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The proposed return to in-person schooling

The chairs at San Dieguito Academy will be farther apart in reality

By Kylie Schwartz, Editor in Chief

October 23, 2020

Beginning around Nov. 16, this plan would allow all high-school students the option to either remain in the current distance-learning model or return to on-campus education for one day a week, graduating to two days a week by Dec. 7

SDA Welcomes New Staff Members Part Two

SDA Welcomes New Staff Members Part Two

By Beginning Journalism

October 22, 2020

You may have seen some new faces or heard new names. They came from all walks of life from Canyon Crest Academy to Orange County. But the common thread that holds them together: the love for fostering a connection with students and the San Dieguito Academy community. Meet the final round of new staff...

One King, Three Teams, Four Championships

LeBron James celebrates after winning his first championship with the Los Angeles Lakers and fourth NBA Finals total

By Matthew Naimark, Sports Editor

October 22, 2020

LeBron James has left his footprint on the game of basketball yet again

Opinion: Mail-in voting is risky but not because of voter fraud

A Kansas advance mail-in ballot is seen Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Overland Park, Kan. Record numbers of ballots are being cast by mail-in ballots and early voting ahead of the November election

By Madelyn Sequeira, Opinions Editor

October 21, 2020

Mail-in ballots — a controversial topic that’s captivated the internet and social media, leaving many people unsure of how they should cast their vote in the upcoming presidential election.  In a time where uncertainty is the new normal due to the novel coronavirus, there is no surprise that...

An inside look into living with COVID-19

Mrs. Coppock's view as she recovers from COVID-19 on the hospital bed in Scripps Hospital in Encinitas

By Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer

October 21, 2020

Susan Coppock, the photography teacher at San Dieguito Academy, had been feeling fairly unwell for a few days before she called her doctor, worried about COVID-19. “He took one look at me when we were video chatting- and he said ‘I want you to go to the hospital right now.’ He said I should have b...

A Letter from the Editor

Wow, my name is up in the sky!

By Kylie Schwartz, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2020

Have you stood up today between your classes? To go to the bathroom or to get something to eat?   Or at all?  Perhaps today, Monday, of all days, felt like the day to take school on from bed.   A commendable effort,  indeed one worth applause– for waking up ...

Teachers host car rally to support school board candidate Katrina Young

A teacher attached

By Taylor Lee, Online Editor

October 19, 2020

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th– A parade of around fifty cars from all over North County San Diego gathered in the La Costa Canyon High School parking lot to support the teacher-endorsed school board candidate Katrina Young and push back against the San Dieguito Union High School district’s resolution ...

The USPS and Mail-In Voting

Mail-in Ballots and the USPS are a big thing now

By Jenna Wilson-Levin, Arts Editor

October 19, 2020

The founding of the postal service even predates that of the United States.

A Conversation with Dr. Jessica Gold on Mental Health

Dr. Gold is a nationally recognized expert for her contributions in areas of mental health, psychiatry, and media advocacy

By Taylor Lee, Online Editor

October 15, 2020

Jessica (“Jessi”) Gold, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Wellness, Engagement, and Outreach in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine. In addition to juggling her role as a professor, she works clinically as an outpatient psychi...

SDA Takes on Virtual FIFA Tournament

How will virtual FIFA tournament work? Learn all about it here from Lucas Casazza

By Adrian Thierry, Sports Editor

October 12, 2020

Junior Lucas Casazza gives insight into the inner workings of the tournament