Boys’ Soccer #1 in New York State

This afternoon’s NYSSWA Boys Soccer rankings had a new team at number one in Class AA. Ranked seventh last week, Mamaroneck used two wins over league foes Mount Vernon, 1-0, and New Rochelle, 2-1, to catapult to number one in the latest set of rankings.  Continue reading “Boys’ Soccer #1 in New York State”

Lucie le Blanc Wins Prestigious Tech Award

Photo courtesy of Mamkschools: “Lucie le Blanc is humbled to win prestigious tech award “

Lucie le Blanc ‘17 will be honored at the Third Annual Women in Technology Awards for her achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Her focus on making coding and computer science more accessible to students has earned her this special recognition. Historically, fewer women have been involved in STEM fields than men. The Westchester County Association, the organization responsible for creating these awards, hopes to encourage more women to pursue STEM careers and shed light on the challenges females face in the workplace. Continue reading “Lucie le Blanc Wins Prestigious Tech Award”

Mother Teresa: Is She a Hero?

Mother Teresa’s canonization has invoked both dissent and praise.

September 4th, 2016, marked the canonization of Mother Teresa, a Christian icon. She is known globally for her devotion to serving the impoverished and underprivileged with projects such as the Order of the Missionaries of Charity in 1950. However, dissenters have spoken out against Mother Teresa’s new sainthood, beginning a bitter debate about the merits of her charitable work and legacy. Continue reading “Mother Teresa: Is She a Hero?”

The Access Embargo

Are the school’s technology restrictions inhibiting students’ education?

Photo courtesy of Eli Canter

The district’s investments in technology have been a controversial topic among the student body for years. This year’s restrictions on the iPads, WiFi and computers are already causing usage issues for many students in Mamaroneck High School. Continue reading “The Access Embargo”

Flawed Justice System Releases Brock Turner

Photo courtesy of Yahoo: “Brock Turner only served half of his six-month sentence.”

One late night in January 2015, two Stanford University graduate students spotted an underclassman with a half-dressed, motionless woman behind a dumpster. Suspicious, the two men approached the scene, realizing the younger student, Brock Turner, was on top of the unconscious woman. One of the men yelled, ”Hey, she’s f—— unconscious!”. When Turner saw the two upperclassmen, he bolted, but was soon tackled by them and held down until he was arrested. Continue reading “Flawed Justice System Releases Brock Turner”

Hit The Road, Jack

Apple reveals new iPhone 7, lacking headphone jack

Innovation, just for the sake of innovation, isn’t always beneficial. Forward progress has the potential to improve lives and make difficult tasks easier, but “new” isn’t always better. Take the recent Google Glass or Apple Watch. While wearable tech sounds futuristic and the devices look interesting, both items flopped in the market. There simply isn’t a need for the technology. Continue reading “Hit The Road, Jack”

Schools Without Summer?

It’s hard to imagine life without summer vacation. What would we do without lazy summer days catching up on sleep, spending our time at the beach, or enjoying a swim in the pool? Believe it or not, some people think that we shouldn’t have summer vacation. I know what you’re all thinking: No summer?! But summer vacation was not always a given. Continue reading “Schools Without Summer?”

Google Strikes Again

When you entered the doors of MHS (probably against your will) for the first time this year, you probably encountered a whirlwind of random lowercase letters and numbers. When we came back to school this year, we threw eChalk out the window, and said hello to Google Classroom. Continue reading “Google Strikes Again”

Lyin’ Lochte

This past summer, worried anticipation overshadowed the Rio 2016 Olympics. Citizens were concerned about the safety of athletes as they headed to Brazil to compete. This situation felt familiar, considering two years ago these same worries were arising for the athletes heading to Sochi to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Brazil is known for high crime rates and violence, so families and fans were all hoping for a safe Olympic Games this year. Continue reading “Lyin’ Lochte”

Kaepernick Embodies Free Speech

Artwork by Eli Canter: “Colin Kaepernick’s protests have polarized the country”

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s recent protest against excessive use of force by law enforcement has ignited an intense wave of emotion throughout the nation. Since late August, Kaepernick has been kneeling during the national anthem as a protest of police brutality. Continue reading “Kaepernick Embodies Free Speech”

