Malech’s “Unkempt Secrets from the War” Teaches Forgiveness

Malech’s “Unkempt Secrets from the War” Teaches Forgiveness

Averie Sargent, Reporter

December 7, 2017


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Independent author Jennifer Malech published her first book “Unkempt Secrets From the War” on Jan. 24. Malech writes historical fiction and recently published her second book, “A Song for Somme,” on Nov. 17.    “Unkempt Secrets” follows orphan Nel Rosenberg, a German girl living in Londo...

Taylor changes direction too Swiftly in ‘reputation’: The album ranked and dissected song by song

Taylor changes direction too Swiftly in ‘reputation’: The album ranked and dissected song by song

Crystal Sung and Anastasia Reimann

November 16, 2017


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There’s been so much uproar about “reputation,” be it the scandalous music videos or the unavailability on streaming services — look what you made us do, Taylor. So here’s our take on each of the songs, in the order of the album. "...Ready for It?" Crystal: As the opening song, it does its ...

Russian Grand Ballet’s Swan Lake Cranes For Splendor But Loses Its Essence

Russian Grand Ballet’s Swan Lake Cranes For Splendor But Loses Its Essence

Crystal Sung, Editor in Chief

October 30, 2017


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It was with anticipation that I bought my ticket for the classic ballet Swan Lake, brought by the Russian Grand Ballet to a familiar stage at the Escondido Performing Arts Centre, one that I have danced on many times. Despite claiming to possess “Russia and Ukraine’s brightest ballet stars,”...

Meaningful (Turtles) All the Way Down: John Green Hits Home Again

Meaningful (Turtles) All the Way Down: John Green Hits Home Again

Alison Whitley, Reporter

October 20, 2017


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John Green’s “Turtles All the Way Down” was published on Oct. 10, 2017. His fifth solo published book and his seventh overall, it was first announced at Vidcon 2017, and readers have been wondering about it ever since. The story follows Aza Holmes, a 16 year old girl struggling with OCD (obsessive...

Remember the A la Mode: Creamistry’s Modern Take on a Traditional Dessert

Remember the A la Mode: Creamistry’s Modern Take on a Traditional Dessert

Maddi Tseng, Reporter

October 17, 2017


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The Order When I first walked into Creamistry, I was overwhelmed by the amount of options available. From dairy-free to organic ice cream bases, the assortments of flavors, there is practically no limit to the amount of customisations one can make to create the perfect dessert. Add-ons like chocola...

Weathering the Partisan Storm: What Hurricane Harvey Tells Us About the Political Climate

Weathering the Partisan Storm: What Hurricane Harvey Tells Us About the Political Climate

Crystal Sung, Editor in Chief

September 12, 2017


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While the ideological divide seems to be ever-widening these days, it’s reassuring to see how much we have mobilized in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The first major hurricane since 2005 and the wettest tropical cyclone to strike the US, Hurricane Harvey has caused at least 50 casualties in the...

Book Recommendations from the Jerds 2017

Book Recommendations from the Jerds 2017

Brigid Ambuul, Mikaila Barker, Lauryn Butler, Rebecca Campbell, Anna Davis, Emily Farren, Rachel Howard, Rylie Pepper, Danielle Pigeon, Anastasia Reimnn, Elizabeth Reimann, Kaleigh Strong, Crystal Sung, and Skylar Todd

June 8, 2017


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We're back with more book recommendations from the 2016-2017 Journalism Staff! Click on the name of the staffer to check out their profile; click on the title of the book for more information about that book. Happy reading!

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On the History of “4D” Movies And Their Future Potential

On the History of “4D” Movies And Their Future Potential

Lindsey Keith, Reporter

June 7, 2017


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Hans Laube created a technique first demonstrated in 1960 that allowed audience members to actually smell the movie in theaters, Smell-O-Vision was born (an earlier version of 4D movies). A scentorama machine was the technology behind Smell-O-Vision in the movie "Scent of Mystery.” Carmen Laube, Hans...

Everything You Need to Know About ‘Everything, Everything’

Everything You Need to Know About ‘Everything, Everything’

Alex Parker, Reporter

June 1, 2017


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“Everything, Everything” is a romance revolving around the life of 18-year-old Maddy Whittier. Maddy has SCID (severe combined immunodeficiency) which prevents her from going outside and experiencing normal life. Her immune system cannot defend itself against common viruses, so she can only be expose...

Out of This World: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Out of This World: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Amber Bacardi, Reporter

May 30, 2017


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After three years of waiting, the highly anticipated release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” had fans flocking to theaters on May 5, 2017. With nonstop action, slapstick humor, retro music and Groot’s killer dance moves, the newest installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has different aspects ...

Breaking Bread: Panera Bread is great for any meal

Breaking Bread: Panera Bread is great for any meal

Rebecca McCain, Reporter

May 26, 2017


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Known for their fresh breads made daily, delicious soup and salad deals and one-of a kind sandwiches, Panera Bread is a unique cafe that has a variety of different options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located just by Chick-Fil-A and Target off of Auto Parkway, Panera Bread has a quiet, coffee shop ...

Vaccines: Truth or Scare?

Gabriel Senter, Reporter

May 18, 2017


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     Most schools in California require vaccinations, but are they really worth it? A vaccine is a substance (usually a form of a disease) ejected into one’s body to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases. Vaccinations have been a widely debat...

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