Hello Sailors!!!! It’s January!  That means CSF is hosting food trucks again! CSF's first food truck fundraiser of the year will be Thursday, January 19thfrom 4:30-8:30pm in the 15th street parking lot.  (Weather permitting: We will let you know closer to the event if we need to cancel or not due to rain.) If Mother Nature is good to us, it should be a night of food, community and fun.  We have themes for each month and this month is Super Bowl themed!  Remember, a portion of the money you use to purchase your dinner will help provide college scholarship money for students.  So tell your family, friends and neighbors. Trucks Lineup: (Subject to change)

  1. Ragin Cajun
  2. Classic Taco
  3. Belly Bombz
  4. Mad Dumplings
  5. Buqqa Burger
  6. Scooter’s Italian Ice

Opinions on the 2016 Presidential Election

  Written By: Tori Carrese
  *Editor's Note: This does not reflect Newport Harbor High School's view on the election, this article just allows students from NHHS to voice their own personal and valuable opinions. The 2016 presidential election has been one of the biggest shockers that America has endured. As we all know, the Democratic nominee was Hillary Clinton and the Republican nominee was Donald Trump. Both of their campaigns however, managed to divide our country to disheartening levels. When asking our students about their thoughts on the election, their responses varied from positive to extremely upset. When Junior Mia Martinez was asked about how she felt in regards to the outcome of the election, she said “I am not happy and just by looking at me that should be obvious. I am the embodiment of everything Trump, his campaign, and supporters hate about this country. I am an educated Mexican woman that comes from immigrant grandparents, so to know that the president of my country does not like me or support my family- it worries me. This outcome truly makes me disheartened. I'm worried now more than ever. This is because he doesn't even need the support of his followers anymore, instead he will have support of the entire United States government.” As you can see, whether it be on social media or evidenced in the safety pins on t-shirts, many individuals are worried about Donald Trump’s presidency.unnamed-6 Many mayunnamed-7 be opposed to Trump and his views; but there are many people who support President Trump. For instance, senior Tony Vasi, when asked his thoughts on this year's election, said “Regardless of my political views, I think that this is a good opportunity for the Republican Party to show that their way works. They have the presidency, the House, and Senate, and will most likely have the Supreme Court as well. With all of these components, they should be able to do a lot- hopefully it will be a lot of good.” Not only is Vasi hopeful about this year's winner, he also believes the Republican party can make a real difference in the world if they chose to use the power to better our country. While some may be shocked by the elected president, hopefully we can all keep in mind that everyone needs to stay together.    


  Written By: Sophie Stameson
  Welcome to FCA! FCA stands for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Each month at lunch we have an athlete or pastor come and speak about their life experiences in the big gym. We offer free pizza to everyone after the meeting, so don't miss out! Remember, you don't have to be a Christian or an athlete to attend, we’re just glad you’re there. Our last speaker was Matt Meggers, a baseball pitcher from San Diego Christian. He came to tell us that God has a plan for your life. In Jeremiah 29:11, God says “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” The story of Job is about a man whose faith was challenged by the Devil. Job losses every earthly possession he has, even his family, but not once does he lose faith in God. Instead, Jod decides to remain in God, and praises the Lord for what he has. He knew that God still had a plan and a future for him. For remaining faithful to the Lord, Job was blessed with double everything him once had; he had twice the amount of livestock, and was blessed with a funnamedamily of seven kids. This is what we should strive to be like as followers of Christ. Be thankful and hopeful and know that God has a plan for you to prosper, even if it may not seem like it at the time. God never gives us more than we can handle. Instead, the trials we face are to better our future. Don’t rely on any worldly solution to your struggles, but rely on God and know that you will be blessed. From everyone at FCA, have a happy Thanksgiving and remember to thank a loved one! FCA would also like to shout out to our friends over at Young Life Ministry, who meet every Monday night at 7:15 at 1501 Galaxy Dr, Newport Beach. Want to grab a cup of coffee with friends? Then come see us at Coffee and Devos every other Monday morning at the Coffee Bean in Westcliff for some morning joe and a devotional. Finally, if you want to become an official member of FCA and receive updates, sign up for our remind by texting @NEWPORTHAR to 81010 and follow us on Instagram at NHHSFCA.

