The AMSA Voice

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


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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 ...

Making your voice heard at the ballot box

Making your voice heard at the ballot box

By Coretta Granberry, Photo editor

March 16, 2016


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There are many milestones on the road to becoming an adult, but few can resonate as powerfully as stepping into the voting booth for the first time and making decisions that actually impact communities and the nation itself. For most high school seniors, that means the 2016 elections mark participation...

Scalia’s death leaves high court in limbo

Scalia’s death leaves high court in limbo

By Alyana Vera, Co-opinion editor

March 2, 2016


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The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Feb. 13 marked the end of an era. Regardless of one’s political beliefs, Justice Scalia was an undeniable force during his nearly 30-year tenure, the outspoken intellectual for the court’s conservative wing. He was an “originalist”:...

Safety used as an excuse to keep cell phones handy

Safety used as an excuse to keep cell phones handy

By Kassie Peloso, Staff writer

February 9, 2016


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Despite the change in school policy restricting accessibility to cell phones, many AMSA students are claiming that they don’t trust their lockers as a way to keep their phones with them throughout the day. The safety claim, however, has no basis in fact. Student Affairs Coordinator Mike Nawrocki has sa...

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