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Students Honor LGBT+ Community Through Silence

Students Honor LGBT+ Community Through Silence

Story by Kieran Zimmer, Features Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Around campus, it was not hard to notice the stickers, signs and other rainbow garb of LGBT+ allies today as many students and teachers showed their support for their friends and peers of a non-cisgender or -heterosexual identification or orientation. Put on by the SDA GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance),...

“13 Reasons Why” Review

“13 Reasons Why” Review

Story by Daniela Burrows, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Top Stories

What do you get when you mix stereotyped teen angst, an unrealistic suicide and a tape recorder? Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why,”a highly bingeable new series that attempts to navigate mental health and teenagerhood but misses it’s mark on several key ideas. Its utilization of a fantastic cast of break...

Junior to Compete in Speech and Debate State Tournament

Junior to Compete in Speech and Debate State Tournament

Story by Rosaysela Alvarado, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

After weekends of competition, SDA Speech and Debate will be represented at the state tournament April 28-30 in Arcadia. Junior Kylie Ade will be attending. Ade competes in expository, a speech category. It is a research speech category that includes poster boards and is based on news. At states Ade...

Encinitas Arts Festival Preview

Encinitas Arts Festival Preview

Story by Megan Levan, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

The SDA Foundation and the City of Encinitas Arts Division will host the annual Encinitas Arts Festival at the SDA Performing Arts Center from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23. The event aims to celebrate art and includes music, theater and dance performances, artist expositions, student art exhibits,...

Boys Lacrosse Plays CCA for Academy Cup

Boys Lacrosse Plays CCA  for Academy Cup

Story by Sarah Lavake and Natalie Haghani
April 19, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

SDA Boys’ lacrosse took on rival Canyon Crest Academy yesterday, playing for the Academy cup. Within the first few minutes of the first quarter, CCA got past SDA defenders and scored. Less than five minutes later, they scored again driving SDA to step up their playing. The first quarter ended with...

Lamar’s New Album Has Us All Saying “DAMN.”

Lamar’s New Album Has Us All Saying “DAMN.”

Story by Victoria Lee
April 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Top Stories

When you're Kendrick Lamar, the new music you create has to be original, earth-shaking, powerful, and completely unique. When you’re Lamar, you’re held to a certain standard when dropping a project. It’s a standard that rightfully comes with being one of music’s most influential culture-shapers...

“Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” Will Take Your Breath Away

Story by Tristan Price, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Top Stories

You wake to a strange and mysterious voice, only to find yourself in a damp and dark rock cave, alone with only the detached voice to guide you out. Following the directions of the voice, you make your way outside. As you walk forward, a warm light shines from the exit of the cave, and as you run from...

SDA Student Approached on Bonita Dr

Story by Olivia Olander, News Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

A female SDA student was approached on Bonita Dr yesterday around 4:00 p.m., said Principal Bjorn Paige in an email to parents and staff. According to Paige, “The man is described as a Hispanic male in his late thirties or early forties. He was wearing a t-shirt and red bandana. The car is described...

A Common Stream

A Common Stream

Story by Austin Dilley, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

The destruction of senior court was for some a melancholy signal of the ushering in of a new generation of the Academy and for others it was just another cog on the wheel of time, an inevitable inconvenience of success and modernization. However, for senior Kelly Luong, a current member of the art leadership...

How To Post a Perfect Profile on an Admitted Students Facebook Page

How To Post a Perfect Profile on an Admitted Students Facebook Page

Story by Megan Levan, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Circus Animal Fun, Top Stories

It’s that time of year again. Just when senioritis has hit an all time high (like sweatpants, halitosis level state of uncaring), seniors must turn the tables and dress to impress their friends-to-be on social media. Whether you’re searching for a study buddy at Berkeley or becoming bros with...

Furry Friends Visit SDA

Furry Friends Visit SDA

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Assistant Opinion Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Yesterday after school, amid the usual sea of students scrambling to leave campus, there were numerous huskies, labradors and other dog breeds on campus for the Canine Unwind. This event was held to help alleviate mounting stress placed on students as the quarter came to a close, and many were admittedly...

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