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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

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...

This picture was taken on January 21st and shows one of the AED machines that ReadyToReactCPR has installed in Beverly, Massachusetts.

The Need for AED Machines

Reed Sparks, Student Journalist February 29, 2024

As spring comes, more sports are starting up, meaning the gyms and fields should ensure they have safety equipment in case of medical emergencies. Many athletic fields or gyms don’t have AED (automated...

(FILES) This November 20, 2007 photo shows demonstrators holding signs during the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike in Hollywood. Thousands of Hollywood television and movie writers will go on strike May 2, 2023, their union said, after talks with studios and streamers over pay and other conditions ended without a deal. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP)

The Spread of AI Will Be The Fall of the Arts

Chase Arvidson, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

ChatGPT. An AI bot that has taken the world by storm due to its quick answers and its ease of use. But AI also has its downsides, and unfortunately might be the reason for the downfall of the Arts and...

The president of the polling station and assistant seal the ballot box at a polling station in Tunisia.

2024: Democracy’s Greatest Triumph or its Greatest Threat

Ian Swanson January 12, 2024

As the world enters what has been called “the biggest election year in history,” democracy is on the line with international elections. Over half the world population across more than 60 countries...

The snow storm on January 7, 2024 Massachusetts got its first snow storm.

Is the Snowing Season Changing?

Margot Bryce Morris, Staff Writer January 9, 2024

In the past, New England has been known to receive a lot of snow as the winter begins; however, over the past few years, this has not been the case.  Prior to January 2024, Boston had only had around...

Many people make new years resolutions. But it can be hard to keep them as the days turn in to months.

Why do New Year’s Resolutions fail?

Maya Wakeham, Student Journalist January 9, 2024

With the arrival of the New Year, many people are hoping for a fresh start. For many, this means setting New Year’s resolutions. However, according to Drive Research, only 9% of adults see their resolutions...

The Presidents of Harvard, MIT and University of Pennsylvania testify before Congress on December 5 regarding their response to antisemitism on their respective campus.

What has happened with the Presidents of Harvard, MIT, and Penn

Maya Wakeham, Student Journalist December 21, 2023

On Wednesday, December 6th, the Presidents of Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and MIT were called to a Congressional Hearing following student comments on their campuses. Because of their answers...

The HWRHS DECA Team pose together on the day of the District Competition.

DECA District Competitions

Margot Bryce Morris, Staff Writer December 19, 2023

On December 13th and 14th, the DECA district competitions occurred at the DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers, MA. Over 250 HWRHS students competed.  DECA is a club found in high schools around the world....

Exploring how podcasts are impacting listeners.

The Impact of Podcasts on Society

Cole Scanlon, Student Journalist December 18, 2023

When music isn’t working for people, what is the next best thing? Podcasts. Podcasts have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and easy access.  Most music apps and websites have incorporated...

People voting in Des Moines, Iowa during the 2020 election

Guide to the Primary Season

Ian Swanson December 18, 2023

Around one month from now, “primary season” will start, and the news will all be talking about the current presidential primaries. The primaries are a series of elections in different states that...

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...

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