The Octagon

David Situ
Junior David Situ has been at Country Day since kindergarten. This is his third year on staff. He is on the school’s golf team, and is also a violinist in the orchestra. In his free time, David enjoys reading, watching too much Netflix and sleeping as much as possible. David’s goal is to become more organized and stop procrastinating, although he plans on tackling this challenge later. Contact at

David Situ, Assistant Media Editor

Sep 09, 2018
Billing error leads to final issue of last year’s Octagon mailed two months late (Story)
Sep 07, 2018
Robbery at Loehmann’s Plaza leads to unofficial school lockdown (Story)
Aug 01, 2018
Get an inside peek at Breakthrough Sacramento straight from its executive director (video included) (Story)
Jul 03, 2018
Alumna takes love of photography to next level, offering students, friends, family inexpensive photo shoots (Story)
Jun 22, 2018
Seniors say goodbye to Country Day, share favorite memories, give advice and what to consider when going through the college process (videos included) (Story)
Jun 06, 2018
Second grade assistant leaves Country Day after 80th birthday (Story)
Jun 06, 2018
Aidan Cunningham, ’17, stays active by biking, playing Ultimate Frisbee at University of Denver (Story)
May 25, 2018
THE JAKE LONGORIA PODCAST: Seniors break down Post Malone album, talk summer songs (Story)
May 10, 2018
Senior who performed at Carnegie Hall shares practice schedule, plays favorite piece (video included) (Story)
Mar 30, 2018
Around the world in 80 plates – Jake Longoria rates passport lunch dishes (video included) (Story)
Mar 26, 2018
Former high school assistant swaps Sacramento for San Diego, twin girls (Story)
Mar 25, 2018
Q&A: Sophomore stuck outside of stadium during Black Lives Matter protest (video included) (Story)
Feb 21, 2018
History teacher Chris Kuipers welcomes baby boy (Story)
Feb 20, 2018
More advice from teachers – how to know if he/she’s the one! (video included) (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
First-date musts: Teachers give students relationship advice (video included) (Story)
Jan 31, 2018
Frustrating live trivia game declines in popularity among students; now teachers take a crack at it (video included) (Story)
Jan 04, 2018
THE JAKE LONGORIA PODCAST: Senior talks Bitcoin, ‘investing’ in cryptocurrencies (Story)
Dec 23, 2017
THE JAKE LONGORIA PODCAST: Junior rakes mulch, plants trees on path to earning Eagle Scout rank (Story)
Dec 14, 2017
Blue House Korean barbecue has better environment, wait time and taste than Oz (video included) (Story)
Dec 09, 2017
THE JAKE LONGORIA PODCAST: It’s Nutcracker Season again for ballerino sophomore (Story)
Nov 22, 2017
THE JAKE LONGORIA PODCAST: Junior baseball player talks Jewish Olympics, journalism (audio included) (Story)
Nov 13, 2017
Rewind: varsity volleyball players and coaches reflect on season after loss to Ripon Christian (video included) (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
Rockvemberfest ushers in fall season with prizes, games (video included) (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
Q&A: Unconventional case-study method incites historical thinking (additional online material) (Story)
Oct 16, 2017
Homecoming festivities and Spirit Week culminate in volleyball games, annual Fall Family Festival (video included) (Story)
Sep 13, 2017
Q&A: Junior plays Miranda for second time in Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ (Story)
Jun 10, 2017
School adds new humanities, law electives (Story)
May 25, 2017
FRESHMAN FOCUS: Colby Conner, ‘16, begins year running around bonfire, ends year with cancer research internship (Story)
May 06, 2017
FRESHMAN FOCUS: Dakota Cosgrove, ’16, checks out the MOMA and the Met in between dance rehearsals at NYU’s Tisch School (Story)
May 03, 2017
Check out the rundown on season results of spring sports (Media)
May 02, 2017
Q&A with Tim Grieve, ’82: Look at the story next to the one you’re reading, says McClatchy exec (Story)
Apr 26, 2017
Along with pace-changing tunes, band’s spring concert to feature senior instrumentalist solo (Story)
Apr 19, 2017
FRESHMAN FOCUS: Elinor Hilton enjoys early movie releases, creatively driven student body at Savannah College of Art and Design (Story)
Apr 14, 2017
Q&A: First five top-10 sophomore projects draw from Arabic, Chinese, Indo-European languages ()
Apr 09, 2017
Punny dish names, fresh ingredients create an authentic ‘Waffle Experience’ (Story/Media)
Mar 09, 2017
Sophomore chemistry students tag along on fourth graders’ trip to Sutter’s Fort (slideshow included) (Story)
Feb 14, 2017
FRESHMAN FOCUS: Jenny Kerbs, ’16, loves small classes, volleyball team at Vassar College (Story)
Dec 23, 2016
Q&A: College counselor gains insight on nine liberal arts schools during six-day Decemberfest tour (Story)
Dec 13, 2016
New traffic guards enforce parking regulations to increase chances of enlarging high school (Story/Media)
Nov 26, 2016
Q&A: Freshman studies Dutch history, language online in case she returns to the Netherlands (video included) (Story)
Nov 12, 2016
International students discuss variations in classes, dress code, cafeteria food, extracurriculars, athletics in interactive map (Story)
Oct 27, 2016
High-school chemistry classes to return to Sutter’s Fort, accompanying fourth graders on annual field trip (Story)
Oct 03, 2016
NKOTB: New international freshman has a life-long passion for basketball, misses Chinese cuisine (Story/Media)