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    Why Local Politics Matter Too

    by  • November 9, 2016 • 2016 Presidential Election, Local, Local Opinions, National, North American News, Opinion, Political Opinions, World • 0 Comments

    Government officials and city workers are always highlighting the importance of political activity and staying involved in your community. They claim that every voice is heard and that they are working in the benefit of the people and the city. However, when there are no voices to be heard, who should the government listen...

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    Put MCAS in the Past

    by  • March 29, 2016 • Homepage, Local Opinions, Opinion • 0 Comments

    If you’re from Massachusetts, you’re probably familiar with the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). The purpose of MCAS is to improve curriculum and instruction, evaluate student and school performance, and to partially determine whether or not students receive high school diplomas. The system was designed in 1993 by the Massachusetts Department of Education. according...

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    Why This Election Matters to the Youth of Malden

    by  • October 5, 2015 • Editorial, Local, Local Opinions, Opinion, Political Opinions • 0 Comments

    As the 2016 Presidential Election quickly approaches, many Malden High students will have the opportunity to vote for their candidate of choice.  Although, the majority of these students would be surprised by the amount of United States citizens, including young adults, who do not vote.   The United States Census Bureau reported that in...

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    CVS v. MHS: Is Parking Really a Right?

    by  • June 11, 2015 • 2011/2012 Winter Profiles, 2016 Presidential Election, Carousel, Editorial, Entertainment, Local Opinions, Opinion • 1 Comment

    Much to the dismay of every driving Malden High School student, it has been decided that the empty building on the southwest side of the school (formerly a furniture store) is to become a CVS. This decision has caused a flurry of criticism, mainly from students who struggle to find a place to park...

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    OPINION: The War On Truancy – Accommodation or Violation?

    by  • February 13, 2014 • Health Opinions, Homepage, Local Opinions, Opinion • 0 Comments

    Above: Students with the words “Failure Due To Attendance” across their foreheads. From left to right: Blue and Gold Staff Members Andrew Cogliano, sophomore, and Grace Stathos, junior; sophomore Ricky Cordero; Blue and Gold Staff Member Nicholas Bramante, sophomore. Photo by Jessica DePaula. Background photo of prison bars by user Andrew Bardwell on Wikimedia...

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    Budget Cuts: “When [Money’s] Gone, Where Does It Go?”

    by  • April 28, 2014 • Local, Local Opinions, Opinion, Political Opinions • 0 Comments

    By SUMYA MOHIUDDIN The reasons as to why Malden is experiencing a $2.5 million budget cut are concerning; many students and teachers have been left questioning the state of Malden High School’s various programs in the upcoming school year. The chances that the art department could disappear, or that thirty of our favorite teachers...

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    On Budget Cuts and Education: An Open Letter to the Malden Community About the Future of our Education

    by  • June 11, 2014 • Homepage, Local Opinions, Opinion • 0 Comments

    By JESSICA LYNN DEPAULA and JAMES MAZARAKIS The education system is in place for students to learn and grow as individuals. It seems as though it is a simple concept, but the reality is far more complicated than one statement. Bureaucracies, legal issues and economic hardships make the true aspirations of a school system...

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