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Colleges are Waiving Standardized Testing Requirements

In light of the recent ACT, SAT, and SAT Subject Test cancellations by the College Board and ACT Inc., many juniors are wondering what will become of their standardized test scores. Though the College Board has said that it will add more testing dates starting in August, and that they will run every weekend, this […]

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Massachusetts Schools Closed for the Rest of the Year

Last week, Governor Charlie Baker announced that Massachusetts’s public schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. With 46,000 cases of coronavirus and counting, Massachusetts is ranked third in cases per state. In the past week, governors of 40 states have ordered or recommended that schools do not reopen for the rest […]

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General Interest
Opinion
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The Future of Our Languages

As the world becomes more open to gender identity, many countries are adopting this social movement through changes in their languages. In English, non-gender conforming people use pronouns like “they” and “them.” Since English does not assign gender to these words, they are a perfect fit for people who don’t want to present themselves as […]

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Opinion
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Team Markey Thanks the Frontline

“Hope doesn’t exist in a vacuum,” said Senator Ed Markey during a recent Facebook livestream. “It’s created by visible movement toward action.” We see this action across the Commonwealth right now, whether from our grocery store employees, healthcare workers, or the countless community members whose actions we may not praise, but who promote hope in […]

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Opinion
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It’s Time We Raised the Minimum Wage

In  America, one is expected to take advantage of the upward social mobility our wealthy democracy theoretically affords. In stories, we may be presented with characters who work minimum wage or service jobs, but invariably, these jobs are a starting point. The character in question will go to college, strike it rich, or marry well. […]

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General Interest
Opinion

How to Spice Up Your Quarantine

While this might seem like the time to grab a bag of chips for lunch and call it a day, being stuck at home is actually a great opportunity to expand your culinary skills. Right now, most of us don’t have to stick to a tight schedule and have more time to cook a meal, […]

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General Interest
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The Good Side of This Story

If you ever feel inclined to disagree with someone, now would be a very easy time to do so. Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, there is no shortage of differences of opinion: when should the country reopen, how best should we allocate limited resources, how many feet of separation is acceptable… the list goes on.  If, […]

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Will the College Board’s COVID-19 Plans Help or Hurt Over-prepared AP Students?

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, students and teachers alike worried whether classes would be able to continue outside of a classroom setting. Amongst those speculators were students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes, who feared that the hard work they’d poured into their studies this year would not culminate in an end-of-the-year exam for college credit. Students […]

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A Tale of Three Countries and Their Responses to the Pandemic

Everyone has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in one way or another. Some countries have taken unique approaches to deal with the virus, while others adopted mainstream policies and rules to manage outbreaks. I thought it would be interesting to take a look at how Italy and England decided to manage the outbreak within […]

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General Interest
Opinion

Social Justice or Just a Marketing Scheme?

In an era of social media vigilante justice and the increasing integration of advertisements into everyday lives, it’s time to reexamine the ways that advertisers use social justice to sell products. Generation Z, at least through internet mediums, is a politically active generation. During our young lives, we have seen the rise of social movements […]

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