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AMSA gets hefty arbitration award

AMSA gets hefty arbitration award

By Alyana Vera, Co-opinion editor

January 27, 2016


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In an email message sent on Jan. 15, Board of Trustees chair Pauline Jen Ryan informed the AMSA community that the school has been awarded nearly a million dollars in a binding ruling by an arbitrator as part of ongoing litigation between AMSA and its landlord. “While resolving differences in court...

Oscars so white?

Oscars so white?

By Coretta Granberry, Photo editor

January 20, 2016


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In the six days since the release of Oscar nominations for the films of 2015, the backlash over the lack of diversity among nominees has built to a fever pitch, with director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith saying they will boycott the ceremony on Feb. 28, while calls for host Chris Rock to...

Who wants to be an almost-billionaire?

Who wants to be an almost-billionaire?

By Mykalah Jacob, Co-editor

January 13, 2016


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What would you do with $1.5 billion? Well, if you purchase the winning Powerball lottery ticket, you may be asking yourself this question soon. The Powerball jackpot will be worth an estimated $1.5 billion when winning numbers are drawn tonight, the largest sum in the history of United States lot...

Time for art to take center stage at AMSA

Time for art to take center stage at AMSA

By Sarthak Panda, Features editor

January 12, 2016


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In a science- and technology-focused school, the chance to honor art and music is a breath of fresh air. For AMSA, that chance comes Wednesday during the school’s Arts Night. Hallways will be decorated with student artwork and music will be performed by AMSA’s chorus, jazz band, and a capella g...

AMSA administration change, round three

AMSA administration change, round three

By Rebecca Perlin, Senior writer

December 18, 2015


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MARLBOROUGH–AMSA students, teachers, and parents alike are anxious and have one primary concern: the fate of their 10-year-old school. The source of the anxiety is a third administration in three years. The leading question on everyone’s mind: What does the future hold for AMSA? “Even though...

Recycling is AMSA’s best-kept secret

Recycling is AMSA’s best-kept secret

By Coretta Granberry, Photo editor

December 18, 2015


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Does AMSA recycle? The fact that it’s even a question is telling. The answer is yes, but the story of how--and why students, teachers, and even administrators are confused--is a bit complicated. The most common misconception that has made its way through the rumor mill is that AMSA used to recy...

New cell phone policy proves unpopular

New cell phone policy proves unpopular

By Kassie Peloso, Staff writer

December 18, 2015


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MARLBOROUGH--AMSA students are exasperated by the change in the school’s cell phone policy, requiring them to keep their phones off and in their lockers throughout the day. “It’s pointless,” Junior Sanjana Rao said. The policy according to the 2014-2015 Student-Parent Handbook stated: “Cell phone...

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