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Exploring Careers

Exploring Careers

Story by Maya Janaswamy and Manelle Touzni

April 25, 2019


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Students pushed through packs of their peers, wandering past career booths offering candy, pens, and water bottles. Tables lined the glossy gymnasium floor, detailing jobs ranging from TV news host to European car dealer. At the table for aspiring midwives, a plastic baby and pelvis lay atop a book t...

Exchange students from Spain visit SDA

Exchange students from Spain visit SDA

Story by Maya Janaswamy, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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“I was excited to come here, to an American school, because I thought it was like in the movies. It’s not like that so far, but I like it here very much,” said Maria Pernia, an 11th grade exchange student.   You may have seen some of the exchange students walking around campus. These s...

Gasp! It’s CAASPP

Gasp! It’s CAASPP

Story by Carolina Gutierrez and Max Vennemeyer

April 16, 2019


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Next week, juniors will be doing CAASPP testing while freshmen, sophomores, and seniors participate in select activities during the testing block. Juniors will be doing Math assessments on Monday and Tuesday, followed by English CA testing and Performance Tasks on Wednesday and Thursday in order to...

Students donate their hair to those in need

Students donate their hair to those in need

Story by Maya Janaswamy, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019


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Bubbly pop music played in the background and the afternoon sunlight glared down at the students. An ASB student walked around, handing out brightly-colored Otter Pops to help the crowds of students cool off. They were gathered around the courtyard to watch their peers chop off their flowing waves...

Exhibition Day Forum: schedule, new additions, and more

Exhibition Day Forum: schedule, new additions, and more

Story by Aiden Fullwood, News Editor

March 26, 2019


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The schedule, booths, and possible new additions were hot topics at the Exhibition Day Forum held during lunch in Room 70 Tuesday. Here’s what you missed:   Schedule The schedule will be similar to previous years with 50-minute class periods and an hour lunch. There will be two 35-minute...

San Diego feels the Bern

San Diego feels the Bern

Story by Maya Janaswamy, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Top Stories

The crowd gathered in Waterfront Park chanted “Bernie! Bernie!” as “Disco Inferno” by The Trammps blasted in the background. Outside the gates surrounding the park was a long line of supporters, standing on their toes to try and catch a glimpse of him. Vendors sold Bernie apparel ranging from...

Kindness week sidewalk chalk activity gets out of hand

Kindness week sidewalk chalk activity gets out of hand

Story by Joice He, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


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Custodians, administration, and some art students spent second period scrubbing away inappropriate sidewalk chalk drawings left around the gym from kindness week activities on Tuesday. Although the drawings were not hateful, they were deemed not appropriate for the school environment, according to...

Police called in response to threat on campus

Police called in response to threat on campus

Story by Joice He, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


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The San Diego Sheriff’s Department was called in response to an anonymous written threat that was likely a prank on Friday, March 15. According to Assistant Principal Robert Caughey, the threat was written on a calculator discovered by two students during third period. The threat was immediately reported...

Senior Out: Five Feet Apart

Senior Out: Five Feet Apart

Story by Aeon Benford-Combs, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


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Day One: Hey, guess what guys? Five feet is five feet. Five feet isn’t five feet and 11 inches, which is the width of a 2004 Honda CRV, which is also the distance of the nearest person who was wearing denim from me tagging my person. But alas, I am cardless. Despair, sorrow… revenge. This is the...

Spirit Week: Country v. Country Club

Spirit Week: Country v. Country Club

Story by Taylor Lee, Editor-in-Chief/ Features Editor

March 15, 2019


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To cap off spirit week, SDA students had two options for dressing up-- country (cowboy hats, plaid, you know the drill) or country club (shoulder sweaters, polos, just a general air of condescension). Students were up to the challenge, some truly calling upon that classic SDA creativity. The double...

An “Irrational” Celebration

An “Irrational” Celebration

Story by Devlin Ott, Online Editor

March 14, 2019


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Not as big as Exhibition Day, yet still attracts as many students as Battle of the Bands, Pi Day is a very important holiday at SDA. The Math department arranges a celebration of pi(e) every year in which students get to showcase their pi memorizing skills, as well as participate in other fun activities. In...

SDUHSD data systems breached by unauthorized student

SDUHSD data systems breached by unauthorized student

Story by Joice He, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


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An unauthorized student was able to breach the district’s databanks last week. Though the student gained access to basic directory information such as names, addresses, and school selections, no confidential information was leaked, according to SDUHSD Superintendent Robert Haley. An email was sent...

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