MHS Club Feature: Common Hope

Common Hope is a new club that was started this year by co-presidents Millie Bohn, Sophie Showers and Abby Troy. The club is very personal to Millie and the Bohn family as her grandparents were extremely involved in the organization for many years and with the recent passing of her grandparents, she felt that bringing this organization to Mamaroneck High School would be a great way to honor their legacy.

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Saban and Belichick: The Gold Standard of Coaching Success

After watching Nick Saban lead the Alabama Crimson Tide to their fifth national championship in nine years, one begins to think  about the dominant coaches in sports and the opportunity all of us have to witness their greatness. When one thinks of dominant coaches, two names immediately come to mind: Nick Saban and Bill Belichick. In fact, no one else can even be considered in the same context. One thing that these two extremely talented coaches have in common is that they both have built systems that have made them extremely successful. They have created a culture of winning through preparation. Continue reading “Saban and Belichick: The Gold Standard of Coaching Success”

Champions League to Return in Europe

The iconic ring of the Champions League theme song is soon to return, with the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, aka the knockout stage, soon to begin. The League is a Europe-wide tournament, in which the best soccer teams from each European nation compete for the Champions League title. This is considered to be the greatest accomplishment in club soccer, and it is widely coveted by all who compete. Continue reading “Champions League to Return in Europe”

2018 Squash Club Provides Unique Opportunity for MHS Students

Between the many clubs and athletic teams at Mamaroneck High School, all students have the option to participate in many different activities in their free time. Although there are options for everyone, students may be less likely to step out of their comfort zone and try something new.  One of these clubs is the Mamaroneck Squash Club, which was formed during the 2014-15 school year by Luc Gowda, who recruited a few friends to start the club with him, and is gaining popularity.  Squash is an indoor racquet sport played on a court enclosed by four walls in which players must hit the ball onto a playable surface (one of the walls).  The club is currently led by four MHS seniors, Henry Brody, Marc Gowda, Max Vicinelli and Noelle Wheeler, and meets twice a week at Westchester Squash, a local squash facility.  During their meetings, club members play matches against each other in order to move up the ladder, and they also play a version of king of the court, known as three quarter court, in which everyone can participate.  The club is open to any student who wants to join, regardless of their skill level, and can be as competitive as people want it to be. Continue reading “2018 Squash Club Provides Unique Opportunity for MHS Students”

Varsity Ski Team on an Upward Slope

The ski season approaches, which means another year of Mamaroneck Tigers Skiing. After a third place finish last season, the Mamaroneck girls’ ski team is trying to make up for the loss of Ellie Lundberg (‘18). So far, they have been doing that well. Going into this ski season, the Mamaroneck Ski Team had high hopes, and are succeeding in their endeavours. Both the girl’s and boy’s ski teams are 4-0, and having a wonderful 2017-18 campaign. Continue reading “Varsity Ski Team on an Upward Slope”

Carmen and Emma Cowles Win World Sailing Championship

On December 13th 2017, Mamaroneck’s very own Cowles sisters dominated the I-420 division of the World Sailing Youth Championships held in China. The competition hosted 380 sailors from 62 different countries all divided into nine different events. Emma and Carmen Cowles (‘19) was the only female team that represented the United States in the I-420 division. The competition, one of the most important event of the year, is considered by many, to be the youth olympics of sailing. Not only did the twins get the gold, but they beat the second place team from France by an astonishing 26 points. From the beginning of the week-long regatta, Emma and Carmen crushed all other competition. Continue reading “Carmen and Emma Cowles Win World Sailing Championship”

Larchmont Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Love Bella was a local favorite on Palmer Avenue for many years  that mothers of Larchmont enjoyed for its chic clothing, jewelry, bags, and accessories. It was tragically burnt down in the fire on Palmer Avenue in Larchmont in November of 2016 and the space was destroyed. But it is back, and for a limited time only! Owner Ellie Zieminski has opened a holiday pop up shop that will be open until January 6. The store highlights accessories and jewelry, and also features a large selection of sweaters, scarves and other clothing. The shop’s location is 148 Larchmont Avenue and will be open from 10 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Continue reading “Larchmont Holiday Pop-Up Shop”

A Year to Remember?

