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Volume LXXXVIV Issue 5-March 13, 2015


its expensive to have parks and there isnt enough tax
revenue allocated for it

By Ana Gimber
Staff Writer
Most of the state-owned
parks in San Diego County
operated at a loss in the
2014 fiscal year and according to a new financial report, seven of those
parks were more than a
million dollars in debt.
The California State Park
System has been under
fire in recent years for financial mismanagement.
A transition team that is
part of the department
is charged with changing
the way it does business.
A September 2013
state audit found that
the park systems finances were in disarray, with local
park districts waiting months
to receive their cut of the annual budget. Governor Jerry
Browns administration wants
the departments 280 parks to
generate more revenue and
become less reliant on state
funding. The department
also estimates it has $1 billion in deferred maintenance
needs. In January, Gov. Brown
pledged $20 million toward

Hey Vikes,
Happy March! Last month we
had Red Ribbon Week, ASB
Ball, and Dodgeball. Thanks
to everyone that came out
and played and also to everyone who came to watch. This
year The Smurfs won the boys
bracket and Mafia 2.0 won
the girls bracket. This coming month we have Senior Vs.
Faculty on the 13th. Buy your
ticket Monday- Thursday for
$3 and for $5 on Friday. The
game will be during 5th period in the big gym. Also coming up is Airband so be sure to
talk to your class officers about
getting involved.
will be after Spring Break on
April 9th. Have a great month
Vikes and happy Spring!
Zoe Rashid
ASB President

that end. The park system operated 274 of its 280 parks at a loss
last year. The gap between what
parks earned and what was
spent to operate the parks was

more than $300 million statewide. In total, the state park

system brought in $114 million
in revenue last year, compared
to expenditures of $445 million.
Richard Conn, the president
of the San Diego Parks Association said, Overnight cabin
rentals could be a big source
of revenues for the park, but
as with parking and admissions fees, it will be a delicate
balancing act for the state. He

added, At a time [when] its

trying to make the park system more financially viable,
the state also wants to make
the park system more ac-

historic buildings and objects,

archaeological sites, trails,
and campsites, according to a
Parks Forward report. Today,
the department does not have
sufficient funds for its
ongoing maintenance
let alone the backlog of
deferred maintenance
projects and capital
outlay projects. In the
past, bond funds have
paid for capital projects, but those funds
will be spent before
the end of the decade.
Peter Jensen, president of the Torrey Pines
Association said,...its
expensive to have parks
and there isnt enough
Photo Courtesy of Jordan Bowman
tax revenue allocated
cessible and affordable for for it. In line with Parks Forunderserved communities. wards recommendations, the
Outside marketing ex- state plans to develop a netpertise could help the state work of nonprofit partners to
set the right price points to help shore up funding gaps, inreach its goals. The systems cluding Parks California, a yetdeferred maintenance needs to-be formed nonprofit that is
will be a lingering issue, and expected to collect and distribthe state is eager to identify ute funds from government
and raise additional funding programs and private donors.
streams outside what the state The debt is huge and hard to recan collect. The department cover from but hopefully fundmust maintain thousands of raisers will help bridge the gap.


Lack of Cultural


Little Libraries
Around LJ






La Jolla High Junior Wins

Jamie Harder Scholarship

By Andrea Albanez
Staff Writer
The Global Leadership Connection in San Diego is an annual event that nominates juniors from schools around San
Diego to participate in the program where they interact with
various juniors in the area, learn
about leadership and self-confidence, and apply to win scholarships. This year, junior Lydia Samuel from La Jolla High
School won the Jamie Harder
Scholarship as Female Youth
Leader of San Diego, the highest
award honored at the program.
This year, La Jolla High School
sent 24 nominated students to
the program. When Samuel first
heard of the program and decided to attend the program she
said she didnt expect anything
going into it. Going through the
two seminars, Lydia thought the
program was a lot of fun with

all of the activities and games

we did and meeting new
people from other schools.
Her favorite speaker was
Dr. Jeffery Rutgard, a La Jollan who is the only international humanitarian ophthalmologist in the world.
Samuel said, he helps the
blind who cant afford the
eye surgery they need, and
thats what I want to do and
[is] my goal in life. Going
through the program, one of
the main aspects is to also try
and win a scholarship given by the program directors.
There was an application and interview process
that every student needed
to undergo in order to be eligible to win a scholarship.
Samuel said she thought she
wouldnt win anything. I was

just excited that I was actually

chosen to be a part of the program. On the day of the award
ceremony, though, Samuel
was called upon as the winner
of the Jamie Harder Scholarship, receiving a $500 scholarship to the college where
she will attend and a two week
paid vacation to Washington,
DC, to go through the GLC
experience and visit many
sites and attractions that the
nations capital has to offer.
Asking Carole Harder, the
executive director of Global Leadership Connection,
about Lydia Samuel and how
she was chosen to win the Jamie Harder scholarship, she
said, Lydia [Samuel] had high
scores on her application and
interview. Her volunteer work
over seas was very outstand-

ing. During the Leadership

Conference she was polite,
positive, and caring. She was
friendly and kind to other students and to the adults in the
room. She was very enthusiastic and appreciative. In addition, Samuel is on the varsity track and field team and
has her own business of selling her own jewelry that she
doesnt use anymore, which
she started two years ago.
With over 80 other students
from nine different schools
in the San Diego area applying for the scholarship that
she received, Lydia Samuel
winning the scholarship is a
huge honor for the school, It
is a great opportunity for her
and shows how she is a stand
out student and young adult
in the San Diego community.


The La Jolla High School

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Kaitlin Wheeler

Features Editors
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Lilly Grossman

Student Focus Editor

Lily Kennedy

Sports Editor

Stephanie Buchbinder

A&E Editor

Sarah Rainsdon

Business Manager
Misha Kabbage

Media Editors
Shane Lynch
Ryan Robson


Robert J. Boyd

Staff Writers

Andrea Albanez
Creekstar Allan
Kieran Bauman
Jordan Beary
Viviana Bonomie
Joseph Carroll
Mary Dentz
Sophia Dorfsman
Ana Gimber
Sophia Ketring
Jillian Kopp
Ilana Larry
Yenitzia Lopez
Tristan Macelli
Georgie Morris
Lauren Robbins

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March 13, 2015

Drinking Age The Restricting


By Mary Dentz
Staff Writer

Its July 17, 1984. President

Ronald Reagan signs the National Minimum Drinking
Age Act. It is a law that enforces states to raise the drinking
age to 21 or withstand a ten
percent cut from their federal highway funding. The USA
has had a roller coaster of an
experience with its legislation
concerning the drinking age.
Most states have always had
a drinking age of 21. The big
exception was during Prohibition, when alcohol became
illegal and no one in the USA,
no matter what their age, was
allowed to drink. Then came
the good old 60s. Along with
the increase in student activism against the Vietnam War,
the voting age was decreased
from 21 to 18. A few states
lowered their drinking ages
to 18, but during the fateful
year of 1984, Reagan solidified
things to what they are today.
I have returned from Spain
as a foreign exchange student
where, as an 18-year-old, I was
completely free and not prosecuted for drinking alcohol.
There are some comparisons
to be made between Europe
and the USA that I came to

notice which perplexed me.

A citizen of this country must
be over 21 in order to purchase or consume alcohol.
Physiologically speaking, the
human body does not develop completely into an adult
until 21 years of age. Yet the
USA says that you are an adult
and may vote and even die for
your country at 18; that at 18
you are just close enough to
being, mentally and physically, prepared to kill someone...
but not old enough to drink?
That is just too odd. The law
says you must be at least 18
to be licensed to drive; however, here in our fair state of
California, a child of a mere
15 and years of age can begin to drive. In Spain, there is
no fear of underage drinking
because few people abuse it.
Its like when someone tells
you not to do something: you
are more likely to do it out of
spite. This begs the question,
on a scale of importance to the
American public: do we consider driving less dangerous
than going to war, and war
less dangerous than drinking?
It may seem a little redundant when you look at it,
but it doesnt mean that the
USA has to be as unaware of
these truths as we may seem.

