The Mustang

This horse gets new legs

Look at her run!

By Kylie Schwartz, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2020

San Dieguito Academy's foremost news medium launched their brand new website Tuesday afternoon. This high-quality revamp of The Mustang’s website-- sdamustang.com-- comes during an age where staying informed and being on top of the story is paramount.  With students off campus, distributing the h...

CHP Not On ‘Board’ with Freeway Challenge Fad

CHP Not On 'Board' with Freeway Challenge Fad

By Kieran Zimmer, Staff Writer

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, a skater throws down onto the pavement and proceeds to flip his board and swerve between cars....

SDA Copes with Student’s Death this Week

By Elise Gout, Editor in Chief/Features Editor

March 6, 2015

Students and staff have been coping with the loss of a freshman student this week. In first period on Wednesday morning, teachers informed classes of the student’s suicide and of the help available throughout the week. The conference center was open for students to have a quiet place to express...

Torrey Pines High School Lockdown Cleared

Torrey Pines High School Lockdown Cleared

By Elise Echeverria, Editor in Chief/News Editor

November 20, 2014

As of 2:45 p.m. today, Torrey Pines High School reported that they lockdown were no longer in lockdown. Torrey Pines High School was placed in lockdown at 10:30 this morning after receiving an anonymous threat through the social media app Yik Yak, according to the to the Torrey Pine High School website. After...

Study Group Formed

By Carina Julig, Opinions Editor

November 5, 2014

The  study group that will  examine the   selection process at the San Dieguito school district academies, including whether to keep the lottery,  has been formed and will begin meeting this month. The study group includes  high school staff and students, as well as parents from the high schools...

May 14 – 16 in a Global Nutshell

May 14 – 16 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

May 21, 2013

May 14, 2013: The Noh Mul Mayan temple in Belize, which is over 2,000 years old, was bulldozed by a road-building company. The company uses it for gravel for road filler, a not uncommon occurrence as it turns out. The company may have charges brought against them, mainly because the temples are under...

April 23 – April 30 in a Global Nutshell

April 23 – April 30 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

May 2, 2013

April 23, 2013: The French parliament has approved a law that allows both gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples. There has been strong opposition to the law, with a few clashes amidst predominantly peaceful demonstrations. Nonetheless, France is now the 14th country to legalize gay marria...

April 15 – 17 in a Global Nutshell

April 15 – 17 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

April 25, 2013

April 15, 2013: As blasts shook Boston, a series of bombings across Iraq killed 31 people and injured over 200. Several cities were hit, including Baghdad, Kirkuk, and Hilla. The sources of the explosions were 20 cars filled with explosives and three roadside bombs. No group has claimed responsibility,...

April 1 – 4 in a Global Nutshell

April 1 – 4 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

April 5, 2013

April 1, 2013: North Korea’s parliament has decided to expand its nuclear weapons defense program. According to North Korea, a state of war is being entered between North and South. This is due to anger towards US-South Korea military drills and UN sanctions against its February nuclear test. At...

March 26 – 29 in a Global Nutshell

March 26 – 29 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

April 1, 2013

March 26, 2013: The US Supreme Court is currently evaluating the Californian ban on same-sex marriages. Their decision could uphold the ban, overturn it, or nullify all same-sex marriage bans throughout the states. Those defending the ban are arguing that the issue should be decided by the state governments....