Melrose High School, Melrose, MA

Melrose High School, Melrose, MA

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Feature Student: Amanda Sampson

Attention class of 2015, you have a new President: Amanda Sampson. Though preparing to take on her new role as Senior Class President, there is a lot more to Sampson than winning elections and public speaking.
            “Whenever I have the time I like to knit, draw, and watch multiple seasons of Netflix shows.” states Sampson who otherwise has quite the busy schedule. Student Government, which she has participated in, since Freshman year keeps her involved with the school year round. Additionally, Sampson also is on the Cross Country team and the Tennis team, “I would say that I love running, but that would be a lie-- I really enjoy being on a team.” Sampson does not rest even on the weekends, on Sundays she teaches CCD to 3rd graders.
            Last year, Sampson served as Vice President for the class of 2015. She has also been a School Committee Representative for two years. This year she decided to run for President. “I wanted to run for Class President because I felt like after being on student government for three years, I had the ability and experience needed to guide us in the right direction.” Sampson said when asked about her decision to run. With Senior Prom, the Halloween Dance, and Senior week to plan, the next year won’t carry any sort of a lighter load for the new Senior Class President.
            Being a Senior in the up and coming school year brings more with it than just extra-curriculars. College is also on the mind of many members of the Class of 2015. Sampson says she plans to either stay in the New England area or head to Washington D.C. for college.

            For next years Freshman, Sampson has some words of wisdom to pass down. “(don’t) be scared of the upperclassmen! We were all in the same boat at one point. And also, get involved, MHS has something for everyone and it’s a good way to make new friendships with people from all different grades and friend groups.”

by: Madison Forsberg

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Godzilla Review

            The latest “Godzilla” is entertaining. Instead of just one monster, it has three. Godzilla is there, of course, but he is also joined by two monsters called mutos. Unfortunately, Godzilla does not get nearly as much screen time as he deserves. Most of the movie is about Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), an army officer on leave who is trying to protect San Francisco and his family.
            The US Navy wants to use a nuclear warhead to destroy the mutos and Godzilla in one fell swoop. They ignore the warnings of Dr. Ichiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe), who has proof that the mutos feed off of nuclear energy. The original script called for the Marine Corps, but they declined to participate after reading the script, and it is little wonder why, as the Navy looks extremely incompetent.

            I found the movie enjoyable and thought it was worth the twelve dollars, but I saw it at midnight so I was too tired to pick up on the many inconsistencies. I would wait until “Godzilla” is on TV to watch it.

By: Emma Morrison