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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

Everyday Skills Should Be Taught in High School

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

Opinion: No Firearms in Proposed Sporting Goods Store

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

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...

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