Farewell Globe Seniors

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Retiring Members of the MHS Community

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Mr. Frasene

The 2016-2017 school year marks the last at Mamaroneck High School for a very special member of our community. Mr. Frasene has truly embraced his role as Assistant Principal, though he’s so much more than that. Often found amidst the bustling overpass, Mr. Frasene never fails to deliver a warm greeting to each and every student. His light-hearted humor and active involvement match a friendly and familiar face to his title.

Mr. Frasene wears many hats: he works closely with the guidance, physical education, and the fine arts departments, while also managing security and discipline at MHS. Teachers, parents, and students all turn to him for help with a wide variety of problems. Approachable and kind, Mr. Frasene lends a hand to anyone in need and deals effectively with any situations that come his way. David Estrada, ‘17, explains, “Mr. Frasene would always tell me that if I ever needed help with anything just to ask him. During lunch he would always joke around with us.” Whether it is getting to know students, collaborating with teachers, or overseeing classroom activity, Mr. Frasene works tirelessly to ensure that all students benefit immensely from their MHS experience. Sarah Nagin, ‘18, comments, “Mr. Frasene is someone who, from the second I met, I felt like I could always talk to. He understands and appreciates everyone’s point of view.”

Born and raised in White Plains, Mr. Frasene attended Fordham University and originally pursued a career as a corporate accountant. He always felt drawn to teaching, and helped out at a night school for many years. In his mid-thirties, Mr. Frasene decided to pursue his true calling, and begin teaching at a school in the Bronx. Despite its challenges, he continued working there for eleven years, two of which he spent as an administrator. In 2003, Mr. Frasene applied for a job as Assistant Principal at MHS, where he’s been ever since. Mr. Frasene finds working with kids to be “such a pleasure and very gratifying.” He loves the collaborative MHS environment, and appreciates the diversity of our school.

Mr. Frasene sets an example for how members of a community should behave. Ms. Clain, who has worked many years side by side with Mr. Frasene, comments that “he treats everyone he comes into contact with with tremendous dignity, and then models that. So kids see him doing something and they do it themselves.” Mr. Frasene’s respectful and community-oriented demeanor helps the school to run smoothly and inspire others to behave in a similar way.

Outside of school, Mr. Frasene is a man of many interests. His avid passion for opera, building things, and travelling contribute to his well-rounded individualism which makes our school a better place. After a few months of well-deserved travel time, Mr. Frasene plans to take his vast skill set to a non-profit organization where he will help at-risk, inner-city children. MHS will certainly feel a void without him, but the kind-hearted environment he has created and series of high standards he has set will live on for many years. We are immensely grateful to Mr. Frasene for his dedication to MHS the last fourteen years, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

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Mr. Bumbolow

Technology plays an invaluable role in education at MHS, but its prevalence would not be a possibility without the hard work of Technical Support Specialists, or ITs, such as Mr. Bumbolow, to ensure that all technological endeavours run smoothly. Mr. Bumbolow, who will be leaving MHS this year, has helped teachers to utilize technology such as projectors, computers, and iPads efficiently and effectively. Mr. Bumbolow has also had the vital job of retrieving accidentally deleted files from the MHS server. Without him, there would be some very frustrated teachers and students. Mr. Bumbolow’s diligent efforts extend not only to MHS, but to other schools in the district as well.

Born in Yonkers and raised in Hawthorne, Mr. Bumbolow went on to receive a BA in psychology at Pace University. Since then, he has possessed a plethora of intriguing jobs. He worked at NBC as a Systems Person for 23 years, followed by six years at Scholastic. Before finding his way to MHS, Mr. Bumbolow worked as a substitute teacher for six months, an endeavor that he greatly enjoyed. In 2006, MHS was lucky enough to add Mr. Bumbolow to its faculty. Fond of problem solving and collaborating with the students and faculty, Mr. Bumbolow has been a vital member of the MHS community for the past 11 years.

As an experienced and knowledgeable individual, Mr. Bumbolow would like to leave with students with an important message: “Do not get locked into a major too soon, as you have to see what you truly like.” He encourages students to “be confident in [their] own abilities (but not too much so as to appear snobby) and never doubt [him or herself].”

After bidding MHS goodbye, Mr. Bumbolow plans to work as a substitute teacher again, as well as pursue his passions for photography and history. The MHS community is exceedingly appreciative of Mr. Bumbolow’s toil and devotion to MHS, and we wish him nothing but happiness for the future.

