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The Hating Game: Review
The Hating Game: Review
Leila Feldman, Staff Writer • December 20, 2021

SPOILER ALERT At some point last year I found out that my favorite book — The Hating Game — was being made into a movie. I flipped. I was so excited, I even added it to my Google Calendar. On Friday December 10, I watched it. In the interest of full transparency, I had a lot of expectations....

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Listening in on Lo-fi
Shirley Xu, Staff Writer • December 19, 2021

It is late in the evening on Sunday. A stack of homework lies on your desk. Yet despite the stress and urgency to complete all of your assignments, a tranquil ambience washes over you as Lo-fi music plays in the background.  Lo-fi, as defined by musician Eric Matthews, is short for “low-fidelity,”...

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More Important News on Abortion Rights Challenges
Lucy Marek, Staff Writer • December 13, 2021

In 1973, a 7-2 ruling was issued on the Roe v. Wade court case, the case that ensured abortion rights in the US, in favor of Roe. In making abortions legal until around 24 weeks into the pregnancy, it set a precedent; a precedent which may not be in place for much longer. Now, nearly 50 years later,...

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Teachers such as History and Social Sciences Teacher Mr. Damon Halback are on-campus in KN-95 or N-95 masks, utilizing the school’s new view-only Zoom policy to help students learning from home.
Back From Break– Now What?
Shirley Xu, Staff Writer • January 20, 2022

After two days of asynchronous learning, Bishop’s announced various modifications to the school’s COVID-19 procedures via Knights News. So what exactly were these new mandates, and what do these updates mean for students and families at the school?  Prior to the school’s scheduled return to...

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“My hope is that we are at the worst part of COVID right now, and it will die down,” Ms. Williamson said. “Then, we should be fine by March.”
Formal Postponed: How Certain Can We Be?
Isadora Blatt, Staff Writer • January 20, 2022

On January 19th, the upper school received an email announcing that this year’s Winter Formal has been postponed from January 12th to March 4th. “By then, the weather will be better, COVID cases will be down (fingers crossed!), and we can enjoy the event without any worries,” wrote math teacher...

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The Secretariat, staff, and Bishops’ delegates smile together as the fun-filled chaotic day finally comes to a close. The Bishop’s MUN Team is beyond excited for next year’s Knights MUN!
United Knights
Shyla Gupta, Staff Writer • December 20, 2021

On December 4, students from all around San Diego and neighboring counties came to the Bishop’s School’s Knights Model United Nations (MUN) conference to discuss current events. Model United Nations is a club whose members participate in state-wide conferences and cycle meetings, where they keep...

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Tennis player Novak Djokovic caused a media debate when he attempted to participate in the Australian Open while unvaccinated.
Why It Matters that Tennis Star Novak Djokovic Isn’t Vaccinated
Clare Malhotra, Editor-in-Chief • January 19, 2022

When tennis player Novak Djokovic landed in Australia for a tournament on January 5, immigration officials learned he was unvaccinated and tried to turn him away. A weeklong fight ensued, as Djokovic’s lawyers attempted to argue for medical exemption. A number of fans supported him in the streets,...

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Two days after the concert, Scott posted a 1-minute, 29-second long apology video in black and white to his Instagram story.
The Aftermath of Astroworld: Who is to blame?
Isadora Blatt, Staff Writer • December 3, 2021

Hundreds injured. 8 dead. Catastrophe struck on the night of Friday, November 5th at Astroworld, a Travis Scott concert in Houston, Texas. Since then, two more have died from injuries, raising the toll to 10. Attendees of the concert have said that these tragedies were caused by violent crowd surges...

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Critics and autistic people say Maddie Zeigler’s portrayal of autism in Sia’s new movie, Music, is inaccurate and offensive.
Music to Nobody’s Ears
Kyle Berlage, Graphics Editor-in-Chief • October 16, 2021

When Music—the first film produced, directed, and written by Australian pop star Sia—was released in January, five years after its conception and three years after its filming. The countdown to the release of the film then began, and with it came a new focus on the casting. Creating the movie after...

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The cast and tech crew of the middle school MT8 class put on a spectacular and thoughtful production.
“Are We There Yet?”
Sofi Verma, Staff Writer • December 20, 2021

“Who on earth is going to sit there while an actor breaks into song?” Bobby Chiu (‘26) sings as the lights come up on this year’s Musical...

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In the fall PDG show this year, Ms. Cory and the dancers portrayed a world of underwater life to demonstrate the impact that plastics and pollution have on the environment.
Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Clare Malhotra, Editor-in-Chief • December 18, 2021

“From where you sit, the ocean is a block away. So close it’s personal… We ‘claim’ it, foolish humans that we are… We are temporary beings,...

