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The Olympic National Park Experience

The Olympic National Park Experience

Devin Mottier, Entertainment Editor
March 14, 2014
Filed under Feature

On Feb. 9, 2014, 52 seniors and seven teachers embarked on the annual OPI trip into Olympic National Park near Port Angeles, WA. Over a course of six days, seniors, teachers and NatureBridge educators hiked mountains, canoed on Lake Crescent, and studied the effects of the Elwha Dam removal on the... Read More »

OPEN Season Begins

Devin Mottier, Entertainment Editor
February 7, 2014
Filed under Feature

This Sunday Feb. 9, 52 seniors begin their journey to Olympic National Park in Port Angeles, Washington, for Miramonte’s annual OPEN (Olympic Park Experience in Nature) trip (formally known as OPI). This year’s trip was especially popular, leading trip organizer and Chemistry teacher Jennifer Moore... Read More »

Thanksgiving: An Herbivore’s Struggle

Thanksgiving: An Herbivore’s Struggle

Devin Mottier, Entertainment Editor
November 22, 2013
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

    Stress levels are always high around the holidays, especially during Thanksgiving. Preparing ridiculous amounts of food, avoiding crazy relatives, and trying not to burn the turkey leave people spread too thin during a holiday... Read More »

Spectacularly Strange Online Buys

Spectacularly Strange Online Buys

Devin Mottier, Entertainment Editor
November 8, 2013
Filed under Entertainment

Do you have that particular person in your life who’s just a little bit quirky? You always want to get them a gift but stores don’t sell anything nearly as odd. Don’t fret, Mirador’s got your back with this online shopping guide. Being... Read More »

Wilder Arrival Makes for a Bright Summer

Devin Mottier, Columns and Reviews Editor
September 28, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

Summer is gone, but its memories will forever live on. A large portion of Lamorinda high schoolers’ summer memories include time spent relaxing in the un-gated subdivision of Orinda, Wilder. Although Wilder’s recreational facilities closed on Aug. 19, there are still many opportunities open to visitors. Eighteen... Read More »

Local Charity Chapter Lends a Hand

Devin Mottier, Staff Writer
April 20, 2012
Filed under News

Helping Hearts, a small, student-operated organization founded by sophomore Caie Kelley in 2008, allows Miramonte students the opportunity to give back to the community in a low stress yet high impact environment. Every Tuesday, the nine Helping Hearts members trek to Del Rey Elementary School to... Read More »

Is Drug Education to Blame for SWAT? – Con

Devin Mottier, Staff Writer
February 3, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Over winter break, the media reported about teenage drug use at SWAT, an annual ski trip offered to Bay Area students. The story was quickly used to make grand assumptions and generalizations about our community’s drug culture and the drug education that has taught our students. However, a lack of... Read More »

Teenage Dreams Come True Every Day

Teenage Dreams Come True Every Day

Devin Mottier, Staff Writer
November 22, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Teens screaming, women in ice cream cone bras, and glow sticks flashing. This can only mean one thing: Katy Perry is in town. Thousands of dedicated enthusiasts poured into the Oracle Arena on Nov. 21 for Perry's 2011... Read More »

Policewomen of Walnut Creek Talk Crime

Devin Mottier, Staff Writer
November 4, 2011
Filed under Feature

In 2009, TLC premiered a show unlike any other. Police Women of Broward County and its various spin-offs follow the lovely ladies that patrol and protect Broward County, Maricopa County, Memphis, Dallas and, most recently, Cincinnati. However, like most shows with more than two spin-offs, the Police... Read More »

New Classes Excite MHS

Devin Mottier, Staff Writer
September 30, 2011
Filed under News

Mixing things up has never been so easy thanks to Miramonte’s most recent class additions. As of this year, sophomores through seniors are offered two brand new courses; Law and Society and Intro to Computer Programming. Law and Society, taught by Campbell Hunter, covers the basics of American law... Read More »