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You Should Be…Playing “Monument Valley”

You Should Be…Playing “Monument Valley”

Story by Caroline Daniel, Online Editor
December 3, 2014
Filed under You Should Be...

In a triumphant return to the “You Should Be” blog, I bring you our first app review! And it’s not just for iPhones! (You’re welcome, you crazed Android users.) Today I present you my new favorite smartphone game, ever. I’m not sure anything could ever top this game, and when you play you’ll...

Free Time

Free Time

Story by Leigh Houck, Business Manager
December 3, 2014
Filed under Opinions

I know I’m not the only one who guards their precious obligation-free moments with as much fervor as their stressed, exhausted lives allow. The pressure to do well in school and get into a good college really consumes a good portion of one’s life. Between classes, homework, clubs, sports, and other...

Thanksgiving: Analyzing the Feast

Thanksgiving: Analyzing the Feast

Story by Carina Julig, Opinion Editor
November 21, 2014
Filed under Opinions

Thanksgiving has rolled around once again, wedged underwhelmingly in between Halloween and Christmas. Thanksgiving break tends to vary in excitement, but regardless of whether you spend the week in Hawaii, in your Grandma’s condo, or at home binge-watching “How I Met Your Mother,” there’s one...

Oh, Grow Up.

Oh, Grow Up.

Story by Sophie Peeler, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014
Filed under Opinions

I’m four weeks into sophomore year and I already feel like I’ve been hit by a bus. And I just can’t stop asking myself: Why was I so excited to grow up? As kids, everyone wants nothing more than to be a teenager with freedom and independence, hanging out with friends every weekend and finally...

Don’t Bring Your Boyfriend to a One Direction Concert

Don’t Bring Your Boyfriend to a One Direction Concert

Story by Hana Chen, Business Manager
September 19, 2014
Filed under Opinions

As I ventured into the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, my eyes scanned the packed crowd filled with screaming fans and teeming with estrogen. A sea of hormonal teen girls buzzing in anticipation of seeing the British, Irish, and Australian boy band members (what variety!). But something I didn’t expect...

S.O.S. College is Coming

S.O.S. College is Coming

Story by Elise Gout, Editor in Chief/Features Editor
September 18, 2014
Filed under Opinions, That College Thing

I am a victim of college spam. When it comes to mail, I always used to be pretty old-fashioned. I believed in the traditionalism of handwriting letters, the sincerity behind thank you cards. Then I made the singular mistake of checking “yes” somewhere on some standardized test sometime during...

Taylor Swift ‘Shakes Off’ the never ending criticism in her latest song and music video

Taylor Swift ‘Shakes Off’ the never ending criticism in her latest song and music video

Story by Becca Von Zweck, Staff Writer
September 5, 2014
Filed under Opinions

As per usual, country -pop cross over Taylor Swift just can't seem to catch a break from the relentless and never-ending criticism being thrown her way. The 24-year-old debuted the new music video for her latest single “Shake it Off” last Monday, in which she was featured wearing several different...

Pirates are Better than Ninjas.

Pirates are Better than Ninjas.

Story by Sam Winter and Nicole Smith
June 3, 2014
Filed under Essays, Opinions

Every year SDA provides the opportunity for students to attempt to resolve one of the most important first world questions of the times. No, this is not a question of economics, chickens and eggs, existential ponderings, or even a question posed as part of the search for meaning in life. No, this question...

Ninjas are Better than Pirates.

Ninjas are Better than Pirates.

Story by Eric Hsieh, Staff Writer
June 3, 2014
Filed under Essays, Opinions

The yearly battle of Japanese assassins versus ocean plunderers will commence on June 4 with the annual event of Ninjas vs. Pirates Day. Students, in their free periods or passing periods, can dress up as ninjas or pirates and show their support for either side. First, a little background information:...

Dear University of California, Los Angeles

Dear University of California, Los Angeles

Story by Olivia Mock, Staff Writer
June 2, 2014
Filed under Opinions

I have one question, why do classes start Oct. 2? It is completely ridiculous. Sure, while I was in high school I never wanted classes to start, but I’m an adult now, sort of, and I want to start my grown up life. I like the quarter system, but could you please try to make your schedule more similar...

Senior Year Disappointment

Senior Year Disappointment

Story by Taylor Knudson, Staff Writer
May 9, 2014
Filed under Essays, Opinions

I have spent the past three years dreaming of the freedom, the glamour, and the javas associated with the fourth year of high school. However, over the past eight months, I have come to discover that senior year is a SHAM. Here is an informal list of my main disappointments relevant to this year: The Pressure to...

Dear All The Schools That Rejected Me

Dear All The Schools That Rejected Me

Story by Taylor Knudson, Staff Writer
April 17, 2014
Filed under Essays, Opinions

Dear schools that rejected me, Was it because I’m not pretty enough? Were my eye brows too untamed for your elite institutions? Was my hair not soft enough for your reputations of outstanding academia? Did my eyes not sparkle with enough vivacity for your prestigious universities? Oh, who am...

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