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La Costa Canyon High School

MavLife

Senior Issue 2014

One Maverick Way, Carlsbad, CA 92009

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484 Seniors

84 Universities 4 DANCES

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This does not reflect the complete information of all college-bound seniors. The listed data comes from the 2014 MavLife senior survey.

IN THIS ISSUE College Map

See where your fellow senior classmates are headed next year, and follow them across the country and the world.

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Senior Confessions

Seniors anonymously share the hilarious and insightful secrets they’ve kept to themselves all of high school.

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College Tips

Learn all there is to know in preparation for the first year of college, including life, packing and financial advice.

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Senior Quotes

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The Words That Inspire

SENIOR ISSUE 2014

Seniors leave behind snippets of wisdom and humor

 No matter how big your house is,

how recent your car is,

Magali Mejia Santos

Step out of your comfort zone. That is when you make memories you will never forget. Do things that make you happy!”

Ashley Burch

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Do not let your past dictate your future.”

Kheresa Yeno

Life’s too short to drink crappy coffee and

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cry over boys who don’t care.” -Matty Healy

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When everything seems to be going against you remember that an airplane takes off

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against the wind, not with it.” -Henry Ford Dillon Hoban

Summer Isaac

Keep your eyes on the horizon. Don’t let the negativities of those around you pull you down.”

Failure is a key component to Success.”

Oscar Atempa

Abby Fay

To the world, you may be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.” Jackson Cowart

A positive attitude makes for a positive life.”

Sarah Sieber

The world is filled with nice people. If you can’t find one, be one.”

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

Jenna Cady

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss Kodiak Waldal

Maddie Hamala

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Let it go.”

Caroline Orleanskaia

One of the great things about is that they do

question, that they do care

and that they have open minds.” Nicolas Stewart

I am not afraid to make a mistake, even a great mistake, a lifelong mistake and perhaps as long as eternity.” -James Joyce

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I wasn’t here for a long time I was here for a good time.”

Brian Drennen

The little moments are what matter most...so try to have as many awesome ones as you can!” Megan Mineiro

If you ever see a fork in the road pick it up. It’s perfectly good and you could use it.” Ryan Ransom

Kevin Burton

Do everything with enthusiasm and joy. That way even if people don’t follow you, you’re still having way more fun than everyone else.”

Laila Al-Shamma

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Andrea Cortez

Be ourself. Unless you’re a unicorn. Then be a unicorn.”

Years will pass by, all of a sudden you’re a senior and you’re graduating... Live your life to the fullest because you only get to be in high school for one time in your life.”

Keodara Navahack

deeply about justice

Daniela Carreon

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” -Cinderella Story

Colleen McCamy

Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.” -Tyrion Lannister

Livie Bogert

Paige Baker

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

I speak whale. Muuaahhhwweelllooooaaahhh.”

Tyler Hershey

Rikki Backus

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I am a human being, nothing human can be alien to me. That’s one thing I’m learning.” - Dr. Maya Angelou

Yeah, I invented the Hershey bar.”

young people

If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” -Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Taylor Connors

Jessica Woods

Dream big because if you have nothing to hold onto, you’ll fall with every climb.”

Meghan Lumsden

Maddy Belin

or how big your bank account is,

our graves will always be the same; stay humble.”

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll asphyxiate in deep space. Good luck with that one.”

Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay it’s not the end.” -Paolo Coelho

Five Foot Eight...Don’t hate.” Carter Jones

I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” - Mahatma Gandhi Jacob Andrew

Life is too important to be taken seriously.” - Oscar Wilde

Caitlyn Downing

  Sing like no one is listening. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. And live like it’s heaven on earth.” -Mark Twain

Monica Coyle


3 Maverick Achievers Maverick Star Athletes: The Ball is in Their Court MAVLIFENEWS.COM

These stand-out competitors brought home CIF titles while achieving academic success College: La Verne

College: Vanderbilt

Major: Business Administration

Major: Human Sciences

Favorite memory: Beating Lincoln High School my junior year at home because we were completely the underdogs, nobody thought we were going to win, and we came out and beat them.

Favorite memory: Being on the cross country and track team, just the experience of different people and just the memories we’ve had. I’ll never forget them. What motivates you: Playing for other people really inspires me to do my best.

What motivates you: Being part of a team, and winning together—there’s nothing like it.

Who most influenced you: My coaches. Coach Vice has been with me the most so probably him, just training me for my four years, and all of my past coaches.

Who most influenced you: The guys that came before me like Matt Shrigley, David Travers, Drew Kitchens, all the guys on the team my freshman year.

Fritz Eibel

Basketball

Advice to future athletes: If you’re not having fun, you need to find something else because there’s no point if you’re not having fun.

