San Dieguito Academy Newspaper

The Mustang

San Dieguito Academy Newspaper

The Mustang

San Dieguito Academy Newspaper

The Mustang

Kaya Simcoe

Kaya Simcoe, Staff Writer

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All content by Kaya Simcoe
Swift releases new recordings of old favorites.

“Red” begins again with an all-new version

November 29, 2021
“Everything Has Changed” after the re-release of Taylor Swift's acclaimed 2012 album
Lorde released Solar Power, her latest album, on Aug. 20, 2021 with sunny, beach-themed promotional photos to accompany it

“Solar Power” Review: like a splash of sunshine on a rainy day

September 29, 2021

"Solar Power" is Lorde’s third studio album, and it delivers everything the sunny title suggests. Having never listened to Lorde much before, I went into my listening with low expectations. To my surprise,...

Collage of Olivia Rodgrio

Olivia Rodrigo’s album “SOUR”—a mix of reflection, sadness and heart-wrenching lyrics

June 9, 2021

I sit on the edge of my seat. No, literally, I do. I am shaking and sweaty, and I haven’t moved at all in the last five minutes. It’s 8:59 p.m., Just 20 seconds until the release of Olivia Rodrgio’s...

sda building tphs building lcc view cca building

A Tale of Four High Schools

April 29, 2021

When choosing a high school, it can be difficult because there are so many options and things to learn. Incoming SDUHSD students might wish they had more information about all of the schools, especially...

Express, a clothing store located at the UTC La Jolla mall

Opinion: Everything wrong with the sizing industry

April 23, 2021

Imagine this: you walk into a cute, trendy clothing store with some friends in tow. Ready to spend the money you worked so hard for, you peruse the racks of clothing with a sense of neutral yet peaked...

Taylor Swift photos with lyrics in the background

Fifteen: When you might just find who you’re supposed to be

April 22, 2021

Fifteen. Potentially the most wonderful, incredible song on “Fearless,” and that is saying a lot because I am obsessed with the entire 2008 Taylor Swift album. I always wondered what it would be like...

JoJo Siwa is known for her bubbly personality and sparky hair-bows

Opinion: Jojo Siwa is the LGBTQ+ role model we didn’t know we needed

March 27, 2021
Jojo Siwa became an inspiration to many when she came out in January - and the response has been overwhelming
Science teacher Trish Hovey goes all out for Decade Day

Spirit Week: Decade Day

March 18, 2021
Students and staff dressed up today as their favorite decade. This begins to round out Spirit Week, the third since distance-learning started, but students and staff are still finding ways to bring creativity and spark to the day, whether online or on campus.
Kaya spending her approximately 1000000th hour on her computer that day

13 Things Adults Don’t Understand About Being A Teenager During Quarantine

March 5, 2021

From Zoom bombs to socialization through Among Us, here are just 13 things adults don’t understand about being a teenager during a global pandemic: 1. The utter doom of Zoom-bombs  My dad likes...

Kaya Simcoes treasured collection of Harry Potter books

Opinion: Hogwarts is tainted, but it might still hold magic if you need it

February 21, 2021

Like most people, I can pinpoint one moment when my life entirely changed. I was eight years old, outside in my swing, on the phone with my grandma. I was listening to her tell me how amazing the Harry...

Opinion: Dont Forget To Wear Shoes, Ladies. Theres Glass Everywhere

Opinion: Don’t Forget To Wear Shoes, Ladies. There’s Glass Everywhere

February 8, 2021

I have seen this image about a million times. The one where Kamala Harris is stepping out of a plane with her converse sneakers? I enjoy the message above the picture the best: “Don't Forget To Wear...

Bianca Miller doing a kipping-pull up for the pit fitness ranch elite teen throwdown on Sep 3, 2020, through Sep 6, 2020

Weightlifting Champion Bianca Miller discusses her journey

January 17, 2021

What do you picture when you think of an accomplished weightlifter? Whatever it is, I’d assume it is at least slightly different than a full-time SDA student, trying to navigate distance-learning like...

I love my grandparents to pieces, but sometimes I wish they took an etiquette course on social media before deciding to follow me

A Highschooler’s Guide Teaching Grandparents Social Media

January 16, 2021
I love my grandparents to pieces, but sometimes I wish they took an etiquette course on social media before deciding to follow me
Feminism Sign Stock

Opinion: Why The Term “Feminism” Can Be Confusing

December 6, 2020

I am a daughter in a politically-left-leaning, socially active family. I wore an Obama + Biden shirt when I was three, and once my mom left for less than a day to see the 2008 Democratic Convention but...

Hillary Clinton

Opinion: An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton

November 22, 2020
I would have enjoyed it all: the firsts, the break-down of stereotypes, and prejudices. You could have been the first female president, the first female on ANY United States presidential ticket, for that matter, and you could have been the one that happened to me in my lifetime.
Special Education teacher in the Seaside program and SDA alum class of 2014 Ty Gibson

Spirit Week: Crazy Hat/Hair Day

November 12, 2020
Spirit week featured crazy hair and hat's today. Check out how students and staff participated!
SDA ASB opens the video with a countdown from students and teachers

2020 Homecoming: Not Typical, but SDA Found A Way To Keep it Funky

November 5, 2020
SDA’s first virtual homecoming was a departure from tradition, but it was fun and funky, just like we are
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