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The politics of pageants

“One hundred ninety-five countries signed the Paris agreement, in which each country sets nonbinding goals to reduce man-made climate change. The U.S. is withdrawing from the agreement, citing negligible environmental effects and negative economic impact. Good decision? Bad decision? Which is it and why?” Maria Menounos asked Cara Mund on …

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Imagining the perfect night

“What a great night to be alive!” Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds yelled into a crowd of thousands at the Mattress Firm Amphitheater in Chula Vista, anticipating the night of a lifetime last Thursday, Sept. 28. Beginning the night with artists K. FLay and Grouplove,  the night was sure to be …

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Mother!’s Distorted Creation

Mother! is the newest addition to director Darren Aronofsky’s unique and acclaimed lineup of movies. The film has been critiqued heavily, apparently because many reviewers have failed to remove the movie from the context of the “horror” genre. Mother! comments on the blind faith and the fallibility of religion using …

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Houston underwater after devastating hurricane

As Houston and southeastern Texas are left damaged and devastated, Hurricane Harvey stalled for its second landfall, this time hitting southwestern Louisiana. The category four hurricane has been running strong for six days, leaving 51.88 inches of rain as of Tuesday afternoon, August 29, 2017. This makes Harvey a record-breaking …

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DREAMers put on hold

President Trump issued the removal of Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals, otherwise known as DACA, on September 5. DACA is a program that was enacted five years ago under the Obama administration to protect the rights of individuals who entered the US illegally as minors. As of March 31, 2017, …

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The gem that is King’s Coffee

The last time I wound up at the corner of Espola Road and Twin Peaks Parkway was in my short-lived soccer career at the North County Soccer Park. Going  back there this past weekend to visit The King’s Craft Coffee Company, I drove past the old smoothie store and residential …

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Band’s new field show

MC’s award winning band is ready to perform a new field show at the upcoming home football game on Oct. 13, setting the bar high for their next show. “The show is called Dark Hearts and it features music from the musicals Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods,” junior band …

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The bass bravura of William Mrdjenovich

In elementary school it is almost a rite of passage to pick up an instrument, play in the fifth grade ensemble, and terrorize the neighbors with out of tune “wahs” and “oom pah pahs” while practicing. As students graduate from playing hot cross buns, those who go onto middle school …

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Rogers enlightens The Irenic

Maggie Rogers is a banjo-loving breed of an ethereal beat baby and a 70’s folksy fringe Woodstock attendee. She graced the stage, or should I say pulpit, of the Irenic in North Park this past Monday. Set in a reconstructed church, the narrow room with a high ceiling and stained …

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The Entrepreneur Behind Lucid

A photographer, an editor-in-chief, a coder, a graphic designer, and most importantly  an entrepreneur; while most high schoolers are consumed with their studies and extracurricular activities, senior Jhanna Shaghaghi has been building a legacy through her self-run magazine, Lucid. Shaghaghi possesses a plethora of positions for her publication. “I assist …

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