Emma Abrahamson Cross Country

College: UC Berkeley

College: UC Berkeley

Major: Some sort of physics, definitely something in the science world.

Major: Undeclared in the College of Letters and Science

Favorite memory: Junior year, even though the workload was really hard. I think socially and overall, it was a really great time.

Favorite memory: Last year when we won CIF [when] we beat Coronado. What motivates you: Playing for other people really inspires me to do my best.

What motivates you: Getting better, helping out the team and doing the best I can.

Who most influenced you: My coaches, Casey and Linsey, and everything that happened with Aaron Loy this fall just really put everything into perspective.

Who most influenced you: Bryan Castelloe, Shelby Wailes and Colleen McCamy [and] the way they all lived their lives and being able to watch how positive and forward thinking they all are.

Nathan Park Swimming

Advice to future athletes: Do it because you want to be there, you like the people you’re surrounded by and you like being a part of a team.

Bridget Grubb

College: Princeton

College: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Major: Some type of engineering although I haven’t decided yet.

Major: Psychology Favorite memory: All the sports games and the white out games. What motivates you: Moving up a level and moving up a goal.

What motivates you: Trying to get into college. Ever since freshman year that has been my main goal.

Who most influenced you: Seniors that are on my team. They motivate me and show me what to do and I follow in their footsteps.

Who most influenced you: My brother. I remember watching him play volleyball when I was 11 or so. He inspired me to play and I picked it up a couple of years after that.

Volleyball

Advice to future athletes: Never give up. No matter how bad a situation seems you can always pull through.

Allie Mulloy

College: Bryant

College: Wake Forest

Major: Entrepreneurship

Major: English

Favorite memory: Winning CIF, I won one my sophomore year, but it doesn’t compare to winning your senior year.

Favorite memory: Winning CIF my sophomore and senior year. What motivates you: To be better than I was yesterday, just to always get better. Who most influenced you: My parents, they help me realize the bigger picture and that you might as well just put everything into it.

Who most influenced you: My dad, without him I probably wouldn’t be where I am today as an athlete.

Lacrosse

Advice to future athletes: Make sure to maintain a good balance between school and sports. Remember it always goes family, school, and then sports.

Tennis

What motivates you: [Individually],to be the best player I can be, but on a team to win the championship.

Cameron Ziegler

Advice to future athletes: Try to be very balanced with school. School always comes first.

Lacrosse

Favorite memory: Playing volleyball for my team. They are some of my favorite guys at this school.

Kendall Ratter

Advice to future athletes: Don’t stress out your freshman year if you aren’t doing so well because you have three years left to recover from that and do well.

Advice to future athletes: Work hard, always keep your head up and just keep playing.

Pilar Torres Soccer

Advice to future athletes: Put in the extra work, even if you don’t want to when you’re tired, just keep putting in the work.


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Reflections

MavLife 2013-2014 Staff Editor-In-Chief: Megan Mineiro

Remember to Give Thanks

Managing Editor: Anthony Fregoso Design Editor: Meghan Lumsden Feature Editor: Molly Mineiro News Editor: Cassandra Cyphers Sports Editor: Jackson Cowart Opinion Editor: Claudia Mathews Entertainment Editor: Jessica Woods Head Photographer: Molly Naudi Web Manager: Keith Demolder Copy Editor: Molly Mineiro

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Editor-In-Chief s graduation caps are tossed sky high and we walk off campus as new La Costa Canyon alumni, it’s easy forget the many individuals who brought us to this place. Graduation activities, summer job hunting and international vacations catch us in a whirlwind of activity, before we are swept away to college and a new adventure begins. But before your attentions shifts, take a moment and review the events of the last four years. What experiences stand out as great accomplishments or turning points in your journey into young adulthood? Now, as memories become less blurred and you recall

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Senior Staff Writers: Emily Brown, Jacob Castrejon, Natalie Engel, Cooper Gee, Kara Gibson, Reilly Tiglio, Emily Schacht

Business Manager: Devon Whitlam Adviser: Suzi Van Steenbergen

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avLife is the student newspaper of La Costa Canyon High School. LCCHS student media products are public forums for student expression. Students are responsible for their work in print publications, online content and video broadcasts, as well as in other products, none of which are subject to administrative approval. Students make all final content decisions. Media programs follow Scholastic Press Association, Journalism Education Association, and Student Press Law Center standards. In addition, student media programs work to follow all copyright laws and avoid libel, slander, and infringing upon the rights of others. Unsigned editorials represent the opinions of the editorial board, while opinion columns represent the writer’s perspective. Advertisements do not necessarily represent the newspaper’s views.

that momentous project or game-winning score, ask yourself “Who was the person who supported me, pushed me, guided me in that time?” While you may have thanked this person once before, a new opportunity is now available. With the past behind you and a future before you, the effect of these key moments is more clear now than ever before. So while now even Facebook seems archaic, take the time to pull from the archives of history a courteous gesture of thankfulness.Yes, dig out of your desk drawer those small note cards with the phrase “Thank you” scrawled across them. Sharing a few grateful thoughts through a handwritten card will define you as an individual who values and appreciates those who helped you along the way to success. A note to say thanks should be less of an anomaly and more of an obvious effort to demonstrate gratitude. Besides, you never know when you may need to call on that person again for a recommendation or assistance.

