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3D Modeling: A New Approach to Art

This photo is actually a 3d render. Unfortunately this house does not exist but by learning how to 3d model you can create rooms like this too!

By Ria Chockalingam, Staff Writer

September 26, 2020

Generally, when we think of art, traditional mediums like painting, theater, and writing come to mind. However, there is another dynamic realm of art that goes largely unnoticed, especially among teenage artists. Over the past few decades, computer-generated 3D art has substantially evolved: from blo...

Campus is now sprinkled with new sculptures

Student-made sculptures are scattered throughout campus.

By Benjamin Deák, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

For a long time, the arts have been an important part of the culture of San Dieguito Academy. One needs only to take a walk through campus to understand how the murals and artistic pieces scattered about contribute to SDA’s unique environment. Zach Ramirez, AP Studio Art and Sculpture teacher wants to maint...

Artwork is reigning around the campus

This superhydrophobic art piece is done by the weight training room.

By Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

It’s a rainy midday on a Thursday at San Dieguito Academy, and walking to class, you find what seems to be a depiction of Spongebob, Patrick, and Squidward’s house near the PAC. These were no accidents, but a rain-activated art project by the students in the Drawing and Design class taught by Zachary...

Chalked Spots, Another Year Down

Josie Lieber's chalked spot featuring a seagull from

By Taina Millsap, Staff Writer

September 5, 2017

It’s senior year for many students at SDA and as always, they rushed to campus before school started, to make sure they reserved and chalked their ‘parking’ spot for the upcoming year. The day has been a tradition many underclassmen have looked forward to throughout high school and now the class...

Encinitas Arts Festival

Art fest

By Chelsea Kanzler, Staff Writer

March 27, 2014

Countless students swarmed the face painting booth, while simultaneously stating in awe at the costumed performers on stilts who walked synchronized to music across the stage. SDA hosted the Encinitas Arts Festival which was brimming with excitement and creativity on Sunday, March 23. The festival,...

Writer’s Block Slam


By Madeleine Karydes, Staff Writer

March 25, 2014

A creative crowd of students and teachers wandered into the library Thursday for an evening of poetry and performance put on by the Writer’s Block Club. Led by seniors Kendra Brust and Chelsea Kanzler, the slam kicked off at 6 p.m. after the enthusiastic attendees settled into their seats. “I...

Steel Magnolias Review

Steel Magnolias Review

By Joseph Swit, Staff Writer

March 13, 2014

Keeping audiences entertained and amused throughout a production is hard enough nowadays in any theatre, but doing so while exploring the sensitive issues of illness and familial bonds requires walking a tricky theatrical tightrope. That’s what makes “Steel Magnolias” standout even more. The play...

Cabaret Night 2014

cabaret Night

By Katie McPherson, Features Editor

February 27, 2014

Over 250 people gathered at the PAC for Cabaret Night on Feb. 22. The fundraiser was put on by both the music and theatre departments and showcased the students’ collective talents with acting, singing, and musical performances. “We are still tallying the proceeds from the event,” said band...

Intrepid Shakespeare: Macbeth


By Joseph Swit, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014

According to an age-old superstition the name of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Macbeth” is believed to be cursed. Actors often avoid saying the title, instead using “The Scottish Play.”  Urban legends aside, the Intrepid Shakespeare Company showed no such fear as they put on a fabulous production...

The Ash Girl


By Gabby Catalano, Arts Editor

January 13, 2014

The third period Drama Production class delivered a sinister twist to the “Cinderella” fairytale in the play “The Ash Girl” by Timberlake Wertenbaker last week. The play follows the traditional story while adding dark humor, eccentric costumes, modern-day sound effects, and a Tim Burton-style. ...