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Where’s the Best Water?

Where’s the Best Water?

Story by Thomas Amoroso, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


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I left my fourth period Journalism classroom on a mission to go around school and objectively determine the best water fountain. To find out the water temperatures, I borrowed a food thermometer from Scott Huntley, the Culinary Arts teacher. After doing so, I began in the p-quad. The green fountains...

San Diego Begins First Season without the Chargers

San Diego Begins First Season without the Chargers

Story by Jack Hauser, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


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For the first time since 1961, San Diego will witness the start of the NFL season from the sidelines, with no team to call their own. Some conspiracy theorists and fans alike believed that San Diego was cursed: the Chargers could never overcome the series of bad luck and injuries that plagued them...

Chalked Spots: The Upperclassmen Talk

September 8, 2017


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First Days, Many Adventures

First Days, Many Adventures

September 1, 2017


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The first day of school, in any grade, is notorious for embarrassing disasters and unlucky experiences. Contributors of The Mustang asked students for their craziest first day stories: "On the the first day of second semester last year I went to the wrong class for like 30 minutes, then realized...

One Way to Brighten Up Your Day…

One Way to Brighten Up Your Day…

Story by Nadia Ballard, Staff Writer

September 1, 2017


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One day in the middle of summer my dad looked up from his iPad and asked me, “What do you think about heading up to Oregon to see the eclipse?” The only previous experience I’d had of solar eclipses was from that one episode of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” called “The Day of Black Sun,”...

Golf? How does this game work

Golf? How does this game work

Story by Mackenzie Moe and Drew Atkins

June 13, 2017


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If you read our first piece in The Pony, Makenzie and I had no idea about each other’s sports. Though she doesn’t understand volleyball, and I will never understand basketball, we have one thing in common. We don’t get golf. So below are our humble attempts at looking like normal-sports-obsessed...

ILPs are Cool

ILPs are Cool

Story by Alexandra Joelson, Staff Writer

June 8, 2017


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English 10 Honors Independent Learning Projects are truly a special experience where students can for the first time actually pick their topic for a project. The research projects  are a way for students to explore  their hobbies, passions or even possible career choices. Kerri Leonard, English...

Keep it Country

Keep it Country

Story by Amelia Kaiser, Staff Writer

June 8, 2017


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“Country music is boring and all the same,” a student said. In general, it seems the main belief at SDA is that country music is bad. The strangest thing is that most students who  were asked why they didn’t like country music simply did not know. Is there a natural westernized prejudice against ...

Keep it Country

Story by Amelia Kaiser, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017


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“Country music is boring and all the same,” a student said. In general, it seems the main belief at SDA is that country music is bad. The strangest thing is that most students that were asked why they didn’t like country music simply did not know. Is there a westernized predisposition to count...

The Sad Truth of Character Assassination

Story by Tate Oien, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017


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If you have turned on the TV recently, you’ve probably heard about the Trump-Russia scandal. The FBI has been investigating Donald Trump and the Trump campaign for illegal ties with the Russian government. The investigation, which has been ongoing for some time, has uncovered some disturbing facts...

Culture declining

Story by Che Baniadam, Staff Writer

June 2, 2017


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People at SDA have had the freedom to wear whatever they choose since the school became an academy in 1996. This has been an important part of the school’s culture. In the past few years the school has stopped the lottery system and let every kid in. This overflow of students has not allowed enough...

Ginger Shots: They’re healthy.

Ginger Shots: They’re healthy.

Story by Citlally Contreras, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


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Who wouldn’t want to start off their mornings drinking shots? Shots of ginger that is. Now, according to ancient Ayurvedic medicine, ginger is marked a “natural medicine chest”-- now that already seems pretty intense. Ginger shots have become more popular based on their safe, organic properties...

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