Potty System

By Lauren Robbins
Staff Writer
When it comes to using the
restroom, everyone has had
their fair share of embarrassing stories as well as times
when they simply werent allowed to use the restroom,
which has led to less than
Here at La Jolla High, some
teachers have a system in place
that allows students to only
leave class to use the restroom
four or five times a semester. If
all or some of the passes are left
over at the end of the semester,
the student is rewarded with
extra credit (up to one percent
added to the overall grade).
This potty system is absolutely ridiculous. Teachers
should not be allowed to control how often students are
able to use the restroom. The
main purpose of these passes
is to limit the time in which
students miss instructional
minutes and to stop students
from abusing the restroom
passes. These types of policies, however, punish students.
As a student in two consecutive classes that have limited
restroom passes, I am dis-

couraged to use the restroom

when I need to go because,
who knows, maybe I will need
that extra one percent at the
end of the semester. Because
of this possible need, I am
forced to lower my water intake during these periods so
that I wont have to use the
restroom and waste a pass.
Lets be real here. If I wont
use my passes because I want
insurance for my grade, and
yet I really need to use the
restroom, Im going to be focusing on how much I need to
go instead of what I am supposed to be learning in class.
I have to deal with this everyday, and I feel that it is wrong
to make a student choose between their health and their
grade. One percent can make
a difference between two letter grades. If a teacher wants
to give students a chance
at extra credit, it should be
done in an academic manner instead of through extra credit policies like these.
These passes are a hindrance
as well as a health hazard to
all students at La Jolla High.
My intention is to not get
into potty talk here, but when
you gotta go, you gotta go.

hilarious. It proved nearly as polarizing as the black-and-blue

(not white-and-gold!) dress.
Even if you absolutely abhor a certain poster, tearing
it down doesnt create a more
positive environment at our
school. Instead, it likely makes
students who utilize the FSBB
feel more controlled or like
they arent being heard, and
therefore more likely to continue posting similar content.
Instead, students and teachers should be encouraged to
put up posters that address
the issue from their point of
view. For instance, in the wake
of the big display of posters
about Dr. Podhorsky in early March (which was almost
entirely removed by lunch),
many other students put up
posters opposing those views,
both directly and indirectly.
One example are the posters put up by the AVID class
stating that it did not agree
with what had been expressed
about the principal. A day later, upbeat posters appeared
about teachers or classes
with the tag #LoveLaJolla.
No matter what anyone feels
about a specific posters content, students at LJHS have a
legal right to be able to post

all their ideas (whether rude

or sappy) with the expectation
that their poster will remain up,
even if every single other person on campus cant stand it.
Everyone who participates
in free speech at LJHS has an
unofficial social obligation to
be responsible with what they
put onto the FSBB. But even
if we disagree with a poster
or dont think a poster is responsible, we cant respond
by showing childishness and
irresponsibility by removing it.
We should actively encourage
of all ideas on the FSBB.
I hope that as a campus we can
re-purpose the free-speech area
into a unique and constructive
feature of our school (regardless of whether student posters are considered positive)
by taking a more open, rather than oppressive, approach.
You might disagree with every single word in this article, or you might think its the
greatest piece of writing since
they came up with the screenplay for Goldfinger. Maybe
you hate Goldfinger. As long
as you permit me to express
my views, youre more than
welcome to express your own.

Freedom of Hate Speech

By Ryan Robson
Media Editor
With great power comes great
responsibility, or so goes the
old adage. It sure seems surprisingly relevant at La Jolla
High School, where we have
been witnessing an increasing
trend of students exercising
their right to post on the Free
Speech Bulletin Board (FSBB).
Starting in December, LJHS
experienced a sudden explosion of student posters that
caused lots of morning chatter
near the senior benches. Everything from satirical criticisms
of the administration to links
for students SoundClouds were
seen and snapchatted by many.
However, it has not gone
unnoticed that many of the
posters, whether they could
be considered positive or negative, have been removed prematurely, rather than staying
up for the two week duration
mandated under the now infamous 2011 ACLU settlement.
I spoke with some students
about the posters last week and
the general consensus was that
the FSBB is a space individual
to LJHS character and should
be protected. A lot of students

said they didnt appreciate

seeing what was called hate
speech posters on the wall on
March 3. The following day,
posters on the wall even read,
Free Speech Board doesnt
mean Free Hate Board.
Branding certain things as
hate speech, however, isnt
legally or socially viable. The
ACLU says on its website that
speech that deeply offends
our morality or is hostile to our
way of life warrants the same
constitutional protection as
other speech because the right
of free speech is indivisible.
That means that even if something is considered offensive by
almost everyone who sees it, it
still falls under free speech and
cannot be torn down, no matter how poorly it may reflect on
the school as a whole. I know
many teachers and students
strongly disagree with this
view, so permit me to explain.
The term hate speech is
nearly impossible to define,
because it varies so widely depending on who youre talking
to. For every student or teacher who found recent posters
outrageous and disrespectful,
I could talk to another student or teacher who said they
thought they were absolutely


March 13, 2015

Opportunity & Value

No Way to Recover From a Bad Grade

By Tristan Macelli
Staff Writer

Grades are always a harsh

topic with students. No student wants to face the reality
of their possible failures. In
spite of this, the idea of extra credit was created in order to give students auxiliary
opportunities to show skill
or staunchness of their ability in a particular subject.
This sounds like an excellent way to offer students
some relief amidst the stress
of testing. Although this
seems like something that
should be widely accepted, some people doubt what
these opportunities pertain to.
For instance, some teachers
have gone so far as to offer

students additional credit for

attending certain spirit events
or dances, most or all of which
require the purchase of a ticket.
While in this case the extra
credit does not pertain to the
actual subject matter of the
class, the purpose of achieving the credit is to push students to go beyond their own
social comfort zones. This
sounds unimportant, but in
general, making connections
is one of the most important
things, and what better place
to do it than a social spirited
event where all are accepted?
One teacher in specific, Mr.
Teachworth, gave some insight
as to why he offers certain extra-credit assignments: By me
making the dances, the sporting
events, the plays [worth extra

credit], it gives the kids that

might not otherwise have a
reason to go. He also went
on to emphasize the importance of having fun in high
school, which he felt was unrealized by many who focus
only on the importance of
grades. In the end, the extra
credit does not affect the students greater knowledge, but
the overall education experience can be appreciated more.
It is no secret that some
high school students would
consider the majority of their
teachers mundane in the ability to teach. That being said,
any teacher offering bonus
opportunities that force students to go outside their comfort zones should definitely be
looked at in a different light.

Red Ribbon Weak?


You Cant Work For Us

Wearing a Hijab Prohibits a Girl from Working
By Vivi Bonomie
Staff Writer
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, 17-yearold Samantha Elauf applied
for a job at an Abercrombie
and Fitch Kids store and was
rejected for wearing a black
headscarf. As a Muslim woman, this headscarf is part of
her religion and culture, so
she was clearly shocked when
she realized that she wasnt
hired because she didnt match
Abercrombies look policy.
The part of the policy mentioning head scarves was
removed once Elauf took
legal action. The case has
now reached the Supreme
Court and a decision will
be made by the end of June.
The fact that Abercrombie is still in business amazes
me. After the scandal where
the less-than-attractive CEO
mentioned that only thin and
beautiful people should wear
their clothes, it became appar-

ent to me that this would not

be the kind of place I would
ever set foot in again. This
case only aids in my dislike
for the over-priced brand.
When a 17-year-old girl is
looking for a job, she is already nervous enough about
the application process, the
interview, and all other things
that may stand in the way
of her and that job. Religion
should not have to be another thing to add to that list.
Besides the fact that this is
clear discrimination, it is simply ridiculous for stores to have
look policies when it comes
to their workers. If a store is
trying to target skinny people, then they deserve the bad
press they are going to receive.
Too many girls are already
insecure about themselves and
their bodies. The last thing
we need is for stores to reject
them based on their appearances instead of their skills.

