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The True Shape of Water

The True Shape of Water

Story by Hunter McGahan, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

“Thor: Ragnarok” Electrifies the Big Screen

“Thor: Ragnarok” Electrifies the Big Screen

Story by By Jenna Weinhofer, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017

Finally getting his third stand-alone movie, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) steals my heart and the hearts of many fans alike in “Thor: Ragnarok”. Released on Nov. 3, the film continues to succeed weeks after opening. In Thor’s first and second movie, “Thor” and “Thor: The Dark World” respecti...

“Stranger Things” Season Two Leaves Us Needing Even More

Story by Sienna Riley, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017

*SPOILER ALERT. DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU ARE NOT CAUGHT UP AND ARE WANTING TO ACTUALLY WATCH THE SHOW. You’ve been warned.* Ever since Netflix’s original series Stranger Things hit the scene in 2016, fans of the show could hardly wait for a season two of the sci-fi thriller (me being one of them)....

The Fashion in Flag Football

The Fashion in Flag Football

Story by Taylor Rudman

November 8, 2017

All of the teams played valiantly during the Homecoming flag football games after school last Friday. Blood, sweat and tears were shed. One student was taken away from the field on a golf cart with ice in hand. After hours of anticipation, the student teams beat the teachers in the final match. So sure,...

“The Walking Dead:” Episode 803 “Monster”

“The Walking Dead:” Episode 803 “Monster”

Story by Ian Broadbooks and Jack Read

November 6, 2017

AMC’s The Walking Dead, returned last Sunday with the third installment of the season, “Monster.” This time the survivors continue their offensive on Negan and the Saviors. Warning, SPOILER ALERT! The episode is a direct continuation of last week, seeing Rick (Andrew Lincoln) come face to face...

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