School

Come See MHS’s Production of Chicago!

This weekend, singing and dancing meet adultery and murder- prepare to be razzle dazzled by Marblehead High School’s production of Chicago. Students in the MHS theater department have been rehearsing (and rehearsing, and rehearsing) for their spring musical Chicago. This story of crime and injustice opens with Velma Kelly’s (Mari Aoki) rendition of All That […]

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General Interest
Opinion

A Heart Full of Song

On April 16th, Les Misérables came to the Citizens Bank Opera House in Boston. Despite being met with derision from critics when it first opened in London in 1987, it has become the world’s longest running musical. The story follows a convict named Jean Valjean, who is released on parole after 19 years in jail […]

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Opinion
School

Lanyards Won’t Keep Us Safe

For those of you with students attending Marblehead High, you may have heard of an upcoming safety measure. Beginning this April, students will be expected to wear their student IDs on their person at all times, on threat of detention or suspension. There will likely be a grace period, but afterwards, students without IDs may […]

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School

Half of the English MCAS is in the Trash

MCAS. The word triggers flashbacks to yellow #2 pencils, rows of Jolly Ranchers, extremely specific instructions about bubbling in your answers (remember: no stray marks!), and entire days filled with the grueling task of making your school look good. There is not a single student in Massachusetts who doesn’t internally groan whenever someone mentions the […]

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General Interest

End Procrastination and Gain Motivation

For those of you like me, it is a struggle to begin something the day that it is assigned, or even that weekend, whether it be for school, a job, or anything else you do not want to do, but must complete. You tell yourself that you will do it eventually, or you make yourself […]

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General Interest
Opinion

What High Schoolers Should Really Be Thinking About

We all want something in our lives. We are consumed by the desire to be successful, to be praised, to be loved. We have these goals in our lives that seem to dictate our every action. What do I want my future to be? What do I need to do to get there? How will […]

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Opinion
World

The Dangers of Plastic

We all know that littering is bad for the environment, but many people do not realize the devastation being caused by plastic bags floating around the ocean. When plastic is left on beaches or is carried by runoff water into the ocean, it becomes a threat to the lives of shorebirds and many ocean species. […]

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Opinion
World

The Happy Pill

Many people were disappointed last week when William Barr’s four page summary of the Mueller report was made public. The theory that there was Russian collusion during the 2016 election has been around since before the election of President Donald Trump. The Mueller report summary seems to indicate that President Trump and his campaign organizers […]

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April 2018/19

How HiT Entertainment Screwed up the 7th season of Thomas & Friends in the United States.

After the controversial clustertruck of season 22 of Thomas & Friends, I was looking for something to get the sour taste out of my mouth, so I decided to rewatch some classic Thomas episodes. I ended up watching all of season seven of Thomas & Friends, and after some research, I realized that it has […]

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April 2018/19
School

Calling All Teachers: Get Ready to SWITCHEROO

Mr. Butters, Mr. Colfer, and Mr. Wilkens form an epic Social Studies trifecta #squadgoals. In the English department, co-conspirators Mr. Moloney and Mr. Ryan act as if they both bike to school (in reality they carpool in Mr. Ryan’s gas-guzzling Suburban, a popular vehicle for many Marblehead Moms). Even the Foreign Language teachers communicate through […]

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