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Wheatgrass: It’s Good

Wheatgrass: It’s Good

Story by Citlally Contreras, Staff Writer
March 15
Filed under Opinions

Wheatgrass gets a bad rap. To some it seems like a crazy green juice only health fanatics and yogis drink. However, it’s time that more people know about its benefits for them and their body. This drink is healthy, tastes great, and replenishes the body. According to, “Sprout for the Love of...

Senior Out Comes to a Close at Senior Java

Story by Megan Levan, Staff Writer
March 10
Filed under Opinions

Seniors gathered around the Learning Commons steps today during homeroom for the long-awaited Senior Out winners to be announced. Bagels and coffee were plentiful and spirits were high as the survivors took the stage. ASB advisor Rod Keillor whittled down the group until the top three taggers remained. And...

A Taste of Minimalism

Story by Hannah Elias, Staff Writer
March 9
Filed under Opinions

In our modern society, many people turn to purchases in order to bring them happiness and to boost their self-esteem. As an 18 year-old growing up in a society where material items often contribute to social status, I’ve grown up believing that I needed physical items in order to be happy or desirable. In...

Senior Out: Day Five

Senior Out: Day Five

Story by Mary Ford, Arts Editor
March 8
Filed under Opinions, Senior Out

Fight or flight. Those two instinctual responses have been drilled into my head ever since those cold, hard days on the Kindergarten playground: that’s right, flight or fight. However, on this very day, March 8, 2017, I propose we add another response to the two basics. Freeze. It’s fight or flight...

Senior Out: Day Four

Story by Jack Salz, Staff Writer
March 7
Filed under Opinions, Senior Out

It seems as though there are two types of people in this world. Those who play Senior Out and those who don’t. The distinction here is not whether or not they bought a $5 Senior Out ticket, but that they realize that the tickets cost only $5. Are you the type of person that clings to their friends...

Senior Out: Day Three

Senior Out: Day Three

Story by Megan Levan, Staff Writer
March 6
Filed under Opinions, Senior Out

With only a few minutes remaining in homeroom, a huddled group of seniors made their way across school to pounce on their newest victim in the ongoing Senior Out game. Upon arriving at the soon-to-be-victim’s homeroom, one girl sneakily peeked through the open door to scope out the scene. A moment...

Senior Out: Day Two

Senior Out: Day Two

Story by Maddy Campbell, Staff Writer
March 3
Filed under Opinions, Senior Out

I had intended to survive. Walks to classes mapped out. Any evidence of my classes hidden from social media. The name on my card entrusted to only a selected few. Confidence was my first fatal error. It happened after fourth period. The paranoia had all but disappeared. My friend graciously walked...

A Guide to Pokémon Go Gen 2

A Guide to Pokémon Go Gen 2

Story by Austin Dilley, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Opinions

If you uninstalled Pokémon Go from your phone with most everyone else earlier this year there now might be a reason to reinstall. The company that created Pokémon Go, shocked the PoGo community with news that the release of the second generation of Pokémon would be actually be coming to the game....

Boo Hoo for Bow Wow Pageants

Boo Hoo for Bow Wow Pageants

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Assistant Opinion Editor
February 22
Filed under Opinions

When I was little, I often visited my aunt who lives in Boston. At the time, she had two majestic, gentle and lovable collies. Like so many dogs, they were easily excited and eager to express themselves through ecstatic and sometimes longing barking that we humans find incomprehensible. One of the...

Trump’s First 26 Days: How Things Have Already Changed

Trump’s First 26 Days: How Things Have Already Changed

Story by Michael McQuarrie, Staff Writer
February 14
Filed under Opinions

Some 26 days ago, the executive torch passed hands and the United States saw the inauguration of its newest president, Donald J. Trump. Thusly, executive orders began to flow from the desk of the president, thus beginning what is bound to be a massive change to the nation we all call home, but not completely...

Valentine’s Day Massacre

Valentine’s Day Massacre

Story by Nadia Ballard, Staff Writer
February 14
Filed under Circus Animal Fun

Deprimafc With Valentine's Day festivities apparent among couples all throughout SDA today, complications and violations of the school code have arisen. PDAs were a serious problem, with students lodging complaints nearly every period. Counselors and PALS were also flooded with students rushing in to ven...

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