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Dr. Lewis steps down as AMSA executive director

<em>Dr. Lewis steps down as AMSA executive director</em>

By Emma Cohen, Editor in chief

February 26, 2019

On Feb. 5, students, faculty, and parents received an email that, for many, came as a surprise: AMSA Executive Director Dr. Anders Lewis will step down at the end of the current school year and return solely to his position as chair of the history department. Starting July 1, current AMSA Principal Elle...

Sudden shift makes capstone project voluntary

Sudden shift makes capstone project voluntary

By Emma Cohen, Editor in chief

February 13, 2019

AMSA’s senior capstone project has been the talk of the Class of 2019 since it was unveiled at the end of the last school year. It was introduced as a showcase for students to display what they had learned over the course of their AMSA experience, in a way that would also prepare them for college. ...

School lunch: No way to please all the people, all the time

School lunch: No way to please all the people, all the time

By Emma Cohen, Editor in chief

January 24, 2019

What makes a “good” school lunch? For many families, deciding this often means choosing between a healthy lunch and a lunch that students will actually eat. At AMSA, many families rely on the school lunches for simple convenience — and these meals seem to have moved toward teenage tastes instead o...

Success starts with establishing a set of core values

Success starts with establishing a set of core values

By Emma Cohen, Editor in chief

December 17, 2018

Integrity. Excellence. Community. These three values are plastered around all three AMSA buildings this year, whether it is on posters or on the back of faculty T-shirts. But where did they come from and what do they mean? “Over the past decade since AMSA has been around, we have had lot...

For Marlborough residents, no sibling means no AMSA entry

For Marlborough residents, no sibling means no AMSA entry

By Emma Cohen, Co-editor

June 11, 2018

This year, the number of 6th grade applicants to the AMSA lottery for admission reached a high of 402 students -- nearly four times the number of spots available -- leading to a seven-page waitlist. In years past, the list of admitted applications has been a mix of students with and without sibl...

How did the year extend all the way to June 26?

How did the year extend all the way to June 26?

By Ash Lubin, Staff writer

April 23, 2018

AMSA burned its way through five “snow days” built into the school calendar some time ago, but as of April 1, administrators at least no longer had to worry about what Mother Nature might come up with to play further havoc with the schedule and there is finally a fixed last day of the year: June 26. ...

Students set to march across the nation, demanding change

Students set to march across the nation, demanding change

By Christopher Saunders, Entertainment editor

March 23, 2018

Much like the protests that helped stop the Vietnam War and advance the Civil Rights Movement two generations ago, students today are taking similar action to stop gun violence. These students are part of Generation Z, comprised of young people born between 1995 and 2003. They have never lived in a...

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