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Teacher Tidbit: December 2013

Story by Dylan Hendrickson, Staff Writer

December 20, 2013

When he was a junior, World History/Culinary Arts teacher Scott Huntley was part of a student exchange program to travel to the Soviet Union. He stayed there for six weeks, travelling through Norway and Finland, and to Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). Afterwards, the group journeyed south to the Blac...

Is it a Berry?

Is it a Berry?

Story by Nicole Smith, News Editor

December 10, 2013

How To Deal With Relatives

How To Deal With Relatives

Story by Lauren Shaw, Staff Writer

December 6, 2013

It’s that time of year again: the cheery holiday season filled with hot chocolate, toasty fires, and warm blankets. This picturesque scene can only be ruined by one thing: unpleasant relatives. Follow these tips to avoid any hostile relatives and enjoy your holidays. Stick with the relatives yo...

Psychology of Overspending

Psychology of Overspending

Story by Mycha Ayala, Staff Writer

December 3, 2013

During this time of year, you can’t walk through a store without hearing at least one Christmas or holiday song. The stores’ intent, however, is not just to annoy you with a constant replay of “All I Want for Christmas Is You,”, it actually has to do with altering your thoughts so you are more...

Banana Pancakes for the Inexperienced Chef

Banana Pancakes for the Inexperienced Chef

Story by Manon Wogahn, Staff Writer

November 23, 2013

These banana pancakes are genius; not only are they extremely simple to make, with no pancake mix needed, but they keep you happy and full all day! They are best served with fruit, jam, or syrup.   Ingredients: - 2 eggs - 1 ripe banana - Your favorite pancake toppin’s   Procedure: -...

How to Tumblr

How to Tumblr

Story by Linden Amundsen, Staff Writer

November 22, 2013

For the past couple years, my dear, dear friends have spent countless hours partaking in the multimedia world of Tumblr , a website where one can create a blog, post pictures, and intereact with a huge community of bloggers.  Throughout that period of time, I had managed to avoid succumbing to the hundreds...

The Road to South Africa: An Interview with Jason Matkin

The Road to South Africa: An Interview with Jason Matkin

Story by Roya Chagnon, Staff Artist

November 21, 2013

When senior Jason Matkin moved to Encinitas two years ago, he probably wouldn’t have guessed that his talent as a singer-songwriter would earn him a spot on tour with some of South Africa’s top musicians as part of the Carnegie Hall Music Exchange Songwriter Search. Upon moving to Encinitas, Matkin...

John Green Writes Again

John Green Writes Again

Story by Kira Elliott, Opinions Editor

November 19, 2013

A recent Facebook post has sent John Green fans into speculative excitement: “When writing is fun, there is nothing else like it. It’s the best high I’ve ever had.” What is this? Is Green, author of popular Young Adult novels “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Looking for Alaska,” starting...

SDA Alumnus Joey Giallombardo Corrects Conan

SDA Alumnus Joey Giallombardo Corrects Conan

Story by Reiko Inouye, Photo Editor

November 15, 2013

Hundreds of fan videos are sent in to Conan O’brien, for a segment called “Fan Corrections” but very few actually air. Nevertheless on Nov. 13, SDA Alumni, class of 2011, Joey Giallombardo had his wish come true and his correction was aired on national television. In this segment, fans try to stump...

Teacher Tidbit: November 2013

Story by Tacy Manis, Photo Editor

November 7, 2013

Social studies teacher Kerry Koda was once walking with a friend on the boardwalk while staying in Germany. A group of Neo-Nazis didn’t take kindly to her friend’s striped socks and intimidated them as they passed.

In the (Scream)Zone

In the (Scream)Zone

Story by Linden Amundsen, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013

Let’s face it: most of us have at least one friend who is a complete and total scaredy-cat. That friend can be distinguished by his or her refusal to watch horror films, complete avoidance of the outside world during Halloween, and their habit of hysterically crying upon entering haunted houses, dark...

Teacher Tidbit: October

Story by Tacy Manis, Photo Editor

October 4, 2013

Biology teacher Michael Santos lived on Guam for five years, from Kindergarten to 4th grade, while his father served in the Navy. He took a beginner’s swimming class, but during the final exam almost drowned and had to be rescued from the pool. “When they threw me into the pool, I thought to myself,...

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