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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Story by Caroline Glass
January 9, 2012
Filed under Mustang Musings, Opinions

With a new year comes new beginnings and a chance to start over and make changes in your life. SDA students took this oppurtunity to improve their lives with their resolutions:   “I want to get better at mediating. I want to get better at focusing myself. I want to be focused and balanced for coll...

Science Seeks Women

Story by Natalya Ballard
December 8, 2011
Filed under Essays, Opinions

  Women have long encountered difficulties in the workplace, most notably in fields geared towards science, where the environment is predominately male. While the days where women were only able to fulfill the role of homemakers and housewives are far behind us, women still constitute a minority...

Just Keep Walking

Story by Karolyna Landin, Staff Writer
October 31, 2011
Filed under Essays, Opinions

Oh god, they saw me. Maybe if I don’t make eye contact…Nope. “What kind of hair straightener do you use?!” I smile and keep walking, quickening my pace. I hear her heels clicking behind me, “Wait! Want me to straighten your hair?!” “No thanks!” I say as I now start running away from...

Kindle Versus Books

Story by Hope Alba, Staff Writer
October 31, 2011
Filed under Essays, Opinions

Technology these days are growing and expanding, turning into complex, easy-to-use devices. Some welcome this new age with arms wide open, under the sunlight and some prefer to reside within the past. The iPad serves as an easily portable laptop, and the iPhone/iTouch serves as a phone, musicator (a...

Occupy North County

Story by Laurel Sorenson
October 20, 2011
Filed under Essays, Opinions

Across the country, angry protestors have been camping out on streets to send a message to America. Participants in the Occupy Wall Street movement have braved the cold and endured alleged abuse by police officers. According to Kim Bays, a participant in both Occupy San Diego and Occupy North County...

The Item of The Week

Story by Caitlin Hird
September 28, 2011
Filed under Essays, Opinions

There I was amidst the glorious fluorescent kingdom that is The Dollar Tree, a place that turns thoughts of “who would ever want this mesh Instant Back Support accessory” to realizations that your back has, in fact, been hurting lately and it is after all only one dollar.  I cautiously proceeded,...

Give Me Youtube Or Give Me Death

Story by Cassia Pollock
September 21, 2011
Filed under Essays, Opinions

Once again YouTube has been blocked on school computers. This terrible event occurred last Wednesday in the midst of 2nd period. I could have guessed this would happen because it isn’t the first time.  Despite the predictability of the situation it burns just the same. It’s as if I’m a sta...

RIP Hour Lunch

Story by Karolyna Landin, Staff Writer
September 15, 2011
Filed under Essays, Opinions

I have been mourning the loss of a great friend, hour lunch on late starts. I received this tragic news through a heartless e-mail – an e-mail! – saying that there has been a new change to the late start days. No sit down or get together explaining why hour lunch has passed. All I wanted was an explanation...

Pineapple Soap

Pineapple Soap

Story by Joey Kobara
September 14, 2011
Filed under Essays, Opinions

Yesterday, after finishing my business in the school bathroom, I approached the sink with my usual caution. Generally I am hesitant to touch the soap dispenser. But today was different. What came out of that mechanism was not the typical white foam but a softer more yellow substance. I was enthralled....

I’m Still Gaga for Lady Gaga

Story by Kira Elliott
September 12, 2011
Filed under Essays, Opinions

I was actually really proud of Lady Gaga when she came to the VMAs dressed as a man. As I watched the video, I couldn’t help but notice all of the astonished faces. I wasn’t shocked. Lady Gaga isn’t your normal pop star, why should this shock everyone? She seemed to be having a lot of fun with...

What Does Equality Mean?

Story by Kira Elliott
September 12, 2011
Filed under Essays, Opinions

I have never understood why some people freak out so much when anyone brings up the subject of gay rights. Love is love. Why should it matter if your classmate, friend, or child is not naturally attracted to the opposite sex when the most important thing is their happiness? When people were voting on...

Not Suggestions

Story by Anna Sheridan, Sports Editor
September 7, 2011
Filed under Essays, Opinions

            We’ve all seen the classroom rules posted on the backs of doors, the sides of white boards, the huge paragraphs of what not to do on our syllabus’s. And maybe, for the first week, we all follow the rules. We don’t chew gum in class, no food is brought in after third period,...

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