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Bridge Building

Matt Benowitz and Milo Spearman test their bridge.

By Jordan Guillory, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017

"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...

SDA Sophomore Moving on to Jimmy Awards

SDA Sophomore Moving on to Jimmy Awards

June 2, 2017

Jillian Strattman, sophomore, won Best Actress at the Ben Vereen musical theater awards last Saturday; she will move on to the national awards in New York known as the Jimmy’s. In an interview, Strattman talked about her studies of musical theater, her experience at the Ben Vereens and what she most...

Math Teacher Wins Crystal Apple Award

Math Teacher Wins Crystal Apple Award

By Yarisette Sequeira, Business Manager

June 2, 2017

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...

“Better Call Saul” Season Three Review

By Luke Oldham, Staff Writer

June 1, 2017

The past few weeks have been great for “Better Call Saul.” The AMC spin-off of the critically acclaimed “Breaking Bad” is coming into its own as a great stand-alone show. Season three has been action-packed with intense drama highlighting every episode. Since Season three has started, tensions...

Scholarships and Awards Announced at SDA “Academy Awards”

Senior Gabriela Navarro receives a scholarship award.

By Madison Vance, Staff Writer

May 31, 2017

Honoring the accomplishments of SDA seniors and some select juniors for academic achievements and scholarship recognition, the “Academy Awards” came to campus with blue and silver balloons and a red carpet last Thursday. According to Assistant Principal Brieahna Weatherford as she opened the event,...

Theater Finalists Compete to Move on to Jimmy Awards

May 31, 2017

Nominated for the title of best musical, the cast of SDA’s “The Addams Family” was welcomed to join the top high school musical programs from throughout San Diego County at the Ben Vereen awards Saturday at the Balboa Theater. Additionally, junior Jenna Steinberg (Morticia) and sophomore Jillian...

Exhibition Day Brings Food and Fun

Freshman Mikayla Navatta blows glitter during Exhibition Day.

By Joice He, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017

SDA students browsed through the entire campus looking at the different talents that students were showcasing throughout the day. There were a variety of booths, ranging from nail art to horchata and nachos. Due to the ongoing construction, most of the booths were located in front of the PAC, library,...

Homeroom Olympics Standings 5/26

Homeroom Olympics Standings 5/26

By Kate Sequeira, Online Editor

May 26, 2017

After the Homeroom Olympics’ event Synchronized Swimming Without Water, Spanish teacher Angela Vasquez-Herrera’s homeroom took first place with 3,600 points. Japanese teacher Rie Tsuboi’s homeroom is in second place with 3,450 points and theater teacher Stephanie Siers is in third place with 3,275...

Band Takes New Spin on Spring Concert

Band Takes New Spin on Spring Concert

By Kate Sequeira, Online Editor

May 25, 2017

Band students performed in The Spring Concert and Awards Night Wednesday, combining music pieces with animation. Band teacher Jeremy Wuertz also handed out awards to students throughout the event, honoring those who had done exceptionally well in band and had improved throughout the year. Both Wind...