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Ms. Baggins’s first period class, communicating through ASL

The importance and benefits of learning ASL

By Makena Luizzi, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

SDA offers students a unique opportunity to learn a visual language as opposed to a verbal one with the inclusion of American Sign Language in the language curriculum. Kelly Baggins, SDA’s ASL teacher,...

Michael Santos and Ty Gibson on the field

Mr. Santos

By Max Vennemeyer and Mia Racine , Staff Writers October 19, 2021

You probably know Michael Santos as the formally-dressed new assistant principal (or just that guy who wears purple a lot), but what you might not know about him is that he has a six-year-old daughter...

Collin Martin waves to stands after coming out earlier in the day

Support on the field

By Casey Harper, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

Collin Martin is the first openly gay, professional, soccer player in the United States. He has supporting teammates and coaches and loves playing soccer. He is on the San Diego Loyal team and plays in...

SDA students in the A&H quad

Perspective on SDA’s high enrollment

By Bella Stearman, Staff Writer October 13, 2021

Annually, the San Dieguito Union High School District hosts a high school selection; during this time students within the district choose between San Dieguito Academy(SDA), La Costa Canyon (LCC), Canyon...

Fall semester ASB class

In person vs online events

By Brooke Stealey, Staff Writer October 12, 2021

As the days of severe quarantining and online school come to an end, San Dieguito Academy High School welcomes all students back onto campus! While many people appreciated the idea of being able to do...

Poncherello playing at Belly Up Tavern

Meet the band: Poncherello

By Maya Gallego, Staff Writer October 1, 2021

Meet Poncherello. Poncherello is a band composed entirely of current and previous faculty members in the Encinitas area, one of which being our own principal, Adam Camacho. In the band is singer Kaitlyn...

Hanson photographed showcasing herself traveling, which is one of her favorite hobbies

Meet Stephanie Hanson, SDA’s newest math teacher

By Sasha Marc, Ruthie Bell, and Bella Stearman September 29, 2021
We interviewed Stephanie Hanson to get to know the person she is aside from teaching
photo of the earl warren middle school building

Revisiting the name of Earl Warren Middle School

By Katherine Ling, Staff Writer May 24, 2021

As anti-racism activism becomes a more prevalent topic, many once glorified historical figures with their names branded on schools are coming under fire. For example, The New York Times reported that the...

Seniors Logan Picunko, Alyssa Wing, and Keaton Tracy

Three seniors thoughts on graduation, the pandemic and mental health

By Corey Anderson, Staff Writer May 21, 2021

This school year has been odd, no doubt about it, especially for seniors graduating during the pandemic. Seniors Logan Picunko, Alyssa Wing, and Keaton Tracy reflect on their hopes for graduation, thoughts...

A girl with pony tail and butterfiles drawing

Stress Less, Accomplish More

By Sarah Ragab, Olivia Silvester, and Sierra Blake May 20, 2021

This school year has not been easy, especially now that we are online and in the middle of finals. We found twelve ways to help destress that can create a more relaxed lifestyle. So keep calm and read...

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