By Samantha Dorf

“Smorgasburg” Comes to Mamaroneck High School

On Monday June 5, Mamaroneck High School students were surprised by the presence of food trucks in the senior lot. Students came running out of their classes to get in line for the fries from Fryborg and the fried Oreos and mac and cheese from the 3 Li’l Little BBQ trucks. The same happened on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, with trucks from Mac Truck NYC, Crazy Taco-Mex, Superlicious NYC, Chicken Joes, and Kona Ice pulling into the parking lot. Since banning bake sales in 2014, this was the first time Mamaroneck High School has been allowed to sell food to raise money. Ali James, Vice President of the current sophomore class, proposed this idea as a way to fundraise for future proms and other school events. So far, it has been very successful, raising over $…. in just the first week. The Globe interviewed Ali about the project and goals. Continue reading ““Smorgasburg” Comes to Mamaroneck High School”

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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MHS Clubs Give Back to the Community

New organizations provide opportunities to help out

Little Free Libraries is a new club in MHS, founded by sophomores Darcy Tyler, Jane and Emily Hollander, and Anabel Martinez. This club sets up miniature libraries around the community for anyone to access, free of charge. Continue reading “MHS Clubs Give Back to the Community”

MHS Freshman Lilou Bouhier Embarks on a Promising Music Career

Photo courtesy of Lilou Bouhier, who practices guitar and singing 5 hours a day.

Lilou Bouhier, a freshman at Mamaroneck High School, is just like any other high school student, except for her unique musical career, which she embarked on just two years ago. She used singing as a way to escape the stresses of everyday life and as a medium for self-expression. Bouhier claims, “My favorite part of singing is when I get to connect with a piece of music that I’m singing, and really understand it.” Continue reading “MHS Freshman Lilou Bouhier Embarks on a Promising Music Career”

Oscar Season Highlights Greater Diversity in Entertainment Industry

Black History Month’s nationwide mission, since its annual designation by Gerald Ford in 1976, has been to honor and celebrate the achievements of African Americans. Although they have become much more visible in the entertainment landscape since the early 1970s, shows centered around African Americans are still few and far between, as was the case during our country’s bicentennial year, with shows like “Good Times” and “The Jeffersons” being the exception rather than the rule. Continue reading “Oscar Season Highlights Greater Diversity in Entertainment Industry”

OSR Students Recognized at WESEF

Photo courtesy of Mamkschools: OSR Students pose with Mr. Garbarino at a recent competition.

On March 4th, Mamaroneck High School Students from the Original Science Research Program (OSR), presented their work at the Regeneron Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF). Many MHS students were recognized for their work including Chloe Weiser ‘18 (Second Place, Engineering), Sophia Howard ‘17 (Second Place, Behavioral and Social Sciences), David Hilden ‘18 (Second Place, Medicine and Health), Lauren Barragan ‘17 (Third Place, Behavioral and Social Sciences), Ali Mann ‘17 (Fourth Place, Plant Science and Association for Women Geoscientist Award), Continue reading “OSR Students Recognized at WESEF”

MHS Uncovered: Exploring the Unknown

Walking the halls of MHS, the occasional glimpse into the forbidden corners of the school excites curiosity over the building’s untold story. A series of interviews and expeditions with the accommodating custodial staff revealed insights into the campus’s non-intuitive orientation and the places students never see. Continue reading “MHS Uncovered: Exploring the Unknown”

Bright Future Ahead for Mamaroneck Artists

The college application process is no easy ordeal, looming over students’ heads all throughout high school. The focus on grades, test scores, extracurriculars, essays, and relationships with teachers is almost unbearable for even the best of students. However, imagine on top of all of this having to send a portfolio to colleges and being judged on your creative abilities. We’ve all doodled in our notebooks countless times, but not on a college-level. The application process of a prospective art student is quite different from that of a typical applicant. To learn more, the Globe interviewed two senior artists, Jackie Devore and Mary McMillan, who are both planning to study art at Northeastern University and Skidmore College, respectively. Continue reading “Bright Future Ahead for Mamaroneck Artists”

APUSH Students Prosecute Lincoln

Photo courtesy of Emma Nishimura: Henry Brody ‘18, Flore LeBlanc ‘18, and Megan Matt ‘18 defended Lincoln’s use of power.

In the weeks following the winter break, students who are taking AP United States History participated in the mock impeachment trial of Abraham Lincoln. This tradition has been a part of the AP United States History class for more than 15 years now. All the students were given parts as either witnesses or attorneys to participate in the trial, which follows an in depth process. The witnesses are required to hand in papers outlining their character and their feelings about each charge filed against our 16th president. After this process for the witnesses, the attorneys intake all the information and come up with strategies in order to defend or prosecute Lincoln. When the attorneys have brainstormed their strategy for each charge, they must begin to start writing their lines of questioning. While this may seem like a lot of work for the attorneys, almost everyone agrees that it was worth their time. All of this work from both the attorneys and the witnesses comes into fruition on the day of the actual trial. The witnesses become the jury and must take notes throughout the trial in order to make an educated vote in the end. Lincoln is brought to this mock trial for abusing his constitutional powers as Commander-in-chief, wantonly violating the bill of rights, and bringing unnecessary destruction to the South. The jury must find Lincoln guilty on only one charge, but they need a two-thirds majority in order to indict him.

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Photo courtesy of Emma Nishimura: Jared Freifeld ’18 questions a witness.

