• 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.

    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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    Cross Country: Hitting the Ground Running

    by  • September 30, 2016 • Sports • 0 Comments

    BY TOBY PITAN & SARA ZAKARIA Last year, the girls cross country team successfully reached their goal of winning the Greater Boston League (GBL) title for the fifth time in a row, while having an impressive undefeated season. This year, they hit the ground running, hard, with the same goals in mind. According to...

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