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Kaya Simcoe, Staff Writer

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JoJo Siwa is known for her bubbly personality and sparky hair-bows

Opinion: Jojo Siwa is the LGBTQ+ role model we didn’t know we needed

March 27, 2021
Jojo Siwa became an inspiration to many when she came out in January - and the response has been overwhelming
Science teacher Trish Hovey goes all out for Decade Day

Spirit Week: Decade Day

March 18, 2021
Students and staff dressed up today as their favorite decade. This begins to round out Spirit Week, the third since distance-learning started, but students and staff are still finding ways to bring creativity and spark to the day, whether online or on campus.
Kaya spending her approximately 1000000th hour on her computer that day

13 Things Adults Don’t Understand About Being A Teenager During Quarantine

March 5, 2021

From Zoom bombs to socialization through Among Us, here are just 13 things adults don’t understand about being a teenager during a global pandemic: 1. The utter doom of Zoom-bombs  My dad likes...

Kaya Simcoe's treasured collection of Harry Potter books

Opinion: Hogwarts is tainted, but it might still hold magic if you need it

February 21, 2021

Like most people, I can pinpoint one moment when my life entirely changed. I was eight years old, outside in my swing, on the phone with my grandma. I was listening to her tell me how amazing the Harry...

Opinion: Don't Forget To Wear Shoes, Ladies. There's Glass Everywhere

Opinion: Don’t Forget To Wear Shoes, Ladies. There’s Glass Everywhere

February 8, 2021

I have seen this image about a million times. The one where Kamala Harris is stepping out of a plane with her converse sneakers? I enjoy the message above the picture the best: “Don't Forget To Wear...

Bianca Miller doing a kipping-pull up for the pit fitness ranch elite teen throwdown on Sep 3, 2020, through Sep 6, 2020

Weightlifting Champion Bianca Miller discusses her journey

January 17, 2021

What do you picture when you think of an accomplished weightlifter? Whatever it is, I’d assume it is at least slightly different than a full-time SDA student, trying to navigate distance-learning like...

I love my grandparents to pieces, but sometimes I wish they took an etiquette course on social media before deciding to follow me

A Highschooler’s Guide Teaching Grandparents Social Media

January 16, 2021
I love my grandparents to pieces, but sometimes I wish they took an etiquette course on social media before deciding to follow me
Feminism Sign Stock

Opinion: Why The Term “Feminism” Can Be Confusing

December 6, 2020

I am a daughter in a politically-left-leaning, socially active family. I wore an Obama + Biden shirt when I was three, and once my mom left for less than a day to see the 2008 Democratic Convention but...

Hillary Clinton

Opinion: An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton

November 22, 2020
I would have enjoyed it all: the firsts, the break-down of stereotypes, and prejudices. You could have been the first female president, the first female on ANY United States presidential ticket, for that matter, and you could have been the one that happened to me in my lifetime.
Special Education teacher in the Seaside program and SDA alum class of 2014 Ty Gibson

Spirit Week: Crazy Hat/Hair Day

November 12, 2020
Spirit week featured crazy hair and hat's today. Check out how students and staff participated!
SDA ASB opens the video with a countdown from students and teachers

2020 Homecoming: Not Typical, but SDA Found A Way To Keep it Funky

November 5, 2020
SDA’s first virtual homecoming was a departure from tradition, but it was fun and funky, just like we are
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