Baseball Is Back… in Taiwan a...

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022 The 10-team Korea Baseball Organization began its season on May 5, joining the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) i...

Mayor, Superintendent Issue Joint S...

Piper Staff Joint Statement from Mayor Curtatone and Superintendent Skipper  Dear Somerville Public Schools Families and Staff, Our community is in...

Somerville Public Schools – S...

Piper Staff The most recent communication from the superintendent is below. Also, if you would like to receive email alerts from the city with upda...

Australia Burns As The World Watche...

Sabrin Zahid, 2020 Our planet is hot and it’s only getting hotter. Since July, Australia has been suffering a deadly wildfire season that has been ...

A & E

Rapper Juice Wrld Dies at 21

Corinne McKeller, 2021 Popular rapper Juice Wrld, whose real name was Jarad Higgins, died in Chicago on Sunday, December 8, seemingly as ...

Opinion

Trump Provokes Iran With Soleimani Killing

Corinne McKeller, 2021 The President of the United States, Donald Trump, ordered an airstrike tha...

Sports

Baseball Is Back… in Taiwan and Korea: MLB Should Learn From This

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022 The 10-team Korea Baseball Organization began its season on May 5, joining the Chinese Professional Baseball Leagu...

Baseball Is Back… in Taiwan and Korea: MLB Should Learn From This

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022

The 10-team Korea Baseball Organization began its season on May 5, joining the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) in Taiwan as the lone professional baseball leagues to play games in 2020 as the coronavirus ripples around the world.  Read more →

Mayor, Superintendent Issue Joint Statement Decrying Racism

Piper Staff

Joint Statement from Mayor Curtatone and Superintendent Skipper

 Dear Somerville Public Schools Families and Staff,

Our community is in mourning. Once again we find ourselves responding to an unspeakable act of hatred – racism at its core – and the senseless killing of yet another black life. We are in mourning for George Floyd and his family and friends, who must now bear the crushing burden of the callous killing of a son, brother, cousin, and father, at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer last week. It is a burden that no one should ever have to bear.  Read more →

Somerville Public Schools – Services and Information

Piper Staff

The most recent communication from the superintendent is below. Also, if you would like to receive email alerts from the city with updated information, go here:

Dear SPS Families and Staff,

It has been a heart-wrenching week in our communities and in our country. Yesterday, the Mayor and I issued a joint statement that went out to all Somerville Public Schools families and staff, regarding the tragic killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer last week. Our hearts go out to Mr. Floyd’s family and friends who must now live with this unbearable burden. We have seen some of the inequities within our own community exposed as we moved to remote learning and throughout this pandemic. Over the last several years, we have been working to address issues of inequity and racism that impact our children, our families, and our staff. But we know that we still have much work to do. Our work to dismantle the systemic racism that has led to the many injustices against people of color for centuries in our schools, cities, and communities has only begun. We will be asking all of you to join us in this work. It cannot wait, and it will take all of us to bring about real change.

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The Red Sox Traded Mookie Betts for Next to Nothing, and It Was a Disaster

photo credit: WCVB

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022

After six years, almost eight hundred games, and a memorable World Series championship in 2018 with the Red Sox, Mookie Betts packed his bags and headed west to Los Angeles with teammate David Price after a pair of two-team trades was finalized on February 11.  Read more →

NBA Community Mourns the Death of Kobe Bryant

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022

Kobe Bryant, the 18-time All-Star, 5-time NBA champion, and 2008 MVP passed away in a helicopter crash on Sunday, January 26th. He was 41. Read more →

Australia Burns As The World Watches

Sabrin Zahid, 2020

Our planet is hot and it’s only getting hotter. Since July, Australia has been suffering a deadly wildfire season that has been getting worse by the day. Social media uproar has brought millions of eyes onto Australia, as video footage has been capturing koalas’ habitats being destroyed. Overall, thousands of other animals are dying. Read more →

The Warriors’ Reign of Doom is Over, But it Might be Bad For The League

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022

LeBron James moved West, Giannis Antetokounmpo now co-owns the Eastern Conference with the Celtics and Heat, and 20-year-old sophomore Luka Dončić has returned the Dallas Mavericks to prominence. The 2019 NBA season is filled with new, exciting narratives as the league becomes younger and more electric. One problem: NBA TV ratings are refusing to follow the trend, finding themselves in a steep decline highlighted by a respective 23% and 20% drop in TNT and ESPN’s ratings.  Read more →

MLB Sign Stealing Scandal Rocks Astros, Red Sox, and Mets

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022

After Corey Seager grounded out to José Altuve to end the 2017 World Series, the Houston Astros seemed destined for a decade of success. Led by Altuve, Carlos Correa, and Alex Bregman, Houston had a young, flashy team that appeared ready to rule the American League for years to come.  Read more →

Trump Provokes Iran With Soleimani Killing

Corinne McKeller, 2021

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, ordered an airstrike that killed a top Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, sparking possibilities of a third world war. Iran has already threatened retaliation, specifically against military presence in the country. This not only poses a threat to American people, but also it primarily endangers citizens of Iran, where we can assume almost all of the physical consequences will happen.  Read more →

Titans Stifle Pats Offense, New England Gears Up for Future

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022 

A glum New England locker room after a disheartening 20-13 Wild Card loss to the Tennessee Titans told the story of a disappointing season and broken hearts. The Titans’ Ryan Tannehill joined Joe Flacco and Mark Sanchez as the only quarterbacks to beat the power duo of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in Foxborough, and tailback Derrick Henry ran over New England’s defense for 182 yards and a touchdown. Deemed the “Boogeymen” after an 8-0 start to the season, New England’s defense proved the hype was an early illusion, finishing the season by going 4-4, including a loss to the hapless Dolphins. Read more →