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Centennial Celebrations Continue

Centennial Celebrations Continue

Maddy DiGiovanni '13 Halfway through the year, Centennial celebrations are in full swing. “So far, we’ve found out and learned a lot of things, and we hope to continue to use this beyond this year,” says Mountain Lakes School District Liaison Frank Sanchez. This fall, the Mountain Lakes Educational Committee will organize an [...]

Second Annual Composer Skype Conference

Second Annual Composer Skype Conference

Gina Tomarchio '13 Thanks to the power of Skype, a musical composer and dozens of performers were able to bridge an 800-mile gap and be in one room at the same time. Photo Courtesy of Mr. Douglas J. Merritt On Wednesday, May 11, the MLHS Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band participated in the second annual Composer Skype Conference. Both bands [...]

Seeing the Light at MLHS

Seeing the Light at MLHS

Hamza Shad '13 Our school has been a fortunate beneficiary of an amazing project aimed at generating clean solar energy. In the latter-half of last year, a fully-functioning system of solar panels was installed on our roof. The Morris County Improvement Authority (MCIA), under the direction of the county government, funded solar panels in not [...]

New Record: 94 Pints

Brit Felsen-Parsons '12 The annual Blood Drive was a great success this year! With a total of 94 pints of blood collected, Mountain Lakes High School has topped its highest score ever by over fifty percent.  The blood donated will be used in much-needed transfusions for victims of severe blood loss. According to America’s Blood Centers, a [...]

Earthquake Shakes Japan

Earthquake Shakes Japan

Travis Shingledecker '13 On March 11, at 2:46 p.m. in Tokyo time, the largest earthquake ever recorded in Japan of an 8.9-magnitude devastated the nation, which was followed by walls of water because of the consequential tsunami. In one of the most recent reports, the police have stated that the earthquake and tsunami caused a death toll of [...]

Read Across America Service Project Inspires Seniors and First Graders Alike

Rebecca Hadjiloucas '11 Earlier in March, an assembly of senior students from the National Honor Society and Mrs. Preston’s health class traveled to Wildwood Elementary School to promote NEA’s Read Across America. In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, seniors read their favorite childhood books to groups of first graders. Afterwards, [...]

A New Egypt?

A New Egypt?

Rebecca Hadjiloucas '11 With a revolutionary swing, Egyptians protested the despotic 30 year rule of Hosni Mubarak, spurring his resignation. Who will replace Mubarak is still unknown- but with any successful  popular uprising, Egypt must decide its political destiny. As the euphoria of rebellion slowly dissipates, Egypt must face its own [...]

Haiti Quake Anniversary

Haiti Quake Anniversary

Maddy DiGiovanni '13 January 12th marked the one-year anniversary of the 7.0-magnitude Haitian earthquake. A year ago, after more than fifty powerful aftershocks, an estimated three hundred thousand Haitians dead, and over a million left homeless and hopeless, Haiti was utterly devastated. In July, a CNN reporter discovered that Haiti “look [...]

Snow Wreaks Havoc on NYC

Snow Wreaks Havoc on NYC

Meghan Kasel '11 This winter has been one of the snowiest the Northeast has seen in a long time. New York City, usually safe from the paths of storms, has seen 56.1 inches already this win­ter, and with each snowfall, problems for the city’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and the city’s Sanitation Department have piled up. The first in a [...]

Arizona Shooting Shakes Country

Arizona Shooting Shakes Country

Brit Felsen-Parsons '12 In the midst of a caustic period in American politics, tragedy has struck on the national stage. On January 8, 2011, during an open meeting that U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords was holding with mem­bers of her constituency in a supermarket parking lot near Tucson, Arizona, a 22-year old gunman drew a pistol and [...]

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