Humans Of Manchester Essex: Week 4

Inspired by the photo project Humans Of New York by Brandon Stanton comes a new photo series captured by senior Courtney MacDougall. Humans Of Manchester Essex takes a deeper look at the lives of Manchester Essex’s students.

 

" Apples are my favorite fruit."
” Apples are my favorite fruit.”
"What is your favorite thing about being in a theatre production?"  "Probably the people in it. They are very comfortable and easy to talk to."
“What is your favorite thing about being in a theatre production?”
“Probably the people in it. They are very comfortable and easy to talk to.”
"My favorite Iphone app is Instagram."
“My favorite Iphone app is Instagram.”
"Would you rather eat peanut butter off a hobos foot or be stuck in a cage with a lion?"  "Well, I don't like peanut butter, so I'm going to have to go with the lion."
“Would you rather eat peanut butter off a stranger’s foot or be stuck in a cage with a lion?”
“Well, I don’t like peanut butter, so I’m going to have to go with the lion.”
"This summer I am most looking forward to riding my bike around town."
“This summer I am most looking forward to riding my bike around town.”

" I really really really like Harry Potter"
” I really really really like Harry Potter”

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Humans Of Manchester Essex: Week 3

Inspired by the photo project Humans Of New York by Brandon Stanton comes a new photo series captured by senior Courtney MacDougall. Humans Of Manchester Essex takes a deeper look at the lives of Manchester Essex’s students

"What is your favorite store to shop at?"  "Forever 21 because it has a lot of variety and its really cheap."
“What is your favorite store to shop at?”
“Forever 21 because it has a lot of variety and its really cheap.”
"What is your favorite basketball memory."  "I think it was in the fifth or sixth grade when I was playing travel basketball and it was my birthday. We didn't win the game, but I brought cupcakes, so all my friends were really excited. They all started to chase me...so I ended up tripping and falling...only one cupcake made it."
“What is your favorite basketball memory.”
“I think it was in the fifth or sixth grade when I was playing travel basketball and it was my birthday. We didn’t win the game, but I brought cupcakes, so all my friends were really excited. They all started to chase me…so I ended up tripping and falling…only one cupcake made it.”
 "What is your favorite band?"  "Gorillaz..they are a cartoon band with a lot of guitars."

“What is your favorite band?”
“Gorillaz..they are a cartoon band with a lot of guitars.”
 "What has been the most exciting part about working at Manchester Essex?"  "Having all the students be accepted to college.I could feel the vibe of the students as they started to hear back from the colleges."

“What has been the most exciting part about working at Manchester Essex?”
“Having all the students be accepted to college.I could feel the vibe of the students as they started to hear back from the colleges.”
"I love music and playing guitar."
“I love music and playing guitar.”
"I have been Irish dancing since I was 4 or 3 years old."
“I have been Irish dancing since I was 4 or 3 years old.”
" I play soccer, basketball and lacrosse."
” I play soccer, basketball and lacrosse.”
 "What are your favorite parts about teaching?"  "I love to come to work everyday, I love to be in the classroom with the kids and I love to see kids get better at Spanish."

“What are your favorite parts about teaching?”
“I love to come to work everyday, I love to be in the classroom with the kids and I love to see kids get better at Spanish.”

"What has been your favorite memory working at Manchester Essex?"   "I have a lot of favorite memories. I have a lot of really great kids and a really great set of colleagues who really care about the kids. It's hard to highlight just one memory."
“What has been your favorite memory working at Manchester Essex?”
“I have a lot of favorite memories. I have a lot of really great kids and a really great set of colleagues who really care about the kids. It’s hard to highlight just one memory.”

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Humans Of Manchester Essex: Week 2

Inspired by the photo project Humans Of New York by Brandon Stanton comes a new photo series captured by senior Courtney MacDougall. Humans Of Manchester Essex takes a deeper look at the lives of Manchester Essex’s students.

