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A Guide to Pokémon Go Gen 2

A Guide to Pokémon Go Gen 2

Story by Austin Dilley, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


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If you uninstalled Pokémon Go from your phone with most everyone else earlier this year there now might be a reason to reinstall. The company that created Pokémon Go, shocked the PoGo community with news that the release of the second generation of Pokémon would be actually be coming to the game....

Boo Hoo for Bow Wow Pageants

Boo Hoo for Bow Wow Pageants

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 22, 2017


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When I was little, I often visited my aunt who lives in Boston. At the time, she had two majestic, gentle and lovable collies. Like so many dogs, they were easily excited and eager to express themselves through ecstatic and sometimes longing barking that we humans find incomprehensible. One of the...

Trump’s First 26 Days: How Things Have Already Changed

Trump’s First 26 Days: How Things Have Already Changed

Story by Michael McQuarrie, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


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Some 26 days ago, the executive torch passed hands and the United States saw the inauguration of its newest president, Donald J. Trump. Thusly, executive orders began to flow from the desk of the president, thus beginning what is bound to be a massive change to the nation we all call home, but not completely...

Valentine’s Day Massacre

Valentine’s Day Massacre

Story by Nadia Ballard, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


Filed under Circus Animal Fun

Deprimafc With Valentine's Day festivities apparent among couples all throughout SDA today, complications and violations of the school code have arisen. PDAs were a serious problem, with students lodging complaints nearly every period. Counselors and PALS were also flooded with students rushing in to ven...

Women’s Rights: We’re Still Waiting

Women’s Rights: We’re Still Waiting

Story by Taina Millsap, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017


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Last morning I woke up and I thought my calendar read that we were in 2017 but I must be wrong. Women are still getting paid less than men while doing the same job and having to rebut simple sexist comments in an English class Socratic seminar, it's about time that we get what we truly deserve as a nation,...

I Stand With Planned Parenthood

I Stand With Planned Parenthood

Story by Sophie Peeler, Features Editor

January 20, 2017


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According to Gallup Polls, as of November 2016, Congressional approval ratings reached an all-time low for the year- just 11 percent, and it hasn’t changed much since. For the past eight years, I personally have had an immense amount of faith in the government. However, just like the other 89 percent...

The Chargers to leave San Diego after 56 years.

The Chargers to leave San Diego after 56 years.

Story by Jack Hauser, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017


Filed under Opinions, San Diego Chargers, Sports

Dear Chargers, It is hard to believe you will no longer call San Diego home. Everyone in the sports world seems to be talking about it, but few have the relationship that we do. You taught me what football is and I fell in love. I spent Sunday after Sunday watching you with friends and family. In...

A Wonderful Winter Break: Check Out What Students Were Up To!

A Wonderful Winter Break: Check Out What Students Were Up To!

Story by Mary Ford, Arts Editor; Humor Editor

January 6, 2017


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Republican Majority Will Lead to Infringement on Women’s Right to Abortion

Story by Linnea Leidy, Opinion Editor

December 20, 2016


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Donald Trump hasn’t even taken office yet, and already he and the general conservative wing have begun infringing on women’s rights; so begins the disheartening descent as the clock of feminist progress spins back 40 years. While abortion rights have been highly contested and consistently breached...

Black Friday Frenzy

Black Friday Frenzy

Story by Sophie Peeler, Features Editor

November 28, 2016


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Black Friday: otherwise known as the day Americans flood malls and shopping centers for the best deals on clothing and electronics, despite having just spent the day before being thankful for what they already have. While there is a bit of irony in the date of this 'holiday' (as some deem it), many see...

In Memory of Gwen Ifill

In Memory of Gwen Ifill

Story by Patrick Hall, Photo Editor

November 17, 2016


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The loss of political commentator, journalist, and role model Gwen Ifill this Monday was an unexpected tragedy that brought out strong emotions in me that I was completely unaware I possessed. Learning of her humbling legacy of the ‘70s all the way up to this final year of her life had an overwhelmingly...

About Last Night…

About Last Night…

Story by Linnea Leidy, Opinions Editor

November 9, 2016


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America has just signed on to four years under the leadership of a racist, sexist, ableist, homophobic bigot. DISCLAIMER: This is not an essay ragging on Trump and his supporters, though believe me, that’s tempting. Understandably, people are scared. I’m scared. I cried myself to sleep after witnessing...

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