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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Story by Alexis Price, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Top Stories, What's New

Focusing on raising awareness for mental illness, the NAMI club, or the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Psychology teacher, James Hrzina are spreading information about this issue throughout the month of May. Although the NAMI Club’s overall focus is to improve student wellness, the go...

Bollywood Prom Theme Faces Harsh Criticism from Students

Bollywood Prom Theme Faces Harsh Criticism from Students

Story by Joice He, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

This year’s Bollywood prom theme was met with raised eyebrows and skeptical glances when ASB introduced it to the student body. Several students raised concerns about cultural appropriation, and a forum was held on Friday to discuss the concerns of the students and the reasoning from the junior direc...

Grades App Fails to Exist

Grades App Fails to Exist

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Opinions Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

The Grades App is going to be shutting down on April 30. According to its makers, those who currently have the app will have continued access for a brief period of time past the official shut down date, though it will no longer be available on the Apple store. To replace the services provided by...

SDA Robotics Team Reaches Quarterfinals in Robotics World Championships

SDA Robotics Team Reaches Quarterfinals in Robotics World Championships

Story by Joice He, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Team Paradox 2102 attended the first robotics World Championships in Houston, Texas, taking fourth place in qualification rounds and reaching the top 50 teams worldwide during the three-day event from April 19 to April 21. In total, there were over 300 teams gathered at the George R. Brown Convention...

Street Preacher Comes to SDA

Street Preacher Comes to SDA

Story by Taylor Rudman, Arts Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under News, Today at SDA, Top Stories

A street preacher, with a speakerphone, shouting for students to repent, took up his post on the corner outside of the front parking lot after school on Thursday. A group of about 45 students gathered to watch. “You can’t handle a head cold without Tylenol, how to you expect to withstand burning...

Jana Roper Awarded Dean’s List Finalist

Jana Roper Awarded Dean’s List Finalist

Story by Jenna Weinhofer, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

She felt honored to receive this award at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Robotics Competition in Boise, Idaho. Mentors on Team Paradox 2102 nominated Roper, then FIRST selected her to be a semifinalist. To be a finalist thereafter, she talked with judges at the...

Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation? Upcoming Meeting on Prom Theme

Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation? Upcoming Meeting on Prom Theme

Story by Taylor Rudman, Arts Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

After students voiced concern over cultural appropriation, a meeting is being held to discuss the Prom’s “Bollywood” theme, according to ASB teacher Rod Keillor. The open forum will be hosted by ASB and take place Friday during lunch in room 70. “We wanted to have a dialogue and discussion...

What to Expect at College and Career Night

Story by Rosy Alvarado, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, News

The 7th Annual College and Career Night will be on Wednesday, April 25th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Students and families are welcome to attend and talk to college representatives to learn in depth about any specific college. There will be over 200 colleges and universities from across the...

Walkout?

Walkout?

Story by Kieran Zimmer, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Six students sat in front of the PAC, either looking at their phones or talking to one another as they walked out Friday morning in remembrance of the lives lost in at Columbine High School, which took place 18 years ago to the day. “Like many people have said, enough is enough. We shouldn’t come...

SDA Goes to Spain

SDA Goes to Spain

Story by Madison Vance, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, Where in the World

Fifteen SDA students, Spanish teacher Ivonn Barriga, and her husband enjoyed their time in the Spanish cities of Leon, Salamanca, and Madrid during the second half of a student exchange over spring break. During their first stop in Leon, students got to be reacquainted with the Spaniards that had v...

Sandy Hook Promise Speaker Promotes Student Care to Prevent Violence

Sandy Hook Promise Speaker Promotes Student Care to Prevent Violence

Story by Joice He, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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Brandon Rainey, a speaker for the violence prevention organization Sandy Hook Promise, addressed the SDA student body on Tuesday in the gym giving a presentation on the youth violence prevention program called “Start with Hello.” The presentation began with a solemn atmosphere. “Around Christmas...

Bollywood and Boas- SDA Prom

Bollywood and Boas- SDA Prom

Story by Erin Maxwell, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

SDA’s 2018 prom will take place at the San Diego Zoo on May 19, from 7:30-11 pm. Seniors and juniors, along with an invited  guests, are welcome to attend. The theme? Bollywood. In addition to the normal DJ and dancing, there will be silent disco and live music from SDA bands such as Almost...

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