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Kieran Zimmer

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SDA seniors who have spent at least six semesters in the music program received chords at the Spring Concert.

Band Spring Concert

May 25, 2018

Dozens of students congregated in the gym under the watchful gaze of band director Jeremy Wuertz, clad in black suits and dresses, instruments in hand. Upon taking their seats in the semicircular arrangement...

The few participants of the walkout

Walkout?

April 23, 2018

Six students sat in front of the PAC, either looking at their phones or talking to one another as they walked out Friday morning in remembrance of the lives lost in at Columbine High School, which took...

Many SDA students attended the walkout, but some felt the situation could've been handled better.

Opinion – Next Time, Let’s Do Better

March 16, 2018

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...

Exhibiton Day Poll

Exhibiton Day Poll

February 14, 2018

Want to give your two cents on Exhibition Day? The Student Congress has voiced several questions as to what students really want during the four sessions, and we at the Mustang have taken those questions...

Boys Soccer Senior Night Ends With A Win

Boys Soccer Senior Night Ends With A Win

February 12, 2018

Parents and students lined up on the field, the former standing smiling with flowers, the latter clad in white jerseys joking and laughing anxiously; the last time the Mustangs played Sage Creek it was...

Old Tower

Old Tower “Stellary Wisdom” Review

February 9, 2018

A lonely, sad spirit drifts through forgotten castles. It was long ago banished from the mortal realm, and now, morose and melancholy, it longs for its eventual dissipation into the stars... While listening...

“You Are Going to Hate This Fest 3

“You Are Going to Hate This Fest 3″ Preview

February 7, 2018

San Diego’s surf-punk darlings The Frights have returned to SOMA for a third year of their annual “You Are Going to Hate This Festival,” this time with a lineup sure to have any local beach goths...

Students do Tai Chi to Relieve Stress

Students do Tai Chi to Relieve Stress

May 5, 2017

Partially barefoot and void of negative energy, students gathered on the wet grass in front of the PAC Thursday during homeroom to practice Tai Chi, put on by science teacher Eric Smith’s homeroom as...

Stoner-Osborne spent the day in silence on behalf of mistreatment towards the LGBT+ community.

Students Honor LGBT+ Community Through Silence

April 21, 2017

Around campus, it was not hard to notice the stickers, signs and other rainbow garb of LGBT+ allies today as many students and teachers showed their support for their friends and peers of a non-cisgender...

Low Fidelity: Obituary Releases New Album and Music Video

Low Fidelity: Obituary Releases New Album and Music Video

March 22, 2017

Florida death metal legends Obituary returns to the graveyard once again with a new self-titled album, as well as a fun-yet-brutal video for lead single “Ten Thousand Ways to Die.” Musically, “Obituary”...

Mindfulness, Time Capsules, and More at the Forum

Mindfulness, Time Capsules, and More at the Forum

February 24, 2017

At today’s Forum, students and administration gathered in room 60 to discuss coming events such as the importance of and activities planned for CAASPP testing, as well as the planned time capsule for...

Low Fidelity:

Low Fidelity: “Crossover Ministry” Review

February 10, 2017

Dropping a mere two weeks after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, crossover thrashers Iron Reagan’s new record, “Crossover Ministry,” couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. Eschewing...

AJJ and Joyce Manor Concert Review

February 7, 2017

Hot off the heels of the release of the glorious weird-indie opus “The Bible 2,” (Side One Dummy Records) the formerly folk-punk band formerly known as Andrew Jackson Jihad embarked on a tour with...

Low Fidelity: AJJ Album Review

Low Fidelity: AJJ Album Review

January 23, 2017

Hot off the heels of the release of the glorious weird-indie opus “The Bible 2,” (Side One Dummy Records) the formerly folk-punk band formerly known as Andrew Jackson Jihad embarked on a tour with...

Drug Control? It's Not What You Think...

Drug Control? It’s Not What You Think…

January 9, 2017

To celebrate the release of new EP “Stabbed,” local straight-edge hardcore act Drug Control threw together a release show featuring fellow SoCal groups Momentum, United Nothing, Soul Power, and Frontside,...

Low Fidelity: Best Albums of 2016

Low Fidelity: Best Albums of 2016

December 14, 2016

2016 was host to scores of great new music. Here’s some of it that I believe is better than the rest.         Fury - “Paramount” When was the last time you...

