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MHS handling of distance learning…according to students

Ty Kalestiantz and Andrew Acevedo February 23, 2021

Between a global pandemic that’s led schools nationwide to transfer to distance learning and a historic election, as well as all the personal struggles that can come with quarantining, there is no denying...

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Understanding Personal Challenges

Rebecca Maritano and Bella Williams February 17, 2021

Everyone has their own personal struggles, and this year quarantine has made it much more stressful for people.  There are about 56 million kids that are in the United States schooling system, of those...

Students doing their best to stay focused at home while engaged in CDL.

The Effects of Online Schooling On Students

Jett Gomez, Human Interest Reporter February 10, 2021

Due to the unexpected global pandemic, teaching students from the computer has become normal. Students have had to learn from the safety of their own homes and be taught by teachers via a group meeting...

The beginning stages of the drawings

Behind the Scenes of Paws Strips

Jett Gomez, Human Interest reporter January 11, 2021

What is Paws Strips? I made Paws Strips back on Aug. 29th, 2013. Even though it took me until Feb. 14th, 2019 to get my comics into a newspaper, I still consider the beginning to be 2013. Paws Strips...

Art display from the art wing at Mountainside High School

A Look at MHS Artwork

Sasha Winner, Human Interest Reporter December 15, 2020

The norm has drastically changed this year and many people are finding they really miss in person school. One of the parts that made up the feeling of in person school was being able to see student artwork...

Easy Sugar Cookies & Sugar Cookie Frosting

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Andrew Acevedo, Human Interest Reporter December 10, 2020

LGBTQ+ History in Social Studies Classes

LGBTQ+ History in Social Studies Classes

Sasha Winner and Mallory Kane November 20, 2020

One of the purposes of social studies classes is to teach students the history of the world we live in. As we form a better understanding of our history, it allows us to strengthen our appreciation for...

5 Crises Lines Ready to Support You

5 Crises Lines Ready to Support You

Sasha Winner, Human Interest Reporter October 30, 2020

Teen mental health has always been incredibly misrepresented, and is oftentimes worse than perceived. With the stress that comes with school, navigating relationships, jobs, anxiety, depression, and social...

Kassab's crew assesses fire damage.

Firefighters: The Wall Between Worlds

Cash Lesley, Staff Reporter October 18, 2020

To make a bad 2020 worse, strong winds spread fire across Oregon. Only the firefighters stood between the Mountainside community and the blazing infernos. Multiple factors came together to create the...

Racism Towards Asian-Americans During COVID-19

Racism Towards Asian-Americans During COVID-19

Sierra Brown, News April 20, 2020

With the COVID-19 outbreak spread all across the world, things have been rough for everyone. On top of that, there has been a rise in racism targeting Asian communities in North America and Europe. Seeing...

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