The AMSA Voice

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

<em>School lunch: No way to please all the people, all the time</em>

By Emma Cohen, Editor in chief

January 24, 2019


Filed under News

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


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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


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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...

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


Filed under News

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...

Despite repeated denials it will happen, ‘Oprah for president’ persists

Despite repeated denials it will happen, ‘Oprah for president’ persists

By Marzuq Iqbal, Staff writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under News

It is the story that won’t go away. Oprah Winfrey delivered an electrifying speech at the Golden Globe Awards upon receiving a lifetime achievement award -- arguably the highlight of the telecast -- and the ensuing rumors and speculation that she will run for president in 2020 won’t go quietly into...

Students stage walkout to protest gun violence

Students stage walkout to protest gun violence

By Emma Cohen, Co-editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under News

As a response to recent school shootings, today has been designated as National School Walkout Day by the Women’s March Youth EMPOWER organization. The goal of the walkout, according to the organization’s website, is “to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayer...

Terror and death in a Florida high school

Terror and death in a Florida high school

By Adrian Jimenez-Lara, Staff writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under News

One of the deadliest mass shootings in American history occurred on Wednesday in Parkland, Fla., where a former student, Nikolas Cruz, returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR-15 assault rifle and killed 17 people. Mr. Cruz, 19, is said to have arrived at the school at 2:19 p.m....

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