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MMSD Climate Action Letter: Sign Now!

MMSD Climate Action Letter: Sign Now!

Sophia Jiang October 26, 2023

https://bit.ly/mmsd-climate-action-now  Credit: West HS Green Club, Aharon Shelef

2023 Autumn Playlist

2023 Autumn Playlist

Sophia Jiang October 3, 2023

Autumn Leaves by Ed Sheeran we fell in love in october by girl in red October by Alessia Cara September by Earth, Wind, and Fire (alternative: Taylor Swift cover of this song) Run by Taylor...

5 Reasons Why Autumn is the Best Season

5 Reasons Why Autumn is the Best Season

Sophia Jiang October 3, 2023

It’s finally here! Cardigans, leggings, boots, beanie hats, pumpkins, apples, and the season that ironically feels warmer than summer. Autumn! Here are some of my top reasons why this is the best season...

The Republican Primaries

The Republican Primaries

Alexandra Saffman October 1, 2023

Ahead of the 2024 Presidential election, Republicans are scrambling to find a candidate to face Democrat and incumbent President Joe Biden. Current leading candidates include former President Donald Trump,...

U.S. vs Google Monopoly Case

U.S. vs Google Monopoly Case

PJ Mulkey October 1, 2023

Since the 2000’s, Google has been eating up and buying more and more companies within the ad tech space with companies like DoubleClick, Invite Media, and Ad meld. With these acquisitions the Department...

Philadelphia Officer Charged After Fatal Shooting

Philadelphia Officer Charged After Fatal Shooting

Ava Kahn October 1, 2023

A Philadelphia police officer was charged with murder after he fatally shot a 27-year old man on August 14. Eddie Irizarry was driving his Toyota Corolla in the Kensington neighborhood of northern Philadelphia,...

Earthquake Wreaks Havoc in Morocco

Earthquake Wreaks Havoc in Morocco

Ava Kahn October 1, 2023

On September 8th, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck many remote villages in Morocco. The earthquake was the strongest one to hit Morocco in sixty years, killing 2,900 people, and injuring more than 5,000...

Death at the Ironman

Death at the Ironman

Ava Kahn October 1, 2023

Dax Bakken, a 51-year-old man passed away during the 112 mile biking leg of the Ironman triathlon. An Ironman staff member and an off-duty police officer saw that the man needed medical attention while...

Indonesian Siblings Remove 2.6 Million Pounds of Trash from Rivers

Jonathan Buscher October 1, 2023

Led by Sam Benchegjib, an environmental organization started within the last few years has started to make major progress in fighting the pollution issue in Indonesia. Founded in October, 2020, by Benchegjib...

Challenging Start to MMSD School Year with Bus Mishaps

Challenging Start to MMSD School Year with Bus Mishaps

Jonathan Buscher October 1, 2023

Newly starting for the 2023-2024 school year, MMSD partnered with the First Student bus company through a three-year and $81.3 million dollar contract. According to a statement issued by the First Student...

Tennis - U.S. Open - Flushing Meadows, New York, United States - September 9, 2023 Coco Gauff of the U.S. celebrates with the trophy after winning the U.S. Open REUTERS/Mike Segar     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

US Open Highlights

Ava Kahn and Hayat Brahmer October 1, 2023

This year's US Open Tennis Championships have been very exciting and groundbreaking. Here's what you need to know. The top male singles players in the championship are Carlos Alcaraz, Ben Shelton, Novak...

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 18: A view of the MLB 2022 Postseason logo prior to game one of the National League Championship Series at PETCO Park on October 18, 2022 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

MLB Postseason Picture

Vince Kim, Sports Editor October 1, 2023

Here’s a quick rundown of teams with a playoff spot, playoff contenders, and interesting races for a ticket to the postseason. As of September 25, 6 teams have clinched a playoff berth in the 2023 season:...

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