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Gaining perspective: How a field trip has led to realizations

Gaining perspective: How a field trip has led to realizations

By Arthur Pimentel, Staff writer

June 7, 2018


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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

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

By Richard Chang, Features editor

May 23, 2018


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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

School staff and students walk the social media tightrope

By Emma Cohen, Co-editor

January 20, 2018


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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


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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


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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...

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