Each student’s experience over the last four years is unique, characterized by their academic pursuits and extracurricular activities. But there is one common trait that we all share. Each of us has an individual who deserves to be recognized for the way that he or she challenged us, and even more importantly, empowered us. Because I guarantee, not one of us reached this point solely on our own.

Each of us has an individual who deserves to be recognized for the way that he or she empowered us. Because not one of us reached this point solely on our own.”

Our Four-Year Road Trip Comes to an End

Editor-at-Large: Jennie Barnes

Staff Writers: Devin Berry, Clayton Brown, Lucy Bruemmer, Michael Casinelli, Stihl Coleman, Hannah Flowers, Ryan Fox, Aneleise Frandsen, Anna Gardiner-Feldman, Soren Gregory, Jade Harabedian, Sophia Ilas, Danielle Lee, Sierra Lyle, Dana McConnell, Molly Naudi, Kasandra Rezler, Michael Rice, David Shuman, Quinn Smith, Daniel Stuart, Alexa Szabo, Cameron VanBrabant, Kheresa Yeno

SENIOR ISSUE 2014

Jessica Woods

Entertainment Editor

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s our final days of high school come to a close, it’s safe to say that we are all feeling nostalgic. As excited as we are to go out into the world and start our newfound independent lives, there’s no denying how nerve wracking it all is. We all have those days in which building a fort out of pillows and blankets in your living room to hide in forever sounds extremely tempting. When I think about leaving high school, the thing I will miss the most seems to be my car, weirdly enough. Ol’ Charlie the Daewoo Leganza (an extinct dinosaur of a grandpamobile) has experienced a lot of adventures and mishaps in his time with me. Though saving my own money on gas will be a blessing next year, leaving Charlie behind to sit in front of my house unused is depressing. Throughout our high school lives, our cars have seen it all. Freshman year was the year of embarrassment. Having our mommies and daddies drop us off and pick us up every

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day from school is not a sight that you want the cool upperclassman to see. Curfew was strict then and carpool became every parent’s best friend. Special shout out to my mom for loading up the beloved Dodge truck with screaming girls for a trip to the movies or a day at the mall. Sophomore year was the beginning of a breakaway. Those of us who acquired our license felt the confidence of parking on sophomore hill in either a brand new Jetta or a hand-me-down Honda that’s been in the family for years. Parents told us to not drive friends, but really, who listened to that rule? The insides of our car witnessed the happy pair of best friends, excited to go out on the town with not a parent in sight. And for those of us, myself included, who were way too late in completing their driver’s ed, we were the ones who hitched rides. Special shout out to my friends who dealt with being the only drivers in the group. Junior year was the period of both freedom and messiness. The backseat became crowded with food wrappers on-the-go, binders full of schoolwork and SAT/ACT prep books. Stress tainted the atmosphere and our cars were constantly in motion. From school to work, to a random school for our standardized tests to a friend’s house for the night, we were nonstop. And it felt good. Blasting “Thrift Shop” and “Ho Hey” and belting out the lyrics with a car full of our best friends felt too good to be true. Curfew was less lenient (if I ran an errand for my mom during the day or performed some task of good behavior, at least). Special shout out to Chili’s for giving me the paycheck I need to carry the irritating burden of paying for gas. Senior year was our craziest year. We practically lived in our cars; home became like a hotel with free food and clean laundry. I packed my car full to the brim with the people I loved most for a trip to Spooks or a legendary Torrey Pines game. Road trips for concerts became a favorite tradition (“Carpoolchella,” anyone?) and curfew was nonexistent (I think our parents

practically gave up on us at that point, from being only five minutes late to, well, two hours late). For me, I spent the majority of my time with a special someone by my side, a boy who I cherished very much. Other times, I was right next to my best friend in the entire world. We all felt free this year; like nothing could stop us. Except for speed limit laws, which we most times decided to break and faced the consequences—oops. Special shout out to all the people who made this a year I’ll never forget. In just a few months, most of our cars will witness our grand finale, our last goodbye. They will see us sit silently next to our parents for the drives to our college of choice and the tearful “see you later’s.” Others will come with us on our journey, watching the place you’ve called home fade away in the rearview mirror. The memories we have made will not be soon forgotten, nor the people who helped create them. Now we embark on an entirely new four-year car ride and one I am excited to witness.

