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How to Stay Creative during Quarantine

Creativity comes in all sorts of mediums such as theater, photography, and music

Story by Olive Wheadon, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

As we have now faced months of solitude, there has been a new time and space for creation, replacing the hours with friends, extracurriculars, and basically almost every activity SDA students indulge in before quarantine. Yes, this quarantine is a burden and overall unfortunate, yet there is something about it...

The Comforts of Childhood Cartoons

Spongebob, a childhood staple for every early 2000’s kid

Story by Olivia Lyons, Business Manager

May 28, 2020

Now, it may just be me, but I have been feeling pretty stressed out lately. Maybe it’s the pandemic, maybe it's the AP tests handing over my head (good luck to everyone who needs it), or maybe it is being around my family 24/7. I don’t know, probably a combination of the three. But, the good new...

The Genius Of Pearl Jam’s “Do The Evolution”

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Story by Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

The ’90s was the era of music videos. With MTV as dominant as ever, and the alternative boom in full swing, artists often went out of their way to make music videos as over the top, creative, and elaborate as possible. So, when the question of what was the best music video of that era comes up, a lot ...

Eight Beautiful Coming of Age Movies that Correctly Portray Adolescence

Spirited Away is a great coming of age movie.

Story by Gwen Nowlan, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

Spirited Away Spirited Away is a masterpiece, as are most of Miyazaki's movies. Miyazaki often focuses on a young woman's potential to be independent and strong. Spirited Away is a beautiful rendition of this theme. Chihiro, a young girl, must navigate the spirit world in order to save her parents. In the ...

Where’s The Other Half?

When Ellie, her father, and Paul enjoy dinner together, how can you not enjoy it as well?

Story by Lindsey Hollandsworth, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

Yes, I’m back for yet another romantic comedy, but I’ll happily oblige. The newest addition to Netflix, The Half Of It, depicts the lives of Ellie Chu and her father in a small fictional Washington town called Squahamish. Ellie is a high school senior who earns money by writing her classmates’ es...

Never Have I Ever review

Never Have I Ever is out on Netflix

Story by Ella Murray, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Netflix recently released season one of it’s new series, Never Have I Ever. The story follows highschool sophomore Devi Vishwakumar and her friends, Fabiola and Elanor. At the beginning of the season, Devi puts together a plan for her and her friends to become more popular. The first step: get boyfriends....

Parks and Recreation special addresses current issues

Parks and Recreation has been popular for years.

Story by Emily Broyles, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

So if you haven’t heard of it, Parks and Recreation is a great show. You can watch all 7 seasons on Netflix and Hulu. The show came out in 2015 and has grown in popularity over the years. Recently, on May 1, a new special was released on Youtube.  The cast came together virtually to make this episode. This epis...

Interactive Specials: The Future of Entertainment

Netflix provides a interactive specials through a wide range of genres.

Story by Juan Aragon, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

Make a decision: get married or rescue the girls held hostage in a bunker. This is one of the many choices you have to make while playing Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs The Reverend. The witty Netflix comedy show returned for an interactive special starring Ellie Kemper as the lea...

A ranking of books you should read in quarantine

Year One by Nora Roberts is Georgia's number one recommendation for a quarantine read.

Story by Georgia Villarreal, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

I love books, you can immerse yourself in the book and use your own imagination. So I am going to rank the books I have read, best to worst. Now, you might have not read these books or don’t consider them in the top 5, but this is not your opinion. If you want you can rank your best books, it could ...

If SDA was a song

SDA's annual Battle of the Bands shows how much SDA is connected by music.

Story by Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

We all know that the student body of SDA is brought together by music. It brings a sense of unity to campus, and is a significant part of all of our lives. So, if SDA was a song itself, what song would it be? Senior Shawlin Tucker thinks that it should be, “Sweet Caroline [by Neil Diamond] for sure...

SDA’s quarantine tunes

What music has SDA been listening too?

Story by Caetano Garcia, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

High Schoolers will always value music and often seek it to feel better or relax and just vibe to some tunes. Our very mood on a specific day can define the very genre we listen to. And considering we’ve been in quarantine for over a month now. I thought it would be interesting to explore some of ...

Mustang Musicians Take On All State

The Wind Symphony performs a forty minute piece at the William Saroyan Theatre in Fresno, CA.

Story by Juan Aragon, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

On Feb. 20, the annual All State Honor Band was held once again in Fresno, CA. This is a highly prestigious convention of composers that invites student musicians from all over the state to perform a challenging set of music at the William Saroyan Theatre. The audition process requires a submission o...

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