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    OPINION: The SAT Cheated Us!

    by  • April 1, 2014 • Homepage, Opinion • 0 Comments

    By ANDREW COGLIANO Since their start in 1933, the SATs have become one of the most important exams for college bound high school students. The tests included a wide vocabulary, a very important essay, and the infamous penalty for wrong answers. But now, the college board, in all its wisdom, has decided to remake...

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    Sochi Olympics 2014

    by  • February 27, 2014 • Opinion, Sports • 0 Comments

    By JONATHAN DECICCO With the built up anticipation of over four years of waiting, the winter Olympics have already come and gone.  The end was signified by an intriguing closing ceremony held by the host country, Russia, on February 23, 2014. This international spectacle drew the worlds greatest athletes to compete in Sochi for...

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    Editorial: Snowstorm(s) of the ages

    by  • March 5, 2015 • Editorial, Homepage • 0 Comments

    It was hard to enjoy the numerous snow days since our plans to provide an earlier February issue were obliterated. Our newer plans were pointless after about ten seconds of making them as more storms came around. Through compromise and schedule conflicts, a February Sports Edition was born. The snow may have ruined our...

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    Oh, The Places You Can Go!

    by  • December 12, 2014 • Editorial, Entertainment, Opinion • 0 Comments

    After submitting applications to colleges in Illinois, Maryland, and Vermont, the realizations began to set in and the questions began to erupt. How often can I visit home? Will I regret going so far away? How badly will I miss being in Massachusetts? I have not thoroughly thought about how difficult it may be...

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    To Vote or Not To Vote? That is Not The Question

    by  • November 18, 2014 • Editorial, Homepage, Opinion • 0 Comments

    Nov. 4, 2014. Midterm elections. Results: Republicans take control of both houses of Congress, with a majority of 53 in the senate and 243 (out of 435) in the House of Representatives; Massachusetts elects Republican Charlie Baker as governor; our districts’ elected state representatives are senator-elect Jason Lewis and representative-elect Steven Ultrino; Ballot questions...

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    What Are We Preparing For?

    by  • November 18, 2014 • Editorial, Opinion • 0 Comments

    Fear has a nasty ability to cloud our judgment. What happens to students who are afraid of failing? Certain students perform well because they are under copious amounts of stress, not because they have a burning desire to acquire knowledge and grow intellectually. All of our lives, we pursue acceptable grades to the best...

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    OPINION: The War On Truancy – Accommodation or Violation?

    by  • February 13, 2014 • Health Opinions, Homepage, Local Opinions, Opinion • 0 Comments

    Above: Students with the words “Failure Due To Attendance” across their foreheads. From left to right: Blue and Gold Staff Members Andrew Cogliano, sophomore, and Grace Stathos, junior; sophomore Ricky Cordero; Blue and Gold Staff Member Nicholas Bramante, sophomore. Photo by Jessica DePaula. Background photo of prison bars by user Andrew Bardwell on Wikimedia...

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    EDITORIAL: The Infiltration of Networking

    by  • February 13, 2014 • Editorial, Homepage, Opinion • 0 Comments

    By VICKI NGAN Smart phones—iPhones, Blackberries, LGs, Samsungs—have increasingly become a dominant part of our lives. However, their benefits do not overshadow their detriments. Along with many others the cell phone varieties, they are causing many changes to today’s society. Not texting while one is driving should just be common sense. However, many people...

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    I Wanna Rock!

    by  • April 6, 2015 • Editorial, Homepage, Opinion • 0 Comments

    Ah, Rock’N’Roll, a nutritious part of any complete teenage angst. 10 grams of rebellion, 30 grams of energy, 20 grams of loud. May contain: Challenges to societal norms, strong language, ripped jeans, and soy products. Okay, I am not usually one to beat the dead metaphor horse, but rock culture is an essential vitamin...

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    Budget Cuts: “When [Money’s] Gone, Where Does It Go?”

    by  • April 28, 2014 • Local, Local Opinions, Opinion, Political Opinions • 0 Comments

    By SUMYA MOHIUDDIN The reasons as to why Malden is experiencing a $2.5 million budget cut are concerning; many students and teachers have been left questioning the state of Malden High School’s various programs in the upcoming school year. The chances that the art department could disappear, or that thirty of our favorite teachers...

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