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Teens in tiaras

Pageantry, the art of elaborate display and or ceremony. A common stereotype for the average person. These days, pageants are about confidence in women and ignoring the stereotype and learning about the progression of women and what they stand for. “These scholarship pageants teach you what it’s like to be …

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Parent teachers the norm at MC

For a majority of MC students, a typical trip to school involves a good-bye to the ‘rents in the morning, maybe a kiss on the cheek, and a farewell until evening. With this parting, the parent and child then head off their separate ways. However, for a handful of students, …

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Young AP students at MC

For many of the students at MC, we take our first AP class in sophomore year, and probably start with APEC. However, for an elite group of students, including Tytan Le Nguyen and Michelle Zhang, their AP journey started years before. Freshman Tytan Le Nguyen took AP Calculus BC in …

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The Renaissance Physicist

“Come on friction! Hold on tight! Through the turn, you’re gonna make it!” Student Teacher and Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach Paul Coleman recalls his most cherished physics-related experience with a touch of nostalgia. Accelerating through a turn in his gold Acura Legend in the early 2000’s, Coleman applied a now …

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A Very Happy Valentine’s

During 2nd period, senior Lorena Heymans and friends, Helen Sedrak, Charmaine Isidro, and Aasiya Ahmed, headed out to the parking lot. Over the next hour, they hand placed over 300 valentine’s cards and candy on each student’s car. Lorena singlehandedly crafted each valentine, spending around three and a half hours …

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Harvard over frozen yogurt

After a long day of swim practice and school, senior Richa Chaturvedi heads home. On most occasions, the drive home consists of a stop to her favorite frozen yogurt shop. But, for two weeks, as a result of Chaturvedi’s lost bet to her father, no frozen yogurt was to be …

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Mrs. Turner resigns, leaves MC

When you think of a librarian, you likely picture a mean old woman who constantly harps on children for speaking above a whisper.  However, Erica Turner is none of those things. The cheerful Australian first came to America in 2001 and started working here four years later. Friday, Jan.  17 will …

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The story behind the tattoo

Junior Olivia Andrews has been through a lot since her freshman year here at MC. After finally winning her battle against self-harm and her eating disorder, Andrews felt the need to celebrate. So two years ago she got a tattoo to symbolize emerging from her struggles. “I got it because …

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How scared are you?

Level 1: A Fun Type of Scared. When you are watching a scary movie, or exploring a haunted house, you can’t help but notice all the little silly costumes or the irregularities, proving it to be fake. You laugh at things that are meant to be terrifying you, and joke …

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