• About Nick Bramante

    Nicholas Bramante is a sixteen-year-old junior at Malden High School and Head of Opinion and Editorial Section, and World News for the Blue and Gold. His hobbies include creative writing, specifically in the genre of fiction with realistic, sci-fi and apocalyptic themes, and he also enjoys reading comic books. Bramante is very fond of the storylines and art they offer, though his absolute favorite comic would be The Dark Knight Returns series by Frank Miller. His talent, according to many people, is motivational speaking — yet his ideas for a career is directed majoring in Environmental Science or Biology. But if all does not go into plan, his next intentions would be going into journalism.


    Worth Every Ounce

    by  • June 6, 2016 • Homepage, Opinion • 0 Comments

    Like most who are able to complete the rigorous four years required of them from high school, my rapidly approaching graduation did not come without struggle. All manner of problems from social to academic and extracurricular have tried their best (and at times succeeded) to derail my life until I came crashing down in...

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    Review: The Witch

    by  • March 17, 2016 • Entertainment, Movie Reviews • 0 Comments

    The Witch is the first blockbuster release to come from writer and director Robert Eggers. Taking place in 1630s New England, The Witch follows a family that finds themselves isolated within the North American frontier, building a home in a clearing in the woods. The title of the movie speaks for itself, as the...

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    Social Democracy: Socially Acceptable?

    by  • January 27, 2016 • 2016 Presidential Election, From the Editor • 0 Comments

    In the recent months of this year’s presidential election, much fire has been tossed back and forth between candidates. While much controversy has risen around almost every candidate, I’ve noticed much dissatisfaction with candidate Bernie Sander’s social democratic plan for the United States. While some completely misunderstand the meaning of the phrase confusing it...

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    Star Wars the Force Awakens

    by  • January 26, 2016 • Entertainment, Homepage • 0 Comments

    In the not too distant past, in the same exact galaxy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens took both the country, and the world, by intergalactic storm. Releasing on December 18, 2015, The Force Awakens quickly shattered many box office records even before the movie itself had actually released. Post release? It’s become the biggest...

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    First Isn’t the Worst (But Second, Third, and Fourth Aren’t Bad Either)

    by  • December 17, 2015 • Editorial • 0 Comments

    As college application deadlines draw ever closer and seniors all around Malden High School begin the most intense session of cramming that their educational careers have ever seen, I’ve noticed a particularly troubling social trend amongst my peers; the stress and anxiety surrounding being the “best.” Alright I’m no star student myself, but I...

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    Pulling Our “Trump” Card: How One of 2016’s Presidential Candidates Revealed that America’s Liberties May be a Fleeting Idea

    by  • December 9, 2015 • Editorial, Opinion • 0 Comments

    Unless you’ve been living under the largest and deepest rock in recorded geological history, there’s a good chance you’ve been subjected to the numerous reports and countless headlines dominated by the one and only, Donald Trump. Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no denying in that his rise from political joke to...

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    From the Editor: Violence Breeds Violence

    by  • November 18, 2015 • From the Editor • 0 Comments

    `In light of recent events regarding the ISIL attacks across France, it’s come to my attention that there’s been a serious wave of xenophobia sweeping the country. Cries of impending attacks in the U.S and how “they” are already inside the borders and all around us. Unfortunately, it’s now difficult to decide whether the...

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    Editorial: Is it the End for Bacon?

    by  • November 9, 2015 • Editorial • 0 Comments

    In recent days, there has been yet another discovery that everything we do and everything we eat in America somehow causes cancer. The most recent victim of media-induced cancer hysteria? Bacon. Or more specifically, red and processed meats. The IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer)  has published findings listing delicious red meat as...

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