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SDA welcomes its newest science teachers, Madhuri Agashe and Jennifer Kuo

SDA welcomes its newest science teachers, Madhuri Agashe and Jennifer Kuo

Story by Joice He, Opinions Editor

September 10, 2019

The old piano and physics posters on the walls of Room 99 are familiar, but the colorful hand-made table signs hanging from the ceiling panels are recent additions. After only a week of teaching at San Dieguito Academy, Madhuri Agashe, the newest Physics teacher, has already made the space her own.  Ag...

New building, new news

New building, new news

Story by Kellan Clough, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

With concrete flooring, air conditioned interiors, and state-of-the art, larger-than-before classrooms, there is plenty to like about the new building. The architecture is easy on the eyes, the foyer and courtyard are great places to relax or admire the student artwork chalked on the slabs, and an im...

SDA faces school district’s malware attack

SDA faces school district’s malware attack

Story by Aiden Fullwood, Editor In Chief

September 3, 2019

A malware attack launched on SDUHSD online data records on Friday, Aug. 9 resulted in the destruction of student storage drives and a temporary shutdown of the Aeries Portal. No personal data was stolen nor has anyone been apprehended.  Any information stored on the network’s S- and H-Drives, typic...

SDA comes together for suicide prevention awareness

SDA comes together for suicide prevention awareness

Story by Devlin Ott, Online Editor

May 24, 2019

Today, ASB organized a suicide prevention awareness event that allowed students to come together in several activities. Students were encouraged to wear yellow through social media announcements. Before school, pancakes, coffee, and other food was served in front of the Mustang Commons. During...

Campus deals with student death

Campus deals with student death

Story by Aiden Fullwood, News Editor

May 23, 2019

On Monday, May 20, San Dieguito Academy teachers announced to their classes that a fellow SDA student died by suicide on Saturday. ASB is inviting all students and staff to wear yellow for suicide awareness on Friday in light of the event. Also, students are creating benches out of painted skateboard de...

Wind Ensembles take on John William’s classics

Wind Ensembles take on John William’s classics

Story by Alexis Price, Online Sports Editor

May 23, 2019

Nostalgic melodies and excerpts from the classic soundtracks of John William’s movies filled the gym on Wednesday as the San Dieguito Academy Wind Ensembles ended their last concert of the year playing these warming pieces. Throughout the night, band students were awarded with a variety of honors - from...

ASB postpones Exhibition Day

ASB postpones Exhibition Day

Story by Devlin Ott, Online Editor

May 21, 2019

Today, ASB made the decision to postpone Exhibition Day to next Friday, May 31. “This was decided after careful consideration after what is happening on campus,” ASB said in a Remind 101 text to students. In the statement, ASB said, “I know this might be an inconvenience to some- but we think...

SDA nominated for 2019 Broadway San Diego Awards

SDA nominated for 2019 Broadway San Diego Awards

Story by Manelle Touzni, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

SDA’s Theater and Music department was nominated for the 2019 Broadway San Diego Awards earlier this week. They were nominated in two categories: Mamma Mia for best musical, and Lily Blackman, as Sophie, and Jillian Strattman, as Donna, for best actress. They will compete in the main event at...

A glimpse into Exhibition Day

A glimpse into Exhibition Day

Story by Devlin Ott, Online Editor

May 15, 2019

Despite the weather, this year's Exhibition Day was a success. Check out the next issue of The Mustang, coming out June 6th, for more photos.

Students help save lives on campus

Students help save lives on campus

Story by Alexandra Joelsons, Business Manager

May 14, 2019

Today San Dieguito Academy hosted a blood drive for students, parents and the community. Many students joined to donate their blood to help people in need.   “I like saving people and helping people” said junior Bella Meyer, “When I grow up I want to be a doctor and I just love the id...

Staff Out: An Insider’s Perspective

Staff Out: An Insider’s Perspective

Story by Jenna Weinhofer, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

Teachers and staff competed in Staff Out these past two weeks. Similar to the annual “Senior Out,” the objective was to tag their pre-selected target. The only way they could remain safe was being within five feet of another individual. Amidst the paranoia, many participants chose to lock their...

Vandalism causes shut down in boys bathroom

Vandalism causes shut down in boys bathroom

Story by Maya Janaswamy, Carolina Gutierrez, and Peter Gao

May 8, 2019

The boys bathrooms in the new building were closed last week due to vandalism and have yet to be reopened. According to head custodian Gabriel Figueroa, “There was a privacy divider between the urinals, [and the vandals] pulled it off the wall and broke some tiles.” Robert Caughey, assistant principal,...

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