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September Forum: New school year, new discussions

The Forum held its first meeting virtually for this school year

By Jake Tabor and Delilah Campos

September 21, 2020

The first forum of the school year shared concerns of racial inequality, 2nd quarter, and more

A Champion of Equality has Passed: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (born 1933) unfortunately passed on Friday September 18th, 2020.

By Kylie Schwartz and Jenna Wilson-Levin

September 18, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday evening at age 87 due to complications related to pancreatic cancer. She passed surrounded by her family in her Washington, D.C. home. Her granddaughter stated that her last words were, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

Tick tock for TikTok (and WeChat): Trump Administration to ban the apps

Apps TikTok and WeChat to be removed from U.S. app stores on Monday at midnight EST

By Jenna Wilson-Levin and Sydney Randolph

September 18, 2020

The Trump Administration announced Friday morning that Chinese company ByteDance owned apps WeChat and TikTok will be banned from U.S. app stores beginning Sunday at 9 PM PST (Monday at 12 AM EST). Downloads of the two platforms will no longer be available if independent app stores comply and remove it...

A Tale of Two Parties

The Democratic Party and Republican Party emblems facing off in a duel.

By Jenna Wilson-Levin

September 18, 2020

For the first time in history, the Democratic National Convention and Republic National Convention were held virtually. Both drew huge audiences and featured many important figures in each party. With a mix of inspiring speeches and brilliant advertising in between segments, each party made their claim to ...

Avatar vs Teen Titans: The Better Anime-Inspired Powerhouse Cartoon of the 2000’s

By Matthew Hagan, Review Editor

September 16, 2020

I’ve spent the last summer, through the magic of streaming services, revisiting several shows I hadn’t watched for many years. One of the shows I revisited, as I imagine many other people did this summer, was “Avatar: The Last Airbender”. Breaking records to become one of Netflix’s most profita...

‘Actions are created now, not later’ regarding racism, Encinitas4Equality youth leaders insist on implementing race and equity education in SDUHSD

Students protest for San Dieguito to address racial inequalities in front of San Dieguito Academy on Aug. 14

By Taylor Lee and Ria Chockalingam

September 14, 2020

What began as nightly vigils and peaceful protests at the Cardiff Kook, Encinitas4Equality evolved into a nonprofit organization Encinitas4Equality to support Black residents and address systemic racism. The organization demands a long-term solution to address racism by educating, organizing, and m...

Where are you headed?: 2020 Interactive Senior Map

Where are you headed?: 2020 Interactive Senior Map

By Taylor Lee and Devlin Ott

June 12, 2020

Class of 2020, although our senior year may not have ended the way we imagined, one thing is clear, we are all going somewhere. Every year in our final issue we create a map of where all the senior class is going. This year we have a digital issue (which can be found on the archives page for 19-20!!)...

Opinion: This Is Not a Political Issue, This is a Human Rights Issue #BlackLivesMatter

The Kook was decorated with posters and photos to those lost to racial violence

By Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

“I can’t breathe.” These last haunting words of George Perry Floyd and Eric Garner —Black men who died in police custody—have been echoed by millions of Black Lives Matter protesters as they flood the streets in major cities across the globe. These protests are in response to the deaths...

Cancel The College Board

The College Board: SDA's favorite non-profit organization, but the 'non' is silent.

By Brenna Sullivan, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

AP exams: the biggest advantage or the biggest scam? The answer to that question depends entirely on our corporate overlord and best friend, The College Board. The College Board was established in 1900 with the purpose of regulating college admissions standards in the northeastern United States. The fi...

June Forum: Building Digital Communities, Distance Learning, and Future Plans

Students weigh in on how distance learning is working for them and what can be improved upon

By Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

June 1, 2020

The Forum wrapped up their last meeting for the school year. Along with administration members like Assistant Principal Katie Bendix and Celeste Barnette, Principal Adam Camacho, and Leslie Saldana from SDA Foundation, forty three other SDA teachers and students showed up to discuss current and futur...