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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...

A spotlight on eating disorders and help

A spotlight on eating disorders and help

By Elizabeth Goldberg, Staff Writer

March 15, 2015


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“I had no idea.” That was the theme of the National Eating Disorders Association’s NEDAwareness Week 2015. In the last week of February, NEDA publicized a wealth of educational materials dealing with eating disorders in an effort to heighten understanding. Using the Twitter hashtag #NEDAwareness...

Policy change allows students to color their hair

Policy change allows students to color their hair

By Anagha Indic, Co-Editor

March 8, 2015


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AMSA administrators posted an announcement on the school’s website Tuesday that the hair dye policy that sparked controversy in the fall has subsequently been revised. It was a short announcement that read simply: “The Student-Parent handbook has been revised removing hair color restrictions that...

AMSA to remain without a principal

AMSA to remain without a principal

By Anagha Indic, Co-Editor

March 1, 2015


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AMSA interim Executive Director Dr. Mary Ann DeMello announced on Saturday afternoon that she will not be hiring Dr. Christopher Lord or Joshua Romano, the two finalists for the school’s vacant principal position. In an email to the school community titled “Principal Update,” Dr. DeMello informed...

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