Unspeakable? The “N Word” at MLHS

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Think that the “N word” is only racist is certain contexts? Try looking it up on Google Images. (No, we won’t be hyperlinking it to make your life easier.) What if the word ends in “a” instead of “er”? Go ahead and give that a whirl. Any better? (Spoiler alert: not so much.) There is [….]

Valentine’s Day Confessions

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Back in our day, Valentine’s Day meant little boxes of Harry Potter or Winnie the Pooh-themed cards with matching stickers from Hallmark. Or handmade, doily-looking, cut-out hearts, still drenched in Elmer’s glue. Now, you KIDS are all about the INTERNET…so we decided to get hip and save a tree or two by posting your Valentines [….]

Mind Over Matter: Putting Mental Health First

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Disclaimer: this article talks about mental health and discusses a student’s particular experience with depression and bipolar disorder. We ask for your sensitivity and kindness. If at any time you need any help, we encourage you to contact the hotline numbers at the end of the article. So Much Stress! High school is stressful. Everyone [….]

Science Olympiad

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If you are in Mr. Szot’s or Mr. Gilgur’s classes or you listen to the announcements, you’ve definitely heard that our school’s Science Olympiad team won three second place medals at their tournament about a month ago! Naturally, some of the upperclassmen are now wondering… ‘Hmmm maybe I should start listening to the announcements more, [….]

Bat Crazy for Bat Houses

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Although often misrepresented, bats are the fascinating creatures responsible for mosquito-free summer nights and the pollination of plants from mangos to cocoa. Unfortunately, bat populations have been in steep decline over the past several years due to a fast-spreading and highly deadly virus that inhibits the bat’s ability to hibernate properly during the winter. White [….]

The BOE & ML Housing Market

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The January Board Meeting Madison Orlofski (’19) The MLHS Media Center was absolutely packed on January 3rd, as the new BOE members were sworn in. Taking place within the first 15 minutes of the meeting, the swearing-in was the highlight of the night, as a large number of attendees left immediately afterwards. Even so, the [….]

Pressure & Procrastination: Succeeding in School

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Do Straight A’s Define Success? Maimoonah Shafqat (’20) Get straight A’s, get involved, go to a top school, be successful.  To the average Mountain Lakes student, the message is clear. Whether it comes from parents, teachers, coaches, or (most often) other students, there is the idea that to “succeed,” one must get perfect grades and an [….]

Open Government or Closed Borders?

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In the days leading up to December 22, 2018, President Donald Trump requested $5.7 billion for a border wall from the newly elected House of Representatives. The House, of which the democratic party had recently gained control, refused. The result was a brutal stalemate that lasted a total of 35 days, the longest government shutdown [….]

Hispanic Film Festival

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PRESENTING…  MLHS’s first ever Hispanic Film Festival on April 9-13! It is FREE and open to the public. The festival is sponsored by Pragda, an organization bringing Hispanic films to high schools, small colleges, and large universities nationwide. Our five-day festival will be featuring Empty Classroom, The Country of Fear, Spider Thieves, The Return, and [….]