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Exhibition Day Preview

Exhibition Day Preview

Story by Nadia Ballard, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Opinion Manager

May 7, 2018


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SDA students attended the Junior Achievement program’s business competition on May 1, where they won Best Innovative Business Commercial and placed fourth overall for their business, Intego Sportswear. The business was created by sophomore Ethan Hirschberg, and juniors Alexandra Joelson and Griffin C...

Bollywood Prom Theme Officially Changed to Secret Garden

Bollywood Prom Theme Officially Changed to Secret Garden

Story by Joice He, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


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The prom theme was changed this week from Bollywood to Secret Garden following criticism from students at a meeting and a petition by alumni that it was cultural appropriation.     “The decision was made holistically with the assistance of [ASB director] Rod Keillor, our administration,...

Welcome to the College Fair

Welcome to the College Fair

Story by Shayna Glazer and Ally Joelson, Online Managers

May 2, 2018


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With the sun setting in the background, students entering the Del Mar Fairgrounds felt flashes of nostalgia as their minds wandered towards memories of ice cream and roller coaster filled summer days. However, last Wednesday, April 25, students changed their attitudes as they walked into the fai...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Story by Alexis Price, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Top Stories, What's New

Focusing on raising awareness for mental illness, the NAMI club, or the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Psychology teacher, James Hrzina are spreading information about this issue throughout the month of May. Although the NAMI Club’s overall focus is to improve student wellness, the go...

Bollywood Prom Theme Faces Harsh Criticism from Students

Bollywood Prom Theme Faces Harsh Criticism from Students

Story by Joice He, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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This year’s Bollywood prom theme was met with raised eyebrows and skeptical glances when ASB introduced it to the student body. Several students raised concerns about cultural appropriation, and a forum was held on Friday to discuss the concerns of the students and the reasoning from the junior direc...

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