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A ranking of books you should read in quarantine

Year One by Nora Roberts is Georgia's number one recommendation for a quarantine read.

By Georgia Villarreal, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

I love books, you can immerse yourself in the book and use your own imagination. So I am going to rank the books I have read, best to worst. Now, you might have not read these books or don’t consider them in the top 5, but this is not your opinion. If you want you can rank your best books, it could ...

Things to look forward to after quarantine

Lots of students are looking forward to reconnecting with their friends after quarantine.

By Emily Broyles, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

As everyone knows students, teachers, parents and everyone else are currently stuck in quarantine. It’s a hard time and I’m sure most people, just like me, are getting tired of being so limited on what we can do. But I do know that it helps me to think about all the fun we’ll be able to have onc...

The Tragedy Of Cambodia: How US Policy Led To The Rise Of Pol Pot 50 Years Later

A US Air Force plane dropping bombs over Cambodia.

By Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

Hello, my fellow quarantined SDA students. With all of us under quarantine, many of us have an opportunity to explore things that we otherwise might not have the time for. For me, one of those things I’ve been exploring during my quarantine is Cold War history, something I actually have quite a bit of ...

If SDA was a song

SDA's annual Battle of the Bands shows how much SDA is connected by music.

By Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

We all know that the student body of SDA is brought together by music. It brings a sense of unity to campus, and is a significant part of all of our lives. So, if SDA was a song itself, what song would it be? Senior Shawlin Tucker thinks that it should be, “Sweet Caroline [by Neil Diamond] for sure...

Athletes cut salaries to help others

Athletes are putting their money towards charity in a unique way.

By Ethan Davis, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

It is widely known that many athletes make a large sum of money each year as a result of endorsement deals and pro contracts. However, as they remain financially stable during lockdown, there are many who have not been able to keep up with their standards of living because of pay cuts and layoffs.  F...

Protesting quarantine is a bad idea

Protesters at swamis beach on April 19, 2020

By Ella Murray, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

I know we’re all pretty sick of this now. Stuck at home, surrounded by our families, all attending school through the internet. I know everyone, including myself, can’t wait for the day when everything will reopen and return to something close to normal. But, we also know that it will take time. If...

San Diego cities begin reopening beaches

Moonlight Beach on Monday April 27th.

By Aidan Dillon, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

Along the San Diego coastline on Monday, cities began reopening their beaches in a step towards a return to normal life. The beaches closed at the beginning of April and remained closed for a majority of the month to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Multiple protests took place throughout San Diego coas...

SDA’s quarantine tunes

What music has SDA been listening too?

By Caetano Garcia, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

High Schoolers will always value music and often seek it to feel better or relax and just vibe to some tunes. Our very mood on a specific day can define the very genre we listen to. And considering we’ve been in quarantine for over a month now. I thought it would be interesting to explore some of ...

A Shift to E-Sports Among Pro-Athletes

A Shift to E-Sports Among Pro-Athletes

By Ronan McDonnell and Connor Hollenbeck

April 28, 2020

With athletes all staying indoors and sports seasons completely canceled due to the coronavirus, many sports organizations have begun to experiment with online, E-sport entertainment. Once only played as trivial games by kids, teens, or millenials, popular games such as NBA 2k and MLB the Show 20 have...

16 Quarantine Alternatives

Piper goes for a swim in her tub.

By Piper Nilsen, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

As everyone is stuck in isolation and missing their teenage normalcy, here are some alternatives to activities that we’ve been missing while stuck at home.      If you like shopping, you can do it online. But make sure to sanitize your packages when they come in the mail.     If you ...