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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


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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


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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


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How to Get a Valentine

How to Get a Valentine

Story by Hana Chen, Business Editor

February 12, 2016


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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


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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


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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...

The First Step to Fulfilling my Purpose

The First Step to Fulfilling my Purpose

Story by Tasha Gardiner, Guest Writer

December 17, 2015


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It's hard to find what your purpose in life is. Once you have figured it out, there's nowhere to go but forward. I’m one of the lucky people that has found her purpose early on. I believe my objective in life is to make an impact in the world, and that impact is to improve the lives of others b...

5 Best Movies and Docu-Films to Watch on Netflix

5 Best Movies and Docu-Films to Watch on Netflix

Story by Zach McInnis, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015


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Netflix has become increasingly popular, but everyone can agree that there are some shows watched more than others. Here are some of the best cult movies and documentaries for the movie-lover in all of us. 1. “2001: A Space Odyssey:” (movie) This classic just came to Netflix and no movie buff...

What to do When Autumn Falls

What to do When Autumn Falls

Story by Kate Bilse, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015


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Now is the time of year when the air is getting crisp, leaves are turning orange, and people are putting together their Halloween costumes. Here is a list of activities to fully embrace the fall spirit and celebrate Halloween. 1. Go shopping at Trader Joe's and taste all of the fall flavors- sample...

My Scream Zone Experience

Story by Brittany Serbin, Arts Editor

October 22, 2015


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My night started with a nearly two-hour wait for the Haunted Hayride. I knew the lines were going to be long, but still, I had cross country practice earlier that day, so my legs were already tired. Despite the line, the wait wasn’t boring. Actors wearing elaborate costumes and face paint walked...

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