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Dr. Lewis named AMSA’s acting executive director

Dr. Lewis named AMSA’s acting executive director

By Jyotika Vallurupalli, Co-editor

February 15, 2017


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On Feb. 7, the AMSA community received an email that could be described as mildly surprising to some and shocking to others: Dr. Joseph McCleary had resigned, and Dr. Anders Lewis was named acting executive director of the school. The email, sent by Board of Trustees Chair Pauline Jen Ryan, pointed to ev...

Can you die of a ‘broken heart’? Science says you can

Can you die of a ‘broken heart’? Science says you can

By Jyotika Vallurupalli, Co-editor

January 13, 2017


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On Dec. 28, the world lost Debbie Reynolds, an entertainer best known for her work as one of the last performers from Hollywood’s “Golden Age,” with notable turns in such films as Singin’ in the Rain and Tammy and the Bachelor, and for her immense collection of Hollywood memorabilia.   A day earlier, the...

AMSA uniform changes, redux

AMSA uniform changes, redux

By Kate Longinova, Staff writer

November 30, 2016


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Another year, another uniform. The AMSA dress code has been steadily evolving over the 11 years of the school’s existence, but over the summer it underwent its most major transformation to date. The administration has implemented a new, more stringent set of rules regarding pant tightness, skirt len...

A split in the vote and a split of opinion

A split in the vote and a split of opinion

By Coretta Granberry, Co-editor

November 29, 2016


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The Electoral College tally split from the popular vote for only the fifth time in American history on Nov. 8--but for the second time in 16 years--which has led to frustration for many and rage for some. There were protests in major American cities and on college campuses in the two weeks after t...

Voters say yes to marijuana, no to charter expansion

Voters say yes to marijuana, no to charter expansion

By Jyotika Vallurupalli, Co-editor

November 16, 2016


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Lost somewhat amid the presidential election results last week, Massachusetts voters also weighed in on Nov. 8 on four ballot questions, two of which failed and two of which passed. The most controversial was Question 4, and the Bay State joined three others--California, Nevada, and Maine--in legalizing...

Price spike for EpiPen sparks claims of corporate greed

Price spike for EpiPen sparks claims of corporate greed

By Clarice Pavlak, Staff writer

November 14, 2016


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To nearly 40 million Americans affected by severe allergies, the EpiPen Auto-Injector is more than just another drug on the market. It is literally a life-saving device that counteracts an allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, which causes a victim’s throat to swell shut. Since August, many Americans...

Trump victory surprises the nation and world

Trump victory surprises the nation and world

By Coretta Granberry, Co-editor

November 10, 2016


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Defying almost all forecasts, Donald J. Trump won the presidential election early Wednesday morning, an outcome that surprised most of the nation. After a long night of watching and waiting, Mr. Trump finally achieved the 270 electoral votes needed to win at around 3:30 a.m. Almost all major news s...

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