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Con: Participation Trophies

“Congratulations! You didn’t win, but you (hopefully) tried hard, so here’s an award to make you feel better.” This is essentially the purpose behind giving children participation awards. Not to congratulate them for accomplishing some great task, or winning a competition, but for merely being present. Many parents present the …

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Girls Golf

With tryouts safely a month behind them, MC’s girls golf is swinging back into action. Backed by their coaches Jim Greci and Keith Leighton, the girls have already got two matches under their belts. “Our first two matches were against Vista and Rancho Buena Vista, and the both went well,” …

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Stepping it up on the court

  Determination is the name of the game for tennis players this year. Rivaling teams have stepped up the heat, and in perfect time, as MC has lost some strong players and memorable teammates. “We lost our number one doubles players, and our number one and two, singles players this …

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Microaggression

“Where are you from?” I reply, “San Diego.” This time, the asker has a slight lilt in his tone. He asks, “No, but where are you from?” At this point, I understand what he implies – that I am not from America but rather an immigrant from Asia. I respond, …

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Chimps cure cancer: the benefits to animal testing

From the discovery of insulin, to the treatment of cystic fibrosis, nearly every medical breakthrough from the past 100 years has resulted directly from research utilizing animals. The polio vaccine, breast cancer, malaria, multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis, pacemakers, and anesthetics, the influence of animal testing is nearly endless.   No matter …

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New teachers on the block

This school year, MC welcomed a host of new teachers to its ranks. Stacy Walker, who teaches drama and theater tech, is one of them. She previously spent four years of her life at MC, not as a staff member, but as a student. “It’s a trip, like honestly, I never …

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Red, gold, and spirit all over

  Screams ran through the air as Sundevils welcomed each other into the official start of the school year. The fall pep rally started off with dynamic dance routines from MC’s Dance Troupe, Modern Identity, Homemade, and Cheer, and a foresight of the school year to come. The energy from the …

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