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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,...

iPhone 7 Setback?

iPhone 7 Setback?

Story by Vicky van der Wagt, Sports Editor
September 7, 2016
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Earlier today, Apple unveiled the new iPhone 7 at an annual conference that took place in San Francisco. There are many improvements to the home button, the camera, and the battery, although there was also one major setback. In its pursuit to make the next generation iPhone slimmer, Apple removed...

Heated: Lack of Air Conditioning Unsatisfying

Heated: Lack of Air Conditioning Unsatisfying

Story by Luke Oldham, Staff Writer
September 7, 2016
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One of the best things about Southern California is the warm weather. Kids can go to the beach all summer to escape the heat, but once school starts back up there is no avoiding the uncomfortable temperatures. Many SDA students find themselves cooped up in outdated classrooms, unable to concentrate...

The U.S. Has Reached its 10,000 Refugee Admittance Goal. Should They Let in More?

The U.S. Has Reached its 10,000 Refugee Admittance Goal. Should They Let in More?

Story by Linnea Leidy, Opinion Editor
September 2, 2016
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Last fall, Obama announced a new resettlement program that promised to admit 10,000 refugees, in response to the crisis in Syria; On Wednesday, Aug. 31, the United States its final refugee who was promised admittance in the plan. Miraculously, the economy hasn’t plummeted into depression, our streets...

Chalk the Lot: A Tradition Violated

Chalk the Lot: A Tradition Violated

Story by Mary Ford, Arts Editor
September 2, 2016
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There always seem to be a bit of an air of excitement on the first day of school. New year, new you, as the cliché goes. Most kids walk around with confidence. Freshmen walk around in confusion. There are new clothes and fashionable backpacks and fresh haircuts galore. But when I pulled into the parking...

Senior Out: Day 8

Senior Out: Day 8

Story by Elizabeth Loren, Staff Writer
March 11, 2016
Filed under Staff Blogs

Senior out came to an end at 7:50 a.m. this morning. After a paranoia-filled week and a half, the seniors who hadn’t gotten tagged out breathed a sigh of relief as soon as the bell signaling the beginning of first period rang. The winners of senior out were announced at today’s Senior Java. Senior...

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