The AMSA Voice

Pros outweigh the cons with AMSA’s new schedule

<em>Pros outweigh the cons with AMSA’s new schedule</em>

By Connor Woodsmall, Co-editor

February 7, 2020

When rumors of shortening AMSA’s school day began to swirl last year, the questions came flying -- from everywhere. “There was initial concern from both the parent and student sides,” Vice Principal Brianna Murphy said. “This was a massive change to the schedule.” The proposal — which has...

AMSA students are invested in the politics of impeachment

AMSA students are invested in the politics of impeachment

By Rahul Harve, Features editor

February 5, 2020

Dec. 18, 2019. A monumental day in American politics. For the third time in history, a sitting president was impeached by the House of Representatives. The Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), charged that President Trump obstructed Congress and abused his power. On the...

Dr. Lewis steps down as AMSA executive director

Dr. Lewis steps down as AMSA executive director

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...

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