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National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists

Story by Rachel Huddleston, Staff Writer

December 10, 2010


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Students in high schools all over the United States take the PSAT/NMSQT [National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test] in their junior year. Of the students who take it, one percent qualify to be in the pool of semi-finalists. “The semi-finalists are chosen based on their PSAT score and once they...

From the Heart

Story by Ashlynne McLean, Staff Writer

November 19, 2010


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Fifty-five students donated blood in the gymnasium on Tuesday, Nov. 16.Senior Alec Small, said “It was a spur of the moment kind of thing and I said ‘why not?’” The Blood drive is “Really good to have at our school because it turns students on to donating blood so they can continue giving...

Online Grades

Story by Cassia Pollock, Staff Writer

November 18, 2010


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In an attempt to save money, the Academy has created a new grade distribution policy. Grades are now located online, opposed to being handed out in paper form. “Printing is expensive. Our parents and students have become much more acclimated to technology. [Also] it’s immediate access to grades....

Marine Recruitement at the Academy

Story by Charlotte Ohrbom, Staff Writer

November 18, 2010


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Junior Jonathan Garcia is considering joining the Marines. “I like the idea of being a mentor and a teacher,” he said. Sgt. Hugo Delgado came to San Dieguito on Tues Nov 16 to speak with possible recruits and met with the one interested student, Garcia.   The numbers in recruitment has risen...

Locked Down

Story by Natalya Ballard, Staff Writer

November 9, 2010


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San Dieguito Academy was required by the Sheriff to undergo a lockdown on October 22, 2010 at 12:00. According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the lockdown was a preventive measure due to a carjacker on the run from a traffic collision in 200 blk of Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. The...

Students Speak Out

Story by Amy Dushkin, Staff Writer

November 4, 2010


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Participants discussed parking, school communication and homeroom activities at the second meeting of the forum on Oct. 13. Students expressed concern about parent drivers in the student parking lot, parking in spots and blocking traffic. The idea was brought up for administrators to communicate more...

Students Vote in Mock Election

Story by Anna Williams, Staff Writer

November 4, 2010


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The 2010 Myvote California Mock Student Election took place in front of the gym on Oct 26. Sponsored by the California Secretary of State and Superintendent of Public  Instruction, the election was held to educate students on the voting process as well as to give middle schoolers and high-schoolers...

Homecoming Week

Story by Elisa Figueroa, Staff Writer

October 15, 2010


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The week of Oct. 18 is homecoming. ASB has been planning for the events since a retreat in mid-August. After taking suggestions for spirit days from the student body, ASB came up with Lumberjack Monday, Tacky Tourist Tuesday, and When I Grow Up Thursday.  The annual water and sports days will be taking...

Man arrested in abduction hoax

Story by Alexa Shapiro, Staff Writer

October 5, 2010


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The San Diego Sheriff’s department has arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of picking up a 15-year-old girl on Friday, Sept. 24. The girl, an SDA sophomore, claimed she was abducted by three men and sexually assaulted over the course of an hour, and then returned to school. The following Monday...

Reeferandum

Story by Alexa Shapiro, Staff writer

October 2, 2010


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Wanted to hear more student thoughts on Prop 19? The journalism staff contributed quotes and interviews to this story. Michael Slemon, 12 "I believe it should even though it may not be the best thing, we have the right to make stupid decisions and the government shouldn't intervene with that." Sam...

Classtrophobia

Story by Alexa Shapiro, Staff writer

October 2, 2010


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Wanted to hear more student and teacher thoughts on class sizes? This article was contributed to by the Mustang staff. Alex Root, 11 "They're not much bigger. I haven't really even noticed it. It doesn't affect learning or cause problems for my learning." Johnny Ford, 12 "There are almost...

Scheduled Confusion

Story by Ashlynne Mclean, Staff Writer

September 30, 2010


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Because of a glitch in the Aries computer program, approximately 800 students’ schedules were incorrect, causing old schedules to be printed instead of the new, updated ones. Kids started slowly piling in the counseling office confused about why their schedules had two fourth periods or why some classes...

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