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Sandy Hook Promise Speaker Promotes Student Care to Prevent Violence

Sandy Hook Promise Speaker Promotes Student Care to Prevent Violence

Story by Joice He, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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Brandon Rainey, a speaker for the violence prevention organization Sandy Hook Promise, addressed the SDA student body on Tuesday in the gym giving a presentation on the youth violence prevention program called “Start with Hello.” The presentation began with a solemn atmosphere. “Around Christmas...

Bollywood and Boas- SDA Prom

Bollywood and Boas- SDA Prom

Story by Erin Maxwell, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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SDA’s 2018 prom will take place at the San Diego Zoo on May 19, from 7:30-11 pm. Seniors and juniors, along with an invited  guests, are welcome to attend. The theme? Bollywood. In addition to the normal DJ and dancing, there will be silent disco and live music from SDA bands such as Almost...

Changes Made to Testing Schedule

Changes Made to Testing Schedule

Story by Anna Griffin, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


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Unlike in years past, all students must report to first period immediately in the morning when SDA conducts standardized testing during the weeks of April 16 and April 23. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) for Math and English will be administered to juniors over four days, and the California...

New Gun Safety Protocol

New Gun Safety Protocol

Story by Nohemia Rosales, Features Editor

March 30, 2018


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Teachers and staff members were given the task of explaining the reformed gun safety procedures during homeroom over the course of the week of March 26-30. The presentations took place in the form of power points and covered the idea of “run, hide, fight” as well as communicating and staying updated...

Lots of Love at Locks of Love

Lots of Love at Locks of Love

Story by Sienna Riley, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


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Friday afternoon lunch at SDA was met with a beautiful sunny day that seemed to brighten all of the students gathered at the annual Locks of Love event held at the PAC. Students from all grades volunteered to cut their hair 8-inches to donate to the Locks of Love, an organization that create hairpieces...

Students Share Work at Open Mic Night

Students Share Work at Open Mic Night

Story by Erin Maxwell, Assistant Features Editor

March 30, 2018


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Starting around 6:15 on Thursday night, students filtered into SDA’s learning commons, ready to participate in one of Creative Writing Club’s after school Open Mic Nights. The signup sheet sat on the main desk, waiting for students -- or anyone who chose -- to write down their name. The list slowly...

Go For Gold: Who Won the Relay Race?

Go For Gold: Who Won the Relay Race?

Story by Taylor Rudman, Arts Editor

March 29, 2018


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After a trying relay race took place during homeroom on Tuesday, the results are finally in. Keillor’s homeroom went home with the gold, while Huntley followed close in second, and Duck in third. The Happ/Etheridge homeroom received an honorable mention. Despite some strong competition in ...

Who Won the Student vs. Staff Softball Game?

Who Won the Student vs. Staff Softball Game?

Story by Nadia Ballard, Humor Editor

March 28, 2018


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A perfect day for a fight to the death. The girls softball team versus a ragtag team of teachers. Those girls had been training all season to hone and perfect their bat swinging and diamond chasing skills. However we live in America, land of the underdogs. The dream team- Spanish teachers David Bair, Sh...

New SDA App?

New SDA App?

Story by Rosy Alvarado, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


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Principal Adam Camacho and Assistant Principal Celeste Abdelnaby have been researching ways to create a mobile app for SDA for the past four months. The goal is to communicate with students in an easier way by providing information about campus matters. Such as something fun about a sports game or an...

SDA Band Concert and All That Jazz

SDA Band Concert and All That Jazz

Story by Patrick Hall, Photo Editor

March 23, 2018


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The Mosaic Cafe was alive Wednesday night when the SDA Jazz Band played for parents and students in their second live concert of the year. The performance was complemented by a bingo game with winners receiving gift cards to music stores. The program, conducted by music teacher Jeremy Wuertz included...

End the NRA’s Political Power. End the Sale of Assault Weapons. Would You Vote for Him?

End the NRA’s Political Power. End the Sale of Assault Weapons. Would You Vote for Him?

Story by Yarisette Sequeira, Sports Editor

March 22, 2018


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Democrat Mike Levin is running for Congressman Darrell Issa’s seat in the House of Representatives, which represents Encinitas, and discussed his stances on gun control. Levin said he would not take money from the NRA and would fight to end their political power. Levin does not believe in arming te...

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