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Photography teacher Susan Coppock with her dog

The end of an era: Photography teacher Susan Coppock retires

By Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer
June 7, 2021
Susan Coppock reflects on her experience at San Dieguito Academy and her retirement.
New Year’s is a perfect time to get a fresh start, although resolutions may be hit or miss

Opinion: New Year’s resolutions are a hit or miss

By Sydney Randolph and Avery Wanzenried
January 11, 2021

New Year's resolutions: it's the way to create a “new you” for the new year. You may have a very encouraging, motivational idea to eat healthy, crowd workout classes, maybe practice meditation, overall...

Do your best to adhere to safety procedures on public transportation through your travels during this holiday break.

Everything you need to know about travelling over 2020 holiday break

By Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer
December 17, 2020

As the year comes to an end and the holidays approach, you may be hesitant about your plans for winter break. Whether you’re staying home or spending some time away, it’s essential to keep safe. While...

The tier rankings of COVID infections provides a scale to show how many people tested positive

COVID friendly activities in Encinitas

By Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer
November 17, 2020

As of Saturday, Nov. 14, San Diego county has moved up to "purple tier" in COVID-19 cases, representing a drastic increase in coronavirus infection. What are the different levels of COVID-19 infections?...

Celebrate Día de los Muertos

Celebrate Día de los Muertos

By Sydney Randolph and Gigi Lea
October 29, 2020

Día de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead celebrated in Mexico and elsewhere. Learn more about what you can do to celebrate this day. What to do Virtually celebrate Dia de los Muertos...


Six Ways to Celebrate Halloween in 2020

By Gigi Lea and Sydney Randolph
October 28, 2020
Halloween is going to look a little bit different this year, so we created a guide to help you fill your day with some festive activities. We hope that you have fun this weekend but remember: stay safe and social distance
Mrs. Coppocks view as she recovers from COVID-19 on the hospital bed in Scripps Hospital in Encinitas

An inside look into living with COVID-19

By Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer
October 21, 2020

Susan Coppock, the photography teacher at San Dieguito Academy, had been feeling fairly unwell for a few days before she called her doctor, worried about COVID-19. “He took one look at me when we were...

Symptom checking and other COVID-19 precautions will be taken upon the return to campus

The Reality of In-Classroom Learning

By Sydney Randolph, Business Manager
September 22, 2020
Will students and teachers return for in-classroom learning for the 2020-2021 school year?
Trump says he’s given his blessings to TikTok’s deal

Trump approves Oracle and Walmart deal for TikTok

By Jenna Wilson-Levin and Sydney Randolph
September 21, 2020

President Trump announced Saturday that he gave the acquisition deal between TikTok and Oracle “his blessing." The deal would possibly avert a ban on TikTok in the U.S.  Companies Oracle and Walmart...

Apps TikTok and WeChat to be removed from U.S. app stores on Monday at midnight EST

Tick tock for TikTok (and WeChat): Trump Administration to ban the apps

By Jenna Wilson-Levin and Sydney Randolph
September 18, 2020

The Trump Administration announced Friday morning that Chinese company ByteDance owned apps WeChat and TikTok will be banned from U.S. app stores beginning Sunday at 9 PM PST (Monday at 12 AM EST). Downloads...

San Diego beaches have began to open up-- with restrictions.

San Diego begins reopening beaches: all you need to know

By Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer
May 9, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many beaches were closed to prevent the spread of the pandemic. Access to specific beaches in San Diego went into effect at sunrise on Monday, April 27th. Many more beaches...

SDAs annual Battle of the Bands shows how much SDA is connected by music.

If SDA was a song

By Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer
April 30, 2020

We all know that the student body of SDA is brought together by music. It brings a sense of unity to campus, and is a significant part of all of our lives. So, if SDA was a song itself, what song would...

The 2020 summer olympics have been postponed.

2020 Olympic Games Postponed from Coronavirus

By Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer
April 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, better known as the Coronavirus, has affected thousands of people and countries worldwide. People have been told to practice “social distancing” and to avoid contact with others,...

backpfeifengesicht: the word you didnt know you needed!

They’ve got a word for everything!

By Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer
March 15, 2020

The 9 random German words and definitions that you absolutely need to be using. You might ask, why did I decide to write an article on weird German words and their definitions? To be quite honest, I’m...

A poster made by senior Zella Garido to celebrate SDA’s accepting culture.

We love Love Lunch

By Jenna Wilson-Levin and Sydney Randolph
February 5, 2020

San Dieguito Academy held its first Love Lunch today, Feb. 5. Hosted by the Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA), it included a variety of snacks, especially rainbow-themed ones. Among these were rainbow goldfish...

Bracelets and buttons were passed out in the PALs presentation.

Love is Respect

By Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer
November 15, 2019

Counselor Ann Nebolon, along with some students from the PALs program, shared information about date rape and healthy relationships.  During the lunch period, Nebolon led a presentation about some...

An anonymous student wanders the halls dressed as a dinosaur.

SDA gets spooky

By Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer
October 31, 2019

It’s Halloween at San Dieguito Academy, and students sure helped add to the festivities. Costumes, candy, and celebrations spread through the classrooms, providing a festive vibe in classrooms.  Bita...

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