The AMSA Voice

The ups and downs of ‘remote learning’

Students are expected to attend virtual classes and do remote work, but it's often not easy.

By Nishi Kapoor, Staff writer

April 27, 2020

With school swiftly moving from traditional classrooms to the internet, the “virtual education” experience has been an interesting adjustment for everyone, to say the least.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all schools in Massachusetts are closed for the rest of the school year. Most schools have turned t...

Want to make a difference? Just do it.

Samantha Perlman, 24, is Marlborough's youngest-ever Councilor-at-Large.

By Daniel Temmallo, A & E editor

March 9, 2020

Two years ago, a Massachusetts state representative struck up a conversation with Samantha Perlman, a recent graduate of Emory University in Atlanta. She was enthusiastically advancing a bill to expand civic education in the Bay State nearly as soon as she had returned from the South, the ink on her ...

A rivalry that forges connections instead of divisions

Executive Director Dr. Anders Lewis and Principal Ellen Linzey have let their rivalry strengthen their friendship.

By Kimsoo Gopnik, Photo editor

December 3, 2018

Imagine walking into school one day after staying up late to watch the Red Sox win and hearing the familiar voice of Neil Diamond blasting over the loudspeaker singing “Sweet Caroline.” Imagine also knowing that this silly celebratory behavior was being put on by the principal, of all people, not a...

Gaining perspective: How a field trip has led to realizations

AMSA's Class of 2020 gathered outside of Ft. McHenry in Maryland.

By Arthur Pimentel, Staff writer

June 7, 2018

Three months ago, I went on a trip to Washington, D.C., with the rest of the sophomores for a jam-packed week filled with exciting visits to important monuments and museums. I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on what happened, and I’ve made some realizations. These realizations about the nature of conne...

One man’s journey from the hell of addiction to a life renewed

Jesse Lacouture, as a former addict, offers hope to those trying to recover from substance abuse.

By Richard Chang, Features editor

May 23, 2018

When somebody wakes up in the morning, they eventually climb out of bed, brush their teeth, and go to work or school. Most people do not use any prescription medications unless they are injured. A majority of people do not grasp consuming a daily dose of cocaine. Few plan to spend their paycheck on drin...

School staff and students walk the social media tightrope

Physical education teacher Megan Turner has embraced social media in her teaching.

By Emma Cohen, Co-editor

January 20, 2018

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 71 percent of teens use more than one social media site, and 94 percent of those who access the internet on their phone do so daily. If so many teens are using social media, it seems obvious that schools should be using it to communicate...

Why now for an AMSA football program?

The medical community is concerned over the connection between football and head trauma.

By Kate Longinova, Senior writer

January 11, 2018

Autumn saw the start of AMSA’s cooperative football program with Maynard High School and the completion of its first season, the realization of a decade-long quest for many in the AMSA community who see the sport as crucial to any high school experience. But the decision to launch a program now,...

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