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Dress like it’s the 2000s: A Spiritless Spirit day

By Lila Schief, Arts Editor
March 10, 2020

Students were encouraged to wear 2000’s themed clothes as day two of this quarter’s spirit week. Although participation was somewhat low, some students wore low waisted jeans and oversized sunglasses. Senior...

Seniors Katie Pruden and Mila Roemer kick off the unity lunch by explaining what SDA means to them.

SDA unites against threats to the school’s values at Unity Lunch

By Lila Schief, Arts Editor
December 20, 2019

In response to recent vandalism and the harm its caused to SDA’s sense of community, seniors Katie Pruden and Mila Roemer organized a unity lunch complete with free pizza, speeches by various staff members,...

Sophomores Selina Oeien and Serena Herold

Flowers around campus

By Lila Schief, Arts Editor
October 18, 2019

As the capper of SDA’s homecoming spirit week, floral friday littered campus with free asb roses. Students and teachers who participated wore floral prints.

Steven Dale is one of the new math teachers this year.

New math teachers on the block: Steven Dale and Leonard Fletes

By Lila Schief, Design Editor
September 13, 2019

With the 2019/2020 school year in full swing, SDA students have been welcoming a host of new teachers including Steven Dale, who teaches Math 1 and 1 Honors out of room 96, and took the job as a “no-brainer”:...

Fourth period AP Physics C students launched their trebuchets Monday afternoon.

Trials and Trébuchets: Project Continued under Cardenas

By Lila Schief, Staff Writer
December 4, 2018

Ryan Cardenas’s AP Physics C class launched their highly anticipated trébuchets over the back entrance hill Monday. Student spectators gathered from various classes to watch as balls were flung 100,...

San Dieguito competes in earlier match against Rancho Buena Vista.

[Photo] Girls Field Hockey Comes Up Short in Division II Quarterfinals

By Yarisette Sequeira and Madelyn Sequeira, Sports Editor, Staff Writer
November 13, 2018

San Dieguito competes in earlier match against Rancho Buena Vista.

Local Pro-Skater Tony Hawk participated in the skate demo during homeroom.

Pro-Skaters make an appearance at SDA’s first Ramp Up Skate Demo

By Lila Schief, Rayelyn Burrell, and Kylie Schwartz
November 9, 2018

The quad outside the math and science building was alive with energy on Friday, November 9th, as the Rollin’ From The Heart charity skate demo commenced. Crowds of students gathered around the back entrance...

Marigolds are typically seen at Dia de Los Muertos celebrations because they are used to help guide spirits with their vibrant color.

Vibrantly Celebrating Life with Dia de Los Muertos

By Lila Schief, Staff Writer
October 30, 2018

Pergolas dripping with marigolds and delicate paper flags greeted visitors and participants as they entered Solana Beach’s Dia de Los Muertos celebration, Sunday. Grace Ortega, first time participant,...

Field Hockey competes

SDA Field Hockey Loses to RBV in Overtime

By Lila Schief, Staff Writer
October 26, 2018

Breath was held and fingers were crossed as SDA’s girls Field Hockey sprinted downfield to defend their goal against Rancho Buena Vista’s breakaway in the first two minutes of overtime, Wednesday....

Cross Country team gives a recap of their season thus far.

Sport’s Day Pep Rally: A for Effort

By Camille Zimmer and Lila Schief
October 16, 2018

For the second day of SDA spirit week, Sports Day, a pep rally was held on the PAC stage. According to ASB students, the goal of this event was to pump students up and encourage them to support our sports...

Administrators apparent disengagement with students comes up in student forum. From left to right: Principal Adam Camacho, Asst. Principals Katie Bendix (O-Z), Celeste Barnette (H-N), & Bobby Caughey (A-G)

Disconnect dominates SDA’s first student forum of the school year

By Lila Schief, Staff Writer
September 28, 2018

Facilitated by seniors Tasha Gardiner and Blue Flood, this month’s student forum, the first of this school year, was dominated by discussions of what some students said is a disconnect between SDA’s...

Students dancing at last years Welcome Back Dance

Have a Blast at the Welcome Back Dance

By Lila Schief, Staff Writer
September 12, 2018

SDA’s annual Back to School Dance, featuring CO2 and color blasts to add a pop to the White Out theme, will take place this Friday, from 7 to 10 pm. According to ASB director Rod Keillor, students...

The baseball team won their first CIF playoff game

SDA Varsity Baseball Annihilates Central Union

By Lila Schief, Staff Writer
May 23, 2018

Players cheered as a 3-run double cleared the bases in the bottom of the second inning, highlighting a night of success for the Mustangs. Backed by Matthew Pisacane’s efficient pitching, SDA’s varsity...

The lacrosse team huddles up to discuss their big win.

Girls Lacrosse Crushes Sage Creek

By Lila Schief, Staff Writer
April 22, 2018

Confidence and anticipation drove SDA’s 16th and final goal: a swift cut and shot executed by senior Leah Haverkamp in the last five minutes of the game against Sage Creek Wednesday. The game ended 16-7. SDA’s...

Protesters, including many SDA students, join the Encinitas March for Our Lives.

Opinion – Taking Action Beyond the March

By Lila Schief, Staff Writer
March 26, 2018

Enough is enough. As 4,000 men, women, and most importantly, children gathered at Swami’s Saturday to March for their Lives and for the enforcement of stricter gun laws, our overwhelming need for change...

Girls soccer played hard against LCC in their Senior Night match.

Girls Soccer Makes Emotional Comeback

By Lila Schief, Staff Writer
February 14, 2018

Shouts of encouragement rang out across SDA’s supporting side as junior Emma Worthington dribbled downfield and scored with her left foot to tie the game against La Costa Canyon 3-3 in the last four...

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