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Halloween is the best holiday

By Mia Racine, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

While we are in the midst of October, I’ve been thinking a lot about Halloween. As fall continues, stretching into shorter days and colder nights, I am reminded of elaborate elementary school costumes,...

Alcatraz prison on Alcatraz Island. Courtesy of the San Francisco Examiner

Urban legends are perfect for Halloween

By Ana Rangel, Staff Writer October 18, 2021

Halloween houses begin to be decorated with spooky objects like witches, webs covering the house, skeletons staring at your soul, pumpkins carved with horrific faces, and ghosts with their white fabric....

Cheryl James-Ward reading to children. Courtesy of @CJamesWard4Brd on Twitter.

SDUHSD’s new superintendent

By Jenna Wilson-Levin, Managing/Politics/Opinions Editor October 11, 2021

After months of searching due to the resignation of former superintendent Dr. Robert Haley, San Dieguito Union High School District has selected its sole finalist for the superintendent position: Dr. Cheryl...

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California schools’ new menstrual health law

By Jenna Wilson-Levin, Managing/Politics/Opinions Editor October 11, 2021

A bill signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on October 8 requires public schools and colleges in California to provide free menstruation products in their restrooms. California's latest initiative strengthens...

Quiz: What activity should you do in fall?

Quiz: What activity should you do in fall?

By Jenna Wilson-Levin, Managing/Politics/Opinions Editor October 8, 2021

Phone pockets.

Opinion: Phone pockets are unproductive

By Ruthie Bell, Staff Writer October 5, 2021

It’s the first day of school; everybody is buzzing with excitement that will soon dissipate. Walking into your first class, you see a repurposed calculator holder numbered on the wall. Here we go again....

For some, driving isn’t something that makes them happy.

Opinion: You don’t need to drive as a teen

By Mia Racine, Staff Writer October 4, 2021

A driver’s license- it’s the thing every teen is expected to want, but not everyone is as inclined as Olivia Rodrigo. As my high school years go on, I’ve become more and more aware of general...

Governor Gavin Newsom announces his mandate at James Denman Middle School in San Francisco. Courtesy of AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

California school vaccination mandate

By Jenna Wilson-Levin, Managing/Politics/Opinions Editor October 1, 2021

On October 1st, 2021, California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, mandated vaccines for all public and private school children who are eligible in California to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All of those...

Tournament games took place during lunch Sept. 20-23

3v3 Soccer Tournament

By Ava DeLuca, Managing/Arts Editor September 24, 2021
SDA students and staff competed in the annual soccer tournament put on by ASB
SDA Boys Water Polo celebrates after a victory at the Thrills in the Hills Tournament

Boys Water Polo Hopeful for Season Following Slew of Victories

By Evan Ballow, Opinions/Sports Editor September 20, 2021

Rebounding back from a difficult season last year, San Dieguito Academy Boys Water Polo has kicked off its season in a grand fashion. Led by team captains Chase McGarity, Finn Rector, and Duke Grady, the...

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