10 Things to do before you graduate

Mariana Mcmurdock | Photographer
Mariana Mcmurdock | Photographer

10 . Ride on the golf carts.

Zoom through campus on the golf carts with the security guards. It’s much more exhilarating to ride with them than to get run over as you’re rushing to class. So ask nicely and they just might let you hop on.


9 . Smell one of Mrs. T’s candles.

Breathe in the sweet or savory scent of one of Mrs. T’s fragrant candles. You don’t even have to go into her classroom to take in the scent, just take a nice stroll past K3 and your nose will be forever satisfied.


8 . Be a friend at Friendship Club.

Visit Friendship Club in S11 on Mondays. This is an open club to everyone where students go to spend time with special needs students. This club is all about smiles and good vibes, so check it out.


7 . Support Theater at the Mount.

Let Theater at the Mount whisk you away to vast and foreign lands by attending one of its plays. The Mount has  performed amazing productions of Legally Blonde, Piece of My Heart, Cheaper by the Dozen, and many more. Its next play is Spoon River Project. Opening night is Thursday Dec. 4 and student admission is only $8.


6 . Dribble with the Red Sea.

Join the Red Sea at either the boys or girls basketball games, or maybe even both. Home games are the easiest and the most fun to attend since the Red Sea energizes the gym and the band is always rocking with the best music. With our Sundevil Discount Card you can get in for free.


5 . Court your crush.

MC has at least four dances a year. That’s four prearranged opportunities to approach your crush and ask him or her to accompany you on an evening of splendor. MC lovers have asked their crushes to dances in some of the most elaborate ways, from flash mobs and graphing calculators to huge signs and teddy bears, so don’t be afraid to tap into your creativity.


4 . Take a noodle to the face.

AP European Civilizations teacher Lee Raskin has been whacking students with his infamous noodle for years now. Regardless if you are on his roster, he does not discriminate. The experience of watching the noodle advance toward your face as you sit transfixed in your desk is unlike any other.


3 . Be a Sundevil student athlete.

MC offers an array of different sports ranging from Fall to Winter to Spring, so you can be active all school year. Its a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends and its a lot of fun. Its not always easy juggling schoolwork and practices, but special awards are offered to students who maintain a high GPA while playing a varsity sport.


2 . Try an AP.

Not all APs are created equal. Some are more difficult than others, but there are many options to choose from. So don’t be afraid to search for the AP tailored to your specific taste. It may  be a challenge, but it never hurts to try and you’ll definitely have cool new experiences like drowning in a physics boat or rapping about political parties.


  1. Be a part of the Red Sea.

Sundevil pride is most evident at our home football games. The fervor usually starts on Twitter, then migrates to pre-gaming in the parking lot, to finally mobbing the stadium and  drowning the opposing school in the Red Sea. Whether you’re interested in football or just social gatherings, go to at least one football game to support our Sundevils on the field.

Written by Dominique Barrett

Dominique was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She moved to San Diego her freshman year and started off high school as a Sundevil. She's played volleybal for the school since she's been here and is now on Varsity, she also joined staff as a sophomore. By her junior year she was appointed to the News editor. Another accomplishment would be when she was chosen to be a Sundevil Standout her sophomore year. Dominique has had a colorful Sundevil experience and looks forward to many more.

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