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SDA Bands compete in annual Battle of the Bands

SDA Bands compete in annual Battle of the Bands

Story by Devlin Ott, Online Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Features, Top Stories

Last Wednesday night, Venture Church was filled with funky riffs and lyrics, all created by SDA students. Our annual Battle of the Bands competition was held at the church across the street from our school. Judges consisting of local musicians, and former SDA students and Battle of the Bands participants...

Pro-Skaters make an appearance at SDA’s first Ramp Up Skate Demo

Pro-Skaters make an appearance at SDA’s first Ramp Up Skate Demo

Story by Lila Schief, Rayelyn Burrell, and Kylie Schwartz

November 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, Features, News, Top Stories

The quad outside the math and science building was alive with energy on Friday, November 9th, as the Rollin’ From The Heart charity skate demo commenced. Crowds of students gathered around the back entrance of the gym/ makeshift skate part, watching intently as Tony Hawk and Chris Cole performed d...

Teachers take a win over students in flag football tournament

Teachers take a win over students in flag football tournament

Story by Devlin Ott, Online Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Features, Sports, Top Stories

The student vs. staff flag football tournament last Friday helped students and staff connect and express their school spirit in unique ways. After the tournament of students played against each other, the top four teams moved onto the finals, the student vs. staff game. Each team played a quarter aga...

Vibrantly Celebrating Life with Dia de Los Muertos

Vibrantly Celebrating Life with Dia de Los Muertos

Story by Lila Schief, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Pergolas dripping with marigolds and delicate paper flags greeted visitors and participants as they entered Solana Beach’s Dia de Los Muertos celebration, Sunday. Grace Ortega, first time participant, said, “We live in America, but this area for many years has been for people from all over, and to...

George Stimson, Teacher of the Year: ‘Genuine, Passionate, Loving, Dedicated’

George Stimson, Teacher of the Year: ‘Genuine, Passionate, Loving, Dedicated’

Story by Lane Levin and Erin Maxwell

March 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Senior Connor Still remembers his first robotics competition freshman year: “I was controlling the robot for one match and I was having a really bad match. It was horrible and I felt awful, but then Stimson was there to comfort me, even though everyone was giving me really mean looks. And that was...

Change Spoken Word

Change Spoken Word

Story by Jenna Weinhofer, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

When you finally feel as if you settled down, it is time to get back up again It takes us months to feel comfortable and gain the confidence to talk each day To get to know our classmates by more than just their name But it is scary to put yourself out there in any way And with the new semester coming...

From SDA to “Ozark”

From SDA to “Ozark”

Story by Aiden Fullwood, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

As a child, he had stars in his eyes. Performing was a passion sparked by his casting as Aladdin in the 5th-grade school play. It was exciting. It was empowering! And then he went to San Dieguito Academy, where he never took another theater class again. It wasn’t until attending U.C. Berkeley...

The New Kid at School

The New Kid at School

Story by Skylar Masterson, Staff Writer

March 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features, News

Anthony Valencia has three children that he parents with his girlfriend. Dogs to be exact. Valencia has three yorkie terriers named, Rudy, Allie and Boomer. Valencia is San Dieguito Academy’s new part-time campus supervisor and has been working here for about a month. Valencia’s usual...

Best of Spring Break

April 13, 2016


Filed under Features

How to Get a Valentine

How to Get a Valentine

Story by Hana Chen, Business Editor

February 12, 2016


Filed under Features

Due to the fact that Valentine’s Day will soon be dawning upon us, I thought I’d give a few tips to all the single men and ladies pining for that romantic Valentine’s experience. You’re welcome in advance for the love that will come your way, if you just follow these simple steps. Best of luck. Acquire...

What Brought Adam McDonald Back to SDA?

What Brought Adam McDonald Back to SDA?

Story by Sarah Hernandez, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016


Filed under Features

As soon as the student walks into the Writing Lab, her paper is already pulled up on the computer. Having read the paper beforehand, writing lab tutor Adam McDonald points to a specific part that he wants to address first. McDonald and the student sit huddled around the computer as he begins asking...

Formal Proposals!

Formal Proposals!

Story by Sophia Mock, Staff Writer

January 12, 2016


Filed under Features

Here are some fun, quirky ideas about how to ask that hunk to SDA’s winter dance. Hello ladies and congratulations on deciding to attend formal! It’s a magical night (Think prom but bigger). As you all know, formal is a Sadie Hawkins, girls-ask-guys dance. This means that in the midst of picking...

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