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Each month, we'll bring you a MSMHS-focused collection of news, arts, culture, sports, and puzzles in a quick, skimmable format. If you're feeling extra curious, tap the button to view the full story. We hope you enjoy!
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News and Happenings
"Ninth grader Jacob Walker agrees: “When you’re tired and lose motivation, work becomes harder to do, and sometimes I don’t even get it done.” Another student talked about how their efficiency of work went down. Throughout the school, a common theme appears: motivation going down, fatigue increasing, and overall performance declining."
LEARN's ban of artificial intelligence generator ChatGPT on school devices is part of a much larger conversation about the ethics of AI in schools. MSMHS principal Ms. Amatrudo is quick to point out that this ban isn’t the final decision. “I don't think our educational systems are doing enough to get ahead of AI as an educational tool vs. a threat to authentic learning." Either way, the path forward is far from certain.
All students welcome! Whatever you're interested in writing about! Meetings Thursday afternoons in Mr. Jones' room (U117).
"In a close match on March 9th at Groton Middle School, the MSMHS teachers took home the championship title in the second student vs. faculty basketball game. This has been a long-awaited event with many current seniors in the class of 2023 remembering the first game fondly which took place during their freshman year, 2019."
"Change, a big part of life as high schoolers, was also a big deal for ancient Greek philosophers. Of course, they weren’t thinking about heading off to college—for them, it was how change occurred in reality."
Arts and Life
"Atlantis Creative Corner is a place similar to the Atlantis Magazine. This month's submissions include works from last year's edition of Atlantis Magazine, as well as brand-new works from this year's talented students."
"It gave me a new appreciation for the lives of the women that came before me."
-Ms. Frick, discussing her recommended novel, The Boston Girl.
"The human power behind the event is astounding; soloists, the conductor, and the orchestra spending hundreds of hours studying the music written nearly two centuries ago by one brilliant man."
"Scientists have estimated that, for each individual human, there are approximately 2.8 million spiders—with an average of 131 spiders per square meter. At any given time, there are roughly 4 millions spiders on the MSMHS grounds."
The Brain Baffler
Welcome to the Brain Baffler, the world's best rebus puzzle! Decode the visual clues to unlock the phrase. Feeling stuck? Check out the hint (and answer) below.
Want to see your work here? Come to a newspaper club meeting after school on Thursdays in Mr. Jones' room.
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