High Tide

Senior Jarus Lorenzen professionally writes and records music

Senior Jarus Lorenzen professionally writes and records music

Brittany Baker, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017


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His most valued part of creating music is the process of writing the lyrics to his songs. Senior Jarus Lorenzen expresses himself through his passion for music. “My favorite part is being able to arrange different words together and come up with different ways to express an idea,” Lorenzen sa...

Lopez accesses his creative side through art

Lopez accesses his creative side through art

Marie Ona, Copy Editor

March 2, 2017


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Any medium works for him. Whether it’s through pencil, charcoal or just a pen from a hotel, senior Luigi Lopez can make art from it. Drawing inspiration from film and social media, Lopez uses art to express himself. “I like art because it helps me express whatever’s going on in my head,” Lopez said...

Happy medium

Happy medium

Grace McGonigle, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


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  Seniors Namie Fotion and Alysa Kataoka aren’t just any faces in the group of artists attending RUHS. They are separated by their messages of creativity and inspiration and share a piece of themselves with their viewers unseen by anyone else. When drawing, Fotion uses colored pencils...

Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is

Rubab Quraishi, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


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With the ability to spread love, this family voluntarily takes in foster children in order to provide them a safe and friendly home, something these children were not offered before. Freshman Ella Jackson and her family have been hosting many foster children that are in need of a home since 201...

Broadening horizons

Julian Quevedo, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017


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Throughout his life, Principal Jens Brandt has lived in Germany, Egypt, Brazil and the United States. He was able to travel to these places due to his father’s work in international education. “It really opened up my mind to what it’s like to live outside the United States and have a more glo...

Easy, breezy, beautiful

Easy, breezy, beautiful

Maryam Bacaloni, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017


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What started out as a young girl watching her mom put makeup on turned into a passion for the fine arts of cosmetology. Senior Mahina Armijo expresses her artistic ability through lipsticks and eyeshadows. “At a young age, I would always look up to my mom for makeup advice, and she was one of the reasons I...

On display

Amanda Ban, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017


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Junior Maddie Brooks dedicates her free time to creating and sharing art with her friends. Brooks and PVHS student Jo Edmison held an art show at Brooks’ house on Feb. 4 showcasing the work of various high school students from the South Bay. Brooks and Edmison created a short film entitled “Ophidian.”...

Fractured family

Erika Zlatkin and Sarah Flannery

February 16, 2017


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The moment that they found out their opportunity to visit their relatives in the Middle East had been postponed, their families were devastated by the news. “My family in Iran can’t come to visit me because of the new ban,” senior Tina Hayati said. “My uncle has a ten year old son who we we...

A family divided

A family divided

Danny Parhizi, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


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*For confidentiality purposes, the student's name has been changed to Reza Tehrani. The President’s executive order to halt immigration from seven muslim majority countries has had unwarranted effects on many people. Reza Tehrani has found himself torn apart from his mother, who was detained and dep...

Marching for equality

Lauren Kim, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017


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Sophomore Maggie Morey was one of the 500,000 people to walk in the Women’s March in Washington D.C. The Women’s March on Washington was a political rally to promote women’s rights, racial equality and LGBTQ rights that took place on Jan. 21, 2017. “The march was really inspiring. I know th...

On pointe

Kayla Hiken, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017


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For junior Allexxis Allen, dance has been a part of her life since she was two years old. She dedicates more than 20 hours to dance and travels over 1,000 miles a week to get there. With this huge commitment, many awards and prizes have followed, including two national titles as well as scholarships to ...

Down the rabbit hole

Down the rabbit hole

Martha Farah, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017


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Photo by Eden Millan For confidentiality, the source is referred to as John Doe. Despite having an alcoholic father and a sister addicted to drugs, teacher John Doe has not only stopped the cycle of addiction by not using substances, but has tried to help his family get out of it.    Accordin...