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Taylor Swift ‘Shakes Off’ the never ending criticism in her latest song and music video

Taylor Swift ‘Shakes Off’ the never ending criticism in her latest song and music video

Story by Becca Von Zweck, Staff Writer
September 5, 2014
Filed under Opinions

As per usual, country -pop cross over Taylor Swift just can't seem to catch a break from the relentless and never-ending criticism being thrown her way. The 24-year-old debuted the new music video for her latest single “Shake it Off” last Monday, in which she was featured wearing several different...

Pirates are Better than Ninjas.

Pirates are Better than Ninjas.

Story by Sam Winter and Nicole Smith
June 3, 2014
Filed under Essays, Opinions

Every year SDA provides the opportunity for students to attempt to resolve one of the most important first world questions of the times. No, this is not a question of economics, chickens and eggs, existential ponderings, or even a question posed as part of the search for meaning in life. No, this question...

Ninjas are Better than Pirates.

Ninjas are Better than Pirates.

Story by Eric Hsieh, Staff Writer
June 3, 2014
Filed under Essays, Opinions

The yearly battle of Japanese assassins versus ocean plunderers will commence on June 4 with the annual event of Ninjas vs. Pirates Day. Students, in their free periods or passing periods, can dress up as ninjas or pirates and show their support for either side. First, a little background information:...

Dear University of California, Los Angeles

Dear University of California, Los Angeles

Story by Olivia Mock, Staff Writer
June 2, 2014
Filed under Opinions

I have one question, why do classes start Oct. 2? It is completely ridiculous. Sure, while I was in high school I never wanted classes to start, but I’m an adult now, sort of, and I want to start my grown up life. I like the quarter system, but could you please try to make your schedule more similar...

Senior Year Disappointment

Senior Year Disappointment

Story by Taylor Knudson, Staff Writer
May 9, 2014
Filed under Essays, Opinions

I have spent the past three years dreaming of the freedom, the glamour, and the javas associated with the fourth year of high school. However, over the past eight months, I have come to discover that senior year is a SHAM. Here is an informal list of my main disappointments relevant to this year: The Pressure to...

Dear All The Schools That Rejected Me

Dear All The Schools That Rejected Me

Story by Taylor Knudson, Staff Writer
April 17, 2014
Filed under Essays, Opinions

Dear schools that rejected me, Was it because I’m not pretty enough? Were my eye brows too untamed for your elite institutions? Was my hair not soft enough for your reputations of outstanding academia? Did my eyes not sparkle with enough vivacity for your prestigious universities? Oh, who am...

Dirty Dancing at SDA

Dirty Dancing at SDA

Story by Lily LeaVesseur, Business Manager/CAF Editor
April 7, 2014
Filed under Essays, Opinions

I’ll admit that I like to get down at the occasional school dance. On such a night, I will probably spend an hour getting ready so that I might look like I spent only five minutes throwing together some effortlessly casually cool outfit. I will have prearranged plans to go with friends so that I won’t...

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....

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