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‘Isle of Dogs’ is Weird and Wonderful

'Isle of Dogs' is a new Wes Anderson movie about a young Japanese boy that befriends exiled dogs on a quest for his lost pet dog.
April 6, 2018

It is extremely uncommon nowadays for a director to have garnered enough critical and commercial respect to be given the funds to produce anything they want. There’s very few people who could wake up...

Commentary – SDA Band Festivals

SDA band students mill around before their performance.
March 26, 2018

El Camino There was an unusual amount of pressure leading up to SDA’s Wind Ensemble I performance at the El Camino Band festival -- an event where high schools from around Southern California play...

Why ‘Love, Simon’ is So Important

March 23, 2018

If you know anything about me whatsoever, then you may not peg me as the teen rom-com kind of gal. I’m not that girl. So it came as a surprise to me when I heard myself saying “Let’s go see ‘Love,...

‘A Mix of Humor and Talent’ – The SDA Talent Show

Senior Milo Spearman and junior Caeden Schlosser won first place for their piano duet.
March 23, 2018

Dressed in all black, senior Zach Lewis, toting a guitar case, joined junior Caeden Schlosser seated at piano on the stage. Unzipping the case, he dramatically removed a recorder, only a recorder. With...

The A in SDA Stands for Art

This is what the proposed new mural would look like.
March 21, 2018

Seniors Oli Kaminski and Keegan Leech have proposed a mural, “Vignettes of California,” that, if approved, will be put up on the west facing wall between the rooms of culinary arts teacher Scott Huntley...

Femininity and Coming of Age in the Modern Era

The gallery displays art by students and focuses on themes related to womanhood, including this piece by junior Bridget Brightfield.
March 15, 2018

In honor of Women’s History Month, senior Vanessa Machin created an art gallery next to the Mosaic with a collection of pieces from various artists titled “Femininity and Coming of Age in the Modern...

Japanese Exchange Students Visit SDA

Toyama is the city the Japanese exchange students are from.
March 15, 2018

Japanese exchange students from Toyama spent their second period Monday speaking with AP Environmental Science students about recycling and sustainable practices in their community. With translators...

Commentary: Meme Monday

Bob Ross
-Jordan Kawar
March 12, 2018

Here at SDA, we don’t necessarily champion spirit week as much as other schools do. With that in mind, every week at SDA is practically spirit week anyway. I spent the majority of today aimlessly wandering...

Yellow Boat: An Emotional Journey

This year's Theater for a Cause production is
March 7, 2018

Every year SDA puts on a Theater for a Cause production in which all proceeds go to an important organization. This year’s play, “The Yellow Boat” by David Saar, tells the emotional true story of...

Switchfoot Singer Premieres Film at SDA

Switchfoot singer performs after the premiere of his documentary.
February 26, 2018

Switchfoot singer and SDA alumni Jon Foreman’s documentary “25 in 24,” which chronicled his 2015 experience of playing 25 concerts in 24 hours, was premiered in the Learning Commons last Saturday....

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