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Wow, my name is up in the sky!

A letter from the editor

By Kylie Schwartz, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2021

Happy belated Valentine's Day! Did you eat any of those chalky candy hearts with the strange, cryptic sayings? Or did someone get you something actually cool?  Me, I like to walk into Vons about a...

Club members gather safely to discuss the book they are reading near the Mustang Commons

The Beach Chair Book Club: Gnomes, friends, and book galore

By Skyler Martin, Staff Writer February 9, 2021
The Beach Chair book club meets every Friday at school to discuss the book they’re reading and socialize with other members
Omar had a mini photo shoot after his picture day near the school garden on Jan. 9, 2021

Finding Omar: The Hashtag That Started It All

By Taylor Lee, Online Editor February 3, 2021

It all started with a photo Assistant Principal Celeste Barnette took of Omar Hernandez, a senior, who stuck his head out the window with a wide grin and two thumbs up on Oct. 1, 2019.  Now, Hernandez...

Healthy relationships are communicative, respectful, and honest

Identifying and Limiting Toxic Relationships

By Eliza Gibbs, Staff Writer January 31, 2021

Think of your tightest friendship or a current romantic one. Are you smiling, laughing, and feeling free to be yourself? Or is your energy constantly drained, receive backhanded compliments, and spending...

Embodying Self Love Club’s three leaders co-president Manelle Tounzi (top right), co-president Ellika Mohler (bottom left), and vice-president Simone Boutelle (bottom right)

Embodying Self Love Club helps students embrace body positivity

By Skyler Martin, Staff Writer January 29, 2021

One day last summer, junior Manelle Touzni had an idea. “For a long time, I struggled with body image and self-acceptance to an unhealthy degree," said Touzni. "I learned a lot from my experiences, and...

Romero contagious smile makes the campus feel a bit brighter

Cleaning with a passion: Romero’s exuberant energy shines on campus

By Taylor Lee, Online Editor January 27, 2021

As teachers and students are ending their school day, the custodians are just beginning.  Carmen Julia Romero is one of the seven custodians at San Dieguito Academy making her daily rounds in each...

Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Youth poet Amanda Gorman recites her inspirational inaugural poem

By Molly Jackson, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

Amanda Gorman, the 22-year old award-winning poet, spoke at the inauguration ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 21.  Gorman’s powerful, heartfelt poem “The Hills We Climb” described one of the most...

Mr. Ramirez poses in front of a soccer stadium rooting for USA

SDA welcomes Alex Ramirez to staff

By Emily Broyles, Staff Writer January 23, 2021

San Dieguito Academy's strong community is continually growing, and we now have a new staff member to welcome: Alex Ramirez, SDA’s new front office assistant. Ramirez grew up in the Vista/Oceanside...

Cassie Miller, San Dieguito Academy junior, speaks out about her concerns regarding reopening schools on Dec. 15, 2020

Cassie Miller amplifies San Dieguito community voices

By Sasha Marc, Staff Writer January 22, 2021
Miller reflects on her experience being school board representative and reopening meetings
Quarantine can be stressful so finding small moments to take care of yourself throughout the day is vital

Four tips for coping during quarantine

By Eva Roemer, Staff Writer January 19, 2021
San Dieguito students shared their experiences of how they have been coping during the pandemic
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