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Students from each school sat at tables to collaborate and decide on which issues they wanted to address.

Suicide shakes SDUHSD. Administration hears from students.

January 9, 2019

SDUHSD students expressed concern over mental health and academic stress at a student summit hosted by new Superintendent Robert A. Haley at Earl Warren Middle School on December 20. Several student representatives...

Teachers advocating for the SDFA sponsored candidates at a rally before the elections.

[Photo] What does your school board care about?

December 19, 2018

Teachers advocating for the SDFA sponsored candidates at a rally before the elections.

The event will be hosted in the Mustang Commons.

[Photo] SDA Mustang is Hosting School Board Candidates Night

October 17, 2018

The event will be hosted in the Mustang Commons.

The demonstration took place on Thursday, September 13 before a school board meeting. About 40 SDFA members were in attendance.

School Board Candidates Respond to Teacher Union Criticism

September 27, 2018

After a San Dieguito Faculty Association demonstration outside the district office in mid-September, SDFA president Tim Staycer explained why the union chose to endorse three candidates: Amy Flicker in...

SDFA members carried signs promoting their three endorsed candidates during a demonstration last Thursday.

SDFA Criticizes School Board Incumbent. What does she have to say about it?

September 17, 2018

After a demonstration outside the district office last Thursday, San Dieguito Faculty Association members criticized incumbent Maureen “Mo” Muir for her past school board decisions and what they said...

SDFA members walking along the side of the district office.

Did You See the Teachers Demonstrating This Week? Here’s Why.

September 14, 2018

More than 40 teachers and faculty from the San Dieguito Union High School District rallied yesterday evening outside the district office to show their support for school board candidates Amy Flicker (Voting...

Many cars honked their support as they drove by.

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September 14, 2018

Many cars honked their support as they drove by.

Torrey Pines was closed today due to a social media threat.

Torrey Pines Receives Threat

May 31, 2018

A social media threat involving weapons was made against Torrey Pines High School, prompting the administration to cancel school this Thursday, according to a district email. A former Torrey Pines...

RECIPE: Find your inner strength with one simple step - chicken and quinoa burritos

RECIPE: Find your inner strength with one simple step – chicken and quinoa burritos

April 27, 2018

Welcome back ladies! I’m sure you’re all real excited to hear how to make a chicken and quinoa burrito, and I promised Kevin I would make him a dank dinner, so here it goes: Chicken and Quinoa burritos. I...

My relationship – steamier than quinoa

My relationship – steamier than quinoa

April 27, 2018

Hey ladies! Remember me? It’s Debra! Debbie for short. And not just Jake calls me Debbie anymore! So does the cashier at Starbucks. We’re pretty close, since I see her four times a day for some “girl...

RECIPE: Healthy on-the-go protein shake for powerful ladies

RECIPE: Healthy on-the-go protein shake for powerful ladies

April 27, 2018

To begin the recipe: you’ll need a THICC blender (as the kids say). Ladies I’m talking not about that “magic-bullet” bullshit, I’m talking grade-A titanium, Vitamix v.2.0, (2.0 because Jake shattered...

Two officers arrived at the scene.

Street Preacher Comes to SDA

April 26, 2018

A street preacher, with a speakerphone, shouting for students to repent, took up his post on the corner outside of the front parking lot after school on Thursday. A group of about 45 students gathered...

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

Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation? Upcoming Meeting on Prom Theme

April 24, 2018

After students voiced concern over cultural appropriation, a meeting is being held to discuss the Prom’s “Bollywood” theme, according to ASB teacher Rod Keillor. The open forum will be hosted by...

How I found the smoothie of my dreams

How I found the smoothie of my dreams

April 6, 2018

Hi I’m Debra, Debbie for short, but only Jake called me Debbie, our ship-name was Debke. Cute, right? But I’m just Debra, so drop it already, okay? Here’s my guide to a quick, healthy breakfasts…...

Students link arms as part of the relay race event.

Go For Gold: Who Won the Relay Race?

March 29, 2018

After a trying relay race took place during homeroom on Tuesday, the results are finally in. Keillor’s homeroom went home with the gold, while Huntley followed close in second, and Duck in third....

This is what the proposed new mural would look like.

The A in SDA Stands for Art

March 21, 2018

Seniors Oli Kaminski and Keegan Leech have proposed a mural, “Vignettes of California,” that, if approved, will be put up on the west facing wall between the rooms of culinary arts teacher Scott Huntley...

Senior Rachel Kaplan and many other students held signs, some focused on peace, and others with political messages.

