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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...

How students utilize study halls is an ongoing debate at AMSA.

Study halls: a time for more work and less play

By Erin Butler, Staff writer January 13, 2022

In theory, study halls at AMSA are important to students' ability to get their work done on time, as well as cutting back on hours spent working at home, sometimes late into the night.   In reality,...

Obtaining LEED certification means designing or retrofitting buildings to be environmentally friendly.

Looking ahead to a new, environmentally friendly campus

By Patrick Brandt, Photo editor January 11, 2022

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council, is a badge that measures how environmentally friendly buildings are designed. Over...

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