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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

A ranking of books you should read in quarantine

Year One by Nora Roberts is Georgia's number one recommendation for a quarantine read.

By Georgia Villarreal, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

I love books, you can immerse yourself in the book and use your own imagination. So I am going to rank the books I have read, best to worst. Now, you might have not read these books or don’t consider them in the top 5, but this is not your opinion. If you want you can rank your best books, it could ...

Things to look forward to after quarantine

Lots of students are looking forward to reconnecting with their friends after quarantine.

By Emily Broyles, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

As everyone knows students, teachers, parents and everyone else are currently stuck in quarantine. It’s a hard time and I’m sure most people, just like me, are getting tired of being so limited on what we can do. But I do know that it helps me to think about all the fun we’ll be able to have onc...

Protesting quarantine is a bad idea

Protesters at swamis beach on April 19, 2020

By Ella Murray, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

I know we’re all pretty sick of this now. Stuck at home, surrounded by our families, all attending school through the internet. I know everyone, including myself, can’t wait for the day when everything will reopen and return to something close to normal. But, we also know that it will take time. If...