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Behind the Scenes: Pit Orchestra

Behind the Scenes: Pit Orchestra

Story by Emma Chang, Staff Writer

June 3, 2015

Invisible to the eye, but obvious to the ear, the pit orchestra is often the most mysterious contributor to a musical. So what in the world are they doing, and what does it look like? In rows of two, about 12 students, stands and instruments are squeezed in behind the stage set and the back wall....

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Story by Ness Machin, Staff Writer

May 18, 2015

The lost and found. Where SDA students’ missing objects make a new (hopefully temporary) homes, hoping to be picked up by their owners. For the past two years, April Llamas has been the woman in charge of airing out the schools dirty laundry, water bottles and other runaway items. Needless to say, in...

Google Perplexed

Google Perplexed

Story by Courtney Stead, Staff Writer

April 20, 2015

The Google campus looked like any other normal boring business building. But just before my disappointment settled in, a bright rainbow blur zoomed by. At first, I thought it was just my imagination but I saw another odd object tossed in the grass and one tied to a tree; there were ...

Mustangs Across the Pond

Mustangs Across the Pond

Story by Olivia Olander and Sarah LaVake

April 17, 2015

After 5,178 miles and what junior Margot Leach described as “a super long flight,” a group of 15 SDA students touched down in Cork, Ireland. This was the beginning of an almost 10-day trip that covered multiple countries and cultures. Each spring break, students travel to Europe for a trip led...

Those Beautiful Wednesdays

Story by Maddy Chao, Staff Writer

March 4, 2015

Every other Wednesday SDA students gain nearly two extra hours in the morning to do basically whatever they want.  Most students like Sophomore Gabrielle Gregg tend to sleep because “I don't sleep otherwise... so I figure I should get some sleep and I think late starts are beneficial for that.” However...

Does the Early SDA Student Always Get the Worm?

Story by Nadia Ballard, Staff Writer

March 4, 2015

The extra sleep phenomenon that is commonly referred to as late start - is just that. Those other Wednesdays that push SDA school hours forward by almost two hours – at the cost of homeroom of course. Though many students use the day to catch up on some well needed sleep, many tend to wake up to...

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies

Story by Hana Chen, Business Manager

January 23, 2015

It’s almost that time of year again. The time of year where small innocent girls turn into vicious moneymaking tyrants that get rich by getting you fat. Yes, I’m talking about Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts and their delicious cookies. This year, there are some changes. The price per box, according...

Winter Break is Here

Story by Becca Von Zweck, Staff Writer

December 18, 2014

It’s that time of year again; there’s a noticeable drop in temperature, a sudden chill that bites the air – at  least, according to Southern Californians who aren’t used to winters in the snow. Christmas songs are on the radio again, and back to back Christmas movies are once again being played...

“Mockingjay Part 1” Premiere

“Mockingjay Part 1” Premiere

Story by Sophie Peeler, Staff Writer

November 21, 2014

Movie theaters were filled with Katniss Everdeen look-alikes and preteen fangirls wearing homemade ‘Team Peeta’ or ‘Team Gale’ shirts for the long-awaited premiere of “Mockingjay: Part 1”. Like the premieres of the film’s two prequels, lines began forming as early as four hours in advance....

My Austrian Experience

My Austrian Experience

Story by Julianne Miller, Arts Editor

October 24, 2014

One week ago, I knew exactly two things about Austria: that it’s in Europe and it’s not Australia. But now I know three things, with the third being Flo. On Thursday, Oct. 16 at 11:15 p.m. my mother and I drove to the school parking lot towards the white charter bus. Twenty-four Austrian students...

Teacher Tidbits Answers

Story by Kate Sequeira, Co-Online Editor

October 16, 2014

a. Teacher Deb Abrahamson won a huge bass in a fishing tournament that she entered 22 years ago. b. Teacher Annelise Ihle has been best friends with her S.O. since sixth grade. c. Teacher Ellen diChristina ran with bulls in Spain a few years ago to celebrate her best friends 30th birthday. d....

New Teachers On The Block: Annelise Ihle

New Teachers On The Block: Annelise Ihle

Story by Kevin Gallagher, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

Annelise Ihle (“eye-lee”) joined the Spanish department this year after having been a long-term substitute here last year. Ihle covered for Angie Herrera who was out on maternity leave. Ihle is a graduate of St. Cloud State in Minnesota, where she received a bachelor in Spanish Education. She...

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