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SDA Competes in Science Olympiad

SDA Competes in Science Olympiad

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Assistant Opinion Editor
February 24
Filed under News, Top Stories

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...

Mindfulness, Time Capsules, and More at the Forum

Mindfulness, Time Capsules, and More at the Forum

Story by Kieran Zimmer, Features Editor
February 24
Filed under News, Top Stories

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,...

“The Walking Dead:” Episode 710 “New Best Friends”

“The Walking Dead:” Episode 710 “New Best Friends”

Story by Luke Oldham, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, The Walking Dead, Top Stories

In this week’s installment of “The Walking Dead,” we find out a little bit more about the people who captured Rick and his group in the last episode. Also, Daryl finds out Carol’s location, and the two longtime friends reunite in Carol’s quaint home outside of the Kingdom. In last week’s...

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...

A Guide to Pokémon Go Gen 2

A Guide to Pokémon Go Gen 2

Story by Austin Dilley, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

If you uninstalled Pokémon Go from your phone with most everyone else earlier this year there now might be a reason to reinstall. The company that created Pokémon Go, shocked the PoGo community with news that the release of the second generation of Pokémon would be actually be coming to the game....

Homeroom Olympic Standings 2/21

Homeroom Olympic Standings 2/21

Story by Kate Sequeira
February 22
Filed under News, Top Stories

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,...

Boo Hoo for Bow Wow Pageants

Boo Hoo for Bow Wow Pageants

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Assistant Opinion Editor
February 22
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

When I was little, I often visited my aunt who lives in Boston. At the time, she had two majestic, gentle and lovable collies. Like so many dogs, they were easily excited and eager to express themselves through ecstatic and sometimes longing barking that we humans find incomprehensible. One of the...

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 ...

Plants Growing out of New Campus Mural

Plants Growing out of New Campus Mural

Story by Julia Shapero, Managing Editor
February 16
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Senior Stephanie Beraud has never taken an art class here at SDA, but that has not impeded her artistic expression. Beraud’s most recent art piece, which she spent a semester on campus creating, was installed outside of the screen printing room two weeks ago. Beraud’s inspiration for the mural...

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
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

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...

Crack Shack: Good Food but Pricey

Crack Shack: Good Food but Pricey

Story by Layla Gantus, Staff Writer
February 16
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Top Stories

On Valentine’s Day, I went on a very romantic date (with my mother) to the newly opened Crack Shack in Encinitas. It is located by the in-n-out on Encinitas Blvd replacing Coco’s Bakery Restaurant. This is the second location for the store, the first being in downtown San Diego. The restaurant...

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