The thing I will miss the most seems to be my car. Ol’ Charlie the Daewoo Leganza (an extinct dinosaur of a grandpa-mobile) has experienced a lot of adventures and mishaps in his time with me.”

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Reflections

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Choose the School That’s Right for You

5 Take Hold of Your Education

The college selection process should be driven by your needs and priorities, not simply by prestige

Devon Whitlam Business Manager

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enior year of high school is all about planning for the next four years of your life. Throughout the process, there are many questions that come your way: Where have you applied? What college are you going to? Did you get any scholarships/ financial aid? What are you going to study? Do you know who your roommate is? And these are only a few. With all the pressure that goes along with the college admissions, I didn’t want my senior year to be controlled by the process. Countless conversations from October to November are about where you applied, from March to May about where you got in, then May and on into summer details like the roommate search, orientation dates and whether or not you’ll go greek are the topics of discussion. Seniors’ lives literally revolve around the college admissions process. For this reason, I choose to only apply to two schools: San Diego State University (SDSU) and California State University of San Marcos (CSUSM) Unlike many seniors, my college admissions process was virtually stress-free. I finished filling out applications in under two hours, I heard back from my schools in December and I knew where I where I would be attending even before New Years. I didn’t have to write lengthy applications or worry about getting letters of recommendation. The only problem I had was my computer died halfway through filling out the application and I had to start over. In the end, I was accepted to both schools, but chose to attend SDSU. Go Aztecs! SDSU has a great Chinese language program, a language I have been studying for over three years. It’s not going to break the bank because it only costs about $7,000 for in-state tuition. Additionally, it has fantastic sports teams, it’s right by the beach and it was far enough away from home that I will live on campus, but close enough that I get all the benefits of mom and dad being only 25 miles away.

For a lot of people college is their chance to escape the nest, moving far away from mom and dad. But moving too far away can cause other problems, such as learning how to do laundry for the first time, a lack of home cooked meals and homesickness. But going to SDSU offers the best of both worlds. I get to experience college life, as I live on campus, don’t have mom and dad breathing down my neck, take responsibility of my life and maybe join a sorority. But I also get the benefits of living only 30-40 minutes away from home. If dorm life gets to be too much, I can just pop in at my house for a quick getaway. Plus, I also get free laundry and free food, I don’t have to say goodbye to my dog and if I need help my parents are only half-an-hour drive away, not halfway across the country. There are many college options for juniors who are entering into the application process in the coming months. While SDSU is not necessarily the best fit for every student and each person must find a school that suits them, it is most definitely an incredible option that offers a true college experience, while also providing a close proximity to home. So juniors, take some time to contemplate what your main priorities are when it comes to the college of your dreams and make sure you don’t get too caught up in all the college application madness.

SDSU offers the best of both worlds. I get to experience college life. But I also get the benefits of living only 3040 minutes away from home. If dorm life gets to be too much, I can just pop in at my house for a quick getaway.”

Kheresa Yeno

Staff Writer n August 2013, I began hearing the question that every senior hears at least a 100 times: “Where are you going to college?” But while some students were lucky enough to have been recruited for Ivy League schools or at least be confident in where they would like to attend, I was stuck on the sidelines and struggling with three questions: “Do I want to go to college? Where could I go to college? Can I even afford college?” Until October, I thought I’d go to Mira Costa, travel, or get a job. It wasn’t until talking to one of my former teachers that I realized I was making a mistake. This teacher told me that I needed to go to a four-year college, to break the cycle—the cycle of not graduating from college. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I would regret not going to school in the fall. I have so many aspirations and things I want to do in my life and a lot of them can only be done if I have a degree. My biggest problem at this point was being able to afford it. Frankly, it gets annoying going to a school where people assume that your family makes upwards of $50,000 to $100,000 a year. And it is even more annoying to hear people who have so much opportunity in their life waste it. Classmates talk about choosing a certain college because of its party scene or because “there are so many dank dimes!!” It’s very frustrating that my peers don’t understand how lucky they are to be able to go to the school of their choice and be able to pay for it. I will be the first person in my family to go to college. I am not under any pre-dispositions that my school has wild parties. I do not have any intentions of wasting my mother’s money or the money I received from the FAFSA to get trashed at a frat party. I come from a low income family—very low income. I realize how lucky I am to even go to our school, let alone the college of my choice. So I would ask that as my peers head off to college in the fall, that they take a minute to recognize the opportunities they have been given. Don’t waste it, because there are many people in this world that would do anything for the opportunity that we have—a first class education at a competitive university. While I am the first in my family to go to college, I absolutely will not be the last. I will not sit around and watch my opportunity hourglass empty out. I will get the education that my family members weren’t as fortunate to receive and pass on that opportunity to others.

