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Following Nancy Pelosi’s visit with Taiwanese President  Tsai Ing-wen, China held its biggest-ever show of military force in the air and seas around Taiwan. This included firing several waves of missiles over the Taiwan Strait, which hit targets in the waters encircling Taiwan.
Taiwan: Democracy Under Fire
Ben Brown, Staff Writer • November 14, 2022
“Taiwan’s democratic system, in defiance to China, is something cool and worth defending” - Annalise Chang (‘23)
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Families felt that justice was not served with the decision to sentence Cruz to life without parole instead of capital punishment. Pictured is Gena Hoyer, mother of Luke Hoyer a victim of the shooting, awaiting the sentencing.
An Injustice for Parkland Victims
Bella Gallus, Copy Editor • November 4, 2022

Note: There are mentions of sensitive topics like gun violence, mass shootings, and school shootings in the following article. Please consider reading this with a trusted adult.    On February 14, 2018, Nikolas Cruz, 19, entered Marjory Stoneman...

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Salman Rushdie is most famous, and infamous, for his book The Satanic Verses. His courage for publishing his interpretation of the Islamic prophet Muhammad is notable but has come with many consequences.
An Attack on Creativity
Bella Gallus, Copy Editor • September 19, 2022

Author Salman Rushdie was attacked on August 9, 2022 at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York, moments before he was to give a lecture regarding how exiled authors are protected in the United States. The famous author of 13 novels, four...

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The Tower is proud to present Ep. 1 of The Two-Knight(s) Show! Catch up on life on campus and other hot topics. Click the link below to watch!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YkcFSE-WOo&t=3s

ISSUE 1 IS OUT NOW!!! Click the link below to read more. Welcome back Knights!
https://issuu.com/thebishopstower/docs/issue_01_final_issuu

Last week was full of sports for our Knights! Despite the academic quarter ending, the Knights played hard in golf, tennis, field hockey, football, cross country, and water polo. Pictured: The Girls' Varsity Volleyball team won 3-2 on 10/10 against La Jolla Country Day School.

Students, faculty, alumni, and families gathered on Friday August 27 to celebrate Bishbowl at the Gene Edwards Stadium. Pictured is the Bishop's Knight Schuyler Capita ('21) cheering during the Varsity Football game against Francis Parker School. Go Knights! ❤️💛

On October 31, Midnights made Swift the first artist to ever claim all top ten spots on the Billboard Hot 100, which measures the most streamed and sold songs across genres globally. In response to this achievement, the Rolling Stone said in a recent article, “Swifties often refer to Taylor Swift as ‘the music industry.’ Today may be as close to that moniker as she’s ever been.”
Meet Me At Midnight: A Review of Taylor Swift's Newest Album Midnights
Nora Bitar, Staff Writer • November 28, 2022

Midnights is raw and euphoric. It’s the sudden urge to scream at the top of your lungs. It’s the aftermath of the party when your hair is messy and your lipstick is smeared. It’s the thoughts that you hide locked in a cell, behind bars and doors...

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Many students choose to “self-study” for AP exams using specified prep-books or other materials to supplement Honors classes’ lessons.
APs: APprehension or APpreciated?
Emeraude Westlake, Staff Writer • November 18, 2022

“Some teachers I know seem to feel relieved that the pressure of preparing students for their class’ AP test is gone. This pressure however, has fallen largely on us students,” said Maya Krolik (‘23). Advanced Placement (AP) tests are three...

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Knights On A Chessboard
Knights On A Chessboard
Kayden Wang, Staff Writer • November 18, 2022

  “It’s an entire world of just 64 squares,” says a quote from the popular Netflix show The Queen’s Gambit. New York Times reports that the number of Chess.com users – a website dedicated to everything chess – doubled from 8,000,000...

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Aria Liu (‘23) has a deep connection with her stuffed chicken, Studious Travis, that she brings around campus with her.
Meet the Artistic Aria Liu
Joyce Wu, Staff Writer • December 4, 2022

A girl with brilliant blue and purple scales on her face and hair to match: the piece, “fisheye” can be seen on posters all around campus reminding students about Aria Liu’s (‘23) art exhibition. Her art decorates the staircase to the lower floor...

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Ms. Cory was a beloved dance teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend in the Bishops community.
Remembering Ms. Cory
Isadora Blatt, Graphics Editor • December 2, 2022

Words cannot begin to encapsulate all that defines Ms. Donna Cory, Bishops’ beloved dance teacher who passed away on September 26, 2022. She was so much more than a dance teacher: she was a mentor, a friend, and a second mother to all of her students....

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Science teacher Mr. Samale works with underwater photography and did a photoshoot with PDG in 2021.
Donna Cory: Friend, Artist, and Student Champion
Michael Samale, Guest Writer • December 2, 2022

To me, Donna was two things. She was a wonderful friend, someone you always felt comfortable around and knew was there for you. Donna was also an artist who saw beauty in all things and had the gift of helping others share and celebrate their beauty....

