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The Encinitas Street fair had it all

The Encinitas Street fair had it all

Story by Kylie Schwartz, Features Editor

December 4, 2019

NOVEMBER 24-- The Encinitas Street Fair was in full swing last Sunday and the 101 was packed.  The sky was clear and the sun was shining, but a cool breeze still blew through the crowds. Parents with young kids, groups of teenagers browsing the booths, and countless tourists milled through the streets...

SDA bands compete in Battle of the Bands

SDA bands compete in Battle of the Bands

Story by Devlin Ott, Online Editor/ Photo Editor

November 23, 2019

San Dieguito Academy students, staff, friends, and family all gathered in Venture Church last night to see annual Battle of the Bands finals. Students showcased their talents through original songs and covers, while entertaining the crowd. The top five bands of the lunch-time performances the past few weeks...

SDA Students gather together for second skate demo honoring a former student

SDA Students gather together for second skate demo honoring a former student

Story by Ella Wright, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

San Dieguito Academy students gather near the gymnastiam to watch SDA’s annual skate demo during lunch and homeroom today. The demo was sponsored by the foundation Rollin’ From the Heart, a non-profit that provides mentorship for disadvantaged and at-risk youth through skateboarding. The event stands...

Love is Respect

Love is Respect

Story by Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Counselor Ann Nebolon, along with some students from the PALs program, shared information about date rape and healthy relationships.  During the lunch period, Nebolon led a presentation about some of the basics of date rape: what it is, some of the causes, how to prevent it, and how to deal with it....

SDA brings Día de los Muertos to the students

SDA brings Día de los Muertos to the students

Story by Ava Deluca, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

San Dieguito Academy students had the opportunity to immerse themselves in traditional Mexican culture during a Día de los Muertos festival taking place during homeroom and lunch. In front of the Arts and Humanities quad, students could be seen checking out colorful ofrendas, taking in the chalk art, or hav...

SDA tests out new tardy policies

SDA tests out new tardy policies

Story by Aiden Fullwood, Editor-In-Chief/ News Editor

November 1, 2019

Administration is implementing new policies in place of the Loss of Privileges list this semester in order to combat tardiness and truancy among students at San Dieguito Academy. According to assistant principal Katie Bendix, the LOP list was discontinued because of its lack of effectiveness. “The...

NAMI Club is here for you

NAMI Club is here for you

Story by Tegan Schlosser, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

The National Alliance for Mental Illness Club exists on campus for one driving purpose: to break the stigma around mental illness. “Our goal is also to let people know if they have a mental illness it’s ok to get help and talk to people about it,” said senior and Vice President of NAMI, Kennedy...

November forum: LOP list and tardy policies

November forum: LOP list and tardy policies

Story by Katie Pruden, Design Editor

October 25, 2019

Changes to the LOP list and the tardy policy were top concerns discussed at Friday’s Forum. Here’s what you missed:   LOP List The LOP was removed due to its ineffectiveness. By not letting students attend dances and other school activities due to tardiness from months prior, studen...

Stress less with pets

Stress less with pets

Story by Katie Pruden, Design Editor

October 24, 2019

This Wednesday, many special furry friends joined us on campus after school, brightening our day. The Foundation is to thank for setting up this de-stressing event that many students were able to attend, hang out, and pet loving dogs. Visitors from Love On A Leash, a therapy pet organization, and o...

Family Forum helps form better relationships

Family Forum helps form better relationships

Story by Aiden Fullwood, Editor-In-Chief/ News Editor

October 17, 2019

In collaboration with the San Dieguito Academy Bridge Committee, Veronica Mikho, mediator and trainer at the National Conflict Resolution Center, gave a seminar at the Mosaic Cafe on Oct. 16 about conflict resolution skills for families with a focus of parent-teenager relationships.   NCRC is a...

Two is better than one

Two is better than one

Story by Matty Neimark, Sports Editor

October 15, 2019

SDA held its unique Twin Day. Many students as well as staff members participated by dressing in matching outfits on Tuesday, Oct. 15. During lunch, ASB had a three-legged relay race which added energy to this spirit day.    ...

Spaghetti with lotion, a broken skateboard, and an impromptu buzzcut: Homecoming Assembly

Spaghetti with lotion, a broken skateboard, and an impromptu buzzcut: Homecoming Assembly

Story by Ava Deluca, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

All SDA students gathered in the gym this Friday for the Haunted Homecoming assembly. The rally gave students the opportunity to watch and engage in ASB organized games, student life videos, and to see who was announced on homecoming court.  As students filed in, they were greeted by Team Paradox on the c...

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