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Logophile: What Makes Your Wing Ding?

Logophile: What Makes Your Wing Ding?

Story by Katrina Olsen, Staff Blogger
March 21, 2014
Filed under Logophile, Opinions, Staff Blogs

We’ve all seen it. Floating in the corners of our vision. Hiding in nonsense. But, how many of us have actually stopped and asked the ultimate question: what in the world are “Wingdings”? Unfortunately, with the alarming amount of time I’ve spent studying Word fonts, I have. And it led me...

Heels on Campus

Heels on Campus

Story by Olivia Mock, Staff Writer
March 20, 2014
Filed under Essays, Opinions

SDA is known for its hour lunches, lack of a football team, and emphasis on creative expression; however, the irregular terrain of our school often goes unnoticed. The number of hills, stairs, rocky asphalt, wooden planks, dirt patches, and random dips create an extremely uneven surface that is an absolute...

Mustang Musings: Crayon Colors

Mustang Musings: Crayon Colors

March 17, 2014
Filed under Mustang Musings, Opinions

The Mustang is bringing the SDA student body back to Kindergarten, back when writing something on their wall didn’t refer to Facebook, but to the waxy coloring tool that got kids in trouble for using on the blank canvas that is their bedroom wall. Journalism staff asked students to imagine themselves...

Senior Out: Mates Before Dates

Story by Olivia Mock, Staff Writer
March 12, 2014
Filed under Essays, Opinions

Senior Out has been known to destroy long standing friendships and sibling bonds, but not much has been said about the effects it has on romantic relationships.  Sayings such as “mates before dates” question where one’s loyalties should lie. Unfortunately for me, my significant other decided to...

Senior Out: The Muffin Sacrifice

Senior Out: The Muffin Sacrifice

Story by Kira Eliott, Opinions Editor
March 6, 2014
Filed under Essays, Opinions

It all started this morning. We ran out of bread yesterday at my house, which meant that I couldn’t make my daily peanut butter sandwich. I figured, hey, no big deal: if I got hungry, I could just pick something up from the Mosaic. So I went to school, the thrill of senior out singing in my veins....

Mustang Musings: Formal Nightmare

Mustang Musings: Formal Nightmare

February 7, 2014
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Tomorrow night, SDA students will be dressing in their classiest attire and attending this year’s Masquerade Formal. Hanging with friends, dancing to their hearts content, what can possibly go wrong? To answer that question, the Mustang asked students about their formal nightmare. Answers ranged...

Logophile: The Book Thieves of America

Logophile: The Book Thieves of America

Story by Katrina Olsen, Staff Blogger
February 7, 2014
Filed under Logophile, Opinions, Staff Blogs

There are times when I walk out of our Encinitas Library, fumbling with the door handle around my armful of books, DVDs, and a stray CD, wondering, “How on earth can this be legal?” There are places a mere block away that look like a library, smell like a library, sound like a library, but had I...

Mustang Musings: Time Travel

Mustang Musings: Time Travel

Story by Sierra Zounes
January 31, 2014
Filed under Mustang Musings, Opinions

Though time machines do not exist to the public, the Mustang asked SDA where (or when) they would travel, given the chance to bend time. Answers ranged from as soon as 1969s Woodstock to Victorian France, or all the way back to the Prehistoric Age, where restrictions on pet dinosaurs were not enforced.   “I...

Unexpected Generosity

Unexpected Generosity

Story by Jessica Rowan, Staff Writer
January 24, 2014
Filed under Essays, Opinions

Let it be known now: I am a very careless person. I have had my Kindles and iPods stolen, and my money misplaced. Just recently, I had lost my wallet, but for once, not permanently. I lost it on a sidewalk, unbeknownst to me. A day later, the school contacted me to tell me my wallet has been found, and...

Backpack, Backpack, Yeah!

Backpack, Backpack, Yeah!

Story by Reiko Inouye, Staff Writer
January 23, 2014
Filed under Essays, Opinions

As finals week comes to a close, you can feel the anticipation of the new semester rising throughout the halls of SDA. Whether you are a nervous little freshman wondering if you will be able to find your way around unfamiliar halls, a sophomore hoping to get all your classes with your best friend, a...

Mustang Musings: New Year’s Resolutions

Mustang Musings: New Year’s Resolutions

January 10, 2014
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As 2014 is sent underway, the Mustang commemorated the New Year by asking students about their New Years’ resolutions, and how well they have been sticking to them. Among the responses were the goals to eat healthier, do well in school, take over the world, and overall self-improvement. Whether or...

Logophile: Dissociative Book Identity Disorder

Logophile: Dissociative Book Identity Disorder

Story by Katrina Olsen, Staff Blogger
January 9, 2014
Filed under Logophile, Staff Blogs

Dissociative Book Identity Disorder /dɪˈsoʊʃitɪv bʊk aɪˈdentəti dɪsˈɔrdər/: A state of mind where a person has multiple, dueling memories of a single book. This newly-discovered psychological disorder can be caused by multiple situations that create to perceptions of a novel. This is mos...

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