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Thespians face Comedy Sportz in Epic Showdown

Thespians face Comedy Sportz in Epic Showdown

Story by Lane Levin, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Top Stories

As “Come on Eileen” played over the speakers, the audience began to flow into San Dieguito Academy’s theater for a game of Comedy Sportz on Feb. 9. The players, including representatives from the Thespian Club, huddled back stage waiting for their introduction. Thespians wore red, Comedy Sportz...

Who says the Academy knows best?

Who says the Academy knows best?

Story by Braden White, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


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We will see the return of Hollywood’s biggest night with the Oscars on March 4th. After what will go down as one of the most controversial years in the industry’s long history, it's time to honor, once again, the films which remind us of the of the positive, immersive and thought-provoking experienc...

Old Tower “Stellary Wisdom” Review

Old Tower “Stellary Wisdom” Review

Story by Kieran Zimmer, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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

A lonely, sad spirit drifts through forgotten castles. It was long ago banished from the mortal realm, and now, morose and melancholy, it longs for its eventual dissipation into the stars... While listening to Old Tower’s newest release (and their first for Profound Lore Records), “Stellary Wisdom,”...

“You Are Going to Hate This Fest 3″ Preview

“You Are Going to Hate This Fest 3″ Preview

Story by Kieran Zimmer, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Top Stories

San Diego’s surf-punk darlings The Frights have returned to SOMA for a third year of their annual “You Are Going to Hate This Festival,” this time with a lineup sure to have any local beach goths jumping for joy. This President’s Day Weekend, the spooky surf-masters will be supported by acts...

The True Shape of Water

The True Shape of Water

Story by Hunter McGahan, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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The film “The Shape of Water” directed by Guillermo del Toro has proven itself to be a discombobulated jewel that manages to be so unique, yet immensely clichéd. The film follows the iconic fairy tale styled. It is completely extraneous in comparison to the average media; “The Shape of Water”...

Another Netflix Original For The Books

Another Netflix Original For The Books

Story by Savannah Feuling, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


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Never have I seen such phenomenal character development. “The End of the F***ing World” left me on the edge of my seat after I binge-watched the entire show in one night for the second time. And I would do it again. “The End of the F***ing World” is a British comedy series about a 17-year-old...

Jumanji: Not the one with Robin Williams

Jumanji: Not the one with Robin Williams

Story by Kamryn Romley, Staff Writer

January 12, 2018


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Remember those movies that terrified you as a kid about innocently playing a game with your friends and then it turns into a near-death experience. It started with “Jumanji” (1995) when Robin Williams still ruled the screen. Next was Zathura (2005), and I had nightmares for about 13 years. Apparently...

“The Greatest Showman” Both A Musical and Cinematic Hit

“The Greatest Showman” Both A Musical and Cinematic Hit

Story by Ashlyn Haines, Staff Writer

January 12, 2018


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This instant musical classic features Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, an American showman who founded the circus, Zac Efron as Phillip Carlyle, Barnum’s eager young protégé, and Zendaya as Anne Wheeler, a trapeze artist in Barnum’s show. The story follows the story of P.T. Barnum, the creation...

Advanced Drama Performs a Roaring “Twelfth Night”

Advanced Drama Performs a Roaring “Twelfth Night”

Story by Ava Jakubowski, Staff Writer

January 11, 2018


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Twelfth Night is a Shakespearean comedy being put on by the Advanced Drama Honors Class at SDA on Jan. 11-13 and 18-20. But rather than taking place in the 1600s like the original play did, the Honors Class decided to spice it up and set it in the Roaring ‘20s. “It’s about twins who are separated...

A Force to Reckon With

A Force to Reckon With

Story by Cade Culbertson, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


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No Star Wars movie has ever seemed to come close to being as good as the original two, which is what I believed to be the case until I saw “The Last Jedi.” This movie is perhaps the most unique Star Wars film to have ever been created and is a must see for any Star Wars fan. This movie, like any...

“The Walking Dead:” Episode 808 “How It’s Gotta Be”

“The Walking Dead:” Episode 808 “How It’s Gotta Be”

Story by Jack Read and Ian Broadbooks

December 14, 2017


Filed under Reviews, The Walking Dead, Top Stories

AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” returned last Sunday, December 10th, with a huge game-changing mid-season finale, entitled “How It’s Gotta Be”. Warning: MAJOR spoilers ahead! The episode kicks off with a flashback conversation between Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Carl (Chandler Riggs), which is...

SDA Students Participate in Encinitas Holiday Parade

SDA Students Participate in Encinitas Holiday Parade

Story by Ava Jakubowski and Hunter McGahan

December 5, 2017


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The annual holiday parade took place on the Dec. 2 , and SDA participated in four separate floats including the robotics club, Wind Ensemble, surf team, and the Japanese Honors Society. There were also SDA students featured as part of outside of school activities like Handel’s Ice Cream and Wave Volleyball...

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