Articles By: Uma Vaingankar

Local Hidden Adventure Spots

Local Hidden Adventure Spots

Meandering through the trampled hiking trails of Torrey Pines while inhaling the scents of the ocean air is not an uncommon occurrence during the weekend of an outdoorsy San Diegan. Despite the breathtaking beauty that our coasts offer, hidden paths and adrenaline-inducing hikes that are intermingled within our community too […]

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Review: DigiPill A-

Review: DigiPill A-

Sleep: we resisted it as kindergartners and we cherish it as high schoolers. Finding time to relax has become a lot more difficult than it used to be; after finishing homework at midnight, I force myself to doze off in order to get as much sleep as I can before […]

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Review: This is Where I Leave You D+

I hold Shawn Levy’s comedies close to my heart just as much the next gal, but This is Where I Leave You missed the mark for me, big time. The only redeeming factor was the actors cast in the movie, which included many personal favorites: the sassy Tina Fey, the […]

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The Mysteries of Laura

The Mysteries of Laura

Originally adapted from a Spanish television series, The Mysteries of Laura is taking hold of NBC this fall. The comedy-drama series depicts the life of homicide detective Laura Diamond, portrayed by Debra Messing. She works for the New York Police Department while simultaneously rearing rowdy twin boys. The show also […]

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Death at Wiz Khalifa’s concert results in cancellation

Death at Wiz Khalifa’s concert results in cancellation

Wiz Khalifa’s tour scheduled to perform in locally on August 23rd, but this concert was subsequently cancelled in the wake of a backstage shooting at his San Jose venue. According to TMZ.com, the victim was shot backstage at Khalifa’s concert just outside of San Jose. One source told TMZ that […]

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Con

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Con

In recent months, almost everyone with an Instagram can’t scroll down their feed without escaping an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge posted someone whom they follow. The Ice Bucket Challenge entails this: Pour a bucket of freezing ice water on yourself and nominate several people to do so as well. If […]

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Spirit week taking flight

Spirit week taking flight

To continue on with spirit week, students and teachers on campus have dressed up as Carl from Pixar’s “Up”. Carl is the adorable old man and protagonist in the movie. Even teachers, for example Mr. Bird, decked himself out with a comb-over, suspenders, glasses, cane, and even a balloon. Tomorrow […]

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Review: The Conjuring- B

Review: The Conjuring- B

For those who like sitting on the edge of their seat and shutting their eyes in fear, The Conjuring is quite a good fit. Although I generally find “exorcism” type movies unrealistic and somewhat stupid, this movie definitely made my heart skip a few beats. Instead of having random loud […]

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Photoprapher | Marianna McMurdock

Shuta Retires as Principal’s Secretary

By Mike Andrews & Uma Vaingankar Unfortunately, yet again, MC is losing another beloved staff member. “I’m going to miss Mt. Carmel but I’m very excited to be retiring,” Judy Shuta said. Shuta is a hardworking staff member who was the principal’s administrative assistant. She managed a lot of things […]

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Magno Returns as Principal to MC

Magno Returns as Principal to MC

As of next year, Greg Magno will be returning to MC, this time as the principal. This time last year, Magno had announced his transfer to the nearby Black Mountain Middle school, where he would be principal. This transfer ended his seven year reign as an assistant principal at MC. […]

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