The AMSA Voice

AMSA senior Tuesday Benander and English teacher Paige McKinley were partners for the schools inaugural Shadow Day.

A student and her shadow pair up to foster understanding

By Tuesday Benander, Editor April 24, 2023

Friction and conflict are everywhere these days, including in schools as students, teachers, and administrators often struggle to understand and empathize with one another. These groups wrestle with limited...

Mia Downings performance as Beatrice helped make AMSAs production of Much Ado About Nothing a triumph.

Much ado about everything for AMSA Drama Society

By Ashley Correll, Sports editor March 2, 2023

Students may think they know Shakespeare’s classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing, but they don't unless they saw the AMSA Drama Society’s winter production of the play. Portrayals by the lead actors,...

After a year of remote learning, students are still missing costly class time because of the Covid pandemic.

Covid infections may be down, but the overall cost to learning remains high

By Nico Solimine, Staff writer May 4, 2022

On Dec. 4, 2021, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced that the first case of the coronavirus omicron variant had been found in the commonwealth, specifically in Middlesex County (where...

Luba Shmidts son, Mark Kagan (left), attended a rally in support of Ukraine in Boston last month.

The conflict in Ukraine is all too real for AMSA math teachers

Q&A with Luba Shmidt and Anna Makovoz
By Tessa Donohue, Editor March 9, 2022

The conflict between Ukraine and Russia is more than 4,000 miles away, beyond an ocean and across the vastness of a continent. When people are not forced to deal directly with difficult issues of humanity,...

Nurse Maureen Searl and her colleagues were testing up to 60 students and staff every morning at the height of the Omicron spike.

AMSA nurses are on the frontline of the Covid battle

By Philippos Paschalides, A&E editor February 28, 2022

At the start of this month, when AMSA shifted Covid testing from on site to at home, the school's nurses were finally able to take a breath. During the first five months of the school year, AMSA nurses...

The writer with writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber at the Red Notice premiere in Los Angeles.

A magical night among the stars

AMSA student lives the dream of being on the Red Carpet
By Tuesday Benander, Staff writer January 5, 2022

In November, I found myself only 10 feet away from three of the biggest movie stars on the planet. On my left, Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, walking the Red Carpet; in front of me, Dwayne “The Rock”...

Students are expected to attend virtual classes and do remote work, but its often not easy.

The ups and downs of ‘remote learning’

The dynamic too often causes a lack of energy and focus
By Nishi Kapoor, Staff writer April 27, 2020

With school swiftly moving from traditional classrooms to the internet, the “virtual education” experience has been an interesting adjustment for everyone, to say the least.  Due to the COVID-19...

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