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AMSA is No. 2, but what is the value of such rankings?

AMSA is No. 2, but what is the value of such rankings?

By Jyotika Vallurupalli, Co-editor

May 18, 2017


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The U.S News & World Report high school rankings list--for those who put stock in such things--is one of the most awaited lists of the year. Advocates say it shows how far a school has come, how it compares to others, and how well it educates students. AMSA was recently named the No. 2 public...

French presidential race is a referendum on the future

French presidential race is a referendum on the future

By Kate Longinova, Staff writer

May 6, 2017


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The first round of the French presidential election ended last week and two very different candidates emerged as finalists as citizens prepare to head to the polls Sunday to elect their new leader. Nationalist Marine Le Pen and liberal centrist Emmanuel Macron are revolutionizing French politics and, no matter ...

Amid political controversy, a forgotten casualty: Earth

Amid political controversy, a forgotten casualty: Earth

By Kate Longinova, Staff writer

April 24, 2017


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In the midst of great controversy over immigration policies, health care replacement plans, and conflict in the Middle East, a key White House issue has been lost amid larger headlines. President Donald Trump’s policies concerning environmental regulations have received scant attention, when they are ...

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...

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