Club Corner: FCA

Written By: Sophie Stameson

Welcome to FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)! Each month at lunch we have a new athlete or pastor come and speak about their life experiences. Our meeting are held in the big gym. We offer free pizza to everyone after the meeting, so don't miss out! Remember, you don't have to be a Christian or an athlete to attend, we’re just glad you’re there. Our last speaker was Stephen Angulo, the Junior High pastor at Saint Andrew's Church and FCA member. This month, he spoke to us about the story of the Good Samaritan. In this parable, Jesus was being questioned by a teacher of the Law.  The teacher asked, “what must I do to inunnamed-1herit eternal life?” Jesus asked him what the Law said.  He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ‘You have answered correctly,’ Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” So Jesus told the story of a Jewish man who was robbed, lying on the side of the road about to die when his enemy, a Samaritan man, saved him when no one else would.  Keep in mind that at this time, the Jewish and the Samaritans were bitter rivals.  In Luke 10: 30-35 it says,  “ In reply Jesus said: ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.  But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii aunnamednd gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’” Imagine this in your own life.  You are attacked and left to die, and none of your friends will stop to help you. Then, your worst enemy walks by, and they see you on the ground. They stop. They pick you up, run you to the hospital and save your life.  And then, they pay for all your expenses.  We learned that this is what Jesus wants for us.  We have been called to love our neighbors as ourselves.  Next time you see someone in need or alone, help them, reach out to them. Know that you can make a difference.

 Want to grab a cup of coffee with friends? Then come see us at Coffee and Devos every other Monday morning at the Coffee Bean in Westcliff for some morning joe and a devotional. Finally, if you want to become an official member of FCA and receive updates, sign up for our remind by texting @NEWPORTHAR to 81010 and follow us on Instagram at NHHSFCA.

Renewable Energy for the Future

  Written By: Kyoko Downey

As fossil fuels being to dwindle the people of the world are in a constant race to seek renewable energy to support the future. Costa Rica is a prominent example of this tremendous feat, running for 299 days in two years on hydropower, wind, geothermal, and solar energy, without the burning of any fossil fuels. With its early investments in discovering new means of acquiring energy, the country has successfully created a model for other cities and may quite possiblyunnamed, as they have acknowledged, become entirely, environmentally sustainable. Their future plans and ventures in this field demonstrate their dedication to the cause; spending close to 100 million dollars in three 50 MW geothermal plants and revealing a 305.5 MW hydroelectric plant predicted to power over half of a million homes.

This proposes the question, “What can we do here?”

It’s obvious driving by our school the prominent solar panels in the parking lot, but aside such energy sources, few students could contribute new forms of renewable energy that we could implement into the communities of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. As sophomore Cielo Cuenca admits “there isn’t a lot that can feasibly be done at our school with the budget we have.” It is true that solar panels are among the most expensive forms of renewable energy but really, for southern California are the only devices that pay back those expenses in a reasonable time frame, not relying on our unpredictable wind patterns and rainfall like other forms of renewable energy depend on. However, this could quite change in the coming years, as scientists are beginning to develop solar panels that do not rely on the costly photovoltaic cells they do today, but rather on magnetic fields, drastically cutting down on material costs.unnamed

With every interview, a steady trend became clear, nobody saw or noted the possibility of such switches to environmental sustainability in the near future, all for multiple reasons. Tenth grader Maddy Wilkens contributed it to the fact it “depends on how much as a society we want it,” focusing on big fossil fuel companies’ corporate greed and the amount of initiative by the people and coming generations to innovate to solve these issues. Meanwhile, fellow sophomore, Keeley Wandrocke states that “we have such a dependency on fossil fuels as of today that such an extreme change in our ways would be cumbersome and time consuming.”

But perhaps our students are thinking too obviously of the big, well known energy sources, or rather, they don’t know that smaller ones exist. HERO products, founded in Newport Beach, focus and advertise different systems that can be put into the home from new exterior windows to even a simple window film that “save[s] energy by limiting both the amount of solar radiation passing through and the amount of internal heat escaping” as the site discloses.

Which goes to show, a little goes a long way, and in the case of renewable energy, it’s a small step in a long journey to the future.


