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Your New Assistant Principal

Your New Assistant Principal

Story by Aiden Fullwood, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

She’s a dog-lover, beach-frequenter, and gym-enthusiast. She’s an advocate for taking hikes, helping students, and supporting anyone who needs her. Meet Encinitas born-and-raised Katie Bendix, the new assistant principal at SDA.            ...

Student Art Displayed at Encinitas Community Center

Student Art Displayed at Encinitas Community Center

Story by Taylor Rudman and Ava Jakubowski

September 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Top Stories

SDA student artwork is being exhibited at the Encinitas Community Center now until October 18th. The gallery is in the main hallway and features about 20 works of varied mediums. SDA Art teacher Angela Jackson said, “We always have our gallery here on campus, which is fantastic, but it's also really...

Newest Principal Attends First Forum of the Year

Newest Principal Attends First Forum of the Year

Story by Simmone Stearn, News Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

New SDA Principal Adam Camacho looked eager as he introduced himself Friday, expressing his excitement for the future at the school year’s first Forum, held at lunch. The floor was then opened to students, teachers, and staff to discuss ideas and express concerns. Senior Cole Gonzales began by...

Parents Get Back in the Groove at Back to School Night

Parents Get Back in the Groove at Back to School Night

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Opinions Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Hundreds of parents meandered around SDA’s campus Wednesday evening for Back to School Night. Before classroom visits, parents gathered in the new math and science building’s courtyard, where Shawlin Supreme and the Kick Back Boys roused the crowd, giving it a carnival-like vibe, according to...

Link Crew Helps Bring School Together

Link Crew Helps Bring School Together

Story by Jaden Hauptman, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

On Tuesday, about 500 freshmen overflowed the red track as they gathered into circles of anxious and excited teenagers, with their Link Crew leaders by their sides. As they caught up with each other, they discussed their first couple of weeks at SDA. During the first of three new planned follow-up meetings...

Juniors Struggle With ID Problems

Story by Drew Atkins, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under News

SDA’s Taking Care of Business Day quickly went from small technical issue to a junior-wide problem last week when a faulty cord prevented students from getting their ID’s, making students wait for 45 minutes before being able to take their ID photos. “The machine that makes the cards wasn’t...

Cross Country Finishes Top Five in Bronco Invitational

Cross Country Finishes Top Five in Bronco Invitational

Story by Sarah LaVake, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

San Dieguito Academy’s Cross Country team raced over 55 teams from around San Diego at Kit Carson Park in a two mile long course, including a hill that spans almost half a mile, at the Bronco Round Up Invitational this past weekend. SDA’s girls varsity team finished 5th overall out of 12 teams...

Chalked Spots, Another Year Down

Chalked Spots, Another Year Down

Story by Taina Millsap, Staff Writer

September 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Campus Art, News, Top Stories

It’s senior year for many students at SDA and as always, they rushed to campus before school started, to make sure they reserved and chalked their ‘parking’ spot for the upcoming year. The day has been a tradition many underclassmen have looked forward to throughout high school and now the class...

First Days, Many Adventures

First Days, Many Adventures

September 1, 2017


Filed under Mustang Musings, News, Top Stories

The first day of school, in any grade, is notorious for embarrassing disasters and unlucky experiences. Contributors of The Mustang asked students for their craziest first day stories: "On the the first day of second semester last year I went to the wrong class for like 30 minutes, then realized...

One Way to Brighten Up Your Day…

One Way to Brighten Up Your Day…

Story by Nadia Ballard, Staff Writer

September 1, 2017


Filed under News, Opinions, Top Stories

One day in the middle of summer my dad looked up from his iPad and asked me, “What do you think about heading up to Oregon to see the eclipse?” The only previous experience I’d had of solar eclipses was from that one episode of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” called “The Day of Black Sun,”...

Hooray for SDA Day!

Hooray for SDA Day!

Story by Taylor Rudman, Staff Writer

June 16, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

SDA was honored with two awards – from the City of Encinitas and San Diego County – during  the Senior Farewell Assembly  Friday, June 9. Both proclamations declared June 9 as “San Dieguito High Academy Day.” The award from the City of Encinitas was given in honor of SDA’s first commencement...

Saying Goodbye

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Assistant Opinion Editor

June 13, 2017


Filed under News

When I was a freshman in the music program, I was told that seeing the seniors leave was going to be progressively difficult as each year passed. This couldn’t be more true (Sorry, underclassman, I don’t mean to be depressing). In band, we have a farewell concert on the seniors’ last day of...

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