Author: kristy-twaalfhoven

Sports

Rain Running

So, you had a plan to go for a run. But it’s raining. Well, not raining– pouring. And windy. Upon checking the weather and observing such a rain storm out the window, many runners immediately shy away to the treadmill. The treadmill is climate-controlled, safe, and predictable. Besides, heading out for a run is courageous […]

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General Interest
School

Rest Your Mind

There’s a plague going around the high school, and it’s not pretty. Everyone seems to have the sniffles, a cough, a sore throat, or a headache. Last weekend, I was struck with the plague, feeling fluey and fatigued. As an extremely active person, sitting in bed all day is not my cup of tea. So, […]

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General Interest

Perfecting the Present

Each year, as December rolls in, I’m faced with another round of giving Christmas presents. Why is this demanding? I have six siblings, two of them married with kids. In an average year, there are over 100 presents under our Christmas tree. When brainstorming present ideas, I try my best to be creative and genuine, […]

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World

Calls for Help

If you’ve been following the news lately, you are probably aware of the US-bound caravan of migrants. If not, here’s what you need to know: For the past month, a caravan of thousands of migrants has been moving from Central America towards the US-Mexico border. Nearly all of them are from Honduras, though some joined […]

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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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Local

SPUR Fall Cleanup

“Fall Go Green and Help Clean” was the mantra this past Sunday, as my dad and I participated in the annual SPUR cleanup. Organized by SPUR volunteer organization, this was a large scale effort to pick up trash and debris from selected beaches and open spaces in Marblehead, Salem, Nahant, and Swampscott, to keep our […]

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Local

Secrets of Salem

In the past few months, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in Salem. My friends and I like to hang out in Salem on the weekends, because there is so much to do and always a funky event happening! As Halloween approaches, venturing into Salem becomes increasingly time-consuming, due to the Halloween traffic. […]

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School

Relay for Life

On Friday, June 15th, Marblehead High School Cancer Awareness Club will be participating in the Relay for Life at Peabody High School.As a co-president of Cancer Awareness Club, I want to inform as many people as possible about this event, encouraging anyone who’s interested in supporting our cause to join our team, or to donate! […]

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School

The Art of Promming

High school students are in the midst of prom season. To those who have never experienced prom season, it may seem like no big deal. But as I have learned in the past month, there is definitely an art of promming. Here’s my best advice for succeeding at the art of promming, to ensure a […]

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Local

Boater’s Bucket List

“The boats are in.” My dad makes this declaration every year at some point towards the end of April, and every year hearing it makes my heart flutter with excitement. Like many Marbleheaders, I tough it out through our gruesome, gray winters, impatient for that first day back out on the water. And when that […]

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