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An example of a vision board.

How-To: Vision Board Edition

By Sarina Sonnenshein, Staff Writer December 20, 2023

      We all have aspirations for the upcoming year, but often, we struggle to put them into action. If you tend to have big goals, but find yourself falling short of them, a visual reminder may be...

Gifts under the tree

2023 Gift Guide

By Ella Hand and Hailey Malwitz December 19, 2023

As the holiday season is upon us, the joy of gift-giving fills the air. Whether you're hunting for the perfect present for a good friend, a loved one, or even yourself, this comprehensive Christmas gift...

Traditional Thanksgiving dinner food.

The fun of Thanksgiving

By Helena Tubito and Will Warren December 1, 2023

From what most Americans see, Thanksgiving is a special holiday where families and loved ones gather to spend a day of appreciation together.  The holiday is typically known for its traditional feast...

A word art piece about gratitude.

Gratitude on the Brain

By Sarina Sonnenshein, Staff Writer November 27, 2023

      On Thanksgiving Day, people often share and show their appreciation. However, if we try to focus on gratitude daily instead of annually, its various benefits on mental and physical health can...

The best way to spend a fall day is curled up with a good book - or in a good bookstore.

Fall Book Recs

By Molly Jackson, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

For those who only read Sci-fi/Dystopian: Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree “Take a break from epic battles and saving the world. Legends & Lattes is a low-stakes fantasy that delivers...

Bates Nut Farm in San Diego (shown above) is a fun fall spot to enjoy with family and friends.

Spooky and Fun Halloween Activities To Do

By Ella Hand and Hailey Malwitz October 31, 2023

      The month of October is filled with lots of spooky and fun activities leading up to Halloween. Here are some ideas for exciting or traditional festive activities.       Let’s start off...

Mary Janes are a timeless classic in the world of shoes.

The Rise of Mary Janes

By Katarina Maric, Staff Writer October 25, 2023

      From gracing the feet of 1900s schoolchildren to gaining an insurmountable presence in the theater world, Mary Janes - the iconic rounded, buckle shoes - have been reinvented countless times over...

A rainbow of colors!

The Role of Art in Child Development

By Sarina Sonnenshein, Staff Writer October 23, 2023

     Many of us can likely recall making handprint paintings, playing with clay, or coloring at some point in our early childhood, but the true impact this made on our lives probably wasn’t understood....

A cat stalks a bird on the street.

Cat-astrophe: Uncovering the Silent Ecological Crisis

By Will Ryan, Staff Writer October 6, 2023

      While cats have been cherished companions to humans for thousands of years, it’s crucial not to overlook the threat they pose to our ecosystem. These seemingly innocent pets, with their natural...

The Door to Nowhere sits adjacent to SDAs Mosaic Cafe.

The Door to Nowhere

By Katarina Maric, Staff Writer September 29, 2023

“It kinda feels like a Chronicles of Narnia thing,” says San Dieguito Academy teacher Martin Chaker. Cloaked by rustling leaves and covered in pillar-shaped shadows, the ‘Door to Nowhere’ - the...

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