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Rating My Classes

Rating My Classes

Elliott Weix November 21, 2022

Alrighty, it's that time of year—I get to rate my classes, and you all have to listen to me! I'm giving everything a totally arbitrary rating on a scale that I decide ad-hoc. AP Chemistry is like...

The DDAF Macbeth Play was a Success!

The DDAF Macbeth Play was a Success!

Ben Arnoldussen November 15, 2022

After two amazing shows this past weekend, Memorial's Fall play was a success! With almost a full house each night, each performance was filled with laughter, thrills and tragedy. Many viewers said "You...

Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipes

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor November 13, 2022

When it comes to cooking Thanksgiving dinner, there are many preferences, allergies, and opinions to factor in. Something that can be an enjoyable experience can turn into something stressful and filled...

Football Playoffs Update

Football Playoffs Update

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor November 13, 2022

Sadly, our football season has come to an end. Friday nights will no longer be filled with school spirit and football games. Even though this is sad, we can reflect and be happy about the great season...

Fall Breaks

Fall Breaks

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor November 13, 2022

We are officially in the third month of school. The excitement of the begging of the school year is starting to fade, and classes are getting hard. School is getting more stressful and there is a lot to...

Founder and CEO Ben Arnoldussen wearing his custom rings and necklaces.

Interview with Teen CEO and Founder of Calvagna Jewelry: Ben Arnoldussen

Sophia Jiang November 13, 2022

Meet Ben Arnoldussen the founder, CEO, and creative jewelry designer of Calvagna Jewelry, a brand that emphasizes quality material and customization that makes every customer feel unique. Not only can...

Join COSHA (Coalition of Student Health Advocates) in its next advocacy project: Nutritional Photovoice!

Join COSHA (Coalition of Student Health Advocates) in its next advocacy project: Nutritional Photovoice!

Sophia Jiang November 5, 2022

What is photovoice? Photovoice is a visual methodology that promotes reflection, critical dialogue, decision making, and can provide snapshots of the perspective of diverse groups of students. Our project...

Lunchroom Worker Shortages in MMSD and their Impact on School Food Nutrition

Lunchroom Worker Shortages in MMSD and their Impact on School Food Nutrition

Sophia Jiang October 28, 2022

In the recent weeks, MMSD parents and staff have filed complaints regarding the school food quality and service, citing limited nutritional value, incorrect listing of menu items, and repeated menu items....

“I’ll do it in 5 minutes” - Procrastination and How To Avoid It

“I’ll do it in 5 minutes” – Procrastination and How To Avoid It

Mamoona A Waheed October 27, 2022

Procrastination. Sadly, we all do it. Heck, I procrastinated writing this article. But what is procrastination exactly? Why do we do it? And how do we get rid of this bad habit? According to albany.edu,...

Spartan News, Episode 5

October 13, 2022

Senior Advice Column

What's your advice for staying on top of classes? If it helps you feel more in control of your workload, promise to yourself to get a small chunk of something done, it doesn’t have to be all or...

Macbeth!

Macbeth!

Alexandra Saffman October 9, 2022

On November 12th and 13th, come see Memorial’s production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth (exact time and location to be determined). Don’t let the older language worry you—Macbeth is full of murder,...

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