The Merionite

The Merionite The official student newspaper of Lower Merion High School since 1929

2017-2018 Staff:

Editors-in-Chief: Dora Nathans '18 and Sophie Roling '18
Managing Editor: Nisha Arya '18

Development Editor: Michael Cheng '18

News Editors: Molly Cutler '19, Kathy Yao '18, and Julia Rappaport '18
Op Ed Editors: Kelsey Stanton '18, Andres Bermudez '19, and Caleb Shack '19
Features Editors: Catharine McFarland '18, Julia Rosen '18, and Molly Kaiser '18
A+E Editors: Claire Ochro

ch '18, Minori Cohan '18, and Grace Wei '19
Sports Editors: Zack Slogoff '18, Zach Simons '18, and Julian Ginzburg '19

Copy Editors: Caroline Spencer '18, Ziwen Zhou '19, and Benjamin Schmid '19

Advisor: Chad Henneberry
Business advisor: Sean Flynn

Check out some of the articles we distributed yesterday at themerionite.org !
02/15/2023

Check out some of the articles we distributed yesterday at themerionite.org !

It’s the season of love! If you haven’t yet, be sure to checkout the February issue of the Merionite NOW! All articles a...
02/15/2023

It’s the season of love! If you haven’t yet, be sure to checkout the February issue of the Merionite NOW! All articles are available to read on the Merionite website (themerionite.org)! Happy reading!!!

MERIONITE MERCH! 📰👀 Order your merchandise by Friday, December 16 at https://forms.gle/7H9wZuxv1qCT8e6Y9 or click on the...
11/29/2022

MERIONITE MERCH! 📰👀 Order your merchandise by Friday, December 16 at https://forms.gle/7H9wZuxv1qCT8e6Y9 or click on the link in our bio. Drop off $15 in an envelope to Mr. Henneberry’s room (332) with your name on it to pay.

This past Monday, Lower Merion held its first official “Wellness Day,” in honor of the one year anniversary of Mr. Hughe...
11/22/2022

This past Monday, Lower Merion held its first official “Wellness Day,” in honor of the one year anniversary of Mr. Hughes’ passing.

Understanding that the anniversary would bring about many emotional feelings for LM staff and students, Student Council decided to implement a day for the well-being of all of LM. The Wellness Day not only gave students an opportunity to “reflect on Hughes’ impact,” but it also ensured that students wouldn’t experience any added on stressors from school.

Teachers swapped lesson plans for board games and movies, and clubs opened their doors to host activities for the students. From meditation sessions to kayaking lessons in the pool, there was an abundance of activities for students to choose from. LM’s first “Wellness Day" has come and gone, but it surely won’t be the last.

To learn more about how students and staff felt about the Wellness Day, click the link below.

https://themerionite.org/4511/news/welcoming-wellness/ #

✏️: Mia Hail ’23
📸: Anika Xi ’23

Mr. Hughes has always been the embodiment of LM spirit; loved by staff and students alike, he showed this school leaders...
11/14/2022

Mr. Hughes has always been the embodiment of LM spirit; loved by staff and students alike, he showed this school leadership, selflessness, and service. He will forever be remembered as his legacy remains in the phrase "character counts."

The Merionite welcomes you to read our 2021 special feature where you will read stories and refections on Mr. Hughes from many in his LM family that knew him best.

This collection of writing may be an emotional read for some and we encourage you to reach out for support or help at any time if you feel the need to.

We encourage you to check out our website at https://themerionite.org/hughes-tribute/ to find our full collection of unabridged writing for this issue.

Petitions, proceedings, pioneers, and more! Catch up on what’s going on in Lower Merion with the latest news articles.Cl...
11/09/2022

Petitions, proceedings, pioneers, and more! Catch up on what’s going on in Lower Merion with the latest news articles.

Click the links below or in our bio to read the full articles.

Full Day K:
https://themerionite.org/4318/news/full-day-k/
✏️Julia Dubnoff ’23

Scouting for the Stars:
https://themerionite.org/4338/news/scouting-for-the-stars/
✏️Noah Barkan ’24

Lawsuit Lose Out:
https://themerionite.org/4341/news/lawsuit-lose-out/
✏️Luke Shepard ’24

LM Heralds Hispanic Heritage:
https://themerionite.org/4329/news/lm-heralds-hispanic-heritage/
✏️Mia Hail ’23

Happy November! The Merionite’s issue for this month is out today. Copies are available for your enjoyment at all of the...
11/02/2022

Happy November! The Merionite’s issue for this month is out today. Copies are available for your enjoyment at all of the entrances—don’t forget to pick one up! All articles are also on our website at themerionite.org

Looking for group costume inspiration? Need a new horror movie to watch? Curious as to why the Halloween parade was canc...
10/31/2022

Looking for group costume inspiration? Need a new horror movie to watch? Curious as to why the Halloween parade was canceled?  With spooky season among us, we welcome you to check out these on-theme Merionite articles! 🎃👻

Clink the link below to read the full articles.

