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A trip to Six Flags New England is one feature of the new senior week.

Senior week forecast: frustration with a chance of satisfaction

By Tara Gorman and Gianna Mann January 24, 2023

The traditional AMSA senior class trip to Disney World was canceled nearly a year ago, leaving many students disappointed and angry. When meetings were called to plan a new trip, students felt hopeful...

AMSA replaced the traditional senior trip to Disney World with a week of day trips.

Why AMSA canceled the annual senior trip to Disney World

By Tuesday Benander and Ashley Correll January 18, 2023

The annual AMSA senior trip to Florida's Disney World in June was a longstanding tradition dating to the school's early graduating classes, although through the years there was an underlying problem --...

Nuclear fusion replicates the energy process of the sun itself.

Is science on the cusp of conquering nuclear fusion as a source of energy?

By Patrick Brandt, Photo editor April 24, 2022

In early February, scientists at the U.K. JET Laboratory made major strides toward a goal of achieving nuclear fusion as a plausible source of energy. The process is how the sun itself operates, as hydrogen...

Striking the proper balance with electives is a perennial problem at AMSA.

How can AMSA consistently offer the right electives for its student body?

By Erin Butler, Staff writer March 24, 2022

At AMSA, electives are one of the best ways to broaden knowledge beyond core classes, but students constantly run into the problem of options disappearing after a year or two because of low enrollment,...

A shortage of bus drivers, exacerbated by the Covid pandemic, has led to a pattern of late buses at the end of the school day.

The story behind all those late buses in the afternoon

By Owen Mahoney, Features editor March 8, 2022

The entire AMSA community has grown used to the end-of-day routine, coming over the loudspeaker in the waning moments of eighth period: “Please excuse the interruption, but we have a few late buses.” In...

Students dealing with masks and other protocols have become ubiquitous features of schooling around the world.

Pandemic, New England winter take a mental toll

By Tuesday Benander, Staff writer February 15, 2022

For some, it no doubt feels like this Covid pandemic has been going on for 20 years, yet it will only be two years come a few weeks. And though the Omicron variant is waning, there’s still the rest of...

Seniors Shreya Suresh and Sonal Gupta check out to leave campus during a study hall.

An unexpected bit of senior freedom

By Philippos Paschalides, A&E editor January 13, 2022

Last April, when students returned to campus after more than six months of remote learning in the middle of the Covid pandemic, AMSA administrators were eager to lower the number of students in classrooms...

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