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An Unexpected Love Triangle

Story by Kira Eliott, Opinions Editor
January 8
Filed under Essays

The second Hobbit movie held nothing back. The quality was better, the soundtrack is moved from ripping off “The Lord of the Rings,” and the plot had so many twists and turns that the cliffhanger ending kept even true Hobbit fans wondering. There’s only one flaw, which I will get to momentarily. In...

Logophile: Species for the Soul

Logophile: Species for the Soul

Story by Katrina Olsen, Staff Blogger
December 19
Filed under Logophile

We’ve seen oodles of werewolves, vampires, shapeshifters, and ghosts. Oodles of boring. But every once and a while, when drowning in the death pool that is free eBooks, you’ll run across the more obscure species. Here are some fun ones. Pooka: This is the scariest creature of all: an Irish black...

Change in Holiday Spirit

Change in Holiday Spirit

Story by Michael Leslie, Staff Writer
December 18
Filed under Essays, Opinions

Last night at dinner my family had a discussion about our earliest Christmas memories. As I was trying to remember, I began to get sidetracked and started thinking about why Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier each year. I finally came to the conclusion that businesses are the cause. For example, you now ...

The Relative Problem

The Relative Problem

Story by Katrina Olsen, Staff Blogger
December 11
Filed under Logophile

Dear Knowledgeable Katrina, I’m at a family event and desperately want to finish my amazing book so I can catch up with everyone! But everyone keeps interrupting to ask what I’m reading! This way, I’ll never finish! I don’t want to be rude to my family, but my book is complicated and I...

Mustang Musings: Early Memories

Mustang Musings: Early Memories

December 6
Filed under Mustang Musings

The holidays are fast approaching, and soon the year will be at a close. Whenever this time comes around, people love to spend time with family and friends, reliving past memories. The Mustang took advantage of this opportunity and asked students to retell their earliest memories. Stories ranged from...

Black Friday Odyssey

Black Friday Odyssey

Story by Nicole Smith, News Editor
December 3
Filed under Essays

Black Friday: the day I have always spent cleaning my room and doing homework, maybe reading a nice book; anything but leave the house. But this year, I am taking a chance and stepping outside to see what all of the commotion is about. 8:00am I roll out of bed to prepare to do the unthinkable. I b...

Mustang Musings: Thanksgiving Break

Mustang Musings: Thanksgiving Break

November 22
Filed under Mustang Musings

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for the things you have and the people who surround you. It’s also a holiday that gives students a week off from school. With that in mind, the Mustang asked the student body what their plans are during this upcoming break. Answers ranged from going out of town,...

Breaking It In

Story by Sierra Zounes, Online Editor
November 21
Filed under Opinions

Something I’ve learned through my 11 years training at my Kung Fu studio is the importance of awareness. You can be the most gifted MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) champion on the globe, but if you aren’t aware of your surroundings, anyone could just hit you on the head, and your MMA won’t be much use...

Following Humans of New York

Following Humans of New York

Story by Caroline Daniel, Staff Blogger
November 20
Filed under Staff Blogs, You Should Be...

Hello again readers. I’m a mixed-media type of girl but two of my biggest passions in life are people and photography, especially people in photography. A few months ago I stumbled upon a wildly popular blog on Tumblr featuring this exact thing: people, in photos, located around New York City. The...

Dear Feminists,

Dear Feminists,

Story by Wendy Disch, Staff Writer
November 19
Filed under Essays, Opinions

Dear Feminists, “The fairytale is dead,” you say. At least that’s what Yahoo tells me when I go to check my email and see that an all-girls school is advertising to incoming freshmen through anti-princess propaganda. In a way, I agree. We’re closing in on 2014 and after growing up watching...

Not my Bloody Fault

Story by Sierra Zounes, Online Editor
November 15
Filed under Opinions, Staff Blogs, The Joys of Teaching

Not everyone can handle the same amount of physical exercise. I know that many of my fellow instructors can go for hours continuously practicing, while I get winded after the first hour. Students are the same way; we are all human after all, and I definitely learned that after one of my students fainted...

The Library Book Sins

The Library Book Sins

Story by Katrina Olsen, Staff Blogger
November 13
Filed under Logophile, Staff Blogs

We have common courtesies for everything from “Bless you” at a sneeze to how long to open the door for someone behind you. Soon your whole life will be consumed with pushing in chairs and pulling them out for others. Drop those manners (they’ll figure out how to pull out their own chairs eventually,...

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