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Jenna Weinhofer

Jenna Weinhofer, Staff Writer

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AP Psychology teacher James Hrzina (left) wins

Staff Out: An Insider’s Perspective

May 10, 2019

Teachers and staff competed in Staff Out these past two weeks. Similar to the annual “Senior Out,” the objective was to tag their pre-selected target. The only way they could remain safe was being...

Team Paradox celebrates after making it to the quarterfinals.

Opinion: Team Paradox Soars at the FIRST World Championship

April 24, 2019

Over 300 teams from around the world gathered this past week at the FIRST World Championship at Houston, Texas from April 17-20. The event, which was held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, celebrated...

Paradoxians created a snowman between qualification matches on our second day of competition.

Opinion: Snowed in on Competition

April 1, 2019

San Dieguito Academy’s robotics organization Team Paradox 2102 competed at the Utah Regional last weekend, making it into the semi-finals. Having earlier qualified to compete in the FIRST World Championships...

SDA's Robotics team- Paradox 2102- celebrates their win of the Engineering Inspiration award.

Opinion: Houston? We don’t have a problem.

March 7, 2019

San Dieguito Academy’s robotics organization Team Paradox 2102 competed at the Del Mar Regional last weekend and qualified to compete in the FIRST World Championships in Houston in mid-April. Thirty-five...

Girls soccer takes on Escondido Charter.

[Photo] SDA Achieves CIF Success

February 14, 2019

Girls soccer takes on Escondido Charter.

Ryan Cardenas helps his students line up for the shot.

An A-peeling Time Launching Potatoes

February 6, 2019

Ryan Cardenas’ college prep physics classes launched potatoes with their “starch projectile launcher” today. This contraption made of PVC pipe sent potatoes over 250 feet in the air and over 85 miles...

Students got a chance to sign up for clubs they may have missed during first semester.

A fairly great time at the Club Fair

February 4, 2019

Flyers fluttered in the air, attempting to catch the attention of students dancing to 80’s music and chatting about new classes at the club fair. Students visited the fair during homeroom at the courtyard...

Jana holding up her certificate!

Jana Roper Awarded Dean’s List Finalist

April 25, 2018

She felt honored to receive this award at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Robotics Competition in Boise, Idaho. Mentors on Team Paradox 2102 nominated Roper, then...

Change Spoken Word

Change Spoken Word

February 5, 2018

When you finally feel as if you settled down, it is time to get back up again It takes us months to feel comfortable and gain the confidence to talk each day To get to know our classmates by more than...

Today at SDA: AP Physics Portfolio Presentations

Today at SDA: AP Physics Portfolio Presentations

January 10, 2018

Mr. Cardenas AP Physics 1 and Chemistry classes presented their portfolios in small groups today. Each group had guest facilitators asking questions and listening to the students' stories. "I enjoy doing...

Thor accompanied by the cast of Nordic gods on a promotional poster for

“Thor: Ragnarok” Electrifies the Big Screen

November 27, 2017

Finally getting his third stand-alone movie, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) steals my heart and the hearts of many fans alike in “Thor: Ragnarok”. Released on Nov. 3, the film continues to succeed weeks after...

Team Paradox 2102 Hosts FIRST Lego League Qualifying Tournament

Team Paradox 2102 Hosts FIRST Lego League Qualifying Tournament

November 13, 2017

The SDA Robotics team Paradox 2102 held the FIRST Lego League Qualifying Tournament (FLL QT) on campus Nov. 4 and 5. The team wanted to encourage kids to continue doing robotics through elementary and...

Junior Caeden Schlosser and Principal Adam Camacho duel at the homecoming assembly.

Drums, Lightsabers, and Homecoming Nominees

October 20, 2017

Students filled the gymnasium for the homecoming assembly during homeroom Friday. The SDA Band played while everyone settled in their seats. Shortly after, the lights dimmed and a countdown begun. Phone...

Nerds Unite Over the New Trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Nerds Unite Over the New Trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

October 12, 2017

The official trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi came out Monday afternoon. The movie premiers on December 15. Director Rian Johnson opens the trailer with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) surveying a warehouse...

Students watched the film intently while enjoying their boba, lo mein, rice cakes, and ramune.

[Photo] JNHS Hosts First Movie Night of the Year

October 2, 2017

Students watched the film intently while enjoying their boba, lo mein, rice cakes, and ramune.

Popular YouTuber Makes A “Note to Self”

September 7, 2017

On social media, many people fabricate themselves for fame. Celebrities find that they need to be what the viewers want and not necessarily themselves; they have to be perfect. If not, they will face criticism...

“Passengers” Review: Original and Emotional Charged.

January 4, 2017

Entering  the theater, I assumed “Passengers” was going to be another version of “The Martain” film--full of intense, violent, and fast scenes. To my surprise, “Passengers” was not about...

Ken Yamazaki-Sophomore

Ken Yamazaki-Sophomore

December 15, 2016

"Over the summer, I went to a festival in Saitama, Japan. The best part was that we wore Yukatas, which are the summer version of kimonos, and learned a traditional dance to commemorate our ancestors."

Book Review:

Book Review: “Highly Illogical Behavior” Intriguing Read

November 28, 2016

John Corey Whaley’s new novel, “Highly Illogical Behavior,” is an intriguing, tear-jerking novel that keeps the reader hooked. To begin, the last memory Solomon Reed has of school is taking off his...

My Message: Let Me Have the Same Opportunities as Men

My Message: Let Me Have the Same Opportunities as Men

October 20, 2016

Dear future president, Quickly approaching college, I am always asked the question, “What do you want your major to be?” Sure of myself, I say that I want to major in chemistry; however, others...

SDA Throws Faculty/Alumni Art Show

SDA Throws Faculty/Alumni Art Show

September 14, 2016

Students and staff filled the Mustang Gallery on Tuesday, as 22 alumni and previous and current staff showed off their art at the "80 Years: San Dieguito High School Academy Alumni & Faculty Show” after...

Students Enjoy Pizza at the Awards Ceremony

May 20, 2016

Ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders received awards from their teachers during lunch on Wednesday in the SDA Learning Commons. Students met with their teachers and parents over a pizza lunch and were...

Freshmen and Sophomore do Four-Year Planning

April 29, 2016

Freshmen and sophomores got the opportunity to create a four-year plan with a counselor on Tuesday and Thursday morning during CAASPP testing in the Mosaic Cafe. This activity allowed freshman and sophomores...

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