Lack of

Cultural Representation

By Sara Espinosa
Opinions Editor
Photos Courtesy of Creekstar Allan

By Andrea Albanez
Staff Writer
Each year, high schools across
the country celebrate Red Ribbon Week, a week that is dedicated to alcohol, drug, and
violence prevention awareness. La Jolla High School did
a great deal for the campaign.
ASB hung posters all around
school with catchy phrases against drinking and smoking.
The ASB brought
in Scott H. Silverman for an assembly to discuss his
personal challenges with drugs and
drinking. During
this assembly, Silverman explained
how he overcame
these challenges to
become the successful man he is today.
The ASB even hung cute red
ribbons on doors throughout the campus to symbolize
Red Ribbon Week awareness.
Though LJHS went through
all of these measures to make
students more aware of alcohol and substance abuse, the
question remains: Does it really have any affect on students?
Now, Im not trying to be a
bad person or make ASB look
bad in any way. It is hard trying to organize a school full

of teenagers to focus and listen to anything, especially on

a topic that everyone knows
about. Its just that we all know
the horrible implications that
occur with overdosing and
drinking, so just telling us
that over and over again wont
help change our evil ways.
Every high school deals with
drug and alcohol problems.
Many students, because of

own book about stopping his

addiction will not change the
minds of many teenagers.
We really do not know if
this one week of awareness
does anything to prevent
drug and alcohol abuse. Maybe this assembly had value
for those students who did
not already know about the
horrors of drug and alcohol
abuse, but, then again, every
student grew up
being told not
to drink, smoke,
or do drugs.
And yet many
of these same
those activities.
Drinking and
are realities of
life that are difficult to block
out when we are
growing up. We all get exposed in some way to these
things, whether it is through
the media or in our own lives.
To change how often teenagers are exposed to alcohol
and drugs would require our
entire country to limit drugs
and alcohol everywhere, and
that is near impossible. In
short, the idea of Red Ribbon Week is great, but the
overall, the effectiveness of
the campaign is debatable.

We really do not
know if this one-week
of awareness does anything to prevent drug
and alcohol abuse.
peer pressure, partying, curiosity, or just wanting to rebel
from authority, have tried alcohol or drugs. To be perfectly
honest, many students at our
school do drink, smoke, and
do drugs, and having an adult
tell them not to do it will not
sway them away from this. One
week of posters and having a
middle-aged man talking to us
about how he went rock-bottom because of drinking and
alcohol abuse to publishing his

Why is it that some cultures

are more celebrated than others? Cesar Chavez Day is supposed to be observed every
March 31st, Chavezs birthday. The date is a state holiday in California, and President Obama gave his support
for it becoming a national
holiday in 2008. This, however, has not yet happened.
Even though Latinos form
a big part of Californias population and culture, Cesar
Chavez is the only Latino to
have a day observed in his
honor in California. Cesar
Chavez Day does not receive
as much attention as other state or national holidays.
Students are taught in school
from a very early age about
the importance of diversity and tolerance, using crafts
and projects to learn about
the countrys most significant
leaders. As they get older, unfortunately, they begin to realize that many events of cultural
importance are not celebrated.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
celebrated on January 19th,
is one of the most recognized
and celebrated national holidays, worthy of parades, TV
specials, and even a day off in
school and work. Black History Month is celebrated on the
adjacent month of February.
It is important to celebrate
the different cultures in the
United States, but it is also important to acknowledge more

than what we currently do.

May is Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, but many people are not aware of this and
most schools do little to recognize it. Just as Cinco de
Mayo is not the only Latino
holiday, Chinese New Year
is not the only Asian holiday.
Schools also do little to recognize Filipino American
History Month (October)
and Native American Heritage Month (November).
If we are to observe and celebrate different heritages, we
might as well consider taking
the chance of learning about as
many as we can. The current,
clear lack of cultural representation will eventually lead to ignorance in future generations,
who through silence are being
taught to disregard the traditions from our forefathers.
Although Black History
Month is important to remember, so are the months dedicated to other cultures. Heritage
should be celebrated every day.
In some peoples minds, Cesar
Chavez was just as important as Martin Luther King, Jr.
In a culturally diverse school,
such as La Jolla High, it is extremely relevant to be proud
of who we are and where we
come from. We should be
proud of our ancestors and the
rich traditions and customs
that are given to us at birth.
If there is not a day dedicated
to every culture, these unique
and personal traditions and
customs may be lost forever.



March 13, 2015

Little Libraries Around La Jolla U-Touch Uganda

By Sophia Dorfsman
Staff Writer

Books. He was inspired to

make and continue this DIY
project by his mother, a former
schoolteacher, who absolutely
loved reading. Eventually, Bols
creations were recognized by

Who really reads real books

anymore? In modern times,
the literal book is becoming
and reading, a
lost art. There
are individuals
out there, however, who are
trying to keep
the hobby alive.
Have you ever
spotted a doll
house-like structure filled with
works of literature
our school on
Draper Avenue,
in the greater Photo Courtesy of Sophia Dorfsman
San Diego area,
or even in another city? someone who wanted to take
Well, they are called Little the project to the next level.
Free Libraries and there is a
Rick Brooks, a man very
real organization behind it all. knowledgeable in the field of
Back in 2009, Todd Bol from social networking and marWisconsin came up with a de- keting, partnered with Bol to
sign for a small model of a house spread the word of this crewhich he would fill with books. ative enterprise. They evenOnce complete, he placed tually sparked a movement of
this model out in his front free, little libraries worldwide.
According to the organizayard with a sign stating Free

tions website, littlefreelibrary.

org, the goal is to promote
literacy and the love of reading
and encourage a better sense
of community in all neighborhoods. Since we currently live in a time
period where
everything revolves around
technology and
everyone seems
to have their
eyes glued to
their screens,
its reassuring to
have that sense
of community
in which there
is distance from
A year ago,
it was estimated that there
Little Free Libraries around
the world. There are almost
24 locations of Little Libraries in San Diego alone.
Not all Little Libraries
look like houses; some are
in the form of a VW Bus, a
telephone booth, or some
other creative and unique
shape. Interested in building
your own Little Free Library?

LJHS Making a Difference

By Creekstar Allan
Staff Writer
U-Touch is an organization that raises money to help
sponsor kids in small towns
on the outskirts of Gulu,
which is Ugandas capital.
The La Jolla High chapter
of this organization has 11
students that they specifically sponsor in their education.
In addition, they have
built Wi-Fi enabled technology centers which host
programs, allowing adults
to learn how they can help
the children by participating in a training program.
According to Lou Rasse,
co-president, this program
has been overall successful.
Tuition for the students is
due three times a year, so the
money that you donate will go
into a safe for the time being
until the program sends it off
to Ugandan schools, which
then directly translates into
funding the kids tuitions.
Lou Rasses desire to help
these students in Uganda started in the sixth grade when a
representative from U-Touch

Uganda came into her classroom and explained how much

of an influence students could
have on these students lives.
After this presentation, Lou
decided to start a Muirlands
branch of the club. She also conducted the first fundraiser for it.
Students in America have
access to a free and public education. Students in many
parts of Africa, not just Uganda, dont have that luxury.
It is important that we give
back to the people who dont
have anything to help them succeed in life, and our support is
what U-Touch is advocating.
U-Touch Uganda is currently
in the middle of its yearly LJHS
fundraiser. The club is giving out
prizes for those classes that donate the most to the foundation.
Some of the prizes include
hand-made jewelry of all different shapes and colors made
by women in Uganda as well as
a cookie bigger than your face.
Another prize is a pizza party for the top classes, as well
as free tickets to Disneyland.

