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SDA Talent Shines at the Talent Show

SDA Talent Shines at the Talent Show

Story by Erin Maxwell, Assistant Features Editor
March 24
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Some of SDA’s most gifted musicians and dancers performed in SDA’s talent show Wednesday. The Masters of Ceremony, juniors Gibran Mustafa and Josh Lim, led the audience through the 11 acts, which included piano playing, singing, hula dancing, and beatboxing. The show was packed with the audience...

Family Forum Hosts Mindfulness Session

Family Forum Hosts Mindfulness Session

Story by Megan Levan, Staff Writer
March 24
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A relaxing atmosphere welcomed parents, students, and community members into the learning commons as they signed in to the mindfulness workshop last Wednesday evening. The library had been completely zenned out—cleared of all of its tables, with circles of chairs filling the room and colorful balloons...

Mustang Minds Plays Last Match of the Season

Mustang Minds Plays Last Match of the Season

Story by Linnea Leidy, Opinion Editor
March 24
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San Dieguito Academy’s Mustang Minds team competed in their final match of the season last night against La Costa Canyon High School. Freshmen and junior varsity teams beat LCC 74-29 and 80-54 and varsity lost 65-72. Junior varsity will continue on to playoffs. Team members elected to dress as a...

Registrar Named San Diego County Classified Employee of the Year

Registrar Named San Diego County Classified Employee of the Year

Story by Olivia Olander, News Editor
March 24
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SDA Registrar Bridget Sabin was named Classified Employee of the Year for all of San Diego County this month. Sabin, who has been working in the district for 20 years, is the first classified employee in SDA’s history to win the award at the county level. She was nominated by Assistant Principal...

The New Kid at School

The New Kid at School

Story by Wyley Sharp, Staff Writer
March 24
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“I have three dogs, they’re all Yorkies, and they’re kind of like my kids. Right when I get off work, I’m gonna go tend to them cause I know they’re missing me. Their names are Allie, Rudy, and Boomer.” That’s not something you’d normally hear from a security guard, but Anthony Valencia...

No Lottery for SDA

No Lottery for SDA

Story by Erin Maxwell, Assistant Features Editor
March 24
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All the eighth graders who have applied to SDA and the three other district high schools will be let in without a lottery, the San Dieguito Union High School District announced last week. District policy holds that there will only be a lottery if the number of prospective students is larger than the...

Students Meditate for Homeroom Olympics

Students Meditate for Homeroom Olympics

Story by Layla Gantus, Staff Writer
March 23
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A meditation session in front of the PAC Tuesday kicked off the wellness sessions hosted by the homerooms for Homeroom Olympics. This session was led by history teacher Kelly Hawkins’ homeroom who decided to use meditation to help students de-stress. Sophomore Lauren McCormick led the meditation...

SDA Junior Awarded Migrant Education Student of the Year

Story by Patrick Hall, Photo Editor
March 20
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Junior Alex Torres is the recent recipient of the Migrant Education Student of the Year award in the state of California, given in recognition of his educational achievements. Born in Chiapas, Mexico, Torres moved to San Diego when he was seven-months-old and has stayed here for nearly his entire...

Stressed? Check out the Mindfulness Family Forum

Stressed? Check out the Mindfulness Family Forum

Story by Shayna Glazer, Staff Writer
March 17
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Shayna Glazer “I’m taking four APs and constantly have hours of homework with the stress of getting all As. Sleep deprivation utterly annihilates my mental health constantly...,” said Dace Sandison, junior at San Dieguito Academy. “I am currently stressed about school because I can’t...

Co-Founder of Tortus Visits SDA

Co-Founder of Tortus Visits SDA

Story by Hannah Elias, Staff Writer
March 16
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Eric Landon of Tortus, a ceramics studio in Copenhagen, came to SDA’s campus today and did a series of demonstrations on the wheel and talked about how he became a freelance artist. Throughout the few hours that Landon sat at the wheel, around 80 students observed as he explained techniques and skills...

Junior Holds Book Drive for Children in Kenya

Junior Holds Book Drive for Children in Kenya

Story by Madison Vance, Staff Writer
March 13
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Junior Kara Sagunsky has organized a book drive on campus for the local non-profit organization in Carlsbad called Kids for Peace. Sagunsky said, “I’m collecting books for the kindergarten through second grade school they have in Kenya, Africa that the organization built last summer. It’s called...

Chalk Art Competition Decorates SDA

Story by Anna Griffen, Staff Writer
March 8
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Nineteen homerooms participated in the Homeroom Olympics chalk art competition on March 7. Kerri Leonard’s homeroom won first place for artistic merit with their piece “Girl with Pearl Earrings” and Stephanie Siers’ homeroom won first place for creative expression with their piece “Salvatore...

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