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Madelyn Sequeira, Fall Opinion Editor

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Elementary aged students march in the Global Climate Strike on Sep. 2019

Opinion: Youth voices matter

January 20, 2021
The value of someone’s opinion should not be determined by their age
With small businesses struggling this year, people should do their best to buy holidays gifts and eat locally

Opinion: You should shop and eat locally this holiday season

December 15, 2020

With all the changes that have come forth due to COVID-19, it is no surprise that Christmas shopping will be different this holiday season. Since the start of the pandemic, many independent businesses...

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Opinion: The “Latino vote” does not exist

November 19, 2020

As one of the largest minority voting groups in the United States, it is no surprise that the Latino vote has grown in importance since the 2016 presidential election. Yet despite its rising impact, presidential...

A Kansas advance mail-in ballot is seen Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Overland Park, Kan. Record numbers of ballots are being cast by mail-in ballots and early voting ahead of the November election

Opinion: Mail-in voting is risky but not because of voter fraud

October 21, 2020

Mail-in ballots — a controversial topic that’s captivated the internet and social media, leaving many people unsure of how they should cast their vote in the upcoming presidential election.  In...

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Opinion: Government-run Healthcare: Not Quite the Right Medicine for All

September 22, 2020

A system in which healthcare in the United States is funded by the government, costs less and covers all seems almost too good to be true and that’s probably because it is. The truth is that government-run...

The decision of many universities to become test optional for the Class of 2021 satisfies some students and disappoints others.

Test-optional universities leave some students relieved and others disappointed

May 12, 2020

Standardized testing has played a major role in a student's journey to college for many years. However, now that the spring testing dates for the SAT and ACT have been cancelled due to the coronavirus,...

Students and staff showed their support through social media.

Finding support: You are not alone

April 17, 2020

The San Dieguito Academy community was informed through an email from Superintendent Robert Haley on Tuesday that the San Dieguito Union High School District lost two seniors at Torrey Pines High School...

The coronavirus has swept the nation, causing many changes to the 2020 election season.

2020 presidential election campaigns are disrupted due to COVID-19 outbreak

March 27, 2020

In response to the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 global pandemic, many of the nation’s states have declared a state of emergency and issued “stay at home” orders for their citizens, causing people...

Mustang players try to get a head on the ball after a corner kick is sent into the box. Photo by Alexandra Joelson.

Mustangs beat Panthers in first league game

January 9, 2019

A free kick by junior Kai Haseyama about 30 yards from the goal slipped past the fingertips of the Vista High School goalie and into the net. This was the second goal of the 3-1 win that kicked off SDA’s...

Girls Volleyball Falls to Sage Creek

Girls Volleyball Falls to Sage Creek

October 18, 2018

The San Dieguito girls volleyball team played their last home game of the season Wednesday against the Sage Creek Bobcats. Although the Mustangs hoped to secure a win for their last home game, they were...

Teachers, counselors, and the ASB president joined Spanish teacher John West to make sure the song had more cowbell

Opinion – We had the cowbell, but not the spirit

October 12, 2018

Today at SDA, the homecoming assembly was quite something. It began with senior Ariana Riel singing a beautiful version of the national anthem, a hoco-promotion video, speech and debate announcements,...

Girls Varsity Volleyball prepares for a match against Vista.

Girls Volleyball Falls to Vista

September 20, 2018

The San Dieguito girls volleyball team went into Wednesday’s home game, hoping to secure a win against Vista High School’s Panthers for the first game of their league. Despite a strong attempt from...

Sierra Burgess is a Loser, the rom-com that lacks romance

“Sierra Burgess is a Loser,” the rom-com that lacks romance

September 13, 2018

As Netflix continues to release several new movies, it introduces “Sierra Burgess is a Loser,” the newest addition to the rom-com genre. “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” is a modern take on the play...

For their first CIF playoff, girls soccer faced Mt. Carmel in a home game

Girls Soccer Falls to Mount Carmel

February 22, 2018

After regulation play expired in their first CIF game with the score tied at 0,  the Mustangs went into a 15-minute, high-intensity overtime which resulted in a 1-0 loss to Mt. Carmel Tuesday. During...

Late Break Makes For Rushed Holidays

Late Break Makes For Rushed Holidays

December 19, 2017

Christmas music plays throughout many stores; decorations including bright lights and plastic reindeers are placed outside of several houses. Christmas is right around the corner. For most people it’s...

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