Marine Science
in Action

Mr. James class works on live sea bass

By Misha Kabbage
Business Manager
On February 24th, 2015,
Mr. James Marine Biology
class welcomed the annual
white sea bass. The schools
partnership with Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and
the California Department of
Fish and Game enables Mr.
James students to participate in the amazing program.
This ongoing [mariculture]
project is a great opportunity for students
to apply both biology and technology in what
will be a rapidly
growing industry in California,
shared Mr. James.
When the fish
first arrive, they
are anesthetized
so that students
can weigh them
their length. They
are then released
into a tank provided for the class
to raise their fish.
The students

will closely observe and study

the fish for about two months,
until they are freed into San
Diegos Mission Bay. La Jolla High is the only school in
the county to offer this program for free to its students,
and the second in the state.
This program is unique, educational, entertaining, and a
great opportunity for students
to learn hands-on about the
growth of sea bass. Stop by Mr.
James in room 911 to see these
magnificent sea bass grow!
Photo Courtesy of Misha Kabbage

March 13, 2015


A Good Cup o Joe in San Diego


Photo Courtesy of Lexe McCally

By Sophia Dorfsman
Staff Writer
There is something to say about brewing a pot of
coffee at home, but theres more fun in going to a caf.
Its all about the coffee served, the vibe of the location,
and the aesthetic of the space.
No matter where you go, its pretty much guaranteed there will be access to a cup of coffee in the area.
There are quite a few places that stand out in San Diego, in terms of the coffee department.

Bird Rock
& Tea Collective
631 9th Avenue.
Coffee Roasters (22 minutes from school)
Other Photos Courtesy of Sophia Dorfsman

Photo Courtesy of Lexe McCally

Pannikin Coffee & Tea

7467 Girard Ave.
(2 minutes from school)

With all Pannikins little nooks and crannies, it certainly feels like a home away from home.
Senior and two year Pannikin employee Lexe McCally says it is her favorite coffee shop not because
the coffee is better than other coffee shops Ive been
to, because you can certainly find better coffee, and
tea, and food, but the atmosphere there is very relaxed, there is no pressure. The way that Pannikin
works is different than any other caf because each
barista works separately and has their individual customer at once, so its more personable.
McCally adds that Pannikin is also great because
you can have a homeless guy come in and order a coffee and you can also have Scott Peters come into the
caf, so you can have some one who is so wealthy and
someone who has no money at all and lives on the
street. They can both come in to the same place, order
the same drink, and still hand you the same amount
of money, and that connection is what is great about
it. Theres no judgment at Pannikin.

James Coffee Co.

2355 India St.
19 minutes from school

Located under the trail of landing airplanes, James

Coffee Co. is in a large, warehouse-like space. When
you walk into the building, there are a few small
boutiques on either side, selling leather goods, sunglasses, etc. There is an open space with a couple of
tiny tables surrounding the coffee bar. The aura of
the shop is groovy and makes you feel like you are
in Los Angeles or New York. This small, independent
company roasts on a fully electric roaster releasing
zero emissions into the atmosphere. I ordered a latt, which came in a Gibraltar glass, and was beyond
satisfied. The taste was smooth and had no bitterness.

5627 La Jolla Blvd.

(5 minutes from school)
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is probably one of the
better-known coffee shops for us La Jollans. Its perfect if you are looking for the perfect place to sit and
chat or do homework near the fresh ocean air.
There is also a Little Italy location on Kettner Blvd.,
however, the La Jolla Blvd. one is much closer to
They serve the typical coffee options, plus some
funky flavored ones, and a few pastries from local

Java Earth Caf

The ultimate groovster joint, Coffee & Tea Collective has just opened its second location in the East
Village of Downtown San Diego. Their original storefront of three years, in North Park on El Cajon Blvd.,
has an outstanding aesthetic, a clean atmosphere, and
an attractive feel.
Audrey Chan likes how its really quiet and peaceful, so you can get some work done there. And they
have great waffles. With bold artwork and lettering
on the front of the building at their new location,
Coffee & Tea Collective is sure to be the fresh center
of coffee culture.
The warehouse-like space continues to contribute to
the creative feel. The space is shared with a new coldpressed juice shop, called Juice Saves.
For a great vibe, and even better coffee, stop by Coffee & Tea Collective. They have a wide selection of
beans from a multitude of countries.

Cafe Moto

4978 Cass St.

(8 minutes from school)

2619 National Ave.

(22 minutes from school)

This is the one coffee shop I would say is the perfect

mix between good coffee and delicious food. They
have a wonderful, wide selection menu for breakfast
or lunch. I highly recommend the bagels and paninis.
Not only do they have the usual coffee styles, they
also carry a unique variety of teas. Oh, and if this is
your kind of thing, they have a great blended Matcha Tea that tastes exactly like the blended Green Tea
Boba from Urth Caffe in Los Angeles, minus the tapioca pearls.
Whether it is before or after your thrift shopping in
PB, Java Earth is the perfect stop for a pick-me-up.

In an area where not a lot is going on, Cafe Moto is a

gem. Coming across as tiny coffee shop when walking
in through the front, new customers will be amazed
that there is a whole back where customers can buy
any product related to coffee, including different varieties of roasted beans and a wide array of brewing
This company, roasting since 1968, proudly uses organic milk and cream with their all their drinks.
I highly recommend their pour overs because the
gases escape more slowly, creating a smoother more
delicate cup of coffee.


March 13, 2015


Wheres Penny?

March 13, 2015


By Vivi Bonomie and Sophia Dorfsman

All Photos Courtesy of Sophia Dorfsman



March 13, 2015

College Bound Athletes

By Sophia Dorfsman
Staff Writer
For some students who have
played a certain sport for a
long period of time, its inevitable that colleges will want to
recruit them. This process consists of a college coach reaching
out to an athlete, or an athlete
reaching out to a coach. There
are usually athletic scholarships involved that each athlete, and their respective sports
program, will continue to
maintain as long as the athlete
meets the admission requirements. There are a handful of
athletes at La Jolla High who
have committed to schools
to continue playing the sport
they love at the college level.

High school athletes decide to pursue their sports on a collegiate level

best memory from over the

years would have to be winning the AA Tournament
with Riley Young because that
was the first womens tournament she played in. In terms
of her worst memory, Ive
gotten hit in the face plenty of times. Thats never fun.

Photo Courtesy of Lillian Raffeto

Photo Courtesy of Chloe Luyties

Junior Chloe Luyties has

committed to the University
of Hawaii for Sand Volleyball, and plans on majoring
in Marine Biology. Chloes
decision was influenced by
her dad, who won an Olympic Gold Medal for volleyball
and the fact that she couldnt
play the sport in her previous home state of Mississippi.
Chloe wants to go professionally for volleyball, because
her dad took did so, The
Olympics would obviously be
awesome, but well see. Her

Senior Lillian Rafetto, who

committed to Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, has
played soccer since the age of
6. She plans on majoring in
history and doesnt want to
pursue the sport professionally.
Her parents didnt play soccer, which was part of the reason it was the sport she picked.
Lillians favorite part about
playing soccer is how there is
kind of like a dynamic to it, like
you have to be all into it otherwise you are out of the flow
and it doesnt work as well.
Luckily, all of the good memories playing soccer have outweighed any bad memories.
Abby Waldburger, currently a junior, has committed to
the University of California,
Berkeley, or Cal, for Sand Volleyball. Ive been contacting
schools since September and

Cal has been my top choice

the entire time, and I went
up to go visit 2 weeks ago and
things just kind of happened.
Although she just started playing Sand Volleyball this year,
Abby has played volleyball
since 7th grade. Before volleyball, Abby used to swim
only because her brother did,
when in reality she absolutely hated it. Swim wasnt really her thing, mainly because
it was an independent sport.
Her favorite part about playing volleyball would have to be
the team aspect. Even though
there are only two of you in
doubles like sand volleyball,
its better to have someone be
on your side. Also, it seems to
be in her blood, as her parents
met playing Sand Volleyball.

