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SDA Competes in Science Olympiad

SDA Competes in Science Olympiad

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Assistant Opinion Editor
February 24
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Following months of hard work and preparation, about 17 SDA students competed in the San Diego Regional Olympiad Competition held on Feb. 17 at University City High School. When students arrived at the event, they were met with a crowd of science enthusiasts. “You walk into University City High...

Senior Out Preview

Story by Vicky van der Wagt, Sports Editor
February 24
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Some 260 seniors, the largest number in SDA history, have bought their Senior Out tickets, which begins March 2 and ends on March 10. “It’s the most students we’ve ever had participating,” said ASB advisor Rod Keillor. Senior out is basically a giant game of tag. The participants are each...

Mindfulness, Time Capsules, and More at the Forum

Mindfulness, Time Capsules, and More at the Forum

Story by Kieran Zimmer, Features Editor
February 24
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At today’s Forum, students and administration gathered in room 60 to discuss coming events such as the importance of and activities planned for CAASPP testing, as well as the planned time capsule for the soon-to-be-finished buildings, and mindfulness inside and outside of school. The discussion,...

Back to School: Parents’ Edition

Back to School: Parents’ Edition

Story by Taylor Rudman, Staff Writer
February 23
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Everything is spotless. English teacher Lily Bolig’s desks have been pushed into symmetry, the window sills have been cleared of their typical smattering of books and students. The windows themselves smell faintly of lemons. She is ready. The restrooms’ cream-colored tiles sparkle. Every stall...

SDA Seniors Place Top Eight in Large Speech and Debate Tournament

Story by Mary Ford, Arts Editor
February 22
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With a flight booked home from Berkeley early Monday afternoon, the expectations of seniors Katie and Eric Wimsatt to qualify for the final rounds of the 2017 Cal High School Speech and Debate Tournament were few. However, the Wimsatts reached the quarterfinals stage at the Cal Invitational this...

Homeroom Olympic Standings 2/21

Homeroom Olympic Standings 2/21

Story by Kate Sequeira
February 22
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The end of the dodge ball tournament placed teacher Stephanie Siers' homeroom in first place. Teacher Angela Herrera's homeroom made its way up to second place after a strong win at the dodge ball finals last week, leaving teacher Kevin Witt's homeroom in third. The next event is the Chalk Art Rules,...

A Day in the Life of Writing Tutor Laura Alguire

A Day in the Life of Writing Tutor Laura Alguire

Story by Sonia Rathee, Staff Writer
February 16
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Writing lab tutor Laura Alguire’s daily routine starts off by checking her calendar and emails. Every day is different for Alguire because on Mondays and Thursdays she works at Park Dale Lane Elementary school and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday she is at SDA helping students with their school assignments....

SDA Graduate Emily Ratajkowski Defends Melania Trump

SDA Graduate Emily Ratajkowski Defends Melania Trump

Story by Olivia Olander, News Editor
February 16
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SDA alumna, activist and supermodel Emily Ratajkowski called out a New York Times reporter via Twitter on Monday for “slut shaming” First Lady Melania Trump. Ratajkowski described an exchange wherein the Times reporter, now identified as features writer Jacob Bernstein, called Trump a “hooker.” Sat next ...

NHS Hosts Food and Clothing Drive

Story by Sophie Hughes, Assistant Online Editor
February 16
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The San Dieguito Academy National Honor Society (NHS) began their food and clothing drive this week. Student members visited homerooms to announce the drive and give some information about it, as well as left boxes and bags to hold donated items. The drive will end next week on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Senior...

It Is Just “Humans Talking to Humans” at Making the Choice Night

It Is Just “Humans Talking to Humans” at Making the Choice Night

Story by Ryan Cohen and Taylor Gates
February 16
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As the lights shined through the dense fog, San Dieguito Academy held an Information Night that brought in roughly 1000 incoming freshmen on Feb. 9.  The presentations were initially geared toward recruiting students, but they also became a time to reflect on how this community sees itself, and...

Homeroom Olympics Contestants Dance the Day Away

Homeroom Olympics Contestants Dance the Day Away

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Assistant Opinion Editor
February 14
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Students wandered into the gym dressed in wedding gowns, sparkly vests, and other matching costumes for a Homeroom Olympics Event titled The Giant Dance Party today after first period. Despite everyone’s strong and artistic efforts, the dancers from Spanish teacher Angela Vasquez-Herrera’s...

Record Number of Students at Formal

Record Number of Students at Formal

February 15
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Nearly a thousand students attended formal last Saturday at the San Diego Port Pavilion. According to ASB teacher Rod Keillor, this was the most people they’ve ever had attend a winter formal dance at SDA before. Like past winter formals, there was a regular DJ and dance floor along with photo...

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