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Taylor Knudson, Staff Writer

This is Taylor's fourth year in journalism. She is literally perfect.

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Senior Year Disappointment

May 9, 2014

I have spent the past three years dreaming of the freedom, the glamour, and the javas associated with the fourth year of high school. However, over the past eight months, I have come to discover that senior...


Dear All The Schools That Rejected Me

April 17, 2014

Dear schools that rejected me, Was it because I’m not pretty enough? Were my eye brows too untamed for your elite institutions? Was my hair not soft enough for your reputations of outstanding academia?...

Shakira, Shakira

Shakira’s “Shakira”

April 1, 2014

All obligatory “Hips Don’t Lie” jokes aside, I found Shakira’s self-titled album “Shakira” to be almost as useless as Wycleaf Jean’s role in the music video for “Hips Don’t Lie.” It...

Now You See Me

Now You See Me

June 5, 2013

The only reason I would recommend viewing “Now You See Me” would be if you had some irrational hatred of money and want to get rid of yours by spending it on a mediocre film about magicians. For the...

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

May 20, 2013

Baz Luhrmann films are sort of like the Kardashian sisters of the movie industry. They’re pretty, loud, and unjustifiably rich. In a sense, “The Great Gatsby” movie adaptation feels almost as if...

SAT Test Registration

April 2, 2013

My heart races with apprehension and hope. Am I ready for this type of commitment? Am I ready to devote myself entirely to something like this? What if this all ends in tears? To Hell with it. I have...

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

March 7, 2013

It takes a great cast to make mental illness, broken marriages and addiction seem almost heart-warming. But, with the unfiltered yet bizarrely loveable Jennifer Lawrence and the dreamy, emotionally striking...

Winter Concert Win

February 6, 2013

The light chatter of conversation and laughter warms the room as a few dozen students spill into the auditorium carrying long pieces of metal in their hands. Eventually, the giggling and talking subsides...

Les Miserables Review

January 10, 2013

As someone who can only enjoy movies by making loudly sassy comments to the person to her right and accidentally laughing during any sentimental part of the film, “Les Miserables” was a challenge for...

“Avengers” was Marvel-ous

May 16, 2012

Walking into a packed theater I saw each gum-covered seat filled with Marvel comic fan boys sporting “Incredible Hulk” t-shirts, eager grins, and buckets of popcorn drowning in butter and excitement....

A Start to STAR Tests

May 1, 2012

Another four days of dull pencils, tired eyes and STAR testing began on Monday at SDA. In order to achieve sustained growth in STAR test scores the administration sent out pledges to students during...

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