The AMSA Voice

The delicate balance of the Syrian refugee crisis

The delicate balance of the Syrian refugee crisis

By Cassandra Xavier, Co-editor

December 18, 2015


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Some 4.1 million refugees had fled Syria in search of safety in neighboring countries and in the European Union (EU) as of September, according to the Migration Policy Institute (MPI). Countless more have sought asylum in the months since. But after the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino,...

The argument over how to punish a heinous crime

The argument over how to punish a heinous crime

By Rebecca Perlin, Staff Writer

June 1, 2015


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The sentence has been passed down: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be put to death. For weeks, a Boston jury discussed and pondered which punishment—death or life in prison without the possibility of parole—was more suitable for the young man who did not dispute his role in the Boston Marathon bombing...

Is it religious freedom or discrimination?

Is it religious freedom or discrimination?

By Anagha Indic, Co-Editor

May 12, 2015


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Many states around the country are enacting “religious freedom” laws that allow people to refuse service to anyone if they feel that it is tied to observing their sacred beliefs. The AMSA Voice spoke with two history teachers, Jessica Bowen and department chair Dr. Anders Lewis, about the issu...

The follow up to an American literary classic

The follow up to an American literary classic

By Anagha Indic, Co-Editor

March 4, 2015


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Literary agents and lawyers for Harper Lee, author of the critically acclaimed novel To Kill a Mockingbird, announced in February that she will be releasing a sequel of sorts to her only published book, which made her famous 55 years ago. To Kill a Mockingbird won the Pulitzer Prize and turned Ms. Le...

Scientists warn of a potential mass ocean extinction

Scientists warn of a potential mass ocean extinction

By Anagha Indic, Co-Editor

February 23, 2015


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Is ocean life facing mass extinction? It’s a question that makes the breath catch in the throat—because if such a thing is possible, it has major implications for the planet and humankind itself would be facing a crisis of unprecedented proportions. The journal Science released a report in Janua...

U.S. and Cuba: Shaking hands with clenched fists?

U.S. and Cuba: Shaking hands with clenched fists?

By Anagha Indic, Co-Editor

January 10, 2014


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President Barack Obama announced on Dec. 17 that the United States will be re-establishing relations with Cuba. As a result, there has been much speculation as to what this means and whether this is a good move for the country. The AMSA Voice spoke with three members of the school’s history depa...

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