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Opinion: Team Paradox Soars at the FIRST World Championship

Opinion: Team Paradox Soars at the FIRST World Championship

Story by Jenna Weinhofer, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019


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Over 300 teams from around the world gathered this past week at the FIRST World Championship at Houston, Texas from April 17-20. The event, which was held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, celebrated STEM innovation and inspiration. The teams competing were either regional winners, Chairma...

Opinion: How to productively discuss (without the complications)

Opinion: How to productively discuss (without the complications)

Story by Hunter McGahan, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019


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So I talk a lot. That was a problem I faced when I was really young, but luckily through those troubles I’ve discovered some basics when discussing with others (I prefer to say discuss rather than argue because I am a heavily opinionated person and don’t like fighting nor am I any bit a professional...

Opinion: Snowed in on Competition

Opinion: Snowed in on Competition

Story by Jenna Weinhofer, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019


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San Dieguito Academy’s robotics organization Team Paradox 2102 competed at the Utah Regional last weekend, making it into the semi-finals. Having earlier qualified to compete in the FIRST World Championships in Houston, our goal was to practice and, hopefully, win the competition. We also wanted...

Opinion: Houston? We don’t have a problem.

Opinion: Houston? We don’t have a problem.

Story by Jenna Weinhofer and Max Vennemeyer

March 7, 2019


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San Dieguito Academy’s robotics organization Team Paradox 2102 competed at the Del Mar Regional last weekend and qualified to compete in the FIRST World Championships in Houston in mid-April. Thirty-five teams from around the world came together to compete in this year’s challenge, Destination...

Humor: February Meme Review

Humor: February Meme Review

Story by Victoria Lee and Jeffrey Furgerson

March 7, 2019


Filed under CAF, Circus Animal Fun, Top Stories

DISCLAMER: Dictionary result for meme: /mēm/ noun an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by non-genetic means, especially imitation. a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with sli...

Humor: The Hell-Rat

Humor: The Hell-Rat

Story by Jeffrey Furgerson and Victoria Lee

March 4, 2019


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Youtuber Shane Dawson went to Chuck E. Cheese and said that he discovered that they reused their pizzas, so he exposed them on his channel. This caused an uproar of enraged parents and kids who couldn’t believe that Chuck E Cheese would serve them such disgusting food. Then, CEC’s pizzas became a...

Opinion: “Roma” should’ve won, “BlacKkKlansman” maybe, but not “Green Book”

Opinion: “Roma” should’ve won, “BlacKkKlansman” maybe, but not “Green Book”

Story by Sylvia Young, Humor Editor/Features Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinions, Reviews, Top Stories, TV

I actually took the time to watch all of the Best Picture nominees, plus “The Wife” and “Can You Ever Forgive Me,” which got Best Actress nominations. So basically, my opinions on the Oscars are about two percent more relevant than anyone else’s. I want to rant, so I’m gonna shove everything...

Opinion: Bryan Stevenson’s message of hope

Opinion: Bryan Stevenson’s message of hope

Story by Sylvia Young, Humor Editor

January 22, 2019


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Yesterday, we got a day off of school for Martin Luther King day. It’s easy to focus on how nice it is to have a day to relax instead of remembering the reason behind it. But this year, take a moment to reflect. And then take action. Whatever you’re passionate about, whatever makes you angry, do so...

Opinion: The parks are a wreck.

Opinion: The parks are a wreck.

Story by Linnaea Erisman, Arts Editor

January 14, 2019


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If you happen to have glanced at the news lately, you might have noticed that our government is going through an interesting dilemma.  Under the Trump administration, America is currently in the middle of the longest government shutdown in its 238-year history.  As you might expect, this has...

Opinion – We had the cowbell, but not the spirit

Opinion – We had the cowbell, but not the spirit

Story by Alexis Price and Madelyn Sequeira

October 12, 2018


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Today at SDA, the homecoming assembly was quite something. It began with senior Ariana Riel singing a beautiful version of the national anthem, a hoco-promotion video, speech and debate announcements, the fall sports video, a “Just Dance” activity for students, and a teacher band made up of music...

Opinion – Homeroom Olympics: Relay Race Day

Opinion – Homeroom Olympics: Relay Race Day

Story by Tom Amoroso, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


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At SDA, Homeroom Olympics is the pinnacle of intra-school competition. It is the stage in which homerooms both foster a sense of community as well as prove their ultimate dominance. Homerooms may elect to either participate or abstain from competition. We are lucky to be granted the opportunity for...

Opinion – Taking Action Beyond the March

Opinion – Taking Action Beyond the March

Story by Lila Schief, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


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Enough is enough. As 4,000 men, women, and most importantly, children gathered at Swami’s Saturday to March for their Lives and for the enforcement of stricter gun laws, our overwhelming need for change became obvious. The march began in the Swami’s parking lot. After a quick introduction by the ...

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