• About Emma Ceplinskas

    Emma Ceplinskas, now a senior at Malden High School, is starting this year as one of the Editors and Chief of Online for the Blue and Gold newspaper. She described journalism class as “unrestricted” based on the freedom that comes with a student run paper. Ceplinskas is also excited about this year due to being an editor gaining “more control over what goes on the website.” She finds herself interested in chemistry and writing, but is unsure of what she wants to study after high school because “you never know where you are going to end up based on the opportunities that come,” Ceplinskas stated.

    Maria Sharapova Gets Served

    by  • March 10, 2016 • Homepage • 0 Comments

    After testing positive for meldonium, tennis sensation Maria Sharapova has been suspended from playing until the case has been reviewed. Following her suspension, her major sponsors, including Nike, Porsche, TAG Heuer, and Evian water have also cut ties with Sharapova.  Meldonium, a cardiac drug, was just recently added to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) banned drug list...

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    The Roman Catholic Church: Contracepted

    by  • February 4, 2016 • From the Editor, International, South American News • 0 Comments

    The Catholic church outlaws contraception as it believes that forms of birth control are associated with promiscuity and adultery. But with the rise of Zika virus,a mosquito-borne virus which is most prominent in Latin American countries, causes symptoms including fever, rash, and joint pain. But the virus is more threatening to pregnant women as there is growing evidence “that Zika...

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    GE is Welcomed to Boston

    by  • January 14, 2016 • From the Editor, Homepage • 0 Comments

    Come 2018, General Electric Co. will be fully established at its new home in the Seaport District of Boston. Originally located in Fairfield, Connecticut since 1974, GE decided to make the move to Boston “after being offered a massive package of tax breaks and incentives.” The company had been looking to move locations for...

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    We Regret to Inform you that the Affirmative Action Plan is Again on Trial

    by  • December 10, 2015 • Homepage • 0 Comments

    As the college admissions season continues to linger on, schools may have to rethink their process for admitting students as the affirmative action program has been called into question yet again by the Supreme Court. Affirmative action policies in terms of college admissions are “policies that provide equal access to education for those groups that...

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    Black Friday: The Real Cost

    by  • November 19, 2015 • From the Editor, Homepage • 0 Comments

    When I think of Thanksgiving, ideas of family, food, and memories come to mind. But this holiday is often overshadowed by the biggest shopping day of the year; Black Friday. People become more concerned with the sales offered by stores on Black Friday rather than the holiday that receives national recognition for time off from school and...

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    Cell Phones: A Growing Addiction

    by  • November 12, 2015 • From the Editor, Homepage • 0 Comments

    Cell phones have transformed from a means of communication to a consequential form of distraction that have shown to negatively impact students’ academics. People are addicted to their phones, the youth in society in particular. Studies have shown that cell phones have “been linked to lower quality of sleep and lower GPA” (Kamenetz) for...

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    From the Editor: The Gene Drive

    by  • November 5, 2015 • From the Editor, Homepage • 0 Comments

    Altering genetics is a controversial topic as questions about the ethics of modifying genes often arise. But scientists continue to propel forward in genetic engineering and have made progress concerning this touchy topic. At the University of California, graduate student Valentino Gantz “found a way to get brown fruit flies to produce blond-looking offspring...

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