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Pro-Skaters make an appearance at SDA’s first Ramp Up Skate Demo

Pro-Skaters make an appearance at SDA’s first Ramp Up Skate Demo

Story by Lila Schief, Rayelyn Burrell, and Kylie Schwartz

November 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, Features, News, Top Stories

The quad outside the math and science building was alive with energy on Friday, November 9th, as the Rollin’ From The Heart charity skate demo commenced. Crowds of students gathered around the back entrance of the gym/ makeshift skate part, watching intently as Tony Hawk and Chris Cole performed d...

SDUHSD Promotes Suicide Awareness

SDUHSD Promotes Suicide Awareness

Story by Aiden Fullwood, News Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Top Stories

SDUHSD is hosting two presentations designed to improve communication between parents and children in order raise awareness for self-harm and suicide prevention. The topic of suicide was discussed at a San Dieguito Academy forum last Friday. Both event nights will be led by Stan Collins, suicide preven...

Teachers take a win over students in flag football tournament

Teachers take a win over students in flag football tournament

Story by Devlin Ott, Online Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Features, Sports, Top Stories

The student vs. staff flag football tournament last Friday helped students and staff connect and express their school spirit in unique ways. After the tournament of students played against each other, the top four teams moved onto the finals, the student vs. staff game. Each team played a quarter aga...

Mental health, communication, and bike racks at the Forum

Mental health, communication, and bike racks at the Forum

Story by Cade Culbertson, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


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Mental health took a front seat at the Forum today after a student death at Canyon Crest Academy. There were also several other topics brought up such as improving student-teacher communication and how the bike rack was moved unexpectedly. Seniors Alexis Price and Zack Edwards facilitated the discussion. In...

Where were all the seniors? Not here.

Where were all the seniors? Not here.

Story by Sylvia Young and Simmone Stearn

November 2, 2018


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Thursday was the first senior ditch day of the year. Many all-senior classes showed a noticeable lack of students. Over 200 absences were recorded Thursday, according to attendance secretary Marcelle Montes. Although ditch days cause the district to lose money, there is also a safety concern. Assi...

Minimum Day, Maximum Costumes

Minimum Day, Maximum Costumes

Story by Devlin Ott, Online Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, Today at SDA, Top Stories

During the passing period between 2nd and 3rd period today, an abundance of inflatable dinosaur costumes and cow onesies were seen roaming around campus.  ASB had three trick or treat locations where costumed students could get candy.  

A Crackdown on Tardies at SDA

A Crackdown on Tardies at SDA

Story by Kylie Schwartz, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


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Twenty-eight students received detentions last Wednesday after hour lunch when assistant principals Katie Bendix, Celeste Barnette, and Robert Caughey caught them late to class. This was the first impromptu “tardy sweep” conducted by SDA administration in order to reduce unexcused absences. Teachers...

Alumni Reflect on SDA at Founders’ Reception

Alumni Reflect on SDA at Founders’ Reception

Story by Simmone Stearn, Design Editor

October 26, 2018


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Alumni met at the annual SDA Founders’ Reception Thursday in the Learning Commons to celebrate the history of the school. About 50 alumni, from the Class of 1940 and onwards, socialized, ate, and looked at yearbooks.   Principal Adam Camacho greeted the alumni. “Let me welcome you back home,” h...

Calling all Dog Lovers

Calling all Dog Lovers

Story by Rithika Vighne, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018


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“THERE'S DOGS!” a girl yelled excitedly into her phone, while throwing her backpack down near the PAC and sprinting towards the bell tower, unafraid of getting her black shirt completely covered in fur. In the grassy area surrounding the bell tower, about a dozen owners introduced their therapy dog...

School Board candidates speak at SDA

School Board candidates speak at SDA

Story by Aiden Fullwood, News Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

During a forum last Thursday, SDUHSD school board candidates Amy Flicker, Melisse Mossy, and Rhea Stewart agreed on the necessity to emphasize proper sexual education among students, ensure school safety, and solve district budget issues. The event was hosted by San Dieguito Academy’s school newspaper,...

SDA Mustang is Hosting School Board Candidates Night

SDA Mustang is Hosting School Board Candidates Night

October 17, 2018


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The San Dieguito Academy Mustang, the student newspaper, will be hosting a school board candidates night for Areas 1 and 3 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. The event is open to the public and will take place in the Mustang Commons, 800 Santa Fe Dr in Encinitas. In Area 1, which encompasses Encini...

SDA responds to Kavanaugh allegations

SDA responds to Kavanaugh allegations

Story by Aiden Fullwood, News Editor

October 5, 2018


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Many SDA students said they believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh are not being taken seriously by politicians. “A person had an event in their life that has changed their life, and this man is still being considered for the Supreme Cour...

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