The Globe Reviews “Perfect Strangers” By Deep Purple

Photo courtesy of en.wikipedia: “Album cover for Deep Purple’s 1984 release”

I don’t believe that I was born in the wrong time period because I think that is a very ignorant thing to say. I do wish I could’ve experienced the music. I can’t even explain how envious I am of my parents who attended concerts performed by The Ramones, The Rolling Stones, Motley Crue and many others. I can’t observe the time so I listen to it. I truly believe that the 1960s’ to the 1990s’ was the best era of music, especially rock. I’m not going to criticize the music that is played on Z100 or 92.3 because that music was not made for me and there is definitely nothing inadequate about it. Do I wish they played rock? Yes. I am starting this column for the rock lovers who don’t connect with today’s music media. This column is also for people interested in rock and those who like to learn about different genres of music. I am going to review my favorite albums and encourage readers to listen. Continue reading “The Globe Reviews “Perfect Strangers” By Deep Purple”

Frank Ocean’s Second Masterpiece

Photo courtesy of iTunes

After leaving his fans dying for more music since “channel ORANGE” came out way back in 2012, Frank Ocean has finally made his return with a second album, “Blonde.” This long-awaited album has quickly become an alltime favorite of many. Ocean’s sophomore album as a whole differs in many ways from his first album. Some aspects that were equally prominent in “channel ORANGE” as well as “Blonde” were the various interludes and short transition songs/dialogues. Continue reading “Frank Ocean’s Second Masterpiece”

International Summer Recap

Photo courtesy of telegraph.co.uk: “All eyes were on Turkey during the volatile uprising this July”

While Turkey and Israel were making amends and Brexit was rocking the world, we were finishing up the school year. Although class time came to a halt, the world sure didn’t. Here’s a quick recap of what we all missed this summer break: Continue reading “International Summer Recap”

Nation Observes 15th Anniversary of September 11th

Photo courtesy of NY Daily News: “President Obama gave a speech marking the 15th anniversary of 9/11.”

On September 11th, 2016, Americans throughout the country commemorated the 2,977 men and women whose lives were taken on 9/11. Families of victims embraced among the crowd of people at the National September 11 memorial in New York, and many were at a loss for words. Similar atmospheres of remembrance and commemoration were felt across the country as people came together for support throughout the day. Continue reading “Nation Observes 15th Anniversary of September 11th”

Google Classroom Takes Over MHS

MHS students adjust to the new platform and the ever-evolving technology of the classroom

Photo courtesy of Google for Education

Laptops, SMART boards, online grade books, digital notes and eChalk have revolutionized our classrooms. Google Classroom has become the district’s most recent technological innovation. According to the Mamaroneck Schools District website, increased use of Google Classroom is part of a long term goal to have the online classroom as the main learning management service by 2018. Continue reading “Google Classroom Takes Over MHS”

Architectural Historian Gives Talk On the Building of One World Trade Center

Photo courtesy of World Property Journal: “It took 14 years to build One World Trade Center.”

Throughout the year, the Center for Continuing Education, a non-for profit organization that focuses on offering adult enrichment classes, gives Notable Neighbors talks. These talks are given by people in our community, including Oscar-winning director Ang Lee and former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner. The most recent talk, on September 19, was given by local author Judith Dupre. Continue reading “Architectural Historian Gives Talk On the Building of One World Trade Center”

Avoid Stress This School Year

Chronic stress can negatively affect your health.

It’s the beginning of the school year, and we’re all (we hope) getting back into our normal routines. However, for many this means facing an overwhelming amount of stress. Whether it be from school, extracurriculars or just being busy, all of us are experiencing some level of anxiety. Speaking of stressful, I’m writing this article at the last minute, but I’m hoping you can’t tell. Continue reading “Avoid Stress This School Year”

iPhone 7 Release Forces an Evolution in Music Listening

Photo courtesy of ingadget.com: “Apple’s AirPods, wireless earbuds to replace the old earphones, cost $159.”

On September 7th, 2016, Apple announced the release of its newest product: the iPhone 7. Since Apple became one of America’s leading companies, the hype has not died down. New Apple products come out often, ranging from TV’s to watches. Apple is not backing down anytime soon. Continue reading “iPhone 7 Release Forces an Evolution in Music Listening”