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Lauren Bratcher

Lauren Bratcher is a sophmore staff writer for the MC Sun. She is an avid support for equal rights alongside a strong advocate for the LGBTQ community.


On January 17, 2019, a lockdown took place at Mt. Carmel High School. “Attention Mt. Carmel students and staff we are now on lockdown,” Principal Greg Magno said over the intercom. With students relying on one another for the latest news, word spread fast. However, faculty remained informed as the …

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Christmas card lane, a PQ phenomenon

The smell of freshly brewed hot chocolate drifting down the street and twinkling lights down Christmas Card Lane captivate the minds of the community. This custom began with a mere 15 houses and has now spread to over 200 homes, ultimately fulfilling the original vision. For 31 years, residents of …

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What you need to know about antidepressants

In the United States, about 20% of teens are plagued with moderate to severe depression. As a result, antidepressants are often prescribed in order to lessen the crippling effects of mental illness. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), better known as Antidepressants-  such as Zoloft, Prozac, and Lexapro balance chemicals known as …

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Ariana Grande’s Sweetener

15 months after the tragedy of the Manchester bombing, American pop star Ariana Grande released her fourth studio album Sweetener on August 17th via Republican Records. The 48 minute album with 15 tracks proved different than her previous three projects. Prior to Sweetener, Grande made notable efforts to flaunt her …

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San Diego’s new Chief of Police

Mayor Kevin Faulconer has appointed officer David Nisleit, 52,  as new San Diego chief of police. After launching a national search for the best candidate Nisleit was “the perfect candidate” for the job, serving the police force for 30 years prior. According to City Pension Data Collection, the previous long-time chief, Shelley …

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Girls basketball welcomes in new members

The MC girls basketball team defeated Granite Hills High School this past Thursday, Nov. 30. From the beginning the team brought their  A-game, ultimately beating the Eagles 39-17. Throughout the game, the strong teamwork was apparent as the girls  included each player The veteran upperclassmen involved the newer freshman players. …

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Turtles All the Way down

With four books topping the New York Times best seller list, including The Fault in our Stars and Paper Towns, John Green has established himself as an author for the ages. His newest novel, Turtles All the Way Down has sold over 23 million copies since its release on Oct. …

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Murderer Charles Manson dies at 83

Cult leader Charles Manson died on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 in Bakersfield Ca, at the age of 83 after being rushed to Mercy Hospital. Through manipulation, powerful words and ruthless murders, Manson created a legacy for himself, along with changing  the lives of many. The Manson Family cult, led by Manson …

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