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The SCDS Mock Trial won the semi-finals against Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep on Feb. 25 as defense. They will face Elk Groves in the finals next.

The boys' varsity basketball team lost, 63-66, to Big Valley Christian in their first round of playoffs, ending their season on Feb. 22.

More to come.

Hometown-themed auction to be held at railroad museum

Hometown-themed auction to be held at railroad museum

Jackson Margolis, Reporter

Pietrasanta, Italy, is the hometown of head of high school Brooke Wells. And products from this town on the coast of northern Tuscany will fill one of the “hometown baskets” at this year’s auction. In fact, the 40th annual auction will include ove...

February 23

Teacher, alumna reunited during emergency trip to veterinarian

Teacher, alumna reunited during emergency trip to veterinarian

February 21

Harry Potter club members assemble Chocolate Frog cards at first meeting

Harry Potter club members assemble Chocolate Frog cards at first meeting

February 19

Two perfect scorers, witnesses propel Mock Trial team to third win

Two perfect scorers, witnesses propel Mock Trial team to third win

February 19

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, clubs arrange festivities, fundraisers (slideshow included)

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, clubs arrange festivities, fundraisers (slideshow included)

February 17

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FRESHMAN FOCUS: Jenny Kerbs, ’16, loves small classes, volleyball team at Vassar College

FRESHMAN FOCUS: Jenny Kerbs, ’16, loves small classes, volleyball team at Vassar College

David Situ, Reporter

Jenny Kerbs, ‘16, attends Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She has not decided on a major but is considering economics. She plans on minoring in French. Q: Why did you choose Vassar? A: It’s funny. When I initially toured Vassar d...

February 14

Junior lucks out – then loses out! – after winning free concert tickets

Junior lucks out – then loses out! – after winning free concert tickets

February 11

Dwarfs, goblins, adventure await in resurrected Dungeons & Dragons club

Dwarfs, goblins, adventure await in resurrected Dungeons & Dragons club

February 8

FRESHMAN FOCUS: Aidan Galati, ’16, joins Outdoor Adventure, Excursion clubs to explore Santa Barbara

FRESHMAN FOCUS: Aidan Galati, ’16, joins Outdoor Adventure, Excursion clubs to explore Santa Barbara

February 8

Staff remembers playfulness, humor, dedication of Ariyana Jones

Staff remembers playfulness, humor, dedication of Ariyana Jones

February 6

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Sports

Passport Lunch

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Senior Michelle Li sets out pieces of chocolate in history teacher Sue Nellis's classroom, which featured chocolates from around the world during the Passport Lunch, Feb. 23. Other rooms had different themes, including "Breadland" in English teacher Patricia Fels's room and French cuisine in French teacher Richard Day's room. (Photo by Héloïse Schep)

‘La La Land’ soundtrack encompasses all of film’s motifs, amazes high-school cellist

‘La La Land’ soundtrack encompasses all of film’s motifs, amazes high-school cellist

Chardonnay Needler, Business Manager

Music, ultimately, should convey and incite emotions - joy, sorrow and anticipation to name a few. It sho...

February 20

Freshmen find ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ cringe-worthy, clichéd

Freshmen find ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ cringe-worthy, clichéd

Emma Boersma and Anna Frankel

On Feb. 12, freshmen Anna Frankel and Emma Boersma saw “The Lego Batman Movie,” a spinoff of “The Lego Movie.” The film describes Batman...

February 16

WHEN INSPIRATION STRIKES: Quaker meetings offer time to reflect on struggle to forgive

WHEN INSPIRATION STRIKES: Quaker meetings offer time to reflect on struggle to forgive

Gabi Alvarado, Blogger

Sophomore Gabi Alvarado, who enjoys writing, will blog biweekly on the origins of her creativit...

February 12

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Staff Profile

Becca Waterson
Rebecca Waterson

Blogger

Freshman Becca Waterson is rarely found anywhere besides the pool and school. At home she loves laughing and running around the backyard with her dogs. At school she enjoys math and science and hopes to work for a computer science company in the future. Chocolate and California rolls are her favorite foods, while unicorns are her favorite animals. When she finds the time, Becca also loves to read and write science fiction. Contact at rwaterson20@scdsstudent.org

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