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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...

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...

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...

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...

“Wonder Woman” Review

“Wonder Woman” Review

Story by Leah Haverkamp, Staff Writer
June 8, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Reviews, Top Stories

In the recent flood of superhero movies, several have managed to be quite good — but “Wonder Woman” ranks as one of the few great ones. “Wonder Woman” is based on the story of Diana, who, was a princess on the sheltered, island of the Amazons where only badass, beautiful women live. When...

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...

Dead men tell no tales… except this one.

Dead men tell no tales… except this one.

Story by Joe Whitlam, Staff Writer
June 8, 2017
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Johnny Depp is back again as the lovable, goofy, drunk pirate Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” This time Jack faces off with the ghost of a Spanish pirate-killing Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem. He battles Salazar with Henry Turner an...

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...

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