The Fault in Our Stars

Nadia Sadiq, Staff Writer
Edited by Victoria Chiu

Need I say more? The movie adaptation of John Green’s young adult novel of the same title came out just a few months ago. The story of Hazel and Augustus charmed many of us to the movie theatres when it was released in June.

A basic breakdown—and I mean extremely basic—of the film would be this: girl meets boy, boy and girl like each other, boy and girl fall in love. What it doesn’t cover is the fact that both teenagers are cancer survivors that met in the Literal Heart of Jesus where a ball-less guy leads a support group. Not exactly what you were expecting, right?

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Book Review: “Blue Lily, Lily Blue” by Maggie Stiefvater

Megan Klak, Staff Writer
Edited by Victoria Chiu

Warning: I am about to gush.

This is the third book in the Raven Cycle Quartet, a broody, intense and all-around awesome series. Usually when I hear the words “boarding school” and “forbidden love” I put the book back on the shelf, but this series managed to undo all of my preconceptions. I love this series, if you haven’t figured it out by now. The main character is Blue, a girl who grows up in a house full of psychics. All her life she’s been told that if she kisses her true love, he’ll die.

Wait! I know what you’re thinking…

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How To: Do Something Fun Without Leaving the House

Mariah Barnes, Staff Writer

Today is one of those days. It’s either a rare day that has been blissfully granted unto you that bears no amount of homework or studying, or the more common occurrence of a forced day of rest. Whichever reprieve of school you’ve found yourself in, the ecstasy of the liberating realization can be weighed down if you have no mode of transportation. If checking your Facebook homepage for the umpteenth time doesn’t appease your fun quota, there are other options.

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Humans of MAC—11.29.14

Michael Bautista, Staff Writer
Featuring Erel T.

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“What is the smell of happiness?”

“I guess happiness smells like freshly baked cookies that just came out of the oven. You know they’re there, and you want them, but you just can’t have any. You pursue it and simply imagine how it would taste, and of course it would be pretty good, but you wouldn’t be able to describe how it really is. What I’m trying to say is that happiness makes me crave cookies.”

The Sharknado Affair

Nadia Sadiq, Staff Writer
Edited by Victoria Chiu

It was a movie that people either loved to hate or hated to love. The satirical movie made for television first aired on Syfy in July 2013 that got 1.37 million views on its first night. For anyone who hasn’t seen the movie, all you really need to know is that a freak hurricane—not tornado—hit LA.

The catch? Yup, it brought some sharks along for the ride.

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How To: Live a Balanced Life

Mariah Barnes, Staff Writer

The constant struggles of a high school student are quite simple; it’s all about finding that comfort zone being studying the mitochondria being the “powerhouse of the cell” and binge-watching an entire season of American Horror Story—it’s about balance.

And finding that sweet spot is quite difficult sometimes. A friend of yours may study for a math quiz for six and half hours and not even be fazed by it, while your brother refuses to study and plays World of Warcraft all day long. What works for you? What will give you the most happiness while giving yourself the results you crave?

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MAC’s Got Talent

Aoife Jones, Staff Writer
Edited by Victoria Chiu

As Christmas Break slowly (but surely) approaches, MAC’s Got Talent, the school’s annual talent show, also draws near. On the last day before Christmas Break, MAC’s dedicated Student Union organizes and hosts this event not only to give you a break from your busy school schedules, but to showcase the numerous talented individuals and groups at MAC.

The students who place in MGT will also get the chance to be showcased at a later event: Raise the Roof. Raise the Roof is a talent show between multiple high schools, which not only serves to share the abundance of talent between schools, but also raises money for Free the Children.

Get ready to be dazzled by the talent at MAC at MGT!

January Finals and Diplomas

Deborah Yee, Editor

As we approach December and near the end of this first semester, anxiety has already begun to set in for the upcoming finals and diplomas. This is a stressful time to manage, especially for grades 11 and 12. While I do not recommend studying for finals during Christmas, it’s always a good idea to be mentally prepared for exams. The exam schedule for grades 10 to 12 has been officially posted, including all the time and dates for events and finals in January. The last day of classes is  Monday, January 12, which marks the beginning of finals. Study hard and good luck!

January 2015 Exam Schedule

(Note: the Biology 35-IB final has been canceled.)

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” ~ Robert H. Schuller