New Somerville Homework Policy Aims...

Joseph Bortner, 2019 A new homework policy, as revised by the Somerville School Committee in February, will lessen the amount of homework that stud...

Opinion: Comics Are Better At Queer...

Andre Demorias, 2019 Comics, as a medium, do not have to rely on acting, music, or editing in a scene to convey emotions to the audience. The on...

Grammy’s Review

Corinne McKeller, 2021 The 61st Annual Grammy Awards were held on Sunday, February 10th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Alicia Keys hosted, w...

Bryce Harper’s Massive Contra...

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022 Bryce Harper, the first overall selection of the 2010 MLB draft, spent the first 7 years of his career playing for the Washi...

A & E

Alita Battle Angel Review

Lucas Cavanaugh, 2019 Alita Battle Angel, a live action adaptation of the manga of the same name, was released earlier this month. Almost...

Opinion

Alita Battle Angel Review

Lucas Cavanaugh, 2019 Alita Battle Angel, a live action adaptation of the manga of the same name,...

Sports

Bryce Harper’s Massive Contract Highlights the Differences Across Pro Sports Contracts

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022 Bryce Harper, the first overall selection of the 2010 MLB draft, spent the first 7 years of his career playing for...

Alita Battle Angel Review

Lucas Cavanaugh, 2019

Alita Battle Angel, a live action adaptation of the manga of the same name, was released earlier this month. Almost every live action adaptation of an anime has been terrible (DragonBall Evolution and Death Note for example). Unlike those, Alita is a good live action adaptation and is extremely faithful to the source material, with only minor changes.

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New Somerville Homework Policy Aims to Minimize Stress for Younger Students

Joseph Bortner, 2019

A new homework policy, as revised by the Somerville School Committee in February, will lessen the amount of homework that students in kindergarten through eighth grade receive. Read more →

Opinion: Comics Are Better At Queer Representation Than TV Shows

Andre Demorias, 2019

Comics, as a medium, do not have to rely on acting, music, or editing in a scene to convey emotions to the audience.

The only things readers need in a comic are the text and the illustrations. Not only is there a far more intimate connection formed than one through a screen, but there is more freedom to create experimental stories.

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Grammy’s Review

Corinne McKeller, 2021

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards were held on Sunday, February 10th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Alicia Keys hosted, with performances by Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cardi B, Smokey Robinson, and more. Read more →

Bryce Harper’s Massive Contract Highlights the Differences Across Pro Sports Contracts

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022

Bryce Harper, the first overall selection of the 2010 MLB draft, spent the first 7 years of his career playing for the Washington Nationals, collecting 6 All-Star Game appearances and the MVP award in 2015. He became a free agent at the end of the 2018 season, ultimately signing a record-breaking, 13- year, 330 million dollar contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Congress Avoids a Second Government Shutdown

Andre Demorais, 2019

Both houses of Congress passed a short term spending deal on January 25th to end the partial government shutdown. The shutdown – which lasted 35 days and was the longest in US history –

first started in December 2018 after Congress failed to pass a spending bill. Read more →

Lil Pump Releases His Second Album

David Botchway, 2019

Lil Pump’s second album, “Harverd Dropout,” dropped  Friday February 22, 2019 to much fanfare. Its release was delayed twice, both for equally ludicrous reasons. First Pump “lost” the album, then he was arrested for unlicensed driving. However, when it finally happened, I and many others were more than ready to listen and we all plugged in to listen at 12 a.m on the dot. Read more →

The Green New Deal: An Unrealistic Plan, But a Necessary Start

Jackson Anderson, 2019

I strongly disagree with environmentalists who do not take into consideration the economic ramifications of their policy. Climate change is the most pressing issue facing our society right now. But we cannot save our world if it means dismantling our economy. The Green New Deal is a fresh look at environmentalism, an important reminder that the economy and the environment are inextricably intertwined.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Announces Presidential Agenda

Jackson Anderson, 2019

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren was the tenth Democratic candidate to announce her bid for presidency after officially announcing the news at a rally in Lawrence this month. She is the fifth female candidate in the field of ten Democrats. Read more →

Track Teams Compete in Divisional and All-State Meets

Jackson Anderson, 2019

The boys’ and girls’ track teams competed at the Division 2 State Championships on Friday, February 15. Read more →