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The Student News Site of Mountainside High School

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The Student News Site of Mountainside High School

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What to do During Beltane

Sidney Ambrose, Staff Reporter May 1, 2022

What Beltane is About: Beltane [Bell-tane] is a holiday, typically on or around May 1st, that is the midpoint between Spring and Summer and can be traced to some of the earliest Irish literature and...

Food taste test

Podcast Contest: Second Place Foodio Studio

Alec Conley, Andrew Acevedo, and Watsyn Tibbetts April 27, 2022

Judges notes: "Culturally informing" Alec Conley "Zesty, fun, and engaging" Andrew Acevedo

Gender Roles

Podcast Contest: First Place The Gender-Based Double Standard

Judges Notes: "Woke af" Watsyn Tibbitts "Important discussions with important connotations" Alec Conley

Denormalize the norms

Podcast Contest: Third Place Denormalize the Norms

Judges notes: "A fascinating prolific piece of art." Alec Conley "This podcast deserves a Michelin Star" Alec Conley


What To Do During Ostara

Sidney Ambrose, Staff Reporter March 18, 2022

Important Information:  Ostara [Oh-star-ah] is very similar to Easter, a widely known Christian holiday, so there will be some similarities and differences between the two. This article is being made...


The Sand Project

Eli Bruce, Staff Reporter March 14, 2022

He didn’t know how he ended up in a place like this, but all he did know was that his calloused hands felt rough in the (to him had to be), fabricated sand. The sun was out, with no clouds to interfere,...

Originally posted to Flickr as Imbolc Festival February 3rd 2007
Courtesy of Steven Earnshaw

What To Do During Imbolc

Sidney Ambrose, Staff Reporter January 28, 2022

Christianity is known to take many themes and ideas from Pagan and Wiccan holidays, so there will be similarities and differences. I might exclude things because I don't have enough information on a certain...

Homecoming dance

Mountainside’s Take on Homecoming 2021

Haley Barnes, Staff Reporter December 14, 2021

The annual homecoming dance has made its rounds this year as students recall the highlights of the night. It was the first dance of the year and it provided a golden opportunity to connect with peers from...

Race & Cinematography in Film

Race & Cinematography in Film

Eli Bruce, Staff Reporter November 30, 2021

At first glance Citizen Kane is just like any other movie out there. So why is this movie widely considered the greatest film of all time? It may be because of the cultural impact this individual movie...

How to get into the Thanksgiving Spirit

How to get into the Thanksgiving Spirit

Katelyn Weber, Staff Reporter November 16, 2021

Before the feast comes on November 25th, here are some fun ways to get into the spirit. 1. Write a handwritten letter. Family and friends would love handwritten letters from their loved ones. It...

The History and Origin of Halloween

The History and Origin of Halloween

Sidney Ambrose, Staff Reporter October 30, 2021

Halloween can be described as a fun holiday for people all around the world, either a party at school, an excuse to dress up as your favorite character without being called a weirdo, or a chance to steal...

Noises off: A play full of laughter and confusion.

Noises off: A play full of laughter and confusion.

October 21, 2021

Noises off: A play full of laughter and confusion.    Lights, Camera, Action! School productions are back with an award-winning comedy, Noises Off, that everyone can enjoy.  Noises Off...

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