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Human of the Mount: The Quiet Wish

On a routine visit to Rady Children’s Hospital last summer, freshman Nicholas Thompson and his family were approached with an idea some find hard to grasp: the wish – the chance to do anything, meet anyone, without restriction of imagination. And on an afternoon in late April, Thompson’s wish crystallized …

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Fil-Am is Ful-Phil-ing

A night of dancing, singing, play performances, and food, all centered on the complex Filipino culture. On May 8, MC’s performing arts center hosted a group of over 100 people from all over the school district. “PCN or Filipino Culture Night is a night where we showcase our talents to …

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MC’s Sanctuary for Athletes

Many know her as the hero who nursed a sprained ankle or tendonitis-ridden rotator cuff back to full strength. Others see her at games riding into action to give medical attention to fallen athletes. We all know her as Diane Lawrance, MC’s beloved athletic trainer. Diane has been MC’s trainer …

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Travel Corner: Izzy goes to Italy

  Over the span of spring break, sophomore Isabelle Martinez and her family left their daily American lives for an exciting eleven-day Italian excursion. The Martinezes, eager to get the most out of their trip, visited four culturally different cities. “We spent the first five nights in Rome, four nights …

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MC cafeteria workers: who are they?

A shadow through the screen, a silent voice in the background: these are the members of MC most students really don’t know. The lunch line workers are mysteries just waiting to be uncovered. Besides being the servers for all students at MC, the cafeteria staff have stories of their own. …

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MC students’ new internships

Recently an internship opportunity arose for a few select MC students. It is through an organization called Northrop Grumman, which is a large industry focusing on technology and global security systems, products and solutions. “Right now, I am in the department of business and engineering as a lab assistant,” senior …

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Magno of the Mount

We see him popping into our math classes, hear him speak with unbridled enthusiasm over the loudspeaker, and watch him beam on the broadcast every Thursday. The aura of Greg Magno is one felt schoolwide, and though this administrator’s beginnings may not be riddled with angst, they are humble. Magno …

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S.A.G.E at MC

One of the newest additions to MC’s club repertoire is S.A.G.E, or Student Advocates for Gender Equality. Founded by Anthony la Scala and Casey Castle, it has set out to leave a lasting mark on the student body. “We want to stop sexism within the school and discrimination towards people …

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Game of Thrones club feature

“[Game of Thrones] is basically a fantasy,” senior Kennan Billamoria, president of the Game of Thrones club, said. “It has fantasy elements but it is a political drama with a big ensemble cast. There is a struggle for power in all of these different regions, and so it is really …

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Travel Corner: Vivek Goes to India

    Though senior Vivek Naik is known around MC for the community service he has done in Haiti throughout high school., during winter vacation, he had an interesting adventure in India. “Most of the time I spent in India was with family, but it was nice because our grandparents …

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