At this time last year, it seemed like things could not get any worse.  The internet was flooded with anti-2016 images, depicting the horrors of the year and how badly people wished for the arrival of January 1, 2017, signifying when “hell year” would finally be over.  It’s about a year later, and here we are again, seeing the same sort of hypochondriacal national philosophy.  And they aren’t wrong.  North Korea threatens destruction in Asia.  Hurricane after hurricane has battered the United States and the Caribbean: first taking Texas, then Florida, then Puerto Rico, leaving behind streets that resemble swimming pools and an entire island in perpetual darkness. Serial killers roam Florida.  11 adults and 12 children were killed in Manchester after a bomb went off at an Ariana Grande concert.  Innocent concert goers were targeted again in October in Las Vegas, when a  gunman killed 59 people.  The list of men that have committed sexual assault is a mile long, chock full of household names that the world has watched on screen for many years.  While the long list of 2017 horrors is stocked with events that contribute to the collective idea that the world is coming to an end, the scariest part is that the perceived steady decline of the world is starting to feel normal.  That philosophy could be the nail in the world’s coffin. Continue reading “A Year to Remember?”

A New Year, A New Resolution

It’s that time of year again. No, not the holiday season. I’m talking about the time of year when we make a list of resolutions for ourselves that we never seem to fulfill. We go into the New Year with our heads held high and our goals in sight. Somehow, these resolutions never seem to stick. So, why is that?

Whether you began this New Year with a resolution of going to the gym every day, going to bed before 11, or getting all of your work done before dinner, chances are you didn’t follow through with it. Maybe you were able to attain your goal for about a week, but by the time December comes around, you find yourself wondering what ever happened to that “ plan” you seemed to have. Continue reading “A New Year, A New Resolution”

Christmas Consumerism

Marketing in America is more aggressive than ever, and it’s especially clear during the highly anticipated holiday season. Big brands relentlessly advertise holiday deals and sales, targeting masses of anxious holiday shoppers. The streets of SoHo are swamped with people hunting for the perfect gift. It’s hard not to fall prey to advertising—the flashy signs and persistent emails—but this holiday season, I urge you not to. Contributing to the overconsumption that big brands promote makes you a part of the industries that praise consumerism, and deplete our resources. Continue reading “Christmas Consumerism”

Free Meek Mill

On Monday, November 13th, hundreds of protesters gathered outside Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center to protest the recent ruling against Meek Mill, real name Robert Williams. They held up signs displaying the protest slogan, “#FreeMeek”, and chanted the lyrics to Dreams and Nightmares, the Philly native’s most popular song. Despite support from Jay-Z, the Philadelphia 76ers, and millions of fans across the world, Meek Mill remains behind bars. Continue reading “Free Meek Mill”

A Conservational Paradox

Just weeks ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced their intention to reverse the Obama Administration’s 2014 ban on the importation of sport-hunted trophies of elephants from Zimbabwe and Zambia. The “trophy of an elephant” refers to the head or tusk of a killed elephant. The Trump administration received immediate backlash from both sides of the political spectrum, and social media exploded with celebrities and commentators from across the political spectrum, such as Ellen DeGeneres, posting in support of the ban. One day later, on November 17, President Trump announced on Twitter that he was putting the decision to remove the ban on “hold until such time as I review all conservation facts.” To date, no final decision has been issued.

