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Ami stands center stage raised on green stairs, with iridescent wings. The other cast members surround her, singing, while a disco ball spins overhead and bubbles blow out of a machine.

MSG Play spices up The Old Globe’s season

By Dylan Bunyak, Staff Writer
May 6, 2023

In the dream space of Ami (Anna Mikami), an Asian-American girl navigating high school in the 90s, “Exotic Deadly: Or the MSG Play” by Keiko Green presents a humorous look at a teen's reconciliation...

The three protagonists, mid-race, frozen, as Biko Eisen-Martin as John Carlos shares his story in a monologue.

The Old Globe’s The XIXth wins the gold

By Dylan Bunyak, Staff Writer
April 10, 2023

It’s not often that two distinct worlds collide, but The XIXth, The Old Globe Theater’s current mainstage show, brings sports fans and theatre lovers knee-to-knee. The show, written by the writer of...

Experimental play inspires locals

Experimental play inspires locals

By Dylan Bunyak
February 14, 2023

In “The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci” by Tony-award winner Mary Zimmerman, “time is made of the movement of instants.” The 90-minute play is made up of many magical instants and follows no linear...

Photo courtesy of SDUHSD

Board bounces back

By Dylan Bunyak, Staff Writer
December 16, 2022

Although the San Dieguito Union High School District board meeting went on as planned even after the district-wide shutdown, the gathering didn’t go as usual. This meeting was special: the newly elected...

A woman with bright red hair appears speaking in front of a crowd of strikers, with red spray-paint stencils of the New York Times logo behind her.

New York Times staff strikes

By Dylan Bunyak and Sophie Love
December 8, 2022

The journalists are on strike; typesetters are on strike; film critics; photojournalists; editors; in fact, over 1,100 New York Times employees, under their union (the NewsGuild of New York) walked out...

Many people are gathered in a crowd with protest signs below orange trees this week. A large library and steps sit behind the protesters.

Thousands of UC workers strike

By Dylan Bunyak, Staff Writer
November 16, 2022
Three unions, made up of around 48,000 workers and faculty members, authorized their members to go on strike to demand increased pay and better working conditions. 
Fall Drinks, Ranked

Fall Drinks, Ranked

By Dylan Bunyak and Ryan Dunwell
November 4, 2022

All around the world, cold weather brings a taste for hot drinks. In this time of rain clouds, orange leaves, and sweaters, it makes sense why we humans have invented so many variations to keep us warm...

A crowd of students and parents sits in lines of chairs in the SDA learning commons. They are facing the board, and are sitting next to the School Board Representatives and other officials. Many are facing the school board representatives.

District meetings remain divided

By Dylan Bunyak, Staff Writer
October 20, 2022
Trustee Michael Allman opened the October 13th board meeting promising “actions, not words” when it comes to repercussions regarding the recent antisemitism at Carmel Valley Middle School. 
Kristina Wong, a Chinese-American woman, stands center, holding her phone in front of a projected map of the US.

Wong’s one-woman wonder

By Dylan Bunyak and Sophie Love
October 11, 2022
In a single follow-spot, surrounded by giant spools of thread, pin cushions, and her Hello Kitty sewing machine, Kristina Wong ends her one-woman show at the La Jolla Playhouse by contemplating with the audience.
Fandango in a Sanctuary.

New play captures immigration, community

By Dylan Bunyak, Ana Cabrera, and Sophie Love
September 26, 2022
In many ways, the play feels like a museum of immigration stories-each well explained and embodied.
Opening scene from Come Fall in Love

Bollywood musical dazzles at San Diego theater

By Dylan Bunyak, Staff Writer
September 16, 2022
In the first five minutes, the stage exploded into colorful fabric, painted flowers, hand-sewn sequins, and joyful dance. And that was basically how the rest of the show went. 
Boardmember faces community backlash

Boardmember faces community backlash

By Dylan Bunyak, Staff Writer
August 31, 2022

Last Thursday's board meeting was another opportunity for growth, progress, and change. Unfortunately, the newsworthy story from the four-hour gathering in San Dieguito Academy’s Mustang Commons was...

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