"I really like basketball."
“I really like basketball.”
"When I got my wisdom teeth out they screwed up the operation and they cut the wrong nerves...so now I can only move half of my tongue."
“When I got my wisdom teeth out they screwed up the operation and they cut the wrong nerves…so now I can only move half of my tongue.”
"I want to study international relations."
“I want to study international relations.”
"What type of music do you listen to?"  "Progressive rock."
“What type of music do you listen to?”
“Progressive rock.”
"Were excited for the softball team to bond."
“Were excited for the softball team to bond.”
"What are your plans for next year?"  "I plan to go to college.I am not sure which ones yet, but my top three are Fitchburg, Bridgewater & Plymouth State."
“What are your plans for next year?”
“I plan to go to college.I am not sure which ones yet, but my top three are Fitchburg, Bridgewater & Plymouth State.”
"What is your favorite sport?"  "I would say football because you know the coaching is so great here and I just love the program. It's just the type of thing where you wake up in the morning and your like 'I know there's practice today, but I really wanna do it.'"
“What is your favorite sport?”
“I would say football because you know the coaching is so great here and I just love the program. It’s just the type of thing where you wake up in the morning and your like ‘I know there’s practice today, but I really wanna do it.'”
"How long have you guys been friends?"  "Almost 10 years."
“How long have you guys been friends?”
“Almost 10 years.”
"Joining journalism has really helped me come out of my shell."
“Joining journalism has really helped me come out of my shell.”
"I like romantic comedies."
“I like romantic comedies.”
"What is your favorite song?"  "Don't Take The Girl."
“What is your favorite song?”
“Don’t Take The Girl.”

"What is your favorite part about art?"  "The creativity of it and the fact that you can literally draw whatever you want."
“What is your favorite part about art?”
“The creativity of it and the fact that you can literally draw whatever you want.”

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Humans Of Manchester Essex: Week 1

Inspired by the photo project Humans Of New York by Brandon Stanton comes a new photo series captured by senior Courtney MacDougall. Humans Of Manchester Essex takes a deeper look at the lives of Manchester Essex’s students.

"I want nothing more in the world, but to farm and be humble."
“I want nothing more in the world, but to farm and be humble.”
"My least favorite thing about high school is the amount of stress that you have when your trying to manage all your work, school activities, sports and extracurriculars."
“My least favorite thing about high school is the amount of stress that you have when your trying to manage all your work, school activities, sports and extracurriculars.”
"What is your favorite part about volunteering in the library?"  "Um, hanging out with Ms.Krause. It's really fun, she talks about her new grandchild a lot."
“What is your favorite part about volunteering in the library?”
“Um, hanging out with Ms.Krause. It’s really fun, she talks about her new grandchild a lot.”
"What is your favorite book?"  "I think Soldier X."
“What is your favorite book?”
“I think Soldier X.”
"I don't know what to say."
“I don’t know what to say.”
"It's nice that I am able to walk downtown and go to the beach whenever I want to."
“It’s nice that I am able to walk downtown and go to the beach whenever I want to.”
"After I had knee surgery, I could stick a magnet to my knee and have it stay there."
“After I had knee surgery, I could stick a magnet to my knee and have it stay there.”
"What do you aspire to be?"  "A pilot."
“What do you aspire to be?”
“A pilot.”

"We have been dating for 10 months."
“We have been dating for 10 months.”

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Red Cross hosts blood drive

On March 11th, the student council hosted the Red Cross blood drive. The drive was held in the gymnasium and had many students donate blood. 24 units of blood were collected in total.

Juniors Jack Haynie and Nathan Evans wait patiently for their turn to donate blood. Students must be 16 years or older to donate to the Red Cross. Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Juniors Jack Haynie and Nathan Evans wait patiently for their turn to donate blood. Students must be 16 years or older to donate to the Red Cross. Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
After donating blood, students sat down in the hang out area. They were given drinks and snacks to keep their blood sugar up. Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
After donating blood, students sat down in the hang out area. They were given drinks and snacks to keep their blood sugar up. Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Robert Carter was one of the first underclassmen of the day to donate blood.  Every two seconds someone in the US needs blood. Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Robert Carter was one of the first underclassmen of the day to donate blood. Every two seconds someone in the US needs blood. Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Members of the student council volunteered throughout the day. Some worked the front desk, while others made sure everyone was properly rested before returning back to class. Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Members of the student council volunteered throughout the day. Some worked the front desk, while others made sure everyone was properly rested before returning back to class. Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Students debate the color of #thedress

Ever since the end of February, “The Dress” has taken over the internet. People disagree on what color they see the dress as being. Some see black and blue, while others see white and gold. Photography teacher Caroline Hunt Epp’s A block photo class decided to take a closer look into why people are seeing different colors, as she used the opportunity to use the controversy to discuss the principle behind white balance and differences in color perception.

