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Amanda Leslie

Amanda Leslie
Amanda is a senior and the opinions editor for the MCSun. (Obviously the best section.) Her hobbies are sleeping and listening to music. She likes to pretend that she could be an FBI agent when she grows up.

San Diego’s newly elected mayor sworn in

At long last, San Diegans have chosen a new mayor: Kevin Faulconer. The 47 year old is a Republican councilman with a Bachelor’s degree in political science. He was sworn in to office in early March  and is set to serve the almost three years left in the previous mayor’s …

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Counselor Tracanna celebrates 50th birthday

Counselor Dena Tracanna celebrated her 50th birthday today, accompanied by abundant attention from staff and students. “ I just had the choir sing some songs to me and that was fabulous,” Tracanna said. “I’m in a good place in my life and I feel great.” She has already celebrated her …

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Mrs. Turner resigns, leaves MC

When you think of a librarian, you likely picture a mean old woman who constantly harps on children for speaking above a whisper.  However, Erica Turner is none of those things. The cheerful Australian first came to America in 2001 and started working here four years later. Friday, Jan.  17 will …

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Urban Outfitters repeatedly offends

Urban Outfitters, the purveyor of ‘hipster’ apparel and assorted funky products has a rich history of offending people with countless products. The first noted offense was in 2003, when the store introduced a board game spin off dubbed ‘Ghettopoly.’ The main critics of the game included a local chapter of …

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Gourmet doughnut craze

Gone is the classic and uncomplicated doughnut. Replace the simple glazed pastries of the past with a blueberry cheesecake filled confection and that’s right on trend with one of the latest food fads. Doughnuts have stolen the throne from cupcakes and gained extensive culinary attention as they climbed to fame …

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Crime and TV

It is a strange phenomenon, how people turn on the television and expect to see crimes and action that would leave someone terrified and shaking in real life. Repeatedly seeing violence acts  can lead to a gradual desensitization until you get to the point where it’s just a dead body, …

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Review: “Allegiant” – C

I waited more than a year for Allegiant, eagerly anticipating the conclusion of an impressive trilogy that had thus far never disappointed me.  But this time, it did. In the beginning of the book, Veronica Roth leaps straight into the plot and emerges with a disappointing bundle of scientific details …

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Free Opinion: Cultural costumes

As Halloween nears you may hear phrases such as “we’re a culture, not a costume,” or “you wear the costume for one night and I wear the stigma for life.” These statements all come from posters looking to inform people about cultural costumes. These posters were produced by STARS, or …

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Free Opinion: Don’t hit anyone, ever

Remember the phrase ‘don’t hit girls,’ or ‘you can’t hit a girl?’ This age old playground saying is out of date and wrong. News flash: it isn’t okay to hit anybody, regardless of gender. A common stereotype in movies is the scene where the couple is fighting. The girl might …

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