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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...

Putin complicates the puzzle that already is Syria

Putin complicates the puzzle that already is Syria

By Robert Williams, Staff writer

December 18, 2015


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As if the events in Syria are not already complicated enough, the instability has been made more complex by Russian intervention and the unclear motives of President Vladimir Putin. What might his motivation be? It’s not obvious at first glance or really at any glance. At least one factor: Mr. Putin...

AMSA charter renewed–but with conditions

<em>AMSA charter renewed–but with conditions</em>

By Alli Caulfield and Anagha Indic

June 3, 2015


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An email from the AMSA Board of Trustees was sent to the school community on May 14, informing stakeholders of the successful renewal of the school’s charter. The email, signed by BoT Chair Craig Holbrook, stated that board members were excited that “the Massachusetts Department of Elementary...

Have a question? These students have the answer

Have a question? These students have the answer

By Samantha Peace, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015


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A buzzer goes off and faces in the audience turn to see which one of four young experts signaled they have the answer to the question—asking, perhaps, for the capital of Burkina Faso (it’s Ougadougou, if you are wondering). The lights in the room illuminate the faces of AMSA’s Quiz Bowl team....

Dr. McCleary is the choice as new AMSA leader

Dr. McCleary is the choice as new AMSA leader

By Chris Ludlam, Opinion Editor

April 8, 2015


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The AMSA Board of Trustees, in a special session, voted Tuesday night to bring in Dr. Joseph McCleary to be the school’s permanent executive director. He will take over for interim ED Dr. Mary Ann DeMello, who will finish the school year. Dr. DeMello, who took over when John Brucato was removed...

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