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Reflecting on the PSAT

Story by Sophie Peeler, Features Editor
October 23, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2014
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...

Free Time

Free Time

Story by Leigh Houck, Business Manager
December 3, 2014
Filed under Opinions

I know I’m not the only one who guards their precious obligation-free moments with as much fervor as their stressed, exhausted lives allow. The pressure to do well in school and get into a good college really consumes a good portion of one’s life. Between classes, homework, clubs, sports, and other...

Thanksgiving: Analyzing the Feast

Thanksgiving: Analyzing the Feast

Story by Carina Julig, Opinion Editor
November 21, 2014
Filed under Opinions

Thanksgiving has rolled around once again, wedged underwhelmingly in between Halloween and Christmas. Thanksgiving break tends to vary in excitement, but regardless of whether you spend the week in Hawaii, in your Grandma’s condo, or at home binge-watching “How I Met Your Mother,” there’s one...

Oh, Grow Up.

Oh, Grow Up.

Story by Sophie Peeler, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014
Filed under Opinions

I’m four weeks into sophomore year and I already feel like I’ve been hit by a bus. And I just can’t stop asking myself: Why was I so excited to grow up? As kids, everyone wants nothing more than to be a teenager with freedom and independence, hanging out with friends every weekend and finally...

Don’t Bring Your Boyfriend to a One Direction Concert

Don’t Bring Your Boyfriend to a One Direction Concert

Story by Hana Chen, Business Manager
September 19, 2014
Filed under Opinions

As I ventured into the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, my eyes scanned the packed crowd filled with screaming fans and teeming with estrogen. A sea of hormonal teen girls buzzing in anticipation of seeing the British, Irish, and Australian boy band members (what variety!). But something I didn’t expect...

S.O.S. College is Coming

S.O.S. College is Coming

Story by Elise Gout, Editor in Chief/Features Editor
September 18, 2014
Filed under Opinions, That College Thing

I am a victim of college spam. When it comes to mail, I always used to be pretty old-fashioned. I believed in the traditionalism of handwriting letters, the sincerity behind thank you cards. Then I made the singular mistake of checking “yes” somewhere on some standardized test sometime during...

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