High Tide

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...

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...

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...

Hitting the slopes

Charlotte Pawlukiewicz, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

  It’s the weekend for freshman Jaxon Archer, an Alpine skier from the Mammoth team. He is in Mammoth surrounded by deep snow and his fellow teammates, skiing down a snowy mountain at full speed. Archer goes skiing with his ski team nearly every weekend. He recently switched from the alpin...

Brain games

Emilie Takahashi, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Starting with nothing, they are given a task and they have to build a machine that can complete the given tasks in a certain time period.  There are two main parts to robotics, Mechanical and Programming, Mechanical members work with the programing members to make sure that they can build a functio...

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...