Parades scared away: https://themerionite.org/4315/news/parades-scared-away/
✏️Phillip Reynolds ’23

Spooky season group costumes: https://themerionite.org/4182/features/spooky-season-group-costumes/
✏️Lila Anafi ’24

Spooky season flicks: https://themerionite.org/4282/arts-entertainment/spooky-season-flicks/
✏️Alex France ’26

This year, the new Black Rock Middle School has been a point of discussion in the Lower Merion community, with its uniqu...
10/11/2022

This year, the new Black Rock Middle School has been a point of discussion in the Lower Merion community, with its unique structure/concept making headlines. Principal Sarah Stout explained that, in designing the school, the administrators and architects aimed to make the building more “developmentally appropriate with what the kids need.”

The school’s unique outlook on their classroom structure is the main subject of attention. Revolving entirely around students, the approach to learning at Black Rock is “unlike anything our district has seen.” Middle school students from the district were consulted throughout the process, ensuring that the school’s design was truly beneficial for those attending.

The Merionite spoke with students, teachers, and administrators from the school district who shared their  opinions about the new school.

Click the link below to read more about LMSD’s own “mini-Google.”

https://themerionite.org/4152/news/lmsds-mini-google/

✏️: Michelle Kelly ’23
📸: Anika Xi ’23 .anx

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10/07/2022

Check out our link tree 🌳

The Merionite’s first issue of the year is available today! Make sure to grab a hard copy at any of the entrances, or ch...
10/06/2022

The Merionite’s first issue of the year is available today! Make sure to grab a hard copy at any of the entrances, or check us out online (themerionite.org). Happy reading!

Any future writers, artists, or photographers are all invited to come to our meeting this Friday, October 7, during lunch 2 in the LGI to learn more about the Merionite. See you there!

Students were welcomed into the Kobe Bryant Gymnasium this Wednesday by over 80 clubs during the short hour of Lunch and...
09/21/2022

Students were welcomed into the Kobe Bryant Gymnasium this Wednesday by over 80 clubs during the short hour of Lunch and Learn.

Each year, the activities fair allows student-run clubs to advertise and recruit new members. The abundance of clubs has prompted Student Council to resort to splitting tables between the clubs so that they can accommodate each one. Although this makes it harder for the clubs to grow their recruitment, they still see high numbers of new members, many of which were enticed by the candy and stickers thrown at them. The clubs covered almost every interest a Lower Merion student could have, ranging from political and sports clubs to performing arts and community service.

Although the immense number of clubs can be overwhelming, the activities fair, giving students the ability to learn about the endless opportunities at LM, typically has tremendously positive feedback. Being able to get involved at school in so many ways is hugely beneficial to the students of LM, who are given the possibility of pursuing their passions through the school.

✏️: Dani Itkin-Ofer ’24
📸: Dylan Elgart '23

The Merionite is excited to kick off our school year! 📰 Check out our table at the activities fair on Wednesday, Septemb...
09/17/2022

The Merionite is excited to kick off our school year! 📰 Check out our table at the activities fair on Wednesday, September 21st to sign up for our email list. For students interested in writing, digital illustration, and photography, come join us on Friday, October 7th during Lunch 1 in the LGI to learn more about the different sections you can join.

It’s that time of the month! The Merionite May issue is out today. Be sure to pick up a paper copy of this month’s issue...
05/11/2022

It’s that time of the month! The Merionite May issue is out today. Be sure to pick up a paper copy of this month’s issue when walking into school today…But you can always check out all articles on our website (themerionite.org)—link in bio!!! Enjoy 😊

Check out our latest installment of BullTalk! We take a deep dive into topics like Maroon Madness, prom, vaccinations, P...
05/07/2021

Check out our latest installment of BullTalk! We take a deep dive into topics like Maroon Madness, prom, vaccinations, Playersfest, and more. Additionally, special guest Leo Solga comes on to talk about the upcoming School Election. You don’t want to miss this!

Follow us on YouTube: Merionite

S1E3: https://youtu.be/VtibsKDJKAI
Interview with Leo: https://youtu.be/JjkScHg7kS4
(Links in bio)

Disclaimer: the opinions offered in this podcast are not representative in any way of the club as a whole and only of the individual editors involved.

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2017-2018 Staff: Editors-in-Chief: Dora Nathans '18 and Sophie Roling '18 Managing Editor: Nisha Arya '18 News Editors: Molly Cutler '19, Kathy Yao '18, and Julia Rappaport '18 Op Ed Editors: Kelsey Stanton '18, Andres Bermudez '19, and Caleb Shack '19 Features Editors: Catharine McFarland '18, Julia Rosen '18, and Molly Kaiser '18 A+E Editors: Claire Ochroch '18, Minori Cohan '18, and Grace Wei '19 Sports Editors: Zack Slogoff '18, Zach Simons '18, and Julian Ginzburg '19 Copy Editors: Caroline Spencer '18, Ziwen Zhou '19, and Benjamin Schmid '19 Advisor: Chad Henneberry Business Advisor: Sean Flynn


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