Photo Courtesy of Abby Waldburger

When asked if there was ever

a point where she thought she
was going to quit, Abby said
she wasnt quite sure if she was
going to continue this year because she didnt make her club
indoor team at Coast. Through
the frustration and sadness,
Abby decided to play sand
only, which is now a NCAA

sport. Her goal is to play some

pro-tournaments out of college,
which is pretty competitive.

Photo Courtesy of Reid Martin

Football player and senior

Reid Martin has committed
to the University of Chicago.
It all began in the summer before his freshman year when
some of his friends were going to try out for the team and
his dad wanted him to try out.
Over the years, hes made great
memories like listening to the
song More Than a Woman
by the Bee Gees in the locker
room, rap battles, and roasting sessions. Reid loved playing football through his high
school career because he got
to make a ton of friends that
he wouldve never met otherwise. A lot of my best friends
from high school have been
guys Ive met on that team.
When the team got a new
coach during Reids junior
year, the first day of practice was so hard and difficult,
it made him doubt whether
or not he wanted to continue playing, but he is glad he
persevered. His worst memory was breaking his foot last
summer before his senior year.


By Joseph Carroll
Staff Writer

March Madness is an annual basketball tournament featuring the NCAA D1 college

basketball teams. It is a single elimination tournament
with six rounds, and it begins
with 64 teams total. Once a
team loses, they are out of the
tournament and the winner
goes on to compete in the next
round. The top 16 are known
as the Sweet Sixteen, the top
eight as the Elite Eight, and
the top four as the Final Four.
The winner of the tournament
in 2014 was the University of
Connecticut, and in the finals
they played against University
of Kentucky. U Conn was given a seventh seed at the beginning of the tournament. This
was the first time a team given
a seventh seed made it to the
championship game and won.
Last year, Warren Buffett offered one billion dollars to anyone who correctly predicted the
outcome of every single game.
The first 32 games are preset.
In a bracket, an individual can
predict what team wins which
game, continuing this process until they have a winner.
According to math professor
Tim Chartier, the chances of
someone predicting every single game right is 1 in trillions.
No one in 2014 was able
to predict every single game
right; Buffett, however, gave
one hundred thousand dollars to all that submitted a
bracket that was in the top 20.
This year, the tournament
will begin on March 17 and
will be held throughout 14
cities across the country.
Fans can watch the games
on TV or on the Internet.

Womens Lacrosse

Mens Lacrosse




7:00 pm vs. Del Norte

7:00 pm @ LJCD

3:00 pm vs. TPHS

3:30 pm vs. Mission Hills

4:00 pm vs. High Tech SD







Mens Tennis

Track and Field

Mens Volleyball

Mens Golf

3:00 pm @ Tierrasanta Rec

3:30 pm vs. St. Augustine

3:00 pm @ Kearney

4:45 pm vs. Cathedral

3:00 pm vs. St. Augustine







March 13, 2015


L.A. Super Chargers?

By Creekstar Allen
Staff Writer
It all started with the Spanos
family, the family who owns
the Chargers. They have been
asking for a new stadium for
the Chargers for over 10 years.
However, this new stadium
would cost over $1 billion.
According to UT San Diego, in 2004 it was estimated
that if the new stadium were
at the Qualcomm site in Mission Valley, it would bring in
$15 million per year to the city
of San Diego. However even
with that income and with a
total gross increase of around

$50 million, it still wouldnt be

enough to pay for the new stadium, let alone raise revenue.
The Raiders had a similar dilemma on their hands, so both
teams decided to join forces
and share a new stadium if
they couldnt find new ones
of their own. The New York
Times revealed that the two
teams are considering building the stadium for $1.7 billion
near the 405 freeway in Carson, California, 15 miles south
of downtown Los Angeles.
This situation could have positive and negative repercussions for both teams involved.

Winter Sports Recap

By Jordan Beary
Staff Writer

Unfortunately, the lack of

winter teams bringing home
a CIF Trophy this year caused
heartbreaks for the six teams,
but five of them did make playoffs. After talking with the captains from each sport team it
seemed that they were all proud
of their teammates, especially
their work rate and teamwork.
According to Reed Farley,
captain of the mens varsity
basketball team, said he loved
playing with the team because
he thought they were a good
group of guys that always put
in hard work which made it fun
to be a part of. The same situation occurred for the captain
of the womens varsity basketball team, Sarah Tajran. When
asked about the team this year,
her response was, Ive played
basketball pretty much my
whole life and of all the teams
Ive played on, I loved this one
the most because we were such
a tight unit. Sarah also stated,
We started off super weak so
we only had each other and we
were so close. Beating UC and
teams we had previously lost to
was probably when we gained
all our strength. It made
us all stronger and better!
Both our mens and womens
varsity soccer teams made it
to the first round of CIF and
lost in a tough match. James
Penner reflected and stated,
From offense to defense, we
improved and had better results than last season. Honestly everyone stepped up and
contributed. We played best
when everyone played well
and together. In our playoff
loss, we didnt do either and,
combined with some bad calls
by the ref, our season ended
too soon. He says that the
highlight of their season was
beating Cathedral Catholic on

their senior night because he

thought that the whole team
played well together with the
leadership and wisdom of the
senior players. On the womens
team, captain Lillian Raffetto
commented when asked about
highlights from the season,
Beating Bishops was a huge
win for us, and it was really the
turning point in the season.
Lillian also said, Jess Penner
and Maddie Lavelle stepped
up big time in the midfield
and helped create scoring opportunities. Sophia Bourne
played a huge role in the defense even though her natural
position is up top. When we
moved Sophia into the back,
we started winning games.
According to senior Addison
Seale, captain of the womens
water polo team, the goals for
the season were just to have
fun, work hard, and make
great memories with the team.
When asked if there were any
star players that brought up
the team this year, Addisons
response was, We all worked
hard as a team the whole year!
As captain, Jake Harvey
thought that the mens varsity wrestling team was greatly
improving and rebuilding the
program after losing many
senior last year and getting a
new head coach. When asked
how the team approached
matches, Jake quoted head
coach Kellen Delaney, saying,
Every team opposes you.
He continued, Our team
approached every single deal
with a fire and an excitement
that I havent seen in a while.
Overall the six teams worked
hard to beat many good teams.
This year, each team worked extremely hard to bring back the
fiery reputations that the LJHS
sports teams had in previous
years. Great season, Vikings!

The traffic around the stadium

could be bad but on the upside, they would both get the
new stadium that they have
been trying to get for years.
According to ESPN, the Chargers were the first to get the
Carson stadium proposal 9-10
months ago and the Raiders
joined in later, which intensified after St. Louis Rams owner
Stan Kroenke announced plans
in January to build an 80,000seat stadium in Inglewood.
Sharing a stadium has worked
once before, with the New York
Jets and the New York Giants,
who have been sharing their

stadium for the past 30 years.

