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New Classes

A variety of new classes are being offered this school year at MC. These never- been- offered- before classes are Design and Mixed Media, Cabinet Making, Art Appreciation, and AP Computer Science. Design and Mixed Media covers two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, such as ceramics, drawing, painting, and mixed media. Cabinet …

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Shuta Retires as Principal’s Secretary

By Mike Andrews & Uma Vaingankar Unfortunately, yet again, MC is losing another beloved staff member. “I’m going to miss Mt. Carmel but I’m very excited to be retiring,” Judy Shuta said. Shuta is a hardworking staff member who was the principal’s administrative assistant. She managed a lot of things …

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Magno Returns as Principal to MC

As of next year, Greg Magno will be returning to MC, this time as the principal. This time last year, Magno had announced his transfer to the nearby Black Mountain Middle school, where he would be principal. This transfer ended his seven year reign as an assistant principal at MC. …

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What you Should be Eating in School

  First Lady Michelle Obama herself said, “We can all agree that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, all children should have the basic nutrition they need to learn and grow and to pursue their dreams, because in the end, nothing is more important than the health and well-being of …

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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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