Even though all students who take the course go through mostly the same initial phase of this process, the two APUSH teachers Ms. Scudder and Mr. Goldberg differ in their formatting of the actual trial. Ms. Scudder prefers to knock out the entire trial in a full day, excusing her students from their other classes. Joe Cohn 18’, who is a student in Ms. Scudder’s class, commented, “In my opinion, taking the entire day to execute the trial gives students a more accurate simulation of the court system.” On the other hand, Mr. Goldberg usually decides to perform the trial over the course of the entire week. Some students prefer this method, such as Meagan Matt 18’, who offered, “Doing the trials over the course of a week gives both the lawyers and the jury time to breathe and reflect on what is being said.” Although the teachers differ in the format of the trial, both teachers agree on the effectiveness of the activity.

When the day of the trial came along this year, it was a nervous day for everyone. All of the lawyers’ meticulously written questions were finally going to be asked. In the end, the actual verdict of Lincoln wasn’t the only gratifying portion of the assignment for the lawyers. “Being a lawyer allowed me to really delve into the period and extract meaning from events that I otherwise never would have learned,” said Henry Brody 18’. While this project allowed lawyers to analyze events to build their case, it also asked of them to recognize the opposition argument and react appropriately. This mock trial provided students with an opportunity to be competitive with their fellow classmates, while still maintaining an academic environment.

Some witnesses recall being very scared for their testimonies because each witness can be questioned on obscure pieces of information and expected to synthesize these documents in a meaningful way. Despite the witnesses being intimidated by being deposed in front of an entire class, students agree that they felt well prepared for their questions. Each student portrayed a different character of the Civil War, but all were imperative in deciding whether or not Lincoln was guilty or innocent. Overall, the mock trial is an interactive and creative way for AP students to learn about the civil war. It has been so successful with past grades that Ms. Scudder and Mr. Goldberg have continued to implement this project in the curriculum. The trial has been met overwhelming acceptance from nearly every student that does it. The trial does not only provide the student with merely facts, but also strong analysis of the repercussions of Lincoln’s actions.

By Marc Gowda

Andrew Katz Receives Honor for Computer Science Project

Photo courtesy of Mamkschools: Andrew Katz ’17 presents his research.

MHS senior Andrew Katz is not only co-president of the Computer Science Club and a programmer for the FIRST Tech Challenge team, but is now a Regeneron Science Talent Search semifinalist for his project titled ‘Implementation of Active and Passive Defenses on a Raspberry Pi-Based Home Automation Gateway’. Andrew is an outstanding and well known OSR student, and his hard work has recently been recognized on a national level. Continue reading “Andrew Katz Receives Honor for Computer Science Project”

Beloved Chemistry Teacher Dr. Mattis’ Lasting Impact on MHS

Photo by Jordan Steinberg: Dr. Mattis poses behind his classroom chemistry equipment.

Dr. Clayton Mattis, who entered the MHS community last year, has been able to make lasting impacts on many of his students. He primarily teaches tenth graders Regents chemistry and from interviews of past and present students; he is widely successful in his quest for the “impartation of knowledge.” Continue reading “Beloved Chemistry Teacher Dr. Mattis’ Lasting Impact on MHS”

How to Summon a Snow Day

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Winter break is over and midterms just ended. Only one thing can save us now: snow days. Whether you need a day off for some extra studying or binge-watching your favorite Netflix show, snow days always come in handy. Instead of leaving it up to Mother Nature, there are a few superstitions widely renowned for their effectiveness in summoning a snow day. Continue reading “How to Summon a Snow Day”

Steps For Sticking With New Year’s Resolutions

After New Year’s, MHS students are forming New Year’s resolutions. The New Year is all about leaving bad habits behind and reinventing yourself. Most people are too ambitious and set their sights on life-changing resolutions. Whether your resolution is big or small, odds are you’ll have trouble sticking with it; only 8% of people actually stick with their resolutions. According to Forbes, however, it is not as difficult as it sounds: Continue reading “Steps For Sticking With New Year’s Resolutions”

Culinary Arts Class Heating Up

Photo by James Anderson

Culinary Arts classes are offered as an elective at Mamaroneck High School. This elective has been offered for many years, but few students have taken advantage of it in past years. However, the culinary arts course has recently become more popular. It is currently taught by Chef Luff whom we spoke to about this practical four year elective. Continue reading “Culinary Arts Class Heating Up”

FBLA State President Sophia Danziger Rings Closing Bell at New York Stock Exchange

Photo courtesy of Alyssa Ringler Photography: FLBA officers ring closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. 

On Friday, January 13th, FBLA State President and National Eastern Regional Vice President Sophia Danziger ’17 rang the closing bell for the New York Stock Exchange. This was a huge honor for not only Danziger, but for the entire FBLA organization. Continue reading “FBLA State President Sophia Danziger Rings Closing Bell at New York Stock Exchange”

Tips for Tackling Midterms

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are over, and now we have to face the rapidly approaching midterms. Ask yourself:  Are you stressed out? Last year did you find yourself struggling last minute, cramming for the test the night before? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you might want to read the following tips. Hopefully they will lead you to success…   Continue reading “Tips for Tackling Midterms”