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Flashpoint: Kiev

Flashpoint: Kiev

                      (Supinsky, Sergei, and Kilmlic, Bulent. Kiev: Before and After. 2014. Kiev, Ukraine.Metro. Web. 12 Mar. 2014.) Cameron Wangness-'17 Kiev, Ukraine- With the bloody clash between protesters and Ukrainian police more than two weeks [...]

Think Pink, Come See the MLHS Spring Musical!

Think Pink, Come See the MLHS Spring Musical!

Natalie Kane ’14 The snow may not be melting any time soon, but believe it or not it’s already time for the MLHS spring musical. Following the success of last year’s musical The Drowsy Chaperone and this year’s fall play Distracted, Rising Star Award-winning director John Giresi is staging another contemporary show, but this one is [...]

MLHS Choir Takes on Germany and Czech Republic

MLHS Choir Takes on Germany and Czech Republic

Samantha Ratakonda’15 On the afternoon, Friday February 21st, while most of the MLHS community was enjoying their snow day drinking hot chocolate and wrapping themselves in blankets, a group of fellow MLHS students and staff embarked on a seven hour flight to Frankfurt, Germany later followed by a one and half hour trip to [...]

The Loss of Hoffman

The Loss of Hoffman

Katie Tsang ‘15                     (http://www.bluerepublican.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/chris-christie-bridge.jpg)   On February 2, 2014, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead on his apartment floor with a needle in his arm and eight empty heroin bags next to him. He was pronounced dead of a drug [...]

Nelson Mandela: Beacon of Hope

Phoebe Duke-Mosier ’15 International icon, peace activist, and former South African president Nelson Mandela died on December 5 at the age of 95. Mr. Mandela was best known for his anti-apartheid activities with the African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party. Dedicated to civil rights activism from his youth, [...]

China’s One-Child Policy is Now Two-Child Policy

China’s One-Child Policy is Now Two-Child Policy

Photo credit dailystormer.com Sophia Duke-Mosier '15 On November 15, 2013, China announced its plans to relax its controversial one-child policy, which prohibited most urban families from having more than one child unless special circumstances arose. This one-child policy, officially known as the family planning policy, was implemented in 1979 [...]

R.I.P. 5 Pointz, Heart of Urban Art

R.I.P. 5 Pointz, Heart of Urban Art

Joy Liu '14 The street art community is currently up in arms concerning the imminent demolition of 5 Pointz, the world’s most prominent “graffiti mecca.”  Located in Queens, New York, 5 Pointz is a building complex that was decorated with graffiti works from artists all around the world, making the area the literal culmination of years [...]

Meningitis Strikes Close to Home

Meningitis Strikes Close to Home

Samantha Ratakonda '15 In mid November, a meningitis epidemic spread among Princeton University students. Eight students are currently reported to harbor the disease, with numbers expected to gradually rise. A similar outbreak took place along the West Coast where three students were affected by meningitis at the College of Santa [...]

Government Shutdown Ends after 16 Days

Government Shutdown Ends after 16 Days

Catherine Tsang ‘15 On Monday, September 30, the last day of the fiscal year, Congress failed to pass a spending bill, and the government went into a shutdown. The shutdown didn’t immediately affect most citizens. The Post Office was still running, and Social Security and military paychecks were still flowing. There may have been some [...]

Cory Booker Wins Senate Race

Cory Booker Wins Senate Race

Phoebe Duke-Mosier '15 Senator-Elect Cory Booker (photo credit abcnews.go.com)On October 16th, Democratic nominee Cory Booker defeated Republican nominee Steve Lonegan to become senator-elect in a special primary election. According to Politico, Mr. Booker received 54.8% of approximately 1.3 million votes cast, while Mr. Lonegan received [...]

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