Low Fidelity:

Low Fidelity: “Sleep in the Heat” Music Video Review

November 18, 2016

“Stranger Things” has been quickly acknowledged as one of TV’s finest programs, speedily garnering a cult-turned-mainstream following since its Netflix release earlier this year. Appropriately, the...

Low Fidelity:

Low Fidelity: “Move Thru Me” Tour

November 16, 2016

Chula Vista venue, The Industry, was graced with the presence of Turnstile’s “Move Thru Me” tour on Thursday, featuring locals Take Offense as well as the masters of melodic, groovy hardcore known...

Donald Trump’s Current Projected State Wins

November 8, 2016

As of 6:45 p.m. Pacific Time, Republican candidate Donald Trump has won North Dakota (71%), South Dakota (66%), Nebraska (53%), Kansas (52%), Oklahoma (66%), Texas (51%), Wyoming, Louisiana (65%), Arkansas...

Low Fidelity: Music Video Reviews

Low Fidelity: Music Video Reviews

November 7, 2016

Music videos out last week:   Code Orange - “Forever” Director Max Moore (Citizen, Knocked Loose, Counterparts) has returned to direct another brutal, chilling and incredibly disturbing...

Low Fidelity: American Football Review

Low Fidelity: American Football Review

October 21, 2016

Math rock/emo/twinkly legends American Football have returned, after 17 years, for their second, self-titled album, which picks up exactly where the first left off. Still-present are the twinkly guitars,...

Bob Bourgeois, Class of ’62; Mick Hamada, Class of ,61

October 20, 2016

Q: Did you enjoy attending San Dieguito? Bourgeois: Oh yeah, we did. We had a lot of fun, a lot of good times. Q: How has the school changed? Bourgeois: Well, of course, some of it is still familiar;...

Low Fidelity: Red Fang Only Ghosts Review

Low Fidelity: Red Fang Only Ghosts Review

October 20, 2016

Red Fang is a unique band, altogether heavy and catchy, slow and fast, taking influence everywhere from The Melvins to Mastodon. They have been digging their claws into the metal scene since they formed...

Diane Baldini, Class of ’73; Debbie Montes, Class of ’75.

October 17, 2016

Q: Did you enjoy attending San Dieguito? Baldini: Absolutely. Walking distance to the beach. That’s where I was a lot. Q: How has the school changed? Baldini: It’s bigger. I miss our old gym...

Low Fidelity: The Descendents Hit San Diego

Low Fidelity: The Descendents Hit San Diego

September 23, 2016

Old-school punkers The Descendents rolled through Soma Thursday night, and delivered their signature nerdy, coffee-soaked hardcore gospel to a raving crowd of punks old and young. Walking into Soma,...

Boys Water Polo: SDA vs Mission Hills

Boys Water Polo: SDA vs Mission Hills

September 21, 2016

The SDA boys water polo team brought home two wins yesterday against Mission Hills High School. Varsity closed off the match with a score of 11-5, and Junior Varsity won 11-4. Both matches started under...

Low Fidelity: Part 2

Low Fidelity: Part 2

September 16, 2016

Album Review: The Bible 2

Album Review: The Bible 2

September 8, 2016

For a band known for lyrics about murdering kittens, depression, and hatred of humankind, “The Bible 2” will certainly be regarded by longtime fans as a stab at “maturity” for AJJ (formerly Andrew...

Yearbook Distribution

Yearbook Distribution

June 6, 2016

Students crowded in front of the PAC as yearbooks were distributed Thursday, causing commotion as students excitedly flipped through the pages, searching for themselves and their friends. The yearbook...

CHP Not On 'Board' with Freeway Challenge Fad

CHP Not On ‘Board’ with Freeway Challenge Fad

May 17, 2016

Driving down the 5 on a Thursday afternoon, the traffic is bad as usual. Cars are stopping and starting and honking and no one is going anywhere. Without warning, a car door swings open and, board in hand,...

Getting Spooky With The Frights at You Are Going to Hate This

Getting Spooky With The Frights at You Are Going to Hate This

February 24, 2016

Local surf-punkers, The Frights, celebrated the release of their latest album, You Are Going to Hate This, at legendary venue Soma with a small festival on Feb. 13. You Are Going to Hate This Fest was...

P-Quad Culture? New Picnic Tables? All This and More at the SDA Forum

P-Quad Culture? New Picnic Tables? All This and More at the SDA Forum

February 24, 2016

The most recent SDA Forum brought up the issue of the P-Quad lacking school culture, in that currently the buildings are still a drab brown, and are located in an inconveniently isolated location. Located...

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