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Hooray for SDA Day!

Hooray for SDA Day!

Story by Taylor Rudman, Staff Writer
June 16, 2017
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SDA was honored with two awards – from the City of Encinitas and San Diego County – during  the Senior Farewell Assembly  Friday, June 9. Both proclamations declared June 9 as “San Dieguito High Academy Day.” The award from the City of Encinitas was given in honor of SDA’s first commencement...

Saying Goodbye

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Assistant Opinion Editor
June 13, 2017
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When I was a freshman in the music program, I was told that seeing the seniors leave was going to be progressively difficult as each year passed. This couldn’t be more true (Sorry, underclassman, I don’t mean to be depressing). In band, we have a farewell concert on the seniors’ last day of...

Vandals strike at (and near) SDA

Vandals strike at (and near) SDA

Story by Taylor Rudman and Simmone Stearn
June 13, 2017
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Gang signs and derogatory racial slurs were spray-painted on the gym and elsewhere on campus Friday night. It was discovered at SDA early Saturday morning by the janitorial staff. Similar vandalism was also found in surrounding areas in Encinitas. No suspects have been found, Assistant Principal Robert...

Homerooms Race for First in Homeroom Olympics Finale

Homerooms Race for First in Homeroom Olympics Finale

Story by Mary Ford, Arts Editor
June 9, 2017
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A Mario Kart themed race ran through campus at the last Homeroom Olympics event of the year today. In a tightly contested group race, teacher Angela Vazquez-Herrera’s homeroom took first place, leaving them at the top overall. The Homeroom Olympics committee named them the winner of the Homeroom Olympics...

Preview: Open Mic to Bring “Monsters Inc.” to SDA

Preview: Open Mic to Bring “Monsters Inc.” to SDA

Story by Rosaysela Alvarado, Staff Writer
June 6, 2017
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SDA will be having an open mic night on Wednesday June 7 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in front of the Performing Arts Center. It is called Open Mic (Wazowski) and has a "Monsters Inc." theme. During the event, there will be food and drinks for sale. Students are going to be sharing their own piece of writing...

Underclassmen Learn About the College Application Process

Story by Vicky van der Wagt, Sports Editor
June 5, 2017
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College Night, put on by National Honor Society, was held in the library on Tuesday. There was a panel of current seniors who each had a topic to talk about including the college admissions process and the application. There were many juniors and sophomores who attended. According to organizer and...

Would you panic if you met Panic at the Disco?

Would you panic if you met Panic at the Disco?

June 6, 2017
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Panic! at the Disco How does it feel to meet the people on your posters?  “If you meet your idols, don’t cry or you’ll look crazy,” Mackinsey Creagan, sophomore, said.  “ I didn’t cry and I’m proud of myself.” Creagan fought hard to meet the members of “Panic! at the Disco....

Bridge Building

Bridge Building

Story by Jordan Guillory, Staff Writer
June 5, 2017
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"Science classes don't teach real science. They usually teach you how to solve a problem using the tools the teachers have given you. That isn't real science; science is about answering questions that don't have answers and coming up with new ways to answer them," said Haidyn Estes, a junior in George...

Math Teacher Wins Crystal Apple Award

Math Teacher Wins Crystal Apple Award

Story by Yarisette Sequeira, Business Manager
June 2, 2017
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During the 24th annual Crystal Apple Awards, math teacher Jacqueline Parks was honored for excellence in teaching and recognized as an outstanding teacher in the San Dieguito Union High School District. The Crystal Apple Award was given by the Del Mar Stake Public Affairs Council of The Church of...

Scholarships and Awards Announced at SDA “Academy Awards”

Scholarships and Awards Announced at SDA “Academy Awards”

Story by Madison Vance, Staff Writer
May 31, 2017
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Honoring the accomplishments of SDA seniors and some select juniors for academic achievements and scholarship recognition, the “Academy Awards” came to campus with blue and silver balloons and a red carpet last Thursday. According to Assistant Principal Brieahna Weatherford as she opened the event,...

SDA undergoes metamorphosis for Exhibition Day

Story by Joice He, Staff Writer
May 30, 2017
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“SDA does a lot of things that most schools don’t do,” said teacher Jocelyn Broemmelsiek to her first period biology class. “Exhibition Day is one of those things.” Just as sports is to LCC and AP is to CCA, San Dieguito Academy is best known for its’ wide variety of arts courses, clubs,...

Exhibition Day Brings Food and Fun

Exhibition Day Brings Food and Fun

Story by Joice He, Staff Writer
May 30, 2017
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SDA students browsed through the entire campus looking at the different talents that students were showcasing throughout the day. There were a variety of booths, ranging from nail art to horchata and nachos. Due to the ongoing construction, most of the booths were located in front of the PAC, library,...

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