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FRESHMAN FOCUS: Saachi Sikaria, ’16, enjoys Santa Clara University’s small classes, plans on joining intramural basketball teams

FRESHMAN FOCUS: Saachi Sikaria, ’16, enjoys Santa Clara University’s small classes, plans on joining intramural basketball teams

Spencer Scott, Reporter
April 24, 2017 • 126 views
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Saachi Sikaria, ‘16, is a freshman at Santa Clara University. Sikaria plans to major in accounting and information systems. Q: What classes are you taking? A: This quarter, I am taking OMIS 30: Introduction to Programming; Economics 3: International Economics; and English 2A: Critical Thinking and Writing. ...

FRESHMAN FOCUS: Elinor Hilton enjoys early movie releases, creatively driven student body at Savannah College of Art and Design

FRESHMAN FOCUS: Elinor Hilton enjoys early movie releases, creatively driven student body at Savannah College of Art and Design

David Situ, Reporter
April 19, 2017 • 299 views
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Elinor Hilton, ‘16, attends the  Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia. She plans on majoring in fashion marketing and management, though she may switch to fashion design. Q: What classes are you taking? A: I am currently taking 3-D Design, CMPA (Computer Arts)...

FRESHMAN FOCUS: Sydney Michel falls in love with sorority life, sports culture, support from Duck alumni at University of Oregon

FRESHMAN FOCUS: Sydney Michel falls in love with sorority life, sports culture, support from Duck alumni at University of Oregon

Garrett Shonkwiler, Reporter
April 16, 2017 • 1,109 views
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Sydney Michel, ‘16, attends the University of Oregon in Eugene. She is majoring in human physiology. Q: Why did you choose the University of Oregon? A: I wanted to have that big school feel. Growing up in a nurturing environment like Country Day was amazing, but I was ready for a change. Also, you can...

Campus ‘Indy’ reveals the shady world of a dedicated hat lover after a decade under the brim

Campus ‘Indy’ reveals the shady world of a dedicated hat lover after a decade under the brim

Marigot Fackenthal, Print Editor-in-Chief
April 15, 2017 • 131 views
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You’ve seen him around campus. He’s tall. He has long hair. He rides a motorbike. He wears hoodies. And a hat. The hat is the main thing. In fact, I could have just mentioned the hat. That’s right - I’m talking about Eivind Sommerhaug, the sophomore often referred to as “Indiana Jones.” Although most are aware of “The Hat,...

Q&A: Grant Lyon, ’02, headlines at Punch Line Sacramento while on comedy tour

Q&A: Grant Lyon, ’02, headlines at Punch Line Sacramento while on comedy tour

Héloïse Schep, Reporter
April 13, 2017 • 139 views
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Grant Lyon, ‘02, (son of Sandy Lyon, head of the middle school) is an actor and stand-up comedian. He has appeared in ads for Cici’s Pizza, AT&T and Johnsonville Sausages and does stand-up comedy tours around the country. Lyon performed as a headliner at the Punch Line Sacramento, a comedy bar, on April 2. Q: W...

At SCDS not everyone with bad handwriting is a student!

At SCDS not everyone with bad handwriting is a student!

Héloïse Schep, Reporter
April 11, 2017 • 141 views
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Sophomore Chardonnay Needler has frequently been told by her mother that she has bad handwriting and that it would get her in trouble during tests in the future. “I’ve always dismissed that fact because my teachers could read my handwriting and because, in my opinion, it was the teachers’ job to decipher wh...

Looking for summer camps, programs dedicated music, Russian or democracy? Try this flowchart

Looking for summer camps, programs dedicated music, Russian or democracy? Try this flowchart

Allison Zhang, Page Editor
April 10, 2017 • 164 views
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Go to ISUU on the home page in the bottom right-hand corner for a higher quality image.  —By Allison Zhang    ...

FRESHMAN FOCUS: Jake Sands ventures into the Hell Hole at UC Santa Cruz (video included)

FRESHMAN FOCUS: Jake Sands ventures into the Hell Hole at UC Santa Cruz (video included)

Allison Zhang, Reporter
April 7, 2017 • 131 views
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Jake Sands, ‘16, has just finished his second quarter at University of California, Santa Cruz. He is planning on majoring in electrical engineering. Q: What classes are you taking? A: Multivariable calculus, a Physics 5 series, and next quarter I’ll be doing linear algebra. Q: What...

Q&A: Japanese speech on family’s immigration earns junior second place in Sakura Gakuen Contest

Q&A: Japanese speech on family’s immigration earns junior second place in Sakura Gakuen Contest

Emma Boersma, Reporter
April 6, 2017 • 126 views
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Junior Ulises Barajas competed in the Sakura Gakuen Speech Contest and placed second, on March 18. The contest was organized by Sakura Gakuen, Barajas’s Japanese school at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento. Q: What was your speech about? A: Most people wrote their speech about themselves - describing their hobbies, why they ...

Strange sophomore styles: Students prefer high heels, Mary Janes, scaling shoes

Strange sophomore styles: Students prefer high heels, Mary Janes, scaling shoes

Héloïse Schep, Reporter
April 4, 2017 • 155 views
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Monique Lonergan: “I wear high heels to school because I am rather short and they help me feel taller. I also wear them because I have to go to auditions or interviews after school that require me to wear high heels, and occasionally because they just look nice with an outfit. “It doesn’t hi...

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