However, they are in separate divisions, while the Chargers and the Raiders are in the
same Division, which could
further complicate the issue.
Because the Chargers and the
Raiders both play in the AFC
(American Football League)
West, one of the two teams
would likely be required to
swap places with a team from
the NFC (National Football
Conference) West. As stated
by Business Insider, the two
teams cannot be in the same
division and overall, this is
a big deal because not only

are the teams bitter rivals, but

unlike the New York teams,
which play each other just
once every four years, the
Raiders and the Chargers play
each other twice every year.
However, UT San Diego
mentions one good aspect
about the switch in divisions.
It would not only terminate a rivalry that predates to
1960 but likewise ends rivalries that are over 50 years old
between the team. Although
some of the rivalries would
be settled, some prevalent rivals, including the Chiefs and
the Broncos, would remain.

Dodgeball Tournament 2015

The Smurfs went undefeated
and won the mens
championships. Pictured
from the team are Reid
Martin, Chris Macy, and
Nathan Gibfried.

Photos Courtesy of Ilana Larry

Hellz Ballz prepares for

their first game. Their
team included Ad-dison
Seale, Karli Canale, Claire
Andrews, Lexi Atwell, and
Helen Lee.

Mafia 2.0 gets ready to begin

their first game. Pictured from
Mafia 2.0 are Natalie Coy,
Emma Willis, Madeline Gates,
and Brynn Duguid.

Photos courtesy of Ilana Larry

Hellz Ballz and Mafia 2.0

face off in an intense
game. The Mafia 2.0
ended up taking the
womens championship title.





March 13, 2015

Unfounded hostility towards Muslims, and therefore fear or dislike of all or most Muslims
By Vivi Bonomie
Staff Writer
Islamophobia was originally defined by the 1991
Runnymede Trust Report as
the unfounded hostility towards Muslims, and therefore fear or dislike of all or
most Muslims. Islamophobia
came into the spotlight after the terrorist attack on the
World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, by Muslim
extremist group Al-Qaeda.
For many different reasons
from increased ISIS activity
to Je Suis Charlie to the Oscar-nominated film American
Sniper, there has recently been
an increase in Islamophobic
sentiment around the world.
On February 10, 2015, in
Chapel Hill, North Carolina,
Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, a

college student at the UNC

School of Dentistry his wife
and fellow student, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and
her younger sister, Razan
Abu-Salha, 19, were all shot and
killed in their home. Police arrested their neighbor,
Craig Stephen Hicks, 42,
and released a statement
saying, Preliminary investigation indicates that
the crime was motivated by an ongoing neighbor dispute over parking.
While the police never ruled
out religious motivation, it was
also not discussed. The father
of the two girls, Mohammad
Abu-Salha said told CNN,
We have no doubt that the
way they looked and the way
they believed had something

to do with this. He added that

trouble with Hicks didnt start
until Yusor moved in, with
Barakat who wore the head-

us for who we are and how we

look. A university spokesperson shared that at least 2,500
people attended a vigil held the
day after the shooting,
on the university campus. These three bright
students had high aspirations and hope; they
were avid members of
the community and often fought to give back
to those less fortunate.
This event sparked
hashtags MusPhoto Courtesy of Jeanine Erikat
limLivesMatter and
scarf that clearly identified JusticeForMuslims,
her as Muslim. His daugh- quickly rose and became the
ter had spoken to him before most trending topic on Twitter.
about two different occasions Media outlets everywhere were
in which Hicks knocked on also accused of islamophobic
their door looking for a fight standards when this incident
with a gun in his belt. She told did not receive expected and
her father, I think he hates anticipated levels of media cov-

erage. On top of that, when the

story was shared, the names of
the three victims were left unsaid and people became angry,
one tweet had a picture of Deah
and Yusor on their wedding
day with the caption, Remember them like this. Deah and
Yusor had names, dreams, and
families #MuslimLivesMatter.
People also exclaimed their
outrage at the fact that the
word terrorist wasnt used to
describe Hicks. Tweets were
sent out arguing how quickly
people referred to the killers
in the Charlie Hebdo shooting as terrorists but refused
to do the same for Hicks because he is not Muslim but
instead, a white Christian
male. One tweet read, Terrorism has no religion. This
event is an example of that.

Preventing Islamophobia
By Vivi Bonomie
Staff Writer
The Chapel Hill Shooting spurred a media frenzy
in the defense for Muslim
lives. Although Islamophobia is present in everyday life,
there are also many people
trying to combat Islamophobia. In places such as Canada
and Australia, social experiments are being conducted
to gage how people react to
different situations regarding
Muslims and Islamophobia.
In October 2014, there was
a shooting in Canada in Parliament Hill, Ottawa, by a
Muslim man. A week after
this event, three men set out

One Step Closer to Tolerance

to do a social experiment in
which a white actor harasses a Muslim actor, in order to
record peoples reactions. The
response was immediate; people quickly stood up for the
Muslim actor one man told
the white actor- You know
what? You cant stereotype and
judge people by their clothes
or their nationalities or anything else what happened
there [at the shooting] was an
incident of fanatics. Everybody
cannot be punished for that.
Another bystander even
ended up punching the white
actor in the face, resulting in

a bloody nose, along with a

sense of satisfaction for the
success of the experiment.

Islam means
peacewe wish to
break down bar-riers
and spread
awareness about
Over in Australia, the Macquarie University Muslim
Students Association (MUMSA) created a social experi-

HIV Vaccination
By Kieran Bauman
Staff Writer
This past month, The Scripps
Research Institute (TSRI) in
Jupiter, Florida, announced
the creation of a novel drug
candidate against HIV so potent and effective that the discovery could work as part of
an unconventional vaccine for
HIV. This new drug blocked
every strain of HIV-1, HIV-2,
and SIV (simian immunodeficiency virus), including the
variants most difficult to block.
The drug additionally offers protection against doses of the virus higher than
what normally occur in human transmission for at least
eight months after injection.
Due to the fact that HIV and

AIDS have killed thousands

of people across the globe
and have one of the highest
fatality rate of any disease,
this development has been
met with great excitement.
AIDS is very dangerous because of its method of attack.
It kills your immune system.
With your immune system
gone, now even the slightest cold is life threatening.
The drug has not been used
in human testing yet, but assuming all goes well, there
is an excellent chance that
this miracle drug could save
thousands of lives. It operates
by using gene therapy, which
some would argue is a controversial method of medicine.

LJHSs AP Biology teacher

had her own say on things:
If we can come up with that,
thatd be great, said Mrs.
Tenenbaum. The problem is
that HIV is a mutating virus,
so thats a stumbling block.
A mutating virus is able to
change itself to get around
obstacles, like vaccines. When
asked about how realistic this
drug being created could be,
she responded, Its still huge
to go from monkeys to humans. What they are developing is different than other
vaccines. This is not your normal vaccine. Theyre targeting
the actual virus, not training
your Immune System. There
is no date set for human trials.

ment of their own. Similar to

the previous one, they had an
actor publicly harass Muslim
girls, who were also actors, and
a young boy in the middle of
Hyde Park, Sydney. The actor
yelled and even attempted to
look in their bags for bombs.
Reactions were similar with
people of all different races, genders and ages, coming
to the defense of the victims.
A second social experiment
conducted in Canada involved
a man standing on a street in
Toronto, blindfolded with his
arms outstretched. He had two
signs next to him that read, I

am a Muslim. I am labeled as
a terrorist and I trust you.
Do you trust me? Give me a
hug. The heartwarming clips
show random strangers coming up to him and doing exactly what the posters asked.
This three-minute video was
posted on YouTube on January 31, 2015, with the caption,
Islam means peacewe wish
to break down barriers and
spread awareness about Islamophobia. The video now has
over one million views and has
been recognized all over the
world as a small step toward the
elimination of Islamophobia.

