Greenwich High Changes School Time: Should MHS Be Next?

To the average adolescent, sleep is an evasive ideal, a laughable concept. Getting the proper amount of sleep every night becomes more of a far-fetched dream as the years go by and the classes in school get harder. Come senior year, pulling all-nighters isn’t just a sleep-over dare, it’s a desperate attempt to finish the essay, study for the huge test, or design the major project due the next day. The importance of a healthy slumber would easily be outweighed by these assignments–a fact that troubles many parents and school administrators. Continue reading “Greenwich High Changes School Time: Should MHS Be Next?”

Wonder Woman: An Undeserving Role Model

Artwork by Eli Cantor

The world we live in is filled with inspiring women for little girls to look up to as role models, from strong leaders such as Margaret Thatcher and Michelle Obama, to activists like Malala Yousafzai. There are so many great women that could be considered symbols of female empowerment who help make girls and women feel like they can do whatever they dream of doing. So, why would the UN appoint a fictional character as a symbol of female power that was created by men, based on their ideals about how a woman should look and act? Continue reading “Wonder Woman: An Undeserving Role Model”

A Sad Day for Many

I woke up this morning, November 9th 2016, and was frantically aware of the bubble I have been living in for 17 years. I live around people who all believe in the same thing, who all want the same things and who only accept these beliefs. This country is divided beyond my comprehension. We were wrong; the polls failed us. Continue reading “A Sad Day for Many”

A Poet at Heart

On October 16, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first musician to ever win the prestigious award. Dylan has been a respected artist since his emergence in the 1960s, influencing the world with his poetic lyrics and music. The Nobel Prize is considered a great honor–but does he deserve it? Continue reading “A Poet at Heart”

How To Solve the Soda Problem

Why public awareness is essential to finding a solution for health issues

Photo by Jack Mollin: The soda machine in Post offers a range of options to students.

When you turn on the TV or walk down Main Street , you’ll likely see at least one advertisement telling you to ‘Drink Coca-Cola,’ or Fanta, or Sprite. Yet over the past couple of years, more and more of our fellow citizens have been saying just the opposite. From city officials to health advocates, there has been widespread outcry against sugary drinks, with soda at the center of all the attention. Continue reading “How To Solve the Soda Problem”

The Social Media Dilemma: Is it doing more harm than good?

Artwork by Eli Cantor

In many circumstances, humans appreciate feedback, critique, and affirmation on our work; it makes us feel happy about what we’ve accomplished. However, the need for affirmation, particularly when it comes to social media, has led to an unhealthy obsession with validation. Continue reading “The Social Media Dilemma: Is it doing more harm than good?”

Kim Kardashian Scandal: Reality or Publicity Stunt?

Photo courtesy of Daily Mail

Kim Kardashian has always been one to turn heads. Her flamboyant and provocative style has captured the attention of the international paparazzi for the past decade. Yet, for several weeks now, Kardashian has hidden under several layers of clothing and covered her face with a baseball cap and hood combo. Not only has Kim changed in her public appearance, but her absence on social media have left fans asking the unavoidable question: what really happened the morning of October third? Continue reading “Kim Kardashian Scandal: Reality or Publicity Stunt?”

Teachers Celebrate “No Shave November”

Photos by Rachel Steinberger

“No Shave November” is the month long journey when men and women refrain from shaving or grooming. The idea started as a joke in Australia, finding its way to the U.S., where it grew into a purposeful tradition. It became the symbol of prostate cancer, similar to how the pink ribbon stands for breast cancer. The aim is to raise money and awareness for cancer by encouraging all participants to donate the money they would otherwise have spent on grooming products to a cancer fund. We decided to interview several of Mamaroneck High School’s teachers who may or may not have joined in on the trend. Continue reading “Teachers Celebrate “No Shave November””

In Third Year of Robotics Team, MHS Goes to International Tech Challenge

Photo courtesy of Emma Kaneti: The MHS Robotics Team pictured last year at a competition

The MHS robotics team, a group of about 20 students interested in the STEM fields, has begun an exciting third year preparing for the For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Tech Challenge. The members collaborate in groups to design, build, and program a robot that will compete against others during three events in December and January. Continue reading “In Third Year of Robotics Team, MHS Goes to International Tech Challenge”

Helpful Tips For Underclassmen on the College Process

Photo courtesy of Hotel-R: While you may not need an A-plus, your grades as an underclassman do matter in the college admissions process.

