The Malberg Monthly

Issue #3, May 2021

A publication of Cherry Hill Alternative High School's Journalism class under the supervision of Mr. Crawford and Ms. Shivers

Image courtesy of Thorsten Spoerlein/Getty iStock

May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and Jewish-American History Month!

This enduring and impactful poem by Jewish-American poet Emma Lazarus is inscribed at the bottom of the Statue of Liberty. This poem is symbolic of the welcoming of new Americans to the United States throughout generations.

The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she

With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

A Reflection on AAPI Heritage Month

Making this piece as an Asian American was definitely challenging, since there are so many important Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans who need to be honored.

I mainly chose activists due to all they have done for their people--one is a hate crime victim, and another is a singer who has reached the hearts of her audience. Everyone in this piece is only a small bit of the wonderful tapestry people who are a part of my community. I hope we can honor all Asians and Pacific Islanders this month for all the struggles they have faced especially in America. --Lyle Sandhu

Memorial Day - May 31st

“Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.”

Mental Health Awareness Month

Please see resources for teens and young adults which can be found at:


You Are Not Alone campaign

This Month's Student Polls

Complete these fun polls below and tell us what you think! Results will be shared in next month's newsletter.

Weekly Allowance for Teenagers

How Many States Have You Visited?

Snap a Pic, Get Recognized!

The newsletter team is looking for student submissions! Submit your original photo or artwork celebrating spring / summer for a chance to have your piece featured in the next newsletter!

Send original photo or artwork to or to be considered. Thank you!

The Results Are In From the April's Polls!

My Experience With COVID-19 by Bobby Neff

On a recent Sunday, I grabbed one of my favorite snacks, Doritos (the red ones obviously). I was watching The Pirates of The Caribbean and as I took a handful to eat, suddenly, I realized I couldn’t taste the Doritos. I thought it was maybe just a bad chip, but after trying a few more, I couldn’t taste anything.

I decided to call my favorite uncle to ask him what I should do. He told me to try all kinds of things to see if I could taste anything. Next, I decided to call my mom and let her know that I couldn’t taste anything. I ate mustard and ketchup but still couldn’t taste anything. I then called my mom and let her know that I still couldn’t taste anything. We scheduled a COVID-19 test for the next day. My results were positive, but thankfully no one else in my family was. For the next two weeks, I didn’t feel good at all--I had a headache, congestion, and I was really tired.

I wasn’t allowed to leave my room except to grab food from outside my bedroom and to use the bathroom. The two weeks sucked, but I was lucky to not become sicker or spread it to someone in my family. I’m still without taste and a sense of smell, but I’m feeling better. I would encourage everyone to follow COVID-19 safety protocols because even though my case was mild, yours may be really bad.

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