• About Toby Pitan

    Junior Toby Pitan is a very introspective person and yet they are still adamant about the things they believe in. They are a vegan that is into folk music, alternative music, and musicals. Their favorite song is “Wolves” by Bon Iver and their favorite lyric is from that same song: “Someday my pain will mark you and then harness your blame and walk through.” Aside from music, Pitan likes TV, movies and literature. Their favorite TV shows include “My So-Called Life”, “Orphan Black”, and “Steven Universe” while their favorite movies are “The Hunger Games”, “Matilda” and the Harry Potter series. They also enjoy mystery and thriller novels, especially “Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn. One of Pitan’s favorite lines is from one the Harry Potter book series, reading: “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” Pitan is very passionate about writing, as they have started an online writer’s group, have written fanfiction, and also have written their own memoir. Over the summer, they did an improv camp, which they say is “one of the best things [they]’ve ever done in [their] life”. This year, Pitan is challenging themselves academically as they are taking AP US History and AP Language and Composition. Someday, they would like to travel to London or British Columbia. This is Pitan’s first year in the Blue and Gold, and they are excited that the Blue and Gold allows them to not only have a platform where others can read their writing, but to learn more about the community as well.

    What’s the Issue with Sanctuary Cities?

    by  • February 14, 2017 • Homepage, Opinion • 0 Comments

    Many controversies have surfaced during the scant amount of days in which Trump has been president of the United States. Municipalities One of these has been the issue of sanctuary cities. Trump’s actions against immigrants has resonated throughout various cities in the United States including the Greater Boston area. This has posed as a...

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    Lunar New Year Celebration 2017

    by  • January 30, 2017 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    Hundreds of citizens around Malden and the Greater Boston area gathered at the Jenkins Auditorium on Saturday January 21st to celebrate and support the Chinese Lunar New Year. Performers of various ages and walks of life displayed their musical, dance, and vocal talents as in reverence and appreciation for Chinese culture in this annual...

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    Poetry Out Loud 2017

    by  • January 11, 2017 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    BY TOBY PITAN & SARA ZAKARIA  Starting right after the holiday break, the semi-finals of Poetry Out Loud took place on Thursday, January 5, and Friday, January 6.  Poetry Out Loud is a tradition at MHS, taking place every year. Students are required to memorize a poem of their choice off the Poetry Out...

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    Small Ensemble Winter Concert

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

    ARTICLE BY MICHELLE YIN. VIDEO FILMED & EDITED BY TOBY PITAN. The Winter Band Ensemble concert was held on December 9th, starting at 6:30pm. This concert was hosted by the Instrumental Methods class and they played many modern pop songs as well as well as classics. The members of this class had spent a...

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    Generation Found Comes to MHS

    by  • December 8, 2016 • Homepage • 0 Comments

    On December 1st at 7pm in the Jenkins Auditorium, The City of Malden hosted a screening of “Generation Found,” a film profiling the lives of adolescents suffering from alcoholism and substance abuse while navigating their high school careers. The film told a story of academic redemption for teens who attended Recovery high schools, schools...

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    A Look Into the Literary Society

    by  • December 2, 2016 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    Malden High School reveals the hidden literary talents of its students through its yearly publication of The Oracle, the second-longest running high school literary magazine in the country. The Oracle is published by the Literary Society, a club overflowing with artistry in its celebration of student literature and creativity. The Literary Society meets every...

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    Teens, Trump, and Political Turmoil

    by  • November 16, 2016 • Homepage • 0 Comments

    On November 9th, 2016, history was made for a reason that a vast majority of Americans had feared. After a grueling, cringe-inducing presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the latter, Donald Trump became the 2016 President-Elect of the United States of America. Thus, America and many surrounding countries struck with equal amounts...

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    Cross Country Profile: Ameen Anwar

    by  • November 14, 2016 • Homepage, Sports • 0 Comments

    Sophomore Ameen Anwar will soon be embarking on his first States meet as a member of the cross country team. Anwar is among the team’s top five runners which means that he is one of the fastest runners on the cross country team in the entire state division. He is excited to compete against...

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    Invisible Illnesses In Schools

    by  • October 28, 2016 • Health Opinions, Homepage, Opinion • 0 Comments

    There is a common belief that mental illness can only strike adults when actually, any given student can be silently combating depression or anxiety. The statistics are startling. Eight out of every one-hundred students that walk through Malden High School’s halls may have moderate to severe depression. In an illness such as Social Anxiety...

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