The Mustang

R U Awak?

By Cassia Pollock

March 11, 2011

Meet Ann Somnia. She’s sleep deprived. She has bags under her eyes that go down to her chin. But still, when her cell goes ‘beep’ she frantically grabs at her pocket for it and clicks a terse response into the keys. Remember a simpler time when night came and people actually took advantage of this...

Missing My Pockets

By Cassia Pollock, Staff writer

March 2, 2011

            I finally throw myself out of bed, and throw on some clothes on a Monday morning. Fifteen minutes later I’m nearly ready to go to school. I just need a few more things. My cell phone, I-pod, strawberry lip gloss, and maybe a couple of hair clips. All the basic pocket-able necessities....

The Thirteenth Sign

By Opal Theodossi, Staff writer

January 21, 2011

Pluto (the planet, not the adorable pup from Disney) caused madness, chaos, and utter disaster when it was removed from the list of planets. And now, when you thought it couldn’t get any wilder astrologers have added a thirteenth sign to the Zodiac World. (Crazy right? Why don’t they go ahead and...

The World of Fro-Yo

By Erica Lee, Staff Writer

December 16, 2010

It’s like caffeine, but doesn’t have the crash afterwards. It’s like chocolate, but not as fattening. What is this godly thing? It can only be one thing: Fro-yo. Definition: a refreshing, tangy dessert that combines the flavors and textures of ice cream and sherbet; low in fat, high in taste. Synonyms:...

Take Back Halloween

By Cassia Pollock, Staff Writer

November 4, 2010

What’s the freakiest part of Halloween in California? Costume shops turn it into an eye popper with their slutty costumes. All these stores ruin Halloween for girls once they become a teenager. Why their trashy costumes sell so successfully is a mystery to me. Two different worlds exist in Halloween...


By Eleanore Hendrickson, Staff Writer

November 4, 2010

Today’s reality shows have rather high stakes: money, fame, glory, and the occasional opportunity to develop cirrhosis (that’s right, Snooki, drinking leads to liver disease) are all fair incentives to participate in the show. But there is something lacking in these programs – ugly people and their...

On Saying Goodbye

By Erica Lee, Staff Writer

September 17, 2010

These past few weeks as people go to college, those of us who are grounded in Encinitas have to deal with saying goodbye. It may seem like an easy task to some, but having to let go of someone who has affected your life, even in the smallest ways, is easier said than done. Whether they just made you...

Freshmen and Sophomores to the Back of the Line

By Cassia Pollock, Staff Writer

September 13, 2010

Put yourself in my navy blue Converse. Today is a Monday. I’m saddled with a backpack that makes me feel like a camel, loaded with brick-like books and I go to school knowing I have the rest of this whole long week still in front of me. Being an adolescent, I am constantly hindered with insomnia. From...

Back Away From the Spot

By Anna Sheridan

September 13, 2010

There are certain things in life that just piss me off: the color orange, the sound of chewing, ties, and, above all else, non-handicapped people parking in handicapped parking spots. My mother is handicapped, so I have been parking in those spots my whole life. Even as a five-year-old I had no qualms...

Senior Year: Slacking Lacking

By Amy Dushkin, Copy Editor

September 13, 2010

When I think about it, I’ve been waiting most of my life to be a senior. Ever since the sixth grade, I dreamt of the day I would be on the top of the food chain, playing with the big dogs. I passed the time until senior year by writing “Seniors 2011” on almost everything, and trying to think of...