Lady Dragons flourish, boys fight back

Lady Dragons flourish, boys fight back By Mackenzie Albrecht and Ciara Smith   Basketball fever has spread through the halls of SVHS this season and in return the girls’ basketball team has been producing win after win for the enthusiastic crowds. The Lady Dragons’ basketball team started off their season with a strong 10-4 preseason…

The Advisory Debate: Pros and Cons

The Advisory Debate: Pros and Cons by Morgan Viale and Roberto Diaz   The Pros  Advisory was brought back last year mainly to assist seniors with Senior Project. Created in order to better organize Senior Project, it has made a difference in turn-in rates compared to prior years. The class is held close to once…

Deciding the blame for police brutality

Deciding the blame for police brutality By Ryan Wilbanks, Lena Mallett, and Alex Epstein   Police officers have become the center of national public attention following the shootings of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and other unarmed young African- American males. Protests from large communities have been sparked by police involved shootings to increase awareness of police…

Film reviews: Views on Government

Film reviews by Caleb Horowitz Views on Government The Interview The Interview, Hollywood’s most controversial film as of late, is a satisfying piece of comedy which, while often tasteless and crude, stays true to its satirical and silly origin. Directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, The Interview centers around famed talk show host Dave…

Attack on the free press

Attack on the free press By Jacob Little   The murders of twelve Charlie Hebdo writers and cartoonists was a monumental tragedy. For writers across the world, the event left a bone chilling realization that a man with a gun can kill those with whom he disagrees. The universally condemned killings came hand in hand with…

CVS Kicks Tobacco and Smoking

CVS Kicks Tobacco and Smoking By Morgan Viale     “Health before wealth” is the motto of CVS-Health, who has taken the risk of going down 2 billion in revenue to be the first major drugstore to not sell tobacco products. The decision leaves millions of customers to find another way to get their hands on…

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Max Houghton and Reagen Headly take center stage at a "Guys and Dolls" dress rehearsal.

‘Guys and Dolls’ makes its way to SVHS

‘Guys and Dolls’ makes its way to SVHS By Brianna Lehane and Maddie Cashel Complete with slicked-back hair and swing skirts, boys and girls will transform into guys and dolls for their upcoming performance. “Guys and Dolls” is a fast-paced musical set in 1950s New York following the life of high-roller Sky Masterson (played by…

School improvements placed

School improvements placed By Maddie Cashel     The new year has brought a wave of improvements to SVHS. A handful of areas on campus have been upgraded, and more renovations are on their way. Band students were upbeat to see the tattered 1970s carpeting gone in the music room, while video students settled into new…

New school laws

New school laws   By Alex Epstein and Lena Mallett     Many teens at SVHS may not be aware that California has been swept by new laws that could potentially affect them in their everyday lives. The latest laws are set to take effect in the beginning of this year. Students Protected on Social Media This…