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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...

Line of Succession

Line of Succession

Story by Cade Culbertson, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

Since Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview on “60 Minutes” Sunday that certain members of the Justice Department have been floating around the idea of invoking the 25th Amendment, the news has been abuzz with talks of how likely it is for President Trump to be removed from...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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