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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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Social Justice Club goes global

MC seniors Anika Dandekar and Niha Bhaskar formed Social Justice Club their freshman year when they felt limited in their classroom conversations regarding global topics. “I wanted to start something that we could have every week and talk about whatever we wanted,” Dandekar said. “Sometimes in class [global topic conversations] …

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Headed in the right direction

MC takes in more transfer students per year than any other high school in the Poway Unified School District. Looking around campus, it’s easy to see why. As a transfer student from RB, I can confidently say that MC has  a much warmer, more generally accepting student body. However, more …

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Red Cross Club

No need to fear, Red Cross Club is here to put extra blood to good use. Students can catch a glimpse of their efforts on campus at the MC blood drives. “Mostly we are concentrated on doing blood drives here at school,” MC senior and club President Polina Guseva said. …

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MC Peer Counseling: Helping Sundevils shine

In the tumultuous time that is high school, teenagers are given their first glimpse of independence. Still just kids, this often ends in mistakes and failures, but ultimately a lesson to learn from. This is also where counselors and parents try to swoop in, and chime in with their two-cents …

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The coolest girl in school

As high school stereotypes run, the coolest kid on any campus is recognizable from a distance and takes on a new dynamic up close. Kaitlyn Freed (12), AP Studio Art enthusiast and weekend bass-slapper for the band Seaswallow, is distinguished around school by her flippy skirts and flattering septum ring. …

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Yogins unite

Everyone take a calming ujjayi breath in, then a soothing breath out. Feel your presence and ground down into the earth. Welcome to the world of yoga. Several Mt. Carmel students and faculty partake in the practice of yoga. Through different classes featuring heat, stretch, weights, and meditation, people release …

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Model behavior

A common preconception of modeling is based on stereotypes and the non-empirical evidence of Tyra Banks’s America’s Next Top Model. The models on the show were more than “just a pretty face,” but their personalities never delved past a shallow level. This misconception of modeling is completely shattered when meeting with …

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