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Marianna McMurdock

Self-described as an "ardent archivist", Marianna is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Sun. When she is not despairing over her beloved television characters (Underwood and Holmes represent) she enjoys listening to movie scores, Andrew Bird, and Beyonce. She also serves the Sun as Photo Editor, and has been a self-taught photographer for four years. Her personal work is available at www.flickr.com/photos/maridock

Human of the Mount: The Quiet Wish

On a routine visit to Rady Children’s Hospital last summer, freshman Nicholas Thompson and his family were approached with an idea some find hard to grasp: the wish – the chance to do anything, meet anyone, without restriction of imagination. And on an afternoon in late April, Thompson’s wish crystallized …

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VSCO brings film back to present

We are a nation of nostalgics. Sentimentalism is a part of Americana, from the raw, earthy tones of gramophones used centuries ago to the (almost) instant gratification of a polaroid photo. It almost seems the farther we progress technologically, the more we long to transcend our own timestamp and swap …

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The shots that sparked a movement

“Hands up, don’t shoot” is  the cry heard nationwide after a Ferguson, Missouri Grand Jury ruled not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown on Nov. 24. Brown (18) was an unarmed, black teenager who, according to autopsy reports and statements by the Ferguson Police Department, …

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How to get Away With Murder

Sink or swim. The method gains new meaning starting Thursdays at 10 p.m. on ABC. Shonda Rhimes’s newest endeavor, How to Get Away with Murder, features an intensive Criminology 101 class taught by professor Annalise Keating (Oscar nominee Viola Davis) in America’s heartland: Philadelphia. Keating, a successful defense attorney, and …

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Red Out rally

By Chloe Heinz On Friday, August 30th, we had first pep rally of the 2014-2015 school year. Here’s a quick recap on how it all went down. The theme this year was coastal, complete with decorations made by ASB such as signs above each class’s section, balloons strung across the …

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