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Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

A fertilizer plant, something that appears to be so ordinary and safe, and yet, on April 17th, an explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. in Texas led to the death of 15 individuals. The building was reportedly on fire when, seconds later, a massive explosion tore through it and into …

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MC’s French Film Class

It is a little-known fact that every Monday and Wednesday after school, there is a group of students who gather in room V-6.  For what counts as a 5 and a half class, these students gather to watch French films. The students gain credits toward their elective requirements and the …

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‘I Don’t Even Eat Rice’

What started out with poisonous letters has turned into a case with twists and turns. Letters laced with the deadly poison ricin were recently sent to President Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, and Sadie Holland, a justice of peace. A day after these letters were discovered, Paul Kevin Curtis …

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Behind “Fiddler on the Roof”

Each year from February to April, the drama department works countless hours to produce the annual spring musical.  This year’s musical was “Fiddler on the Roof”, which takes place in Anatevka, Russia in 1905.  It focuses on poor Jewish man Tevye and his family as they struggle to choose between …

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Relay for Life

In a world filled with bad guys, it seems as if the one with the greatest impact is cancer. But just like in all stories, there is also a hero who combats the villain. In this case, the hero is the Relay for Life, a worldwide fundraiser event for the …

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MC SUN Staff Compete in San Fran

From April 25-28, SUN staff will be attending the Journalism Education Association in San Francisco. The SUN will be competing for Best of Show along with various individual write-off contests for photography, layout and writing.

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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Visits MC

On Mar. 7 Mayor Bob Filner visited MC, Black Mountain Middle School, and Sunset Hills Elementary.  According to Principal Dawn Kastner, Filner was unaware that many schools in PUSD are located in San Diego County.  PUSD is the second-largest school district in the county, behind SDUSD. “I received an email …

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