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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....

The SDA band’s unique Halloween concert was ‘A Major’ hit

The SDA band’s unique Halloween concert was ‘A Major’ hit

Story by Victoria Lee, CAF Editor

November 14, 2019

The two nights preceding Halloween this year were filled with music produced by our SDA band in their annual fall concert. While traditionally the band has played their fall program in a one-night show inside the gym, Band Director Jeremy Wuertz said he wanted to try something new this year, “In order to a...

SDA brings Día de los Muertos to the students

SDA brings Día de los Muertos to the students

Story by Ava Deluca, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

San Dieguito Academy students had the opportunity to immerse themselves in traditional Mexican culture during a Día de los Muertos festival taking place during homeroom and lunch. In front of the Arts and Humanities quad, students could be seen checking out colorful ofrendas, taking in the chalk art, or hav...

SDA tests out new tardy policies

SDA tests out new tardy policies

Story by Aiden Fullwood, Editor-In-Chief/ News Editor

November 1, 2019

Administration is implementing new policies in place of the Loss of Privileges list this semester in order to combat tardiness and truancy among students at San Dieguito Academy. According to assistant principal Katie Bendix, the LOP list was discontinued because of its lack of effectiveness. “The...

SDA gets spooky

SDA gets spooky

Story by Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

It’s Halloween at San Dieguito Academy, and students sure helped add to the festivities. Costumes, candy, and celebrations spread through the classrooms, providing a festive vibe in classrooms.  Bita Joulapour, freshman, spoke about some of her favorite ways to spend Halloween. “Sometimes I jus...

Wondering what to do for Halloween? Go check out some decor

Wondering what to do for Halloween? Go check out some decor

Story by Kylie Schwartz, Features Editor

October 31, 2019

Since I am too old to trick-or-treat anymore, I needed to do something else to feel like I experienced Halloween. So, I went to Halloween Express, which seemed like a good way to get in the spirit before I give candy to children other than myself.  For those of you who don’t know, Halloween Express is one of t...

NAMI Club is here for you

NAMI Club is here for you

Story by Tegan Schlosser, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

The National Alliance for Mental Illness Club exists on campus for one driving purpose: to break the stigma around mental illness. “Our goal is also to let people know if they have a mental illness it’s ok to get help and talk to people about it,” said senior and Vice President of NAMI, Kennedy...

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