The Mustang

A Letter from the Editor

Wow, my name is up in the sky!

By Kylie Schwartz, Editor-in-Chief

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...

Things to look forward to after quarantine

Lots of students are looking forward to reconnecting with their friends after quarantine.

By Emily Broyles, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

As everyone knows students, teachers, parents and everyone else are currently stuck in quarantine. It’s a hard time and I’m sure most people, just like me, are getting tired of being so limited on what we can do. But I do know that it helps me to think about all the fun we’ll be able to have onc...

If SDA was a song

SDA's annual Battle of the Bands shows how much SDA is connected by music.

By Sydney Randolph, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

We all know that the student body of SDA is brought together by music. It brings a sense of unity to campus, and is a significant part of all of our lives. So, if SDA was a song itself, what song would it be? Senior Shawlin Tucker thinks that it should be, “Sweet Caroline [by Neil Diamond] for sure...

Eating Local During a Global Pandemic

How to support our local restaurants without breaking quarantine

By Brenna Sullivan, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

Over the past month, we’ve watched our communities almost entirely shut down as the world finds itself in unprecedented times. Our schools, beaches, parks, stores, as well as nearly all other public areas and functions are no longer accessible, and as a result, our daily lives and schedules have been u...

Getting to Know Mr. Brice

Math teacher Paul Brice sits in front of the Mustang Commons.

By Olivia Lyons, Business Manager

April 17, 2020

Sitting down for a chat with Mr. Brice, just in case you were missing him in quarantine.    Math teacher Paul Brice is a legend on campus. Known for his deadpan deliveries and vague threats involving some duct tape and a tree, there is some air of mystery shrouding him. Here is what I cou...

The Democrats’ Nominee: Joe Biden


The presumptive 2020 Democratic Nominee: Joe Biden

By Jenna Wilson-Levin, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

After Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign on April 8th, former Vice President Joe Biden was the last man standing in the race for the Democratic nomination. Biden is, therefore, the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party. While Biden has been involved in politics for almost fifty years, there i...

What to do and what NOT to do over quarantine break

The spread of COVID-19 forces people worldwide to stay home and avoid contact with others until advisors state otherwise.

By Juan Aragon, Lindsey Hollandsworth, and Brenna Sullivan

March 17, 2020

You’re only a student during the COVID-19 pandemic once, so here’s an overview of things you could do when you get bored over the two week break from school. Cup Pong will only get you so far.   FaceTime party with friends   You truly can do anything online, including watching Netflix, having ...

SDAs first dance ensemble performs

SDA Dance Ensemble students performing during a dress rehearsal.

By Rithika Vighne, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

On Friday Feb. 7, San Dieguito Academy’s first dance ensemble performed two contemporary shows at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Clayton E. Liggett Theatre to showcase a blend of dance styles, celebrate graduating seniors, and raise money for their growing club. During this 35 minute show, students perform...

The Encinitas Street fair had it all

The 101 was packed last weekend. Not with the usual weekend traffic, but with people showcasing and selling their items and talents.

By Kylie Schwartz, Features Editor

December 4, 2019

NOVEMBER 24-- The Encinitas Street Fair was in full swing last Sunday and the 101 was packed.  The sky was clear and the sun was shining, but a cool breeze still blew through the crowds. Parents with young kids, groups of teenagers browsing the booths, and countless tourists milled through the streets...

SDA bands compete in Battle of the Bands

Senior Nina Tartibi of Chalk Talk on vocals and guitar.

By Devlin Ott, Online Editor/ Photo Editor

November 23, 2019

San Dieguito Academy students, staff, friends, and family all gathered in Venture Church last night to see annual Battle of the Bands finals. Students showcased their talents through original songs and covers, while entertaining the crowd. The top five bands of the lunch-time performances the past few weeks...