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Where Have All the Quotation Marks Gone?

By Sophie Love, Editor-in-chief December 1, 2023

The trend of dropping quotation marks from dialogue has become increasingly popular amongst authors of the contemporary literature genre. This development was brought into the BookTok spotlight with Sally...

The Seahawks Richard Sherman and Russel Wilson celebrating a Thanksgiving dinner after a win versus the 49ers in 2014.

Thanksgiving and Football

By Will Warren, Sports Editor December 1, 2023

Ah, Thanksgiving. An enjoyable holiday for everyone, thanks in large part to football. When you think of thanksgiving, football is often what comes to mind. Football isn’t just simply played on Thanksgiving,...

Traditional Thanksgiving dinner food.

The fun of Thanksgiving

By Helena Tubito and Will Warren December 1, 2023

From what most Americans see, Thanksgiving is a special holiday where families and loved ones gather to spend a day of appreciation together.  The holiday is typically known for its traditional feast...

Noboa gives a speech in Olon, Equador

Will Ecuador’s New President Bring Stability to the Turbulent Nation?

By Ruby Galbraith November 29, 2023

Daniel Noboa, a successful businessman, won the Ecuadorian presidential election on October 15, 2023. Ecuador, a relatively stable South American country, has been marred with violence from recent political...

A word art piece about gratitude.

Gratitude on the Brain

By Sarina Sonnenshein, Staff Writer November 27, 2023

      On Thanksgiving Day, people often share and show their appreciation. However, if we try to focus on gratitude daily instead of annually, its various benefits on mental and physical health can...

Reviewing Thanksgiving Foods

Reviewing Thanksgiving Foods

By Ella Hand and Hailey Malwitz November 17, 2023

Thanksgiving is a delightful holiday to gather with loved ones such as family and friends and express your gratitude towards one another while eating delicious food. There is a wide variety of food that...

Image courtesy of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Ending “willful defiance” suspensions

By Molly Jackson, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

“Over the last decade, the number of total suspensions for all offenses for students has dropped by 58%, according to California Department of Education data. The number of willful defiance suspensions...

A close-up view of the in-vitro process. Image courtesy of DepositPhotos.

Threats to In-Vitro Access

By Ruby Galbraith, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

      The recent Supreme Court case, Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturned the previous 1973 Roe v Wade decision that protected a person’s right to abort their pregnancy. While...

The best way to spend a fall day is curled up with a good book - or in a good bookstore.

Fall Book Recs

By Molly Jackson, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

For those who only read Sci-fi/Dystopian: Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree “Take a break from epic battles and saving the world. Legends & Lattes is a low-stakes fantasy that delivers...

SDA Student and coach Kira Sage leads her Encinitas Express recreational team through picture day

How to Survive Coaching Kindergarten Boys

By Helena Tubito, Staff Writer November 2, 2023

If you are like me and given the opportunity to coach a sport for little kids, be prepared for a nightmare.  It sounds easy, getting to teach little kids the sport that gives you so much happiness while...

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