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#117
2018-2019
Distinguished Sites Rank for
Mater Dei High School
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Published Stories for
Mater Dei High School
in 2018-2019
#65
2018-2019
Best of SNO Rank for
Mater Dei High School
Stories from Mater Dei High School
Sophomore sport stacker joins Team USA
Sports

Curran Nielsen | February 26, 2019

Thirty fifth-grade students roared and cheered as Cameron Fetter swiftly grabbed colorful plastic cups and began stacking them more quickly than any of his P.E. classmates. This was the scene – one of…

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School, local communities find ways to help victims of recent CA tragedies
Features

Mia Hawkins | February 21, 2019

Not even 24 hours after the Nov. 7 deadly mass shooting occurred at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, people were evacuated from their homes in order to escape the intense Woolsey Fire….

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New parking structure will be finished soon, will alter many aspects of campus
News

Valerie Kramer | February 21, 2019

At the south corner of campus, towering blocks of metal and concrete stretch toward the sky and multiply by the day as large construction trucks move in and out of the site. That is the scene…

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Dance director refreshes program, focuses on psychology, physiology
Showcase

Ellie Crabbe | December 26, 2018

Since being hired as the new dance program director in 2016, Kristina Marquez has refreshed the program by creating a new culture that emphasizes creative expression and dance science.

Marquez manages…

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California teen driver laws create problems for teens and parents
Opinions

Curran Nielsen | November 16, 2018

Grease, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, American Graffiti – all these classic films depict a teen driver piling their friends into their cars and going out to have fun. This may have once been a reality,…

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Team managers assist coaches, become part of team family
Sports

Mia Hawkins | November 14, 2018

Mater Dei’s dozens of records and championships are proof that student athletes have some of the best coaches and support systems out there. But behind the scenes, team managers, which are students, help…

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New nurse plans to make changes to the school health
Features

Curran Nielsen | November 14, 2018

Shannon Brown (’92) joined the Mater Dei community this year as the new school nurse. After working at multiple hospitals as a nurse and an executive administrator, Brown chose to come back to her alma…

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New Guide Dogs for the Blind club serves more than just the MD community
Features

Ellie Crabbe | November 8, 2018

If you attended this year’s club fair, you might have been one of the many who took a double take at the sight of Corky, the Lab/Golden mix sitting by the Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) booth. The GDB…

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Yell leaders make debut with chants, cheers
Features

Valerie Kramer | November 1, 2018

As the Monarchs kicked off the season against the Bishop Amat Lancers on Aug. 17, several students decked out in red and Hawaiian-themed spirit gear climbed atop wooden boxes typically used by cheerleaders….

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Homecoming princesses will walk with moms during court ceremony
Features

Yahaira Rodriguez | October 31, 2018

With crowns shimmering and hands waving, the Homecoming princesses walk down the red carpet on the football field at Santa Ana Stadium with their fathers wrapped around their arms.

But this year, senior…

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