The General Consensus

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Barbara Mahoney

November 1, 2019

To the Editor, Plastic cups taped to the walls, streamers draped across lockers, strings of beads dangling from the ceiling, posters emblazoned with class slogans.....the high school halls are transformed during Spirit Week. Last year, as I walked around admiring the creativ...

You can’t spell salad without S-A-D

You can’t spell salad without S-A-D

Erica Luo, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

Imagine this: You walk into a restaurant after a long day, ready to treat yourself with a delicious but healthy meal. A salad seems like the perfect option. At only 180 calories, the seasonal greens salad stands out to you with its “vine-ripened tomatoes” nestled carefully within fresh lettuce (Panera.co...

40,000 deaths, but nothing has changed

40,000 deaths, but nothing has changed

Audrey Fusco

January 18, 2019

Imagine you’re at school, sitting in class when all of a sudden a gunshot echoes down the hall. The calm classroom begins to panic. Screams fill the hall as you and the rest of your classmate sprint through to safety. Every day, Americans live in constant fear of where the next shooting will be, and ...

A turf war

Shannon O'Toole

January 18, 2019

As you visit towns across the North Shore, athletic field quality may not be the first thought on your mind. However, as a year round athlete it’s on mine. If perchance you happen across a perfectly kept field, it is most likely synthetic grass. Almost every athlete is aware of the debate between ...

Participation trophies: helpful or harmful?

Participation trophies: helpful or harmful?

Leo Kagan, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019

It’s the last day of the youth soccer season. Six-and-seven-year-olds are running about the field while their parents watch and cheer. Your child may kick the winning goal or could be picking dandelions on the sidelines. Either way, at the end of it all, win or lose, all-star or novice player, all ...

Taking the wheel

Taking the wheel

Gretchen Callahan, Photography and Video Editor/Staff Writer

December 21, 2018

Imagine getting ready to drive to school or hang out with your friends, but your mother refuses to let you go, saying that it’s too dangerous for you to drive. As she tries to explain why, you realize there are many more benefits than drawbacks to you driving. Despite the dangers of taking the wheel...

College: friend or foe?

College: friend or foe?

Aydin Hurst, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

There is a looming shadow that hovers over all high school students. It’s big, scary, and it’s going to end up costing a lot of money. College is what makes us fear for our future. But, this boogeyman that we’re all afraid of might be nothing more than a trick of the light. After all, there really...

The Dangers and the Benefits of Cell Phones

The Dangers and the Benefits of Cell Phones

Gretchen Callahan, Audrey Fusco, and Leo Kagan

November 16, 2018

Recently the General Consensus has been thinking a lot about cell phones. We’ve been debating pretty heavily whether cell phones are good or evil, and we’ve decided to show both sides of the story. We’d like you to know how we feel, and like any good journalists, we want you to know the facts first,...

The benefits of cell phones

The benefits of cell phones

Leo Kagan and Gretchen Callahan

November 15, 2018

Since the day we were born, we have been exposed to smartphones. We have grown up in the midst of enormous technological advances. As we have gotten older, the impossible has become reality, and such advancements as self-driving cars, rockets that return to Earth, and the wonders of Netflix are no l...

Why a student newspaper?

Why a student newspaper?

Luke O'Donnell, Oliver Tymann, and Hannah Pasquarello

October 16, 2018

Since Graham, the publisher and founder of The Washington Post, spent a large part of his life working in journalism, he knew just how important it was in our world, both past and present. We here at The General Consensus agree with Graham, and we believe that this class is an important rough draft in ...

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