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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...

Opinion: Trump’s Shutdown is Abhorrent and Disingenuous

Opinion: Trump’s Shutdown is Abhorrent and Disingenuous

Maddy Art, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019

Over the course of the past two and a half years, I’ve been outraged about a lot of things. I've been outraged that the media coverage of Clinton focused on her email scandal and not her qualifications or policies. I've been outraged that Trump bragged about sexual assault - and then won the election. I'...

Opinion: Kavanaugh Confirmation a National Disgrace

Opinion: Kavanaugh Confirmation a National Disgrace

Maddy Art, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018

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

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

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

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,...

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