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Superlatives

Seniors Vote on the Teachers They’ll Remember Which teacher is the most fashionable?

Kaitlin Wood, ASB Director A

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SB Director Kaitlin Wood always looks her best while on the job, in both her ASB and Leadership classes, and in her English classes. “Her outfits are so cute, and still professional for work!” Alexa Szabo said. Whether she is cheering on competitors during ASB lunch events or putting hours of work into the coordination of Homecoming week, her trendy looks never fail to impress. “She always is put together and follows the fashion trends,” Mackenna Winn said. Wood’s attire stands out, as she combines

classic pieces with unique accessories to create her look. “She is always so put together and has really cute boots and all sorts of shoes!” Abby Rose said. “Her outfits are simple but she always has a great piece like a statement necklace, scarf, headband or boots.” Students can’t help but be jealous of her closet, wishing that they could model her outstanding look. “I want all of her clothes!” Erin Hirschfield said.

Abby Rose

Which teacher was most like a parent to you? He always helped me in the toughest Jim Teague, Spanish teacher Jim Teague is a household any student in need. of situations, and SIII,panish name on campus. He teaches Spanish “He always helped me in the toughest of Spanish IV and Spanish for Professional situations, and he was always there for me and he was always there Communication classes, while also extending willing to help,” Seth Abrams said. role as teacher to being a friendly guide to Teague inspires students to work hard in school and to attend college in order to be for me and willing hisstudents. “He was like my second dad who successful, showing genuine interest in their questioned the people I would hang out with futures. to help.” and [would] keep my head on straight,” Livie “He was very supportive and always Seth Abrams

Bogert said. Teague takes it upon himself to be concerned for the well-being of each student and to provide support and encouragement to

encouraged me to do my best,” Marissa Dunn said. “He also helped me realize my own potential and abilities.”

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Which teacher could be a college professor?

Cindi Schildhouse, Science A P Biology and Anatomy and Physiology teacher Cindi Schildhouse’s dedication to teaching and student success earned her the Teacher of the Year award by the San Dieguito Union High School District in 2012. With over 10 years in education of the sciences and four years of work in a pharmaceutical laboratory, Schildhouse has what it takes to be a college professor in the eyes of the seniors. “She literally knows everything about everything in the whole wide world,” Orla Putnam said.

Her outfits are simple but she always has a great piece like a statement necklace, scarf, headband or boots.”

Ellen Reidy

Etheridge is really supportive of Maverick athletics, theater, music, dance and all other extracurriculars. If you invite him to something, he will be there. Chances are he will be there anyway.”

Grace Halvorson

presents her vast array of knowledge in a way easily understandable by all who are listening.”

For her students, this equates to an effective teaching style. “She knows absolutely everything and presents her vast array of knowledge in a way easily understandable by all who are listening,” Owen Morrison said. Schildhouse creates a college-like environment in the classroom. “The class is basically already a college class!” Alexandra Wityak said. “I think she could become a professor because she puts greater focus on tests and class time rather than homework.”

Owen Morrison

Which teacher always makes you laugh? & Which teacher has the most Maverick pride?

James Etheridge, Psychology F or many seniors, psychology teacher James Etheridge both brings humor to the classroom and bleeds blue, green and gold. “He makes me laugh all the time during class,” Summer Isaac said. “He’s always cracking jokes.” Outside the classroom, Etheridge still displays the Maverick spirit. “Etheridge is really supportive of Maverick athletics, theater, music, dance and all other extracurriculars that go on at LCC,”

Grace Halvorson said. “If you invite him to something, he will be there. Chances are he will be there anyway.” Whether it’s through the workings of the brain or the numbers on the scoreboard, Etheridge is truly a part of LCC. “He seems to really be passionate about LCC and is real proud of the students and all they achieve,” Brianna Hansen. “I can see that he is happy to be a part of our school!”

Which teacher challenged you to succeed?

Suzi Van Steenbergen, English I

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n her ten years at LCC, Suzi Van Steenbergen has taught English 11, AP English Language and Composition, AVID and Journalism, challenging students in each class to reach their full potential. “She pushed me to take as many AP classes as I could,” Kristen Ochoa said. “She drove me to think deeper and pushed me to my fullest potential. She made sure I stayed on track and organized and always challenged me to be better.” In the classroom, Van Steenbergen encourages her students to think critically.

