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Han-Lin’s Mastery of Conversation

The English language, with colloquial contractions, plural compound nouns, and non-finite verb complements are a challenge to native speakers, and prove to be even more of a trial for people learning English. In school, we learn how to master other foreign languages such as Spanish, Tagalog, and French, but this …

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The Bass Bravura of William Mrdjenovich

In elementary school it is almost a rite of passage to pick up an instrument, play in the fifth grade ensemble, and terrorize the neighbors with out of tune “wahs” and “oom pah pahs” while practicing. As students graduate from playing hot cross buns, those who go onto middle school …

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MC Goes Hiking

MC students hit the trails, trading school supplies for hiking essentials, as a part of MC’s newest hiking club. The club, started by junior Oakkar Aung this school year, received early support, with a little over 35 people at the first meeting. “We have a group of friends who really …

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A Sundevil that Plays Dress-up with Style

As if being a spirited Sundevil and dedicated Color Guard member does not keep her busy enough, senior Karen Whealdon spends her free time preparing for war as a viking, working against the Illuminati, and just taking dress-up to a whole different level. In order to invest herself in her …

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These Skater Girls Kill It on the Ice

Every ice-skating rink has an unspoken pecking order, working from outside in. The rookies clutch the railing, stiffly inching along, as they gaze longingly out at the graceful skaters who make pirouettes look  effortless. Senior Kendall Garrett and junior Polina Guseva both know the hard work and dedication required to …

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AP Environmental Science Project Spotlight

 For the rest of the school year, students in Advanced Placement Environmental Science (APES) will be designing and completing their biggest assignment of the class. Students are tasked with designing their own projects to implement what they have learned and show how it applies to real life. The main purpose …

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