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Vaping is likely dangerous and it certainly isn’t cool

Vaping is likely dangerous and it certainly isn’t cool

By Amelia Marceau and Emma Cohen

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Through the power of pop culture and various forms of media, 2018 has seen the revival of certain trends from the twentieth century. Music has returned to vinyl, fashion has hints of ’90s and ’80s styles, and television shows are streaked with nostalgia and classic soundtracks. There is one tr...

AMSA students to peers: We stand with you

AMSA students to peers: We stand with you

By Amelia Marceau and Emma Cohen

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

From Columbine to Sandy Hook to, now, Parkland -- places seared into the consciousness without need of modifiers -- the United States has seen an increase in school shootings. We at The AMSA Voice have decided to speak up about threats students across the country are now faced with and how student...

The walkout: Why we did it

The walkout: Why we did it

By Amelia Marceau, Co-editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We didn’t do it to talk about gun control. We didn’t do it while hiding some sort of political agenda. We didn’t do it to create a divide. We did it to remember the events in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people, most of them our peers, were brutally massacred in their classrooms. It was a f...

The moment calls for analysis and not emotion

The moment calls for analysis and not emotion

By Yahritzaliz Ortiz-Zayas, Staff writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Wednesday, 17 lives were tragically lost in Parkland, Fla., to yet another school shooter -- Nikolas Cruz, who committed mass murder with a legally obtained AR-15 assault rifle. While the Parkland shooting is an example of the dangers that can come with a gun in the wrong hands, this doesn’t gi...

The time to act is now, with no excuses

The time to act is now, with no excuses

By Amelia Marceau, Co-editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The school shooting last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., must be the end. We’re only two months into 2018 and there have been eight school shootings resulting in deaths across America. Eight. It’s an alarming number and there seems to be no discernible movemen...

Actions speak louder than Trump’s words

Actions speak louder than Trump’s words

By Yahritzaliz Ortiz-Zayas, Staff writer

February 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Tuesday night, as my classmates finished up grabbing their slices of pizza and drinks, a “teleprompted” President Donald J. Trump appeared on my friend’s television trying to convince Americans that the state of the union is stronger than ever under his leadership. With every policy update, Mr. Trump promised...

Memo to the Boy Scouts: We girls don’t need you

Memo to the Boy Scouts: We girls don’t need you

By Emma Cohen, Co-editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Since 2012, the United Nations has recognized each Oct. 11 as International Day of the Girl. During last year’s celebration, the Boy Scouts of America announced that it would allow girls to join its organization. While the group’s choice has been celebrated by many for fair opportunity, the truth is ...

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