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Get into the Halloween spirit with our spooky playlist

A Halloween playlist, without the stereotypical

By Katie Pruden, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

Not feeling in the spooky mood yet? Just because it’s not “The Season” (aka christmas music season) doesn’t mean we can’t listen to music that will get us in the mood for pumpkin flavored things and the Halloweentown trilogy. Spooky music isn’t technically an actual genre but why shouldn...

Brockhampton brings a new kind of color into the rap game with “Iridescence”

Brockhampton brings a new kind of color into the rap game with

By Katie Pruden, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

The LA-based rap group of 20 year olds who make up the “boyband” Brockhampton have overcome dealing with hate and controversy and have used those skeletons to create their newest and most vulnerable album, Iridescence. It’s no surprise to say that Brockhampton has come a long way in the past...

“Sierra Burgess is a Loser,” the rom-com that lacks romance

By Madelyn Sequeira, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018

As Netflix continues to release several new movies, it introduces “Sierra Burgess is a Loser,” the newest addition to the rom-com genre. “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” is a modern take on the play “Cyrano de Bergerac” written in 1897, both versions contain intelligent characters who are insecure...

Have a Blast at the Welcome Back Dance

Students dancing at last years Welcome Back Dance

By Lila Schief, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018

SDA’s annual Back to School Dance, featuring CO2 and color blasts to add a pop to the White Out theme, will take place this Friday, from 7 to 10 pm. According to ASB director Rod Keillor, students can expect plenty of entertainment. There will be a photobooth on site, dancing, snacks including Kona...

“Bloom” Goes the Album Drop

Troye Sivan released his latest album

By Katie Pruden, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

Troye Sivan, a familiar pop name, has given us “Bloom,” a refreshingly original pop album that presents vulnerability as something to sing and dance along to. ”Bloom” is Sivan’s second studio album, in which he effortlessly sings about positive outlooks on past, present and evolving – bloomi...

Backpacking is Mud and Mangoes

Aiden Baker poses in front of the world renowned valleys of the Swiss Alps.

By Alexis Price, Assistant Sports Editor

June 14, 2018

Summer brings freedom from school, responsibilities, and annoying classmates. For many, summer means chilling at the pool or hanging out at the beach. Most of these activities are relaxing physically and mentally, but there are those individuals who spend their summers engaging in the thrill seeking ...

Arctic Monkeys Release Sixth Album

Arctic Monkeys recently released their newest album.

By Olivia Olander, Editor in Chief

May 15, 2018

Arctic Monkeys no longer want your leather jackets. They’ll take exclusively thrifty-looking tan summer suits, thank you very much.   The band’s new album, “Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino,” was released May 11, nearly five years after “Do I Wanna Know?” propelled them firmly...

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

By Nohemia Rosales, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018

I had concerns walking in to the movie, “A Quiet Place”. Not only was I running late to the showing, but of course I had to sit behind an obnoxiously loud group of teens, which wasn’t ideal during a mostly silent movie. In the past, I haven’t been good with the idea of watching horror films...

‘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.

By Braden White, Staff Writer

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 with the goal to make a stop motion movie about talking dogs who live on an island in Japan starring ...

Commentary – SDA Band Festivals

SDA band students mill around before their performance.

By Mallika Seshadri, Opinion Editor

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 for judges and receive ratings -- on March 10. For one thing, SDA’s Wind Ensemble II earned a ...