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Ethan Lee: the art of expression

Move without moving, speak without speaking, dream without dreaming. All of these emotions can be displayed through any form of art. In the case of senior Ethan Lee, characters jump and run across the pages of his sketchbook as ideas transfer through his hands and onto the thick paper. His …

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MC’s Local Movie Critic

Movies are seen as mere entertainment pieces. For others, it is an artistic portal to another world. Senior Khayle Flores lives as MC’s go to  cinephile. “I see movies as an art form,” Flores said. “There’s a lot of craft that goes into making film, and I’m drawn to great …

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Julia Hindle: 100 Days of Practice

Sweat broke on her forehead as her body continued to jolt back and forth in the chair. In her hands, a weapon. A weapon of both power and emotion strung tightly with four, thick strings being vibrated by a horse hair bow. This weapon does not kill with blood, but …

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Miss Universe 2018

The Miss Universe pageant at first glance can be regarded as a contest based solely off of looks, however, what many might overlook is that it displays representation from around the world of all different backgrounds and cultures on a single stage. The 68th Miss Universe was hosted in Thailand …

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Never “second rate”

While Mt. Carmel has a deservingly awarded band, the orchestra has composed seven concerts throughout the year, performing in two competition festivals, and finishing off with their Pops Concert. They also got “unanimous superior” during The Poway festival of the arts. On top of that they have to perfect five …

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The big decision

The May 1st deadline for college decisions has come and gone, leaving time alone to reflect on the lengthy college application and decision process. MC seniors have their own reasons for landing their choice college, with recurring emphasis on academics, location, cost of attendance, and population. Annette Phan UC Riverside, …

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The new face of MC counseling

Throughout the year, MC accepts and welcomes new students alongside new staff. Although MC counselor Victor Baez has been a member of the red sea for two years now, this was his first year as a full-time school counselor. The previous year he was an intern. “I’ve been with the …

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STEAM workshop mural

While most students spend their second period tapping away at their desks, senior Shannon Steed spends hers sweeping her brush across walls. Many think of STEM subjects as rigid and technical, but engineering teacher Karen Wytmans strove to change that. In need of a mural for her blank workshop walls, …

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Getting hands-on experience with auto-mechanics

Less and less high school courses involve hands-on work, but there are benefits in gaining practical experience with the machines so relied on in today’s society. Junior Isaac Coulapides enjoys MC’s auto mechanics program and recognizes the course’s utilities. “In auto mechanics you use your hands, which is important for …

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