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Tardiness policy is flawed: Administration lacks consistency with punishment for tardies

Hannah Rolf, Maroon Tribune Reporter

December 13

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

This year at Monument Mountain has brought a new enforcement of the tardiness policy - or lack of enforcement, as the case may be.  Although the administration has been very strict about tardiness, this policy lacks consistency...

Greek Life: The Horrors of Hazing

Shea Caligari, columnist

November 30

Filed under Editorials, Opinion, What's The Word? The Maroon Tribune's Premiere Entertainment Column

The terms "fraternity" and "sorority" are derived from the Latin words frater and soror meaning “brother” and “sister.” Social organizations were made in colleges under these names to create strong bonds between undergraduates....

Do Hours of Community Service Really Add to Your College Application?

Sydney Keyes, Maroon Tribune Reporter

October 4

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

  The average high school student is extremely busy. Between sports and grades there are not enough hours of sleep being obtained; throw in an after school job, or drivers Ed and there is no denying we do not get enough...

Two-Bit Politics: How Monument Students Choose Political Positions

Alfred Brewer, Maroon Tribune Reporter

May 15

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Everyone knows that Monument - like other schools in the state - is a very liberal, democratic school. So when surveying students and faculty members on their political leanings, I did not expect to find anything shocking, and...

Dr. Dillon Makes Progress Towards Positive Change

Ian Akers, Maroon Tribune Reporter

March 26

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Achieving the highest degree of education, Dr. Dillon is  on track to becoming a memorable superintendent. Luckily for Berkshire Hills, we have been blessed to have Dr. Dillon as our own. Notorious for being a tenacious teacher, Dil...

One Person’s Winter Wonderland is Another’s Winter Wretchedness

Meagan Nejaime, Maroon Tribune Reporter

January 22

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It’s been my experience that the majority of the people I know absolutely love winter. They love the white snow, the cold crisp air, skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. For me, I think these people are unquestionably insane. Winter...

Teen Tragedy: When a young person dies, it can turn your world upside down

Antonio McClellan, Maroon Tribune Reporter

January 12

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

An SUV violently overturns on the Mass Pike. A truck with no brakes and a stuck accelerator hurdles towards a sharp curve. A BMW bursts into a ball of flame after head-on contact with a tree. Three accidents, two deaths. All ...

Peace on Earth and Early Bedtimes

Sheridan McAlister, Contributing Writer

January 3

Filed under Editorials, Monument News, Opinion

As the famous know-it-all, Benjamin Franklin, once so correctly stated, “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Earlier curfews for people under the age of seventeen should be seriously considered...

What Could We Do Without It? Exploring the Effects of Technology on Our Bodies

Kenny Packie, Maroon Tribune Reporter

December 13

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Humans around the globe use technology every single day. Almost every hour we come into contact of some form of technology, be it cell phones, computers, or a GPS. This is, by far, the most helpful tool and is used for all sorts...

The Zombie Apocalypse Occurs With a Whisper, Not a Scream: AMC’s The Walking Dead has something very few zombie “films” have: Restraint

Paul Lilienthal, Maroon Tribune Reporter

December 10

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editorials

It may surprise some people to hear that in the new season premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead, with its omnipresent firearms, that only one gunshot is fired in the entire episode. Just one. When the populace thinks about zombie...

Boo, I Guess: The Indifference of Hollywood Horror and How it Got That Way

Paul Lilienthal, Maroon Tribune Reporter

December 10

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editorials

It’s no secret that the horror genre has been stagnant for quite a while now. Remake after remake hit theaters and whenever a somewhat original idea hits the theaters, sequels immediately flurry with an intensity not seen since...

Celebrating the Spirit and News of Monument Mountain