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Realizations I have made in quarantine

Kate pondering life in her room.

By Kate Paxton, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

There’s been a lot of time to think these past few weeks, especially when my entire routine is out of whack. And, there’s quite a few things I’ve realized. Firstly, I’ve begun to accept the fact that I dress and look good for other people. Often, we tell ourselves our appearance is for us, r...

The College Board announces AP Exam changes in response to COVID-19

This year's AP Exam schedule is the same, but the exams are changing.

By Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

Students registered for Advanced Placement (AP) exams in the San Dieguito Union High School District will not take their exams in the large Del Mar Fairgrounds halls or high schools but at their homes instead.  The College Board, an organization managing college entrance exams, announced plans to ca...

2020 Olympic Games Postponed from Coronavirus

The 2020 summer olympics have been postponed.

By Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, better known as the Coronavirus, has affected thousands of people and countries worldwide. People have been told to practice “social distancing” and to avoid contact with others, while many events have been cancelled or postponed.  As of March 31, 2020, there have been 163,53...

How to pull April Fools’ pranks from a distance

April Fools’ Day is landing in the middle of our break, but that won’t stop us from celebrating from a distance.

By Rithika Vighne, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Although social distancing has become the new norm, there’s no need to drop those pranks you had had in mind when you can go online with them. Thankfully, there are hundreds of pranks you can pull off over text, FaceTime, or even in person with your unsuspecting family. However, keep in mind that pranks...

2020 presidential election campaigns are disrupted due to COVID-19 outbreak

The coronavirus has swept the nation, causing many changes to the 2020 election season.

By Madelyn Sequeira, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

In response to the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 global pandemic, many of the nation’s states have declared a state of emergency and issued “stay at home” orders for their citizens, causing people to alter their way of life. Now that the virus has become a vital concern for the country, it has...

What to binge on Netflix during quarantine

Netflix offers many shows to keep you entertained.

By Kylie Schwartz and Matthew Schwartz

March 20, 2020

These past few days of homebound quarantine have not been particularly exciting. When the school bell chimed at 3:10 pm last Friday afternoon, excitement and anticipation tinged the air. SDA staff and students had been informed that no student was to return to school for at least two weeks, and this...

12 Apps You Can Use During the COVID-19 Break 

Taylor suggests 12 apps to keep you entertained and on top of things.

By Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Tired of Netflix and Tik Tok? Here are 12 apps you can use to stay productive, distracted, and connected with others.     Habitca  Category: Productivity Turn your to do list into a quest with Habitca, a game-ifed way to complete tasks and earn rewards like virtual gold, pets, and c...

Books to read while in quarantine

Olivia Lyons has some book suggestions for those looking for something to read in quarantine.

By Olivia Lyons, Business Manager

March 18, 2020

Anybody unsure of what to read right now? Well here’s a list of books I would wholeheartedly recommend.   The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken Now, I really am nothing if not a tragic fan of young adult dystopia and fantasy, and this book is exactly that. But, I think it's the perfec...

What to do and what NOT to do over quarantine break

The spread of COVID-19 forces people worldwide to stay home and avoid contact with others until advisors state otherwise.

By Juan Aragon, Lindsey Hollandsworth, and Brenna Sullivan

March 17, 2020

You’re only a student during the COVID-19 pandemic once, so here’s an overview of things you could do when you get bored over the two week break from school. Cup Pong will only get you so far.   FaceTime party with friends   You truly can do anything online, including watching Netflix, having ...