Immigration Holdup
By Sophia Ketring
Staff Writer
President Obamas new immigration plan as of February 16, 2015, has been halted.
Obamas plan, which is generally referred to as deportation relief for immigrants,
was created in order to provide immigrants who were
brought to the U.S. illegally
as children with the eligibility for relief from deportation.
According to the Chicago
Tribune, this plan would also
provide relief from deportation
for up to 5 million immigrants
that do not have legal status or do not qualify to apply
for temporary work permits.
This plan has been postponed due to U.S. District
Judge Andrew Hanens ruling. Hanen voted against the
program because he believes

that the administration had

exceeded their authority by
inserting itself in this issue.
In addition to Judge Hanens
ruling, Republicans will cut
the funding for The Department of Homeland Security if
the issue is not resolved. According to the Times Union,
Home Land Securities 40 billion budget runs out Feb. 27.
Senate Majority Leader
Mitch McConnell has stated that he wants to avoid
a temporary shut down of
Homeland Security because
of the fact that it could possibly cause a political disaster.
The hold up on the deportation relief program has yet
to be solved and is continuing to cause conflict between
Republicans and Democrats.
Despite that this issue remains
unresolved, funding for Home
Land Security continues.

March 13, 2015

Tear Stains Be Gone

By Sophia Ketring
Staff Writer
A new mural appeared in La
Jolla earlier last month on the
alley-facing side of 7661 Girard Avenue. According to the
article published in the La Jolla
Light, the mural is part of the
Athenaeum Music and Arts
Library's "Murals of La Jolla" project. The mural is titled
"Tear Stains Be Gone" and was
made by the artist Jean Lowe. It
appears to be an advertisement
at first glance because it says,
"Tear Stain Remover. Being
Human is hard, but it doesn't
have to LOOK that way! Only
14.99." After reading this
"advertisement," one realizes
that this couldn't possibly be
a real ad and must be satirical.
In an interview conducted by the La Jolla Light, artist
Lowe stated, "I'm just playing with the idea that you

can buy something that's

going to make you feel better or transform your life."
This is quite a strange mural to have in La Jolla because
it does not follow exactly what
one would call a mural. When
most think of a piece of this
nature, they think of a painting that does not have words
or mimic an advertisement.
This mural seems like a controversial piece of art to have
in La Jolla, a place known for
having many wealthy people
as residents. Could this mural possibly be implying that
wealthy people are truly not
happy even though they are
surrounded by all of these
riches? According to a survey
done by the La Jolla Light, the
mural is widely disliked. This is
most likely because of the lack
of visual appeal, but it does
leave one a lot to think about.


Although Dr. Seuss died

in 1991 at 87 years old, new
books based on lost writings
keep being published posthumously, reminding us all of
the beloved poet that he was.
One place where his writing
has been found is here in La
Jolla. According to USA Today,
when Seuss wife, Audrey Geisel was remodeling her (mount
Soledad) home after his death,
she found a box filled with

By Yenitzia Lopez, Staff Writer



Musink Festival Costa Mesa

North Park Theatre

House of Blues San Diego


Belly Up Tavern

Bootleg Theatre

The Observatory

North Park Theatre

Waterfront Park


House of Blues

North Park Theatre


House of Blues

The Roxy Theatre

pages of text and sketches and

set them aside with some of
her husband's other materials.
Mrs. Geisel found a book
called What Pet Should I Get?
in 1991 after he died and subsequently rediscovered it
in 2013. She then gave it to
Random House, Seuss longtime publisher. Many other
pages of writings and sketches were found and are suspected to have been written/
drawn between 1958 to 1962.
What Pet Should I Get? features the same siblings seen

in the 1960 book One Fish

Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.
All of Seuss discovered
writings are being kept at
the University of California, San Diego, in the very
distinctive and eponymously named Geisel Library.
According to The Huffington
Post, Cathy Goldsmith, Seuss
former art director said that,
I know he is looking down,
watching over the process, and
I feel a tremendous responsibility to do everything just as
he would have done himself.

Although it is unknown
how much each artist pays
their record label for licensing
and distributing, we do know
that the money that goes to
the labels goes towards the licensing and distribution fees.
Because of Spotify, artists are
making more money than they
normally would if they simply
released a CD of their songs.
This is because there are those
who are still willing to buy a
CD and then those who simply
want to stream certain songs.
For instance, Taylor Swift
was streamed half a million
times per month before deciding to pull her music from
Spotify. Drake pulled 17.3 million plays the week of his secret mixtape release If Youre
Reading This Its Too Late.
On the other hand, unpopular and unknown artists do not earn nearly as
much money as the top 50
artists streamed on Spotify.

In 1999, the average music

buyer spent nearly double the
$120 yearly subscription price
of Spotify on music, both in
CD and vinyl format. The closest comparison that there is
today is iTunes. The average
iTunes music buyer spends
$48 a year on digital music.
For Spotifys $10/month fee,
subscribers not only get to
stream their favorite music, but
they also get to do so whenever and wherever they want for
less than they would have in
1999. There are only so many
songs you listen to at a time,
and you usually end up forgetting them only months later.
This is part of the reason why
a Spotify subscription makes
sense to so many music lovers.
Through its flaws and
strengths, Spotify can be seen
as pop musics experimental
laboratory. It may not benefit smaller artists so much,
but it does benefit consumers.

Spotify Streaming
By Yenitzia Lopez
Staff Writer
Music: millions listen to
it each and every day. Millions also stream their music on Spotify each and every day, but very few realize
what is going on in the music industry when we do so.
According to Spotify, each
time someone streams a song
the songs rights holder, usually the songwriter, earns between $0.0006 and $0.0084
per stream. To determine
how much a rights holder is
paid, Spotify multiplies its
monthly earnings from subscriptions and then adds to
that the percentage of total
streams a rights holders song
accounts for. From that number, Spotify then takes 30% of
those earnings for themselves.
The additional 70% is divided up between rights holders, artists, and record labels.


Concert Calendar

Dr. Seuss Lives Again

By Creekstar Allan
Staff Writer


By Sophia Dorfsman
Staff Writer
In recent times, there has
been an uprising of magazines.
Not the type that are filled with
advertisements and made of
thin paper that rips too easily
if you turn a page too hard, but
magazines that revolve around
the beauty of simple living,
stories of cool people doing
cool things, and the promotion of adventuring near or far.
Most magazines cover a
wide variety of articles, ranging from an interview with a
chef to a personal anecdote

The specific characteristic that

makes these magazines so unique and
inspiring is their
aesthetics. The editors and designers
clearly put a great
amount of thought
and effort into the
layout of each volume.
of an interesting individual to
a guide for a city. Sometimes,
the journal will have a more
narrowed focus and cover
topics relating to the particular message of the magazine.
The specific characteristic
Photo Courtesy of Ryan Robson

that makes these magazines so

unique and inspiring is their
aesthetics. The editors and
designers clearly put a great
amount of thought and effort
into the layout of each volume.
Magazines like Kinfolk, Darling Magazine, Cereal Magazine, Gather Journal, Weekend Almanac, Caffeine Mag,
Another Escape, Oak: The
Nordic Journal, Oh Comely, Nourished, and Tiny Atlas will lure you in with their
distinctive look and especially exquisite photographs.
Such publications are typically quarterly, with their first issue coming out around March
and their fourth issue being
released right before the end of
a year. A few are sold in stores
like Anthropologie. Theres
always the option of ordering
online, too. Most magazines,
in addition to the printed volume, publish their articles on
their website, ; however, an
additional payment or subscription is usually required to
view features on your computer or other electronic devices.
Prices range from about $18
to $25, depending on the magazine. A bunch of these magazines are based in Europe,
especially in the U.K., therefore shipping costs are always
something to keep in mind.
Any of the magazines described above will make
and encourage you to get
the most out of your day.


