• About Sydney Stumpf

    A returning member of the Blue and Gold newspaper, Sydney Stumpf - now a sophomore - is a writer who enjoys writing about many things, including about “the truth”- local news. Going to Dartmouth College is a goal of h[ers and will hopefully lead to a career path in writing screenplays or novels. Out of school, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs - Daisy and Flirty. Sydney’s favorite season is fall since she loves halloween and pumpkin latte(s). She loves listening to music in her free time, which includes her favorite bands The Ramones, The Kinks and The Cramps.

    Taking Midterms Online: Mastery Connect

    by  • March 27, 2017 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    Although midterms have long been over, standardized tests are still relevant as ever, especially at Malden High School, where Mastery Connect is becoming more relevant. The midterms were taken via Mastery Connect, a program which replaces the scantron sheets and physical tests. The switch to Mastery Connect was a decision made by the superintendent...

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    Superintendent Finalists Revealed

    by  • March 23, 2017 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    The finalists in the search for a new superintendent for Malden were announced on March 16. With a mayor-appointed search committee, the four initial finalists were chosen then a fifth, added on after being excluded. John Oteri, Somerville High School’s principal, Patricia Lally, Holbrook’s superintendent, Portia Bonner, East Haven’s superintendent, as well as former...

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    Poetry Out Loud Finals 2017

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

    BY SYDNEY STUMPF & REBECA PEREIRA  Poetry Out Loud has been a collaborative effort between teachers and students each year. Poetry Out Loud is a unit of poetry included in the English curriculum where students perform poetry in class and advance to semi-finals and finals. The 2017 Poetry Out Loud Unit has ended and...

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    Malden’s Input for Superintendent Search

    by  • February 7, 2017 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    As Charles Grandson’s role as Interim Superintendent comes to an end, the Malden community looks for a permanent superintendent, including the possibility of Grandson returning as superintendent. The community as a whole, now, is encouraged to put their input for superintendent in. A committee was put in place to search for a new superintendent,...

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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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    Malden High School’s Reading Contest

    by  • January 13, 2017 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    As of January 2, 2017, the reading competition at Malden High School is on! From Jan. 2, to June 2, Malden High School is hosting a reading contest, created by librarian, Mary Liberge, and an English teacher. The goal, Liberge says, was to “increase student recreational reading.” They thought that it would be fun...

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    Netflix Series Review: The OA

    by  • January 6, 2017 • Entertainment, Homepage • 0 Comments

    (Spoiler Alert!) Out of almost nowhere, Netflix released one of their newest shows, The OA, in mid-December. At first glance, you could mistake the science fiction show for Stranger Things, one of the more popular Netflix shows. The OA begins with an unknown blonde woman, later to be known as Prairie Johnson, jumping off...

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    Malden Pops Up: Local Aritsan Marketplace

    by  • January 5, 2017 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    From December 9, through the 24, Malden Arts hosted a Pop Up shop at 480 Main St. The pop-up shop consisted of pieces from local artists, in Malden and surrounding areas. Items such as jewelry, paintings, music, clothing, pottery, and candles were sold by the local artists and craftspeople. Tables were set up throughout...

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    New Teacher Profile: Gregory Simone

    by  • December 19, 2016 • Homepage, Local, New Teachers • 0 Comments

    Recently, Malden High School’s science department, gained a new chemistry teacher, Gregory Simone. Simone, at the beginning of the year, taught as a student teacher alongside MHS chemistry teacher Katherine Haskell, whom Simone credits having learned what a real “student-teacher connection” is like, as well as social and emotional aspects of teaching including the...

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    Maldenism Club Donates to Respond Inc.

    by  • December 7, 2016 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    Maldenism Club, a club relatively new to the Malden High School community, has already began making an impact, and continues to do so by collecting donations for Respond Inc., an organization focusing on helping people in domestic violence situations, which the organization calls a “serious public health issue”. The organization works out of the...

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    MHS Play Production Presents: Godspell

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

    BY SYDNEY STUMPF & SABRINA MONTEIRO  The fall musical Godspell, performed by Malden High School’s Play Production class, was first created and directed by John-Michael Tebelak, who also wrote a book based on the musical. The music and new lyrics were written by Stephen Schwartz. The musical’s first performance was in 1970 and was...

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