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

Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, May 9, 2024

Does Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School Prioritize Students’ Mental Health?

Cassi Sullivan May 10, 2024

As a ninth grader at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School concerned about students’ mental welfare, I recently created a survey that asked students whether they felt the school, as a whole, prioritizes...

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 Media

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...

(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...

Mean Girls: Do We Really Need More Remakes?

Catherine Walsh, Staff Writer January 12, 2024

Mean Girls is coming out on January 12, 2024. Released a mere 20 years after the original movie, it is intended as nostalgia bait for thirty-year-olds as well as an attempt to transfer the musical to the...

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