• The Girls Are Back

    Springtime is here, which can only mean one thing: the start of the girl’s lacrosse season. The team of 2014 has started off strong, considering the obstacles they have had to face. Their record so far in the season is 5-4. Compared to last year, the girls have much more […]

    The Girls Are Back
  • The return of AP Chemistry

      After a year-long hiatus, AP Chemistry will be offered for the 2014-2015 school year. This class will be taught by Debbie Stenger, who is currently a chemistry teacher. Stenger explains the reason behind the axing of AP Chem from this school year’s courses. “AP Chem was never supposed to […]

    The return of AP Chemistry
  • Parent teachers the norm at MC

    For a majority of MC students, a typical trip to school involves a good-bye to the ‘rents in the morning, maybe a kiss on the cheek, and a farewell until evening. With this parting, the parent and child then head off their separate ways. However, for a handful of students, […]

    Photographer | Ciro Gonzalez
  • Track: off to the races

      “I came into track and had a really good team with a bunch of good seniors,” said senior Elyssa Schall. “Over the years, we haven’t been as good, but this year we have a lot of potential. I think we are going to do really well this season.” Schall, […]

    Track: off to the races
  • MORP watch out when the lights are out

    Morp, One of the great dances that many schools offer every year. Students come in very loose attire but nothing too far fetched.  Teachers may have gone too far on the objectivity females can present at this dance. Prime example of undermined thinking was in 2002 when Rita Wilson, former […]

    Photographer || Zac Solomon
  • The Ukrainian crisis demystified

    Just as a nationwide vote seemed to promise freedom for the Crimean Peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized the seizure of two Ukrainian naval bases and now urges all soldiers to “voluntarily” leave the region. The vote, or referendum, overwhelmingly supported Russian annexation of the Crimea region, even though that […]

    Photo Courtesy of Genya Savilov for Getty Images
Dec. 1 2013 | Ukrainian protester uses tear gas on riot police during storming of Yanukovych's administration.
  • Review: The Lego Movie B

    Kids across America grew up playing with Legos, and now this generation also has a movie version of their favorite toy. The Lego Movie follows Emmet, a generic construction worker who always follows the instruction manual. When he is mistaken for the subject of a prophecy, Emmet learns how to […]

    Review:  The Lego Movie  B
  • Disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370 continues to confuse

    The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has baffled both the media and the public since it came to light almost two weeks ago. The plane departed from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 8, with its destination being the Beijing Capital International Airport. The last known location of […]

    Disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370 continues to confuse
  • Equality vs. Chivalry

    We’re a decade into the 21st century already, and women are still fighting the battle they have been fighting for centuries. The battle for gender equality rages on and women have never been able to obtain true equality. But is it because they’re asking for too much? There are simple […]

    Equality vs. Chivalry

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Photographer | Zac Solomon

FLIPPED: The New AP Gov

April 3, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Photographer | Zac Solomon Twelve year AP Government veteran Kris Hizal has announced that his 2014-2015 class will be a flipped course, and has received unwarranted skeptical...

  • College Board brings big changes to the SAT
    College Board brings big changes to the SAT

      Kids have it too easy these days… -Dean Hoang Many high school students fear the dreaded SAT. The...

    March 27, 2014 at 10:14 am
  • End the ‘R’ Word Campaign
    End the ‘R’ Word Campaign

    You may have noticed the flyers encouraging you to “End the ‘R’ Word”, and you may have even signed the...

    March 27, 2014 at 9:08 am
  • Christina Burton | Photographer
    Bird is the word!

    Christina Burton | Photographer Bird is the word! Mr. Bird was recently elected Teacher of the Year by his fellow...

    March 13, 2014 at 8:51 am

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