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The Engineering Department Gets Revamped

Photo by Lindy Verhage.

While many students may complain certain subjects such as geology and trigonometry will be obsolete once they enter, ‘the real world’ MC has moved to counter these complaints. MC’s current engineering and computer science programs may be lacking, but with increased, advanced equipment, fresh and exciting courses being offered and …

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A Boulder Approach to Extracurriculars

Photo courtesy of Minh-Quan Tran

Among a sea of soccer, football, and basketball players, the Tran brothers have found a less conventional sport. Their physical activity of choice is scaling walls. Junior Minh-Quan Tran and freshman Minh-Son Tran rock climb several times a week, expending time and energy comparable to those in school-affiliated sports–but with …

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Thinking in Ink

Artwork by Claire Sun. Francesca Hodges | Photographer

  In the community of creativity, October is the month of tricks, treats, and a ton of talent. Social media artist Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 to test his inking skills and try to develop positive drawing habits. He devised 31 different drawing themes and compelled himself to abide …

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The Entrepreneur Behind Lucid

Francesca Hodges|Photographer

A photographer, an editor-in-chief, a coder, a graphic designer, and most importantly  an entrepreneur; while most high schoolers are consumed with their studies and extracurricular activities, senior Jhanna Shaghaghi has been building a legacy through her self-run magazine, Lucid. Shaghaghi possesses a plethora of positions for her publication. “I assist …

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Behind the band: the world of Band Parents


No MC Friday football game is complete without an outstanding performance by our award-winning band. In this year’s space-themed field show, the hard work and dedication of the Marching Sundevils is apparent in their militant footwork, talented playing, and overall musical prowess. While all eyes are on the band during …

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The faces of ASB

Photo courtesy|Chloe Nguyen

They put on your school dances, pep rallies, and spirit days. Sundevils know them as a single unit––ASB––but each individual contributes to the work that takes place behind the scenes. Who are they? Chloe Nguyen: ASB President. Nguyen is an organized student who provides stability and structure to ASB’s projects …

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New Sundevil Staff


As students settle into their school routines, many are noticing the smiling faces of new teachers and staff members on campus. Here are some quick facts about the additions to MC’s faculty this school year: Stephanie Alarcon- Biology 1, World History, High School English 1, Learning Strategies Margaret Armijo- Civics, World History …

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In Remembrance: 9/11

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The date that is more than just another space on the calendar. September 11th, 2001 is recognized on nearly every continent. On 9/11, every citizen of the United States is called to remember those who died in the deadly terror attacks on the World Trade Center. This year, incoming freshmen …

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A buzzer, a brain, and infinite knowledge gain


Five students decked out in red polos take their places at a table. In their arsenals, they each carry scratch paper, cat-like reflexes, and a rapid intellect. Adjacent is another table filled with students from an opposing team. The buzzers sound, as each team completes a quick technical buzzer check, …

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