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Senior Out: Day 1

Senior Out: Day 1

Story by Cydney Melton, Sports Editor
March 2
Filed under Staff Blogs

After a long couple of days planning out my safe routes to class, figuring out sneaky ways to tag a certain senior, and making sure I would never be alone for some days to come, it was finally Mar. 2, 7 a.m., the start of Senior Out. Most seniors wait all of high school to participate in this hectic...

Senate Needs to Block Obama Nominee to Supreme Court

Story by Jason Kesler, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Opinions

With the sad and sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday, there has been a lot of talk about the vacancy left on the Supreme Court. President Obama said Saturday that he plans to “fulfill his constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time.” Senate majority leader Mitch...

Mustang Musings: Super Bowl Traditions

Mustang Musings: Super Bowl Traditions

January 28
Filed under Mustang Musings

Students are excitedly awaiting the approach of the Super Bowl that is to take place Feb. 7. In order to celebrate its arrival come many unique traditions among families and friends. Here are some of the ways SDA students choose to celebrate. “[In preparation for the Super Bowl] my family makes...

The Politics of Social Media

Story by Zach MicInnis, Staff Writer
January 20
Filed under Opinions

Social media, since its invention, has become an outlet for troublesome groups and their fringe opinions. These outlets have become increasingly polarizing over the years, and it’s no mistake. In ever increasing numbers, talking heads have chosen social media as the battleground for the hearts and...

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Story by Linnea Leidy, Staff Writer
November 22
Filed under Opinions

On Thursday, Nov. 19, the House of Representatives, led by House Republican leader Paul Ryan, passed a bill to restrict the entrance of Syrian refugees by requiring the government to guarantee that each refugee entering the country isn't a threat. This will significantly slow the immigration process,...

Reflecting on the PSAT

Story by Sophie Peeler, Features Editor
October 23
Filed under Opinions

Besides the scheduling disaster that left most students either scrambling to finish the last few math problems or sprinting to the bathrooms because, apparently, kids don’t need a break during a four-hour test, the content of the PSAT itself and the aftermath are an event in themselves. Despite...

Mustang Musings: Summer Vacation

Mustang Musings: Summer Vacation

September 3
Filed under Mustang Musings

Summer is a time to unwind and de-stress: no homework, no tests, no worries. SDA students spent their summers participating in a wide variety of activities including anything from relaxing at home to visiting exciting new places. “Iceland was unbelievable. We saw like billions of puffins and puffins...

Coachella

Story by Nadia Ballard, Staff Writer
April 17
Filed under Opinions

Coachella is well known as a colorful place of drugs, campsite sex, and indie music but in the past few years it has become the poster child of cultural appropriation. Cultural appropriation is defined as the act of adopting elements from a culture without the proper respect and use of that element,...

Mustang Musings: Near Death Experiences

Mustang Musings: Near Death Experiences

February 10
Filed under Mustang Musings

Everyone has an interesting story that can reveal some of the scariest moments of their lives. In this Mustang Musings, we asked students to tell us about their near death experiences, and see how their lives have been affected since. “I almost set a house on fire cooking popcorn. I’m not lying.”...

How to Respond to Haters

How to Respond to Haters

Story by Dylan Hendrickson, CAF Editor
January 23
Filed under Opinions

Being a senior who thinks he’s much funnier than he really is, I am often inundated with disapproving e-mails after each issue. Responding to these takes up almost as much time as my primary job: coming up with punny headline titles, a very labor intensive job. With hours of on-the-job experience,...

Bless Less

Bless Less

Story by Dylan Hendrickson, CAF Editor
January 9
Filed under Opinions

I’ll just be blunt: I really don’t like people saying “bless you.” And it’s not because I’m a die-hard atheist and can’t handle any kind of mention, smell, or taste of the “G” word. It’s because it makes me really nervous. Yeah, it’s kind of dumb, but hear me out. Here’s...

You Should Be…Playing “Monument Valley”

You Should Be…Playing “Monument Valley”

Story by Caroline Daniel, Online Editor
December 3
Filed under You Should Be...

In a triumphant return to the “You Should Be” blog, I bring you our first app review! And it’s not just for iPhones! (You’re welcome, you crazed Android users.) Today I present you my new favorite smartphone game, ever. I’m not sure anything could ever top this game, and when you play you’ll...

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