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PALs listens

PALs listens

Story by Tegan Schlosser, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

    PALs-- lots of people on campus utilize their services, want to be one, or have heard of them, and yet many know nothing about what they do. The Peer Assistant Listeners of SDA are High school students who act as SDA's mini therapists and probably have the kindest souls in the school...

Spaghetti with lotion, a broken skateboard, and an impromptu buzzcut: Homecoming Assembly

Spaghetti with lotion, a broken skateboard, and an impromptu buzzcut: Homecoming Assembly

Story by Ava Deluca, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

All SDA students gathered in the gym this Friday for the Haunted Homecoming assembly. The rally gave students the opportunity to watch and engage in ASB organized games, student life videos, and to see who was announced on homecoming court.  As students filed in, they were greeted by Team Paradox on the c...

The Carlsbad Artwalk is a masterpiece

The Carlsbad Artwalk is a masterpiece

Story by Katelyn Obispo, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

I stopped by the Carlsbad Artwalk, an art festival that takes place every September, this past weekend. The event features artwork from more than 175 individuals, all who live in the area and make a career out of doing what they love. From live music to chalk art murals created right in front of you, ...

New math teachers on the block: Steven Dale and Leonard Fletes

New math teachers on the block: Steven Dale and Leonard Fletes

Story by Lila Schief, Design Editor

September 13, 2019

With the 2019/2020 school year in full swing, SDA students have been welcoming a host of new teachers including Steven Dale, who teaches Math 1 and 1 Honors out of room 96, and took the job as a “no-brainer”: “I grew up here in Encinitas, I graduated from SDA, and it’s reputation precedes itse...

New math teachers on the block: Steven Dale and Leonard Fletes

New math teachers on the block: Steven Dale and Leonard Fletes

Story by Olivia Lyons, Business Manager

September 13, 2019

Leonard Fletes (Fle-tez) is one of this year’s new additions to the Math Department. He is teaching Math 2 and CP Stats here at SDA, joining us after 5 years at Oaks Christain School in Westlake Village and 1 year at LCC. He attended Diegueño Middle School for Eighth grade, Rancho Buena Vista High ...

Back to School Night: where parents become students

Back to School Night: where parents become students

Story by Isabella Ferrea, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

Parents arrived at San Dieguito Academy for Back to School Night, where they had the opportunity to meet teachers and learn about their student’s classes on Wednesday night.  Teachers prepared presentations, handouts, and greetings to present the parents with in order to inform them about what student...

Meet Darrin Brown: SDA alum and new P.E. teacher

Meet Darrin Brown: SDA alum and new P.E. teacher

Story by Matty Neimark, Sports Editor

September 12, 2019

Some may be wondering “Who is that guy?” That guy is Darrin Brown and he has been a P.E. Teacher for the past twenty five years. Just recently, he joined the San Dieguito Academy staff and said he hopes to have a great influence on the SDA culture and student body. Having said this, he is not new...

Campus is now sprinkled with new sculptures

Campus is now sprinkled with new sculptures

Story by Benjamin Deák, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

For a long time, the arts have been an important part of the culture of San Dieguito Academy. One needs only to take a walk through campus to understand how the murals and artistic pieces scattered about contribute to SDA’s unique environment. Zach Ramirez, AP Studio Art and Sculpture teacher wants to maint...

SDA welcomes its newest science teachers, Madhuri Agashe and Jennifer Kuo

Story by Kate Barr, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

Jennifer Kuo is one of the new chemistry teachers at San Dieguito Academy. She is  always smiling and is extremely devoted to her job. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and has always loved science. She said she finds science fascinating because she “always found it challeng...

SDA welcomes its newest science teachers, Madhuri Agashe and Jennifer Kuo

SDA welcomes its newest science teachers, Madhuri Agashe and Jennifer Kuo

Story by Joice He, Opinions Editor

September 10, 2019

The old piano and physics posters on the walls of Room 99 are familiar, but the colorful hand-made table signs hanging from the ceiling panels are recent additions. After only a week of teaching at San Dieguito Academy, Madhuri Agashe, the newest Physics teacher, has already made the space her own.  Ag...

New building, new news

New building, new news

Story by Kellan Clough, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

With concrete flooring, air conditioned interiors, and state-of-the art, larger-than-before classrooms, there is plenty to like about the new building. The architecture is easy on the eyes, the foyer and courtyard are great places to relax or admire the student artwork chalked on the slabs, and an im...

An “Irrational” Celebration

An “Irrational” Celebration

Story by Devlin Ott, Online Editor

March 14, 2019

Not as big as Exhibition Day, yet still attracts as many students as Battle of the Bands, Pi Day is a very important holiday at SDA. The Math department arranges a celebration of pi(e) every year in which students get to showcase their pi memorizing skills, as well as participate in other fun activities. In...

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