The Globe Bids Farewell to Outgoing Editors-in-Chief Renner and Mollin

 

        The Globe staff of 2016-2017 excelled under the leadership of Emily Renner and Jack Mollin, two of the three Editors-in-Chief for this school year. Their dedication to the paper was shown through their conscientious attitudes and time commitment, both of which made a strong impression on the entire Globe staff. Continue reading “The Globe Bids Farewell to Outgoing Editors-in-Chief Renner and Mollin”

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Second Time Around: The Revival Of Classic Disney Movies

Photo courtesy of Enwikipedia

No matter where you are from, chances are the magical fantasy worlds of Disney movies are some of your earliest childhood memories. From princesses to lovable talking animals, these “classics” are a staple in America’s storytelling culture. They are the epitome of childhood, our first inauguration into the realm of fantasy. Continue reading “Second Time Around: The Revival Of Classic Disney Movies”

DAMN, The Powerful Fourth Album By Kendrick Lamar

Photo courtesy of Rolling Stone

The release of a Kendrick Lamar album is truly a monumental moment in the music world. Over multiple albums, Kendrick Lamar has defined himself as the greatest rapper of his generation, and potentially his generation’s greatest artist. He broke onto the mainstream with 2012’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, a concept album about his childhood, with an overarching theme of his home town, Compton. Continue reading “DAMN, The Powerful Fourth Album By Kendrick Lamar”

Coachella Lights Up The Festival Scene

Photo courtesy of Billboard

Coachella is the premiere music festival in America, boasting an eclectic lineup across a multitude of genres with unique artists that don’t normally tour in festival settings, impeccable organization from the staff, and not to mention the in-your-face culture of being at the festival of the year. This year, headliners included Radiohead, Lady Gaga, and Kendrick Lamar, as well as Lorde, Travis Scott, and Mac Miller. Continue reading “Coachella Lights Up The Festival Scene”

Varsity Softball Eyes Section Title

Photo courtesy of Mamaroneck Softball: The varsity softball team is having a remarkable season.

Building upon a successful end to last season, with the team making the section semifinals before losing, Mamaroneck Varsity Softball has sprung to a hot start to their season. With their new coach, Susan Hannon, the Tigers were going into this season unaware of what to expect. Continue reading “Varsity Softball Eyes Section Title”

Boys Track Sets New Record in Relay

Photo courtesy of Mamaroneck Schools: Mamaroneck track celebrates their victory

Records, as the common proverb says, are meant to be shattered. This past week, one of the fastest records at Mamaroneck High School was shattered. Sam Morton, Papa Diop, Jack Spiridellis, and Will Young (all ’17) set a brand new school record for the 4x800m relay. Continue reading “Boys Track Sets New Record in Relay”

Sergio Garcia Wins the Masters

The Taylormade golf ball with a little “10” on it moves with the grains of the green and starts to break to the left. Jim Nantz, the CBS commentator quietly whispers,“ And after so many years…” The ball continues to break to the left and finally, with the screams and sounds of excitement rising in the background, it sneaks in the hole on the very left side for Sergio’s birdie and win on the 73rd hole of the Masters. “Once and for all for Sergio!” shouts Jim Nantz into the microphone. Continue reading “Sergio Garcia Wins the Masters”

Web Exclusive: Meet the Candidates!

Student council elections are Monday through Wednesday this week! Check out The Globe’s first-ever “Meet the Candidates” lineup to know what each candidate is all about. Note: this is not the final list of candidates. Only candidates whom we received information from are included in this. Ballots on the day of election may differ.

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Model Congress Students Thrive at UPenn

Photo courtesy of Caroline Scudder. Pictured from top to bottom, left to right: Julia Lehman, Kevin Shen, Emily Shen, Sam Mollin, Benji Canter, Nick Lynch, Sam Hodman, Alec Sicklick, Lily Kalish, Lizzy Kaplan, Robert Emmett, Alex Herzig, Andrew Basta, Max Plonsker, Eli Kalish, Jack Spiridellis, and David Lehman.

Thursday afternoon, 17 MHS students accompanied by Mrs. Scudder and Mr. Paez left the school for a Model Congress conference in Philadelphia, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. The conference, which spanned four days, involved each delegate participating in a total of 20 hours of debate over student-written legislation: Continue reading “Model Congress Students Thrive at UPenn”

West Side Story Wins Praise from Audience

Photos courtesy of Brooke Smith: Members of the West Side Story cast take a bow after a performance.

People said it was like they were taken out of the seats of the McClain auditorium… and they were right.

