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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 ...

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...

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 ...

Mustang Musicians Take On All State

The Wind Symphony performs a forty minute piece at the William Saroyan Theatre in Fresno, CA.

By Juan Aragon, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

On Feb. 20, the annual All State Honor Band was held once again in Fresno, CA. This is a highly prestigious convention of composers that invites student musicians from all over the state to perform a challenging set of music at the William Saroyan Theatre. The audition process requires a submission o...

Quick Quarantine Recipes

A delicious, crusty, and easy French baguette!

By Jenna Wilson-Levin, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

Baking and cooking are becoming very popular during self-isolation, but it is also harder to find ingredients and harder to stay healthy at this time. I am sharing with you a few easy and/or popular recipes to make during quarantine!   Easy AP Flour French Baguette Bread making is really...

“Dexter”: Where Dramatic Meets Disturbing

Dexter title card

By Matthew Schwartz, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

“Dexter”, the critically-acclaimed Showtime original television series, ran for a total of eight seasons from 2006 to 2013, becoming one of the most popular shows on the air during that time span. I recently picked up the show out of quarantine boredom after it popped up in my Netflix recommendation...

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!: A story about the art and the artists

Keep your hands off Eizouken! shows the artists behind the art.

By Joice He, Opinions Editor

April 14, 2020

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! isn’t the first anime about making an anime, but it is absolutely in a league of its own.  Simply put, Eizouken! is a love letter to animation and exhibition of the creative process. It captures the occupational struggles of animation, encompasses all of what it means to be a creator, a...

How to pull April Fools’ pranks from a distance

April Fools’ Day is landing in the middle of our break, but that won’t stop us from celebrating from a distance.

By Rithika Vighne, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Although social distancing has become the new norm, there’s no need to drop those pranks you had had in mind when you can go online with them. Thankfully, there are hundreds of pranks you can pull off over text, FaceTime, or even in person with your unsuspecting family. However, keep in mind that pranks...

What to binge on Netflix during quarantine

Netflix offers many shows to keep you entertained.

By Kylie Schwartz and Matthew Schwartz

March 20, 2020

These past few days of homebound quarantine have not been particularly exciting. When the school bell chimed at 3:10 pm last Friday afternoon, excitement and anticipation tinged the air. SDA staff and students had been informed that no student was to return to school for at least two weeks, and this...

12 Apps You Can Use During the COVID-19 Break 

Taylor suggests 12 apps to keep you entertained and on top of things.

By Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Tired of Netflix and Tik Tok? Here are 12 apps you can use to stay productive, distracted, and connected with others.     Habitca  Category: Productivity Turn your to do list into a quest with Habitca, a game-ifed way to complete tasks and earn rewards like virtual gold, pets, and c...