The Rock Academy: Home of the Daily Warrior


2021-2022 At a Glance


November 2021
  • 8: NO SCHOOL- Veteran’s Day
  • 22-23: NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
December 2021
  • 20-22: 7-12 Final Exams
  • 21-22: K-6 HALF DAY
  • 12/23-1/7: NO SCHOOL – Christmas Break
January 2022
  • 10: Back to School: Second Semester
  • 17: NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 2022
  • 21-25: NO SCHOOL – Winter Break
March 2022
  • 24: HALF DAY – K-12 Conferences
  • 25: NO SCHOOL – In-Service
April 2022
  • 11-18: NO SCHOOL – Easter Break
May 2022
  • 23-25: HALF DAY – 7-12 Final Exams
  • 26: Last Day of School – Graduation


Recent Articles


Below The Surface

Cody Wallace (12), Staff Writer – November 16, 2021

“Cry Night” and How it Impacted the School

Jacob Martinez (12), Staff Writer – November 16, 2021

Lionel Messi, What Happened?

Jonas Hagen (11), Staff Writer – October 21, 2021

The Unscripted Events that Critically Shaped the Camp Experience

Kiersen Landes (12), Staff Writer – October 21, 2021


Recent Podcasts


That’s It #1
  • Kiersen Landes (12)
  • Jacob Martinez (12)
  • Gavin Beam (11)

October 27, 2021

That’s It #2
  • Kiersen Landes (12)
  • Jacob Martinez (12)
  • Gavin Beam (11)

October 27, 2021

The Rock Academy Podcast #1
  • Josh Worthington (11)
  • Will Sanford (10)
  • Jonas Hagen (11)
  • Kaden Waitely (12)

November 4, 2021


Why Astrophotography Can Be Used to Inspire Generations to Further the Exploration of Space

Max Sedano (11), Staff Writer – October 21, 2021

Do you know anything strange, but beautiful at the same time?

Covid-19 Vaccine

Chloe Pryor (12), Staff Writer – December 17, 2021

Person Holding Syringe

Covid-19 has been a horrible sickness that has put all of our lives on pause. The one thing that would allow us to press play again would be a vaccine. Let’s take a look at some of the facts about the Covid-19 vaccine… 

The Unscripted Events that Critically Shaped the Camp Experience

Kiersen Landes (12), Staff Writer – October 21, 2021

Camp was hyped up for weeks. Excited voices in the halls, announcements in chapels, packing lists and itineraries sent out. Undoubtedly, the 2021 Rock Academy camp experience lived up to its expectation. Despite the preparations, the most exhilarating experience happened unscripted. 

Rock Academy’s New Teachers (2021-2022)

Ms.Chenfeld

Kiersen Landes (12), Staff Writer – September 20, 2021

Every year the Rock Academy expands in size, bringing new students, teachers, and faculty. This school year is no different, and we’re thrilled to bring in a new 2nd grade teacher…

Ms.Welsh

Jacob Martinez (12), Staff Writer – September 20, 2021

I had the opportunity to interview the new teacher in charge of ESP, Kelly Welsh. Here are some of the questions I asked and the answers she gave…

Mr.Ramos

Cody Wallace (12), Staff Writer – September 20, 2021

Three words that describe Mr. Ramos are learner, called, and dreamer. Mr. Ramos is a native San Diegan and attended Valhalla High School, where he played football and lacrosse…

iPhone 12 or 12 Pro

TJ HawthornNovember 19, 2020

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Here I will be giving you a review on the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro. 

Presidential Election

Wyatt Cooper (10), Staff Writer – November 19, 2020

Black Flat Screen Computer Monitor

This election has been rough; disagreements and arguments are so easily spurred. As it is known, Donald Trump ran once again for presidency, aiming to win his second term. His main competition was Democrat Joe Biden…

Halloween 2020 Edition

Wyatt Cooper (10), Staff Writer – October 28, 2020

Boy and Girl Holding Jack O Lantern

Covid-19 has been a horrible sickness that has put all of our lives on pause. The one thing that would allow us to press play again would be a vaccine. Let’s take a look at some of the facts about the Covid-19 vaccine. 

