The AMSA Voice

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...

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...

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