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Learning from Home Survey Results

The learning from home survey was sent out to all schools in the SDUHSD district

By Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

San Dieguito Academy released a Learning from Home survey from May 13 to 20 during the seventh week of distance learning. This was developed by California School Climate, Health and Learning Surveys in partnership with the California Department of Education. Here are the following results from the survey:   ...

How to Stay Creative during Quarantine

Creativity comes in all sorts of mediums such as theater, photography, and music

By Olive Wheadon, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

As we have now faced months of solitude, there has been a new time and space for creation, replacing the hours with friends, extracurriculars, and basically almost every activity SDA students indulge in before quarantine. Yes, this quarantine is a burden and overall unfortunate, yet there is something about it...

The Comforts of Childhood Cartoons

Spongebob, a childhood staple for every early 2000’s kid

By Olivia Lyons, Business Manager

May 28, 2020

Now, it may just be me, but I have been feeling pretty stressed out lately. Maybe it’s the pandemic, maybe it's the AP tests handing over my head (good luck to everyone who needs it), or maybe it is being around my family 24/7. I don’t know, probably a combination of the three. But, the good new...

The Genius Of Pearl Jam’s “Do The Evolution”

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By Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

The ’90s was the era of music videos. With MTV as dominant as ever, and the alternative boom in full swing, artists often went out of their way to make music videos as over the top, creative, and elaborate as possible. So, when the question of what was the best music video of that era comes up, a lot ...

Coronavirus and professional sports

The NFL, NBA, and MLB are all being affected by Covid-19.

By Matthew Schwartz, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

When coronavirus reached the United States early this spring, life as we once knew it quickly came to a complete halt. Businesses were closed and the majority of the population was told to stay home, all in the effort to slow the destructive path of the virus. Due to the unforeseen restrictions imposed...

Eight Beautiful Coming of Age Movies that Correctly Portray Adolescence

Spirited Away is a great coming of age movie.

By Gwen Nowlan, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

Spirited Away Spirited Away is a masterpiece, as are most of Miyazaki's movies. Miyazaki often focuses on a young woman's potential to be independent and strong. Spirited Away is a beautiful rendition of this theme. Chihiro, a young girl, must navigate the spirit world in order to save her parents. In the ...

Where’s The Other Half?

When Ellie, her father, and Paul enjoy dinner together, how can you not enjoy it as well?

By Lindsey Hollandsworth, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

Yes, I’m back for yet another romantic comedy, but I’ll happily oblige. The newest addition to Netflix, The Half Of It, depicts the lives of Ellie Chu and her father in a small fictional Washington town called Squahamish. Ellie is a high school senior who earns money by writing her classmates’ es...

Everything SDA students need to know about the temporary grading policy for fourth quarter

SDUHSD has updated their grading policy for this quarter.

By Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

The San Dieguito Union High School District officially voted to modify its grading policy at the board meeting on May 21, 2020. Here’s everything you need to know about the decision.    High school students have the autonomy to choose between credit/no credit or a letter grade  Students ca...

Never Have I Ever review

Never Have I Ever is out on Netflix

By Ella Murray, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Netflix recently released season one of it’s new series, Never Have I Ever. The story follows highschool sophomore Devi Vishwakumar and her friends, Fabiola and Elanor. At the beginning of the season, Devi puts together a plan for her and her friends to become more popular. The first step: get boyfriends....

SDUHSD Hybrid Grading Policy Decision Faces Uncertainty

SDUHSD holds a special virtual board meeting over Zoom to discuss new changes to the grading policy.

By Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

After many complaints and protests from community members, San Dieguito Union High School District announced that students will have a choice between a letter grade or a credit/ no credit grading policy for the fourth quarter. Superintendent Robert Haley sent out a letter on May 15 with the following message: ...