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Backpacking is Mud and Mangoes

Backpacking is Mud and Mangoes

Story by Alexis Price, Assistant Sports Editor

June 14, 2018


Filed under Community, Previews, Top Stories, Where in the World

Summer brings freedom from school, responsibilities, and annoying classmates. For many, summer means chilling at the pool or hanging out at the beach. Most of these activities are relaxing physically and mentally, but there are those individuals who spend their summers engaging in the thrill seeking ...

Ethan Hirschberg Educates AP Psychology Classes on Autism Spectrum Disorder

Ethan Hirschberg Educates AP Psychology Classes on Autism Spectrum Disorder

Story by Alexandra Joelson, Business Manager/Assistant Online Editor

June 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Sophomore Ethan Hirschberg has High Functioning Autism and talked about his goal to increase the acceptance of people who live with autism in presentations to the AP Psychology classes Friday. A recent study that Hirschberg referenced said that, “1 in 59 individuals have an Autism Spectrum Disorde...

Torrey Pines Receives Threat

Torrey Pines Receives Threat

Story by Taylor Rudman, Arts Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Top Stories

A social media threat involving weapons was made against Torrey Pines High School, prompting the administration to cancel school this Thursday, according to a district email. A former Torrey Pines student was taken into custody as a suspect this afternoon, according to Superintendent Eric Dill. ...

Band Spring Concert

Band Spring Concert

Story by Kieran Zimmer, Staff Writer

May 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Dozens of students congregated in the gym under the watchful gaze of band director Jeremy Wuertz, clad in black suits and dresses, instruments in hand. Upon taking their seats in the semicircular arrangement of posture chairs, following an introduction from Wuertz, the band began to play. Wednesd...

Love Lunch

Love Lunch

Story by Madison Vance, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

As a part of SDA's wellness week organized by NAMI, the GSA held a Love Lunch today at the PAC to build the SDA community. Gathering around the PAC, students ate their lunches, talked to one another, and enjoyed the sweets that some students brought to share. The highlight of the event was whe...

Exhibition Day Preview

Exhibition Day Preview

Story by Nadia Ballard, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

This year Exhibition Day is happening Friday, May 25. Bring your piggy banks and get ready for day full of fun spending. Iconic events such as screen printed T-shirts, skate demos, and food will all be present. This year, some new additions are being included like drone racing, “Are You Smarter Than...

SDA Threatened on Social Media

SDA Threatened on Social Media

Story by Olivia Olander, Editor in Chief

May 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

SDA was threatened by a former district student over social media Tuesday, according to Principal Adam Camacho. The threat was unsubstantiated and “the school was not in any imminent danger,” according to Camacho and an email he sent to parents Tuesday afternoon.   The identity of the student is known, and th...

SDA Locks Vandalized Once Again

SDA Locks Vandalized Once Again

Story by Olivia Olander and Anna Griffin

May 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

SDA was hit with another round of vandalism Thursday morning, when staff discovered more locks filled with a hard substance, according to Assistant Principal Katie Bendix. The event follows Monday morning’s incident, when students were kept out of classrooms for up to 45 minutes due to glue in locks...

SDA Blood Drive

SDA Blood Drive

Story by Amelia Kaiser, Staff Writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

San Dieguito Academy hosted the San Diego Blood Bank in the gym today to collect blood for those in need of it. Over 60 students signed up to participate. “[The blood drive] is important because there are many people who need blood and just one donation from one person can save three lives,” said...

Vandals Glue Locks of Classroom Doors, Disrupting Schedule

Vandals Glue Locks of Classroom Doors, Disrupting Schedule

Story by Anna Griffin, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Teachers and students were left outside their classrooms for about 45 minutes this morning because vandals had glued door locks around campus. According to an email from Principal Adam Camacho to SDA families, the person or people responsible have not yet been discovered. “While the perpetrator is unknown at this ...

Pro-Second Amendment Walkout

Pro-Second Amendment Walkout

Story by Amelia Kaiser, Staff Writer

May 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

About 40 students walked out of class and gathered in front of the PAC in order to show support for the Second Amendment today at 10 a.m. The walkout was advertised on social media, welcoming people who are pro-gun and in the middle. After taking the microphone, junior Trevor Harrison led the grou...

SWPPP Students – Keeping It Clean

SWPPP Students – Keeping It Clean

Story by Madison Vance, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Only in its second year at SDA, the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) has made an impact on campus and in the community. Student interns spoke at the First Friday with the principal on May 4 about what the program is and what they have accomplished. Selected applicants become interns...

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