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Staying motivated while working from home

Getting work done from home needs a positive attitude and a clean workspace.

By Rithika Vighne, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

If you’re anything like me, you’re all too familiar with the scene of sitting down at your laptop to do your homework and quickly becoming swept away by Instagram notifications, that one video YouTube has been suggesting to you for weeks, a recipe for soft pretzels (who ever is finding yeast thes...

Thunderbirds honor frontline COVID-19 respondents with SoCal flyover

The Thunderbirds flight path today.

By Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

Six Air Force Thunderbirds soared through the Southern California skies to honor frontline COVID-19 respondents on May 15 at noon. “I thought this event was such an amazing way to salute the first responders and bring the community together. My dad sent me a video and I saw people outside of their hou...

Parks and Recreation special addresses current issues

Parks and Recreation has been popular for years.

By Emily Broyles, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

So if you haven’t heard of it, Parks and Recreation is a great show. You can watch all 7 seasons on Netflix and Hulu. The show came out in 2015 and has grown in popularity over the years. Recently, on May 1, a new special was released on Youtube.  The cast came together virtually to make this episode. This epis...

New survey administers how students are learning from home

The SDUHSD survey asked students to answer how they feel about online schooling.

By Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

San Dieguito Union High School District released a Learning from Home survey on May 13 in hopes to assess the current nature of students’ connectedness and how to best support schools now and in the future.  The questions encompass topics from routines, distance learning, relationships, and social and...

Interactive Specials: The Future of Entertainment

Netflix provides a interactive specials through a wide range of genres.

By Juan Aragon, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

Make a decision: get married or rescue the girls held hostage in a bunker. This is one of the many choices you have to make while playing Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs The Reverend. The witty Netflix comedy show returned for an interactive special starring Ellie Kemper as the lea...

Test-optional universities leave some students relieved and others disappointed

The decision of many universities to become test optional for the Class of 2021 satisfies some students and disappoints others.

By Madelyn Sequeira, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

Standardized testing has played a major role in a student's journey to college for many years. However, now that the spring testing dates for the SAT and ACT have been cancelled due to the coronavirus, dozens of colleges across the nation have announced their decisions to go test-optional for the Cla...

An Open Thank You Note to Teachers

SDA admin recognizes SDA teachers virtually.

By Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

May 9, 2020

Associated Student Body (ASB) at San Dieguito Academy posted kind thank you notes to San Dieguito Academy teachers on @sdastudentlife Instagram for Teacher Appreciation Week from May 4-8.  All notes were individualized for each teacher from their ASB student buddy or an anonymous student who wante...

San Diego begins reopening beaches: all you need to know

San Diego beaches have began to open up-- with restrictions.

By Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer

May 9, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many beaches were closed to prevent the spread of the pandemic. Access to specific beaches in San Diego went into effect at sunrise on Monday, April 27th. Many more beaches county-wide will continue to reopen, but here’s a list of all the ones currently available to ...

Encinitas beaches are alight

Biolumonescent waves in Encinitas.

By Kylie Schwartz, Features Editor

May 5, 2020

Impossibly bright, fluorescent blue waves have been crashing against beaches across San Diego County over the past few weeks. You may have seen this phenomenon on video or in photos and simply wrote it off as some kind of “camera trick”, but incredibly, this occurrence is completely natural. This ...

Easy AP-Flour Sourdough Starter

A successful sourdough starter.

By Jenna Wilson-Levin, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

With baking on the rise, yeast has become a hot commodity. Both flour and yeast have become scarce, but flour has restocked at grocery stores at a higher rate than yeast. The reason behind this is that manufacturing yeast is a longer and more difficult process compared to manufacturing flour as yeast...