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The new face of MC counseling

Throughout the year, MC accepts and welcomes new students alongside new staff. Although MC counselor Victor Baez has been a member of the red sea for two years now, this was his first year as a full-time school counselor. The previous year he was an intern. “I’ve been with the …

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Boys tennis rages the courts

The rain may have soaked into the pristinely kept MC tennis courts, but Coach Jim Wrage approaches the day with the same intensity he does daily. Wrage pulls up to the courts four hours early to begin his court cleaning process, carrying his broom and supplies with him onto the …

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STEAM workshop mural

While most students spend their second period tapping away at their desks, senior Shannon Steed spends hers sweeping her brush across walls. Many think of STEM subjects as rigid and technical, but engineering teacher Karen Wytmans strove to change that. In need of a mural for her blank workshop walls, …

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Getting hands-on experience with auto-mechanics

Less and less high school courses involve hands-on work, but there are benefits in gaining practical experience with the machines so relied on in today’s society. Junior Isaac Coulapides enjoys MC’s auto mechanics program and recognizes the course’s utilities. “In auto mechanics you use your hands, which is important for …

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Love, Simon

Love, Simon brings  new light to a typical teenage romantic comedy. The movie, released March 16, explores the journey of a closeted gay high school student finding a way to come out. Director Greg Berlanti  utilizes the relatable teenage romance to bring LGBTQIA communities to the big screen, all while …

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Audiobooks shakeup a timeword traditon

Crinkly white pages and leather bound spines are  the traditional composition of books. Books have been made in this format for centuries, however, the 21st century has revolutionized even this time-worn tradition. It began with ebooks, which allow bibliophiles to download hundreds of books onto one lightweight tablet. Audiobooks are …

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Girl’s water polo places second in CIF

MC Girls’ water polo had a tough season filled with grueling morning practices, tight games, and a challenging place in the Palomar League.  Against all opposition, the team fought their way to the Division III CIF finals, the first time in MC Girls’ water polo history. The road to CIFs …

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MC visited by WASC evaluators

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) visited MC during the week of Feb. 11 for an updated accreditation of the school. For WASC specifically, “Accreditation is a voluntary dual-purpose process that schools (1) must be worthy of the trust placed in them to …

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