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About Last Night…

About Last Night…

Story by Linnea Leidy, Opinions Editor
November 9, 2016
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America has just signed on to four years under the leadership of a racist, sexist, ableist, homophobic bigot. DISCLAIMER: This is not an essay ragging on Trump and his supporters, though believe me, that’s tempting. Understandably, people are scared. I’m scared. I cried myself to sleep after witnessing...

Mindfulness Forum a Bit Disappointing

Mindfulness Forum a Bit Disappointing

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Assistant Opinion Editor
October 28, 2016
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As the sun was setting on Tuesday evening, parents hurriedly walked up the steps of the media center. Ironically, they seemed worried and stressed they would be late for a lecture on mindfulness. SDA hosted this parent forum featuring guest speakers from UCSD’s Center for Mindfulness, who gave a lecture...

My Message: Let Me Have the Same Opportunities as Men

My Message: Let Me Have the Same Opportunities as Men

Story by Jenna Weinhofer, Assistant Arts Editor
October 20, 2016
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Dear future president, Quickly approaching college, I am always asked the question, “What do you want your major to be?” Sure of myself, I say that I want to major in chemistry; however, others question my decision, saying that it is odd for a woman to pursue this career. Personally, I do not...

My Message: Don’t Bind My Dreams With Debt

My Message: Don’t Bind My Dreams With Debt

Story by Kate Sequeira, Online Editor
October 17, 2016
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Patrick Hall Dear future president, College is expensive. Its lack of affordability binds me. I don’t want my list of colleges to be limited by what my family can and cannot afford. I don’t want to get accepted to my dream college, only to be forced to turn it down. I don’t want to worry about whether I will be able to attend college outside of San Diego, sim...

My Message: Respect Women’s Rights

My Message: Respect Women’s Rights

Story by Linnea Leidy, Opinion Editor
October 13, 2016
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Dear future president, You are to be a symbol of our country’s ideals and a role model to future generations; I think it’s reasonable to ask that you respect the most basic description of who I am. I am a female, and I want my rights and ideals to be respected just as much as a male’s are. Frankly,...

Donald Trump: Hitting a New Low?

Donald Trump: Hitting a New Low?

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Assistant Opinion Editor
October 13, 2016
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This weekend, a video was released revealing presidential candidate Donald Trump asserting that his taking advantage of and sexually assaulting women is acceptable because of his celebrity status. Trump’s words were shocking and captured his lack of morality, his entitled mentality, and his condoning...

My Message: Control the Growing Population Size

Story by Mary Ford, Arts Editor
October 12, 2016
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Dear future president, Do you know how many people live on this planet? As I write this, the current population is 7,449,791,931 humans. And every day, this number climbs by 220,000. With every person born into the world, there comes another mouth to feed, another river of water to use up, another...

Trump Slightly Upstages Clinton at Debate; Still, No One Wins.

Trump Slightly Upstages Clinton at Debate; Still, No One Wins.

Story by Mary Ford, Arts Editor; Humor Editor
October 10, 2016
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Don’t get me wrong. I’m as much for Hilldigard as the next mildly socialist millennial. However, in terms of debate accomplishments and holding up a strong forefront, I have to give Donald the advantage at the Townhall-Style Debate held last night. In my eyes, neither candidate won this debat...

Students Get Down at the Welcome Back Dance

Students Get Down at the Welcome Back Dance

Story by Melody Sobhani, Staff Writer
September 28, 2016
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This past Friday night, SDA held the Welcome Back Dance in front of the library. Seniors Natalie Shields and Gabi Gjata were in charge of planning the dance. Overall, the dance was successful. Most students participated in the western theme by dressing in flannels, overalls, and cowboy boots. This...

Start Smart: Necessary but Hard to Watch

September 27, 2016
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As a part of SDA’s prerequisite to use the two student parking lots, students, accompanied by their parents, must attend a two-hour PowerPoint presentation by a California Highway Patrol officer in the Start Smart program. The reputation of the presentation is quite notorious for its excessively...

Earth’s Beauty Needs Preserving

Earth’s Beauty Needs Preserving

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Assistant Opinion Editor
September 26, 2016
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Growing up on the Southern California coast, living a carefree life filled with wonderment and awe of the ocean, it is easy to take it for granted. For many of us, the ocean is an integral part of our childhood and is an inseparable facet of our life. It is something we associate with home, but whose...

Trump’s Comments on Sexual Assault Offensive and Unwanted

Trump’s Comments on Sexual Assault Offensive and Unwanted

Story by Linnea Leidy, Opinion Editor
September 9, 2016
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Breaking news: Donald Trump has tweeted something completely uneducated and offensive, making a further fool out of himself. This shocking and totally unexpected headline refers to comments Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, made earlier this week in an interview with NBC host Matt Lauer,...

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