PROM CANCELLED!!

Sydney Morgan, managing editor/columnist/staff writer, senior
April 3, 2016
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On April 1st, administrator Ryan Fulyall said that this year a test will be enforced on all the seniors to enter their prom. He added that this would be the hardest test that the seniors will ever take in their high school career. Volunteers have already taken the test, and so far no one was a...

High School Isn’t Preparing Us

Athena Cruz, editor in chief/staff writer, senior
March 8, 2016
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Today’s high school students are either bombarded with large amounts of self­-taught assignments or are barely receiving in­-class instruction to understand the basics of their enrolled course fully. One poll revealed that more than 70 percent of teens thought school courses were too easy. Non-challenging...

Getting High

Nika Vetsko, staff writer, senior
March 8, 2016
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The use of marijuana by teens in high school has been a problem for decades and remains one on the San Diego high campus. Although the number of teens smoking pot has changed with time, the issue of its effects on the developing brain of a teenager persists. With a growing number of states legalizing...

Up in Smoke

Jerame Saunders, staff writer, senior
March 8, 2016
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Society is lead to believe that underage smoking is gone, but it remains prevalent throughout America. “Each day, more than 2,000 kids in the United States try their first cigarette; and another 580 additional kids under 18 years of age become new regular, daily smokers” reports an anti-tobacco campaign....

Innocence in Homelessness

Nika Vetsko, staff writer, senior
March 8, 2016
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Recently twenty-two-year-old local artist Inocente Izucar came to visit San Diego High School to raise awareness of child homelessness. Students viewed “Inocente”, the film that documented her years of homelessness. Filmed when she was fifteen years old, the movie sheds light on her struggles and...

The Lock-Down Reality

Nika Vetsko, staff writer, senior
January 13, 2016
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A loud beep interrupts the classroom. It is followed by the crackling voice of a school official. The teacher locks the door and turns off the light. The students quietly climb under their tables and hide for as long as it takes to resolve the situation. There is a threat on campus and the campus must...

Hungry in San Diego

Nika Vetsko, staff writer
January 13, 2016
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On a daily basis, one in six people goes hungry in the U.S. In San Diego many of the 8,506 homeless face a similar situation. When people think about this city, many imagine a pleasant, beach town along the California coast. The reality is that it is a metropolis teeming with a large homeless population...

The World Crisis in Greece

Maya Salameh, staff writer, sophmore
January 13, 2016
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The food shortage in Greece this past year has been fueling tensions between Middle Eastern refugees and Europeans. The aridity of the Greek mainland and its surrounding islands has proven even more harmful than usual to its hungry occupants, and increasing population pressure is only worsening the...

The History Behind Veteran’s Day

Nika Vetsko, Staff Writer, IS Senior
November 21, 2015
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World War I was the first all-encompassing conflict that the world experienced. It amounted to a total of 38 million deaths and casualties from 1914-1919. In November of 1918 the world was already exhausted from the constant fighting of the Great War. All of the sides involved were ready to end the fighting....

Life, Work and Play with Mae Billet-Ziskin, Ph.D.

Maya Salemeh, staff writer
July 4, 2015
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The lack of equity in pay, positions, and recognition between men and women has been prevalent throughout workplaces since the dawn of time. For too long, women have faced an unjustifiable disparity in the positions they receive and the promotions they garner, and those brave enough to face that injustice...

Do it Now! Not Tomorrow

Luci Galaviz, staff writer
June 7, 2015
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In high school there are many things students need to do before graduation. According to the article Procrastination Is Bad For Your Grades, students who turn in their assignments one day or hours after the due date are at risk of getting a full grade lower than what they could have received. Students...

What’s your opinion on MVPA’s closure?

Luci Galaviz, staff writer
May 27, 2015
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