• December 4Winter Ball will take place at 7pm on December 22 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, open for all grades.

  • November 28Winter break will begin with a half day on December 22.

  • November 28Term 2 progress reports will be released on December 15.

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Don’t be a Grinch, give some thanks this holiday season

Don’t be a Grinch, give some thanks this holiday season

Katie Stassis, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Thanksgiving brings about the best time of year: the air is cool, the leaves are falling, and  your loved ones gather together for the lovely holiday. Feasting together on turkey, mashed potatoes, and apple pie for dessert, families all over America offer thanks for all they have. However, as soon ...

Remember ugly but true meaning of Thanksgiving

Remember ugly but true meaning of Thanksgiving

Anna Silver, Opinion Editor

November 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A long, wooden table, pilgrims on one side donning black hats with buckles, and Native Americans on the other, colorful food platters covering every inch of the table; This mental image is one many Americans have when they think of Thanksgiving. However, the hotly debated “true” history of Thanksgiving is...

The ambiguity of the words we use

The ambiguity of the words we use

Katrina Liu, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Every word in the English dictionary has a specific definition, sometimes multiple. A majority of words, however, hold meanings that are not spelled out in the dictionary definition. Some words that are deemed sensitive are classified that way for a reason, and we need to be aware of what we are sayi...

#MeToo trend reveals magnitude of sexual assault in society

#MeToo trend reveals magnitude of sexual assault in society

Anna Silver, Opinion Editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If you have been following the news at all recently, you have seen the name “Harvey Weinstein” plastered across the pages, headlining the top stories online, and even trending on social medias such as Twitter. Many Hollywood actresses have come out with accusations that the well-known film produc...

White supremacy: distant idea hits close to home

White supremacy: distant idea hits close to home

Natalie Sadek, Online Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I believe that the actions of those who protested on August 11 and 12 in Charlottesville were despicable, to say the least. They were hateful, horrific, and tore not only the country further apart, but our society as a whole. However at the end of the day, I subconsciously pushed these events to the clu...

“Dress-Coded”: Debate over dress code policies persists

“Dress-Coded”: Debate over dress code policies persists

September 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Every start to a new school year brings forth renewed questioning and differing opinions regarding the school dress code. Is the code sexist? Or does it simply strive to maintain a comfortable academic environment? Opinion Editor Anna Silver and Assistant Opinion Editor Katrina Liu take opposing sides...

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 15, 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 6, 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”....

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