From March 2nd through March 4th, a group of talented students, teachers and musicians performed the annual MHS musical. This time, it was the profound West Side Story. Unlike last year’s lively, charming Anything Goes, West Side Story brought in a whole new type of MHS musical –a sense of dark, captivating emotion. This aspect of the show pulled people out of their seats to make them feel as if they were not, in fact, watching a high school performance. Continue reading “West Side Story Wins Praise from Audience”

Board of Ed Proposes New Budget

On March 9th, superintendent Dr. Shaps presented his recommended budget for the 2017-2018 school year at the Mamaroneck Board of Education meeting. The recommended budget, which totals $135,277,639, represents an increase of 1.59% from the previous year.

Among many components of the recommended budget, one benefiting the high school is expanded elective pathways. The design, engineering, computer science and culinary arts programs will receive a boost, further improving their respective course sequences. In computer science and OSR, new teachers will be hired to meet growing demand. Continue reading “Board of Ed Proposes New Budget”

La La Land Producer Visits MHS

Picture by Owen Zucker: La La Land producer Fred Berger answers a question from Emily Renner ’17.

Fred Berger is the producer of award-winning film La La Land and an alumnus of Mamaroneck High School. Recently, he returned to Mamaroneck to talk about his experiences at the school and his eventual success in the film industry. Continue reading “La La Land Producer Visits MHS”

Criticizing the First Family: The Importance of Separating the Personal from the Political

From being a real estate developer and television personality to the president of the United States, Donald Trump can accredit much of his newfound attention to the media. The wall-to-wall coverage throughout the election, the real-time fact-checking and the countless editorials surely created a name for Donald Trump in the political world. Of course, not all of this attention was positive, as is usual for a presidential candidate. What is unusual is the ongoing political sparring between the media and President Trump long after the election. Continue reading “Criticizing the First Family: The Importance of Separating the Personal from the Political”

The Search for Usefulness

What should happen to the school’s “Japanese Garden?”

In the corner of Palmer, there is a small outdoor patch of greenery. It’s enclosed by four brick walls with windows that are almost always closed surrounding it; the green doors that connect it to the school’s hallways are locked around the clock. Though it has no ethnic elements, it is widely called the Japanese Garden. Some have tried to climb into the garden from the windows while others settle for looking from the hallways. The school administration has decided to repurpose the so-called Japanese Garden–but what would be an effective use of the space? Continue reading “The Search for Usefulness”

Education in Danger

Devos’ lack of experience is troubling

Artwork by Eli Canter: Betsy Devos has claimed that guns in schools will help protect students against grizzly bears.

The future of America relies heavily on our education system. For decades, public schools have provided a relatively accessible form of education. While our education system may be flawed, the elimination of public school is far from the solution. Continue reading “Education in Danger”

America’s Melting Pot: Travel Ban Boycott

Since colonization, America has been a place where different cultures come together and blend into a single society. It has been dubbed the “Melting Pot” and “Land of Opportunity.” It has been a home for those who had no home, a refuge that welcomed all, a place to build a new life. That is why President Trump’s refugee ban has saddened many people. One of the most disturbing changes is the fading of empathy in our country, which, if unchecked, may spread to the rest of the world. The immigration ban violates the founding principles of our country. Continue reading “America’s Melting Pot: Travel Ban Boycott”

The Devastation of Deportation

Artwork by Eli Canter: Trump’s first few months have created a lot of controversy throughout the country.

Guadalupe García de Rayos, married and a mother of two U.S. citizens, has been living in Arizona since she was fourteen. She is an undocumented citizen and was arrested in 2008 for using a fake Social Security number to work at a water park. However, García de Rayos has been allowed to live in the United States as long as she checked in with the officials at the Phoenix offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) each year. Continue reading “The Devastation of Deportation”

The Comedic Truth

Why SNL should continue to parody the Trump administration

“And live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” yells Melissa McCarthy as she flies off the screen on her podium in her Sean Spicer outfit. A new hit on SNL, Melissa McCarthy effortlessly mocks the performance of the White House Press Secretary. Why does it seem so effortless to successfully make fun of a high ranking politician? Politics can be pretty serious; over 300 million people’s lives depend on the actions of very few. What could these few high ranking, extremely important, professionals be doing week after week that makes the majority Americans laugh harder and harder? Continue reading “The Comedic Truth”

Born into the Wedding Gown

Artwork by Eli Canter: Childhood marriages cause many problems for the young brides.

A 17-year old girl named Sumbol was forced to choose between marrying her tormentor and becoming a suicide bomber. Another girl, Roshana, was forced into marriage when she was 14 and her husband beat her and tried to feed her rat poison. Sahar Gul, forced into marriage at age 12, was beaten and tortured after she refused to become a prostitute.

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