The General Consensus

Uplifting Poetry

Beach Scene

Ariel Greenberg, Staff Writer

July 19, 2020

Your Life Matters No matter how hard the rain patters, Your Life Matters.  Despite all the chatters, Your Life Matters. No matter the amount of glass that clatters, Your Life Matters. No matter the amount of hate served on platters, Your Life Matters. So when you’re facing confusing ladder...

National Parks in New England

National Parks in New England

June 10, 2020

National Parks in New England, and all over the world, are beautiful, serene places where you can just enjoy nature. New England has a total of 59 official national parks spread across Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. To thoroughly enjoy the beauty of a National...

Pandemic Changes to Standardized Testing

Pandemic Changes to Standardized Testing

Megan Amero

May 26, 2020

Standardized testing: this once-unshakeable institution all too familiar to high school students around the world has been intensely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. MCAS exams, usually administered in the spring, were cancelled, according to the Boston Globe. This was a first in the history of the ...

Collateral Damage of School Closures

An empty elementary classroom in Alaska.

Neve Sheckells

May 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused school closures both nationwide, and subsequently requires students to transition to online learning. Missing real-time interaction with teachers in school may be a rather insignificant change in the education of high school students, particularly because much of the...

The Entertainment Industry’s Response to the Coronavirus

As with many entertainers, James Corden has had to reinvent how he does his late night talk show

Kate Riccio and Caleb Schmidt

May 26, 2020

The effects of COVID-19 have been detrimental to small businesses across the nation. With unemployment rising to 15%, the United States economy is at its lowest point since the recession of 2008. In countless US living rooms, news stations blare of the latest economic updates, distressing the ci...

Reopening Protests in Massachusetts and the Road Ahead

The Massachusetts State House, where some protests were held. Photo by TanRo via Wikimedia Commons.

Scott Janes

May 24, 2020

Around the country, people have become increasingly dissatisfied with stay-at-home orders due to coronavirus, and have begun to protest these restrictions. On May 4th, these protests found their way to Massachusetts. According to a report by NBC10 Boston, these protests called for a re-opening of...

Social Distancing: How to Stay Safe During Quarantine

Citizens safely stay six feet apart from each other on a sidewalk

Will Gern and Kaitlyn Menegoni

May 14, 2020

Roughly two months ago the U.S. found itself thrust into a new way of life that involved "Social distancing." This new term is a preventative method meant to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus cases intended to relieve pressures on the medical system, currently overburdened with the amount of criti...

As Coronavirus Cases Continue to Soar, so Does the Unemployment Rate

As unemployment rises, protesters gather in hopes of ending the shutdown.

Abby Simon

May 14, 2020

All across the country millions of Americans are losing their jobs due to the shutdown of almost all public restaurants, stores, offices, and workplaces. This lockdown is seriously affecting the economy and it is only becoming worse, leading to unimaginable stress, protests, and long lines in food banks. ...

Book Reviews: What to Read During Quarantine

Book Reviews: What to Read During Quarantine

Megan Amero

May 6, 2020

As the world seems like it’s melting down around us, all anyone wants to do is get out. In the past few weeks, I’ve been reading non-stop, chasing that feeling of escape while still remaining indoors. To help you all through the boredom that comes with quarantine, I’ve rounded up a few of my f...

How Other Countries Deal with COVID-19 When it Comes to Children

Franjo Tahy via Wikimedia Commons

Scott Janes and Thomas Kain

May 1, 2020

Around the world, 90% of the student population currently has school closures related to coronavirus, according to UNESCO. It’s no different here in the United States, with Hamilton-Wenham too closing and moving to online learning. While in the United States, we have one method of distance learning...

Nature Thriving While in Quarantine: Are Social Media Posts Telling the Whole Story?

The Himalayan skyline from Darjeeling in West Bengal India.

Neve Sheckells

May 1, 2020

As the coronavirus situation becomes increasingly dire, people are scrambling to find hope and positivity in the chaos. Some are spending time with their families, others go outside for a walk. Many, however, take to social media. Social media posts regarding the pandemic are largely harmless;...

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