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A push in the right direction

Following the vein of other AP tests, Collegeboard has announced that it will be changing the AP US History test for next year. Mindy Davis, an Apush teacher, explains the major changes. “It’s very different. The multiple choice has one less answer to choose from. DBQs (Document Based Questions) you …

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Blood Moon Wows Astronomers

  On April 15, people all around North America pointed their cameras, cell phones, and telescopes toward the skies in order to witness a phenomenon know as a total lunar eclipse. That night, however, as the moon passed through the Earth’s shadow, it took on strong red and orange hues, …

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FLIPPED: The New AP Gov

Twelve year AP Government veteran Kris Hizal has announced that his 2014-2015 class will be a flipped course, and has received unwarranted skeptical response. In efforts to set the record straight, Hizal elaborates that his intention is to make the class more interactive for both him and the students by …

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The return of AP Chemistry

  After a year-long hiatus, AP Chemistry will be offered for the 2014-2015 school year. This class will be taught by Debbie Stenger, who is currently a chemistry teacher. Stenger explains the reason behind the axing of AP Chem from this school year’s courses. “AP Chem was never supposed to …

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College Board brings big changes to the SAT

  Many high school students fear the dreaded SAT. The three hour and 45 minute test has always played a significant role in what college someone will go to. At the beginning of this month, College Board announced major changes to the SAT.  The “new” SAT, will be administered to …

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End the ‘R’ Word Campaign

You may have noticed the flyers encouraging you to “End the ‘R’ Word”, and you may have even signed the pledge to refrain from that word. MC’s Friendship Club has encouraged studentsto join this international movement for the past eight years. “It’s an international movement to get people to be …

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The Ukrainian crisis demystified

Just as a nationwide vote seemed to promise freedom for the Crimean Peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized the seizure of two Ukrainian naval bases and now urges all soldiers to “voluntarily” leave the region. The vote, or referendum, overwhelmingly supported Russian annexation of the Crimea region, even though that …

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Bird is the word!

Bird is the word! Mr. Bird was recently elected Teacher of the Year by his fellow colleagues. “It’s completely humbling, because there are so many great teachers here on campus, and I just feel blessed to be working here at Mount Carmel.” Bird said. He fondly reemphasizes the importance of …

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