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San Diego cities begin reopening beaches

Moonlight Beach on Monday April 27th.

By Aidan Dillon, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

Along the San Diego coastline on Monday, cities began reopening their beaches in a step towards a return to normal life. The beaches closed at the beginning of April and remained closed for a majority of the month to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Multiple protests took place throughout San Diego coas...

SDA’s quarantine tunes

What music has SDA been listening too?

By Caetano Garcia, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

High Schoolers will always value music and often seek it to feel better or relax and just vibe to some tunes. Our very mood on a specific day can define the very genre we listen to. And considering we’ve been in quarantine for over a month now. I thought it would be interesting to explore some of ...

16 Quarantine Alternatives

Piper goes for a swim in her tub.

By Piper Nilsen, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

As everyone is stuck in isolation and missing their teenage normalcy, here are some alternatives to activities that we’ve been missing while stuck at home.      If you like shopping, you can do it online. But make sure to sanitize your packages when they come in the mail.     If you ...

San Diego discusses the re-opening of parks

Balboa park is still closed during this quarantine.

By Georgia Villarreal, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

The San Diego Union-Tribune released an article about if San Diego should reopen beaches,  parks, and other businesses. Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer, reiterated her recent refrain regarding reopening of a wide range of recreation destinations from trails and beaches to bask...

Grade Paradigm: SDUHSD students advocate for a new grading model for fourth quarter

A transcript illustration

By Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

In response to the San Dieguito Union High School District decision to do credit/no credit grading system, students are petitioning for a “Double A” system that would allow for an A or A- on their transcripts in the fourth quarter.  Assistant principal Katie Bendix said SDUHSD, like many other di...

Eating Local During a Global Pandemic

How to support our local restaurants without breaking quarantine

By Brenna Sullivan, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

Over the past month, we’ve watched our communities almost entirely shut down as the world finds itself in unprecedented times. Our schools, beaches, parks, stores, as well as nearly all other public areas and functions are no longer accessible, and as a result, our daily lives and schedules have been u...

Quick Quarantine Recipes

A delicious, crusty, and easy French baguette!

By Jenna Wilson-Levin, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

Baking and cooking are becoming very popular during self-isolation, but it is also harder to find ingredients and harder to stay healthy at this time. I am sharing with you a few easy and/or popular recipes to make during quarantine!   Easy AP Flour French Baguette Bread making is really...

The Importance of Maintaining a Routine

Photo Caption: Having a daily schedule can help you in more ways than you think.

By Lindsey Hollandsworth, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has consumed a majority of everyone’s lives, ranging from constant news broadcasts to a complete setting change in terms of work or school. It can become overwhelming when your previous routine is disrupted and social distancing is the new normal. With comfy pajamas, technology,...

Finding Support: You are not alone

Students and staff showed their support through social media.

By Taylor Lee and Madelyn Sequeira

April 17, 2020

The San Dieguito Academy community was informed through an email from Superintendent Robert Haley on Tuesday that the San Dieguito Union High School District lost two seniors at Torrey Pines High School and San Dieguito Academy this past week. The following email directed towards SDA was sent out on Wednesd...

My thoughts on the global quarantine

Isabella wears a stylish face mask while she thinks about quarantine.

By Isabella Ferrea, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

It’s officially been a month since school closed, a month we’ve all been cooped up in our houses for weeks. Despite the desperation of wanting normal life back, time has really flown by. When we have freedom to do things at our own pace we feel much more peaceful and much less stressed.  Lately...