Camp On Campus

Conner Akins (12), Student Writer – October 26, 2020

With the COVID-19 Pandemic going around, we weren’t able to go to a stay away camp this year. With the help of the Rock Academy Associated Student Body and the Worship Team, we were able to have “Camp On Campus”…

Rock Academy’s New Teachers (2020-2021)

Mr. Romeo Horn

Andrew Harris (11), Staff Writer – September 22, 2020

Humble. Hard-working. Selfless. These are three words that help describe Rock Academy’s new member of the teaching staff…

Mr. Bud Wenzel

1.   What three words would best describe you?  Sincere, caring, and bald…

Opinion


Seaworthy

Chloe Pryor (12), Staff Writer – January 28, 2021

White and Brown Boat

As I reflect on my childhood, a lot comes to mind. I grew up in Bay Park, San Diego. We were in the middle of everything, whether it be the beach, downtown, or the Harbor. Because of this, our family became involved in many organizations and activities. We had so much fun. I met a lot of new people and other families as result. One thing my family got involved in was the San Diego Yacht Club. Now this is where the story begins…

Experience in Sailing

Stephen He (11), Staff Writer –December 17, 2020 

Due to the Covid-19, many sports club activities have been canceled to institute more safety. However, our school, Rock Academy, has started other sports activities in place of those that were cancelled…

Sneaker Head

Ethan Nguyen (12), Staff Writer – December 17, 2020

Photo of Sneakers on White Background

When you hear the term sneakerhead or sneaker community, something such as shoes, brands, or etc. usually comes to mind. Let me show you, from my experience, what exactly it is to be a sneakerhead…

Quarantine Life

Stephen He (11), Staff Writer – December 11, 2020

Person In Yellow Protective Suit

My name is Stephen, a Chinese international student. I have studied at the Rock Academy for about four years already, and this year is my junior year. Because of the threat of Covid-19, I did not want my parents, who live in China, to worry about me. So instead of choosing to go to school when campus reopened, I chose to continue online…

My Online Experience

Ethan Nguyen (12), Staff Writer – December 5, 2020

Photo of Child Sitting by the Table While Looking at the Imac

Well, time is going quickly, we’re coming close to the end of the first semester. Unlike the other students who do in-person class, I have been doing distance learning. Although I only planned to be online for the remainder of this semester, I think I am going to continue this way for the next semester if the number of covid cases increases…

California Wildfires

Chloe Pryor (12), Staff Writer – October 15, 2020

Photo of Wildfire on Mountain

You have probably heard about the California wildfires. These fires have started from multiple different causes. The devastating circumstances have left families, houses, businesses, land and animals left in loss…

“Avatar”-The Last Airbender: Reviews and Opinions

Gavin Beam (10), Staff Writer – September 22, 2020

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Ah yes, the world of people that can bend the main elements of the world. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that fantastic world? This series is centered around the journey of 12-year-old Aang, the current Avatar and last survivor of his nation, the Air Nomads. Hang, along with his friends Sokka, Katara, and later Toph, strive to end the Fire Nation’s oppression against the other nations of the world…

Wyatt Cooper (10), Staff Writer – September 29, 2020

Empty Blue Shopping Cart

My name is Stephen, a Chinese international student. I Well, time is going quickly, we’re coming close to the end of the first semester. Unlike the other students who do in-person class, I have been doing distance learning. Although I only planned to be online for the remainder of this semester, I think I am going to continue this way for the next semester if the number of covid cases increases…

Cobra Kai Review

Gavin Beam (10), Staff Writer – September 16, 2020

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Imagine, you’re a kid in 1984. A trailer for a rather “tubular” looking movie is dropped in theaters. You try to look like smooth butter as you witness a high schooler being trained by an old man in an upcoming movie and you casually ask your parents for some moolah to catch that sweet looking flick in theater…

Staying Home

Gavin Beam (10), Staff Writer –  August 31, 2020

Woman Sleeping

“One could argue on the topic of being stuck in your room all day, or at the least during a zoom meeting, as that of “inhumane” or not fun, while others could argue that the isolation in a room is a peace bearing gift sent down from God himself…”



Entertainment


New Spider Man Movie Breaks the Internet

Kaden Waitley (11), Staff Writer – October 21, 2021

Everyones super excited to see the new SpiderMan Far From Home…

2020 Is Among Us

Chloe Pryor (12), Staff Writer – October 21, 2020

Among Us is a highly popular game that people all over the world talk about. This game is simple; it is about strategy and deception…

A New Addition to Super Smash Bros.

