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December 2, 2019

The beginning of fall at Del Lago Academy is the time when most grade levels start their first IDP project of the year. For juniors, the fall IDP project is a segway into the notorious internships that take place at the end of February.

Given about a month to complete, juniors are tasked with a lengthy research paper explaining the impact they made in their community. The “impact” is something the scholars get to decide for the...

December 2, 2019

As you may or may not know, the senior scholars of Del Lago don’t have an IDT project to complete. So, what are they working on then? Well with classes like AP Calculus AB and BC, AP Statistics, AP Spanish, AP English and Government, Physics, and Medical Interventions, they’re working on a whole bunch of things! 

Let’s start with AP Calculus. Scholars taking Calculus AB, the equivalent of one semester of a college-level calculu...

February 14, 2019

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is one of the most celebrated holidays around the world. Most common in the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, and Australia, Valentine’s Day celebrates love. For most it is taken as love for a significant other, or perhaps to admit your love to someone. For others it is love in general– love for a friend, family, teacher, or maybe even someone you have influenced greatly.

But you cannot deny that,...

January 30, 2019

via @dla_asb's Instagram 

Del Lago Academy tried something a bit different this year: having their “Homecoming” be based on the first game of basketball season. They appropriately named it “Hoopcoming."  Unlike past homecomings, this year’s was held in the gym. ASB sold between 300 and 400 tickets. The gym was split in two using a drop down divider. One half was the dance floor, and the other half had various games and a movie....

April 11, 2018

Poster by Liv Lestrange

Edward Worthington III has just been murdered. But who did it? Was it the butler? Was it his daughter? Was it one of his wives? Those are the questions being asked in DLA Drama’s upcoming murder-mystery comedy, “The Plot, Like Gravy, Thickens,” which opens this Friday (Thursday if you’re a DLA scholar).

A stormy night clouds over the sky above Worthington Manor. A lavish mansion set against the eerie back...

February 21, 2018

Grab your magnifying glasses and ready your funny bones because DLA’s next play presents people with a murder mystery that’s sure to delight a person’s inner detective while also serving a good helping of laughs. DLA Drama introduces – The Plot, Like Gravy, Thickens.

It is evening. The scene is set in Worthington Manor. Edward Worthington III, a tyrannical millionaire, is hosting his 50th birthday party. With the help of Walter...

February 7, 2018

From Friday, January 12, to Sunday, January 14, the DLA Drama Club’s thespian troupe participated in the California Educational Theatre Association’s (CETA) 47th Annual High School Theatre Festival. The CETA Theatre Festival is a three day event that allows drama students to experience some of the top SoCal high school theatre productions, work with industry professionals in acting/tech workshops, and feature ten minute scenes...

February 5, 2018

Here in Escondido, there isn’t much to do on a normal weekday, but just a few cities over in Oceanside, there’s something called the Sunset Market every Thursday. There’s a reason they call it the Sunset Market; primarily because it starts at 5 PM. Although it may seem like some small Farmer’s Market, you’re completely wrong, It’s way better! There are shops, activities and food! The whole experience would leave you feeling ec...

October 31, 2017

Dia de los Muertos or The Day of the Dead is a Mexican Holiday which is celebrated from midnight on October 31st to November 2nd. On the first day, November 1st, the lives of children and babies that have passed away are celebrated. The lives of the adults that have passed away are celebrated on the next and final day. The tradition of Dia De los Muertos was started by the Aztecs as a way to honor their fallen ancestors. It is...

October 31, 2017

By Abby Traxler 

Ever wondered how the creatures of the night came to be or why, as rumor has it, they come out especially for one night in the year, October 31st. What does it really mean to go trick-or-treat? Why is one night filled with so much mystic and how did Halloween become an American tradition. Read and find out or are you too scared.


Originally Halloween was a Celtic festival known as Samhain. Samhain was a...

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