The Mustang

The Reality of In-Classroom Learning

Symptom checking and other COVID-19 precautions will be taken upon the return to campus

By Sydney Randolph, Business Manager

September 22, 2020

Will students and teachers return for in-classroom learning for the 2020-2021 school year?

Government-run Healthcare: Not Quite the Right Medicine for All

Photo courtesy of Pixabay

By Madelyn Sequeira, Opinions Editor

September 22, 2020

A system in which healthcare in the United States is funded by the government, costs less and covers all seems almost too good to be true and that’s probably because it is. The truth is that government-run healthcare would do more harm than good for the country. With the inflated costs of medicine and doct...

A Letter from the Editor

Wow, my name is up in the sky!

September 21, 2020

So, here we are. In front of our computers yet again. Did you have a good day at school? Or, rather, at your desk. Or on the couch. Or in your bed.  Hey, no judgement. You're having to do school from home, so you may as well be comfortable. Some of us enjoy school from home– we get to sleep in l...

The Uighurs of China: A Silent Genocide

Protestors take part in Brussels, on October 1, 2019 on the day of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People's Republic of China, in a protest organized by the World Uyghur Congress, the International Campaign for Tibet, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation, the Belgian Uyghur Association and the Tibetan Community in Belgium.

By Matthew Hagan and Jenna Wilson-Levin

September 21, 2020

The Uighurs (pronounced WE-GERS) are an ethnic minority group that primarily speaks Turkish and practices Islam. 12 million Uighurs live in China, with 11 million in the North-East region of Xinjiang. The region has been a hotbed of religious violence and ethnic tensions between the most recently settled...

September Forum: New school year, new discussions

The Forum held its first meeting virtually for this school year

By Jake Tabor and Delilah Campos

September 21, 2020

The first forum of the school year shared concerns of racial inequality, 2nd quarter, and more

A Champion of Equality has Passed: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (born 1933) unfortunately passed on Friday September 18th, 2020.

By Kylie Schwartz and Jenna Wilson-Levin

September 18, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday evening at age 87 due to complications related to pancreatic cancer. She passed surrounded by her family in her Washington, D.C. home. Her granddaughter stated that her last words were, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

Tick tock for TikTok (and WeChat): Trump Administration to ban the apps

Apps TikTok and WeChat to be removed from U.S. app stores on Monday at midnight EST

By Jenna Wilson-Levin and Sydney Randolph

September 18, 2020

The Trump Administration announced Friday morning that Chinese company ByteDance owned apps WeChat and TikTok will be banned from U.S. app stores beginning Sunday at 9 PM PST (Monday at 12 AM EST). Downloads of the two platforms will no longer be available if independent app stores comply and remove it...

A Tale of Two Parties

The Democratic Party and Republican Party emblems facing off in a duel.

By Jenna Wilson-Levin

September 18, 2020

For the first time in history, the Democratic National Convention and Republic National Convention were held virtually. Both drew huge audiences and featured many important figures in each party. With a mix of inspiring speeches and brilliant advertising in between segments, each party made their claim to ...

Avatar vs Teen Titans: The Better Anime-Inspired Powerhouse Cartoon of the 2000’s

By Matthew Hagan, Review Editor

September 16, 2020

I’ve spent the last summer, through the magic of streaming services, revisiting several shows I hadn’t watched for many years. One of the shows I revisited, as I imagine many other people did this summer, was “Avatar: The Last Airbender”. Breaking records to become one of Netflix’s most profita...

‘Actions are created now, not later’ regarding racism, Encinitas4Equality youth leaders insist on implementing race and equity education in SDUHSD

Students protest for San Dieguito to address racial inequalities in front of San Dieguito Academy on Aug. 14

By Taylor Lee and Ria Chockalingam

September 14, 2020

What began as nightly vigils and peaceful protests at the Cardiff Kook, Encinitas4Equality evolved into a nonprofit organization Encinitas4Equality to support Black residents and address systemic racism. The organization demands a long-term solution to address racism by educating, organizing, and m...