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Devlin Ott

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Where are you headed?: 2020 Interactive Senior Map

Where are you headed?: 2020 Interactive Senior Map

June 12, 2020

Class of 2020, although our senior year may not have ended the way we imagined, one thing is clear, we are all going somewhere. Every year in our final issue we create a map of where all the senior...

Senior Nina Tartibi of Chalk Talk on vocals and guitar.

SDA bands compete in Battle of the Bands

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...

This year's Homecoming dance is Halloween themed.

Homecoming is going to be haunted

October 15, 2019

SDA’s annual Homecoming dance, taking place in several locations with a 'Haunted Hoco' theme, is this Friday from 7-10 pm. According to ASB Director Rod Keillor, this year's dance "will have lots...

Students were encouraged to wear yellow for suicide awareness.

SDA comes together for suicide prevention awareness

May 24, 2019

Today, ASB organized a suicide prevention awareness event that allowed students to come together in several activities. Students were encouraged to wear yellow through social media announcements. Before...

Exhibition Day is being moved to Friday next week, May 31.

ASB postpones Exhibition Day

May 21, 2019

Today, ASB made the decision to postpone Exhibition Day to next Friday, May 31. “This was decided after careful consideration after what is happening on campus,” ASB said in a Remind 101 text to...

SDA band, Fetus Smoothie, plays at the skate demo.

A glimpse into Exhibition Day

May 15, 2019

Despite the weather, this year's Exhibition Day was a success. Check out the next issue of The Mustang, coming out June 6th, for more photos.

The last day to buy prom tickets is Wednesday, May 15th.

Prom: Across the bay

May 14, 2019

On Saturday, May 18th SDA will be having its prom on the Hornblower Cruise ship which will be cruising San Diego Bay from 7:30-11pm. This year, the theme is The Great Gatsby, so get out your jazzy instruments...

Seniors Cameron Prince and Rachel Kanevsky answered math teacher Todd Vollstedt's math questiosn to earn another stamp.

An “Irrational” Celebration

March 14, 2019

Not as big as Exhibition Day, yet still attracts as many students as Battle of the Bands, Pi Day is a very important holiday at SDA. The Math department arranges a celebration of pi(e) every year in which...

ASL teacher Kelly Baggins and English teacher Robert Ross celebrate after they win the teacher tug-o-war.

Winter Assembly: Full of fun games and a formposal

January 18, 2019

Today's assembly featured a student life video, a sports video, several student and staff games and a formposal. Current ASB student body members welcomed and announced the new ASB student body members...

History teacher Jamie Duck's homeroom's snowflake was adorned with a giant duck stuffed animal.

Let it snow (on campus)

December 20, 2018

During homeroom today, it snowed on the stadium field. The turf was scattered with snowflakes in varying colors, shapes, and sizes. Yet, these snowflakes weren’t made of snow. They were made...

Twenty-two speech and debate students competed in a Tournament last weekend. Half of these students place- two even winning 1st place in their events.

Speech and Debate wins at Cypress College

December 13, 2018

Two SDA speech and debate students placed first in the Cypress Invitational Tournament at Cypress College last weekend. Twenty-two students participated in the two-day tournament which consisted of six...

Students from multiple bands jamming out onstage. while the judges decided who they thought should win.

SDA Bands compete in annual Battle of the Bands

November 16, 2018

Last Wednesday night, Venture Church was filled with funky riffs and lyrics, all created by SDA students. Our annual Battle of the Bands competition was held at the church across the street from our school....

Teachers wait on the sidelines during the second quarter of the game.

Teachers take a win over students in flag football tournament

November 5, 2018

The student vs. staff flag football tournament last Friday helped students and staff connect and express their school spirit in unique ways. After the tournament of students played against each other,...

Thespian Officers as 'Inside Out' (Sadness: Junior Bailey Rossenfeld, Disgust: Senior Maya Hamson, Joy: Junior Grace Warrick, Fear: Senior Rachel Kanevsky, Anger: Senior Cameron Prince, Bing Bong: Teacher Stephanie Siers)

Minimum Day, Maximum Costumes

October 31, 2018

During the passing period between 2nd and 3rd period today, an abundance of inflatable dinosaur costumes and cow onesies were seen roaming around campus.  ASB had three trick or treat locations...

Students enjoy their classmate's karaoke in the Mosaic Cafe.

Missed Homecoming? Find out what happened.

October 23, 2018

1,100 students attended the 80s themed Homecoming Dance Friday. Spanning from the Mosaic Cafe to the gym and to the courtyard of the math and science building, there were many activities this year. Students...

3rd period AP World Class with teacher Eli Cameron dressed as confused and lost tourists.

Tourists seen on campus: Searching for homecoming

October 19, 2018

For the final day of homecoming week, the dress up theme was 'Tacky Tourists.' Students were seen sporting fanny packs, socks & sandals, Hawaiian shirts, and hats. During lunch, ASB had a scavenger...

Last year's Star Wars themed homecoming.

It’s going to be a Totally Radical Homecoming

October 16, 2018

SDA's annual Homecoming dance, taking place in several locations with an 80's theme, is this Friday from 7:30-10:30 pm. According to ASB Director Rod Keillor, this year's dance is full of fun activities...

Posters are up around campus reminding students to wear yellow on Friday.

Wear Yellow Tomorrow

September 13, 2018

As a part of Yellow Ribbon Week, PALs is encouraging students to wear yellow on Friday to symbolize suicide awareness and prevention. The annual week kicked off on Monday, Sept. 10. The yellow ribbon...

Devlin Ott (right) always had DIY Halloween costumes as a kid, unlike the shoppers at Party City

Party City: Halloween Heaven

October 23, 2017

“Follow the green spiders to get to the dressing rooms,” says an enthusiastic employee to a hopeful mom and daughter. They follow the clipart stickers stuck on the ground to a sad cardboard box with...

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