Editor’s Notebook coming to


A new weekly series, Editor’s Notebook, will start Oct. 2 online and in the newspaper when space allows. This feature can be found in the Opinion section.

The Light recently approached local high schools and invited each school’s editor to contribute a weekly column talking about the happenings at their schools. Log onto

every Thursday to see each high school’s column.

Starting Oct. 2

Frannie Tyner

is a junior at The Bishop’s School and assistant editor of their newspaper, The Tower. When not doing homework or studying she can most often be found doing yoga, riding horses or acting. Her number one passion (alongside coffee drinking) is traveling, and she hopes to travel to all ends of the earth. She has two brothers, a four-legged-friend named Oakley and lives in Rancho Santa Fe.

Starting Oct. 9

Kara Kubarych

is currently a senior and co-editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Palette, at La Jolla Country Day School. As an active member in her school community, Kara serves as student leader of the school’s Community Service Board and Peer Leadership Program. Kara began volunteering at the local Head Start Program in seventh grade. Since then, Kara has worked in several low-income schools and continues to tutor Sudanese refugee children on a weekly basis. Last summer, Kara founded her own summer camp business, Kara’s 3-D Summer Camps,

Starting Oct. 15

Kaitlin Sharpe

is a senior at La Jolla High. She is the co-editor-in-chief of her school newspaper, La Jolla High Tide. She is also the co-captain of her school’s varsity field hockey team. She enjoys dirt bike riding in the desert and hopes to someday attend Notre Dame. She aspires to work for a micro-financing agency for third-world countries when she grows up.

Mackenzie Merkel

is a junior at La Jolla High School. At school, she is the co-editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, La Jolla High Tide. She is also the president of the Save Our Sisters club, an organization that lends help to women in need. She enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her brother, Sam. She plans to pursue a degree in either veterinary studies or English when she goes to college.

Starting Oct. 22

Jake Sticka

is the editor-in-chief of the Preuss Insider, the student paper of the Preuss School UCSD. In previous years, Jake has served as a writer, school news editor and managing editor. Jake is involved in a number of other campus activities, serving as president of the Ecology Club, co-captain of the Botball Team, delegate to the Model United Nations Team, and treasurer to the Interact Club and ASB class. Outside of school, Jake peruses his interests in politics, independent film and music, and the tortures of Padres baseball.