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Dance Troupe’s strong season

Mt. Carmels’s Dance Troupe (MCDT) can be depended on to bring heat, energy, and passion to any performance, whether on the stage, basketball court, or under the Friday Night Lights. In their 2016-2017 season, MCDT has brought back numerous titles from dance competitions leading up to Nationals. The road to …

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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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Mickey Mouse kills TV

First it was Blockbuster, now Netflix is balancing precariously on the line of becoming just another obsolete entertainment  service. In a society of consumers whose attention can only be held for so long, the next media giant is poised to swoop in. While Netflix started out small, Disney is a …

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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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Han Lin’s mastery of conversation

The English language, with colloquial contractions, plural compound nouns, and non-finite verb complements are a challenge to native speakers, and prove to be even more of a trial for people learning English. In school, we learn how to master other foreign languages such as Spanish, Tagalog, and French, but this …

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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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PUSD passes safe haven resolution

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, the Poway Unified School District passed in a 4 to 1 vote a “Safe Haven” resolution affirming that school campuses will be free from immigration enforcement, guaranteeing a safe environment for all students regardless of immigration status. The Board began discussing this issue in January, spurred …

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The California Superbloom

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy,’” wrote Sylvia Plath in her novel The Bell Jar. This feeling is shared by people who have witnessed this year’s California super bloom. Nestled in a canyon …

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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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