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Building a New House

By Maya Heimes It was a Friday, and all the students were wearing MPH apparel. History Teacher Matt Twomey-Smith walked the halls of MPH and saw school spirit everywhere. He saw that this spirit was powerful and wished to see it more throughout the year. Then, recalling conversations among the faculty about a house system, Mr. Twomey-Smith thought there should be a way to excite … Continue reading Building a New House

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Houston, We Have a Movie Review: “Apollo 11”

By Lyla O’Hara The other day,  I saw “Apollo 11” with my dad in the IMAX theater at Destiny. Honestly, I was rather unenthusiastic about spending my afternoon in a dark theater, but my father convinced me of how cool it would be – and he was right. I expected another “Cosmos,” perhaps narrated by Morgan Freeman or Neil deGrasse Tyson, explaining physics I’d have … Continue reading Houston, We Have a Movie Review: “Apollo 11”

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Students and Their Planners—A Love-Hate Story

By Maya Heimes The clock turns to 3:05, it is the end of the day, and students are putting their binders and notebooks in their backpacks. As the teacher writes the homework on the board, some students stay and write it down in their planners, others take a picture of the board, and a few just leave. Students do not write down homework due to … Continue reading Students and Their Planners—A Love-Hate Story

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A Spelling Montage

By Sydney Spector As the school day winds down, twenty-odd kids ranging from Freshmen to Seniors pile into the theater, ready for another rehearsal of this year’s musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” I tried out for the musical on a whim, not expecting to actually get one of the leads: Logainne “Schwarzy” SchwartzandGrubenierre, the left-leaning, politically minded, elementary schooler with two gay … Continue reading A Spelling Montage

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The Illusions of College Admissions

By Simon Hoke As a prospective college student and athlete, the college admissions scandal that emerged last week is alarming to me, but not completely astonishing. I’ve always heard about the American dream – how our country is structured upon the basis that parts of society such as college admission should be merit-based. The socio-economic backgrounds of a family of a student trying to get … Continue reading The Illusions of College Admissions

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I Found My Airplanes!

In January, the first day back from two weeks off of school, my tired classmates and I shuffled into our third block geology class. Ms. Foster’s enthusiasm for teaching and learning is infectious and always livens us up once class has started, but today we needed no prompting: there was excitement in the air. Sitting in the back of the classroom, the product of hours … Continue reading I Found My Airplanes!

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Student Athletic Participation Thrives at MPH

By Ryan Kinane Every day in the winter after school, usually past the time of 4:30, either the Girls JV and Varsity Volleyball team or the Boys JV and Varsity Basketball team can be seen getting ready for practice. The gym fills up with student-athletes, and the coaches begin their practices. As the fall sports season has ended, the winter sports season has begun. At … Continue reading Student Athletic Participation Thrives at MPH

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Meet the New Director for MPH Theater Productions

  By Sydney Spector   With dance teacher and Performing Arts Department Chair Michele Koziara changing her roles in both the Upper School Play and Musical this school year, a new person must step in to lead those productions. That person is Tanner Efinger, owner of Breadcrumbs Productions here in Syracuse, New York. Koziara originally found Efinger through a movement exploration workshop he was hosting … Continue reading Meet the New Director for MPH Theater Productions

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MPH to Meet Candidates for Head of School

By Simon Hoke On June 11, 2018, Jim Dunaway sent a letter to the MPH community announcing that he would be stepping down as Head of Manlius Pebble Hill School. Dunaway was brought on as Head in early 2015, during a period of significant financial difficulties for the school. He led MPH out of this period with steadfast decision-making and resolute leadership. Throughout Dunaway’s time … Continue reading MPH to Meet Candidates for Head of School

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Helping Haiti

By Emma Purce Haiti is a beautiful country known for its thousands of miles of gorgeous coastline and its mountainous regions. Recently Ren Brown, an MPH junior, spent some time there while on a trip. Brown, however, wasn’t in Haiti to see the sights, she was there to help locals. Brown joined a mission trip to Haiti alongside her father Stephen Brown, an OB/GYN. Brown is … Continue reading Helping Haiti

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#Enough

By Bella Casella I was born March 7, 2000 in Miami, Florida. Since then, there have been 212 school shootings in the United States. In the 212 school shootings, 267 people have been killed and 388 have been injured. I recently turned 18. At 18, there are certain things I’m legally not allowed to do. I can’t drink alcohol. In certain states I can’t buy … Continue reading #Enough

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MPH Welcomes Danish Student Visitors

By Riley Cappelletti The students of Sorø Academy in Denmark will be coming to Manlius Pebble Hill tomorrow night, March 13 and will be staying through Friday the 16th. Every other year MPH students and faculty members travel to Denmark during February break. On the opposite years, students and faculty of Sorø Academy travel to New York during their break in March. Danish students will … Continue reading MPH Welcomes Danish Student Visitors

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Box Office Superheroes

By Sydney Spector The new “Infinity War” trailer dropped, and 15 minutes after its release on November 29, it had already reached 500,000 views on YouTube.  Nearly 24 hours later, it became the No. 1  trending video on YouTube. Now, a week later, it  has almost 90 million views on YouTube. But this trend isn’t just for the “Avengers” franchise, it has been repeated over … Continue reading Box Office Superheroes

Faculty Fantasy Football League Sparks Competition

  By Tommy Wildhack Every Thursday night and Sunday morning, William Cardamone, College Counselor at MPH, thinks hard about who he needs to start for his fantasy football team. He studies NFL players statistics and health reports all week making sure he picks up, starts, and benches the right players. Cardamone isn’t trying to win for the sake of winning; he’s trying to win for … Continue reading Faculty Fantasy Football League Sparks Competition