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Despite Asian Tensions, Obama Travels East

Despite Asian Tensions, Obama Travels East

Photo by Bullit Marquez Sophia Duke-Mosier '15 From April 22 through 29, 2014, President Obama made his fifth official diplomatic trip to Asia, visiting Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. The trip included three state dinners and two speeches to American troops abroad. One of the primary goals of the highly anticipated trip [...]

Famed Author Garcia Marquez Dies

Famed Author Garcia Marquez Dies

Photo by Miguel Tovar Katie Tsang '15 The world mourned the death of Nobel Prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died on April 17 at the age of 87 of pneumonia. He was a source of pride for Latin America and he masterfully worked the Spanish language into great works, addressing serious issues in a realistic manner while still [...]

Washington Landslide Devastates Small Town

Washington Landslide Devastates Small Town

Photo by Elaine Thompson Emma DiGiovanni '17 On Saturday, March 22, a landslide in Washington devastated Oso, a small town approximately one hour from Seattle. The first notice of the landslide was a 911 call at 10:45 in the morning and as of press time, rescuers are still desperately searching for those reported missing. According to the [...]

Boston Marathon: Anniversary, Records, and Hoax?

Boston Marathon: Anniversary, Records, and Hoax?

Photo by David Butler II Samantha Ratakonda '15 On April 21, 2014, around thirty six thousand runners as well as an estimated one million spectators attended the annual Boston Marathon. This year, American pride and nationalism sprung anew as massive groups of people collaborated to make this year’s event a bigger and more memorable one. [...]

Unrest Continues in Venezuela

Unrest Continues in Venezuela

Photo by Juan Baretto Paul Lachman '15 For months, violent protests have been spreading like wildfire in the South American nation of Venezuela. But who are these protestors, and what do they want? In February of this year, students in the west of the country criticized the lack of security forces and the resulting rampant crime. [...]

Mother Drives Children into Ocean

Sophia Duke-Mosier ’15 On March 4, 2014, South Carolina native and pregnant mother, Ebony Wilkerson, 32, drove her minivan containing her three children into the ocean in Daytona, Florida in a suicide-triple murder attempt. All three children, two girls ages 3 and 10 and one boy age 9, were fortunately rescued by nearby lifeguards and [...]

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 [...]

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