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SDA gets Bizarre

SDA gets Bizarre

Story by Aiden Fullwood and Rithika Vighne

December 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Today at SDA, Top Stories

A stray goat jumped over the petting zoo fence and bounced to a patch of grass in time to Scottish bagpipe music. ASB candidates handed out candy and pastries to passerbys, displaying their “VOTE FOR [insert name here]” signs in preparation for next week’s student body elections. Students m...

Artwork is reigning around the campus

Artwork is reigning around the campus

Story by Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Campus Art, News, Top Stories

It’s a rainy midday on a Thursday at San Dieguito Academy, and walking to class, you find what seems to be a depiction of Spongebob, Patrick, and Squidward’s house near the PAC. These were no accidents, but a rain-activated art project by the students in the Drawing and Design class taught by Zachary...

Trials and Trébuchets: Project Continued under Cardenas

Trials and Trébuchets: Project Continued under Cardenas

Story by Lila Schief, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Ryan Cardenas’s AP Physics C class launched their highly anticipated trébuchets over the back entrance hill Monday. Student spectators gathered from various classes to watch as balls were flung 100, 150, and even 200 feet across the field. Cardenas said, “I was really happy with the results......

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Features, Top Stories

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


Filed under Campus, Features, News, Top Stories

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...

SDUHSD Promotes Suicide Awareness

SDUHSD Promotes Suicide Awareness

Story by Aiden Fullwood, News Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Top Stories

SDUHSD is hosting two presentations designed to improve communication between parents and children in order raise awareness for self-harm and suicide prevention. The topic of suicide was discussed at a San Dieguito Academy forum last Friday. Both event nights will be led by Stan Collins, suicide preven...

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


Filed under Campus, Features, Sports, Top Stories

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...

Mental health, communication, and bike racks at the Forum

Mental health, communication, and bike racks at the Forum

Story by Cade Culbertson, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Mental health took a front seat at the Forum today after a student death at Canyon Crest Academy. There were also several other topics brought up such as improving student-teacher communication and how the bike rack was moved unexpectedly. Seniors Alexis Price and Zack Edwards facilitated the discussion. In...

Where were all the seniors? Not here.

Where were all the seniors? Not here.

Story by Sylvia Young and Simmone Stearn

November 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Thursday was the first senior ditch day of the year. Many all-senior classes showed a noticeable lack of students. Over 200 absences were recorded Thursday, according to attendance secretary Marcelle Montes. Although ditch days cause the district to lose money, there is also a safety concern. Assi...

Minimum Day, Maximum Costumes

Minimum Day, Maximum Costumes

Story by Devlin Ott, Online Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, Today at SDA, Top Stories

During the passing period between 2nd and 3rd period today, an abundance of inflatable dinosaur costumes and cow onesies were seen roaming around campus.  ASB had three trick or treat locations where costumed students could get candy.  

A Crackdown on Tardies at SDA

A Crackdown on Tardies at SDA

Story by Kylie Schwartz, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Twenty-eight students received detentions last Wednesday after hour lunch when assistant principals Katie Bendix, Celeste Barnette, and Robert Caughey caught them late to class. This was the first impromptu “tardy sweep” conducted by SDA administration in order to reduce unexcused absences. Teachers...

Alumni Reflect on SDA at Founders’ Reception

Alumni Reflect on SDA at Founders’ Reception

Story by Simmone Stearn, Design Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Alumni met at the annual SDA Founders’ Reception Thursday in the Learning Commons to celebrate the history of the school. About 50 alumni, from the Class of 1940 and onwards, socialized, ate, and looked at yearbooks.   Principal Adam Camacho greeted the alumni. “Let me welcome you back home,” h...

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