The Greylock Echo

The Need for Clarity

THE EDITORIAL BOARD

June 8, 2019

You frequently hear that there’s a cheating problem at Mount Greylock, but does anyone truly know what constitutes cheating? Some may exclusively equate “cheating” with copying answers during an exam, while others also consider asking someone who has already taken a test whether it is hard to be...

Opinion: Meatless Mondays

Opinion: Meatless Mondays

Maddy Art, Associate Editor

May 4, 2019

I can already hear the groans. Not another preachy vegetarian to shame me for my choices of what I put into my body. Before you stop reading, though, give me a chance -- when I stopped eating meat in December, I vowed that I would not be loud about it or act like my decision made me superior. So, instea...

Opinion: Feminism – Start Embracing the Word

Opinion: Feminism – Start Embracing the Word

Clara McWeeny, News Editor

April 15, 2019

Feminism, as defined by Merriam Webster, is the theory of political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. A feminist, also as defined by Merriam Webster, is any one who believes in political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. And I believe, as does Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, that we sh...

Opinion: Joe Biden Scandal Shows Progress

Opinion: Joe Biden Scandal Shows Progress

Maddy Art, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

On March 29, Lucy Flores, former member of the Nevada State Assembly, published an essay on The Cut telling of a time when, as she was running for Lieutenant Governor of Nevada in 2014, then-Vice President - and now likely candidate for the Democratic nomination for President in 2020 - smelled her hair...

Letter: MCAS Scores “Lacking in Validity” to Educators

Letter: MCAS Scores “Lacking in Validity” to Educators

April 7, 2019

Re: "Students, Teachers Protest MCAS Question" To the editor: We are deeply disappointed that the recent 10th grade ELA MCAS included an essay question that required students to write a journal entry from the perspective of a character who is openly racist and betrays slaves trying to escape.  We see ...

Opinion: Don’t Lose Hope

Opinion: Don’t Lose Hope

Maddy Art, Staff Writer

March 31, 2019

On Friday March 22, Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel who had been investigating the President for coordination with Russia to influence the 2016 election and for obstruction of justice, submitted his report to the Justice Department. The report has been much anticipated by Democrats hoping for more ev...

Opinion: On MCAS

Charlie McWeeny, News Editor

March 30, 2019

The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System is a series of standardized tests given to all students in Massachusetts public schools from third to tenth grade. You probably know it as MCAS, or better yet, the Massachusetts Child Abuse System. While this alternate definition may be used in jest,...

Opinion: Read!

Opinion: Read!

Maddy Art, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

In general, I feel that New Year’s Resolutions are kind of a scam. If you want to change your lifestyle, you shouldn’t feel like you have to wait for some day that’s been arbitrarily assigned as the first of the year. Worse, the nature of New Year’s Resolutions sets you up for failure: if you...

Media Trust and Consumption

THE EDITORIAL BOARD

March 4, 2019

In mid-January, BuzzFeed released a story that, if true, would have had enormous implications on the Trump presidency’s legitimacy. If true, it would have meant that Trump told lawyer Michael Cohen to lie under oath. If true, the story would have proved that the president had obstructed justice - in other w...

Opinion: Radical Does Not Mean Misinformed

Opinion: Radical Does Not Mean Misinformed

Maddy Art, Associate Editor

March 2, 2019

A few weeks ago, I was one of several students who went to Representative Richard Neal’s Pittsfield office to meet with a staffer about the Green New Deal proposed by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey. We had a productive meeting in which we shared our fears about clima...

Opinion: We Need to Sleep

Opinion: We Need to Sleep

Saville Keyes, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019

Ever since I can remember, I have dreaded getting out of bed in the morning, as many do. However, (in most cases), it isn’t because of a lack of motivation or interest in starting my day, but rather due to a lack of sleep. I chronically press snooze on my alarm and, more often than not, find mysel...

Opinion: Lay Off the Emails, Colleges

Opinion: Lay Off the Emails, Colleges

Maddy Art, Staff Writer

January 26, 2019

Since the beginning of 2018, I have gotten 1,373 emails from colleges, which works out to be about 3.5 emails a day. I know this because that’s when I began putting emails from colleges in a separate inbox folder so I wouldn’t have to look at them every time I checked my inbox. Any high schooler who...

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