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Golf? How does this game work

Golf? How does this game work

Story by Mackenzie Moe and Drew Atkins
June 13, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Sports, Top Stories

If you read our first piece in The Pony, Makenzie and I had no idea about each other’s sports. Though she doesn’t understand volleyball, and I will never understand basketball, we have one thing in common. We don’t get golf. So below are our humble attempts at looking like normal-sports-obsessed...

ILPs are Cool

ILPs are Cool

Story by Alexandra Joelson, Staff Writer
June 8, 2017
Filed under Opinions

English 10 Honors Independent Learning Projects are truly a special experience where students can for the first time actually pick their topic for a project. The research projects  are a way for students to explore  their hobbies, passions or even possible career choices. Kerri Leonard, English...

Keep it Country

Keep it Country

Story by Amelia Kaiser, Staff Writer
June 8, 2017
Filed under Opinions

“Country music is boring and all the same,” a student said. In general, it seems the main belief at SDA is that country music is bad. The strangest thing is that most students who  were asked why they didn’t like country music simply did not know. Is there a natural westernized prejudice against ...

Keep it Country

Story by Amelia Kaiser, Staff Writer
June 5, 2017
Filed under Opinions

“Country music is boring and all the same,” a student said. In general, it seems the main belief at SDA is that country music is bad. The strangest thing is that most students that were asked why they didn’t like country music simply did not know. Is there a westernized predisposition to count...

The Sad Truth of Character Assassination

Story by Tate Oien, Staff Writer
June 5, 2017
Filed under Opinions

If you have turned on the TV recently, you’ve probably heard about the Trump-Russia scandal. The FBI has been investigating Donald Trump and the Trump campaign for illegal ties with the Russian government. The investigation, which has been ongoing for some time, has uncovered some disturbing facts...

Culture declining

Story by Che Baniadam, Staff Writer
June 2, 2017
Filed under Opinions

People at SDA have had the freedom to wear whatever they choose since the school became an academy in 1996. This has been an important part of the school’s culture. In the past few years the school has stopped the lottery system and let every kid in. This overflow of students has not allowed enough...

Ginger Shots: They’re healthy.

Ginger Shots: They’re healthy.

Story by Citlally Contreras, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Who wouldn’t want to start off their mornings drinking shots? Shots of ginger that is. Now, according to ancient Ayurvedic medicine, ginger is marked a “natural medicine chest”-- now that already seems pretty intense. Ginger shots have become more popular based on their safe, organic properties...

First Person Account of SDUHSD College Fair

April 25, 2017
Filed under Opinions

I arrive at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Monday at 6:25 p.m., five minutes before the sixth annual College Fair starts. A student volunteer hands me a blue reusable grocery bag for my fliers, which I gratefully accept. There’s a huge crowd of people waiting outside O’Brien hall and at first I panic,...

A Common Stream

A Common Stream

Story by Austin Dilley, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

The destruction of senior court was for some a melancholy signal of the ushering in of a new generation of the Academy and for others it was just another cog on the wheel of time, an inevitable inconvenience of success and modernization. However, for senior Kelly Luong, a current member of the art leadership...

How To Post a Perfect Profile on an Admitted Students Facebook Page

How To Post a Perfect Profile on an Admitted Students Facebook Page

Story by Megan Levan, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Circus Animal Fun, Top Stories

It’s that time of year again. Just when senioritis has hit an all time high (like sweatpants, halitosis level state of uncaring), seniors must turn the tables and dress to impress their friends-to-be on social media. Whether you’re searching for a study buddy at Berkeley or becoming bros with...

Students Recall April Fools’ Day Pranks

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Assistant Opinion Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Opinions

When I was about 5 years old, I tried to prank my parents for April Fools’. I told them their shoes were untied (I know, pretty innovative), and they naturally pretended to fall for it. While at the time I felt quite accomplished, I now realize that I am a total failure at pulling a good, harmless...

Wheatgrass: It’s Good

Wheatgrass: It’s Good

Story by Citlally Contreras, Staff Writer
March 15, 2017
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Wheatgrass gets a bad rap. To some it seems like a crazy green juice only health fanatics and yogis drink. However, it’s time that more people know about its benefits for them and their body. This drink is healthy, tastes great, and replenishes the body. According to, “Sprout for the Love of...

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