2016 Back to School Night

Thursday, September 29th was Newport Harbor High School’s annual Back to School Night, an evening where parents come to school to meet their children’s teachers, and learn about the curriculum for the year.  For some parents this can be a breeze, as this may be their third, fourth, year attending, and perhaps for some with multiple kids, even more.  For those parents who are as new to the high school as their kids, ASB students were scattered across campus and prepared to provide assistance in finding classes, teachers, and buildings.  The evening for the parents was easy enough, aside for some having to hear about all the projects and stress that their kids would be put through, but other than that it went smoothly.  The student store was open for business selling spirit gear and there was an opportunity to vote for which parents would become a part of the school Site Council.  Homecoming tickets were also on sale for the first time this year at the lowest price that they will be, until the prices rise in a week.  Yearbook was also out selling The Galleon, and as the night continued, music was brought out to dance to and encourage sales.  Many parents were “excited to meet the teachers” and others were interested in the methods that were to be used to teach their children.  There was some concern over ideas like flipped classroom, but parents are open to new ways of teaching and optimistic about the outcome.  Back to School Night is a fantastic way to meet teachers and inform parents about how the curriculum will affect the students, and what kind of workload they will have.  Without it, parents would be in the dark about what methods are being used to teach their children and what different teachers are like, which is very beneficial to understanding the stress that their kids will be under.  Back to School Night was definitely successful, and will be successful in future years. Written By: Declan Sullivan

The Great Debate

As the November voting season looms ahead the two candidates battle for the highly sought position with people on either sides fearful of the “unique” options for the next president.  People around the nation have a variety of different views regarding the candidates but what do the Newport Harbor Sailors think about this controversial topic. We asked their thoughts on the event and here’s their response.

  “So I side with Trump, not just because I was raised so conservative, but because he is honestly the most suitable candidate. Hillary has been showing she is incapable of being in office not only with her lies that she got caught up in at the beginning of her campaign, but she has lately been showing many signs of health problems which could be really bad if she was elected into office then suddenly died because then we would have to find ourselves a new president. Trump is underrated as a presidential candidate because all people hear are that he's going to "build the wall" and send people back to Mexico, which isn't necessarily true. he only wants to rid the country of ALL illegal immigrants. this is NOT just Mexico. this could be from any country. even Canada or England or Germany. I am the child of an immigrant who is voting for trump and when people hear that they think I'm crazy, but I'm not because we actually pay attention to what he says and he is right. the amount of illegal immigrants here is out of control and illegal immigrants can be dangerous. Trump is doing this for the good and safety of our country, not because he wants to "get rid of all of the Mexicans." just because we, you, or someone in your family if an immigrant, doesn't mean you shouldn't vote for trump. he is only looking for the illegal people and sending them back to their homes. Make America great again.”---Camille Baron “I think it's publicly accepted that this year is kind of a dumpster fire when it comes to politics. Well in the description of John Green this year has been a bit of a dumpster fire. It's no secret that either candidate seems to be at all qualified for president. On one hand you have a corrupt man who sees America as a business, yet doesn't know how to run a business anyway so he just screams things at people and hopes for the best. On the other you have a woman who doesn't understand laws and kind of slides outside of punishments. Not to mention she is praised for representing beliefs she specifically went against in the past 5 years (for instance she was against gay marriage), making her a bit of a conformist. Not to mention she has changed a few policies for the popular vote recently. If you want to look at the third option then you have a deranged man who although has something of a plan for the country, he's absolutely crazy. If you don't believe me, look at the video by Colbert on him. He's been shooting down his chances left and right in speeches from the "Aleppo" comment to sticking his tongue out a reporter while talking to attempt to prove a point.”---Jantzen Fenn [caption id="attachment_14028" align="alignleft" width="245"]Processed with VSCO with c1 preset “I think that Donald trump handled himself very well since he could have easily attacked Hillary at many points for being illegitimate and not being able to back up the points she tried and failed to make. I thought it was also very comical that Hillary brought up her book like a commercial would and really embarrassed herself by making it seem like this was all just a big joke to herself. trump knows what he was talking about and talked to the people of America, not at them like Hillary did.” -Betsy Calder[/caption] “On the subject of the debate, I thought that the debate was relatively civil compared to expectations. Trump started off strong, but soon got derailed by Clinton. Clinton started off shaky but her preparation helped her later in the debate. I was impressed that Trump respectfully referred to his opponent as Secretary Clinton, and I was a bit disappointed that Clinton only referred to him as Donald. In my opinion, Clinton came out on top, but neither candidate particularly shone. I'm really looking forward to the vice presidential debate. On the subject of the campaign: I don't particularly like either candidate. Neither of them have all of the qualities that I would hope for in a presidential candidate. This seems to be reflected in the fact that both of their unfavorable are high. I think Secretary Clinton is the more qualified for the job of the two candidates, but neither are exceptional choices. Personally, I think that the vice presidential candidates on both sides would make better options. Regardless, I am somewhat relieved that I will not be able to vote in this election.”----David Sharp       Written By: Megan Carey & Katie Clark

