High Tide

Going pro

Taylor Quaye, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018

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 instru...

Fight to the finish

Martha Farah, Features Editor

December 19, 2018

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 b...

Playing his truth

Taylor Quaye, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

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...

Let loose

Nadia Bidarian, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

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 Mill...

Sound Waves

Sangjun Lee, Staff Writer

October 20, 2018

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 menta...

Your rights within school gates

Your rights within school gates

Ben Brill and Lauren Kim

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, students’ rights change the second that they step onto campus; their freedom becomes limited. With the polarized political climate, more students are voca...

You miss the shots you don’t take

Grace McGonigle, Features Editor

October 4, 2018

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 j...

Pura Vita

Pura Vita

Nicole Sandoval, Staff Writer

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. With the rising trend of veganism, junior Lilly Spangler and her family opened up the first vegan Italian restaurant and wine bar in the U.S alongsid...

Finding the light in the darkness

Finding the light in the darkness

Lorraina Scolaro, Writer

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 light may emerge beyond a child’s recovery. With support from the community, surf coach Duncan Avery and his wife Nohea have been touched by these...

Jordan Jackson writes and records original songs

Jordan Jackson writes and records original songs

Aya Jhaveri, Staff Writer

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. Jackson decided to start songwriting and recording four months ago, finding inspiration through his brother’s music taste. “I was very inf...

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

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

Sarah Falahawazi, Staff Writer

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 about being here in Redondo, like being so close to the sun and the water all the time,” Holdsworth said. “I want to express emo ...

Life Rafts

Life Rafts

Martha Farah, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018

With suicide being the second leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States, suicide rates have risen by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Many students are dealing with internal and external pressures, increasing the amount of stress ...