• 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.

    Top Ten Profile: Yan Zheng

    by  • June 5, 2017 • Homepage, Top 10 • 0 Comments

    Senior Yan Zheng is leaving Malden High School to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the fall. While this Top Ten student is still undecided in her major, she immersed herself in many extracurriculars during her time at MHS that she’s still passionate about like running, art, and being a member of the...

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    Ask the Principal Night 5/9

    by  • May 12, 2017 • Event, Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    Despite the small turnout, Principal Ted Lombardi offered an abundance of information to parents of Malden High School students and of other schools in Malden on ‘Ask the Principal Night’ held on May 9th at the Jenkins Auditorium. The main focus points for this discussion were the newly proposed bell schedule and the change...

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    Small Ensembles Spring Concert 2017

    by  • May 9, 2017 • Event, Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    For the first time since December, Malden High School small ensembles performed, this time with new pieces to ring in the spring with fresh, popular, and contemporary music. On Thursday night, May 4th at 7:00 pm, students, family members, and music lovers met in the Jenkins Auditorium to watch instrumentalists from various grades and...

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    MHS Band Takes First Place

    by  • May 5, 2017 • Event, Homepage, Local • 1 Comment

    BY TOBY PITAN & MAN NGUYEN  This spring, the students of the MHS Concert/Marching Band participated in the Music at the Park competition. This was a positive experience for band members and teachers alike due to the learning experiences it provided them with. Band director Erin O’Brien-Mazza described how their experience in the competition was...

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    Blue and Gold Art Gallery 2017

    by  • April 10, 2017 • Event, Local • 0 Comments

    In a bustling and packed venue, students, faculty, and parents alike met to “ all levels of student artwork” of students across the school. The 2017 Blue and Gold Gallery held its opening reception on Thursday, April 6th from 6:00-8:00 pm at 350 Main Street, Malden MA and was met with a great turnout...

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    MPL Surplus Books Program

    by  • April 4, 2017 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    The Surplus Books Program is a feature of the Library of Congress in which books not in the facility’s usage for are provided other locations to utilize. The goal of this longstanding project is for the Library of Congress to extend its own services by transferring its extra books to organizations who apply for...

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    Malden Public Library’s Screening of Moonlight

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

    Anyone who follows up on film will surely be familiar with Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight adapted from the screenplay written by Tarell Alvin McCraney. The film, which was released late last year, tells an unprecedented story of adolescence and sexuality in a predominantly black community that has struck a chord with critics and moviegoers alike...

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    Alliance For Climate Education

    by  • March 17, 2017 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    The Alliance for Climate Education, also known as ACE, is a Colorado based organization formed to “educate people on climate science and solutions and empower them to take action,” according to the acespace.org website. The organization takes a modern stance on raising awareness to climate change by equipping students with the necessary resources to...

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    Malden Historical Society Hosts Antique Show

    by  • March 16, 2017 • Local • 0 Comments

    The Malden Historical Antique Society’s 2017 Antique Show provided citizens, antique collectors, and auctioneers with “an opportunity to share knowledge of good, interesting items of yesteryear.” Held at Anthony’s in Malden on Saturday, March 11th, various dealers, collectors, and everyday individuals from in and around the city of Malden met to display items, and...

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    MHS Pledges Against Gender Based Violence

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

    A few times a year, MHS joins together in solidarity to encourage reflection over significant causes in our community. This year, one of those causes was the issue of gender-based violence and ending violence against women highlighted on White Ribbon Day. On Wednesday, March 1st, students were able to sign a pledge at the...

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