Finals Week Studying Tips

As the countdown gets shorter and shorter and summer lies in the near future, students have to conquer one last hurdle to earn the freedom of summer vacation. As students cram for their final exams, they have mastered certain tricks to combat the stress that comes from this busy time of the school year- and would like to share these tips with others. IMG_5334 1. Find something that helps you focus. Sophomore Andy Myers says that he is going "to study and go to ultimate study mode where I will let Queen Bey's music guide me to success." It's definitely important to find something that helps you focus; for Andy this is Beyonce. 2. Take breaks. Although studying is important remember that your body will break down if you don't take occasional breaks. 3. Study the things you feel you need the most help with. If you feel fully ready for one of your tests don't stress about it and instead take that time to focus on a test you may be more worried about. In other words spend your time wisely. 4. Review notes and find ways that will you help you get the most information. Seth Roberts says "I would reviIMG_0903ew my notes, do study guides, maybe study with friends." Definitely a good idea to collaborate with friends and review notes and other resources. 5. Don't stress too much. Finals are definitely important but don't stress yourself out too much. Realize that once you've studied you've done practically all you could do to prepare to ace your finals. As the year finishes up stay strong for these last few weeks and get ready to walk off campus proud of your hard work. Written By: Katie Clark & Megan Carey

The Truth About Vaping

As the tobacco industry collapses in the U.S., a new industry is rises; E-cigs. With the public’s awareness of the long term, disastrous effects of smoking cigarettes, in the United States it has become a great taboo to smoke. It is bad for those who are directly smoking it, those who are breathing in the smoke, and it is a disastrous pollutant to the environment; in the end, no one wins (with an exception for tobacco IMG_4198companies). However, there is now a new industry of vaping, which is taking over the place of smoking. The question is, are vaping “e-cigs” really better for one’s health than to smoke regular cigarettes? Here we question if e-cigs are truly a solution to quit smoking, or if they are just like Tobacco industry. Buying cigarettes requires an ID, and in the United States one must be at least 18 years old to buy cigarettes. You cannot buy cigarettes online, yet however, if you go on Google and just type in “Vaping” you will get results of online “e-cigs” and “e-juice” shops, which have no way of scanning an ID through the computer, and do not properly check if the online customer is actually over age. So if nicotine is now as easy access as if shopping on Amazon.com, then what does this mean to future generations? Like some cigarettes, e-juice is flavored, attracting young generations to start smoking/vaping early. Children and teenagers are likely to be longer-term customers, starting from a young age and continuing IMG_4197to smoke or vape in their adulthood. E-cigs can help people quit cigarettes, yet how are we to know that e-cigs are not just as equally destructive? We can prove that cigarettes cause cancer, but e-cigs are such a new product, that we do not have any evidence of its long term effects. E-cigs are in fact such a new industry, that it was only introduced to the United States since 2007; not enough solid research can be accomplished in 9 years.   To learn more, check out these articles: http://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/gov-inslee-cites-new-data-showing-alarming-increase-adolescent-use-electronic-cigarettes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_cigarette http://metro.co.uk/2015/09/24/this-14-year-old-kids-mum-complained-because-hes-not-allowed-to-vape-at-school-5405706/ Written By: Solange Piñón

Debate- Animals & Humanity

IMG_8853Animal Rights Club and the Debate Team are collaborating to discuss Animal Right issues. During this event, there are 3 major topics happening under the categories of Local, National, and Global problems. Under Local animal issues, the topic of Coyotes will be discussed, because of how people have made an issue of it in the orange county area and even Newport Beach specifically. In the debate we are to discuss how people see and do not see them as an issue, and if a problem, how to approach the coyote problem humanely. This debate will have a conversational style to it, known as a Socratic Seminar, or recognized as what we do in our english classes. Under National, the topic of Animal Entertainment is discussed as well, which Zoos or Aquariums, such as SeaWorld, become discussed as to whether they truly benefit animals or not. Then finally, the Global issue is Game Reserves. Are Games Reserves truly made to accomplish “the better means” of saving animals by letting other animals die? Or does this only encourage hunting in a negative retrospective? This Debate will take place on campus inside “the Black Box” close to our school theater, on Monday June 6th, at 6 pm. We will have one debate occur on its own, and then 2 debates happening at the same time. With 2 debates occurring at the same time, the audience will be able to chose which one interests them or would like to learn about the most. This event is a great way to see what it means to be a part of the Debate Team and Animal Rights Club, and also a way to enlighten ourselves about the what it truly means to be humane. Everyone is welcome to join! Written By: Solange Pinon