Are Electric Cars Taking Over?

Maddie McVeigh STAFF WRITER   In recent years, numerous car manufacturers have been working towards the ultimate electric car. Tesla, a successful car company, may have just introduced an glimpse toward the future by announcing a new car battery back in August. The new battery will extend Tesla Model S’s electric range to around 315…

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College Apps: the Tenth Circle of Hell

  By: Cole Murphy Not even one quarter through my life, I lost my way in a dark bedroom. The only illumination was the pale glow of the Common App website. This is a godless place. I switched from the Common App to Netflix and sulked. Distressed and lonely, I cried out, “SCREW COLLEGE! SOMEBODY…

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Howdy’s Closes Cross Creek Location

By: Nolan Webster On Oct. 27, Howdy’s Taqueria closed its Malibu Country Mart location after almost 20 years in business. Although it has closed, the much-loved restaurant is planning to reopen within the year. It will reopen under the name Howdy’s Malibu Cantina where Granita Restaurant used to be, adjacent to Coogie’s Beach Café in…

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A District Divided

By: Kai Brady The idea of an independent Malibu school district first surfaced in 2003. During the last few months, the possibility of an independent district has increased due to recent school board elections and the work of independent organizations advocating for separation. Many Malibu parents say they are unhappy with the way the school…

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Teacher Of The Month: Mr. Mulligan

Michael Mulligan is the boys’ water polo coach and physical education teacher. Mulligan became a faculty member at Malibu High School in 1991, meaning that he has taught at MHS longer than any other faculty member. Did you work anywhere before working at Malibu High School? My first teaching job was at Agoura High School….

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MHS Emergency Backpacks: An Emergency In Itself

Malibu High School’s emergency preparation backpacks lack essential items for emergency situations. Malibu, 27 miles of scenic beauty, that is when earthquake, fire, or emergency evacuations are not taking place. In 2007, nearly 6,000 acres of Malibu were burnt and more than 14,000 people were evacuated in three separate fires. Malibu High School is also…

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APUSH Curriculum Protested in Colorado

On Sept. 19, the students and teachers of Jefferson High School in Jefferson, Colorado, began protesting the curriculum of the AP United States History course. According to the Guardian, 73% of teachers and 81% of students have called in sick due to this protest. The Jefferson County Public Schools, JCPS, are calling for a change…

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MHS Vending Machine Water Back at $1.00

In January 2014, the price of water in the school vending machines was raised from $1.25 to $1.50, which is more than 2.5 times more expensive than the same water sold at Vintage Grocers. If students do not bring water from home they are limited to two options overpaying for water in the vending machines…

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Craig Foster’s Uphill Battle for the SMMUSD School Board

By: Maisy Tarlow Malibu father and long time education activist Craig Foster is running for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board this year despite daunting odds. Foster has been working to improve Malibu’s quality of education for seven years. Beginning as a room-parent when his daughter attended Webster Elementary, the then retired Craig Foster…

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What the Hell-o Kitty?

Hello Kitty is not a cat. The beloved Sanrio character of 40 years has revealed her true identity. She is a human child in third grade. Christine Yano, an anthro- pologist from the University of Hawaii and a proclaimed Hello Kitty scholar unveiled the shock- ing truth in an interview with the LA Times regarding…

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