High Tide

Fractured family

Erika Zlatkin and Sarah Flannery

February 16, 2017

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

*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 an...

Marching for equality

Lauren Kim, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

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

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 scholarship...

Down the rabbit hole

Down the rabbit hole

Martha Farah, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017

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.    Accord...

Releasing them

Releasing them

Nadia Stodder, Staff Writer

January 18, 2017

In this ever developing world, there are many people who find work they can do to help those less fortunate than them. Sophomore Inde Navarrette is doing just that by helping her grandparents in an organization called Handclasp to give children of Thailand—many of whom are sold into sex slaver...

Founding Virtù

Founding Virtù

Kylee Kallick, Staff Writer

January 17, 2017

Sophomore John Forbes had the idea of creating his own local clothing company, Virtù Clothing Co. to give himself experience in the entrepreneurial world. With lots of work and effort, he made sure it was off the ground by Christmas break, with photo shoots daily and managing the company’s I...

Making waves

Making waves

Whayden Dhamcho, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016

Waking up early in the morning to go out and photograph surfers is a sacrifice freshman George Ejupi is willing to take if it means perfecting his hobby of taking pictures. After accumulating over 22,000 likes on an Instagram post of his after a repost by SURFING Magazine, Ejupi has gained the drive to...

Starboy

Starboy

Amanda Shaw, Senior Editor

December 15, 2016

Click, click, click. Light reflects. Directions and movements are called out. Flustered hair and makeup artists rush around. He tunes it all out and does his job: wearing high-end clothing, staring unblinkingly into the camera, and striking pose after pose. Senior Drake Brown is on his way to succe...

She saw the sign

Erika Zlatkin, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016

The sound of one hand clapping  any be a philosophical mystery to a Zen Buddhist, but the silent movement of hands often carries a literal world of meaning to practitioners of American Sign Language (ASL). Sophomore Kennedy Trawick studies ASL as her language credit and is planning to become fluent. ...

Benone shares her experience as a producer for the drivetime show, “Top 8 @8”

Benone shares her experience as a producer for the drivetime show, “Top 8 @8”

Julian Quevedo, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016

When students face difficulties in high school, they must either push through, find help or drop out. Teacher Jordana Benone, however, found a solution in a radio station. Benone’s work as a teenager helped her keep a positive attitude about life after high school. “Working in a radio statio...

Finding comfort

Finding comfort

Amanda Ban, Staff Writer

December 13, 2016

After losing one of the most important people in his life, junior Daniel Nevarez was inspired to channel his pain into helping others who have experienced a loss. Nevarez decided to volunteer at Comfort Zone Camp, a support camp for kids who have lost an immediate family member. “Losing ...