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New York State Enacts A New Plastic Bag Ban

Melanie Senra, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

At this point, it's already basic knowledge that New York is enforcing a new plastic bag law after Mar 1st, 2020. Grocery stores can no longer provide plastic bags for free. If a customer asks for plastic bags they will need...

New Years Resolutions

Kailynn Wilson & Samantha Spencer, Staff Writers

April 3, 2020

As 2019 comes to an end and the new year begins, many people tend to make New Year's Resolutions. New Year’s Resolutions are promises an individual makes to themself to continue good practices, change their behavior, accomplish...

Should The SATs Matter?

Rory King, Co-Editor In Chief

March 4, 2020

“We are SAT/ACT optional” is a sentence that can be increasingly heard on the campus tours of many colleges across the country. The SAT exam is synonymous with the college application process, and thus the apparent phasing...

How Do You Do It All?

Courtney Blom, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

After the conclusion of regents and midterm week, many students probably realized that their study skills were the key to their success. Although some people may decide to fly by the seat of their pants and wing it, study habits...

Are You Stressed Out?

Julia Collins, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

A recent survey by the American Psychological Association found that teens are more stressed than any other age group. Of course we’re stressed. We have so many things to worry about – fitting in, high school, college, friends,...

Mepham’s Upcoming School Year

Courtney Blom, Staff Writer

January 6, 2020

The start of the school year brings many different emotions and possibilities. Some students feel excited about the new school year and getting back into the swing of their school routines. Others feel a little disappointed about...

Next Step, Impeachment?

Rory King, Co-Editor In Chief

January 6, 2020

On Tuesday, September 24th, Nancy Pelosi formally opened an impeachment inquiry on President Donald J. Trump. Impeachment itself is the process of the legislative body calling into question the actions of the President. If a President...

A Letter to the Editors

June 28, 2019

Dear Editors, I read the most recent issue of The Buccaneer and enjoyed it very much, except for one article. I’m afraid I do not agree with the “Maintaining Diversity: Race as a Factor in College Admissions.” We canno...

Going Into Senior Year

Artina Krkuti, Staff Writer

June 28, 2019

As the year is coming to a close, I am reminded by all the preparations I need to make and by my teachers, that I am almost a senior. I am overwhelmed, but yet again excited by this since, of course, it will be my last year of...

Why Don’t We Use The Courtyard?

Courtney Blom, Staff Writer

June 28, 2019

The courtyard at Mepham is a place in the center of the school that contains benches, a greenhouse, and the benefits of the great outdoors. However, students don’t often use the courtyard as a place to relax or have lunch...

Let Me Have The Last Word

Nicole Farina, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 28, 2019

You learn a lot of things in high school: the quadratic equation, endless verb conjugations, what ‘egregious’ means, why table salt is edible, but why pure sodium should never be consumed. And you make a thousand flashcards...

The End and The Beginning

David Collins, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 28, 2019

This is the end. For about 900 of you, it is the end of just another year of high school, with 1-3 years to go. You’ll say goodbye to your teachers in June, and say hello to them again in September. You’ll say “goodbye”...

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