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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General Interest

The Bird is Alright

It was a chilly November morning in Boston. The streets were nearly empty as the sun was just beginning to peek out from behind the sea of buildings. The city was peaceful, except for one seventeen-year-old girl crying hysterically next to a trash can. Yep. That’s me. In order to explain why it is that […]

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February
Opinion
World

Ignorance is Bliss, Especially for Generation Z

On Youtube, hundreds of videos decry people’s ignorance. Reporters stand in busy streets with microphones, asking dozens of pedestrians common-knowledge questions. Who was the first president of the United States? Where is North Korea on this map? Who is our vice president right now? The interviewees stumble over their words. “Abraham Lincoln,” they say. They […]

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School

Eighth Grade Comes to the High School

When production company A24 announced the opportunity for 100 schools to host free screenings of this summer’s indie hit, Eighth Grade, MHS sophomore Ann Sabin was inspired. Eighth Grade follows the final week of middle school for Kayla, the film’s overwhelmingly relatable protagonist. Kayla’s quirks resonate with viewers of all ages, but Sabin knew the […]

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Local
School

New Traffic Rules At Marblehead High School

Several weeks ago, the town of Marblehead enacted a pilot program that prohibits all drivers from taking a right on red when exiting the Marblehead High School Parking lot.  Such a decision is well supported by the local police department that considers such a turn to be a safety concern in that drivers are often […]

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General Interest
Opinion

The Baggage of Technology

Technology has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter are so engraved in people’s lives that a we feel anxiety simply by going a day without our phones attached to our hands. Just recently, I overheard two girls talking about their Snapchat streaks. One girl was worried, telling the […]

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Opinion
World

The Gun Violence Crisis in the United States

On October 27, 2018, anti-Semite Robert Bowers opened fire on worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With an AR-15 and three handguns, Bowers murdered 11 people and injured six more as they began their morning Shabbat services. As the nation mourns the eleven Americans who lost their lives in this hate crime, we can’t […]

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General Interest

Thought-Provoking Accounts for the Most Aware Generation

If only one thing, Generation Z is aware. A product of this generation’s connection to technology, Generation Z has unprecedented access to knowledge. This availability results in awareness of cultural differences, scholarly achievement, and global issues. Often this awareness comes with understanding, another product of technological engagement. An informed perception of the world allows Generation […]

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December
School

Application Season

It’s fall of my Senior year. The pressure is on. As the early action and early decision college application deadlines approach, the stress levels of the senior class are skyrocketing. Adults warned me the college process would be stressful, but I never could have imagined the overwhelming tension in the air. Fortunately, no Senior is […]

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