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On October 15, 2022, the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to advance in the postseason bracket. After a strong pitch by Padres pitcher Josh Hader and a swing-and-a-miss from Dodgers player Freddie Freeman, the stadium was electric.
The San Diego Padres and Their Lucky Goose
Sydney Chan, Story Editor • November 4, 2022

The San Diego Padres’ well-fought season came to an end on Sunday, October 23 in a nail-biter against the Philadelphia Phillies. Although over before San Diego fans hoped, the 2022 postseason was one to remember. From the growing popularity of the phrase,...

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On August 29, Erika Pfister (’23) and the Girls’ Varsity Field Hockey team faced Helix Charter High school. They won in a 9-0 game.
Aye, Aye, Captain! Fall Season Ahead!
Leila Feldman, Editor-in-Chief • October 30, 2022

Fall represents the start of many things: pumpkin spice at Starbucks, hoodie weather, an obscene amount of new stress. For fall sport athletes, it’s the start of their season, reuniting with and making new friends, wins and losses, new and old traditions,...

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In one of her last professional games, Serena Williams won her first two rounds of the US Open in August 2022.
A Mother’s Choice: Serena Williams Steps off the Court
Camille Greenlee, Staff Writer • October 30, 2022

On Monday, August 29, 2022, with memories, music, and thousands of fans waiting in anticipation, Serena Williams played her first tennis match of what could be her last-ever United States Open at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York. In 1997,...

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Pandemic Podcasts
Pandemic Podcasts
Clare Malhotra, Editor-in-Chief • May 23, 2021
“During the pandemic, one challenge was finding ways to engage my students in ways that did not require keeping them on Zoom all the time, so occasionally I would have them listen to a podcast episode during our scheduled class time” -History and Social Sciences Chair Ms. Karri Woods
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A member of Small Smile Makers, Katy Silva (‘23) prepared cookies to send to children in Renown Children’s Hospital.
Sparking Small Smiles
Clare Malhotra, Editor-in-Chief • May 23, 2021

20 hours or no hours, or maybe just 10: it’s clear that community service requirements have shifted during the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot of students have found it difficult to work with their normal service organizations, and the hour requirement was...

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Daniel White (‘21), Lucie Edwards (‘21), and Kyle Berlage (‘22) participate in The Tower through a hybrid format. Oftentimes, in-class discussions work the same, even if some students are on campus.
Sweatpants or Social Distancing: The pros and cons of hybrid learning
Clare Malhotra, Editor-in-Chief • March 15, 2021

Students in disposable masks wince as feedback shrieks from the speaker of a helpless substitute teacher. At home, their classmates laugh awkwardly. The online teacher rolls their eyes as the substitute struggles to mute their computer. Another day of...

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A Dark, Dark Holiday
A Dark, Dark Holiday
Crystal Li, Editor-in-Chief • January 26, 2021

As colorful lights adorn bare fir trees, as the weather drops a few frosty degrees, as the ghost of Thanksgiving still lives on, the holiday season arrives. Due to the current state of the world, it is safe to assume that the celebrations this year will...

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The thick noodles, thinly sliced beef, and tons of onions and chili oil at Pho La Jolla make for a savory dish that warms you up in seconds.
Sydney’s Suggestions: Soup in San Diego
Sydney Chan, Story Editor • November 17, 2022

It’s getting chilly in San Diego! For you crazies who think that November means Christmas time, sure, the crisp air can mean that it’s time for the holidays. But for me, it means it’s time for some heart-warming soups (because Thanksgiving still...

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Literature with Leila
Literature with Leila
Leila Feldman, Editor-in-Chief • November 14, 2022

Miss me? I missed you! Hello, reader, I am back for Literature with Leila. I bring you six wonderful books from a variety of genres. Something for everyone! Hurrah! Reminders of Him By Colleen Hoover — You all know that this wouldn’t be a Literature...

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This adobada taco from Tacos El Gordo is arguably my favorite taco ever. Slow cooked and roasted on a metal rod,  shaved off to order, and topped with a green cilantro crema and freshly diced white onions and cilantro, it’s the perfect bite. The flavors overwhelm your pallet in a way that you just can’t stop yourself from coming back for more. No complaints.
Sydney’s Suggestions: Taquerias in San Diego
Sydney Chan, Story Editor • May 12, 2022

Tacos are like great stories. The perfect combination of ingredients that pair beautifully, a hint of surprise and acid to balance it out, and an element that wraps it all together. Over my time living in California, I’ve tried a fair number of tacos....

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The “Mung Bean Jelly Noodles with Spicy Sauce” from Sichuan Impression is one of my favorite dishes, hands down. The noodles have a light texture, and the dish is extremely refreshing, as it is served cold. It’s spicy, flavorful, and a little má, and you will surely come back for another bite.
Sydney’s Suggestions: Top 5 Chinese Restaurants in San Diego
Sydney Chan, Story Editor • March 24, 2022

Refreshing and spicy. Crunchy and garlicky. Chewy and sweet. These are just a few words to describe some of the dishes from some of my favorite Chinese restaurants in San Diego.  After living here for almost eight years now, I’ve tried a bit of...

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