High Tide

Pickin’ up good vibrations

Sammie Hall, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Shivering at the water’s edge, a  group of athletes prepare to stride into the 60° ocean water. First the younger elementary aged kids jump in, closely followed by experienced older athletes.  It’s 8 AM on a Sunday and Ocean Fever, a nonprofit open water swim group, is preparing for their first oc...

It sticks with you

Elena Hanna, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Selling over 300 stickers within the span of four months, junior Kaori Takiguchi runs a sticker business that allows her to channel her creativity and interact with a unique demographic. Balancing creativity and customers’ interests, Takiguchi believes that the hardest part of running a business is mark...

Damage control

David Delatorre, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

One night when her father arrived home from work, he surprised senior Kaith Wong with a pair of small-sized nitrile gloves. Being only 10 years old at the time, Wong didn’t fully understand the gift’s significance. But the gift foreshadowed the future memories they would share together while work...

Dancing to the beat of her own drum

Hannah Landry, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

When thinking of the word dance, the mind wanders to more modern places like ballet or contemporary. But when sophomore Ava Bradley thinks of it, her mind wanders somewhere more exotic and relaxed.  Bradley has been dancing for 13 years, starting when she was two. Bradley does Polynesian dances in...

Down the runway

Charlotte Pawlukiewicz, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Freshman Lilly Kruk’s passion for modeling started when she was six years old, watching America’s Next Top Model and being inspired by her many idols. That led her to where she is now: a model who has participated in jobs from commercials to photoshoots, to runways. Kruk has been modeling for about eight years...

Free runner

Free runner

Heather Lee, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019

Steadying himself on the metal beams, senior Marcellus Finklea prepares to do a backflip over a bridge, the traffic rumbling below him. Calmly, he walks up the beams and stands on top, adjusting his feet. He launches himself into the air and sticks the landing. The sport, parkour, created by Dav...

Surveillance at school

Reem Chamas and Trina Kolas

March 16, 2019

The twenty-first century was when the concept of total privacy officially died. If it’s on the internet, almost anyone can access it. From looking at a person’s search history to tracking down someone’s social security number, nothing anyone does nowadays is truly private anymore. And a school e...

An unbelizebale teacher

Nadia Bidarian, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

To some, biology teacher Kelly Lewis may be considered a daredevil- he has skydived, snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef, and explored the rainforests of Costa Rica, just to name a few activities. But in reality, he simply loves learning. “My to-do list changes all the time, and if I hear about somet...

Subtracting hate

Subtracting hate

Sangjun Lee, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

After over a month of planning their positivity awareness campaign, sophomores Caroline Landry and Katie Lee launched their new merchandise last Thursday. “Absolute Positivity is our campaign to spread positivity throughout school,” Landry said. “In the face of prevalent bullying and negativity, thes...

Leading a double life

Meghan Jacob, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019

Growing up in the middle of an Egyptian and Canadian household is what freshman biology teacher Salwa Sabet has been living with since childhood. Sabet’s mother was raised in Canada and her father grew up in Egypt, which gave Sabet many unusual hardships as a kid. “I definitely had moments ...

Sticks and stones

Heather Lee, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

*For anonymity, sources will be referred to as John Doe and Marie Major. Students are desensitized to offensive language, and it’s time to talk about it.   Teenagers are not known for being very careful with their words, and most pick up and use language without considering the impact. This...

Two different Worlds

Hunter Shank, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018

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 char...