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The victims of the Idaho murders.

Murder of Idaho college students

January 27, 2023

In November 2022, the United States was rocked by the brutal stabbing of four college students as they slept in their beds in Moscow, Idaho. Madison Mogen, 21; Kaylee Gonclaves, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20;...

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Board bounces back

By Dylan Bunyak, Staff Writer December 16, 2022

Although the San Dieguito Union High School District board meeting went on as planned even after the district-wide shutdown, the gathering didn’t go as usual. This meeting was special: the newly elected...

Brittney Griner is released from Russian penal colony.

Brittney Griner released

By Ava Keochekian, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

Brittney Griner, an American basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury, was detained when returning from Russia, where she plays for the club team UMMC Ekaterinburg during the WNBA off-season. While going...

A woman with bright red hair appears speaking in front of a crowd of strikers, with red spray-paint stencils of the New York Times logo behind her.

New York Times staff strikes

By Dylan Bunyak and Sophie Love December 8, 2022

The journalists are on strike; typesetters are on strike; film critics; photojournalists; editors; in fact, over 1,100 New York Times employees, under their union (the NewsGuild of New York) walked out...

Many people are gathered in a crowd with protest signs below orange trees this week. A large library and steps sit behind the protesters.

Thousands of UC workers strike

By Dylan Bunyak, Staff Writer November 16, 2022
Three unions, made up of around 48,000 workers and faculty members, authorized their members to go on strike to demand increased pay and better working conditions. 
Freshman James Durkin and Sue Foote pose in their grill parent outfits.

Grill Parent v Soccer Parent

By Fairen Rachow, Today at SDA Editor October 25, 2022
Choose your fighter, parent edition!
(From left) Seniors Jackson Stringfellow, Ethan Stuman, Ella Hinkle, Blake Newhouse, and Spencer Nguyen pose for a quick picture in their PJs.

Pajama Day

By Fairen Rachow, Today at SDA Editor October 24, 2022
Students rolled out of bed and walked onto campus to start off Homecoming Spirit Week
A crowd of students and parents sits in lines of chairs in the SDA learning commons. They are facing the board, and are sitting next to the School Board Representatives and other officials. Many are facing the school board representatives.

District meetings remain divided

By Dylan Bunyak, Staff Writer October 20, 2022
Trustee Michael Allman opened the October 13th board meeting promising “actions, not words” when it comes to repercussions regarding the recent antisemitism at Carmel Valley Middle School. 
Harvard University campus.

Harvard no longer ranked as a top 10 college

By Taylor Belanich, Staff Writer September 27, 2022

On August 31, 2022, Forbes shocked the American public with the unforeseen absence of our nation’s most prized and coveted school, Harvard University, from their top 10 list of colleges. At first glance,...

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Dance postponed

By Jenna Wilson-Levin, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Opinions & News Editor September 8, 2022

Arghh. The Pirates of the Carribean-themed Welcome Back Dance was aptly postponed by the scourge of the sea, a hurricane. Hurricane Kay, now a tropical storm, is supposed to cause rain in Encinitas on...

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