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Backpacking is Mud and Mangoes

Backpacking is Mud and Mangoes

Story by Alexis Price, Assistant Sports Editor

June 14, 2018


Filed under Community, Previews, Top Stories, Where in the World

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 Release Sixth Album

Story by Olivia Olander, Editor in Chief

May 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Top Stories

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...

RECIPE: Find your inner strength with one simple step – chicken and quinoa burritos

RECIPE: Find your inner strength with one simple step – chicken and quinoa burritos

Story by Taylor Rudman and Shayna Glazer

April 27, 2018


Filed under CAF, Cooking for One, Cooking for One

Welcome back ladies! I’m sure you’re all real excited to hear how to make a chicken and quinoa burrito, and I promised Kevin I would make him a dank dinner, so here it goes: Chicken and Quinoa burritos. I know what you’re thinking: “Don’t you mean chicken and rice burrito?” No, Sheryl,...

My relationship – steamier than quinoa

My relationship – steamier than quinoa

Story by Taylor Rudman and Shayna Glazer

April 27, 2018


Filed under CAF, Cooking for One, Cooking for One

Hey ladies! Remember me? It’s Debra! Debbie for short. And not just Jake calls me Debbie anymore! So does the cashier at Starbucks. We’re pretty close, since I see her four times a day for some “girl talk” and also maybe a little too much espresso. Not important! I know it’s been a while...

RECIPE: Healthy on-the-go protein shake for powerful ladies

RECIPE: Healthy on-the-go protein shake for powerful ladies

Story by Taylor Rudman and Shayna Glazer

April 27, 2018


Filed under CAF, Cooking for One, Cooking for One

To begin the recipe: you’ll need a THICC blender (as the kids say). Ladies I’m talking not about that “magic-bullet” bullshit, I’m talking grade-A titanium, Vitamix v.2.0, (2.0 because Jake shattered your first one a year ago- similar to how he shattered your heart). First thing’s first,...

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

Story by Nohemia Rosales, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Top Stories

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 Weird and Wonderful

Story by Braden White, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Top Stories

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 ...

How I found the smoothie of my dreams

How I found the smoothie of my dreams

Story by Taylor Rudman and Shayna Glazer

April 6, 2018


Filed under CAF, Cooking for One, Cooking for One

Hi I’m Debra, Debbie for short, but only Jake called me Debbie, our ship-name was Debke. Cute, right? But I’m just Debra, so drop it already, okay? Here’s my guide to a quick, healthy breakfasts… for one. I may not be a food guru, but lately I’ve had a lot of default “me-time” and...

Commentary – SDA Band Festivals

Commentary – SDA Band Festivals

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Opinion Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

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 ...

Why ‘Love, Simon’ is So Important

Why ‘Love, Simon’ is So Important

Story by Emma Toscani, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Top Stories

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, Simon’ tonight.”                  I came in...

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

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

Story by Madison Vance, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

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 a sassy hip pop, eyes closed in focus and a few off notes throughout the performance, Lewis played...

The A in SDA Stands for Art

The A in SDA Stands for Art

Story by Taylor Rudman, Arts Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Top Stories

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 and English teacher Ruth Magnuson. “The ‘Vignettes of California’ mural was inspired...

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