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At the quantum level, fusion occurs when isotopes of hydrogen (deuterium and tritium) fuse together by chance as they move incredibly fast thanks to the thermoenergy from the plasma’s temperatures (hotter than the center of the sun). Then, this resulting fused compound can break apart into its stablest form: a helium atom and a neutron. In this refiguration, an incredible amount of thermal-kinetic energy is released (in neutron form) due to the stability of helium, proved in Albert Einstein’s E = mc2 equation.
The Future Lies in Fusion
Ben Brown, Graphics Editor • January 22, 2024

Every day, scientists at General Atomics’ DIII-D National Fusion Facility in San Diego fire millions of isotopes (atoms with extra neutrons) of hydrogen into their tokamak — an advanced thermodynamic machine. Then, for a fraction of a second, the...

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Where’s The Magic?
Lisa Pan, Assistant Graphics Editor • January 22, 2024

Disney, a 99-year-old company, is famous for its grou ndbreaking animations in the early 1900’s and onwards: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Cinderella (1950), The Little Mermaid (1989), and more. But they haven’t seemed to advance...

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On Black Friday stores used to fill with people. Now, malls are less and less populated as many take to their screens to do their holiday shopping. This image was taken in a Walmart in 2008, when Black Friday was incredibly chaotic as people all aimed to get the best deals.
Less Aisles, More Search Engines: Black Friday’s Fall
Bella Gallus, Managing Editor • December 10, 2023

Long lines of shoppers outside of Best Buy at 4:00 in the morning, fights over the last item on a clearance rack, and people balancing 10 shopping bags in each hand are all familiar scenes associated with only one day: Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving...

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Many students eagerly put forth new years resolutions, but how many actually follow through?
New Year, New You, or Not?
Madison Chen, Staff Writer • February 9, 2024

You’re with family and friends, carefully watching the clock tick by. 11:58, 11:59, 11:59:26, 11:59:59, 12:00. HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s probably around this time when you start thinking about what you can change in the year to come, whether it’s mental...

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“Bipolar is more than mood swings. OCD is more than tidiness. Depression is more than sadness.” - Anonymous Student with Bipolar II
Butchered Buzzwords
Lucy Marek, Content Editor • January 7, 2024

It happens every day. A friend is reading a sad book in English class, and they tell you it’s “making them depressed”; a whiteboard is not fully erased, and someone whispers that it’s “triggering their OCD.” These seemingly harmless phrases...

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“I think most people view them as shallow movies just focused on killing people for fun, but they’re much more than that.”
 - Jack Rudy (‘26)
Scary Good?
Lucy Marek, Content Editor • January 7, 2024

Why do people tell ghost stories while camping? Why do we play video games like Resident Evil and The Last of Us? Why are haunted houses even profitable? All this can be summed up in one question: why do we love being scared? Horror movies are a perfect...

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The Bishop’s Yoga Club meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays after office hours on the lawn outside the Alumni Courtyard for their sessions. On the rainy February 7, however, the group met indoors for their practice.
Bishop’s Student Yogis
Emeraude Westlake, Content Editor • February 19, 2024

“It's not like some of the yoga that might happen at an actual studio where everyone is silent, everything is quiet. We like to talk. Yes, we do yoga, but it's also social,” explained co-leader of the Bishop’s Yoga Club, Bianca Withers (‘24).  Olivia...

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The Singer’s Showcase, Starring Small Groups and Soloists
Anna Yang, Staff Writer • February 19, 2024

The Singer’s Showcase on Friday, January 26, was no typical choir concert: instead, soloists and small groups took the spotlight. Held at 7:00 PM in the Taylor Performing Arts Center, the show included songs like “Young and Beautiful” by Lana...

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Captioning Creativity: Momo Yang and Bianca Withers Senior Art Exhibition
Captioning Creativity: Momo Yang and Bianca Withers Senior Art Exhibition
Melanie Yau, Assistant Graphics Editor • January 31, 2024

“I create [art] around subjects that I naturally gravitate towards.” - Momo Yang (‘24)   “I love the freedom to create. In the world of art, there are no rules.” - Bianca Withers (‘24)    On January 11th 2024, the art...

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Set to play at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, on February 11th, 3:30PM, the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers are ready to face off like they did four years ago in the 2020 Super Bowl.
Super Bowl LVIII: Kansas or San Francisco Red?
Yina Shate, Staff Writer • February 6, 2024

Eighteen weeks of heartbreaks and joyous celebrations later, the 2023-2024 National Football League (NFL) season is coming to an end — the returning champs, the Kansas City Chiefs, are set to take on the San Francisco 49ers on February 11th in the Super...

