The General Consensus

Was Spirit Week Rigged

Seniors cheer passionately for their dodgeball team

Luke Twomey

January 16, 2020

Perhaps the most memorable ending of spirit week was lead by none other than the beloved senior class, who capped off the eventful week by walking out of the gym. Every class is remembered for something; for some, it's raising a lot of money, and for others, it's having a funny senior prank. This senio...

What kind of goals do we want? A hockey fan’s take on whether the NHL should change the size of the net

Generals Goalie Finn Brophy makes a save versus Pentucket, December 30th 2019.

Leo Kagan, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

Lately there’s been a push to make NHL nets bigger. With 5 on 5 scoring getting lower and lower, many fans are starting to look to the nets as a solution to this scoring drought that seems to be sweeping the league. Gone are the 70-plus goal seasons of the 1980s, and while players seem to be gettin...

Mamma Mia!: Was it worth your money, money, money?

The Mamma Mia! Waterloo finale.

Annalee Messina

January 2, 2020

Hamilton-Wenham does it again with an outstanding performance of this year’s high school musical, Mamma Mia! The musical, directed by Mr. and Mrs. Burnett, involved over 50 students both in front of and behind the scenes of the show. With a line which stretched from the front door of the Ferrini a...

School Shootings Change Safety Procedures, but Not Gun Laws

 Hamilton-Wenham police and firemen practice administering aid to student volunteers.

EmmaRose Frontiero

January 2, 2020

On November 14, a sixteen-year-old student at the Santa Clarita Highschool in Saugus, California shot five classmates, killing two, and ending with him taking his own life. The shooting happened within 16 seconds. That same day, President Donald Trump held a rally in Louisiana emphasizing the need to protect...

People over Politics and Profit: Why the EPA’s new policy on animal testing is a threat to public health

Technician working with three black mice in a cage.

Matt Dearborn

January 1, 2020

In September of 2019, the EPA began moving away from animal testing and instead started looking for other alternatives, setting an ambitious goal of eliminating animal testing by 2035. An administrator for the EPA stated, “We can protect human health and the environment by using cutting-edge, ethicall...

Religious Exemptions

Prevailing world religions map

Shira Zimmerman, Writer

December 5, 2019

Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School offers a number of holidays off from school. While time off is a great thing, there is a discrepancy in which religious holidays are observed. Currently, Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School is not in session on both Christmas and Good Friday; however, the school rem...

Wasting Spirit

Mark Rowe, Writer

December 4, 2019

When I walked down the hall this week, it was a mess.  On Wednesday this week, students worked hard to decorate different parts of hallways to compete in Spirit Day competitions.  Where some saw spirit, I saw waste. And then I thought about environmental concerns because everything is just going to get...

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

Kale Caesar Salad from Sweetgreen.

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 (

40,000 deaths, but nothing has changed

March For Our Live, Boston, David Snyder photographs the leaders of the march. Titling the photo Courtesy of March For Our Lives.

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 ...

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