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Will Smith has faced extensive backlash after slapping Chris Rock during the Oscars telecast.

Memo to Will Smith: don’t slap people on live television

By Tessa Donohue, Editor April 26, 2022

As a general rule, one should probably try to avoid hitting someone on live television, unless as part of a boxing match or mixed-martial arts fight. Apparently, nobody alerted Will Smith to this fact...

Getting young people to broaden their horizons is instrumental to learning.

Banning books is censorship and is never a solution

EDITORIAL
By Patrick Brandt, Photo editor February 28, 2022

Why would someone in a position of power ban books? Is it because of so-called controversial, culturally insensitive material or something as absurd as a superhero wearing underpants? “We’ve done...

The new Texas law has raised significant concerns among pro-choice advocates.

The Texas abortion law cannot stand

By Bella Bush, Opinion editor January 13, 2022

Texas' restrictive new abortion law, enacted last year and still winding its way through the courts in the face of challenges, prohibits women from getting an abortion after six weeks, and it has left...

Echo chambers are dangerous because they only promote things with which you already agree.

Escaping from the echo chambers

OPINION
By Grace Bleakney, Staff writer January 15, 2021

In my house, talking about politics and current events is dinner-time conversation. It is a conversation that I am proud to say my family is able to have. I am proud that we are able to debate and converse,...

The U.S. Capitol is a cherished symbol of what the country represents.

A memory tarnished

By Kirsten Evans, Staff writer January 10, 2021

After a speech by President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday near the White House, thousands of his supporters marched to the Capitol after he instructed them to do so. What started as a protest as Congress...

Rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as members of Congress were ratifying Electoral College results.

Time for impeachment … again

EDITORIAL
By Tessa Donohue, Staff writer January 7, 2021

President Donald J. Trump inspired a violent mob to attack the U.S. Capitol and our democracy on Wednesday in opposition to the confirmation of Joe Biden’s election as President. His actions are unacceptable...

AMSA sits empty and seniors see their final high school year quietly fading away.

Mourning a senior year lost

OPINION
By Meaghan McDonald, Photo editor April 30, 2020

How long has it even been since we left school?  How much time do we have left?  Although these questions run through the mind of every AMSA student, the future is even more uncertain for the senior...

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