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The Student News Site of Mountainside High School

The Peak

The Student News Site of Mountainside High School

The Peak

Dont Worry Darling advertisement showing Harry Styles and Florence Pugh in bed together.

Don’t Worry Darling was a Cause for Worry, Darling

Hannah Speed, Staff Reporter November 22, 2022

Before its release on Sep. 23, 2022, Don’t Worry Darling was causing ripples, or maybe waves, in the entertainment industry. From the public set drama, to the cast stacked with fame, many had heard of...

Sun coming through the trees of a forest during the fall.

A Fall Playlist (Featuring Mountainside’s Students)

Hannah Speed and Kayley Ramirez October 27, 2022

Many love to experience pieces of the current season in the media they are consuming. This could be movies, shows, or in this case, music. Gathering 8 of the author's favorite fall songs, and many of Mountainside...

The cast of The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 rehearsing the show on Oct. 10th, 2022. Shown in photographs are Hayden Cota, Orion Hardin, Jett Gomez, Tyler Douglas, Shayan Khayambashi, Megan Recktenwald, Lauren Thompson, Carter Poindexter, and Maksim Smotkin.

Mountainside Theatre Presents: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

Ramona Washburn Dolson, Staff Reporter October 26, 2022

It has spectacular humor, gasp-worthy drama, a meet-cute romance, secret passageways and ruthless murder. It’s “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940”. The annual fall play performed by the Mountainside...

James, L. (2022). Taylor Swift announces new album Midnights after VMAs 2022

Taylor Swift Releases 10th Album, “Midnights!”

Kailea Golis and Ramona Washburn Dolson October 21, 2022

With nine record-breaking original albums, two re-recorded albums and 11 Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift has created a world dominating empire. The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards (the VMA’s) on Sunday Aug....


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...

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