March 13, 2015

Film Indoctrinated

By Mary Dentz
Staff Writer

On Wednesday the 4th of

March, C.S.E.C. (Commercial
Sexual Exploitation of Children), a local San Diego group,
gave a presentation at Lincoln
High Schools auditorium. The
presentation included a documentary called Indoctrinated
that was produced and shot
here in San Diego.
The film was an hour long
and was followed up by a panel
of people who are involved in
either law enforcement or juvenile crime, with an emphasis
in prostitution. The producer of the film gave an introduction beforehand, sharing
that the project had been in
the works since 2004 and had
been funded by numerous
anti-crime and grassroots organizations, including the San
Diego City School District. Its
content centers on human sex
trafficking; more pointedly,
prostitution from many different perspectives.
The film focuses on the stories of several young San Diego women who have escaped
the lifestyle and who are now
in positions of counseling others who are at risk.

After the screening, the panel delved deeper into the issue by answering questions
from the audience. They also
brought up the larger issue of
human trafficking in San Diego. Human trafficking covers
not only prostitution but also
the slavery of undocumented
They stressed that the FBI has
identified San Diego as one of
the top ten urban areas in the
United States with the highest
intensity of human trafficking.
It has reached critical numbers
in San Diego in the last few
years. The panel also pointed
out that traditionally it was
runaway teen girls who were
most at risk for being lured
into prostitution. The vice
squads monitoring the situation targeted many of the hot
spots in San Diego known for
this kind of activity.
The situation, however, has
changed in recent years as everything has gone online. The
people affected no longer have
to be those out on the street,
but can be lured from right
in their bedrooms. Through
online dating sites, social media, traffickers can reach you
from the comfort of your own
home. Girls as young as eleven

have been known to be recruited. The reasons as to why these

girls, as opposed to boys, are
easily lured into sex trafficking

the FBI has identified San Diego as

one of the top ten
urban areas in the
United States with
the highest intensity
of human trafficking
is because of a lack of love and
attention at home.
When the kids are disconnected from their families,
school, and life in general, they
look to easy sources for attention, and that is how the pimps
rope them into the life. In order
to save these kids, education
and awareness is instrumental
to the fight. During a response
to a question, a panel member said, One of the greatest
threats is that good people like
you listen to the message, and
do nothing.
Prevention of this issue is key
to erasing it from San Diego,
and ultimately our country.

KAABOO San Diego

By Sophia Dorfsman
Staff Writer
As we all know, music festivals are becoming more and
more popular. New ones are
popping up in a wide range of
different locations. The newest up-and-coming festival for
San Diego is called KAABOO.
They dont, however, like to be
labeled as a festival. According
to the festivals website,, they are a
new kind of arts and entertainment mix-perience designed
around comfort, quality, and
good times. The festival is all
about sand, sun, friends, and
great live music.
This year the event is located at the Del Mar Racetrack
and Fairgrounds. It starts on
September 18th, a Friday, and
ends on that Sunday, September 20th. Each day, the performances start at eleven in the
morning. Besides the headliners No Doubt, The Killers, and
Zac Brown Band, some standouts in the lineup are Foster
the People, Snoop Dog, Young
the Giant, Spoon, The Roots,
Sheryl Crow, Awolnation, and
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals.
Of course, there are many other musical acts performing.
Another aspect KAABOO is

incorporating is comedy. Comedians such as Joel McHale,

Lewis Black, Jeff Garlin, and
Ron Funches will appear. Sit,
relax and fall out of your seat
with nationally recognized comedians in a comfortable setting that serves as a welcomed
change from the live music
Any of these acts catch your
eye? Well, dont fear because
tickets arent as expensive
compared to other festivals.
The Hang Loose Guest Access Pass is $259, with a purchase fee of $29.95. Soon, that
price will increase to $279 and
eventually $329, the gate price.
However, there are VIP Passes,
which have a heftier price tag.
In addition, Parking/transportation is not included in
any pass, but can be purchased
separately when you buy your
pass. For more information
on tickets and purchasing
tickets, visit their website, The festival is
rain or shine and all purchases
are final sale. There is a catch,
however, because individuals
seventeen and under must be
accompanied by a parent or
guardian. If you are eighteen
and up, you also have access
to the Encore, the late-night
dance party going from 10:00

P.M. to 2:30 A.M.

Although still in works of
planning, the specifics of the
event are out, with KAABOO
promising to provide additional services, besides music.
If you are in the mood, you
can get a henna tattoo or a
massage, your nails done or
hair blown-out. Sit for a quick
hair cut and hot shave. In an
attempt to make it the ultimate
California experience, they offer the chance to bask in their
sandy beach area at the Sunset Cliffs main stage that offers
premium cabanas for rent and
an elevated view of performances. They are also trying
to provide top-notch cuisine
from local, healthy options.
Not only will KAABOO provide a fun-filled weekend, they
will also donate money to local organizations like Feeding
America San Diego, the San
Diego Music Foundation, Surfrider Foundation, and Operation Amped. One dollar of
every pass sold by KAABOO
will be split equally among our
community partners through
our charitable giving program,
KINDNESS. For every dollar
of additional contributions
made, KAABOO will match it
dollar for dollar.



Make Yourself:

The Story of

By Shane Lynch
Media Editor

The year was 1991; Brandon Boyd, a senior at Calabasas High in California,
got together with two of his
musician classmates to start
writing songs in his garage.
Their early work was heavily influenced by such bands
as Soundgarden, Alice in
Chains, and The Red Hot
Chili Peppers; all of which
Brandon would later say gave
him the desire to start making music of his own.
After playing some gigs at
local clubs for a few years,
the still unnamed band was
asked to produce a name for
an upcoming show. Brandon,
in describing his obsession
with music as a sort of haunting force, landed on the name
The band enjoyed steady
work at nightclubs on the
Sunset Strip for a number
of years, frequenting such
venues as the Whiskey a Go
Go, The Roxy and the Troubadour. In 1995, Incubus released its first album, Fungus
Amongus, which, though well
received, was said to be derivative of the Red Hot Chili
Peppers album Blood Sugar
Sex Magik.
After receiving similar criticism with their second album
S.C.I.E.N.C.E., Incubus finally achieved breakout success
with Make Yourself in 1999, a
highly successful album that
established their reputation
as bold artists with their own
With Make Yourself, Boyd
began to display his confidence and maturity as a
songwriter, exploring themes
of individuality, resilience
in the face of adversity, and
the courage to remain true
to yourself and your dreams
even when encountering
overwhelming resistance.

Musically speaking, Incubus also pushed the boundaries when they introduced
turntablist Chris Kilmore to
the band, providing them
with a highly distinct sound
which set them apart from
other bands of the late 90s.
After touring continuously for the next two years,
Incubus retreated to an
oceanfront mansion in Malibu to begin working on their
next album, which would
later be known as Morning
View. It was during this time

that Brandon went back to

his roots and began surfing
again, as he had almost considered becoming a pro surfer as an adolescent before
pursuing music. Possibly due
to the tranquility of this period and the break from the
pressure they were experiencing while being constantly on

With Make Yourself, Boyd began to

display his confidence and maturity as a songwriter,
exploring themes
of individuality,
resilience in the
face of adversity,
and the courage
to remain true to
yourself and your
dreams even when
encountering overwhelming resistance.
tour, Morning View ended up
being a much more reflective
and introspective album than
Make Yourself.
Boyd allowed himself to explore more personal stories
about loss and longing as well
as love and hope, resulting in
an album that so far has been
their most commercially and
critically successful work to
Between 2001 and 2011,
Incubus released three other
albums that, while well-received, didnt live up to the
success of either Make Yourself or Morning View. Despite this, Incubus recently
released two new singles and
is set to release two new EPs
in 2015, which together will
form a new album.
Whether or not the bands
new album lives up to its previous success is irrelevant at
this point, as Incubus has already established themselves
as an original force in the
music world.