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How to pull April Fools’ pranks from a distance

How to pull April Fools’ pranks from a distance

Story by Rithika Vighne, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Although social distancing has become the new norm, there’s no need to drop those pranks you had had in mind when you can go online with them. Thankfully, there are hundreds of pranks you can pull off over text, FaceTime, or even in person with your unsuspecting family. However, keep in mind that pranks...

What to binge on Netflix during quarantine

What to binge on Netflix during quarantine

Story by Kylie Schwartz and Matthew Schwartz

March 20, 2020

These past few days of homebound quarantine have not been particularly exciting. When the school bell chimed at 3:10 pm last Friday afternoon, excitement and anticipation tinged the air. SDA staff and students had been informed that no student was to return to school for at least two weeks, and this...

12 Apps You Can Use During the COVID-19 Break 

12 Apps You Can Use During the COVID-19 Break 

Story by Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Tired of Netflix and Tik Tok? Here are 12 apps you can use to stay productive, distracted, and connected with others.     Habitca  Category: Productivity Turn your to do list into a quest with Habitca, a game-ifed way to complete tasks and earn rewards like virtual gold, pets, and c...

Books to read while in quarantine

Books to read while in quarantine

Story by Olivia Lyons, Business Manager

March 18, 2020

Anybody unsure of what to read right now? Well here’s a list of books I would wholeheartedly recommend.   The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken Now, I really am nothing if not a tragic fan of young adult dystopia and fantasy, and this book is exactly that. But, I think it's the perfec...

They’ve got a word for everything!

They’ve got a word for everything!

Story by Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer

March 15, 2020

The 9 random German words and definitions that you absolutely need to be using. You might ask, why did I decide to write an article on weird German words and their definitions? To be quite honest, I’m not so sure myself. So here goes nothing! I asked a few people what they thought these words meant...

 A Quick Preview for the New Season 3 of On my Block

 A Quick Preview for the New Season 3 of On my Block

Story by Ronan McDonnell, Staff Writer

March 15, 2020

 Exactly 374 days after its season 2 launch and On My Block is back. The show follows a quintet of teenagers and their adventures in the inner city of South Central Los Angeles. In the inner city, gangs rule the streets and drug trafficking is a norm. The show follows Cesar, Jasmin, Monse, Ruby, an...

Is a subscription to Disney+ worth it?

Is a subscription to Disney+ worth it?

Story by Lindsey Hollandsworth, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

In this digital age, there are many ways to receive your daily dose of entertainment. Netflix is reliable, YouTube is available instantly, and Spotify is always playing through at least one earbud. But how will another streaming service fit into your schedule? I am here to give you all the information...

20 Years Onward: “The Marshall Mathers LP”

20 Years Onward: “The Marshall Mathers LP”

Story by Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

For some decades, picking a definite musical artist is very easy. The 60’s had The Beatles. The 90’s had Nirvana. Others are a bit more difficult, and one of those was the 2000’s, but if I were to pick a definitive artist of the decade who defined the era of music that would come to be, it would...

Most Influential Albums in History 

Most Influential Albums in History 

Story by Caetano Garcia, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

10) A Night at the Opera (1975) Queen “A Night at the Opera” will always be one of the most influential albums of it’s time. When Queen produced the album, they were essentially making an opera album, a massive risk during a time of rock and roll. The album consists of songs like “You’re m...

Batman is the worst superhero

Batman is the worst superhero

Story by Kylie Schwartz, Features Editor

March 2, 2020

I love movies. I love how they define generations, how they explore complex topics through visual metaphors, and how they transport you to a different plane of existence.  All of these factors coalesced into my ultimate decision to take on “The Dark Knight” Trilogyー Christopher Nolan’s inte...

The Series Sex Education: It IS Educational!

The Series Sex Education: It IS Educational!

Story by Olive Wheadon, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

In early January, teens across the globe buzzed ecstatically about season two of “Sex Education,” a Netflix original. Almost instantly, we finished all of the eight episodes and came to a consensus: every school needs a Jean Milburn.  To give some context, “Sex Education” is based on a group of...

Birds Of Prey Review: How Fly Is It?  

Birds Of Prey Review: How Fly Is It?  

Story by Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

It’s amazing how far Harley Quinn has come, hasn’t it? Harley Quinn, first originating in the 1990’s TV show “Batman: The Animated Series” (possibly my favorite television series of all time), initially intent as a walk-on roll, has become one of the most popular characters in all of DC....

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