“She always challenged us to look at things from different points of view and really understand it,” Abby Rose said. “She gave us several projects, homework, etc. that asked challenging questions and made us look beyond the surface. It was a challenging class but I grew from it so much!” Van Steenbergen expresses to her students a genuine interest in their academic success, both in English and other classes. “She really pushed me to do my best and always wanted me to succeed,” Sadie Hellstrom said.

Ellen Reidy

She drove me to think deeper and pushed me to my fullest potential. She made sure I stayed on track and organized and always challenged me to be better.”

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SENIOR DESTI LEWIS AND CLARK COLLEGE Emma K-L

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Abby Rose, Andrew Ross

Sammy Anderson, Livie Bogert

LINFIELD COLLEGE Isaac Williams

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON Cole Berk, Samantha Jensen, Sawyer Kilgore

BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY Tiffany Weber

BYU IDAHO

Carly Clark, Jared Maffucci

Katelyn Aaknes, Emily Schacht, Zach Woith

Addie Breese, Kellen Carey, Elliot Freer, Lizzie Helmer, Jack Johnson, Eric Nieto, Megan Pearsall, Max Zimet

COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES Maddie Hamala

Scott Souter

UC DAVIS

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BYU HAWAII

Austin Davis, Adrianna Schroeder, Zach Quart

Jill Baylon, Guy Baxter, Brianna Hansen

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

SONOMA STATE

Kekoa Pukahi

Mike Acquista, Shannon Brown, Rachel Despres, Shelby Grider, Erin Hirschfeld, Garrett Kaiser, Megan Schaeffer

UC BERKELEY

Katherine Foster, Joana Montoya, Victor Perez, Jessica Woods

Kaitlyn Berry, Nathan Park, Sayda Chales, Bridget Grubb, Julie Steigerwald

STANFORD

COLUMBIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Courtney Deshaies Laila Al-Shamma, Maddy Belin, Steven Fahy

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY

UC SANTA CRUZ

Tess Armbrust

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WILLIAM JESSUP UNIVERSTY

SAN FRANCISCO STATE

Paig

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER

CHICO STATE UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO Francesca Carr, Abigail Fay

HO

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

Daniel Cross

Sierra Leads, Jarrett Loke, Julia Sharp

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

Chad Lester, Ashlyn Martin, Rachel Meiling, Tanner Taguchi

CAL STATE MONTEREY BAY Kheresa Yeno

CUESTA COLLEGE SAN LUIS OBISPO

Carter Jones, Jenna Cady, Zach Lax, Tyley Ingel, Allie Mulloy, Kodiak Waldal, Alexa Szabo, Tyler Tackaberry, Katie Riis, Kayla Rivera, Dakota Rivers SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE Mary Chappell, Ryan Regan

UC SANTA BARBARA

Jacob Andrew, Andrew DeMarco, Alex Deng, Mason Flood, Jenna Lizerbram, Colleen McCamy, Fletcher McConnell, Megan Mineiro, Sophia Sherman, Kasey Pinter

UC LOS ANGELES

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY AZUSA PACIFIC Dani Tomassetti, Danielle Armstrong

Justin Grant, Drew Karson, Ben Keen, Meghan Lumsden, Shayne Walton

Mauri Skysko

Byunghoon Jung MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE Brian Drennen

Brittany Abercrombie, Kristen Ochoa, Kristin Tincup

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY Fritz Eibel Aubree Bouche

UC IRVINE

CAL STATE SAN MARCOS

Brenton Bender, Chase Hansen

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

UC RIVERSIDE

Yasmeen Halim, Racquel Rackley, CAL STATE FULLERTON Molly Naudi, Serena Lee Marissa Dunn

Haya Barakat

Griffin Adler, Matthew Garrido, Sadie Hellstrom, Hunter Klawans, Johnny Visotcky, Michael Scanlon

POINT LOMA NAZARENE Megan Fogelstrom

Daniela Carreon, UC SAN DIEGO Rachel Hutchinson, Will Bennett, Nico Fassardi, Cameron Kurz, Orla Putnam Navahack Keodara, Lauren SAN DIEGO STATE Panetti, Katelyn Schmitt MIRA COSTA COLLEGE Joseph Cooper, Andrea Cortez, Oscar Atempa, Karla Aguiar, Sam Dowden, Caitlyn Downing, Brody Bailey, Justin Berkovitz, Katey Fessinger, Tyler Hershey, Taylor Capps, Belen Castillejos, Dillon Hoban, Meg Kirby, Brianna Maczko, Colleen Dang, Cameron Dvorak, Hayden McDougall, Kevin Nunez, Devin Orr, Mikayla Elliot, Connor Fahringer, Jessica Schulz, Sarah Sieber, Lauren Siegel, Alyse Hayes, Kennedy Madgett, Devon Whitlam, Olivia Strickland Isabelle Maynard, Alex Scott, Mason Scott, Nicolas Stewart, Ryan Urzetta, Nick West

