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The Forge

Basketball Season Preview

With all of the Fall sports coming to an end, a whole new set of winter sports is being introduced, including a Don’s favorite, basketball,…

Football Season Overview

This season, the Dons football program had an all around great season, and the streak continued into the playoffs. The team clearly began the season…

Boys Waterpolo

This season, the boys water polo team made an impressive push to win the Division three CIF championship beating Northwood High School in the semifinals…

Artist of The Month: David Imperioli

This issue’s Artist of The Month is talented musician and Santa Barbara High School senior, David Imperioli. Imperioli was recently offered a spot in the…

GSA Bathroom Response

By Kason Searcy and GSA When it comes to the transgender community, the topic of bathrooms is a topic that comes up in everyday life,…

The Problem With Pep

In Nirvana’s iconic music video for their hit, “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” the legendary alternative-rock band plays, in a cynical reflection of “school spirit,” inside…

How The Pledge Divides Us

As ASB President Miller Brichan’s voice blares over the PA system, students prepare for the strangest fifteen seconds of their day: “Please rise for the…

Cross Country Overview

With the start of the new school year, there is a wide array of fall sports including one of the most difficult sports one can…

Lovely War Book Review

The Lovely War, by Julie Berry, is a historical-fiction novel that follows the stories of four characters in WWI. The book interlaces thrilling romance with…

Club Rush

Club Rush once again, proved to be a successful event for the Dons. Held in the quad, Club Rush brought together all of the organized…

It Chapter Two Review

In 2017, the movie, “It”, based on the Stephen King novel written in 1986, hit the big screens. The movie was an immediate hit, as…

Columbus Was No Hero

America has a dark history of racism and oppression lurking in its shadows. Time and time again, America has tried to ignore this ominous shadow,…

MAD Reconstruction

The MAD academy has a new director, Brett Griffith. Many students along with myself were curious to know how the academy will change with Dan…

The Amazon is on Fire

The “Lungs of the Earth” are on fire, and smoke can be seen from space. The Amazon rainforest, located in Brazil and on the border…