The Mustang

Venezuela’s Government A Prime Example Of Socialism

Venezuela’s Government A Prime Example Of Socialism

Story by Aeon Combs, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under News, Opinions, Top Stories

The people of Venezuela are experiencing only what Americans can imagine when they think of “dystopianism” and “extreme oppression.” The freedom of the Venezuelan people, rated by freedomhouse.org, as a 5.5/7 (1 being most free and 7 being the least). The kidnapping and murder rates have skyrocketed,...

Late Work: Double the Time, Half the Credit

Late Work: Double the Time, Half the Credit

Story by Bella Corchis, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

With our 4x4 schedule, doing homework for all of your classes in one night can be a lot to handle. This causes students a large amount of stress, leading them to procrastinate because of the overwhelming amount of work they have to turn in the next day. Some teachers offer half credit for late work,...

Please Leave People’s Music Alone

Please Leave People’s Music Alone

Story by Chiara Van Cleve, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

I’m guessing that the majority of music on students’ phones is not written, produced, made, or sung by them. Of course the minority of students, like aspiring artists and people in bands, have recorded their own music. That being said, students do not own the rights to the music in their iTunes library,...

Presidential Elections 2020: Celebrity Edition!

Presidential Elections 2020: Celebrity Edition!

Story by Taylor Rudman, Arts Editor

January 17, 2018


Filed under Circus Animal Fun, Opinions, Top Stories

Aren’t politics boring? All those big words and complicated policies are such a yawn… well not anymore! Introducing the Presidential Election 2020: Celebrity Edition! Half of the country was in shock when Donald Trump, former reality TV star, was elected president last November. Now, he’s opened...

Late Break Makes For Rushed Holidays

Late Break Makes For Rushed Holidays

Story by Madelyn Sequeira, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Christmas music plays throughout many stores; decorations including bright lights and plastic reindeers are placed outside of several houses. Christmas is right around the corner. For most people it’s “the holiday season,” a time where they should be inside making cookies, watching Christmas movies,...

Should DACA be Repealed?

Should DACA be Repealed?

Story by Mark Espinoza, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a program that protects immigrants from getting deported back to a country they barely lived in. These immigrants were brought to America as children by their parents before 2007. The program protects mostly the minors under the age of 16 who have lived...

What Mrs. Mullen’s class can teach us about political discussion

What Mrs. Mullen’s class can teach us about political discussion

Story by Cade Culbertson, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Whether it is a family or social gathering, there has always been an unspoken rule that certain topics such as politics shall never be discussed. This rule has become even more common ever since the 2016 election, which has torn families and friendships apart over differences in political opinions. Although...

TIME Magazine Recognizes the Silence Breakers

TIME Magazine Recognizes the Silence Breakers

Story by Rithika Vighne, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinions

TIME magazine has stepped forward with a unique choice for 2017’s Person of the Year. In fact, this person could be your neighbor, your classmate, or maybe someone you saw in the grocery store the other day. This year, TIME magazine is acknowledging each and every one of the millions of sexual harassment...

Gun Laws Need to be Updated

Story by Thomas Amoroso, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Back in 1783, when most guns shot one bullet at a time and necessitated a 10-step program to reload, stricter gun laws were not necessary. Now it’s 2017. The average person in possession of a semi-automatic weapon can pump out 90 rounds per minute and can empty a standard magazine in 15 seconds; a...

NFL Protests Has Country Divided

Story by Jack Hauser, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Sports, Top Stories

When Colin Kaepernick originally decided to kneel for the national anthem last year, I doubt he imagined it would transform into the league-wide protest it has today. Kaepernick’s original message was one against police brutality and racial injustice in America, and although many people still fight...

Where’s the Best Water?

Where’s the Best Water?

Story by Thomas Amoroso, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

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


Filed under Opinions, San Diego Chargers, Sports, Top Stories

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...

The Official Student News Source of San Dieguito Academy.
Opinions