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Keep your hands off Eizouken! shows the artists behind the art.

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!: A story about the art and the artists

April 14, 2020

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! isn’t the first anime about making an anime, but it is absolutely in a league of its own.  Simply put, Eizouken! is a love letter to animation and exhibition of the...

shot from the official music video of

Porter Robinson drops his first song in several years, “Get your Wish.”

January 30, 2020

Electronic dissonance, melancholy lyrics, clean melodies, and a dash of Japanese pop — chances are you’ve heard Porter Robinson’s music even if you’ve never heard his name before.  Robinson’s...

What was the best video game of this decade?

Video Games

January 7, 2020

2010: FALLOUT: NEW VEGAS  (Obsidian Entertainment) A spectacular way to start the decade, Fallout: New Vegas is a game for the ages. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Bethesda Softworks...

Nintendo came out with a new game.

Press Y to honk

October 29, 2019

Untitled Goose Game, a goose-themed stealth game by House House, is exactly what it sounds like.  You play as a goose; you can walk, flap your wings, pick things up, and honk. The only objective of...

Several SDA students participated in the rally for climate change in downtown San Diego.

Students join the worldwide strike against climate change

September 20, 2019

Students across campus gathered to advocate for action against climate change on the Performing Arts Center stage today during first period. The walk-out protest, organized by senior Georgia Goldsmith,...

Our newest science teacher, Madhuri Agashe, is teaching physics.

SDA welcomes its newest science teachers, Madhuri Agashe and Jennifer Kuo

September 10, 2019

The old piano and physics posters on the walls of Room 99 are familiar, but the colorful hand-made table signs hanging from the ceiling panels are recent additions. After only a week of teaching at San...

KUSI news aanchor and reporter Ashley Rodriguez issued this statement, regarding her Instagram post, on Monday.

Career fair news anchor’s Instagram video about hating high school causes unrest within SDA student body

April 30, 2019

KUSI news anchor and reporter Ashlie Rodriguez posted a video on her Instagram story about San Dieguito Academy’s career fair last Wednesday that some students criticized as disrespectful. The video...

Students were encouraged to draw kind messages in chalk for kindness week.

Kindness week sidewalk chalk activity gets out of hand

March 19, 2019

Custodians, administration, and some art students spent second period scrubbing away inappropriate sidewalk chalk drawings left around the gym from kindness week activities on Tuesday. Although the drawings...

On Friday, the Sheriff Department was called after an anonymous threat was left on a calculator.

Police called in response to threat on campus

March 19, 2019

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department was called in response to an anonymous written threat that was likely a prank on Friday, March 15. According to Assistant Principal Robert Caughey, the threat was written...

Last week, an unauthorized student was able to breach the district's databanks.

SDUHSD data systems breached by unauthorized student

March 14, 2019

An unauthorized student was able to breach the district’s databanks last week. Though the student gained access to basic directory information such as names, addresses, and school selections, no confidential...

Saturday's ACT at LCC has been canceled due to a

ACT at LCC postponed due to “security breach”

February 6, 2019

Students scheduled to take the ACT this Saturday at the La Costa Canyon test center received an email this morning stating that the test was postponed to an undetermined later date. “Please do not...

Sophomore Shayna Dumont admires the bike she happened to stumble upon yesterday morning.

A “woodsy” bike

January 15, 2019

Yesterday, sophomore Shayna Dumont stumbled across a very interesting bike during lunch. “I walked in front of Woodsy – I was the first person there – and outside of Woodsy was this bike covered...

Junior Kalvin Grensted and student body president candidate gives his speech to SDA students with other candidates for different things stand by.

Candidates give speeches at the Nomination Convention Assembly

December 15, 2018

SDA students gathered in the gym on Friday for the annual student council and student director election assembly. At the assembly, current ASB vice president Valerie Telnack introduced each candidate and...

Dragon Prince- A new Netflix show co-written by the writer of Avatar: The Last Airbender

Then, Everything Changed when the Moon Elves Attacked

October 22, 2018

When creating a TV show, it can sometimes be difficult getting people excited for the finished product. Some shows just don’t sound interesting, fade to obsolescence, or fall flat before they’ve even...

Students are not getting enough sleep, leading to them sleeping in their classes.

Vetoed Again: Students can’t sleep in

September 20, 2018

Senate Bill 328, a bill that would have required California public middle and high schools to move their start times to no earlier than 8:30am by July of 2021, was vetoed on Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown....

After backlash, the prom theme was changed from Bollywood to Secret Garden

Bollywood Prom Theme Officially Changed to Secret Garden

May 4, 2018

The prom theme was changed this week from Bollywood to Secret Garden following criticism from students at a meeting and a petition by alumni that it was cultural appropriation.     “The...

Some students expressed concerns about the Bollywood theme of Prom this year.

Bollywood Prom Theme Faces Harsh Criticism from Students

April 27, 2018

This year’s Bollywood prom theme was met with raised eyebrows and skeptical glances when ASB introduced it to the student body. Several students raised concerns about cultural appropriation, and a forum...

Team Paradox attended the robotics World Championships in Houston, Texas

SDA Robotics Team Reaches Quarterfinals in Robotics World Championships

April 27, 2018

Team Paradox 2102 attended the first robotics World Championships in Houston, Texas, taking fourth place in qualification rounds and reaching the top 50 teams worldwide during the three-day event from...

Freshmen, sophomores, and seniors gathered in the gym to hear the Sandy Hook Promise speaker.

Sandy Hook Promise Speaker Promotes Student Care to Prevent Violence

April 19, 2018

Brandon Rainey, a speaker for the violence prevention organization Sandy Hook Promise, addressed the SDA student body on Tuesday in the gym giving a presentation on the youth violence prevention program...

SDA undergoes metamorphosis for Exhibition Day

May 30, 2017

“SDA does a lot of things that most schools don’t do,” said teacher Jocelyn Broemmelsiek to her first period biology class. “Exhibition Day is one of those things.” Just as sports is to LCC...

Freshman Mikayla Navatta blows glitter during Exhibition Day.

Exhibition Day Brings Food and Fun

May 30, 2017

SDA students browsed through the entire campus looking at the different talents that students were showcasing throughout the day. There were a variety of booths, ranging from nail art to horchata and...

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