Author: jillian-lederman

School

Celebrating MHS’s Retiring Teachers: Ms. Humphrey

Nearly every person on the planet has faced new and difficult challenges during this unprecedented time of chaos and confusion. But for this year’s retiring teachers, the situation is uniquely impactful.

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General Interest
World

The Good Side of This Story

If you ever feel inclined to disagree with someone, now would be a very easy time to do so. Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, there is no shortage of differences of opinion: when should the country reopen, how best should we allocate limited resources, how many feet of separation is acceptable… the list goes on.  If, […]

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April 2019/20

Unpopular Opinion: This Snowstorm Really Isn’t That Bad

Listen. We understand that our current superintendent is relatively new and only here for a few more months, but this is getting ridiculous. It’s now our eighteenth snow day in a row, and there still has not been one flake! We’ve now lost Good Friday, Easter, and April Vacation over this so-called “blizzard.” This is […]

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General Interest
March 2019/20
School

What Comes Next for the Class of 2020?

It is a surreal time of year for the Class of 2020. Last Friday at 12:30 pm, seniors departed Marblehead High School having completed their last-ever high school midterm. In doing so, they also faced a new reality: grades don’t matter anymore. Of course, AP classes are as important as ever, and impressive scores on […]

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School
Sports

Marblehead Dominates Powder Puff Game to Beat Swampscott 33-12

This past Saturday, November 22, senior girls from Marblehead High School and Swampscott High School faced off against each other in the rival towns’ annual Powder Puff game. Marblehead dominated the game, winning 33-12 courtesy of touchdowns from Summer Urich, Olivia Cleary, Bryn Burton, Carter Murray, and Callie O’Neill, as well as conversion kicks from […]

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November 2019/20

The Holocaust: A Story of Stories

It’s not just a tourist destination. It’s destroyed lives. It’s broken families. It’s fragmented lifetimes and unfulfilled potentials. But you wouldn’t know. Because tour groups traipse along the wide, sunny path, because children leap over train tracks, because life rings through the air. Two million people visit Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp every year. During the summer […]

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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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Opinion
World

As the 2020 Election Looms, This is Why Our Votes Matter

On September 17, 1787, a few remarkable men published an idea for a country based on “we the people.” Not “they the government,” not “he the king,” but “we the people.” They willingly relinquished power from their own hands and spread it across a new society: one that encouraged loyalty to the ideas of individuality, […]

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June 2018/19
School

A Year in Review: The Junior Perspective

We made it. Junior year is officially over… almost. Here is what we’ve done so far this year: taken the PSAT, SAT/ACT, and AP tests, asked for teacher recommendations, made resumes, applied to jobs, pulled all-nighters to study for tests (looking at you, physics), procrastinated way too much (and regretted it later), drastically reduced the […]

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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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