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School Board Candidates Respond to Teacher Union Criticism

School Board Candidates Respond to Teacher Union Criticism

Story by Taylor Rudman, Editor in Chief

September 27, 2018


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After a San Dieguito Faculty Association demonstration outside the district office in mid-September, SDFA president Tim Staycer explained why the union chose to endorse three candidates: Amy Flicker in Area 1, Rhea Stewart in Area 3, and Kristin Gibson in Area 5. He also expressed why they chose not...

Vetoed Again: Students can’t sleep in

Vetoed Again: Students can’t sleep in

Story by Joice He, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


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Senate Bill 328, a bill that would have required California public middle and high schools to move their start times to no earlier than 8:30am by July of 2021, was vetoed on Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. In an attempt to address the issue of sleep deprivation in teenagers, the legislature recently passed...

SDFA Criticizes School Board Incumbent. What does she have to say about it?

SDFA Criticizes School Board Incumbent. What does she have to say about it?

Story by Taylor Rudman, Editor in Chief

September 17, 2018


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After a demonstration outside the district office last Thursday, San Dieguito Faculty Association members criticized incumbent Maureen “Mo” Muir for her past school board decisions and what they said was a lack of involvement in district activities. Muir responded that she supports teachers, has...

Did You See the Teachers Demonstrating This Week? Here’s Why.

Did You See the Teachers Demonstrating This Week? Here’s Why.

Story by Taylor Rudman and Aiden Fullwood

September 14, 2018


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More than 40 teachers and faculty from the San Dieguito Union High School District rallied yesterday evening outside the district office to show their support for school board candidates Amy Flicker (Voting Area One), Rhea Stewart (Area 3), and Kristin Gibson (Area 5). The demonstration, put on by th...

Wear Yellow Tomorrow

Wear Yellow Tomorrow

Story by Devlin Ott, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


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As a part of Yellow Ribbon Week, PALs is encouraging students to wear yellow on Friday to symbolize suicide awareness and prevention. The annual week kicked off on Monday, Sept. 10. The yellow ribbon is a symbol of suicide prevention and awareness. During homeroom this week and next week, PALs will b...

Back to School Night: We Got Syllabi

Back to School Night: We Got Syllabi

Story by Aiden Fullwood, News Editor

September 6, 2018


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Parents and teachers gathered Tuesday evening at San Dieguito Academy for the annual Back to School Night, where the Academy’s teachers introduced themselves and showcased their semester plans to another new set of adult faces.             Prior...

Googled SDA this week? We were surprised, too.

Googled SDA this week? We were surprised, too.

Story by Sophie Hughes, Opinion Editor

August 31, 2018


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Google search results for San Dieguito Academy were altered Sunday evening to display inaccurate and derogatory details, which included explicit language. The information was corrected and the issue was resolved Wednesday morning, according to Principal Adam Camacho. These alterations included three...

Sound the Alarm – School is Officially in Session

Sound the Alarm – School is Officially in Session

Story by Rithika Vighne, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018


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A fire alarm went off yesterday morning during the extended homeroom period. Some students immediately filed out of their homerooms and Link Crew groups, only to be quickly informed by staff that it was only a false alarm before anyone reached the field. According to Assistant Principal Robert Caughey,...

Today at SDA: Half Mast for McCain

Today at SDA: Half Mast for McCain

Story by Alexis Price, Online Sports Editor

August 31, 2018


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Today, the American Flag stood at half mast in front of the school for the passing and burial of John McCain. His body was laid to rest at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland this morning, beside his wingman Charles Larson. ...

Backpacking is Mud and Mangoes

Backpacking is Mud and Mangoes

Story by Alexis Price, Assistant Sports Editor

June 14, 2018


Filed under Community, Previews, Top Stories, Where in the World

Summer brings freedom from school, responsibilities, and annoying classmates. For many, summer means chilling at the pool or hanging out at the beach. Most of these activities are relaxing physically and mentally, but there are those individuals who spend their summers engaging in the thrill seeking ...

Ethan Hirschberg Educates AP Psychology Classes on Autism Spectrum Disorder

Ethan Hirschberg Educates AP Psychology Classes on Autism Spectrum Disorder

Story by Alexandra Joelson, Business Manager/Assistant Online Editor

June 7, 2018


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Sophomore Ethan Hirschberg has High Functioning Autism and talked about his goal to increase the acceptance of people who live with autism in presentations to the AP Psychology classes Friday. A recent study that Hirschberg referenced said that, “1 in 59 individuals have an Autism Spectrum Disorde...

Torrey Pines Receives Threat

Torrey Pines Receives Threat

Story by Taylor Rudman, Arts Editor

May 31, 2018


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A social media threat involving weapons was made against Torrey Pines High School, prompting the administration to cancel school this Thursday, according to a district email. A former Torrey Pines student was taken into custody as a suspect this afternoon, according to Superintendent Eric Dill. ...

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