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Artwork is reigning around the campus

Artwork is reigning around the campus

Story by Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Campus Art, News, Top Stories

It’s a rainy midday on a Thursday at San Dieguito Academy, and walking to class, you find what seems to be a depiction of Spongebob, Patrick, and Squidward’s house near the PAC. These were no accidents, but a rain-activated art project by the students in the Drawing and Design class taught by Zachary...

Get into the Winter spirit with our chilly playlist

Get into the Winter spirit with our chilly playlist

Story by Katie Pruden, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

We have tried to make the most diverse Winter playlist we can with the season approaching. No, December 1st doesn’t mean that it’s now Winter, but it’s close enough. So here is Winter playlist that isn’t just mix of the typical Christmas songs.   Please Come Home for Christmas- The Eagles ...

SDA Bands compete in annual Battle of the Bands

SDA Bands compete in annual Battle of the Bands

Story by Devlin Ott, Online Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Features, Top Stories

Last Wednesday night, Venture Church was filled with funky riffs and lyrics, all created by SDA students. Our annual Battle of the Bands competition was held at the church across the street from our school. Judges consisting of local musicians, and former SDA students and Battle of the Bands participants...

Vibrantly Celebrating Life with Dia de Los Muertos

Vibrantly Celebrating Life with Dia de Los Muertos

Story by Lila Schief, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Pergolas dripping with marigolds and delicate paper flags greeted visitors and participants as they entered Solana Beach’s Dia de Los Muertos celebration, Sunday. Grace Ortega, first time participant, said, “We live in America, but this area for many years has been for people from all over, and to...

Review: Julius Caeser at the Old Globe

Review: Julius Caeser at the Old Globe

Story by Maya Hamson, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Theater, Top Stories

On Friday the 26th, the theater teacher, Stephanie Siers, took the Advanced Drama Honors class (and a few interested thespians) to go see a special performance of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” that was just for students. We all took a bus down to Balboa Park where we met with a few other schools...

Then, Everything Changed when the Moon Elves Attacked

Then, Everything Changed when the Moon Elves Attacked

Story by Joice He, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Top Stories, TV

When creating a TV show, it can sometimes be difficult getting people excited for the finished product. Some shows just don’t sound interesting, fade to obsolescence, or fall flat before they’ve even been released. Netflix’s new animated original, “The Dragon Prince,” is definitely not one...

It’s going to be a Totally Radical Homecoming

It’s going to be a Totally Radical Homecoming

Story by Devlin Ott, Online Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Previews, Top Stories

SDA's annual Homecoming dance, taking place in several locations with an 80's theme, is this Friday from 7:30-10:30 pm. According to ASB Director Rod Keillor, this year's dance is full of fun activities and different things students can do all around campus. In the courtyard of the Math and Science...

Get into the Halloween spirit with our spooky playlist

Get into the Halloween spirit with our spooky playlist

Story by Katie Pruden, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

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 “Iridescence”

Story by Katie Pruden, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Top Stories

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

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

Story by Madelyn Sequeira, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Top Stories

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

Have a Blast at the Welcome Back Dance

Story by Lila Schief, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Previews, Top Stories

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

“Bloom” Goes the Album Drop

Story by Katie Pruden, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Top Stories

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...

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