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Mei as a red panda was supported by her friends.

Turning Red Review

May 1, 2022

Released February 21 on Disney+, “Turning Red” is a new Pixar movie about Meilin, a 13 year old Chinese-Canadian student who lives in Toronto with her overbearing mother and shy father. Mei helps her...

Licorice Pizza poster showcases characters in Alana and Garys life

Licorice Pizza: Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest gem

January 24, 2022

Paul Thomas Anderson’s newest feature film, Licorice Pizza, paints the San Fernando Valley, just north of central Los Angeles, in a golden hue reminiscent of childlike wonder and evokes a won't-grow-up...

Four Christmas Albums

Four holiday albums you may not know

December 24, 2021

Are you tired of hearing the same five songs every holiday season? Me too. From former Beatles to Beach Boys to two indie folk albums, here’s four albums you might not know that’ll help you get into...

Rowley and Greg in the new movie.

New animated “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movie could be better

December 15, 2021
New school. Old cheese.
Dead & Company performing on October 27 in Chula Vista. Photo courtesy of Skyler Martin

Concerts and COVID-19

November 30, 2021
Dead & Company, along with other bands and tours, require more than a ticket to get into shows
One of Nathan Sawayas pieces from the exhibit: an orca made entirely out of Legos.

The Lego Art of the Brick Exhibit

September 21, 2021
A beautiful exhibit at the Los Angeles Science Center showcases artist Nathan Sawaya’s amazing creations.
Clock with changing change

[Photo] The Haystack Episode 3: Changing Change

June 8, 2021

Listen to our third and final episode for this school year about the journey of approaching change

ramps and people scattered around the san dieguito quad

Skate Demo

May 6, 2021
San Dieguito’s Academy annual Skate Demo was held during lunch in front of the gym and Math & Science building today
Music is a film about Zu and her half sister Music, a girl on the autism spectrum, about their voice and family

Sia’s “Music” film: A misguided view of the autism community

March 29, 2021

Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, better known as Sia, released her first movie on Feb. 10, and it was not as successful as predicted. It has an 8% Rotten Tomato rating. With a star-studded cast including...

A boy on a collage that says My Sixth Grade Brother Reviews Wandavision with handwriting in the background

“WandaVision” review by a sixth grader

March 23, 2021

Marvel Studios’ new TV show WandaVision is a mysterious Disney+ series that will leave you wanting more. The first two episodes aired on Jan.15, and they were all released by Mar. 5.  This storyline...

Club members gather safely to discuss the book they are reading near the Mustang Commons

The Beach Chair Book Club: Gnomes, friends, and book galore

February 9, 2021
The Beach Chair book club meets every Friday at school to discuss the book they’re reading and socialize with other members
Embodying Self Love Club’s three leaders co-president Manelle Tounzi (top right), co-president Ellika Mohler (bottom left), and vice-president Simone Boutelle (bottom right)

Embodying Self Love Club helps students embrace body positivity

January 29, 2021

One day last summer, junior Manelle Touzni had an idea. “For a long time, I struggled with body image and self-acceptance to an unhealthy degree," said Touzni. "I learned a lot from my experiences, and...

Halloween CAF cover

Which Halloween Animal are You?

December 10, 2020
Halloween may be over, but that doesn't mean you can’t get ready for next year!
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