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Exploring Mendham’s World Language Week

Exploring Mendham’s World Language Week

Jordan Larrabee, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Culture, School News

This year’s World Language spirit week took place from April first to fifth and included the cultures of Italian, represented in white on Monday, followed by the Chinese in red, French in blue, Portuguese in green, and finally yellow on Friday for Spanish. Students were encouraged to coordinate their ...

“Wellness Wednesday”

“Wellness Wednesday”

Mercedes Lombardo, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Culture, School News, Student Resources

Students deserve to have a day where they can unwind because that might be the only time in the week that they can take time to relax and not think about schoolwork for an hour.

The American School System Has A Lot To Learn

The American School System Has A Lot To Learn

Lindsey Ingrey

March 21, 2019


Filed under Culture

It used to be that having straight-A’s was an exceptional achievement, but today, an A-average is touted as the norm. A 2016 College Board report found that since 1998, the number of SAT-takers with an A average has risen from 39 percent to 47 percent, though the average scores themselves have declined...

The 61st GRAMMY Awards: An Inch Closer to Progress?

The 61st GRAMMY Awards: An Inch Closer to Progress?

Kate Guthrie, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


Filed under Culture

      As host Alicia Keys introduced the 61st Grammy Awards alongside Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and Jada Pinkett Smith, an overlapping theme emerged- music no matter the genre, no matter the artist, within a divided nation- unites us all. The former first lady noted that “Music ...

Academy Award Winning Short Documentary Sheds Light on India’s Menstruation Shame

Academy Award Winning Short Documentary Sheds Light on India’s Menstruation Shame

Kate Guthrie, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


Filed under Culture, Global and Domestic News

       Period. End of Sentence. directed by Rayka Zehtabchi and produced by Melissa Berton won the 91st Academy Award for “Best Short Documentary.” The documentary showcases a group of women in Hapur, India fighting to end the stigma surrounding menstruation. Directed and produced by two talented femal...

Playlist of the Month: March

Madeline Girardin and Mercedes Lombardo

March 11, 2019


Filed under Culture

March is the month to empower women and show them respect. There are many inspiring and wonderful women throughout history, and maybe one day you can become one of those women that we should learn about. If you are a woman, hope you can feel inspired and empowered by any of these 10 songs! (If you are ...

Artist Of The Week: Kathryn Vaillancourt, Artist

Artist Of The Week: Kathryn Vaillancourt, Artist

Madeline Girardin and Mercedes Lombardo

March 8, 2019


Filed under Culture

Mendham High School has many artist that sometimes go without anyone noticing them, but it is worth seeing the talent they have. Whether their medium is pencil, acrylics, or oils, they all look wonderful because of the artist that it is behind the drawings. A senior at our school who is not only a ta...

Photo of the Week – 03/04/19-03/08/19

Photo of the Week – 03/04/19-03/08/19

Madeline Girardin and Mercedes Lombardo

March 8, 2019


Filed under Culture

It can be seen that the dog with the green blanket is the main focus of the image. The dog is looking straight to the camera as if he had known a picture of him would be taken. He is laying down on a little brown bed. It can be seen in the background that it snowed. The bed is not on the ground becaus...

Artist Of The Week: Ryan Yu, Artist

Artist Of The Week: Ryan Yu, Artist

Madeline Girardin and Mercedes Lombardo

March 1, 2019


Filed under Culture, Uncategorized

There are many artists in the world that became famous for their artworks, such as Pablo Picasso, and have their art hung up on walls in museums, but people tend to look over artist that are near them or that are not famous for their art yet. A senior at Mendham High School is a very talented artist even ...

Series ‘Sex Education’ Educates Us All on the Realities of Teenagers

Series ‘Sex Education’ Educates Us All on the Realities of Teenagers

Maria Monaco, Center Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Culture

What is it like being a teenager? From personal experience, I can truly testify that it is awkward, humorous, confusing, and so much more as we attempt to grow into maturity we often times lack or don’t welcome. Film productions often fail in capturing the raw essence of the teenage years in fear of...

Oscars 2019 Red Carpet Fashion Review

Oscars 2019 Red Carpet Fashion Review

Julia Niehoff

February 25, 2019


Filed under Culture

As someone who either wears leggings or sweatpants every living minute of my life, it seemed obvious that I had the right to judge celebrities who make more money than I could even imagine. So, by (un)popular demand, here is the 2019 fashion review!   Most Likely to be a Ferrero Rocher Wrapper: ...

Picture Of The Week: 02/24/19 – 03/01/19

Picture Of The Week: 02/24/19 – 03/01/19

Madeline Girardin and Mercedes Lombardo

February 25, 2019


Filed under Culture

In this picture, the dog is the center of attention, and it looks like the dog is ready to play the piano which is in the background. The dog is sitting on a piano chair. This photo is our Photo of the Week because of the photographer's humanization of her dog.   (Photo Courtesy of Madeline Girardin)...

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