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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

Student Dylan Whitman performing a solo with Kings of the Beach during Harvest 2022.

Harvest Concert

Norah Keys, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

Join the vocal groups of Hamilton-Wenham Regional High for the Harvest Concert, next Tuesday, November 21, at 6:30 p.m., in the cafeteria. This event is free and open to the community. The Harvest Concert,...

Students and teachers are desperately trying to find the right ways to use AI while maintaining academic integrity.

The benefits of AI

Margot Bryce Morris, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

On November 30, 2022, ChatGPT was released, quickly causing panic among teachers and changing schools significantly. Many schools banned AI, arguing it would only serve to help students cheat on assignments....

Book banning has the same impact as book burning; it denies people access to knowledge and stifles free speech. (via Wikipedia Commons)

Book banning is a form of censorship and should be seen as unconstitutional

Maya Wakeham, Student Journalist November 6, 2023

According to Freedom to Read, in 1983, Members of the Alabama State Textbook Committee challenged The Diary of Anne Frank because it was “a real downer.” This is offensive on multiple levels. The Diary...

Harvard University, an Ivy League school, taken in November of 2019

There is No Need for Legacy Admissions

Ian Swanson November 6, 2023

Every year, millions of students apply to their dream colleges. These people are hard workers who strive to do everything right, but their spots are taken by people who do half as much as them. The only...

Tech. Sgt. Ivan Abudo, 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron, teaches a self-defense class to attendees at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia April 12, 2012. The self-defense class was held as a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon)

Self-Defense is a Right. Let’s Make It Mandatory To Learn.

Capria Cole October 24, 2023

As my friend and I walk down the streets of Salem, we find ourselves looking around, cautious about our safety.  Who would protect both of us if we were met with someone who had bad intentions? Unfortunately,...

Students struggle to balance sports with homework and still get 8 hours of sleep a night.

Student athletes and the struggles they face

Cole Scanlon , Student Journalist October 15, 2023

Being a multi-sport varsity athlete at HWRHS, as well as balancing school work, is a very tough task that is hard to master. Here at the regional, mental health is put first over everything; however, does...

HW Librarys Write the Hook Contest Opens

HW Library’s Write the Hook Contest Opens

October 10, 2023

The Library's 3rd annual Write the Hook contest is open! Write your hook for a story. What's a hook? A hook is the beginning lines or pages of a story written to hook the reader's attention. A hook impels...

The Speaker Series Welcomes Ms. Lisa Kielt

The Speaker Series Welcomes Ms. Lisa Kielt

Ella Tran, Editor-in-Chief October 10, 2023
All students are welcomed to attend Ms. Kielt's presentation this Thursday during G block.
Top Republican candidates vie for Americas endorsement.

Who are the candidates for the 2024 Republican Party primaries?

Ian Swanson October 3, 2023

America is in a time of choosing, and next year will be a defining moment as the presidential election happens next November. However, before the election, there are a string of smaller party-specific...

August 2023 wildfires on Maui have sadly killed nearly 100 people, forced tens of thousands of residents and tourists to evacuate the island, and devastated the historic resort city of Lahaina. Its the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century. (Wikimedia Commons)

Are natural disasters increasing?

Margot Bryce Morris, Staff Writer October 3, 2023

Throughout the last year, natural disasters have been increasing. Although there have always been reports of natural disasters, there is discussion about whether climate change is starting to change things...

On June 21st, 2023, WGA strike takes place to protest AI usage. (Wikimedia Commons)

End to the strike; WGA reaches a tentative deal

Maya Wakeham , Student Journalist October 3, 2023

Since May 2nd, 2023, writers from the Writers’ Guild of America (WGA) (and later joined by the actors at the Screen Actors’ Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG AFTRA))...

Ava Day serving against Newburyport on September 21, 2023, leading to a win.

Girls varsity volleyball 2023 season update

Capria Cole September 29, 2023

Hamilton Wenham Regional High School’s Division 4 varsity volleyball team is looking to fight for victory with a high amount of energy and effort.  Varsity Coach Marc Turiano, who is also a Middle...

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