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Sylvia Young

Sylvia Young, Humor Editor/ Features Editor

“I mean it’s one banana, Michael. How much could it cost? Ten dollars?”

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The 91st Oscars awards show took place last night.

Opinion: “Roma” should’ve won, “BlacKkKlansman” maybe, but not “Green Book”

February 25, 2019

I actually took the time to watch all of the Best Picture nominees, plus “The Wife” and “Can You Ever Forgive Me,” which got Best Actress nominations. So basically, my opinions on the Oscars are...

Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, spoke at UCSD Thursday

Opinion: Bryan Stevenson’s message of hope

January 22, 2019

Yesterday, we got a day off of school for Martin Luther King day. It’s easy to focus on how nice it is to have a day to relax instead of remembering the reason behind it. But this year, take a moment...

Many seats were left empty on senior ditch day.

Where were all the seniors? Not here.

November 2, 2018

Thursday was the first senior ditch day of the year. Many all-senior classes showed a noticeable lack of students. Over 200 absences were recorded Thursday, according to attendance secretary Marcelle Montes. Although...

Principal Adam Camacho greets the SDA Alumni as an old video reel plays.

[Photo] Alumni Reflect on SDA at Founders’ Reception

October 26, 2018

Principal Adam Camacho greets the SDA Alumni as an old video reel plays.

This months Forum had a new outdoor location in front of the math and science building.

[Photo] Anxiety, Exhibition Day, and More at the Forum

February 14, 2018

This month's Forum had a new outdoor location in front of the math and science building.

Juniors Adriana Billante and Kiomi Yamada jam to the music during last weeks homeroom dance party.

Who Will Bop to the Top of Homeroom Olympics?

February 12, 2018

Students flocked to the gym last Thursday for the biggest physical competition in SDA history: the homeroom dance party. Although everyone shook their groove thangs real hard, the winning homeroom was...

Getting work done on time is hard. Even if that work is a story about why you shouldnt procrastinate.

[Photo] Late Work: Double the Time, Half the Credit

January 25, 2018

Getting work done on time is hard. Even if that work is a story about why you shouldn't procrastinate.

Teachers Jamie Duck and Angela Vasquez-Herrera dress as Mr. Stimson to win extra points during the scavenger hunt.

Quack! Quack! Guess Who’s Winning Homeroom Olympics

December 18, 2017

Social studies teacher Jamie Duck's homeroom took first place in the Stimsonian scavenger hunt with 64 points. Siers and PALs tied for second place with 63 points, and Ifergan took third place with 62...

Students at Tasha Gardiners campaign booth sell cotton candy.

Today at SDA: Bazaar

December 8, 2017

The bazaar during homeroom and lunch featured a variety of booths, including those of the students running for ASB officer positions. The highlight for many was a petting zoo with a goat, alpaca, pigs,...

Students gather with their homeroom flag at the most recent Homeroom Olympics event.

Will Your Homeroom Be This Year’s Olympic Winner?

November 17, 2017

Currently, the top three homerooms are: 1.  Duck 2. Vasquez-Herrera, Siers 3. Brice, Witt, Tsuboi, Di Cristina, Moulton   Close behind are: PALS, Hawkins, Park, Ramos, Ross,...

English teacher Amanda Bevers gets ready for the flag football game.

Today at SDA: Flag Football

November 3, 2017

Both teachers and students prepare for the Homecoming flag football tournament after school.

Students wear some sharp pyramid hats.

Today at SDA: Art History Flash Mob

October 31, 2017

AP Art History students visited classrooms around campus dressed up as various famous pieces of art to celebrate Halloween.

Junior David Detweiler prepares his rocket for launch.

AP Physics Bottle Rockets

October 24, 2017

The AP Physics class worked on their first big project, creating bottle rockets. On Monday, the groups launched their rockets for an official test.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend starts its third season with a new theme: revenge.

Go Crazy for “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

October 18, 2017

We all know the story. Boy meets girl. Girl falls in love with boy. Boy breaks up with girl. Girl has mental breakdown and moves across the country to be with boy 10 years later. Ok, so maybe we don’t...

Kristen Bell in The Good Place struggles to maintain a false identity throughout the shows first season.

NBC’s “The Good Place” Is More Than Just Good

September 7, 2017

Michael Schur, the creator of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Parks and Recreation,” has come out with yet another great comedy. “The Good Place,” a series about the afterlife, premiered on NBC...

“Funny Business” Review

May 5, 2017

“Funny Business” is a show that is split into six short plays of about 15-20 minutes each. Upcoming performances are on May 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. at the Liggett Theater. The show is entertaining and showcases...

A cyanotype developing in the sunlight outside.

Today at SDA: Cyanotypes

May 4, 2017

Students in Russ Davidson's AP Chemistry class used their knowledge of chemistry to create cyanotypes, a type of blue and white photo created by blocking sunlight

ASB Hosts SDA Movie Night

April 4, 2017

Students showed up with a mix of beach towels, blankets, and lawn chairs and spread out on the grass in front of the PAC last Friday night for a showing of the “The Parent Trap.” ASB decided on...

Paige Behind the Grill

Paige Behind the Grill

March 8, 2017

Principal Bjorn Paige donned a toque today at lunch. Paige worked at a barbeque in front of the Mosaic flipping burgers for students. Paige, a vegetarian, chose to help out as a chef for the day in...

Today at SDA: Science Experiment

Today at SDA: Science Experiment

February 8, 2017

Biology students in teacher Christina Moulton's class acted as deer and resources during an experiment today. The game helped to demonstrate what the carrying capacity of a habitat is and show how the...

Principal Bjorn Paige to Hold Next Book Club Monday

Principal Bjorn Paige to Hold Next Book Club Monday

February 3, 2017

Principal Bjorn Paige will lead his book club in a discussion of a nonfiction work focusing on the lack of empathy in our modern society Monday in the Learning Commons. The club will meet at 6 p.m....

Why do People Hate Minions?

Why do People Hate Minions?

June 2, 2016

After “Despicable Me” came out in 2010, Universal Studios took advantage of its success and began to market the capitalistic tic-tac-like minions. They were cute, simple, and had a huge fan base. Now,...

Hamlet Preview

“Hamlet” Preview

May 24, 2016

A contemporary twist on the classic play “Hamlet“ will be presented by SDA’s Drama Production class on May 27, 28 and June 2, 3, 4. The setting of the story will be changed to a modern presidential...

Blind SDA Alumnus Inspires Freshmen and Sophomores

Blind SDA Alumnus Inspires Freshmen and Sophomores

April 21, 2016

Motivational speaker, Jeremy Poincenot told SDA students Wednesday, “I'm happier today at 26 years old and legally blind than I was at 19 with 20/20 vision.” Due to Wednesday's testing schedule,...

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