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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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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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MC students walk out for Parkland, for change

Hundreds of rain-soaked shoes stood pointed in a united direction as one voice in solitude erupted into chants for change. On Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m., a procession of MC students made their way out of the normally closed-off front gates as they marched to the grass area in …

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Cookies, creativity, and community

At the grocery store, shoppers often steer their carts clear of the donation tables and eager petitioners lurking outside the doors. But when the bright green and deep brown of Girl Scout vests are spotted parked outside the entrance, the grocery list flies out of mind. Girl Scouts may be …

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The Debut: A Filipino tradition

Each successive birthday marks new opportunities: 16 means driving, 17 means R rated movies, 18 means lotto tickets, voting, and big kids jail. Birthdays also provide an excuse to be showered with gifts and attention. American birthdays usually consist of Costco cake and out of tune renditions of “Happy Birthday.” …

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Penumbra’s magical planet

The smell of musk mixes with worn leather and dried ink. Dust particles dance in the beam of sunlight that shoots through the open windows, illuminating the front of the store, but falls short of piercing the wayback list. Floor to ceiling, the wallpaper of the store is the leatherbacks …

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Murder on the Orient left me dead

Murder, suspense, beautiful costumes and scenery, what more could one want from a movie? Murder on the Orient Express, released on Nov. 10 2017, is adapted from Agatha Christie’s murder mystery of the same title, originally published on  Jan. 1 1934. Visually stunning and full of intrigue, it is sure …

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Opioid epidemic runs rampant

91 Americans die every day as a result of an opioid overdose. According to The New York Times, “Overdoses, fueled by opioids, are the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years old — killing roughly 64,000 people last year, more than guns or car accidents, and doing so …

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