The AMSA Voice

School staff and students walk the social media tightrope

School staff and students walk the social media tightrope

By Emma Cohen, Co-editor

January 20, 2018


Filed under Features

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?

Why now for an AMSA football program?

By Kate Longinova, Senior writer

January 11, 2018


Filed under Features

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,...

Big pharma: villains or heroes?

Big pharma: villains or heroes?

By Lexi Ryan, Staff writer

February 10, 2016


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features

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...

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