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Opinion: Kavanaugh Confirmation a National Disgrace

Opinion: Kavanaugh Confirmation a National Disgrace

October 9, 2018


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The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court has shown, yet again, the willingness of elected officials to disregard what is best for the country in favor of what is best for their party and their own reelection. This is no surprise. Conservatives hold their noses at Donald Trum...

Opinion: NHS Dues

Opinion: NHS Dues

May 26, 2017


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The Mt. Greylock National Honor Society (NHS) is a group of exemplary students deemed to be worthy of national recognition. These students have shown to be proper models in the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Mt. Greylock students are supposed to look up to these...

Greylock Returns Launches

Greylock Returns Launches

January 15, 2016


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On December 21st, 22nd and January 11th, a new series called Greylock Returns entertained the high school directed studies with the stories of recent alumni of Mt. Greylock. Principal Mary MacDonald began the series to show the students the different paths they can take after high school. MacDonald noticed...

Local Author Jim Shepard Delivers Greylock Talk

Local Author Jim Shepard Delivers Greylock Talk

December 18, 2015


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On the morning of December 16, local author Jim Shepard came to the Mt. Greylock meeting room to deliver the second Greylock Talk of the year. Shepard is a prolific and distinguished fiction writer who has published numerous short stories and novels. A professor of creative writing at Williams College,...

Greylock Talks Continue

Greylock Talks Continue

November 20, 2015


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Two Greylock Talks, one for the high school and another for the middle school, entertained the school last Thursday the November 19. Chaplain Rick Spalding from Williams College spoke at the high school talk. Spalding discussed defining communities and how to expand them to avoid conflict. Spalding used...

Kleiners Italy: Smoking

Kleiners Italy: Smoking

March 31, 2015


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Tacked up on the courtyard walls, hanging next to the menu at the bar and of course taped above every classroom doorway are the laminated placards ubiquitous at Liceo Virgilio. VIETATO FUMARE is printed along the top of each accompanied by the universal anti-smoking symbol. A long list of penalties and...

Kleiners’ Italy: Liceo classico

Kleiners’ Italy: Liceo classico

February 3, 2015


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Every September, throughout cities and towns across Italy, students heading into their first year of Liceo classico flock to their schools to see the class listings posted on the walls. They are rushing to see the classmates with whom they will be spending all day, every day for the next five years....

Kleiners’ Italy: The Students

Kleiners’ Italy: The Students

December 16, 2014


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Part of a continuing series comparing schools from Italy and America. On the morning of December 1, in front of the amassed student body of the Liceo Virgilio, a banner was lowered out of a courtyard window. It read, "VIRGILIO OCCUPATO" and was received by raucous cheering. To an Italian reader, this mess...

Kleiners’ Italy: “Calcio” (Soccer)

November 12, 2014


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“The Mister” is six feet tall, a tad overweight, elegantly dressed, and never lets himself be seen without his aviator sunglasses. He is the proprietor of a local bar as well as the head coach of the APDO ‘98 football team. While he takes the club enormously seriously, he is rarely less than a...

OMG! You’ll Never Believe what “Clickbait” is Doing to Journalism!

OMG! You’ll Never Believe what “Clickbait” is Doing to Journalism!

November 4, 2014


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It’s hard to go online these days--whether to check Facebook, email or even a “reputable” news source--without encountering some shocking or exciting headlines. “What This Little Girl Has to Say Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity” and “Watching This Puppy Will Not be a Waste of Your Time.”...

Kleiners’ Italy: The School Building

Kleiners’ Italy: The School Building

October 22, 2014


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This is the first article in a series of differences between schools in Italy and in America. The Building In many ways Liceo Virgilio's facade is very similar to those of the surrounding buildings on the Via Giulia. In fact, its stuccoed brown exterior fits nicely on the old Renaissance street. One ...

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