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EDITORIAL: Be skeptical of rumors, thoroughly check facts

EDITORIAL: Be skeptical of rumors, thoroughly check facts

June 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

We made a mistake because we listened to rumors instead of skeptically stopping and checking the facts. It was brought to our attention that our Issue Six editorial, “Pity the penguins: end of year festivities should not harm,” included statements that were not factual, but were instead rumors per...

SUIT UP: guys share their perspective of prom

SUIT UP: guys share their perspective of prom

June 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Often, we don't see the male perspectives regarding prom, a famous and anticipated event in our culture. Here are their thoughts.

Look for unexpected adventure close to home

Look for unexpected adventure close to home

Katrina Liu, Assistant Opinion Editor
June 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Days are getting warmer and the urge to get out of school is growing. Excitement is stirring up, as people discuss what the summer entails. Aside from working, hanging out with friends, and sleeping in, there is another topic that is always mentioned: traveling. If you are the one involved in the...

Capturing conservative concepts with libertarian Walker Haskins

Capturing conservative concepts with libertarian Walker Haskins

Walker Haskins, Contributing Writer
June 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Massachusetts Conservative is an oxymoron. Massachusetts Libertarian is slightly better. Our little commonwealth is no forum of diverse political thought- famously, we are the most liberal state in the nation. Yet what, if any, are the effects of this homogeneity? My personal politics aside (Full disc...

Senior Reflection: Leaving high school just when you find your place

Senior Reflection: Leaving high school just when you find your place

Tess Herdman, Opinion Editor
June 7, 2017
Filed under Senior Issue

My freshman year self did not expect that I would be sad to leave high school. After my first day at ARHS, I came home and cried. The school was too big. There were too many people I didn’t know. I got lost and couldn’t figure out how to get to the buses, how to pay for my lunch, or how to get...

10 Things I Learned Running Senior Soak (“Senior Assassin”)

10 Things I Learned Running Senior Soak (“Senior Assassin”)

Ruth Ricciuti, Staff Writer
June 7, 2017
Filed under Senior Issue

This year I was the main coordinator for Senior Assassin, a game involving seniors getting “targets” they shoot with a water gun. It was a lot of work, but pretty rewarding. Here are 10 interesting things I’ve learned from the experience:     When you acquire power, you acquire “friends”....

Senior Reflection: How to complete high school despite your constant impending mental breakdowns

Senior Reflection: How to complete high school despite your constant impending mental breakdowns

Hannah Grinblatas, Staff Writer
June 6, 2017
Filed under Senior Issue

Looking back at my younger self, I can definitely see that I was one of those freshmen: innocent and carefree. The world was just simply a place where I would play soccer, run track, or hang out with friends and study. Over the course of four years, a lot of aspects of life can change drastically....

Senior Reflection: An Open Letter To Mom And Dad

Senior Reflection: An Open Letter To Mom And Dad

Madison Scott, Staff Writer
June 6, 2017
Filed under Senior Issue

Dear Mom and Dad, The time has come. I am graduating high school and starting a new chapter of my life. I am moving on to make new strides into adulthood, leaving behind the precious times of childhood. But before I go off, I would like to thank you. Thank you for raising me into the young woman...

Senior Reflection: How do you measure high school?

Senior Reflection: How do you measure high school?

Carey Davis, Online Editor
June 5, 2017
Filed under Senior Issue

15,552,000 seconds. 28 class periods. 180 days. A myriad of papers, literally. Dozens of textbooks. Miles ran. Meters swum. Saturday mornings sacrificed for standardized testing. Essays upon essays drafted and revised. You can measure the past four years by countless units. By coffee cups, by the...

Senior Reflection: Homage to our future failures

Senior Reflection: Homage to our future failures

Katelyn Li, Staff Writer
June 5, 2017
Filed under Senior Issue

It’s impossible to pinpoint my exact feelings about finishing high school. Some days, I’m overtaken by bouts of nostalgia- for the small town nestled in suburbia that I will always call home, for the starry nights spent engrossed in deep conversation with friends, for all the people I’ve met and...

Senior Reflection: A little inspiration while you wait

Senior Reflection: A little inspiration while you wait

Jen Fox, Editor-in-Chief
June 4, 2017
Filed under Senior Issue

Graduation day has finally arrived, and just in time- I’ve officially checked out of high school. All I can think about is enjoying one last amazing, carefree summer with my best friends before we all head off to different places around the world. There’s also something else at the back of my...

Senior Reflection: If Diana Roy can graduate, you probably can, too!

Senior Reflection: If Diana Roy can graduate, you probably can, too!

Diana Roy, Opinion Editor
June 4, 2017
Filed under Senior Issue

I’ve always been one of those students who dreads leaving high school. The sadness stems not from a fear of college, but because I’m averse to change. To many, high school is a four year prison sentence with no possibility of parole. To me, it’s four eventful years, 720 busy school days, 344...

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