Category: News

Remembering Mr. DeSimone

Piper staff

On Tuesday, November 26th, Leo DeSimone, associate principal of Somerville High School passed away, devastating the Somerville community. His funeral was held on Monday, December 2nd at St. John’s in Union Square; Somerville High School was closed to allow staff to attend the service; despite the weather, hundreds came to pay their respects. A scholarship has been established in his name; details are below. Read more →

Recycling in Somerville

Corinne McKeller, 2021

With climate change closing in on the world, many are looking into changes they can make in their personal lives in order to help the planet. Recycling is a popular and important way to help the Earth. Read more →

AI Gradually Replacing Humans In Officiating In MLB and the NFL

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022

In their respective quests for a more perfect and efficient game, Major League Baseball and The National Football League are introducing technology that reduces controversy and ideally will speed up the game.  Read more →

Stay of Execution Ordered For Rodney Reed

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022

Convicted in 1998 for the 1996 rape and murder of Stacey Stites, Rodney Reed was set to recieve his death penalty on November 20 in Texas. But the New York Times reports that a stay of execution was granted by the court of appeals. A new judge has been assigned to the case, somewhat controversially. Read more →

After an 8-0 Start to The Season, Patriots Fail Their First Test in Baltimore

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022

After eight lopsided games, the Patriots were right where everyone expected them to be: 8-0, with few signs of slowing down. It wasn’t the usual faces leading them to their perfect start, however. Before a week 9 beatdown in Baltimore, Tom Brady found himself fifth in passing yards and tenth in total touchdowns for quarterbacks, behind the likes of Matt Ryan, Jameis Winston, and his former mentee, Jacoby Brissett. He had been acceptable, but his start has been underwhelming by his standards. Read more →

Our Climate Holds Lobby Day

by Sabrin Zahid, 2020

On September 25th, five days after Boston’s Climate Strike, another youth-led organization called Our Climate organized a lobby day to advocate for Jennifer Benson’s proposed carbon pricing and rebate bill (H.2810). Read more →

22 Years Later, Google Earth Solves Missing Person Case

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022

A crime left unsolved for decades was finally uncovered this month by a man using Google. William Moldt’s case took 22 years to solve. When a man used the Google Earth feature to zoom in on his former neighborhood and saw a car partly submerged in water behind a Wellington, FL house, he reported it to authorities and Moldt’s body was finally found. Read more →

Margaret Atwood Releases Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale

Ben Buchheit, 2021

Margaret Atwood’s iconic dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, finally has a second installment, almost 35 years after the first book’s publication. The new book, The Testaments, takes place 15 years after the final scene in The Handmaid’s Tale. Fans have eagerly awaited its release since Atwood announced the sequel on Twitter last November.  Read more →

Bears and Packers Collide to Begin 2019 NFL Season

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022

The NFL kicked off its 100th season Thursday night under the lights of Soldier Field in Chicago as the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers clashed for their 199th matchup in the illustrious rivalry that dates back to 1921. Read more →

Get Involved In This Year’s First Musical!

by Piper staff
With the start of the new school year, that means the musicals are coming! We need people to join us both onstage and backstage to bring IN THE HEIGHTS to life in a way that is uniquely Somerville. Roles are available for people who like to sing, dance, act, rap, design costumes, build sets, run sound boards, and so much more. Everyone is welcome, and no prior experience is necessary.

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