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Never “second rate”

While Mt. Carmel has a deservingly awarded band, the orchestra has composed seven concerts throughout the year, performing in two competition festivals, and finishing off with their Pops Concert. They also got “unanimous superior” during The Poway festival of the arts. On top of that they have to perfect five …

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Eleanor Oliphant charms

Gail Honeyman has created a new type of heroine. This heroine is not witty or quirky in a “cute” or “adorable” way, as many female protagonists are written as today. Instead, Honeyman breaks free from using a cliché stock character to befit the dark-comedic story that she creates. Eleanor Oliphant …

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Theatre at the Mount presents: Cabernet

The highlight of the MC drama department’s yearly performances is the annual Spring musical. On this year’s opening night of Cabaret, a risque selection to say the least, attendees showed up in never before seen numbers. Parents feverishly clamored outside of the PAC doors, bundled up against the cold. Strangely …

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Age of fermentation

“It’s alive!” cry millennials across the country as they stare into their pots, pans, and of course, locally-sourced mason jars filled with pickled vegetables and other items from the back of their fridges. This is the Phase of Fermentation, or better yet call it a new age. Fermentation is the …

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V-Day

Hallmark has restocked their cards, florists are standing at the ready, and See’s Candies have prepared a fighter squadron. Valentine’s Day is drawing near; with each day crossed off the calendar in red ink, the perspiration of significant-other’s around the nation insurmountably increases. Now more than ever, there pressure is …

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The charm of First Aid Kit

Browsing mindlessly through music videos, one in particular caught my eye. The small featured image on the right side bar depicted two females, done up strangely in 80s-like makeup. But it was not perms that was so out of the ordinary, but rather both of  their intensely forlorn gazes. Not …

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Spike Lee revisits his darling

Just as Jesus fed the masses with a single loaf and fish, Spike Lee revolutionized film with a miniscule $175,000 budget. Lee’scontroversial comedy-drama She’s Gotta Have It debutted in 1986 with its soulful score and fresh plot following the very complex Nola Darling. The introduction of Nola to audiences nationwide …

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Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate seat

The results are in: Democrat Doug Jones has defeated Republican Roy Moore in the race for the Alabama Senate seat. An incredibly close win, Jones won the seat with 49.6% of the votes, according to the New York Times. This special election began when President Donald Trump chose Alabama state …

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