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Your New Assistant Principal

Your New Assistant Principal

Story by Aiden Fullwood, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

She’s a dog-lover, beach-frequenter, and gym-enthusiast. She’s an advocate for taking hikes, helping students, and supporting anyone who needs her. Meet Encinitas born-and-raised Katie Bendix, the new assistant principal at SDA.            ...

Student Art Displayed at Encinitas Community Center

Student Art Displayed at Encinitas Community Center

Story by Taylor Rudman and Ava Jakubowski

September 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Top Stories

SDA student artwork is being exhibited at the Encinitas Community Center now until October 18th. The gallery is in the main hallway and features about 20 works of varied mediums. SDA Art teacher Angela Jackson said, “We always have our gallery here on campus, which is fantastic, but it's also really...

Queen Snake

Queen Snake

Story by Lena Mau and Kamryn Romley

September 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Top Stories

Taylor Swift is back with an edgy new persona that she is flaunting with grace. When talking about the new Taylor Swift, you need to focus on three aspects of her new career: the ‘reputation’, the new sound, and the behaviors she has exhibited so far. Let’s analyze all three of these things. Reputation:...

Newest Principal Attends First Forum of the Year

Newest Principal Attends First Forum of the Year

Story by Simmone Stearn, News Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

New SDA Principal Adam Camacho looked eager as he introduced himself Friday, expressing his excitement for the future at the school year’s first Forum, held at lunch. The floor was then opened to students, teachers, and staff to discuss ideas and express concerns. Senior Cole Gonzales began by...

SDA Students Audition for “Calvin Berger”

SDA Students Audition for “Calvin Berger”

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Those who tried out for SDA’s production of “Calvin Berger” assembled outside the theater after school Friday to view the cast list, leaving some elated and others emotional.   The casting decisions were made based off of an audition process that began last Tuesday and culminated in call ...

Parents Get Back in the Groove at Back to School Night

Parents Get Back in the Groove at Back to School Night

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Opinions Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Hundreds of parents meandered around SDA’s campus Wednesday evening for Back to School Night. Before classroom visits, parents gathered in the new math and science building’s courtyard, where Shawlin Supreme and the Kick Back Boys roused the crowd, giving it a carnival-like vibe, according to...

Link Crew Helps Bring School Together

Link Crew Helps Bring School Together

Story by Jaden Hauptman, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

On Tuesday, about 500 freshmen overflowed the red track as they gathered into circles of anxious and excited teenagers, with their Link Crew leaders by their sides. As they caught up with each other, they discussed their first couple of weeks at SDA. During the first of three new planned follow-up meetings...

Where’s the Best Water?

Where’s the Best Water?

Story by Thomas Amoroso, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

I left my fourth period Journalism classroom on a mission to go around school and objectively determine the best water fountain. To find out the water temperatures, I borrowed a food thermometer from Scott Huntley, the Culinary Arts teacher. After doing so, I began in the p-quad. The green fountains...

Cross Country Finishes Top Five in Bronco Invitational

Cross Country Finishes Top Five in Bronco Invitational

Story by Sarah LaVake, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

San Dieguito Academy’s Cross Country team raced over 55 teams from around San Diego at Kit Carson Park in a two mile long course, including a hill that spans almost half a mile, at the Bronco Round Up Invitational this past weekend. SDA’s girls varsity team finished 5th overall out of 12 teams...

Ooh Baby, Baby… Driver?

Ooh Baby, Baby… Driver?

Story by Emma Toscani, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Top Stories

Most fast-paced action movies make me sink dejectedly into my seat in anticipation of an onslaught of drawn-out car chases, an excessive amount of gunfire, and the loss of a few brain cells. But something was different about “Baby Driver,” a film released this summer by director Edgar Wright. “Baby...

San Diego Begins First Season without the Chargers

San Diego Begins First Season without the Chargers

Story by Jack Hauser, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under Opinions, San Diego Chargers, Sports, Top Stories

For the first time since 1961, San Diego will witness the start of the NFL season from the sidelines, with no team to call their own. Some conspiracy theorists and fans alike believed that San Diego was cursed: the Chargers could never overcome the series of bad luck and injuries that plagued them...

“Logan Lucky” is Criminally Delightful

“Logan Lucky” is Criminally Delightful

Story by Taylor Rudman, Arts Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Reviews, Top Stories

Luck is an abstract concept. Some wave it off in an instant. Others hold onto luck desperately, tying it to their hopes and aspirations. I was shocked to see “Logan Lucky,” a comedic crime film, illustrate this so astutely. Simply put, “Logan Lucky” is the tale of a wildly clever hillbilly...

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