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Big pharma: villains or heroes?

Big pharma: villains or heroes?

By Lexi Ryan, Staff writer

February 10, 2016


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Known now as “the bad boy of pharma,” Martin Shkreli and his unprecedented move to raise the price of a drug by 5,000 percent has ignited a serious conversation about the pharmaceutical industry and its transgressions when it comes to skyrocketing prices. The industry as a whole has been targeted...

Latin teacher shows you can go home again

Latin teacher shows you can go home again

By Sarthak Panda, Features editor

January 23, 2016


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When Brian Bakkala isn’t in a classroom teaching, there’s something very familiar about him. Part of it is that he’s young, but there’s something else. You stare, squint, think, mentally erase the facial hair, and then there’s the “a-ha” moment. This guy used to be a student here. And...

An alumnus with wisdom, and the skill to share it

An alumnus with wisdom, and the skill to share it

By Alyana Vera, Co-opinion editor

January 11, 2016


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Of the 45 AMSA alumni—now college students—who returned for the school’s “Back to the Future” event on Friday, Anagha Indic stood out. It was probably the smile so omnipresent during her high school days that hasn’t gone anywhere now that she’s a freshman at Georgia Tech. When asked...

Can America actually talk about guns and violence?

Can America actually talk about guns and violence?

By Raphael Cohen, Co-opinion editor

December 20, 2015


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If not now, when? These familiar words seem always to be looming over discussions of gun violence in the United States. Countless American lives have been lost to something that seems so curable, yet any cure remains elusively irremediable. The biggest problem seems to be a lack of consensus c...

The man who would be principal

The man who would be principal

By Lexi Ryan, Staff writer

December 18, 2015


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He lasted three weeks as a stockbroker. “By the end of the day, I just had to get out of there!” Sitting alone, calling people to talk about stocks all day was intolerable for a young Michael Curry. He quickly realized that he craved interaction with real people, and a room with a telephone...

AMSA’s Renaissance woman

AMSA’s Renaissance woman

By Mykalah Jacob, Co-editor

December 18, 2015


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Picture this: A student walks into an administrator’s office expecting a brief conversation about an after-school club. Instead, the talk flows for 30 minutes and includes exchanges about recommendations in literature and the tenets of major religions. This is the type of meeting one may expect t...

Gun violence in America: When will it end?

Gun violence in America: When will it end?

By Raphael Cohen, Co-opinion editor

December 18, 2015


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How much is a life worth? A light disappears from the world when a life is extinguished—an innocent flame cut short. This year alone there have been 311 verified mass shootings in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive. The actual number may be higher—the organization documents...

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