The Story Behind the Snap

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?

Seeing the World Through a Different Lens

By Ali Steinberg

Dori Jacobson is a senior at Mamaroneck High School. Throughout middle school and high school, she has devoted herself to learning about photography and has taken several award-winning photos. Jacobson met with The Globe to discuss her passion. Continue reading “Seeing the World Through a Different Lens”

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Case for Kasich

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”

SFAC to Move on Restroom Renovations and Schedule Reform

By Andrew Ballard

Exam distribution, passing time between classes and student bathroom conditions were the leading topics of discussion at the latest Student-Faculty Advi- sory Council meeting, which took place on Tuesday, Jan 19, soon after the group collected results from a student opinion survey. The counsel—consisting, in full, of sixteen students and twelve teacher representatives and headed by Mamaroneck High School Principal Elizabeth Clain—met in the library classroom to discuss possible courses of action in response to the sentiments manifest most in the survey’s results.

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Oscar-Winner Ang Lee Visits Hometown

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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Campaigning and Reporting, Seniors Dive into Primary

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”

Former AP Government Student Takes on Iowa Caucus

By Hannah Lachow

Moderately informed Americans take away a couple of numbers and perhaps a few sound bites from the extensive media coverage of the Iowa Caucus. The intricacies of the first
formal voting event remain a mystery hidden behind headlines, but they are actually quite significant. This year, former Advanced Placement Government student Sonia Storck ’15 was in Iowa to experience a Democratic caucus firsthand.

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Bond to Overhaul P.E. Facilities Passes Easily

By Matthew Albert

On Jan 12, the Mamaroneck community gathered to vote on a $9.3 million bond for proposed renovations of the Mamaroneck High School athletic facilities, which include the remodeling of boys and girls locker rooms, the expansion of basement facilities in the Palmer wing and the addition of several new instructional areas and “team rooms.” The bond passed with 87 percent of the 1037 votes.

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After Second Suicide, Fordham Prep in Mourning

The MTA Botanical Garden Station in the Bronx, where one Fordham Prep sophomore took his life on Feb.1.

By Andrew Ballard

Tragedy shook students, faculty and other members of the Fordham Preparatory School community on the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 1, when a sophomore enrolled at the all-boys Jesuit high school in the Bronx took his life. The student, 16— whose name authorities had yet to release at the time The Globe went to press—was struck by a Metro- North commuter train traveling northbound through the Botanical Garden station, located less than a quarter mile from the school, at approximately 3:30PM, according to the MTA.
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Forbes Honors Alumnus for Up-and- Coming Business

By Hannah Lachow

The Forbes 2016 “30 Under 30” series recognized the talent of many impressive individuals. Among the numerous categories, commendation was awarded to those including the co-creators of Snapchat, Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham and one impressive Mamaroneck High School graduate.

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Hereditary Affiliation

Too many high-schoolers are relying on their parents for political views

By Lily Ransom

If I were to ask everyone I know whom they’re going to vote for in the upcoming election, none of the responses would be backed by facts. Of course, there are many people who know what they’re talking about when it comes to politics, but most people I know would just answer with some Democrat’s name and leave it at that. I want to know the reason behind these confident, yet so undereducated, answers.

Hits Big On the Field, Strikes Out On the Sidelines

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.

The College Admissions Frenzy

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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(Exam) Time is Money

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.

For Second Year, Juniors Put Lincoln on Trial

By Jack Mollin

Recently juniors in Advanced Placement United States His- tory took a break from their normal classroom activities to travel back to 1865 and impeach Abraham Lincoln. While the historical events that students simulated never actually occurred, the tradition of impeaching presidents in APUSH is one that has spanned over the past 15 years. It started when current principal, Elizabeth Clain, then a history teacher, and her colleague Craig Goldberg decided to simulate history in order to further engage students. Initially students impeached President Andrew Jackson, but two years ago he was replaced with Lincoln in order to keep the trial fresh. It has been a hit ever since, engaging students in crucial parts of U.S. history.

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New Committee Established to Address Stress

By Emma Gottsegen

We are all familiar with the concept of stress; it’s practically in our day-to-day vocabulary. With academics, friends, sports and clubs, our schedules are at their extremes—extremes that are not healthy. Luckily, a new committee, the Social-Emotional Committee (name still unofficial), has formed to help students cope with stress and other mental concerns.

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Students Shine in Assembly to Honor Dr. King

By Effiana Svarre

This past month saw the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. assembly. Following Mamaroneck High School tradition, students and faculty joined together for two assemblies filled with dance, music and poetry. The performance honored King and his messages about equality, love and peace, enabling students to keep his memory alive.

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Where to Go for Your Joe

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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