The AMSA Voice

AP exams still on, but at what cost?

The College Board has put SAT exams on hold, but it is moving forward with modified AP exams.

By Austin McNamara, Sports editor

April 27, 2020

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, an academic problem that students have is how the Advanced Placement and SAT exams will be administered this year. These tests are pivotal to the academic futures of students in terms of acceptances into elite colleges and the transfer of AP credits. The SAT is on...

Buttigieg emerges from nowhere to become a presidential contender

Pete Buttigieg has seen his support ebb and flow in Iowa.

By Broderick Sartor, Co-editor

January 22, 2020

Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, has seemingly come out of nowhere to gain considerable support among Americans in recent months. In fact, according to a poll conducted in November by the Des Moines Register, Mr. Buttig...

One shutdown, one speech, two views

President Trump addressed the nation on Jan. 8 to discuss the government shutdown and a proposed border wall.

By Conan Higgins and Kimsoo Gopnik

January 15, 2019

Editor's note: The partial federal government shutdown is now in its 24th day, the longest such stoppage in American history. President Donald J. Trump spoke to the nation from the Oval Office on Jan. 8, in an attempt to explain his and the Republican Party's approach to the impasse, centering on the pro...

Poland cannot erase the past with silence

The concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland is a horrifying reminder of the Holocaust.

By Annie Higgins, Staff writer

March 6, 2018

There is no denying that the Holocaust is history’s most notorious genocide, with six million Jews alone murdered by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime. Most of the world acknowledges those atrocities -- and yet some have begun to deny their participation, not wanting such infamy to be associated with th...

Climate change: The time to act was yesterday

Hurricane Harvey caused damage estimated at almost $200 billion.

By Cooper Sandford, Staff writer

January 22, 2018

The world is heating up, Earth’s climate has become chaotic, and experts are worried. Hurricanes are wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and along the gulf coast in the United States, wildfires are growing more intense and frequent in California, and each year seems to bring home a new planetary recor...

California wildfires may be ‘the new normal’

California wildfires in 2017 left thousands homeless and destroyed property valued in the billions of dollars.

By Griffin Palefsky, Staff writer

January 11, 2018

California residents are still dealing with the fallout of devastating wildfires that ravaged the state last autumn -- and will be for the foreseeable future, with Gov. Jerry Brown saying in December it is likely to be “the new normal” as part of overall climate change. October, in particular, was a month of unexp...

Macron takes charge of France’s future

New French president Emmanuel Macron faces tough tests at home and abroad.

By Kate Longinova, Staff writer

June 5, 2017

With France’s tense presidential election over, the country’s youngest leader since Napoleon Bonaparte, Emmanuel Macron, has stepped up to face a divided and angry population at home and an increasingly tense diplomatic relationship with President Donald Trump. Mr. Macron, in a vote seen as a referendum o...

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