The AMSA Voice

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...

Breaking the scientific glass ceiling

Breaking the scientific glass ceiling

By Rebecca Perlin, Senior writer

April 26, 2016


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According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, which studies the presence (or lack thereof) of women in the science-technology-engineering-math (STEM) realm, women made up only 13 percent of engineers in the workforce, and 25 percent in computer and mathematical science occupations, in 2014. ...

Study hall changes: no big deal if rules aren’t enforced

Study hall changes: no big deal if rules aren’t enforced

By Cassandra Xavier, Co-editor

March 31, 2016


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At the beginning of January, new rules were implemented in AMSA study halls. These included a call to study/work for the duration of the period, stricter music policies, limited talking, and the potential for assigned seating. There was initial resistance by students, who collectively cried foul,...

How can so many students be so culturally insensitive?

How can so many students be so culturally insensitive?

By Lexi Ryan, Staff writer

March 27, 2016


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One idea for a good time: pretending to be pregnant, wearing gold chains around the neck with hair braided in cornrows, and writing “THUG LIFE” across friends’ chests in the spirit of acting “ghetto.” The disturbing thing is, this statement appears to be truth for some Fairfield University...

Kasich clings to role as GOP ‘adult in the room’

Kasich clings to role as GOP ‘adult in the room’

By Raphael Cohen, Co-opinion editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under News

Last week could have been the end of Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign if not for a decisive primary win in his home state of Ohio. Now he could be the only hope for the anybody-but-Donald-Trump crowd that also remains extremely wary of Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Gov. Kasich said in the days leading to the ...

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