The AMSA Voice

What leadership looks like in times of crisis

Gov. Charlie Baker has received consistent approval ratings of higher than 80 percent during the coronavirus pandemic.

By Broderick Sartor, Co-editor

May 17, 2020

In these unprecedented times, the leaders of the country, at all levels, have been put under extreme pressure to keep the economy and social systems afloat while saving as many lives as possible.  But leadership comes in many forms at many levels — from the president of the United States to th...

Pros outweigh the cons with AMSA’s new schedule

AMSA adopted a new bell schedule shortening the day and passing time between classes.

By Connor Woodsmall, Co-editor

February 7, 2020

When rumors of shortening AMSA’s school day began to swirl last year, the questions came flying -- from everywhere. “There was initial concern from both the parent and student sides,” Vice Principal Brianna Murphy said. “This was a massive change to the schedule.” The proposal — which has...

AMSA students are invested in the politics of impeachment

Nearly two thirds of AMSA students say they are politically engaged.

By Rahul Harve, Features editor

February 5, 2020

Dec. 18, 2019. A monumental day in American politics. For the third time in history, a sitting president was impeached by the House of Representatives. The Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), charged that President Trump obstructed Congress and abused his power. On the...

Dr. Lewis steps down as AMSA executive director

Dr. Anders Lewis served as executive director for two years and will be replaced by Principal Ellen Linzey.

By Emma Cohen, Editor in chief

February 26, 2019

On Feb. 5, students, faculty, and parents received an email that, for many, came as a surprise: AMSA Executive Director Dr. Anders Lewis will step down at the end of the current school year and return solely to his position as chair of the history department. Starting July 1, current AMSA Principal Elle...

Sudden shift makes capstone project voluntary

AMSA's senior capstone project proved a source of frustration for students.

By Emma Cohen, Editor in chief

February 13, 2019

AMSA’s senior capstone project has been the talk of the Class of 2019 since it was unveiled at the end of the last school year. It was introduced as a showcase for students to display what they had learned over the course of their AMSA experience, in a way that would also prepare them for college. ...

School lunch: No way to please all the people, all the time

Perhaps AMSA's most controversial hot lunch is pizza sticks with marinara sauce.

By Emma Cohen, Editor in chief

January 24, 2019

What makes a “good” school lunch? For many families, deciding this often means choosing between a healthy lunch and a lunch that students will actually eat. At AMSA, many families rely on the school lunches for simple convenience — and these meals seem to have moved toward teenage tastes instead o...

Success starts with establishing a set of core values

AMSA is championing the values of

By Emma Cohen, Editor in chief

December 17, 2018

Integrity. Excellence. Community. These three values are plastered around all three AMSA buildings this year, whether it is on posters or on the back of faculty T-shirts. But where did they come from and what do they mean? “Over the past decade since AMSA has been around, we have had lot...

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