Rise Up – SDA Joins National Walkout

March 14, 2018

The intercom crackled. With a powerful, assured tone, Principal Adam Camacho’s voice traveled across campus. Shortly thereafter, students did as well. They filtered out, initially in small batches, then...

Switchfoot singer performs after the premiere of his documentary.

Switchfoot Singer Premieres Film at SDA

February 26, 2018

Switchfoot singer and SDA alumni Jon Foreman’s documentary “25 in 24,” which chronicled his 2015 experience of playing 25 concerts in 24 hours, was premiered in the Learning Commons last Saturday....

October 2015, Switchfoot performed at SDA as part of the 25 in 24 event.

Switchfoot Will Bring the Music to SDA

February 23, 2018

SDA alumni have gone on to do incredible things. Eddie Vedder, class of 1982, went on to be the lead singer of the famous rock band Pearl Jam. Kurt Grote, class of 1991, went on to win a gold medal...

Donald Trump discusses his campaign for a second term with his producers/campaign managers.

Presidential Elections 2020: Celebrity Edition!

January 17, 2018

Aren’t politics boring? All those big words and complicated policies are such a yawn… well not anymore! Introducing the Presidential Election 2020: Celebrity Edition! Half of the country was in...

Fire and Fury divulges the details of life inside the White House.

“Fire and Fury” Lights up the Media

January 11, 2018

Yesterday morning on FM 94.9, instead of the typical talk show banter, I was surprised by a new radio game. The radio hosts, Dana and Jason, offered concert tickets to callers who completed mad libs on...

The December forum was held in the band room and led by seniors Jason Kesler and Charlotte McClellan.

Mirrors in the Boys Bathroom, A School App, and More at the Forum

December 22, 2017

With student elections recently coming to a close and with almost double the voter turnout, involvement in student government appears to be at an all-time high. To parallel this, the monthly Student Forum,...

Students gather with their homeroom flag at the most recent Homeroom Olympics event.

[Photo] Will Your Homeroom Be This Year’s Olympic Winner?

November 17, 2017

Students gather with their homeroom flag at the most recent Homeroom Olympics event.

One team sported neon vests with nicknames written on the back.

The Fashion in Flag Football

November 8, 2017

All of the teams played valiantly during the Homecoming flag football games after school last Friday. Blood, sweat and tears were shed. One student was taken away from the field on a golf cart with ice...

Shawlin Supreme and the Kickback Boys, showing off their impressive group of brass and woodwinds.

Today at SDA: Battle of the Bands

November 8, 2017

Battle of the Bands began winding down on its second to last day. Shawlin Supreme and the Kickback Boys opened and played several upbeat songs and encouraged the audience to get up and dance. Milo Spearman...

Some students started a conga line.

[Photo] Dancing to the ‘70s with weather in the 90s

October 24, 2017

Some students started a conga line.

There was a psychedelic turnout of students at the dance.

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October 24, 2017

There was a psychedelic turnout of students at the dance.

SDA students put their artwork on display in a showcase at the Encinitas Community Center.

Student Art Displayed at Encinitas Community Center

September 19, 2017

SDA student artwork is being exhibited at the Encinitas Community Center now until October 18th. The gallery is in the main hallway and features about 20 works of varied mediums. SDA Art teacher Angela...

Beware the Chalk

September 8, 2017

It isn’t Leslie. It isn’t the looming threat of a ticket on my window; I have my parking pass. It isn’t the fact I very well may hit someone trying to back out; I’ve learned to wait and look....

“Logan Lucky”, starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, and Daniel Craig, is the tale of a wildly clever hillbilly heist.

“Logan Lucky” is Criminally Delightful

September 8, 2017

Luck is an abstract concept. Some wave it off in an instant. Others hold onto luck desperately, tying it to their hopes and aspirations. I was shocked to see “Logan Lucky,” a comedic crime film,...

The proclamation from the City of Encinitas hangs on the bulletin board in the principals office.

Hooray for SDA Day!

June 16, 2017

SDA was honored with two awards – from the City of Encinitas and San Diego County – during  the Senior Farewell Assembly  Friday, June 9. Both proclamations declared June 9 as “San Dieguito High...

This is one of many student paintings which were spray-painted with white eyes in the tunnel.

[Photo] Vandals strike at (and near) SDA

June 13, 2017

This is one of many student paintings which were spray-painted with white eyes in the tunnel.

Parents arrive in chemistry teacher Russ Davidsons classroom to learn about the class.

Back to School: Parents’ Edition

February 23, 2017

Everything is spotless. English teacher Lily Bolig’s desks have been pushed into symmetry, the window sills have been cleared of their typical smattering of books and students. The windows themselves...

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