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SDA bands compete in Battle of the Bands

SDA bands compete in Battle of the Bands

Story by Devlin Ott, Online Editor/ Photo Editor

November 23, 2019

San Dieguito Academy students, staff, friends, and family all gathered in Venture Church last night to see annual Battle of the Bands finals. Students showcased their talents through original songs and covers, while entertaining the crowd. The top five bands of the lunch-time performances the past few weeks...

New virtual hip hop group hits the Rift

New virtual hip hop group hits the Rift

Story by Victoria Lee and Jeffrey Furgerson

November 22, 2019

After the success of virtual K-pop group K/DA, Riot Games created a new, incredibly unique band for this year’s League of Legends (LOL) World Championships. Bringing together the talents of K/DA and (G)I-DLE’s Soyeon (Akali), Becky G (Qiyana), Keke Palmer (Senna), THUTMOSE (Ekko), and Duckwrth (...

The SDA band’s unique Halloween concert was ‘A Major’ hit

The SDA band’s unique Halloween concert was ‘A Major’ hit

Story by Victoria Lee, CAF Editor

November 14, 2019

The two nights preceding Halloween this year were filled with music produced by our SDA band in their annual fall concert. While traditionally the band has played their fall program in a one-night show inside the gym, Band Director Jeremy Wuertz said he wanted to try something new this year, “In order to a...

Wondering what to do for Halloween? Go check out some decor

Wondering what to do for Halloween? Go check out some decor

Story by Kylie Schwartz, Features Editor

October 31, 2019

Since I am too old to trick-or-treat anymore, I needed to do something else to feel like I experienced Halloween. So, I went to Halloween Express, which seemed like a good way to get in the spirit before I give candy to children other than myself.  For those of you who don’t know, Halloween Express is one of t...

Press Y to honk

Press Y to honk

Story by Joice He, Opinions Editor

October 29, 2019

Untitled Goose Game, a goose-themed stealth game by House House, is exactly what it sounds like.  You play as a goose; you can walk, flap your wings, pick things up, and honk. The only objective of the game is to be as much of a public menace as humanly (goosely) possible by completing a To-Do li...

The adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s novel comes to SDA

The adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s novel comes to SDA

Story by Kate Paxton, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

A take on the novel “The Haunting of Hill House” will be presented by SDA theatre on October 24, 25, and 26 at the Clayton E. Liggett theater. The play has been adapted to have less “poltergeist experiences”. But, according to junior Ellery Bolton (playing Theodora), the play has been adapted wonde...

“Joker” Review: Why So Serious?

“Joker” Review: Why So Serious?

Story by Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

The Joker is one of the most popular supervillains in media, if not characters in general. Batman’s arch nemesis and most iconic foe, he’s appeared in several films with the Dark Knight, and now one without him. The film has been met with both praise and scorn from critics and audiences and is al...

Homecoming is going to be haunted

Homecoming is going to be haunted

Story by Devlin Ott, Online Editor/ Photo Editor

October 15, 2019

SDA’s annual Homecoming dance, taking place in several locations with a 'Haunted Hoco' theme, is this Friday from 7-10 pm. According to ASB Director Rod Keillor, this year's dance "will have lots of great activities." Similar to last year's dance, it will be taking place around the courtyard of the ...

Pokemon Reveals New Galarian Ponyta

Pokemon Reveals New Galarian Ponyta

Story by Jeffrey Furgerson, CAF Editor

October 14, 2019

On November 15th, Pokemon Sword and Shield will be available for purchase all around the world. As we get closer and closer to this date, the company releases new Pokemon, in-game footage, and new game mechanics to help fuel trainers’ excitement.  On October 4th, Pokemon decided to give fans a sneak peak of the...

I tried every flavor of Cup Noodles the 99c store sells

I tried every flavor of Cup Noodles the 99c store sells

Story by Isabella Ferrea, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

#1: Cup Noodles, "Very Veggie" chicken flavor “It’s greeeeeen” Taste: broccoli, corn, hot carrots, chicken broth, rubber Texture: rubber, wet paper, somewhat noodle/broccoli Smell: broccoli, corn, hot towel Presentation: veggies appear dry, crusty, and stale; once rehydrated, b...

Say hello to “The Farewell”

Say hello to “The Farewell”

Story by Kylie Schwartz, Features Editor

September 25, 2019

I never much liked foreign films. The majority of small innuendos, the little details that truly make up a movie, I would end up missing. When the lights came up and the credits gave way to a massive gray canvas, I would have to leave all my lingering questions behind and simply rejoin the culture a...

Why you should (maybe) watch the Bachelor

Why you should (maybe) watch the Bachelor

Story by Leela Miller, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

Drama. Heartbreak. Extravagant dates. Excessive alcohol consumption. Big personalities. Tabloid scandals. Even those who have never watched “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette” have probably glanced over enough “People Magazine” covers in grocery store checkout lines to have had some sm...

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