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The Forge

A Decade in Cinema

New movements have been introduced, remakes have been made, drama has been rampont, and overall, the past decade has been a roller coaster in regards…

Are We Prepared?

If a disaster were to happen, the only capability we have as students is to be prepared for the worst. Disasters cannot be foreseen and…

Announcements End and Return, Unannounced

Once a daily tradition, the Announcements broadcast this year by ASB President Miller Brichan have finally returned for the first time in about a month.…

Veterans’ Day

Veterans’ Day, which originated as Armistice Day, is a holiday to celebrate the lives that have been devoted to keeping our country safe. It is…

Turkish Attack on Kurds

                                          10/31/19    The Kurds are a largely Sunni Muslim group located in the Kurdish region of the Middle East, populating mainly Turkey and Syria. The…

Senior Stress

Esmeralda Gonzalez Senior Stress We are again at that time of year in which seniors are filling out college applications and stressing over their admission…

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…