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Francesca Hodges

Francesca Hodges
Francesca is a senior and currently a photographer and a Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Sun. She enjoys studying astronomy and watching period pieces. At MC, she is involved in Peer Counseling, Friendship Club, and the field hockey team. In the future she plans on attending UC Berkeley to major in Global Studies.

Mob Bueller’s Day Off

In the office, he is revered as a defendant of public good, an investigator to weed out Washington’s worst, a suit amongst the best of suits. There is much that rides on the name Mobert Rueller. A Princeton graduate, Bronze Star Medal recipient for his heroism in the Vietnam War, …

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Cal Poly racism affects decisions

“Growing up white and privileged, I was truly unaware of how insensitive I was to the racial implications of blackface.” In his apology letter printed in Mustang News, Kyler Watkins took on the air of a victim. Watkins, a senior at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo (Cal …

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Eleanor Oliphant charms

Gail Honeyman has created a new type of heroine. This heroine is not witty or quirky in a “cute” or “adorable” way, as many female protagonists are written as today. Instead, Honeyman breaks free from using a cliché stock character to befit the dark-comedic story that she creates. Eleanor Oliphant …

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Theatre at the Mount presents: Cabernet

The highlight of the MC drama department’s yearly performances is the annual Spring musical. On this year’s opening night of Cabaret, a risque selection to say the least, attendees showed up in never before seen numbers. Parents feverishly clamored outside of the PAC doors, bundled up against the cold. Strangely …

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Age of fermentation

“It’s alive!” cry millennials across the country as they stare into their pots, pans, and of course, locally-sourced mason jars filled with pickled vegetables and other items from the back of their fridges. This is the Phase of Fermentation, or better yet call it a new age. Fermentation is the …

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V-Day

Hallmark has restocked their cards, florists are standing at the ready, and See’s Candies have prepared a fighter squadron. Valentine’s Day is drawing near; with each day crossed off the calendar in red ink, the perspiration of significant-other’s around the nation insurmountably increases. Now more than ever, there pressure is …

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The Stranger remains steadfast

There is no feeling that compares to that of addictive reading. Recently in the AP Literature and Expos classroom, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World was introduced to many MC seniors; some lapped it up with glee and others simply chose to depend on Sparknotes over the actual text. For those …

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The charm of First Aid Kit

Browsing mindlessly through music videos, one in particular caught my eye. The small featured image on the right side bar depicted two females, done up strangely in 80s-like makeup. But it was not perms that was so out of the ordinary, but rather both of  their intensely forlorn gazes. Not …

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