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Suicide shakes SDUHSD. Administration hears from students.

Suicide shakes SDUHSD. Administration hears from students.

Story by Taylor Rudman, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2019

SDUHSD students expressed concern over mental health and academic stress at a student summit hosted by new Superintendent Robert A. Haley at Earl Warren Middle School on December 20. Several student representatives from each of the 10 schools in the district attended to discuss the positive attributes...

Let it snow (on campus)

Let it snow (on campus)

Story by Devlin Ott, Online Editor

December 20, 2018

During homeroom today, it snowed on the stadium field. The turf was scattered with snowflakes in varying colors, shapes, and sizes. Yet, these snowflakes weren’t made of snow. They were made of humans. Homerooms arranged themselves into snowflake-like shapes on the field. In this Homeroom O...

Corazon de Vida members tell their stories

Corazon de Vida members tell their stories

Story by Rithika Vighne, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

Andrea Lopez, 22, Brisa Alonso, 23, Rocio Martinez, 22, and Samantha Alvarado, 22 lined up in the Media Center and faced around 60 students from Spanish 5 and Spanish for Spanish Speakers classes with smiling faces. At first glance, no one would be able to guess the difficult childhood these four girls...

What does your school board care about?

What does your school board care about?

Story by Aiden Fullwood, News Editor

December 19, 2018

Newly elected SDUHSD school board officials Melisse Mossy and Kristin Gibson plan on addressing the district budget deficit by streamlining expenses. “I am looking forward to finding cost effective ways to deliver an exceptional learning experience to each student while becoming a more streamlin...

And the winners are…

And the winners are…

Story by Cade Culbertson, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018

The results for the ASB student elections came in today with junior Amelia Kaiser winning the presidency and junior Julia Fumo being elected to the office of vice president. Winners of other executive offices were also announced with the new secretary being junior Jamie Cruz and the position of treasurer...

Candidates give speeches at the Nomination Convention Assembly

Candidates give speeches at the Nomination Convention Assembly

Story by Joice He, Staff Writer

December 15, 2018

SDA students gathered in the gym on Friday for the annual student council and student director election assembly. At the assembly, current ASB vice president Valerie Telnack introduced each candidate and their desired position, starting from sophomore directors and ending with student council preside...

Traditions, Rumors, and Bathrooms: December forum

Traditions, Rumors, and Bathrooms: December forum

Story by Aeon Benford-Combs, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

At the student forum, students complained about the lack of bathroom etiquette and talked about restoring a classic San Dieguito tradition Friday.  Senior Drew Atkins and Junior Charlotte Hou helped guide the conversations to resolution. Atkins opened the floor by mentioning the possibility of...

Speech and Debate wins at Cypress College

Speech and Debate wins at Cypress College

Story by Devlin Ott, Online Editor

December 13, 2018

Two SDA speech and debate students placed first in the Cypress Invitational Tournament at Cypress College last weekend. Twenty-two students participated in the two-day tournament which consisted of six different events . Half of the SDA student participants placed in a wide array of events. Junior...

SDA gets Bizarre

SDA gets Bizarre

Story by Aiden Fullwood and Rithika Vighne

December 7, 2018

A stray goat jumped over the petting zoo fence and bounced to a patch of grass in time to Scottish bagpipe music. ASB candidates handed out candy and pastries to passerbys, displaying their “VOTE FOR [insert name here]” signs in preparation for next week’s student body elections. Students m...

Artwork is reigning around the campus

Artwork is reigning around the campus

Story by Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

It’s a rainy midday on a Thursday at San Dieguito Academy, and walking to class, you find what seems to be a depiction of Spongebob, Patrick, and Squidward’s house near the PAC. These were no accidents, but a rain-activated art project by the students in the Drawing and Design class taught by Zachary...

Trials and Trébuchets: Project Continued under Cardenas

Trials and Trébuchets: Project Continued under Cardenas

Story by Lila Schief, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

Ryan Cardenas’s AP Physics C class launched their highly anticipated trébuchets over the back entrance hill Monday. Student spectators gathered from various classes to watch as balls were flung 100, 150, and even 200 feet across the field. Cardenas said, “I was really happy with the results......

SDA Bands compete in annual Battle of the Bands

SDA Bands compete in annual Battle of the Bands

Story by Devlin Ott, Online Editor

November 16, 2018

Last Wednesday night, Venture Church was filled with funky riffs and lyrics, all created by SDA students. Our annual Battle of the Bands competition was held at the church across the street from our school. Judges consisting of local musicians, and former SDA students and Battle of the Bands participants...

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