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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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Local MC students raise money for LLS

Every year high school students  all over San Diego form groups and try to see who can raise the most money supporting the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society. The competition is ran by the Students of the Year program, which rewards the group of  students who raise the most for the cause with …

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Sundevils at Northrop Grumman

MC seniors continue to look into the future by applying to colleges and looking for opportunities to get a jumpstart in their field of interest. For eight students, this life preparation was furthered with their selection for an internship at Northrop Grumman, a federal defense contracting agency. Seniors Steven Huynh-Tran, …

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Cookies, creativity, and community

At the grocery store, shoppers often steer their carts clear of the donation tables and eager petitioners lurking outside the doors. But when the bright green and deep brown of Girl Scout vests are spotted parked outside the entrance, the grocery list flies out of mind. Girl Scouts may be …

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MC’s Great Kindness Week

From Monday, Jan. 22, to Friday, Jan. 26, MC participated in the Great Kindness Week, a part of the Great Kindness Challenge program. Posters and announcements around MC reminded students to be extra kind throughout the week. On Monday, the focus was “Be kind to your friends.” Friends were encouraged …

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Not just Christmas

The Douglas firs have all been (hopefully) recycled, the nicer gift bags folded away for next year, and the mechanical reindeer corralled back into their storage sheds. Our skinny jeans are feeling particularly restrictive, and our resolutions have been made and possibly, already broken. 2017 taught us much about personal …

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The Debut: A Filipino tradition

Each successive birthday marks new opportunities: 16 means driving, 17 means R rated movies, 18 means lotto tickets, voting, and big kids jail. Birthdays also provide an excuse to be showered with gifts and attention. American birthdays usually consist of Costco cake and out of tune renditions of “Happy Birthday.” …

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