High Tide

Two different Worlds

Hunter Shank, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018

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Senior Fuma Ueno was a Japanese resident for the first 7 years of his life. In Japan, students don’t have the same rights that they do here. In Japanese schooling systems, students also have a lot more responsibility. “We didn’t have janitors to clean our classrooms, instead students were in charge of cleaning the classroom daily. We also couldn’t bring our own...

Going pro

Taylor Quaye, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018

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From high school musician to world class marching participant, junior Julian Quevedo was offered a Drum Corps International (DCI) contract to play in the A corps of Santa Clara Vanguard. Santa Clara Vanguard is a drum and bugle corps marching band that consists of brass, percussion and horn instruments, as well as color guard, a team of dancers. Traveling across the United...

Fight to the finish

Martha Farah, Features Editor

December 19, 2018

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Competition: the fire that fuels victory individually and as a team. Girls’ varsity basketball coach, Marcelo Enriquez, believes that there is a high level of competitiveness on the team due to the athletes’ devotion to the sport. “Competition definitely motivates them to want to be the best that they can be and their deep passion for the game too,” Enriquez s...

Playing his truth

Taylor Quaye, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

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With five instruments under his belt, sophomore Juninho Paniouchkine doesn’t plan on stopping there. Despite the challenges being both a musician and student, Paciouchkine has been able to keep his love for music alive. After almost six years playing, Paniouchkine plays the oboe, flute, clarinet, marimba, piano and saxophone. “The easiest to learn was the flute, by far...

Let loose

Nadia Bidarian, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

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After a long, stressful day at school, freshman Ryland Doersam sits through agonizing, two hour long traffic to get to his final destination: Millennium Dance Complex in Studio City. There, Doersam can let go of his stress and inhibitions, and just dance. Doersam takes hip hop classes at Millennium, which is known for its “amazing” dancers and famous choreographers....

Sound Waves

Sangjun Lee, Staff Writer

October 20, 2018

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After months of mapping out designs and ideas with scientists and mentors, senior John Forbes looks forward to the upcoming November launch of his new subscription-based app  MyndSetter. “The name ‘Myndsetter’ relates to how this app uses music to set people’s minds from an unwanted mental state to a desired, productive state,” Forbes said. Created with the p...

Your rights within school gates

Your rights within school gates

October 4, 2018

The first amendment of the Constitution guarantees every U.S. citizen the right to freedom of speech, petition, religion, assembly, and press. However, s...

You miss the shots you don’t take

Grace McGonigle, Features Editor

October 4, 2018

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Carving up the ice from California to Connecticut, junior Aidan Patterson moved to Avon, Connecticut at the beginning of the school year to attend Avon Old Farms and play hockey. “I decided to move because I felt it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. It was one of those things I just had to kinda jump at,” Patterson said. Although moving was difficult at first,...

Pura Vita

Pura Vita

October 4, 2018

Think of Italian food. You're probably visualizing pizza, pasta, cheeses, perhaps delicious meats. Did the word "vegan" come to mind? Probably not. ...

Finding the light in the darkness

Finding the light in the darkness

September 18, 2018

Cancer is a tough enough battle on its own, but when it attacks your kids, a time full of darkness can become even darker. Sometimes, however, rays of...

Jordan Jackson writes and records original songs

Jordan Jackson writes and records original songs

May 8, 2018

Sitting in his recording studio and tuning out the world, senior Jordan Jackson writes and records songs in hopes of making his mark in the music industry....

Senior Kolby Holdsworth sell his artwork, surfboards, and records to his peers

Senior Kolby Holdsworth sell his artwork, surfboards, and records to his peers

May 3, 2018

Through selling paintings and music, senior Kolby Holdsworth shares the essence of what it’s like to live by the beach. “I try to reflect the things that I enjoy ...

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