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SEC Network published this graphic following the retirement announcement of former Head Coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide Nick Saban on January 11, in recognition of the GOAT. Former Washington Huskies Head Coach Jalen Deboer will be taking his place. “[Sabans] dedication to the players and the university gave the people of Alabama a role model who inspired and achieved greatness,” Alabama football fan Riley Brunson (‘25) shared.
A New Era: Astounding Coaching Updates in College and Pro Football
Sydney Chan, Editor-in-Chief • February 4, 2024

A goat is a medium-sized animal that strongly resembles a sheep or an antelope and is typically seen in petting zoos. But in sports vernacular, a GOAT is the ultimate honor — the Greatest of All Time. January 2024 has been a huge month in the world...

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“While [pickleball] does require less movement than tennis, it requires more effort than some people think.” 
- Sophie Zeng (‘26)
Pickleball is Picking Up
Luming Wang, Staff Writer • January 22, 2024

Dink. Dink. Dink. People are hearing these sounds more and more across pickleball and tennis courts in the United States as pickleball booms with popularity. According to SFIA (Sports and Fitness Industry Association), pickleball is currently the fastest...

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The Two-Knights Show (Season 1, EP. 3)
Summer Hu and Ben Brown November 3, 2023

View the third episode of The Tower's first-ever broadcast show. NOTE: This episode was released in 2022

The Two-Knights Show (Season 1, EP. 2)
Summer Hu and Ben Brown November 3, 2023

View the second episode of The Tower's first-ever broadcast show. NOTE: This episode was released in 2022

The Two-Knights Show (Season 1, EP. 1)
Summer Hu and Ben Brown November 3, 2023

View the first episode of The Tower's first-ever broadcast show. NOTE: This episode was released in 2022

The Three Little Pigs and the Wolf
Haolin Luo, Guest Writer • May 25, 2023

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Stand Your Ground Laws: What You Need to Know
Seth Pintar, Guest Writer • May 10, 2023

As many of you have heard, the United States is facing the tragic reality of gun violence. However, it wasn’t just one incident of gun violence that shocked us; it was multiple incidences of people dying of gun violence. These incidents include the...

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fly high
Kayley Xu, Guest Writer • May 7, 2023

“Icarus, flying high because of his youthful recklessness, fell into the sea because the wax that fastened the feathers together melted from the sun.” (Daedalus, Siculus)    Perhaps the story of Icarus  should not dissuade us from  flying...

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Between
Aster Jin, Guest Writer • May 7, 2023

I sing a song of              and                In the white on white on white I dip my fingers  into the                  thin like spiderwebs that  wrap your face as a lover’s ring finger might       As...

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On February 28, 2024, the first episode of the 46th season of Survivor will be released on CBS.
Tuning In to Season 2: Returning TV Shows in 2024
Lucy Marek, Content Editor • February 9, 2024

From sitcoms to psychological thrillers to reality TV, 2024 will bring us plenty more of the shows we’ve come to love. But with so many options these days, it can be hard to know where to start — here are five great shows to look forward to in the...

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Brick and Bell is always crowded with La Jolla locals, all hoping to grab drink or a bite to eat!
Hit a Brick Wall? Hit Up Brick and Bell!
Lisa Pan, Assistant Graphics Editor • January 22, 2024

Everybody needs a pick-me up drink, whether it’s on the way to school early in the  morning, or during a study session after school, when your stomach is grumbling and you’re just craving something. I joined La Jolla locals, including many Bishop’s...

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Lisa-Approved: Top Three Movies & TV Shows to Add to Your Watchlist
Lisa Pan, Assistant Graphics Editor • January 22, 2024

The next few months will be met with a flood of new movies and shows by phenomenal, award-winning directors and actors. Movies that pull at every fandom’s heartstrings, whether you’re a musical theater kid, a book-lover, or someone who craves nostalgia,...

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This was my bowl from Ramen Nagi, where you can really customize the spice level, amount of bamboo shoots, and more, exactly to your liking. The broth is unbelievably flavorful, and I can’t wait to go back.
Sydney's Suggestions: Ramen in San Diego
Sydney Chan, Editor-in-Chief • January 9, 2024

With Winter Break comes cold(ish) weather, and there’s nothing better for cooler temps than a bowl of savory noodle soup. San Diego has been upping its ramen game recently, serving up some new delicious bowls that ooze with flavor. So without further...

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