• About Christina Appignani

    Christina is a junior and this is her second year as part of the Blue and Gold team. She is currently a lead reporter. She says she looks “forward to mentoring the new reporters and meeting the diverse staff this year”. While she describes herself as quiet and reserved, she is very outgoing and hates staying at home. One of her favorite hobbies is reading comic books. Her favorite genre of music is alternative and she enjoys listening to bands such as Twenty-One Pilots, All Time Low, 5 Seconds of Summer, Walk the Moon, and Grouplove. Her favorite song is Fifteen by Taylor Swift, but she doesn’t listen to her as much, however, her favorite song lyric “I’ve never heard silence quite this loud” is also by Taylor Swift. Some of her favorite movies are Captain America: Civil War, The Parent Trap, 16 Candles, and Nerve. Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Once Upon A Time, and Daredevil are a few of her favorite TV shows. She is a very avid fan of Bubble Milk Tea, and while her favorite food by far is ziti with chicken and broccoli, she admits that Chinese is a close second. This summer she taught Algebra and Geometry in the Summer School program which was a fun experience. Some places she wishes to visit are New York City, Disney World, San Diego Comic Con, Boston Comic Con, and Italy. Her favorite quote is “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” -Anonymous

    Riverdale TV Show Review

    by  • February 14, 2017 • Entertainment, Local • 0 Comments

    The CW’s newest teen drama, Riverdale premiered on January 26. Based on characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale follows a group of teenagers from a mysterious small town that deal with life, love, death and friendship during their high school years. The series begins at the end of a tragic summer, in which Riverdale High...

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    Honey Honey Cafe Review

    by  • February 6, 2017 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    BY CHRISTINA APPIGNANI & SYDNEY STUMPF  In January, Malden welcomed its newest sweet shop. Honey Honey Dessert Cafe, located at 480 Main Street. It is owned by Stacey Zhang and Karen Lei, who have dreamed of opening a dessert shop for years. The shop serves a variety of beverages, breakfast foods, sandwiches and desserts,...

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    MHS Bids Dawn Frim Farewell

    by  • February 2, 2017 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    After 30 years of teaching Special Education in Malden, Dawn Frim is retiring from the Malden Public Schools system. She has been teaching in Malden High School’s Transition Program since 2005, which provides students with disabilities with practical academic skills, life skills and vocational skills through matching activities and lessons to the student’s interests,...

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    The Encore: The Key to JV’s

    by  • December 8, 2016 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    On Friday December 2, The Class of 2017 hosted a talent show called “The Key: Encore.” Some of the profits from the event went towards Housing Families, a local non-profit organization that aims to end family homelessness in Massachusetts. Several juniors and seniors displayed their talents by singing, dancing or playing an instrument. The...

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    Spirit Week 2016

    by  • November 29, 2016 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    BY CHRISTINA APPIGNANI & MICHELLE YIN During the week of Thanksgiving, Malden High hosted its annual spirit week, in which students and staff participate by wearing outfits that correlate with the day’s theme. Monday was Pajama Day, Tuesday was Wacky Tacky Day and Wednesday was Blue and Gold day. Wednesday was also the day...

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    Malden Creates Hosts Pictures at an Exhibition: A Tribute to Friendships

    by  • November 10, 2016 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    On Saturday November 5th, Malden Creates hosted an art exhibition at Malden High School in the Jenkins Auditorium called “Pictures At An Exhibition: A Tribute to Friendships.” The event was apart of a community project celebrating the connections between the arts and the power of friendship. The original idea for the event came from...

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    New Humanities Director Abbey Dick

    by  • November 1, 2016 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    BY CHRISTINA APPIGNANI & SYDNEY STUMPF  Abbey Dick is a well-known English teacher and Malden High School. She has been teaching here for 3 years and currently teaches English 10 CP classes and one AP Language and Composition class. Dick recently acquired a position as Humanities director of Malden Public Schools. As Humanities director,...

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    Malden Creates: Letting Creativity Shine

    by  • October 20, 2016 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    Malden Creates is a new local business that helps support creative action in Malden.  They work with anybody who has any ideas they want to make a reality, including businesses, artists, musicians and various cultural organizations. It operates to consider every perspective possible and aims to have those perspectives represented in a creative form....

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    New STEM Director Shereen Escovitz

    by  • October 20, 2016 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    One of the many leadership changes Malden welcome this year was a new STEM director. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Unlike most director positions in Malden, the STEM director not only operates at Malden High, but also in the five K-8 schools across the city. The STEM director also evaluates teachers,...

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    Class of 2017 Elections

    by  • September 29, 2016 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    BY CHRISTINA APPIGNANI & EMRAUDE BONNET During homeroom on Friday, September 23rd, seniors logged onto their chromebooks in homeroom to vote for who would be their final class officers at Malden High School. 24 seniors ran for 7 positions, and each senior put posters around the halls on windows, doors and walls all around...

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