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More Than a Scrunchie: VSCO girls and the History of Labels

Clara McWeeny, Managing Editor

March 16, 2020

On a recent, rainy, fall afternoon, my high school soccer team and I found ourselves down 4-0 to a county rival. And being taunted mercilessly by the opposing fans. Needless to say, I was not having a good time. Gaining a bit of momentum late in the second half, we eventually worked the ball far enough up t...

Vote.

March 1, 2020

Please, and I can’t stress this enough, vote. There are endless reasons to do so. I won’t list them all, because I have somewhere to be next week, but I think it’s important to educate ourselves on why exercising our right to vote matters. It is something people have done since 1776. Thankfull...

Letter: Doctor Brown – The Other Side

Letter: Doctor Brown - The Other Side

Elizabeth Ramos, Jordan Degere, Stormy Wade, Elizabeth Degraff, and Cairra Ramos

February 14, 2020

Re: "Doctor Brown: Students React" I am writing today in response to the assembly that took place Thursday January 16th with the speaker Dr. Adolph Brown. I believe everyone is entitled to their own opinions, beliefs, etc, and I am in no way misleading or saying that the students who wrote their op...

A Modern Nightmare

Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani meets with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps in Tehran, Iran, on Sept. 18, 2016. Press Office of Iranian Supreme Leader/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Krishan Rai, Staff Writer

January 25, 2020

What a new year it has been. In less than a month, the United States has tangled in an Iranian crisis threatening the Middle East; not to mention the smoldering unrest that still remains in Venezuela, Hong Kong, and India.   It’s a turbulent start to a decade. Even after a holiday season of good wis...

Opinion: On Thanksgiving

Opinion: On Thanksgiving

Krishan Rai, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

Weeks ago I sat in a classroom tracing turkeys. Red, Orange, Yellow, Brown, the pencils skated around my hand. And for what purpose? To create a gaudy and misshapen sketch bearing almost no resemblance to the chestnut plumage and regal appearance of the North American Wild Turkey.  Similarly, Th...

Everyday Skills Should Be Taught in High School

Many students leave high school not knowing how to complete important tasks like taxes.

Saville Keyes, Opinion Editor

December 9, 2019

I am a strong believer in starting out young, whether that be when learning a language, playing an instrument, or developing essential life skills. Studies show that when these skills are ingrained in the mind from a young age, they are more likely to persist and are often easier to learn. According to B...

Opinion: No Firearms in Proposed Sporting Goods Store

742 North Hoosac Rd.

Maddy Art, Associate Editor

September 16, 2019

On this Thursday, September 19, there will be a hearing with the Zoning Board of Appeals, in part to determine whether Bill Preite will receive the special permit needed to open a fishing and hunting store on North Hoosac Rd. According to the hearing application, the sporting goods store would sell, in addi...

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

photo courtesy of Brendon O'Hagan, Time Magazine

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

Photo courtesy of NewsWeek and Getty Images

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

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 ...

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