Pro-Life and Pro-Choice: One Student’s Opinion

Last weekend's pro-life rally organized by the Respect Life Ministry.
October 12, 2020

“Abortion kills children” “Abortion hurts women” “PRAY TO END ABORTION” These are just three of the crude slogans seen at this year's annual anti-abortion event held by schools and...

SpartansSpeak: “True Democracy at Work”

One Reporter's Take on the BLM Movement
September 21, 2020

"History is meant to teach and allow us to grow," but when those who fail to listen or understand those lessons hold onto their prejudices and hateful ideas, lives are lost. So believes Junior Sabrina...

Being Black at a Predominantly White School

Arielle Germeus is a senior at MCDS who encourages everyone to
August 30, 2020

This editorial originally was published online over the summer. We felt it merited a place in "Spartan Speak." I never truly felt like an outsider or a minority until I went to a predominantly white...

Fear the Nameless Army

This is just one of the many memorials set up for
June 16, 2020

We are living in a police state. That is, a country in which the police-- especially a secret police force --summarily suppresses any social, economic, or political act that conflicts with the ruling party...

Can “Cottagecore” Help Save the World?

Or perhaps just your sanity...
May 11, 2020

What, you’ve never heard of cottagecore? Then you’re probably not of that nostalgia-like mindset that eschews technology and bustle for fairie-like dreams and beautiful cushiony surroundings. You’re...

A Hug Costs Nothing

In November over 30 MCDS students volunteered their time with children and teens in Honduras making friends that will last a lifetime.
A Look Back at X-Term: Fall Into Service
February 13, 2020

As we begin to think about our upcoming X-Term plans for next month, reporter Sasha Vaygensberg looks back on her Fall experience serving others in Honduras. Day 1: We just arrived in Honduras and are...

Believing in Science

While millions protest around the world, there are still some who believe that climate change does not exist.
It's not up for interpretation.
December 5, 2019

Two plus two is four. Obviously.  A force of gravity allows us to walk on the ground at all times. Basic stuff.  The Earth is round. But, wait, is it?  When I first heard of “flat-earthers,”...

Students Speak Out

The BSU Board 2019-2020: Rianna, Asha, Tatiana and Ashley
October 2, 2019

On September 18, an unfortunate outburst in the lunchroom set off a community-wide series of divisive events that ultimately may provide an opportunity for healing. Following last week's leave of absence...

Skort Lengths – One Student’s Opinion

Does the hemline of a
September 22, 2019

I’ll begin with the fact that I respect most rules. Shorts and skorts at MCDS “cannot be too form-fitting” and “must be fingertip length or longer.” On the surface, this rule seems to be sensible....

The Gap in “One Community”

Do YOU know this man? His name is Gary Butts.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
April 11, 2019

          The festivities and chaos of Homecoming 2018 left MCDS senior Nicole Lovera with one burning question: what was the dress code for the final day of Homecoming week? Determined to find an...

The Fear I Carry

Senior Isabella Pedraza
October 22, 2018

An Op Ed Submission by Isabella Pedraza It’s 2018 and our nation is divided. We’ve lost touch with the other side, refusing to listen to each other’s arguments and understand each other’s...

“Women Don’t Get Paid Less…” Oh yeah?

Gabriella Marchesani
October 11, 2018

This is an Opinion Submission selected for publication. It reflects the views of the author. "On this International Day of the Girl, (October 11) let us recommit to supporting every girl to develop...

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