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The Post-Formal Feast

The Post-Formal Feast

Story by Kate Barr, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Formal is coming up and you need to start planning. Obviously, you’re most focused on the dress, suit, or dress suit you plan on wearing. Besides that, you have to match your shoes. Do you wear heels, sneakers, or go barefoot? It’s your choice, but you want it to match your fit.  You also have to...

1917: Is It Worth Ten Oscars?

1917: Is It Worth Ten Oscars?

Story by Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

January is not a great time for movies, but if you dig through the mediocre horror films and unimaginative kids films, you might find and Oscar contender after digging through all that horse manure. One such film this year is “1917”, a WWI film directed by Sam Mendes, the man behind the 1999 Best P...

Best of the Decade

Best of the Decade

Story by Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer

January 7, 2020

The 2010s are over. And since we already chronicled the year in our paper The Mustang, it makes sense to, as the decade comes to a close, chronicle the decade as well. The 2010s have been an incredibly diverse and fascinating time for movies, TV, geopolitics, music, and especially technology, and gi...

SDA unites against threats to the school’s values at Unity Lunch

SDA unites against threats to the school’s values at Unity Lunch

Story by Lila Schief, Arts Editor

December 20, 2019

In response to recent vandalism and the harm its caused to SDA’s sense of community, seniors Katie Pruden and Mila Roemer organized a unity lunch complete with free pizza, speeches by various staff members, students, the superintendent, and thank-you-letter-writing today.  Originally, the event was created to recogni...

Who will play in Super Bowl 54?

Who will play in Super Bowl 54?

Story by Zach Joelson and Matty Neimark

December 20, 2019

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? On Feb. 2, get your chicken wings ready and enjoy the biggest sporting event of the year: The Super Bowl. The question is: who will be playing? We have our predictions.   Zachary Joelson: Ravens vs Seahawks The Ravens have dominated everyone this season. MV...

Meme of the Decade

Meme of the Decade

Story by Victoria Lee and Jeffrey Furgerson

December 20, 2019

When considering the many successful and influential memes that have blessed the internet through the past decade, contenders such as Pepe, Harambe, Ugandan Knuckles, Spongebob, Peppa pig, Dat boi, Kermit, and MÖth come to mind. However, there is one meme that is superior to all of these. And that meme is the one ...

The Encinitas Street fair had it all

The Encinitas Street fair had it all

Story by Kylie Schwartz, Features Editor

December 4, 2019

NOVEMBER 24-- The Encinitas Street Fair was in full swing last Sunday and the 101 was packed.  The sky was clear and the sun was shining, but a cool breeze still blew through the crowds. Parents with young kids, groups of teenagers browsing the booths, and countless tourists milled through the streets...

SDA bands compete in Battle of the Bands

SDA bands compete in Battle of the Bands

Story by Devlin Ott, Online Editor/ Photo Editor

November 23, 2019

San Dieguito Academy students, staff, friends, and family all gathered in Venture Church last night to see annual Battle of the Bands finals. Students showcased their talents through original songs and covers, while entertaining the crowd. The top five bands of the lunch-time performances the past few weeks...

The Intricate Science of Ants 

The Intricate Science of Ants 

Story by Taylor Lee, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

An estimated “one billion million” ants live on earth -- that is to say there are 7.7 billion people on this planet and counting, and still, the ant population dominates with over one million ants to the ratio of just one, puny human. In a macro sense, ants are everywhere, from the scattered sea...

New virtual hip hop group hits the Rift

New virtual hip hop group hits the Rift

Story by Victoria Lee and Jeffrey Furgerson

November 22, 2019

After the success of virtual K-pop group K/DA, Riot Games created a new, incredibly unique band for this year’s League of Legends (LOL) World Championships. Bringing together the talents of K/DA and (G)I-DLE’s Soyeon (Akali), Becky G (Qiyana), Keke Palmer (Senna), THUTMOSE (Ekko), and Duckwrth (...

SDA Students gather together for second skate demo honoring a former student

SDA Students gather together for second skate demo honoring a former student

Story by Ella Wright, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

San Dieguito Academy students gather near the gymnastiam to watch SDA’s annual skate demo during lunch and homeroom today. The demo was sponsored by the foundation Rollin’ From the Heart, a non-profit that provides mentorship for disadvantaged and at-risk youth through skateboarding. The event stands...

Love is Respect

Love is Respect

Story by Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Counselor Ann Nebolon, along with some students from the PALs program, shared information about date rape and healthy relationships.  During the lunch period, Nebolon led a presentation about some of the basics of date rape: what it is, some of the causes, how to prevent it, and how to deal with it....

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