeran con-
captioned a picture of firmed he will be in
the album cover, “÷ out Wales sometime during
3rd March. Pre-Order the tour.
will go live at midnight In an interview with
in your country.” Nation Radio, Sheer-
There is a possibil- an stated that his tour
ity that the Grammy Song list from Divide (via @ed- Sheeran at an MTV event in would “start in a couple
award-winner will be sheeran Twitter) 2015 (via Eva Rinaldi)
of months and finish at
performing songs from ously told Entertainment He also specified ing with the names of the end of 2018.”
the album at Glaston- Weekly that his album that at the time he all the songs written He also assured
bury, a five-day festi- would not be named wasn’t sure of the al- on separate pieces of fans, saying, “If you’re
val in Pilton, Somerset something mathemat- bum name, “I don’t paper along with a di- a fan and you’d like to
that features perform- ical, it seems as if he know what the theme vision sign also on its come to a gig, I am go-
ing arts such as dance, changed his mind. on the next album is own piece of paper. ing to be playing every-
comedy, theater, circus, Sheeran did, howev- yet because I haven’t He also changed his where.”
cabaret, and more. er, claim that “every ti- made it.” profile picture to what While fans around
The title of the al- tle has its own theme.” Sheeran tweeted a he later released as the the world have been
bum follows the theme Multiply was given teaser of the album in cover. eagerly awaiting Sheer-
that Sheeran has cre- its title because it made December of 2016, hav- He has already re- an’s new album, Divide
ated with his previous everything that was on ing posted a picture of leased a couple songs is available today.
two albums, X and +. + bigger. the official track list- from the album such as
Although he previ-

George Lucas selects LA as home for his new $1 billion museum
Visionary filmmaker and entrepreneur set to open narrative arts gallery in 2021
BY NATHAN MILLER of Southern California, and many beloved film Instead, the museum les] in the last 25 years.”
Staff Writer where he studied at the treasures. will focus on film and art Furthermore, it is
Cinematic Arts School. Visitors will see storytelling. deemed to be the “jewel
George Lucas, the cre- After ruling out Chi- works by Norman Rock- Many claim that the in the crown” of Los An-
ator, director, and writer cago and San Francisco as well, Edgar Degas, and art and cultural life of geles’ Exposition Park.”
of Star Wars and Indiana possible locations, Lucas N.C. Wyeth, as well as Los Angeles will dramat- The Lucas museum
Jones, has selected Los ultimately felt that Los the original Darth Vader ically improve after the will be the first of many
Angeles to be the home Angeles’ strong connec- mask among other Star opening of Lucas’ muse- additions to Exposition
for his new $1 billion Mu- tion to the arts would Wars props. um. Park in an effort to make
seum of Narrative Arts. make it the perfect home Despite the heavy Eli Broad, of the the park a modern hub of
Lucas has chosen Ex- for his museum. influence of Star Wars Broad Museum, said that culture in Los Angeles.
position Park for the mu- The 275,000 square- memorabilia, Lucas has the new Lucas Museum is The George Lucas
seum, which is in close foot museum will feature stated that his upcoming “ one of the most import- Museum is scheduled to
proximity to his alma the private collection of gallery is “not a Star Wars ant cultural and tourist open in 2021.
mater, the University George Lucas’ artwork museum.” additions to [Los Ange-
38 A+E March 3, 2017
Fighting the Power One Lyric at a Time
A Breakdown of the Top 10 Protest Songs
BY MAIA PEARL, Staff Writer

1. “FORTUNATE SON” 2. “WAR”
Creedence Clearwater Edwin Starr
Revival 1970 - Vietnam War
1969 - Vietnam War
Originally a counterculture-era
A counterculture era anti-war soul song by The Temptations.
anthem criticizing militant Starr’s cover is notable as the most
patriotic behavior and those successful protest song to become a
who support the use of military pop hit. Billboard ranked it as the
force without having to “pay No. 5 song of 1970.
the costs” themselves (“fortu-
nate sons”).

3. “BRING THE BOYS 4. “SIMPLE SONG OF
HOME” FREEDOM”
Freda Payne Bobby Darin
1971 - Vietnam War 1969 - Vietnam War

Although this received a lot Famous lyrics: “So come and sing
of airplay in the States, it was a simple song of freedom/ Sing it
banned by the US Command like you’ve never sung before/ Let
from the American Forces it fill the air/ Tell the people every-
Network for fear that it would where/ We, the people here, don’t
“give aid and comfort to the want a war”
enemy.”

5. “EVE OF 6. “HELL NO, I AIN’T
DESTRUCTION” GONNA GO
Barry McGuire Matt Jones
1965 - Vietnam War 1967 - Vietnam War

Protest song written by P. F. Originally a poem of shorter
Sloan in mid-1964, several art- length by Matthew Jones & Elaine
ists recorded, McGuire’s is the Lavon from the book War and the
most well-known. American Pity of War, by Neil Philip. The
media popularized the song by song is part of the bluegrass genre.
using it as an example of every-
thing that was wrong with the
youth of the time. 8. “A CHANGE GONNA
COME”
7. “WAR PIGS” Sam Cooke
Black Sabbath 1964 - Segregation/Civil Rights
1970- Vietnam War/ “Evil”
The song concerns Afri-
The original title of “War Pigs” can-Americans and contains the
was “Walpurgis”, dealing with refrain, “It’s been a long time com-
the witches’ sabbath. Bassist ing, but I know a change is gonna
and lyricist Geezer Butler said, come.” The song was inspired by
“[The song] wasn’t about poli- various personal events in Cooke’s
tics or government or anything. life, most prominently an event in
It was [about] evil. [The lyric] which he and his entourage were
‘generals gathered in the mass- turned away from a whites only
es / just like witches at black motel in Louisiana.
masses’ is an analogy.”
10. “MASTERS OF WAR”
9. “GIVE PEACE A Bob Dylan
CHANCE” 1963- Cold War/ Arms Race
John Lennon
1969 - Vietnam War The song’s melody was adapted
from the traditional “Nottamun
In 1969, Yoko Ono and John Town”. Dylan’s lyrics are a protest
Lennon held two week-long against the Cold War arms build-
Bed-Ins for Peace at hotels in up of the early 1960s. In a 2001 in-
Amsterdam and Montreal, terview, Dylan emphasized, “[the
each of which were intended to song] is supposed to be a pacifistic
be non-violent protests against song against war. It’s not an an-
wars, and experimental tests of ti-war song.”
new ways to promote peace.
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