This ban was enacted in order to try and save the endangered species, African elephants, from extinction. According to National Geographic, their numbers have fallen from as many as ten million one hundred years ago to as few as 400 today. This a species on the verge of extinction. Continue reading “A Conservational Paradox”

The Globe Presents: Top 5 Albums of 2017

  1. Saturation I/II– Brockhampton

It’s hard to think of any artist that had a better calendar year than Brockhampton did in 2017. The boy band, composed of six vocalists and 8 background members from south central LA, sent shock waves throughout the popular music scene by releasing ⅔ of their Saturation trilogy,  with the third coming on December 15th. The first two installments of the Saturation trilogy are genre bending and fantastically enjoyable to listen to. From Kevin Abstract’s infectious hooks on songs like Gold, Boys, and Gummy, to Merlyn Wood’s ecstatic verses on Sweet and Bump, to Joba’s angelic vocals on Tokyo and Face, the albums are nothing like this world has seen in a long time. Continue reading “The Globe Presents: Top 5 Albums of 2017”

Top Movies of the Year

“Blade Runner 2049”

It is always difficult to make a sequel, especially when the film is considered the greatest science fiction film ever made. As a fan of the original, I was initially worried about an attempt to recreate the greatness of the original, but director Denis Villeneuve succeeded. With the original’s distinctive style in mind, “2049” crafts a fully realized world for a new story to take place. While it has many connections and ties to the story and characters of the original 1982 film, the sequel could easily be viewed without any knowledge of the first one. If you are prepared for a long, slow and dense movie, you will not be disappointed by “Blade Runner 2049.” Continue reading “Top Movies of the Year”

Movies and Music For the Holiday Season

Starting the day after Halloween, when shops and stores magically become covered in fake snow and holiday decorations, the holiday season acts as a massive cultural phenomenon here in the United States. Thousands of different holiday movies and music albums can be found on a plethora of television channels, radio stations, and streaming services, and can be purchased in hundreds of stores and online. The difficult part about finding any sort of holiday-themed content to enjoy is not finding and accessing the content itself, but deciding what to listen to/watch/read. To help you make the best of the holidays this year (without having to spend hours flipping channels or scrolling through Spotify), here are a few music and movie recommendations for the 2017 holiday season.

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Greek Life’s Place on College Campuses

Greek life at universities is supposed to be a medium in which a group of like-minded individuals can socialize. Fraternities and Sororities are institutions that, at their cores, are harmless. Over the past few years, they have morphed into a multi-faceted problem in which the victim are the people that belong to the organization and those who aren’t. Recently, the University of Michigan suspended all Greek Life to try to control the rampant sexual assault, drug and alcohol induced deaths. The majority of sororities have changed their policies and stayed out of the news headlines for now. On the other hand, fraternities have come under extreme fire. Michigan isn’t the only school that has made the decision to shut down these frats. Florida State shut down all Greek Life after the death of Andrew Coffey, a freshman pledge to Pi Kappa Phi. Penn State and Texas Tech have had similar problems. There is no denying the issue with fraternities right now. Incidents like this have occurred all across the nation, and the time for reform is now. Continue reading “Greek Life’s Place on College Campuses”

Featured Athletes: Harrison Fried and Ali James

As the winter sports season starts at Mamaroneck High School, the Boys’ Hockey and Girls’ Basketball seasons start. It is an exciting time for both of these teams. They both have big expectations for this upcoming season and they think that they can meet and exceed them. We talked to two players that are important for these teams: Harrison Fried and Ali James. They both have great talent and hope to lead their teams to great things this season.
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On Thursday, November 30th, 15 MHS Model Congress students left for Yale University to compete at the 24th annual Yale Model Congress Conference. Over the next few days, students debated topics from cyber security to nuclear weapon protocols. There were over 700 students in attendance, from 34 schools across the nation. One of the club’s presidents, Jordan Steinberg ‘18, said, “It’s a great place for discussion with people coming from all over the country and all types of schools.” The conference was a great way for students to debate important political issues and express their opinions.   Continue reading “MAMARONECK HIGH SCHOOL MODEL CONGRESS DOMINATES AT YALE CONFERENCE”