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Boys Basketball vs Sage Creek

Boys Basketball vs Sage Creek

January 24, 2017

The SDA gym was packed to the brim with Mustang and Bobcat fans alike as SDA’s varsity boys basketball team prepared to face Sage Creek and defend their home territory last Friday. After the national...

Natalie Shields-Seniors

Natalie Shields-Seniors

December 15, 2016

"Prom, because every part of the night was perfect- getting ready with my best friends, quality photos, dancing my heart out to an awesome cover band, and having a wonderful date; I couldn't have asked...

Fire Alarms Bring Fire-Themed Music

Fire Alarms Bring Fire-Themed Music

November 18, 2016

Throughout the years, fire alarms have come to be an integral part of SDA. They’ve sounded in the middle of tests, before a rigorous set of notes, and even during the PSAT. The last fire alarm on...

International Reactions to Trump as President Elect

International Reactions to Trump as President Elect

November 15, 2016

Americans were not the only ones tuning in to the presidential election this year.  Many international families and friends of The Mustang staff tuned into the polls as well. After the night ended,...

Behind the Gate

Behind the Gate

November 7, 2016

Boys Water Polo Plays Last League Game

Boys Water Polo Plays Last League Game

November 3, 2016

An air of spirit surrounded the Alga Norte pool as SDA’s boys water polo team took on CCA on their Senior Night. SDA’s varsity team lost 12-16 to CCA. Before the varsity game got underway, seniors...

Raw Fish, Raw Emotions

Raw Fish, Raw Emotions

June 10, 2016

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, my friend and I found ourselves at the Old Globe in the heart of Balboa Park for a showing of the play, “tokyo fish story,” by playwright Kimber Lee and directed by May...

Students Honor Day of Silence

Students Honor Day of Silence

April 20, 2016

Students at SDA participated in the annual Day of Silence, a national event that brings awareness to the problem of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. The official date of the Day of Silence...

Speech and Debate Students Qualify for State

Speech and Debate Students Qualify for State

March 16, 2016

SDA’s Speech and Debate Team has secured several spots to compete at the State Tournament in Santa Clara in April. This year, juniors Eric and Katie Wimsatt qualified for Policy Debate, juniors Kyra...

How to Get a Valentine

How to Get a Valentine

February 12, 2016

Due to the fact that Valentine’s Day will soon be dawning upon us, I thought I’d give a few tips to all the single men and ladies pining for that romantic Valentine’s experience. You’re welcome...

Students Prepare to Make the Choice

February 5, 2016

SDA hosted its annual Making the Choice Night for current middle schoolers faced with deciding on their future high schools for this next school year Wednesday evening. Various clubs, sports teams,...

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies

January 23, 2015

It’s almost that time of year again. The time of year where small innocent girls turn into vicious moneymaking tyrants that get rich by getting you fat. Yes, I’m talking about Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts...

Adopt a Family

December 18, 2014

ASB collected gifts this week from participating homerooms for the Adopt-A-Family program. After being assigned a struggling family, students went out and bought gifts for members of their “adopted”...

Don't Bring Your Boyfriend to a One Direction Concert

Don’t Bring Your Boyfriend to a One Direction Concert

September 19, 2014

As I ventured into the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, my eyes scanned the packed crowd filled with screaming fans and teeming with estrogen. A sea of hormonal teen girls buzzing in anticipation of seeing...

“We did it! We win football!” - Freshman Trevor Brown

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September 19, 2014

“We did it! We win football!” - Freshman Trevor Brown

“I didn’t watch it because I spend my time in much better ways, but actually the Chargers beat the Seahawks! That never happens! Yay!” - Senior Tara Gildersleeve

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September 19, 2014

“I didn’t watch it because I spend my time in much better ways, but actually the Chargers beat the Seahawks! That never happens! Yay!” - Senior Tara Gildersleeve

“The threw the ball, they caught the ball, they ran.” - Freshman Scotty Pittsford

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September 19, 2014

“The threw the ball, they caught the ball, they ran.” - Freshman Scotty Pittsford

“It was dope.” – Senior Philip Paris

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September 19, 2014

“It was dope.” – Senior Philip Paris

“I’m a 49’ers fan.” - Sophomore Natalie Haghani

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September 19, 2014

“I’m a 49’ers fan.” - Sophomore Natalie Haghani

“I met Phillip River; he was a weird dude.” - Sophomore Julia De La Fuente

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September 19, 2014

“I met Phillip River; he was a weird dude.” - Sophomore Julia De La Fuente

“I’m proud, I didn’t expect them to win.” - Sophomore Hope Hajek

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September 19, 2014

“I’m proud, I didn’t expect them to win.” - Sophomore Hope Hajek

“Don’t watch football. Watch hockey. Hockey is way better.” - Senior Evan Hamm

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September 19, 2014

“Don’t watch football. Watch hockey. Hockey is way better.” - Senior Evan Hamm

“Richard Sherman got worked by Keenan Allen.” - Sophomore Cooper Blanchard

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September 19, 2014

“Richard Sherman got worked by Keenan Allen.” - Sophomore Cooper Blanchard

“The Seahawks are super good and we’re not super good so the fact that we beat them is super good.” - Senior Carly Belin

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September 19, 2014

“The Seahawks are super good and we’re not super good so the fact that we beat them is super good.” - Senior Carly Belin

“I’m not a Chargers fan, so I don’t really care.” – Senior Austin Keillor

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September 19, 2014

“I’m not a Chargers fan, so I don’t really care.” – Senior Austin Keillor

“It set the tone for the season. Which is disappointing.” – Senior Troy Pasko

[Photo] Students React to Charger’s Loss

September 9, 2014

“It set the tone for the season. Which is disappointing.” – Senior Troy Pasko

Today at SDA: Homeroom Olympics Trivia

Today at SDA: Homeroom Olympics Trivia

May 22, 2014

Homerooms participated in a trivia game that tested their knowledge of the history of SDA.

College Night

National Honor Society’s College Night

May 21, 2014

“Choose where YOU want to go. Don’t let other people, especially your neighbors, choose for you.” “Pre-write your essay; out of the mush, a few good nuggets will stand out.” “I wrote...

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“Mind Games” Not Worth Playing

March 11, 2014

ABC’s new show, “Mind Games,” is the outcome of producers trying to put a new twist on a “been there, done that” plot. Pulling ideas from various television shows, such as “Sherlock,” “Dr....

Writing Conference at Canyon Crest

The Canyon Crest Academy Writers Conference: Part 1

February 25, 2014

“I am dorkily excited that there are kids that already recognize that they want to be writers,” keynote speaker Kristin Elizabeth Clark starts the fourth annual Canyon Crest Academy Writers Conference,...

Writing Conference at Canyon Crest

The Canyon Crest Academy Writers Conference: Part 2

February 25, 2014

“I am dorkily excited that there are kids that already recognize that they want to be writers,” keynote speaker Kristin Elizabeth Clark starts the fourth annual Canyon Crest Academy Writers Conference,...

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