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First Person Account of SDUHSD College Fair

April 25, 2017


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I arrive at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Monday at 6:25 p.m., five minutes before the sixth annual College Fair starts. A student volunteer hands me a blue reusable grocery bag for my fliers, which I gratefully accept. There’s a huge crowd of people waiting outside O’Brien hall and at first I panic,...

A Common Stream

A Common Stream

Story by Austin Dilley, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

The destruction of senior court was for some a melancholy signal of the ushering in of a new generation of the Academy and for others it was just another cog on the wheel of time, an inevitable inconvenience of success and modernization. However, for senior Kelly Luong, a current member of the art leadership...

How To Post a Perfect Profile on an Admitted Students Facebook Page

How To Post a Perfect Profile on an Admitted Students Facebook Page

Story by Megan Levan, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017


Filed under Circus Animal Fun, Top Stories

It’s that time of year again. Just when senioritis has hit an all time high (like sweatpants, halitosis level state of uncaring), seniors must turn the tables and dress to impress their friends-to-be on social media. Whether you’re searching for a study buddy at Berkeley or becoming bros with...

Students Recall April Fools’ Day Pranks

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 3, 2017


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When I was about 5 years old, I tried to prank my parents for April Fools’. I told them their shoes were untied (I know, pretty innovative), and they naturally pretended to fall for it. While at the time I felt quite accomplished, I now realize that I am a total failure at pulling a good, harmless...

Wheatgrass: It’s Good

Wheatgrass: It’s Good

Story by Citlally Contreras, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


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Wheatgrass gets a bad rap. To some it seems like a crazy green juice only health fanatics and yogis drink. However, it’s time that more people know about its benefits for them and their body. This drink is healthy, tastes great, and replenishes the body. According to, “Sprout for the Love of...

Senior Out Comes to a Close at Senior Java

Story by Megan Levan, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017


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Seniors gathered around the Learning Commons steps today during homeroom for the long-awaited Senior Out winners to be announced. Bagels and coffee were plentiful and spirits were high as the survivors took the stage. ASB advisor Rod Keillor whittled down the group until the top three taggers remained. And...

A Taste of Minimalism

Story by Hannah Elias, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


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In our modern society, many people turn to purchases in order to bring them happiness and to boost their self-esteem. As an 18 year-old growing up in a society where material items often contribute to social status, I’ve grown up believing that I needed physical items in order to be happy or desirable. In...

Senior Out: Day Five

Senior Out: Day Five

Story by Mary Ford, Arts Editor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Senior Out

Fight or flight. Those two instinctual responses have been drilled into my head ever since those cold, hard days on the Kindergarten playground: that’s right, flight or fight. However, on this very day, March 8, 2017, I propose we add another response to the two basics. Freeze. It’s fight or flight...

Senior Out: Day Four

Story by Jack Salz, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Senior Out

It seems as though there are two types of people in this world. Those who play Senior Out and those who don’t. The distinction here is not whether or not they bought a $5 Senior Out ticket, but that they realize that the tickets cost only $5. Are you the type of person that clings to their friends...

Senior Out: Day Three

Senior Out: Day Three

Story by Megan Levan, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Senior Out

With only a few minutes remaining in homeroom, a huddled group of seniors made their way across school to pounce on their newest victim in the ongoing Senior Out game. Upon arriving at the soon-to-be-victim’s homeroom, one girl sneakily peeked through the open door to scope out the scene. A moment...

Senior Out: Day Two

Senior Out: Day Two

Story by Maddy Campbell, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Senior Out

I had intended to survive. Walks to classes mapped out. Any evidence of my classes hidden from social media. The name on my card entrusted to only a selected few. Confidence was my first fatal error. It happened after fourth period. The paranoia had all but disappeared. My friend graciously walked...

Senior Out: Day One

Senior Out: Day One

March 2, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Senior Out

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