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HBOMax’s ‘Our Flag Means Death’ is Unapologetically Queer. And That’s a Good Thing.

Kiersten Simpson April 21, 2022

Queer representation in media tends to have a certain look: white, skinny, and young. Characters who aren’t white are torn between being homophobic or racist caricatures. Plus-sized queer characters...

Why You Should Try Out for the School Musical

Frances Evans March 11, 2022

Do you have too much time on your hands? Are you looking for something to do after school? You should do the musical. Auditions for the musical start typically before winter break so that after break,...

Why Going Mask Optional is the Right Thing to do

Celina Savage March 11, 2022

The Mount Greylock mask mandate is being lifted on Monday, March 14th. Since the pandemic is close to coming full circle, almost exactly two years after it began affecting our Berkshire community on the...

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Mount Greylock’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! was ‘Truly scrumptious’

Molly Sullivan March 7, 2022

After a two year hiatus, the Mount Greylock musical returned to the auditorium with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The show, a short musical with a simple plot, captured a community audience with its energetic...

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CW’s Arrowverse: Worth a Look

Drew Scanlon February 19, 2022

 On October 10 2012, the CW television company released Arrow, a television series based on Green Arrow, the DC comic book character. Since then, six main television series have been released, including...

The Case for Poor Grammar

Luca Hirsch February 19, 2022

There are seven types of art: sculpture, architecture, literature, theater, cinema, painting, and music. We are fortunate that Mount Greylock offers the majority of these fields, yet looking back at my...

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A Failure in Local Environmental Education is a Failure for All

Luca Hirsch October 3, 2021

Having grown up in the Berkshires, I've found that it is easy to take my surroundings for granted; in fact, I have rarely given myself the opportunity to explore activities that are famously iconic to...

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How the Profit Hungry Academy Awards Hurt the Film Industry

Luca Hirsch, Opinion Editor May 16, 2021

The 2021 Academy Awards were…. different, to say the least. Beyond the venue's resemblance to the Golden Globes (with celebrities seated at tables),  the various stars video calling in, and the bizarre...

An Eco-Friendly Lifestyle is Within Reach

An Eco-Friendly Lifestyle is Within Reach

Luca Hirsch, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

Researching ways to live a more environmentally friendly life often means coming upon the somewhat toxic and extreme side of the online sustainable living community. These influencers garner media attention...

More Asynchronous Work Would Benefit Both Teachers and Students

Lucy Igoe, Staff Writer February 4, 2021

It can be hard to imagine a time before the COVID pandemic struck and our world was turned upside down, but let me take you back. You would wake up while the sun was rising and the morning dew was glistening...

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The Case for Returning to School

Andrew Petropulos, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

Most of us want to get back to school. It can be dull for some and downright depressing for others to be stuck at home 24/7. While we know that the pandemic is still infecting more and more people each...

Has History Repeated Itself? A look at the 1980s.

Sylvie Clowes, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

My world at the moment reminds me of the way my parents' generation describes the ’80s. In many ways, it is filled with potential and passionate fighting for change. There are moments of brightness,...

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