The Buccaneer

Vaping is Not Safer Than Smoking

James Bickom, Staff Writer

January 6, 2020

In 2007, the e-cigarette was introduced in the United States. But little did we know that this product to help people quit would end up getting thousands more addicted and leave hundreds more sick in under fifteen years. The...

Making Strides To Help Veterans

Kayla Schneider, News Editor

June 28, 2019

Community service has been required by the Bellmore Merrick Central High School District for over 20 years and this year, the AP College Board is requiring students enrolled in AP Government and Politics to engage in a civics...

TedX Take 3

Nicole Farina, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 28, 2019

On March 31, 2019, Mepham hosted its third annual TEDx event, titled Together in the Divide, which was organized by Mrs. Sirof and Mepham’s amazing TEDx team. TED’s catchphrase is “ideas worth spreading,” so it comes as no surprise ...

Feliz Despedida, Señora Morales

Sreeshty Ray, Staff Writer

June 28, 2019

Ms. Morales, a Spanish language teacher, will be retiring at the end of this year. She has been with Mepham students for over 20 years. As a student who had her freshman year, I can say that she will be missed. Ms. Morales...

Waving Goodbye to Dr. Cohen

June 28, 2019

For over 30 years, Dr. Cohen has been hard at work helping students and being an overall joyful person. If you don’t know her, Dr. Cohen is Mepham’s resident psychologist, and this year we’ll be saying goodbye as she retires....

A Whole New World For Band

Casey Fahrer and Katie Morgan

June 28, 2019

The Mepham orchestra and band members ventured down to Orlando where they participated in the 15th Annual Festival Disney Competition. The students and faculty left for Disney on April 11th to enjoy the festivities where they...

Open Mic Night 2019

Eimaan Khan, Staff Writer

June 28, 2019

The stage has been set and microphones have been checked. Mepham’s literary magazine Fragments is once again hosting its annual Open Mic Night on April 16, 2019. Whether it is a new Mepham pirate or even your own science...

Seniors Impress With Research

Kayla Schneider, News Editor

June 28, 2019

On Tuesday, May 21st, the students who participate in the Advanced Science Research program at Mepham held the annual ASR Symposium which allows for seniors to present the research that they have been working on for the past three...

Salute to the Salutatorian

Annie Zomback, Opinion Editor

June 28, 2019

For any student, high school can be rigorous, stressful, and challenging. For a top student, it is possible that these stressors may be heightened; striving each day for the top score, with the knowledge that half of a point could...

Class of 2019 Valedictorian

Rory King, Staff Writer

June 28, 2019

While it may feel like only yesterday that they walked in the doors of Mepham for the first time, the class of 2019 is reaching the end of their journey. Amongst the class is valedictorian, and The Buccaneer’s own co-editor...

“Let’s Get Freaky!”

Julia Gallagher and Faraz Khan

May 15, 2019

On March 21st, 22nd and 23rd, Skull and Bones put on their production of the musical Freaky Friday. The play was held at 7:00 PM each night. The tickets were $10.00 for students and $15.00 for general admission. Freaky Fri...

St. Baldrick’s Raises Awareness

Amanda Grossman

May 15, 2019

This year on the 20th of March was the 9th annual Mepham Chop Your Locks for Charity event. All money raised and hair donated will help fight childhood cancer. Students could shave their head, donate a ponytail of 8” or...

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