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Darshana Patel: PUSD’s Newest Board Member

The Sun recently interviewed Darshana Patel, Poway Unified School District’s newest school board member. This is Patel’s first year as a member of the board. She serves alongside four other board members. The following is a transcript of the interview conducted on January 19. Q: Why did you decide to …

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A Kenyan Student’s Opportunity for Education

Education is something that everybody needs but not everybody has access to. Over the months of November and December, Interact Club members raised money to fund Tracy Akaji Awinde’s second year of high school in Kenya. Awinde is the fifth Kenyan student that the club has sponsored. MC’s Interact Club …

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Giving Others a Second Chance

While many privileged individuals don’t  think twice about how fortunate they are, two Sundevils recognize their advantages and help those who aren’t as lucky. Seniors Veena Bobba and Elise Kirkbride are regular volunteers at an aid agency in Pacific Beach, California. Second Chances Bread of Life is a group that …

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The Engineering Department Gets Revamped

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

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

  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

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

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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