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GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY

HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE

Owen Morrison

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

CAL STATE LONG BEACH

Alexandra Wityak

Samantha Bunnell, Rebecca Klein

SCRIPPS COLLEGE

S O U T H

Brandon Woodard

PALOMAR COLLEGE

Kevin Burton, Tania Castellanos, Taylor Connors, Brooke Engel, Oscar Felix, Summer Isaac, Magali Mejia Santos, Andrew Rees, Michael Taylor, Sean Theriault, Dakota Tierrablanca

MAJORS

Other fields seniors are exploring in college include: Computer Science (4%), Education (3%), Economics (2%), English (1%), Chemisty (1%), Mathematics (1%), Physics (1%) and other (23%).

BUSINESS 19%

ENGINEERING 13%

BIOLOGY 11%


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COLLEGE COMPASS PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Ian Baker, Kendall Ratter

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY Casey Feldemeir

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Seth Abrams

MIAMI UNIVERSITY Harrison Roth

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Ashley Burch

THE KING’S COLLEGE

PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Dominique Machain

Ryan McCormick, Kyle Tincup

BUTLER UNIVERSITY

OPE COLLEGE

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Rebekah Bosler

ge Baker

Grace Halvorson, Hailey Johnson

DEPAUW UNIVERSITY

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Amanda Lowery HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Emily Galloway

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY

Brad Gretsch

Monica Coyle

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

NIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

Breanna Isley

Brock Oury

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE Alexandra Fromme

BRYANT UNIVERSITY

ALLEGEHNEY COLLEGE

T S E W D I M AST COAST E INTERNAT IONAL Cameron Ziegler

Paige Galloway

BROWN UNIVERSITY Annie McGreggor

QUEBEC, CANADA THE UNITED KINGDOM UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

MCGILL COLLEGE

Rachel Bosler

Phillippe Rivard

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY Maddie Uebelhor

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

Mari Melzer

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

AUBURN UNIVERSITY

Krystina Rocha

Mackenna Dunn

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA Gunner Goss, Sophia Hincapie

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY Melissa Adams

Emma Abrahamson

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY Rikki Backus, Mackenna Winn

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Andrew Barberree, Nicholette Christensen, Austin Mursinna

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Aly Feldman

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY Pilar Torres

DUKE UNIVERSITY Helen McCarthy

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

Jackson Cowart,Caroline Orleanskaia

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UNDECLARED 8%

This map is not a complete list of all college-bound seniors.The map and intended major statistics were compiled from the responses to the MavLife senior survey.

COMMUNICATIONS 5%

POLITICAL SCIENCE 4%

PSYCHOLOGY 3%


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By the Numbers

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Class of 2014

Senior Survey

What was your favorite. . . High School Event: Sporting Events Dances

25%

40%

Subject: Comedy Sportz

24%

History

Theater Production

29%

4%

Science

19%

Dance Location:

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Formal 2011 House of Blues

Prom 2013 Broadway Pier

Formal 2012 San Diego Zoo

Formal 2013 Natural History Museum

Year:

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68%

English

Junior

15%

18% Art

Other

10%

Mighty Mav

Survivor

Amazing Race

Homecoming Formal

9%

Foreign Language

6%

Music

Sophomore Freshman

12%

What will you miss most?

66% Friends 8% Teachers 10% Sports 5% School Spirit

3%

5%

How do you feel about graduating?

 I’m excited, but I will miss being at LCC.

I can’t wait! Get me out of here! other

What Are Your Summer Plans? Work Friends 22% Beach 26% 26%

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I wish I had more time to spend at LCC

Family 5% Sleep 3%

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Heard It Through the Grapevine “ “ One time, freshman year in Mr. Ritchie’s class, I shot a booger out of my nose onto the desk and I looked around to make sure nobody saw it. I was really nervous and wanted to erase the evidence so I flicked it and it landed right on Mr. Ritchie’s keyboard. He used the keyboard and I saw him look down, disgusted, and flick it into the trash. I’m sorry, Mr. Ritchie!”

I have extensively planned my future wedding with Mr. Happ. We’re mutual followers on Insta, so it’s bound to happen someday.”

My friends and I are the ones who knocked the door off the far stall in the upstairs boys bathroom in the gymnasium. It was an accident, I swear!”

Sophomore year my friend and I worked in collusion with a teacher and snuck into a different teacher’s room to tape pictures of myself all over the wall. He was so confused when he walked into class a that day.”

I put ParkerWuthrich’s number on Craigslist as a joke.”

