February
School

Academics and Sports

A lot is happening in high school. Between classes, homework and studying, it can be hard to keep up with everything. To top it all off, with sports, the time after school can get disorganized. Keeping up with everything can become almost impossible if time isn’t handled properly. If you’ve ever struggled with keeping up […]

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School

Students from Spain Come to MHS

This year, students enrolled in Spanish four and five at Marblehead High School have the opportunity to participate in a cultural exchange with students from Bilbao, Spain. 26 students from Marblehead and 16 students from Bilbao signed up to participate in the exchange. The Spanish students came to Marblehead first; they arrived on Saturday, December […]

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General Interest

Perfecting the Present

Each year, as December rolls in, I’m faced with another round of giving Christmas presents. Why is this demanding? I have six siblings, two of them married with kids. In an average year, there are over 100 presents under our Christmas tree. When brainstorming present ideas, I try my best to be creative and genuine, […]

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Opinion
World

The Layers Behind the Gender Wage Gap

A man and a woman both graduate from the same college, at the same age, in the same year. They move to the same city, apply to the same business, and become employed in the same position. They start working on the same day, and every day after that they arrive and leave the building […]

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General Interest

Laziness Can Kill You

The human race is busy and hard-working, so we take advantage of the free time that we are granted. It’s easy and enjoyable to come home after a busy day at school or work and sit on the couch to watch your favorite show. We all enjoy this simple form of relaxation, but do we […]

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World

Calls for Help

If you’ve been following the news lately, you are probably aware of the US-bound caravan of migrants. If not, here’s what you need to know: For the past month, a caravan of thousands of migrants has been moving from Central America towards the US-Mexico border. Nearly all of them are from Honduras, though some joined […]

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World

Awareness vs. Understanding: How social media affects our perception of global issues

Throughout 2018, American teens have worked to prove their investment in this world and its well-being. Young people take interest in a wide a range of issues, but inevitably some headlines spur greater passion than others. In recent weeks, one matter has risen above the rest: rhinoceros poaching. Americans have long been aware of the […]

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December
School

Interview With Ms. Blomberg

This year, there are many new teachers at MHS. While some of us have had the chance to get to know them during our classes, but the majority of the student body has not. Headlight is trying to help introduce these teachers to the entire school. I had the chance to interview Ms. Blomberg, who […]

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December
General Interest

Splish Splash

Marie Curie’s son-in-law won the Stalin Peace Prize. Starfish are colorblind. I don’t know how bikes work, but it turns out nobody does. Never before have you had the opportunity to discover so many new facts about so many different topics. At MIT Splash, an annual program taking place the weekend before Thanksgiving, students have […]

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General Interest

Seek Discomfort

Everyone is scared of something. I am. You are. Even Harry Potter is scared of fear itself (and Dementors). The exact definition of fear is “an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.” Based on the definition and personal experiences, fear and the […]

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