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Statement prompts, like the ones displayed on this poster, helped guide forum discussion

SDA Forum Highlights BIPOC and LQBTQ+ voices

By Evan Ballow, Opinions/Sports Editor
February 23, 2022

Students gathered in the quad at the PAC stage Friday during lunch to participate in the open-mic format SDA Forum. The meeting, hosted by the SDA Hispanic and Black Student Unions, M.A.C. (Multicultural...

Memorable playoff moments from this weekend

NFL Conference Championships: A Weekend to Remember

By Evan Ballow, Opinions/Sports Editor
January 31, 2022

What an exciting past few weekends! The NFL playoffs are in full swing as we come up on the final game of the year, the Super Bowl. From 14 teams down to just two, these games have continued to surprise...

The NFL Wild-Card Weekend took place Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

Wild-Card Weekend: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By Evan Ballow, Opinions/Sports Editor
January 20, 2022

This weekend marked the start of the 2022 NFL Playoffs - and what a start it was! With six different games spread across the three day weekend, NFL fans were not disappointed to see twelve of their favorite...

Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown was recently caught with a fake vaccination card

The NFL’s vaccination troubles

By Evan Ballow, Opinions/Sports Editor
December 19, 2021
Following several high-profile vaccine controversies, the NFL is struggling to keep its players in check
 After Elon Musk revealed the new Tesla robot, memes exploded online, some of which compared the machine to those from the movie I, Robot.

Conspiracy Corner: Elon Musk is going to take over the world

By Evan Ballow, Opinions/Sports Editor
November 4, 2021

Hunched over my desk in a dusty corner of the Mustang’s newsroom, I lament the lack of recent cases to crack. My pencil traipses through the air as I thumb through papers by the dozens, and a fly bumbles...

Students and faculty dressed in colorful attire for Tie-Dye Day

Tie-Dye Day

By Evan Ballow, Opinions/Sports Editor
October 12, 2021

You might have spotted students wearing tie-dye around campus today: that’s because it was Tie-Day Day today! Students dressed up in their most groovy outfits, creating school spirit and doing their...

SDA Boys Water Polo celebrates after a victory at the Thrills in the Hills Tournament

Boys Water Polo Hopeful for Season Following Slew of Victories

By Evan Ballow, Opinions/Sports Editor
September 20, 2021

Rebounding back from a difficult season last year, San Dieguito Academy Boys Water Polo has kicked off its season in a grand fashion. Led by team captains Chase McGarity, Finn Rector, and Duke Grady, the...

Governor Gavin Newsom gives a victory speech following the recall election

Newsom Defends Governor’s Office in Decisive Victory

By Evan Ballow, Opinions/Sports Editor
September 15, 2021

Votes have been cast, ballots have been counted, and the decision is in. Gavin Newsom has defended his position as governor, following one of the most contentious elections in California history. The...

Some of the chalk art created by seniors

[Photo] Senior Chalk the Lot

By Emily Broyles, Managing/Features Editor
September 7, 2021

Some of the chalk art created by seniors

Anonymous SDA whistleblower with the scoop on bird drones.

Conspiracy Corner: Birdpocalypse

By Evan Ballow, Staff Writer
April 29, 2021

Over my two years of investigative journalism work, I’ve gotten wrapped up in some pretty intricate conspiracies. Unfortunately, getting involved with shady organizations, dirty money, and unsavory individuals...

Social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook have become hubs for activism

Opinion: The problems with social media activism

By Evan Ballow, Staff Writer
March 3, 2021

Our country is in one of the most charged and divided states it’s ever been in. From the pandemic and an economic recession to protests and riots to one of the most inflammatory elections of all time,...

Pro-Trump protesters rioted at the US Capitol in protest of election results in United States Capitol on Jan. 6, 2020

Did election fraud happen in the 2020 presidential election?

By Evan Ballow, Staff Writer
January 12, 2021

Trump supporters and other rioters attracted national coverage and scrutiny about the election when they illegally entered the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6. The breach of security...

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. gives a speech following the Electoral College decision on Monday

Electoral College Vote Secures Biden Victory

By Evan Ballow, Staff Writer
December 16, 2020

The United States Electoral College selected Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, as the next President and Vice President of the United States Monday...

SDA Cross Country runners race at CIF Section Finals last November

SDA Sports Reopening: What You Need to Know

By Evan Ballow, Staff Writer
November 22, 2020
SDA sports are reopening with new precautions amidst the pandemic
VP Candidates Kamala Harris and Mike Pence are both skilled debaters, creating strong cases for their policies and attacking those of their opponent

The Vice Presidential Debate: A Return to (Somewhat) Normal

By Evan Ballow, Staff Writer
October 10, 2020
Candidates Mike Pence and Kamala Harris held reasonable, productive discussions and covered a myriad of issues in the debate
Having different opinions doesn’t mean we aren’t able to listen to each other

Opinion: Why Can’t We Work Together?

By Evan Ballow, Staff Writer
September 23, 2020
Having different opinions doesn’t mean we aren’t able to listen to each other
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