While college may seem far away right now, you too will eventually start visiting campuses and sending in applications. Here are some tips to help you get into the school of your choice come senior year. Continue reading “Helpful Tips For Underclassmen on the College Process”

Building Better Scientists

Photo by Rachel Steinberger: Mr. Garbarino teaches the OSR program at Mamaroneck High School.

As many freshman students begin their early morning routine of getting to school at seven o’clock, they will soon realize that OSR is not for the faint of heart. These freshmen will have to quickly master the arts of time management and problem solving in order to thrive in OSR. Continue reading “Building Better Scientists”

Behind the Scenes of MHS Info

Every morning at 9:48, the student body tunes in to watch the jokes, segments and news that is MHS Info. It is part of our daily routine, yet almost no one knows what goes on behind the scenes. The video teacher Mrs. Dombroff and her 17 juniors and seniors take full credit for the production of info each morning. Continue reading “Behind the Scenes of MHS Info”

MHS Technology Coach Shares Insight on District’s Tech Issues

Photo by Rachel Steinberger: Mr. Sammartano, technology coach at MHS.

In the previous issue of the Globe, some MHS students expressed discontent with the school’s new technology initiatives, such as the major switch to Google Classroom, as well as already wellestablished practices like the use of a web-filter in the school’s network. Technology coach Michael Sammartano commented on this as well as the IT department’s efforts to resolve some of the issues. He shared the reasoning behind some of the administration’s major decisions this year. Continue reading “MHS Technology Coach Shares Insight on District’s Tech Issues”

Calling All Pumpkin-Haters: What to Feast on for the Fall

Autumn. It’s the season when the sky rains leaves, the air starts to cool and the stressors arise. There are many objects that define the fall- sweaters, jeans and coffee. However one thing stands out as the universal symbol for this time of year: pumpkins. Scrolling through feeds on Instagram, there is a reoccurring theme of orchards filled pumpkins and Starbucks cups filled with pumpkin spiced lattes. Pumpkins are contorted into pies, drinks, and even ice cream. There seems to be nowhere to hide from the pumpkin craze. Continue reading “Calling All Pumpkin-Haters: What to Feast on for the Fall”

Aleppo in Crisis

The world looks on in dismay

Photo courtesy of NBC News

Aleppo is the largest city in Syria, and since 2012 it has been a warzone. The battle of Aleppo began on July 19th, 2012. Ever since, the city has never been the same. The city is split between the government and the rebels. This devastated city is a byproduct of the Syria’s horrific civil war. Continue reading “Aleppo in Crisis”

The Simpsons Hits 600 Episodes

Photo courtesy of Engadget: Ground-breaking comedy show makes history with 600th airing.

On Sunday, October 16, the 600th episode of “The Simpsons” aired, titled “Treehouse of Horror XXVII.” The episode is only the second scripted prime-time American TV show to reach 600 episodes. Continue reading “The Simpsons Hits 600 Episodes”

Samsung Recalls Combustible Galaxy Note Seven

Photo courtesy of CNN: The Galaxy Note 7 has spontaneously combusted in some cases.

For most students at Mamaroneck High School, one of the most important components of their laptop or mobile device is its battery. “It’s a hindrance to my schoolwork,” says Josh Nidus ’19, who has been experiencing issues with the battery life of his schoolissued iPad. He adds, “Most of my classes require the use of my iPad for work every day, but since my battery isn’t working, I’m unable to use it.” Continue reading “Samsung Recalls Combustible Galaxy Note Seven”