Author: kate-gardner

Opinion
World

It’s Time We Raised the Minimum Wage

In  America, one is expected to take advantage of the upward social mobility our wealthy democracy theoretically affords. In stories, we may be presented with characters who work minimum wage or service jobs, but invariably, these jobs are a starting point. The character in question will go to college, strike it rich, or marry well. […]

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General Interest
Opinion

Social Justice or Just a Marketing Scheme?

In an era of social media vigilante justice and the increasing integration of advertisements into everyday lives, it’s time to reexamine the ways that advertisers use social justice to sell products. Generation Z, at least through internet mediums, is a politically active generation. During our young lives, we have seen the rise of social movements […]

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General Interest

Advice From Happy Hart

NOTE: This column is for COMEDIC ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES only. It’s anonymous authors are NOT certified or qualified in any way to give emotional advice. If you are seeking advice on any real-life issues, consult a friend, family member, school social worker, or another trusted individual. Dear Happy,  I’m in crisis! I invited my girlfriend over […]

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General Interest
Opinion

Happy Holidays from Me and My Apathy

Open scene. I’m cutting the plastic netting from a newly christened Christmas tree with a cheese knife. I’m using a short, stubby cheese knife because I want to reduce the likelihood of my getting stabbed, or stabbing my sister. If I stabbed my sister, even two weeks in advance, it would probably ruin Christmas.  But […]

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Opinion

Friendsgiving, More Like Endsbringing

It’s a dire time for everyday Americans. Young people are increasingly irreverent, disillusioned with the values that this nation holds dear. In class, many students refuse to pledge allegiance to our flag. On the field, many kneel in flagrant disrespect of our national anthem. What happened to the flag-waving, tailgating, all-American fervor that marked youth […]

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June 2018/19
School

A Year in Review: The Freshman Perspective

Freshman year is an important time in any student’s academic career. Students become acclimated to a new school and environment. This typically includes standard “high school things,” such as a change in school policies, harder classes, and structured midterms and finals. Some changes, like a more lenient dress code and rules permitting students to carry […]

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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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April 2018/19
School

After Vape Detectors, What’s Next?

In response to the success of the newly installed vape detectors, the administration has unveiled a second project. Over quarter four, assuming success with grant applications, MHS will unveil state of the art Pheremonal Predetection Devices, colloquially known as BO detectors. A pilot device, installed last Thursday in the gym bathrooms, has already provided meaningful […]

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General Interest
Opinion

Adventure Playgrounds– Dangerous or Educational?

Childhood has changed over the past fifty years. It is evident in our schools, our policies and in particular, our playgrounds. The world is centered around ensuring the safety of children, but are we truly helping kids by keeping them safe? In a classic playground, there are few moving parts. Most modern structures are made […]

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