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The Spark SD

The Student News Site of Ignite Journalism

The Spark SD

The Student News Site of Ignite Journalism

The Spark SD

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Making Space for a New Wave of Journalists

Julieta Soto, Editorial Intern December 1, 2022
Those of us from underrepresented communities deserve to tell our true, well-rounded stories and show the world who we really are.
A colorful assortment of pills.

The First and Last Dose

Martin Lee and Jerry Wu, Contributing Writers November 9, 2022
Rising fentanyl deaths in San Diego impact teens.
An Elvis figurine singing into a microphone hangs from a cars rear-view mirror.

From Queens to Rock Stars: What Makes a Biopic Work?

Michele Kim, Contributing Writer November 8, 2022
Making a biopic is easy, but making one that is respectful, interesting and meaningful is much harder.
A student holds a pencil over a standardized test multiple choice form.

SDUHSD Experiments with Skipping STAR Testing

Joy Ma, Contributing Writer November 7, 2022
SDUHSD has made STAR testing optional for honors and advanced placement students for the 2022-23 school year.
The Freedom to Read

The Freedom to Read

Jerry Wu, Editor October 28, 2022
San Diego libraries are standing up against censorship and book bans in support of the freedom to read.
Dont Worry Darling movie poster shows a blonde woman leaning over a classic car to kiss a man against a sunny backdrop of palm trees.

Review: Don’t Worry Darling — Entertaining yet Shallow

Gustavo Damian Danemann Soto, Contributing Writer October 28, 2022
No film this messy would make its money back without an equally silly (and unbearably loud) discourse surrounding it.
A photo of womens legs dawned with pink socks, ribbons, and tutus.

Raising Breast Cancer Awareness

Hope Shaw, Contributing Writer October 27, 2022
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time to celebrate both those who have survived the disease along with those who’ve lost their lives to it.
Junior Lia Sowers (right) poses alongside another teammate at the Olympic Hopes Regatta in Slovakia.

University City Student Athletes Compete on the International Stage

Sevilla Tovar, Contributing Writer October 26, 2022

This article originally appeared in University City High School’s The Commander in September 2022. It has been lightly edited for republication. Over this past year, two University City High...

A statue of Christopher Columbus points into the distance. A Bird is perched on his head.

Columbus Day Unworthy of Celebration

Jisang Yoo, Contributing Writer October 26, 2022

This article originally appeared in University City High School’s The Commander in September 2022. It has been lightly edited for republication. Christopher Columbus, the “Admiral of the Ocean Sea,”...

A blurry photo at night of a soccer player approaching the net with a ball.

Soccer: My Escape

Jeorge Morales, Contributing Writer October 19, 2022
If I am feeling sad, anxious, scared or feeling any type of pain, soccer is always my escape from reality. Every time I step on the field, all of my problems disappear while I'm there.
A black and white close up image of a woman holding a finger up to her lips, gesturing to be quiet.

Victoria Reveals Her Secrets

Sabina Pedido, Contributing Writer October 17, 2022
The documentary “Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons” follows the rise and fall of a retail empire.
Teenage girl smiles next to a popcorn machine at an amusement park.

It’s My Party and I’ll Invite Who I Want To: Navigating Politics and Friendship

Cassie Pataky, Contributing Writer March 22, 2022
COVID-19 has changed many aspects of our lives, one of those being gatherings, but new health guidelines help to make this possible, or not?
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