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Kaya Simcoe's treasured collection of Harry Potter books

Opinion: Hogwarts is tainted, but it might still hold magic if you need it

By Kaya Simcoe, Staff Writer February 21, 2021

Like most people, I can pinpoint one moment when my life entirely changed. I was eight years old, outside in my swing, on the phone with my grandma. I was listening to her tell me how amazing the Harry...

Opinion: Don't Forget To Wear Shoes, Ladies. There's Glass Everywhere

Opinion: Don’t Forget To Wear Shoes, Ladies. There’s Glass Everywhere

By Kaya Simcoe, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

I have seen this image about a million times. The one where Kamala Harris is stepping out of a plane with her converse sneakers? I enjoy the message above the picture the best: “Don't Forget To Wear...

Elementary aged students march in the Global Climate Strike on Sep. 2019

Opinion: Youth voices matter

By Madelyn Sequeira, Opinions Editor January 20, 2021
The value of someone’s opinion should not be determined by their age
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (top), Nancy Pelosi (middle), and Kamala Harris (bottom)

Opinion: Three feminists who defined the decade

By Molly Jackson, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

Here are three of the most influential political feminists of the decade that have given people hope during these unprecedented times. These are just some of the many women who have made their mark during...

New Year’s is a perfect time to get a fresh start, although resolutions may be hit or miss

Opinion: New Year’s resolutions are a hit or miss

By Sydney Randolph and Avery Wanzenried January 11, 2021

New Year's resolutions: it's the way to create a “new you” for the new year. You may have a very encouraging, motivational idea to eat healthy, crowd workout classes, maybe practice meditation, overall...

It's time that we abolished the death penalty

Opinion: The death penalty is not ethical

By Jenna Wilson-Levin, Arts Editor January 5, 2021

The morality and ethics of the death penalty have been debated across the globe for thousands of years. The first recorded death penalty laws date to the 8th century BC in King Hammurabi of Babylon’s...

Dr. Jill Biden speaks to reporters during a campaign event  in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Nov. 3.

Opinion: Is There a Doctor in the White House? Yes.

By Jenna Wilson-Levin, Arts Editor December 31, 2020

The Wall Street Journal recently published an op-ed by Joseph Epstein titled Is There a Doctor in the White House? Not if You Need an M.D. In this article, addressing First Lady-to-be Jill Biden as “kiddo,”...

Harry Styles appears in a dress on U.S. Vogue Dec 2020 issue

Opinion: Clothes Should Not Have A Gender

By Gigi Lea, Staff Writer December 29, 2020

Vogue magazine had Harry Styles on the cover in a blue dress. His fans were elated to see him on the cover in a dress as it blurred the hard line between women's and men's fashion. Styles are comfortable...

Students meet with board members

An open letter to the community regarding reopening plans

By Diversify Our Narrative SDUHSD, Guest Contributor December 21, 2020

Disclaimer: The values and opinions stated in this letter solely reflect those if its writers, and not necessarily The Mustang Newspaper or SDA as a whole. An open letter to the community, from San...

The package is here!

Opinion: Amazon isn’t the ‘bad guy’

By Kylie Schwartz, Editor-in-Chief December 16, 2020

I spent $55 last night online shopping. It's the holidays, and I was late to buy gifts for the people in my life, so I panicked and bought all of them in one sitting. I slipped into my mom's room multiple...

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