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“Hamlet” A Hit at the Old Globe

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Opinions Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

When I walked into The Old Globe’s outdoor theater on a misty Sunday night to see Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” I immediately noticed a set that seemed to have been rolled off a new, edgy musical’s stage. There were two simple metal structures, each two stories tall, that fit together in multiple...

Student Art Displayed at Encinitas Community Center

Student Art Displayed at Encinitas Community Center

Story by Taylor Rudman and Ava Jakubowski

September 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Top Stories

SDA student artwork is being exhibited at the Encinitas Community Center now until October 18th. The gallery is in the main hallway and features about 20 works of varied mediums. SDA Art teacher Angela Jackson said, “We always have our gallery here on campus, which is fantastic, but it's also really...

Queen Snake

Queen Snake

Story by Lena Mau and Kamryn Romley

September 18, 2017


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

Taylor Swift is back with an edgy new persona that she is flaunting with grace. When talking about the new Taylor Swift, you need to focus on three aspects of her new career: the ‘reputation’, the new sound, and the behaviors she has exhibited so far. Let’s analyze all three of these things. Reputation:...

SDA Students Audition for “Calvin Berger”

SDA Students Audition for “Calvin Berger”

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Those who tried out for SDA’s production of “Calvin Berger” assembled outside the theater after school Friday to view the cast list, leaving some elated and others emotional.   The casting decisions were made based off of an audition process that began last Tuesday and culminated in call ...

Ooh Baby, Baby… Driver?

Ooh Baby, Baby… Driver?

Story by Emma Toscani, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Top Stories

Most fast-paced action movies make me sink dejectedly into my seat in anticipation of an onslaught of drawn-out car chases, an excessive amount of gunfire, and the loss of a few brain cells. But something was different about “Baby Driver,” a film released this summer by director Edgar Wright. “Baby...

“Logan Lucky” is Criminally Delightful

“Logan Lucky” is Criminally Delightful

Story by Taylor Rudman, Arts Editor

September 8, 2017


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

Luck is an abstract concept. Some wave it off in an instant. Others hold onto luck desperately, tying it to their hopes and aspirations. I was shocked to see “Logan Lucky,” a comedic crime film, illustrate this so astutely. Simply put, “Logan Lucky” is the tale of a wildly clever hillbilly...

NBC’s “The Good Place” Is More Than Just Good

NBC’s “The Good Place” Is More Than Just Good

Story by Sylvia Young, Assistant Online Editor

September 7, 2017


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

Michael Schur, the creator of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Parks and Recreation,” has come out with yet another great comedy. “The Good Place,” a series about the afterlife, premiered on NBC in fall 2016 and was recently added to Netflix. The show kicks off with Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen...

“Atomic Blonde” Missing an Atomic Plot

“Atomic Blonde” Missing an Atomic Plot

Story by Ava Jakubowski, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017


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

With the multitude of spy movies released over the decades, “Atomic Blonde” has big shoes to fill. Actress Charlize Theron, as the main character Lorraine, and actor James McAvoy, as the British spy stationed in Berlin, did so brilliantly. However there were a few aspects overall, in the plot specifically,...

Popular YouTuber Makes A “Note to Self”

Popular YouTuber Makes A “Note to Self”

Story by Jenna Weinhofer, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Top Stories

On social media, many people fabricate themselves for fame. Celebrities find that they need to be what the viewers want and not necessarily themselves; they have to be perfect. If not, they will face criticism from the online community. Even though pressure exists, YouTube personality Connor Franta still...

Chalked Spots, Another Year Down

Chalked Spots, Another Year Down

Story by Taina Millsap, Staff Writer

September 5, 2017


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

It’s senior year for many students at SDA and as always, they rushed to campus before school started, to make sure they reserved and chalked their ‘parking’ spot for the upcoming year. The day has been a tradition many underclassmen have looked forward to throughout high school and now the class...

ARM yourselves! ARMS is here!

Story by Tristan Price, Staff Writer

June 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Not many companies have been able to master the ultimate fighting game experience. Customers want to be immersed into the game, to feel the adrenaline that the fighter feels while pummeling down their opponent. ARMS, exclusively being published for the Nintendo Switch, is making its debut  on Friday,...

Episode (the app) review

Episode (the app) review

Story by Harley Bradshaw, Staff Writer

June 12, 2017


Filed under Reviews

  Whenever I hear someone talk about the game Episode, it’s always spoken negatively. Yes, the app (from the outer appearance) seems very cliche and cringey but aren’t you taught to not judge a book by its cover (although, it’s only an app). Before we get deep into details about why you...

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