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Wasted Water


The drought in California has been getting steadily worse as the snow caps shrink and water consumption rises, resulting in a theme of cracking down on water waste for the past few months. Yes, millions of gallons are being wasted by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and yes, having huge …

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Birthday Insecurities?

Marianna McMurdock | Photo Editor

Your big day is tomorrow. Another year, another chance to display your very prominent [or nonexistent] social status in the ruthless jungle of high school. Do you sit at the end of your bed and dream of the possibilities? Or do you send out a mass text telling your friends …

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ALS ice bucket pro

The ALS ice bucket challenge has made a splash at and around MC lately. Students here at MC are both donating money and dumping ice water on themselves. Kids and adults everywhere are doing this and raising large amounts of money for people who suffer from ALS. This challenge has …

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Choose: dollars or time


In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “A penny saved is a penny earned.”  Many know that a vital step to building wealth is frugality, but many of us struggle with being frugal, especially teenagers. By far, children are the most expensive investment a parent can make. Whether in a monetary …

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Four years reaching it’s end

High school sucks. We are all told this, we all think it, and at one point or another, we all believe it. Those who work their asses off hate that they are surrounded by lazy students. Those who struggle with grades and just want to have fun and hate the …

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Male entitlement kills


In the past few months there has been a series of events involving men or boys who killed because they didn’t get something they wanted. That “something” would be a woman’s attention. With that said, it’s time to discuss a major factor: the somewhat touchy subject of male entitlement. Now, …

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Welcome to the third world


The U.S. has grown accustomed to a very luxurious way of life. While we still have a large class division, the vast majority of Americans are better off than most. But what about those countries that aren’t so well off? What makes a third world country different from ours? The …

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No, people don’t change

Sometimes in our lives we fill our own heads with naïve fantasies that we can alter our friends, family members, and significant others in order to better suit our own needs and desires. We believe we have the power to change people. But more than that, we assume that people …

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Information Overload


“I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets …

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Yes, People do change

  People change. It’s just a fact of life. I am thoroughly convinced that everyone will change at least a little bit at one point in their life rather it be now or later. Of course everyone changes in physical ways. They get taller, their hair gets longer, they start …

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