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Navigating the four ballot questions

Navigating the four ballot questions

By Jyotika Vallurupalli, Co-editor

November 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As Massachusetts voters head to the polls today, they are going to be faced with many tough decisions. While voting for President of the United States seems a daunting task in 2016, it is not the only choice voters face. Ballot questions are a unique time for American citizens to directly particip...

Clinton clearly won debate, and Trump reinforced why he is unfit

Clinton clearly won debate, and Trump reinforced why he is unfit

By Steven Richardson, Senior writer

September 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It was quite clear that Hillary Clinton won Monday night’s presidential debate. I’m sure many tuned into the debate to watch Donald J. Trump’s antics, and his campaign has been thriving on his unpredictable and outrageous behavior, but the most obvious thing to emerge from Monday was a clear...

Banning students from ceremony was the right decision

Banning students from ceremony was the right decision

By Coretta Granberry and Nick Sousa

June 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

On May 24, a large number of AMSA seniors attended a house party to celebrate their last day of high school. The community now knows that events took place at this party that caused four seniors to be banned from participating in Sunday’s graduation ceremony. Was it the right decision? Consider...

FBI is wrong in its demands to Apple

FBI is wrong in its demands to Apple

By Mykalah Jacob and Robert Williams

March 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The ongoing dispute between Apple and the FBI concerns an individual iPhone. Overriding its encryption in a quest to find potentially sensitive information is a one-time request, right? Wrong. Security and safety are pressing national issues, but Apple made the right decision when refusing the...

Flint: A cry for justice for a city in need

Flint: A cry for justice for a city in need

By Alyana Vera, Co-opinion editor

February 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion

What has happened in Flint, Mich. is an embarrassment. The entire city of Flint deserves more than the state government has given it, and a simple sorry isn’t going to cut it. State and federal officials need to be held accountable for the gross injustice that has been carried out against the people. The...

Rolling Stone breaks a fundamental rule of journalism

<em>Rolling Stone</em> breaks a fundamental rule of journalism

By Steven Richardson, Cartoonist/Staff writer

January 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

One would hope that you learn from your mistakes—apparently Rolling Stone magazine hasn’t. Rolling Stone faced much-deserved condemnation after a 2014 piece about an alleged sexual assault on the University of Virginia campus was widely discredited. The magazine retracted the story, titled...

The risk of abusing an effective tool

The risk of abusing an effective tool

By Maggie Barjolo, Staff writer

January 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Are people, particularly college students, taking advantage of protesting as a political tool? Is it a way to make unfair and, some might say, irrational demands? Or is it the ultimate way to effect change? The tactic dates far into the past and peaceful protesting was used very effectively by iconic...

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