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Behind the Scenes
Lucy Marek, Staff Writer • December 6, 2021

Walking into the Taylor Performing Arts Center for the first time in two years may seem like a surreal experience for those watching the 2021...

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Annika posing with Framed
Pulling on Your Heartstrings
Summer Hu December 2, 2021

From November to December 21st, when you walk into the library, you will see the walls of the staircase to your right filled with Senior Annika...

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The Knights Varsity Football Team (8-3) experienced a particularly special season as they grew together.
With Tough Playoff Loss, Knights' Football Focuses on the Bonds of Brotherhood
Graham Walker, Staff Writer • December 2, 2021

The Knights’ varsity football season has been a truly special one for the players and coaches involved. The early stages of the season looked bleak,...

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(left to right) Yasi Henderson, Aiden Gutierrez, Calvin Belmonte-Ryu, and Jackie Cosio cheering on our Varsity Football team at the cowboy themed game on September 4 against Rancho Christian
You Know, Fight Knights Fight!
Shyla Gupta, Staff Writer • November 11, 2021

Crowds roaring, students shouting, pom-poms flying in the air after the first touchdown. People cheering in bright and different themes of clothing,...

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Meet the Fall Sport Captains!
Leila Feldman, Staff Writer • October 16, 2021

At the beginning of each season, captains are assigned to each varsity team and this trimester seven of them want to give you the details on what...

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One Season, Three Mindsets
One Season, Three Mindsets
Ben Brown, Staff Writer • October 16, 2021

  Sprinting into battle, shoving opposition to the turf, and leaping to grab the leather ball spiraling towards you, then...BAM! The full...

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Califiornia is home to many wonderfull things: gas prices isnt one of them. California has the highest gas prices in the country, reaching $5.00 in some areas.
Inflation 101: Everything to Know About Inflation Right Now
Ben Brown, Staff Writer • December 20, 2021

Recently, you may have seen headlines like “A key inflation measure just hit its highest level on record,” “Here’s what 8 financial planners say you should do with your money during inflation,” or “How Inflation Concerns May Affect Price.” Gas prices are rising, wholesale prices are increasing; Christmas trees even have grown in demand and price this year!  As inflation strikes our...

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Bishops student group CSI prepare and serve dinners for the homlesss community in Pasific Beach, servise groups like CSI help serve the homlesss comunity nationwide to help combat hunger
Homeless and Hungry
Ben Brown, Staff Writer • December 20, 2021

The wind howls outside the frost-covered windows, and the temperature reads a chilly 55 degrees. Inside, you’re enjoying the comfort of the warm, crackling fireplace, family conversation, and soul-warming food. It’s Thanksgiving dinner and you are having a great time with your extended family, spending the evening with family, food, and good times. Maybe it’s even pleasant hearing the harsh conditions...

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This project helps Ms. Lukin further emphasize
the true meaning of Christmas to her children. Tyler (pictured here), enjoys meeting with the firemen every year.
Holiday Baskets for Heroes
Sydney Chan, Staff Writer • December 19, 2021

The holiday season is upon us once again. Whether your holiday traditions include decorating the tree, spinning the dreidel, lighting the Kinara, or none or all of the above, they are most likely enjoyed with family and friends. But not everyone gets to spend the holidays with their loved ones; instead, some have to spend it on the job in order to ensure the safety of others. So this winter break,...

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Omicron: What You Need To Know
Omicron: What You Need To Know
Kayden Wang, Staff Writer • January 20, 2022

After a well-deserved break, Bishop’s students came back on campus but the Omicron made the return a bit different. According to the Knights News published on January 9th, 2022, 46 out of 761 employees and students tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 6th, so here are 5 things you need to know about the new variant. When was Omicron first reported?  Omicron, or B.1.1.529, is a variant...

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Politicians in the era of COVID-19 have capitalized on frustration surrounding public health measures, especially in schools, arguing that they unfairly restrict students.
To Mandate or Not to Mandate
Tate Vaccaro, Copy Editor • December 19, 2021

On Monday, November 15, parents across southern California kept their children home from school in a symbolic protest of the COVID-19 vaccination mandates. Hundreds of others rallied at the steps of the State Capitol to voice their opposition to the mandate.  In October, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that students will be required to have a COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend in-person...

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Spring in Her Step: Q&A with School Nurse Susie Fournier
Shirley Xu, Staff Writer • December 13, 2021

Q: So first of all, can you introduce yourself and what your job means?  A: My name is Susie Fournier, and I’m the school nurse here. My job is to take care of minor and major injuries of students and also check in with them when they’re not feeling well or having a rough day.    Q: Got it. As kind of an icebreaker question, what’s your favorite part about the job, or what do...

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