• About Jasper Haag

    Jasper Haag, now a senior at Malden High School, is participating in The Blue & Gold for his second year as a head reporter. Even though he may consider himself to be a “jack of all trades, but master of none,” many would disagree. Haag is known for his academic intelligence along with his numerous leadership roles in many of Malden High’s clubs, including the Robotics and Computer Clubs, and being the head of the student-run Speech & Debate team. His interests include history and politics, and science and technology, making Haag a well-rounded individual. His free time is spent between reading textbooks and slacklining: a hobby similar to tightroping, except much more challenging due to the loose cord that is comparable to a rubber band. Haag is also an active Wikipedia and Reddit user, always looking to become more knowledgeable through reading forums. He fell in love with the idea of creative freedom, and being able to learn while gaining experience both in and out of the classroom. Recently, he was able to save up enough for parts to build his own computer, an accomplishment he is extremely proud of. Haag had to wait until his junior year to join The Blue & Gold, but always wanted to because he was interested in writing creatively opposed to academically. He hopes to end his final year at Malden High on a good note, and leave his mark on the school.

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    Second Semester Seniors

    by  • February 2, 2016 • From the Editor • 0 Comments

    Senioritis is starting to appear in full force, and while many seniors may feel that it set in earlier than the second semester, the de facto start comes when the last college application is sent in and the first semester ends. The idea that many cling to is that with the applications done, and the midyear...

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    The Power to Change the World

    by  • January 26, 2016 • From the Editor • 0 Comments

    Some of the first computers were created with the intention of solving specific mathematical problems or making the rote calculations that were often done by mathematicians and workers more manageable. Over time, the technology has improved immensely, and as a result we are able to enjoy computers as devices of entertainment and luxury rather...

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    Money Makes the World Go Round

    by  • January 12, 2016 • From the Editor, Homepage • 0 Comments

    As college applications are being wrapped up, many students feel like they have finished the biggest task of senior year. But when acceptances come and decisions are being made, one final component becomes extremely significant: cost. Too many students are finding their dreams dashed by huge price-tags and less than ideal financial aid, and...

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    Editorial: Take a Chill Pill

    by  • December 8, 2015 • From the Editor, Homepage • 0 Comments

    While I don’t have the most representative perspective on the difficulty and volume of work that is given to Malden High School students, I have had the opportunity to gain some insight through my interactions with my fellow students. For the most part, it seems that the work is reasonable, and while people are...

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    The State of Things

    by  • November 24, 2015 • From the Editor • 0 Comments

    Since my post last week, global tensions have continued to rise.   President François Hollande has continued to speak out against the terror attacks in Paris that occurred nearly 2 weeks ago, and has now shifted gears, looking for a military response from French allies through direct action or indirect material support. It seems...

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    Self-Interest Versus Solidarity

    by  • November 17, 2015 • Editorial, European News, From the Editor, International, Middle Eastern News, Opinion, Political Opinions, World • 0 Comments

    On Friday, November 13, France faced the deadliest attack on its soil since World War 2. Individuals associated with ISIS carried out numerous bombings and gun raids across Paris, resulting in the deaths of over 100 individuals, as well as the injury of hundreds more. While this raises many issues within France and other...

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    Cloak and Dagger Politics in the Modern World

    by  • November 10, 2015 • From the Editor • 0 Comments

    Before the advent of the internet, and other modern ways of disseminating information, a significant claim made against governments around the world was that there was corruption festering below the surface. While many of these claims were warranted, the truth was hidden by the sheer size of the bureaucracy that was being questioned. Today,...

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    From the Editor: 10/20/15

    by  • October 20, 2015 • From the Editor, Local • 0 Comments

    I’ve noticed that many people are starting to get acquainted with their chromebooks, but many aren’t. English teachers Sean Walsh and Natalia Brennan, who run the 1:1 initiative at MHS noticed the same thing. As a result, they have begun the process of setting up a help desk and collaborating with students and the...

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    From the Editor

    by  • October 6, 2015 • From the Editor, Homepage • 0 Comments

    I currently have 7,209 unread emails across all of my accounts. It does not come up often in conversation, but when it does, people are quick to pass judgement and preach their efficient email handling strategies in an attempt to right the apparent wrong that they see in my lifestyle. When I look at...

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