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 [….]

Laker Pride?

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It shouldn’t be embarrassing to be caught wearing pajamas to school on Pajama Day. But when nobody else dresses up, it most definitely is. In recent years, Mountain Lakes High School has seen student participation plunge significantly for certain events. In addition to a Spirit Week that demonstrates very little spirit, few students dress up [….]

Deck the Hallways: Mountain Lakes Holiday Traditions

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(Disclaimer: I LOVE CHRISTMAS SO MUCH, but I don’t technically celebrate it…CHRISTMAS IS A STATE OF MIND SO IT DOESN’T MATTER! If you were expecting this article to casually review the upcoming holidays, YOU WERE WRONG: SO LET’S BEGIN WITH THE FESTIVITIES!) Welcome to the article I have been most excited to write for The Mountaineer. I [….]

Mr. Petrucelli: International Man of Mystery

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Mr. Petrucelli has made an impression on the Mountain Lakes community since his arrival at our high school. What lies beyond his career as a math teacher? How has his extensive running not managed to kill him? Is it true that he might be taking a leave of absence? We recently sat down with this [….]

Behind the Scenes with Emily Hsiang & Donovan Menard

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For most high school kids, the mention of “Pride & Prejudice” induces horrifying war flashbacks to other four hundred-page reading assignments in our English classes. Forget this, we’d rather spend our time on Friends, New Girl, Jane the Virgin…you know, coming-of-age, rom-coms with sarcastic, relatable protagonists? Oh wait–that is the story of Pride & Prejudice. [….]

Events Prompt Rise in Student Engagement

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Student activism is nothing new in American history. While it is hallmarked by the anti-Vietnam War protests of the 1960s, recent years have proved it is anything but extinct. While some events, like the Women’s March, are international affairs, others have popped up in our own Mountain Lakes. Historically, the Mountain Lakes High School student [….]

Block Talk: Changing MLHS’ Schedule

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The future of MLHS is in our sights with brand-new block scheduling in our midst. Many students are feeling quite ambivalent about the upcoming changes that will soon grace our school. Some say that block scheduling will ultimately bring misery upon the student body and drive classroom interest into the ground. Others hold a slightly [….]

Two Green Thumbs Up for Eco-Weekend

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Earth Day is a global holiday dedicated to raising awareness and demonstrating support for environmental protection. Show off your green thumb and love for nature this Earth Day by participating in Mountain Lakes’ annual Eco-Weekend. On Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, head on over to the Department of Public Works yard to dispose [….]