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April Forum Recap: Going Virtual

April Forum Recap: Going Virtual

Story by Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

The Forum has found ways to alter the unconventional nature of in person meetings to its first ever virtual forum held on April 3, 2020.  With seventy three students and staff members gathered in the Google Meet, the meeting kicked off with a fun Kahoot made by ASB director Rod Keillor with trivia que...

The College Board announces AP Exam changes in response to COVID-19

The College Board announces AP Exam changes in response to COVID-19

Story by Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

Students registered for Advanced Placement (AP) exams in the San Dieguito Union High School District will not take their exams in the large Del Mar Fairgrounds halls or high schools but at their homes instead.  The College Board, an organization managing college entrance exams, announced plans to ca...

2020 Olympic Games Postponed from Coronavirus

2020 Olympic Games Postponed from Coronavirus

Story by Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, better known as the Coronavirus, has affected thousands of people and countries worldwide. People have been told to practice “social distancing” and to avoid contact with others, while many events have been cancelled or postponed.  As of March 31, 2020, there have been 163,53...

State of the race

State of the race

Story by Jenna Wilson-Levin, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

States, including New York, Kentucky, Louisiana, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Indiana, Delaware, Connecticut, and Georgia, have postponed their presidential primaries. The last Democratic presidential debate was held without an audience and with the two qualifying candidates, former V...

ASB starts semester with new teacher

ASB starts semester with new teacher

Story by Aidan Dillon, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

To begin the new semester, SDA’s ASB class saw a slight change. For this semester, Mr. Pompeo is teaching the class as the temporary replacement for Mr. Keillor. Pompeo, who taught world history last semester and student taught at Oak Crest Middle School, was also a former student at SDA, having gradu...

2020 presidential election campaigns are disrupted due to COVID-19 outbreak

2020 presidential election campaigns are disrupted due to COVID-19 outbreak

Story by Madelyn Sequeira, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

In response to the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 global pandemic, many of the nation’s states have declared a state of emergency and issued “stay at home” orders for their citizens, causing people to alter their way of life. Now that the virus has become a vital concern for the country, it has...

Denim on denim on denim

Denim on denim on denim

Story by Emily Broyles, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

San Dieguito Academy students really showed their school spirit today with day 4: Denim Day.  Students dressed up today with all types of denim; jeans, jackets, overalls, etc. This day had some more participation than others due to the fact that denim clothing is so common.  During homeroom tod...

On Wednesday, we only wear pink

On Wednesday, we only wear pink

Story by Piper Nilsen, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

San Dieguito Academy stepped up their game for day three of Spirit Week: Monochrome. Students were seen all around campus wearing a singular color from head to toe. Since monochrome is becoming a trend at SDA, students were willing to show some school spirit, a lot more than 2000’s day. Before s...

Dress like it’s the 2000s: A Spiritless Spirit day

Dress like it’s the 2000s: A Spiritless Spirit day

Story by Lila Schief, Arts Editor

March 10, 2020

Students were encouraged to wear 2000’s themed clothes as day two of this quarter’s spirit week. Although participation was somewhat low, some students wore low waisted jeans and oversized sunglasses. Senior Out safety was not guaranteed for those in 2000s garb, and people tend to dress more ...

Don’t sleep on Spirit Week

Don’t sleep on Spirit Week

Story by Matthew Naimark, Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

Pajama Day kicked off Spirit Week. During homeroom, students were encouraged to participate in themed games for donuts. Senior Out also started today, and seniors could only stay safe if they were standing next to someone who was wearing pajamas which added a thrilling element of chaos to the...

A Surprising Super Tuesday

A Surprising Super Tuesday

Story by Jenna Wilson-Levin, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden had many astounding victories on Super Tuesday, making him the front runner in terms of delegates for the Democratic nomination. Fourteen states and one American territory cast their votes for their favorite democratic candidate on March 4th, also known as Super Tuesda...

SDAs first dance ensemble performs

SDAs first dance ensemble performs

Story by Rithika Vighne, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

On Friday Feb. 7, San Dieguito Academy’s first dance ensemble performed two contemporary shows at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Clayton E. Liggett Theatre to showcase a blend of dance styles, celebrate graduating seniors, and raise money for their growing club. During this 35 minute show, students perform...

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