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Why Can’t We Work Together?

Having different opinions doesn’t mean we aren’t able to listen to each other

By Evan Ballow, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

Having different opinions doesn’t mean we aren’t able to listen to each other

Government-run Healthcare: Not Quite the Right Medicine for All

Photo courtesy of Pixabay

By Madelyn Sequeira, Opinions Editor

September 22, 2020

A system in which healthcare in the United States is funded by the government, costs less and covers all seems almost too good to be true and that’s probably because it is. The truth is that government-run healthcare would do more harm than good for the country. With the inflated costs of medicine and doct...

Opinion: This Is Not a Political Issue, This is a Human Rights Issue #BlackLivesMatter

The Kook was decorated with posters and photos to those lost to racial violence

By Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

“I can’t breathe.” These last haunting words of George Perry Floyd and Eric Garner —Black men who died in police custody—have been echoed by millions of Black Lives Matter protesters as they flood the streets in major cities across the globe. These protests are in response to the deaths...

Cancel The College Board

The College Board: SDA's favorite non-profit organization, but the 'non' is silent.

By Brenna Sullivan, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

AP exams: the biggest advantage or the biggest scam? The answer to that question depends entirely on our corporate overlord and best friend, The College Board. The College Board was established in 1900 with the purpose of regulating college admissions standards in the northeastern United States. The fi...

Staying motivated while working from home

Getting work done from home needs a positive attitude and a clean workspace.

By Rithika Vighne, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

If you’re anything like me, you’re all too familiar with the scene of sitting down at your laptop to do your homework and quickly becoming swept away by Instagram notifications, that one video YouTube has been suggesting to you for weeks, a recipe for soft pretzels (who ever is finding yeast thes...

Protesting quarantine is a bad idea

Protesters at swamis beach on April 19, 2020

By Ella Murray, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

I know we’re all pretty sick of this now. Stuck at home, surrounded by our families, all attending school through the internet. I know everyone, including myself, can’t wait for the day when everything will reopen and return to something close to normal. But, we also know that it will take time. If...

San Diego discusses the re-opening of parks

Balboa park is still closed during this quarantine.

By Georgia Villarreal, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

The San Diego Union-Tribune released an article about if San Diego should reopen beaches,  parks, and other businesses. Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer, reiterated her recent refrain regarding reopening of a wide range of recreation destinations from trails and beaches to bask...

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!: A story about the art and the artists

Keep your hands off Eizouken! shows the artists behind the art.

By Joice He, Opinions Editor

April 14, 2020

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! isn’t the first anime about making an anime, but it is absolutely in a league of its own.  Simply put, Eizouken! is a love letter to animation and exhibition of the creative process. It captures the occupational struggles of animation, encompasses all of what it means to be a creator, a...

My thoughts on the global quarantine

Isabella wears a stylish face mask while she thinks about quarantine.

By Isabella Ferrea, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

It’s officially been a month since school closed, a month we’ve all been cooped up in our houses for weeks. Despite the desperation of wanting normal life back, time has really flown by. When we have freedom to do things at our own pace we feel much more peaceful and much less stressed.  Lately...

A new look at community college

The show Community opens up eyes.

By Kylie Schwartz, Features Editor

April 13, 2020

In the midst of my Coronacation with all the time in the world, I feel as if I have been dropped into the middle of a sea of existential crises. I find all these thoughts running through my head: what should I do right now? What would be productive? What is productive, for me? What am I working tow...