Author: muriel-owen

Opinion
World

Bis später…

05:45 my phone rings. I pick it up groggy, physically awake, but mentally sound asleep. On the other line, 3,723 miles away, is my mother telling me that my flight got moved to that morning and I have to leave for the airport in one hour. I promptly hang up the phone, wake up my […]

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General Interest
Opinion

From One Day to Everyday

Wednesday, May 1st was National Walk/Bike to School Day. The whole day was supported by members of Bike Marblehead and the Sustainable Marblehead’s Education Action Group. They encouraged members of the community to support their children in walking or riding their bike to school by joining them, cheering them on, or just sending them on […]

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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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General Interest
March

Forget Everything You’ve Heard About Mexico

Five days. Four nights. That was all that it took for me to fall in love with Mexico City. The second I hopped into a taxi I felt transported. Adobe buildings in a variety of vibrant yellows, oranges, pinks, and reds lined the streets. The scents of savory meats, fiery sauces, and fresh fruit filled […]

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General Interest
Opinion

Respect Your Elders

As a child, I was taught to respect my parents, my grandparents, my teachers, and anyone who was an adult. In the classroom, the class rules always included some phrase similar to “respect others” or “always treat your classmates and teachers with respect.” Respect was plastered on every mission statement, every classic classroom poster. While […]

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General Interest

Seek Discomfort

Everyone is scared of something. I am. You are. Even Harry Potter is scared of fear itself (and Dementors). The exact definition of fear is “an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.” Based on the definition and personal experiences, fear and the […]

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General Interest
Sports

The Mental Game

Every sport in one way or another involves a mental element. No athlete’s performance is based purely on one’s physical capabilities and no team’s success is simply a result of players who are in the best shape to perform. While athletics are by the literal definition “physical sports and games of any kind” any athlete […]

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