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Spring Assembly: Staff Out, Videos, and Prom

Spring Assembly: Staff Out, Videos, and Prom

Story by Manelle Touzni, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

Today’s spring assembly included a student life video, a sports video, tic tac toe races, tricycle races, a promposal, and attendance secretary Marcelle Montes tagging history teacher Oly Norris out in ‘Staff Out’ while disguised in a Mustang costume. The assembly began with a dance from the...

Students e-CAASPP-erated over CAASPP testing

Students e-CAASPP-erated over CAASPP testing

Story by Manelle Touzni and Max Vennemeyer

May 2, 2019

Students discussed CAASPP testing, communication of school information, and potential bell schedule changes at the Forum meeting today during lunch in the painting room, P2. Juniors Joice He and Charlotte Hou led the discussion alongside history teacher Kerri Koda.   CAASPP testing The topic that the ...

Exhibition Day Preparation

Exhibition Day Preparation

Story by Shayna Glazer, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Hot topics at today’s Exhibition Day meeting included the need for a food handlers license, and a lack of tables compared to the sheer amount of sign ups: Food Handler’s License ASB teacher Rod Keillor addressed the group originally by asking for a show of hands of who was planning on selling...

Mustangs gallop over the Pointer Dogs

Mustangs gallop over the Pointer Dogs

Story by Alexis Price, Online Sports Editor

May 1, 2019

SDA continued their successful season in the first round of Division I CIFs, beating the Point Loma Pointer Dogs in three sets. The final scores for each set were 25-12, 25-8, and 25-9. “I think we did really really well today,” said senior Anders Busic who had several serves in the third set that ...

Career fair news anchor’s Instagram video about hating high school causes unrest within SDA student body

Career fair news anchor’s Instagram video about hating high school causes unrest within SDA student body

Story by Joice He, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

KUSI news anchor and reporter Ashlie Rodriguez posted a video on her Instagram story about San Dieguito Academy’s career fair last Wednesday that some students criticized as disrespectful. The video was of herself at the career fair with the caption, “Just remembering why I hated high school....

A Meeting with Mike Levin

A Meeting with Mike Levin

Story by Maya Janaswamy, Staff Writer

April 28, 2019

A group of cheerful women sporting Mike Levin pins chatted outside the Carlsbad Senior Center, taking names and sign-ups for the recently elected congressman’s town hall meeting. Inside the building, a group of mostly seniors sat staring at the stage with anticipation. The evening sunlight filtered...

Mustangs take down the Jaguars

Mustangs take down the Jaguars

Story by Alexis Price, Online Sports Editor

April 26, 2019

The ceremonious senior night victory over the Valley Center Jaguars capped off the last home game of the season for the SDA Mustangs boys volleyball team. Seniors Alex Bright, Anders Busic, Jasper Neale, Sahill Singh, Drew Atkins and Gianni Denson started off the first of three sets game with a slew ...

Exploring Careers

Exploring Careers

Story by Maya Janaswamy and Manelle Touzni

April 25, 2019

Students pushed through packs of their peers, wandering past career booths offering candy, pens, and water bottles. Tables lined the glossy gymnasium floor, detailing jobs ranging from TV news host to European car dealer. At the table for aspiring midwives, a plastic baby and pelvis lay atop a book t...

Exchange students from Spain visit SDA

Exchange students from Spain visit SDA

Story by Maya Janaswamy, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

“I was excited to come here, to an American school, because I thought it was like in the movies. It’s not like that so far, but I like it here very much,” said Maria Pernia, an 11th grade exchange student.   You may have seen some of the exchange students walking around campus. These s...

Gasp! It’s CAASPP

Gasp! It’s CAASPP

Story by Carolina Gutierrez and Max Vennemeyer

April 16, 2019

Next week, juniors will be doing CAASPP testing while freshmen, sophomores, and seniors participate in select activities during the testing block. Juniors will be doing Math assessments on Monday and Tuesday, followed by English CA testing and Performance Tasks on Wednesday and Thursday in order to...

Students donate their hair to those in need

Students donate their hair to those in need

Story by Maya Janaswamy, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

Bubbly pop music played in the background and the afternoon sunlight glared down at the students. An ASB student walked around, handing out brightly-colored Otter Pops to help the crowds of students cool off. They were gathered around the courtyard to watch their peers chop off their flowing waves...

Exhibition Day Forum: schedule, new additions, and more

Exhibition Day Forum: schedule, new additions, and more

Story by Aiden Fullwood, News Editor

March 26, 2019

The schedule, booths, and possible new additions were hot topics at the Exhibition Day Forum held during lunch in Room 70 Tuesday. Here’s what you missed:   Schedule The schedule will be similar to previous years with 50-minute class periods and an hour lunch. There will be two 35-minute...

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