By Talia Land and Hannah Kahn
Forget handwritten notes and sweet phone calls; there’s a new way to show some “how much you care.” High-schoolers are now connecting through Snapchat, which we would explain, but chances are you already have one. The selfie phenomenon started as a simple app in 2011, but has more recently transformed into a full-blown social media network. The app makes it easier for teens to not only stay in constant contact with their friends, but also to reach out to peers that they normally wouldn’t, possibly with romance as motivation. The question is, has Snapchat made it too easy?
By Sam Mollin
Here in Westchester County, New York, we all live in a bastion of liberalism. From this publication’s own political poll, it can be seen that the majority of the school would vote democrat. But for those holdouts who are still voting republican, Governor Kasich of Ohio is the best choice for a fiscally conservative, socially liberal voter. Continue reading “WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Case for Kasich”
Ang Lee (right) spoke with Michael DiGennaro, who taught Lee’s sons, in MHS’s McClain Auditorium.
By Steven Rome
Ang Lee has always been an outsider. Born in Taiwan to parents who had escaped from China, he was a shy, unremarkable student who often found his mind wandering in class. Stifled by the rote learning in Taiwan, he came to the United States and studied theater in college. The only problem was that he could not speak English well enough to pursue a career in acting. He turned to film where he found a home, trailblazing his way to becoming the first Asian recipient of the Academy Award for Best Director, winning for “Brokeback Mountain” in 2005. He won the same award for “Life of Pi” in 2012.
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By Andrew Ballard
NEW HAMPSHIRE- Over 100 Mamaroneck High School seniors enrolled in the school’s AP Government and Politics course traveled to the Granite State from Saturday, Feb. 6, to Tuesday, Feb. 9, in an exhausting yet exhilarating attempt to dive into the presidential primaries. Continue reading “Campaigning and Reporting, Seniors Dive into Primary”
By Jared Friefeld
The Democratic race has a surprisingly dynamic candidate in Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. But who is Bernie Sanders? What does he aim to revolutionize and what makes him so dynamic?
By Lauren Kroell
The Big Bash League cricket tournament is a rather large and important Australian domestic cricket event. The tournament, which ends on January 24th, 2016 is in its fifth year of competition. However, most of the news following this event has not been around the performance on the field or the current teams in the lineup, but in- stead tracks one specific interview for Network Ten.
As featured in The New York Times
By Jack Mollin
The below letter is in response to “The College Admissions Frenzy,” an op-ed that was published in the New York Times. The letter responds to sentiments reflected by the author of the op-ed, who is both against students having a challenging course load and believes that high-achieving students tend to be turned into robots by the admissions parameters rolled out by colleges. The letter was written in an effort to counteract the assertions made by the New York Times from the unique perspective of a high school student.
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There are ways to be funny without sacrificing your friends’ feelings. Exhibit A: bubbles.
By Victoria Patti
I’m not a funny person. Sure, I have my moments, but if someone were to write a list of adjectives that described me, funny would not be one of them.
By Michael Albert
The SAT and ACT exams are far from perfect barometers of a student’s intelligence or academic potential. Despite that, they are the best we have. Both ACT and the College Board offer special, approved accommodations to those that can demonstrate a need for abnormal testing conditions. Recently, however, some alarming trends have developed across the country regarding those who have received such benefits.
By Julia Shapiro and Sofia Kaminski
This month, we had the daunting task of drinking coffee (Gasp!) It was a trying endeavor, but we have done our very best to give you a report on the best coffees around town. Whether you prefer your coffee strong or light, bitter or sweet, we hope to find the perfect coffee for you.
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