The Student News Site of Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School

The General Consensus

The Student News Site of Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School

The General Consensus

The Student News Site of Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School

The General Consensus

Can you tell what picture is creating by AI and which is real? Even if you can, the similarities between the two further show the power AI has.

AI threatens the future of the world

Emma Hughes, Student Journalist March 29, 2024

AI poses threats to the future and must be restricted immediately. According to Merriam-Webster's dictionary, AI is “Software designed to imitate aspects of intelligent human behavior.”  According...

Standardized testing is used throughout students lives. The SATs are normally taken in high school and preparing for them is a big expense on families.

The Unfairness of Standardized Testing

Charlotte Maunsell, Student Journalist March 28, 2024

Are you a good test taker? What if how well you are at taking a test could determine your future? Standardized testing should be abolished because it is not an adequate way to measure students’ intelligence.  Standardized...

On average, women earn 18% less than men in the US work force for doing the same job.

Are Wage Gaps Seriously Still a Thing?

Sophia Filipov March 28, 2024

In the American progress narrative, regardless of the wars fought and victories won, there is still an unfairness that we continue to have despite our claim of equality: the gender wage gap. Even with...

Teenage girl getting wrapped up in Social Media.

Why There Should be Stricter Age Limits on Social Meida

Lali Sarvendram, Student Journalist March 22, 2024

Social Media can be very impactful to teenagers and their mental health. According to The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory, if teenagers or children spend more than 3 hours a day on social media, they...

An end to the 7 hour school day

An end to the 7 hour school day

Sienna Tripp, Student Journalist March 22, 2024

Academics debate how long a student's school day should be. Students' perspectives on why the school day should be shorter are rarely considered. I posit that reducing school hours per day is not detrimental...

Hamilton Wenham school cafeteria provides free breakfast and lunches for all students due to National School Lunch Program.

School lunches should be free for all students

Sofie Greene, Student Journalist March 22, 2024

Should students have to worry about whether they can afford school lunches? Free school meals keep nutritious food on kids’ plates and stress off families’ shoulders. After the pandemic, 19.5% of families...

Image of the “Phantom Galaxy” taken by NASA’s James Webb telescope, highlighting NASA’s capabilities.

We should continue to fund NASA

Eloise Ryan, Student Journalist March 21, 2024

On February 22, 2024, NASA partnered with the private companies Intuitive Machines and SpaceX for the first moon landing by the United States in over 50 years.  I was sitting in my kitchen, eagerly watching...

This photo shows Oregon fans storming the court after their upset win over UCLA on December 28, 2016. (Via Flickr, Drburtoni)

Court Storming Is Dangerous and Should Be Banned

Reed Sparks, Student Journalist March 18, 2024

Recently, Duke center Kyle Filiposki got injured when Wake Forest fans rushed the court to celebrate their massive upset over number 10, Duke. This isn’t the first time this has happened. On January...

All-Star Snooze-fest: The Diminishing Competitiveness of the NBAs Midseason Showcase

All-Star Snooze-fest: The Diminishing Competitiveness of the NBA’s Midseason Showcase

Max Clarke, Student Journalist March 5, 2024

As the 2024 NBA All-Star game wrapped up on the night of February 18th, the Eastern Conference defeated the West, with the final score a whopping 211 to 186.  Those who did not watch the game might...

Downloading apps on a phone is the most efficient way to access social media.

Does the media have good intentions?

Sienna Tripp, Student Journalist March 5, 2024

As technology advances and the media develops, the exploitations of social media are increasing exponentially. The media has created problems and risks ever since it became accessible to the public.  Companies,...

Sophmore, Evie Bernard, racing down the mountain for HWI at the race on February 7th vs. North Andover and Masco (Maddie Minich).

Hamilton Wenham Girls Ski Team Has a strong end to their season

Sofie Greene and Lali Sarvendram March 1, 2024

The HWRHS girls' ski team had a strong season with 11 straight wins and only one loss.  When asked what has led to their success, many of the members of the ski team discussed teamwork. “We all...

In 2020, Hamilton-Wenham Police and Firefighters took part in a specialized safety protocol drill. All students were volunteer actors from HWRHS.

School shooting rates are climbing, but what precautions are schools taking?

Emma Hughes, Student Journalist March 1, 2024

According to The Center for Homeland Defense and Security, school shooting rates continue to climb. As these rates climb, Schools all over the country are forced to find ways to keep students and staff...

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