 

It was revealed online that the dress is indeed black and blue. The color of the dress depends on how your eyes compensate for color depending on the light. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
It was revealed online that the dress is indeed black and blue. The color of the dress depends on how your eyes compensate for color depending on the light. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The class was divided about what color the dress truly was. While some saw black and  blue, others saw white and gold. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The class was divided about what color the dress truly was. While some saw black and blue, others saw white and gold. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Dress was projected across the board, so the students could see photo teacher Caroline Hunt Epp edit the photo in photoshop. Epp used the eyedropper tool to sample the actual colors in the photo. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Dress was projected across the board, so the students could see photo teacher Caroline Hunt Epp edit the photo in photoshop. Epp used the eyedropper tool to sample the actual colors in the photo. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students put their initials where they believed the color changed from white to blue. They quickly learned that different people’s eyes see different shades of colors. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students put their initials where they believed the color changed from white to blue in a gradient that Hunt Epp put up on the board. They quickly learned that different people’s eyes see different shades of colors. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

 

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Drama Festival Hosts Tech Week

This past week, the Manchester Essex Drama Department has had seven different school come and do there tech hour for the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s Drama Festival. All of the schools came back to compete this past Saturday. A tech hour is when each different school comes to the prelims host site and spikes their stage and practices there lighting cues in the booth.  At the end of the day, Peabody Veterans High School, Beverly High School and Manchester Essex High School were chosen to move onto the semifinal round.

 

Wakefield High School practices scenes from their one act play. They did the play entitled, The Crucible Acts III & IV. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wakefield High School practices scenes from their one act play. They did the play entitled, The Crucible Acts III & IV. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wakefield performed at 9:00 AM on Saturday. The traditional play is based on the Salem Witch Trials.. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wakefield performed at 9:00 AM on Saturday. The traditional play is based on the Salem Witch Trials.. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wakefield practices a scene in a classroom. Though Wakefield did The Crucible, they have added a twist. It is common for schools to modify or add twists to the classics. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wakefield practices a scene in a classroom. Though Wakefield did The Crucible, they have added a twist. It is common for schools to modify or add twists to the classics. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Manchester Essex Drama Club used costumes that have either been passed down from previous shows or purchased. Since the characters in the show mirror animals, the cast had the task of incorporating the animals into their costumes.  They performed at 10:00 on Saturday. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Manchester Essex Drama Club used costumes that have either been passed down from previous shows or purchased. Since the characters in the show mirror animals, the cast had the task of incorporating the animals into their costumes. They performed at 10:00 on Saturday. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
One of the actresses practices her scene in one of the many coffins. Since Boston College High School an all-boys school, the METG gives them permission to accept girls into their cast from other schools. They performed at 11:15 on Saturday. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
One of the actresses practices her scene in one of the many coffins. Since Boston College High School an all-boys school, the METG gives them permission to accept girls into their cast from other schools. They performed at 11:15 on Saturday. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Boston College High School practices some of their scenes. They competed with an original one act play entitled, Once Upon A Midnight. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Boston College High School practices some of their scenes. They competed with an original one act play entitled, Once Upon A Midnight. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The members of Peabody Veterans High School rehearse the opening scene of their play. They competed with a play called Eurydice. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The members of Peabody Veterans High School rehearse the opening scene of their play. They competed with a play called Eurydice. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Peabody Veterans uses lighting effects and sound effects to add to their performance. At the end of the Drama Festival, awards in sound and lighting were given out. Peabody was one of the three schools chosen to move on to the semifinal round. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Peabody Veterans uses lighting effects and sound effects to add to their performance. At the end of the Drama Festival, awards in sound and lighting were given out. Peabody was one of the three schools chosen to move on to the semifinal round. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Peabody uses set pieces made by the technical crew. Including a rain machine.  They performed at 12:15 on Saturday. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Peabody uses set pieces made by the technical crew. Including a rain machine. They performed at 12:15 on Saturday. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Woburn High School performed an original play entitled My Sunshine. The play contained adult content such as depression, teen suicide, parental death, underage drinking, drug use and profanity. They performed at 4:30 on Saturday. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Woburn High School performed an original play entitled My Sunshine. The play contained adult content such as depression, teen suicide, parental death, underage drinking, drug use and profanity. They performed at 4:30 on Saturday. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Beverly High School performed a play entitled Skinflints & Scoundrels. They performed at 3:00 on Saturday. Beverly was also chosen to move onto the semifinal round.  Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Beverly High School performed a play entitled Skinflints & Scoundrels. They performed at 3:00 on Saturday. Beverly was also chosen to move onto the semifinal round. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Essex Technical High School performed a classic entitled, Almost Maine. The cast recently had to change their show due to technicalities. They performed at 2:00 on Saturday.  Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Essex Technical High School performed a classic entitled, Almost Maine. The cast recently had to change their show due to technicalities. They performed at 2:00 on Saturday. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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