The General Consensus

Asynchronous Learning is No More

Mrs.Burnett zooms with remote students while teaching her in-person hybrid students.
Commissioner Seeks More Live Instruction
December 21, 2020

On December 10, 2020 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffery C. Riley changed the number of required synchronous hours for students.  According to 603.CMR.27.00...

Why Arizona Went Blue

Donald Trump speaking at a rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona.
November 23, 2020

Joe Biden has been called the winner of the US Presidential Election, having received 290 electoral votes and over five million more individual votes than Incumbent Donald Trump. The election was a close...

Pennsylvania’s Painstakingly Slow Election Process

Pennsylvania ballot drop boxes like this one were filled as covid concerns incentivized people to stay away from the polling stations
November 17, 2020

It was evident in the moment that the election would not be called on Tuesday night as almost every other recent election had been. Due to states like Pennsylvania, too close and slow for media outlets...

Best Mask For School and Sports

Students spread out on the soccer field for a mask break
November 5, 2020

With the return to hybrid learning and sports this fall, many found themselves trying to determine the safest, most comfortable mask for their schedule.  Several masks have been seen throughout the community...

COVID-19 Effects On Students

classes outside during the corona virus
November 5, 2020

HWRHS students, as well as adolescents around the world, have been feeling isolated and alone during the COVID quarantine, which may have lasting consequences.   Throughout quarantine, students have...

Trump Moves Forward in his Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood

President Trump signs nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg as Supreme Court Justice
November 2, 2020

President Donald Trump plans to use new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett as an aid to his campaign promise to defund Planned Parenthood, the health care clinic by blocking them from receiving taxpayer...

What Are Trump and Biden Bringing to the Table?

Trump and Biden as Election Day gets closer.
Who will capture the majority vote?
November 2, 2020

2020 has been a turbulent year; the continual devastation of COVID-19, racial and economic turmoil, the destructive wildfires on America’s West Coast, and now a Presidential Election that is already...

HW Human Rights Coalition’s Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Hamilton-Wenham Human Rights Coalition’s Youth Education Committee hosted a webinar on Ruth Bader Ginsburg
October 28, 2020

The Hamilton-Wenham Human Rights Coalition’s Youth Education Committee hosted a webinar on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and legacy on October 17th, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.  Hamilton-Wenham teachers Ms.Borges...

Uplifting Poetry

Beach Scene
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...

Pandemic Changes to Standardized Testing

Pandemic Changes to Standardized Testing
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...

Collateral Damage of School Closures

An empty elementary classroom in Alaska.
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...

Reopening Protests in Massachusetts and the Road Ahead

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

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