Kaden Waitley (10), Staff Writer  October 21, 2020

Focus Photo of Super Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi Figurines

Nintendo announced in early October that a new Smash Bros. character would be added to its roster for $5.99. The new character turned out to be Steve from Minecraft

The Spongebob Movie

Gavin Beam (10), Staff Writer – October 19, 2020

Who lives in a Pineapple under the sea? 

Spongebob Squarepants, that’s who! He is the loveable, yellow square many generations know.  It is a show about a sponge whose only goal is to be the best fry cook in all of Bikini Bottom. He and his best friend, Patrick Star, go on many weird and unnecessary adventures… 

The Skywalker Saga: Delayed for 2021

Kaden Waitley (10), Staff Writer – September 29, 2020

Fans will have to wait a bit longer to play Lego Star Wars the Skywalker Saga. It was originally planned to come out in October of 2020 but has been delayed to spring 2021 due to more preparations needed…

End of the Simpsons

Gavin Beam (10), Staff Writer – September 16, 2020

As the clouds roll by, a mysterious logo comes closer. A choir in perfect harmony utters: “The Simpsons.” We fly overhead passing a nuclear power plant and Semi-Painless Dentistry, as it fades into Springfield Elementary School…

The Umbrella Academy

Kiri Bonane (10), Staff Writer – August 28, 2020

The Umbrella Academy is a superhero tv series that originates as a comic book series. It revolves around a family of estranged children who reunite to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death, while also protect the world from ending in the process  The story began on October 1, 1989…

Epic vs. Apple

Kaden Waitley (10), Staff Writer – August 28. 2020

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There has been recent news that the multinational company, Apple, has gotten into a grudge with Epic, a video game and software developer most famous for its video game, Fortnite. 


Sports


MLB Playoffs are Heating Up

William Sanford (10), Staff Writer – October 21, 2021

The MLB playoffs have been full of exciting moments and nail biters. The playoffs started Tuesday, October 5th, 2021, at Fenway Park. Where the Boston Red Sox played the New York Yankees.

Lionel Messi, What Happened?

Jonas Hagen (11), Staff Writer – October 21, 2021

The world of soccer is changing rapidly and the core of this change is due to Lionel Messi, the greatest soccer player of all time.

Different Can be a Blessing in Disguise

Chloe Pryor (12), Staff Writer – March 11, 2021

Our volleyball season started in late summer and because of the restrictions, all we could do was condition. Later in the season, we got approval to start playing with balls  Due to Covid-19 the Rock Academy Volleyball season looked a lot different this year than it did in the past years.

Rock Academy Golf

Gavin Beam (10), Staff Writer – October 26, 2020 

Photo by: Kaden Waitley (10)

Our volleyball season started in late summer and because of the restrictions, all we could do was condition. Later in the season, we got approval to start playing with balls  Due to Covid-19 the Rock Academy Volleyball season looked a lot different this year than it did in the past years.

Bubble Battles

Conner Akins (12), Staff Writer – September 29, 2020

Since the COVID-19 Pandemic has hit, the sports world has been in a pickle. Leagues like the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association and the Women’s National Basketball Association have found a solution to play sports in a safe environment. 

One City, No Team?

 Conner Akins (12), Staff Writer – September 22, 2020

The Aztecs of San Diego State University will not be playing in San Diego this season… 

Sports are Postponed

Wyatt Cooper (10), Staff Writer – August 31, 2020

Toddler Playing Soccer

As we all know, the coronavirus has done a number on our country. Almost every aspect of our lives are being altered to better form to what is happening around us. Sports are being postponed. 


Podcasts


Senior Sit-Down
Senior Sit-Down: Episode 2
Senior Sit Down: Episode 1
Senior Sit-Down: Episode 3
Legionaries
Episode 5
Episode 4
Episode 3
Episode 2
Other
Interview With McClintock
Elijah Talks
Middle School Volleyball