Month: October 2019

Opinion
World

The Shout Heard Round the World

The subject of the Hong Kong protests has been everywhere in the news recently. It seems that almost no one understands why they are happening. In order to understand the reasons behind the trouble, the history of the problem should be examined. In 1997, Hong Kong stopped being a British colony and was placed under […]

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School

New Members Inducted to MHS Chapter of National Green Schools Society

Last year, Madison Bates from the class of 2019 founded a chapter of the National Green Schools Society (NGSS) at Marblehead High School. NGSS is an honor society that gives students recognition for their environmental service. Students are required to complete at least 20 hours of environmental service each year to receive awards and recognition. […]

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World

Everything You Need to Know About the Trump-Ukraine Scandal

Since July of this year, we’ve been bombarded with news articles concerning President Trump and Ukraine (more specifically, Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky). This controversy has prompted Democrats to call for impeachment. However, the details on what really happened are still blurry, and we still aren’t quite sure what went on behind the scenes.  In August, […]

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School

The Story Behind B307

A series dedicated to the posters, murals, pictures, and miscellaneous objects that fill the classrooms of Marblehead High School, and the stories behind these decorations. Every school day, Daniel Ritchie teaches his students about the history of the United States, detailing American life from the first colonizers up to the 2016 election. The 2019-20 school […]

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Opinion
World

9/11: Forever in Our Hearts But Lost From Our Memory

It has been almost exactly one month since the 18th anniversary of 9/11. Since then, the world has gone on. The Trump-Ukraine scandal persists, citizens of Hong Kong continue to protest, the Bahamas slowly pick themselves up from Hurricane Dorian, and the college application season goes by far too quickly. We’ve moved on.  But when […]

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October 2019/20
Opinion

Climate Change: How to Act

From September 20th to 27th, over seven million people from around the world participated in the Global Climate Strike for climate action. During the largest climate strike in history, participants were able to spread awareness about the current climate crisis and demand action from world leaders. In Boston, thousands gathered in City Hall Plaza to […]

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October 2019/20
School

MHS Math Team Wins First Meet of the Year

The first math meet of the year was a great success. Not only did we win, but we did so by a significant margin. The meet was hosted at Marblehead High School, and high scorers include Daniel Farfel and Ben Winocour, both of whom are in the Junior Class. At Math Team meets, the teams […]

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October 2019/20
School

Environmental Initiatives at MHS

Towards the end of September, news about the climate strike dominated the news. While some students from Marblehead High School attended, many were not able to go. With an issue as broad as the climate crisis, it can be difficult to find ways to incite change, especially if you cannot participate in larger community events. […]

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Local
October 2019/20
Opinion

MCAS is a Mess

As many current juniors remember, last year’s English MCAS was special, to say the least. An entire essay prompt was voided because it was racist–after everyone had already worked hard on their responses. The question asked us to write from the perspective of an openly racist character and explain what the character thought when meeting […]

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October 2019/20
World

What is the “Vape Disease,” and What Does It Mean for Generation-Z?

By now, everybody has heard about the new, inexplicable “vaping disease.”  Over 1,000 cases have been reported in 48 states and one U.S. territory, and eighteen deaths have been confirmed. Medical professionals are unsure of what specifically is causing this rapidly-spreading infection, but they have tested hypotheses regarding vitamin-E acetate buildup and the possible dangers […]

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