The AMSA Voice

Prepping students for research, including cancer

Prepping students for research, including cancer

By Chris Ludlam, Opinion Editor

April 28, 2015


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It’s right there in the name: science, as in Advanced Math and Science Academy. Teachers and students alike, through the science department’s new research program, are showing the world exactly how advanced the school really is, rolling out research opportunities above the high school level. Students...

AMSA students find and study soil contamination

AMSA students find and study soil contamination

By Rebecca Perlin, Staff Writer

April 14, 2015


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Charlie Lane is on his hands and knees at the banks of the Milham Brook in Marlborough digging through the dirt. He collects samples of soil and puts them in plastic bags to check for levels of arsenic, chromium, molybdenum, lead, and mercury. Later, he uses an X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer (XRF)...

Out of the classroom and into the field

Out of the classroom and into the field

By Alli Caulfield, Co-Editor

April 12, 2015


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AMSA science teachers have always tried to incorporate innovative tactics to make the sciences as hands-on and dynamic as possible. From analyzing blood splattering in forensics to incorporating bunnies into the AP biology curriculum, the science department is constantly pushing creative boundaries. Such...

From AMSA to teen CEO, he is the master of his universe

From AMSA to teen CEO, he is the master of his universe

By Alli Caulfield, Co-Editor

January 17, 2015


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A gift of $100,000 and a one-way ticket to California. It almost sounded too good to be true. But like most lavish offers, it had a catch that would leave many people writing endless lists of pros and cons. Accept the $100,000 grant—drop out of high school and hope for the best. Reject the offer—finish...

A week of AMSA pride, spirit, and scholarship fundraising

A week of AMSA pride, spirit, and scholarship fundraising

By Chris Ludlam, Opinion Editor

December 18, 2014


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As the competition starts, students sound air horns and enthusiastically cheer on their grades. With the sophomores tugging against the seniors in a heated game of tug of war during AMSA’s Spirit Week pep rally, juniors and freshmen take the sides of their favorite other class. As the bandana marking...

AMSA’s new leader has a deep passion for lifelong learning

AMSA’s new leader has a deep passion for lifelong learning

By Rebecca Perlin, Staff Writer

December 18, 2014


Filed under Features

Picture this: A student walks in to talk to Dr. Mary Ann DeMello and their first encounter consists of a lesson on how to give a proper handshake. In the course of an elaborate demonstration, it is evident that strong character and manners are of great importance to AMSA’s interim Executive Director. ...

It’s about community service, not the search for a perfect GPA

It’s about community service, not the search for a perfect GPA

By Aditya Hoque, Correspondent

December 18, 2014


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A group of students all dedicated to one goal: that is what the National Honor Society is. Perhaps surprisingly, the goal for students in the NHS isn’t to check off another box on their college applications, and the club isn’t about giving them an opportunity to do that. Their goal is helping t...

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