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‘Isle of Dogs’ is Weird and Wonderful

‘Isle of Dogs’ is Weird and Wonderful

Story by Brayden 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

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...

Femininity and Coming of Age in the Modern Era

Femininity and Coming of Age in the Modern Era

Story by Nohemia Rosales, Features Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In honor of Women’s History Month, senior Vanessa Machin created an art gallery next to the Mosaic with a collection of pieces from various artists titled “Femininity and Coming of Age in the Modern Era.” The gallery opened on March 8, National Women’s Day, and will be open until March 30th....

Japanese Exchange Students Visit SDA

Japanese Exchange Students Visit SDA

Story by Patrick Hall, Photo Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Japanese exchange students from Toyama spent their second period Monday speaking with AP Environmental Science students about recycling and sustainable practices in their community. With translators positioned at the multiple tables in the library, three SDA students and three Japanese students were...

Commentary: Meme Monday

Commentary: Meme Monday

Story by Tom Amoroso, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Here at SDA, we don’t necessarily champion spirit week as much as other schools do. With that in mind, every week at SDA is practically spirit week anyway. I spent the majority of today aimlessly wandering campus and looking for the brave souls who came to school dressed like a meme. To my dismay,...

Yellow Boat: An Emotional Journey

Yellow Boat: An Emotional Journey

Story by Taina Millsap, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Every year SDA puts on a Theater for a Cause production in which all proceeds go to an important organization. This year’s play, “The Yellow Boat” by David Saar, tells the emotional true story of the playwright’s son Benjamin (played by junior Caeden Schlosser), a boy who was born with congeni...

Switchfoot Singer Premieres Film at SDA

Switchfoot Singer Premieres Film at SDA

Story by Taylor Rudman, Arts Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Switchfoot singer and SDA alumni Jon Foreman’s documentary “25 in 24,” which chronicled his 2015 experience of playing 25 concerts in 24 hours, was premiered in the Learning Commons last Saturday. While the audience enjoyed the movie, they were particularly delighted when Foreman himself appeared...

The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword

The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword

Story by Rithika Vighne and Aiden Fullwood

February 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Students from San Dieguito Academy, Eastlake High School, Canyon Crest Academy, Torrey Pines High School, Mount Carmel High School – even the homeschooled.  It was a melting pot of sleep-deprived eyes, insulated snow jackets, and foggy glasses on a freezing 46-degree morning. Or, for the photosynthetic...

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