High Tide

‘What makes me look like I am an enemy?’

'What makes me look like I am an enemy?'

Sarah Falahahwazi, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2020

19 years later: America remembers. Each and every life lost on this day 19 years ago brings fresh pain to many. Understandably, Americans were shocked and horrified by the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and our leaders made one solemn vow: never again. As national security concerns over terrorism took pr...

University of California system must stop considering SAT and ACT for 2021 fall admissions

University of California system must stop considering SAT and ACT for 2021 fall admissions

Sarah Falahahwazi, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2020

The University of California system must immediately stop using the SAT and ACT as factors in the 2021 fall admissions cycle, an Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled on Sept. 1. Because students with disabilities have been unable to acquire necessary testing accommodations due to the COVID-19...

A Tale of Two Internet Connections

A Tale of Two Internet Connections

Sarah Falahahwazi and Alexis Mesa

August 29, 2020

For millions of students across the country, online school has become the new norm. Yet all internet connections are not created equal; for those with all three bars filled, it was the best of times. And for those who struggle to fill even one bar on a good day, it was the worst of times. After the f...

Reporting out

CWO3 Willoughby served 20 years in the Marine Corps before retiring in 2001.

Chrissa Olson, Staff Writer

June 22, 2020

As a teacher, he’s watched students grow up from freshmen to seniors who eventually graduated to continue the next chapter of their lives. This time, he’ll be the one leaving. For thirteen years, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Keith Willoughby (retired) has taught the Marine Corps Junior Reserve...

Batter with baking

Batter with baking

Haven Beches, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

As the days slowly blend into one another, it can be hard to figure out new and exciting activities that hold your attention span. Speaking from personal experience, if another influencer tells me to “go out and exercise!” or “learn a new language!” I might just throw my phone out the window a...

Making the grade

Making the grade

Chrissa Olson, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

  In response to stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic and the challenges students may face with at-home learning, RUHS has decided to “hold students harmless” for their grades per RBUSD policy. No student will receive a lower grade than the one received on March 12, the day b...

Dance or die

Dance or die

Nadia Bidarian, Features Editor

April 15, 2020

    With hopes of becoming a professional ballerina, sophomore Sarah St. John would dance for 25 hours at South Bay Ballet in Torrance. But with St. John’s studio being closed, she took matters into her own hands, continuing to dance as she would in the studio — only without the help of her i...

Family thais

Bunprakong completed schoolwork while quarantined in her home in Thailand.

Chrissa Olson, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

Students are ordered to stay home, which isn’t as easy as one might think when home is over 8,000 miles away.  Sophomore Irene Bunprakong, who started going to RUHS at the beginning of second semester, flew home to Bangkok, Thailand one week after the school announced its cancellation on March...

So long, seahawks

So long, seahawks

Heather Lee, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

The Redondo Beach Unified School District has closed campuses for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. Students will begin Phase 2 of the RBUSD Instructional Plan after Spring Break, on April 13th, and new material will be introduced as teachers move forward with their lesson plans. The decision to c...

Check my nails

Mia Dowdell, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

After a person requests to get acrylic nails from senior Lilly Sanchez, he/she is invited to her house, or she may go to his/hers. She takes out her supplies, consisting of Mia Secret acrylic powder and glue, a Kolinsky brush, a dappen dish to hold the acrylic monomer and a UV light. Sanchez starts ...

Getcha head in the game

Jess Alvear, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Referees in competitive sports are not normally the most popular people on the court or the field. But in this case, RUHS junior referees are making all the right calls.  Redondo students are working as junior referees at the Redondo Beach Youth Basketball Program (RBYB).  Participants must com...

Let’s talk about it

Elise Hauland, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Despite suicide being the third leading cause of death among people ages 15 to 24, 40% of suicidal teens do not seek help, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Teenagers all over the country struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts and tendencies, but recovery is not i...

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