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Opinion: Bryan Stevenson’s message of hope

Opinion: Bryan Stevenson’s message of hope

Story by Sylvia Young, Humor Editor

January 22, 2019


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Yesterday, we got a day off of school for Martin Luther King day. It’s easy to focus on how nice it is to have a day to relax instead of remembering the reason behind it. But this year, take a moment to reflect. And then take action. Whatever you’re passionate about, whatever makes you angry, do so...

Opinion: The parks are a wreck.

Opinion: The parks are a wreck.

Story by Linnaea Erisman, Arts Editor

January 14, 2019


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If you happen to have glanced at the news lately, you might have noticed that our government is going through an interesting dilemma.  Under the Trump administration, America is currently in the middle of the longest government shutdown in its 238-year history.  As you might expect, this has...

Opinion – We had the cowbell, but not the spirit

Opinion – We had the cowbell, but not the spirit

Story by Alexis Price and Madelyn Sequeira

October 12, 2018


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Today at SDA, the homecoming assembly was quite something. It began with senior Ariana Riel singing a beautiful version of the national anthem, a hoco-promotion video, speech and debate announcements, the fall sports video, a “Just Dance” activity for students, and a teacher band made up of music...

Opinion – Homeroom Olympics: Relay Race Day

Opinion – Homeroom Olympics: Relay Race Day

Story by Tom Amoroso, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Today at SDA, Top Stories

At SDA, Homeroom Olympics is the pinnacle of intra-school competition. It is the stage in which homerooms both foster a sense of community as well as prove their ultimate dominance. Homerooms may elect to either participate or abstain from competition. We are lucky to be granted the opportunity for...

Opinion – Taking Action Beyond the March

Opinion – Taking Action Beyond the March

Story by Lila Schief, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


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Enough is enough. As 4,000 men, women, and most importantly, children gathered at Swami’s Saturday to March for their Lives and for the enforcement of stricter gun laws, our overwhelming need for change became obvious. The march began in the Swami’s parking lot. After a quick introduction by the ...

Opinion – Next Time, Let’s Do Better

Opinion – Next Time, Let’s Do Better

Story by Kieran Zimmer, Assistant Features Editor

March 16, 2018


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On Wednesday, many of us left our classes to attend a walkout mourning the victims of the Parkland shooting from 10 to 10:17 a.m., one minute for each life lost on Feb. 14. Arriving at the PAC, we were greeted by a sea of our classmates, standing in solidarity against gun violence and in support of those...

Staff Ed – Stay Informed

Staff Ed – Stay Informed

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Opinion Editor

March 16, 2018


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This is an extension of the staff editorial in the March print issue of the Mustang. The story described the collective opinion of the Mustang staff on some of the current issues related to gun control and school shootings. Below are links to information related to these issues and how to stay informed.   VOTE To pre-register and...

Opinion – Why Proposed Gun Control Solutions Won’t Work

Opinion – Why Proposed Gun Control Solutions Won’t Work

Story by Amelia Kaiser, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018


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Kids have the right to go to school without worrying about a gunman shooting up campus. The angels that lost their lives during the Parkland Shooting left their houses in the morning thinking it was just Valentine's Day...not their last day. It is incomprehensibly tragic what has happened, and it has...

Venezuela’s Government A Prime Example Of Socialism

Venezuela’s Government A Prime Example Of Socialism

Story by Aeon Benford-Combs, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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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


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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


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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...

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