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One time I used the boys bathroom here because the girls bathroom was locked and a couple of guys walked in when I was in there and I sat in the stall until all of them were gone. Pretty stressful, but relieving.” One day a teacher came into the restaurant where I work on a blind date and it was extremely awkward.” Freshman year I wet my pants on the stairs in the gym.” I always wanted to be Bridget Grubb.”

Once at sports practice all the bathrooms were locked so I peed in the bushes behind the theatre. It was an act of desperation. Don’t judge me.” I lifted up a guy’s motor scooter and placed it in a handicapped spot.Then I parked where the scooter had been.” I snuck into a teacher’s desk with a friend to get the answers to a final exam.”

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Looking Forward

SENIOR ISSUE 2014

Where Will You Be When You Are 30?

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In a clinical setting healing the sick with my nurse practitioner license, with at least three kids and a loving husband at home making me dinner. “ -Rikki Backus

When I am 30, I will be sitting on the deck of my average middle-class family home beside my husband, dog and 2.5 children. The one exception from being perfectly average? I will have a really nice watch. Like really nice. Also, I will be able to breathe underwater. I think technology will get us there by then.”

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Hopefully I won’t have any student loan debt, but that’s unlikely! Cliché as it is, at age 30 I hope to make a contribution to society whether that is as a mother or professionally in the field of politics. My back up plan is to be a real estate agent... We shall see. Right now I am full of imagination.” -Helen McCarthy

In a big house by a lake with a good husband and at least three cats.” - Adrianna Schroeder

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Year in Review

MAVLIFENEWS.COM

While We Were Seniors On Campus

Sports

World Events Pop Culture

First Day of School: August 27, 2013

September:

10th: Miley Cyrus breaks the record for most views in a 24-hour

period with “Wrecking Ball.” The video gained 19.3 million views in one day.

27th: Tiger Woods named PGA Tour’s Player of the Year for a

October:

record eleventh time.

29th: The finale of the last season of “Breaking Bad” aired, making 1st: A standoff between Democrat and Republican parties over

the show the most highly rated in television history.

Obamacare results in government shutdown.

25th:

Laila Al-Shamma becomes the first openly gay student to be crowned Homecoming Queen, while Aly Hayes is the first special education student to be on the court.

November:

7th: The La Costa Canyon varsity football team defeats Torrey

Pines 27-0.

30th: The Boston Red Sox win the 2013 World Series by defeating

the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in game six of the series.

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22nd:

“Catching Fire” debuts in the United States. It pulled in approximately $161.1 million during its first weekend.

30th: Chris Davis returns missed field-goal 109 yards for a

touchdown as time expires to lift underdog #4 Auburn over #1 Alabama in the Iron Bowl.

January:

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December:

5th: Internationally recognized human rights activist and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela passes away at age 95.

11th: Pope Francis is named the 2013 Time Magazine “Person of the Year.”

Beyoncé shocks the world with a surprise self-titled, US 17th: The La Costa Canyon varsity basketball team defeats Torrey 13th: Billboard chart-topping album.

Pines 54-52. Junior Tommy McCarthy made the winning shot against his former school, with 1.3 seconds left in the game.

23rd: Justin Bieber is arrested for a DUI after being pulled over

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13th: The annual La Costa Canyon dodgeball tournament takes

2nd: The Seattle Seahawks triumph over the Denver Broncos to

for drag racing in Miami Beach.

place over the course of the school week.

win their first Super Bowl. The score of 43-8 is tied for the third largest margin of victory in Super Bowl history.

13th: La Costa Canyon Formal 2014 takes place at the Hilton San

March:

Diego Bayfront downtown.

2nd: “Frozen” wins Best Animated Feature Film at the 86th

Academy Awards. The same night, Ellen DeGeneres tweets a selfie at the event, reportedly worth as much as $1 billion, featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, and Lupita Nyong’o, among others.

8th: Malaysian Flight MH370 goes missing without a trace. 13th: Thirty students from Austria spent their first day of a two

week trip with LCC students to experience American school and culture.

May:

February:

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10th: First openly gay NFL draft pick Michael Sam joins St. Louis

17th: Jimmy Fallon takes over as host of “The Tonight Show” from Jay Leno, after Leno’s 22 seasons as host.

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April:

18th: Bryan Marcus is announced as the next principal of La

Costa Canyon for the 2014-2015 school year.

29th: Drew Karson is crowned the 2014 Mighty Mav. 29th: Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life from the

NBA for racist remarks.

Rams.

13th: Ten wildfires erupt all across San Diego County and prompt thousands of evacuations.

17th: Hayden McDougall is crowned Prom King and Bridget

Grubb is crowned Prom Queen.

Graduation: June 13, 2014

Anthony Fregoso


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