The AMSA Voice

Escaping from the echo chambers

Echo chambers are dangerous because they only promote things with which you already agree.
January 15, 2021

In my house, talking about politics and current events is dinner-time conversation. It is a conversation that I am proud to say my family is able to have. I am proud that we are able to debate and converse,...

A memory tarnished

The U.S. Capitol is a cherished symbol of what the country represents.
January 10, 2021

After a speech by President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday near the White House, thousands of his supporters marched to the Capitol after he instructed them to do so. What started as a protest as Congress...

Mourning a senior year lost

AMSA sits empty and seniors see their final high school year quietly fading away.
April 30, 2020

How long has it even been since we left school?  How much time do we have left?  Although these questions run through the mind of every AMSA student, the future is even more uncertain for the senior...

The day the Earth stood still

In a month-and-a-half, subway platforms and city streets have become deserted amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
April 27, 2020

When we all woke up on the morning of March 11, nothing felt out of the ordinary. Sure, there were rumblings about COVID-19, a novel strain of coronavirus, potentially postponing or canceling major sporting...

The wealthy flat-out stole college spots for their undeserving children

The college bribery scandal extended even to the halls of Stanford University.
April 24, 2019

Hard-working and determined students. Students who work their tails off to have any hope of getting into a good college. These are the students who should be getting a solid higher education. But maybe...

We care way too much about where we go to college

Middlebury College in Vermont is among the author's college choices.
March 20, 2019

It’s often the first question high school seniors are faced with when they meet someone for the first time: “So where are you going to college?” Besides the fact that the question gets old,...

The senior capstone project was an opportunity lost

Alex Joseph, second from right, is working with Robert Coakley, second from left, on a short film for his capstone project. Also pictured are Jack Denson, far left, and Zach Pouliot, far right.
February 13, 2019

AMSA students have always had full plates. Many classes, loads of homework, even a longer school day than most other schools. AMSA upperclassmen juggle advanced courses, after-school activities, and even...

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