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Ending Mental Health Stigmas

by Tori Minkovitz In 1883, German psychiatrist Emil Kräpelin published a system of psychological disorders addressing the symptoms of mental illness. However, it took many years for further studies of mental illness to be taken seriously. Up until the mid-20th century, people were simply placed into asylums because of the mental health issues that they had. The way history went

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‘Music’ Review

by Lizzy Staugler Is it an inspiring piece of work or a movie filled with an ableist point of view? That is the question surrounding a new movie titled Music, directed by singer-songwriter Sia. The movie follows a newly sober Zu and her half sister Music, whom Zu becomes the guardian of. Music happens to be on the autism spectrum.

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A Look Back at 2020

By Alexsa Carreiro As we all know, 2020 was one of the toughest in our history. Many different events and reasons made 2020 the year it was, but many took this as an opportunity to make the most out of their situation. Let’s take a look back at all the craziest trends and some of the best products throughout the

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NBA 2020/21 Season Outlook

by Ryan Gilleece This season, the NBA had their statistically worst year in league history based on TV ratings and viewership. The 2020 NBA Finals brought in an average of 7.16 million viewers, the worst numbers since 2007 when Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs swept a young LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The average viewers for that

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Election 2020: Divided Reactions

by Tori Minkovitz On Saturday, November 7, 2020, Joseph Biden Jr. was projected to win the 2020 election and became the 46th President of the United States. Biden currently has at least 279 electoral votes to President Donald Trump’s 214. Prior to the election, stores were preparing for riots, families were dividing, and people didn’t respect others’ opinions. The reactions

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MHS Clubs: The BIPOC Student Coalition

by Caitlin Moriarty Following the Black Lives Matter movement demonstrations in Methuen this past summer, the BIPOC Student Coalition was added to the list of MHS’ after school activities. BIPOC, an acronym for Black Indigenous People Of Color, is an umbrella term for people of a marginalized race or ethnicity. Each Tuesday at 2:15, the student-run club alternates between Socratic

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