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Club Day 2019 Encourages All CRLS Students to Get Involved

Club Day 2019 Encourages All CRLS Students to Get Involved

October 11, 2019

Each September, as the new school year begins, CRLS students start to think of ways to get involved in the CRLS community. To help students with this process, the school holds Club Day to inform students about the range of clubs CRLS offers.

With Two New Teachers, Biotech Excites Students

With Two New Teachers, Biotech Excites Students

October 10, 2019

Pei-Yun Chu and Hiroko Kaczmarek are the new faces of the 2019-2020 RSTA Biotechnology program.

No Rebuttal Necessary: Speech and Debate Club Has Entered a New Era

No Rebuttal Necessary: Speech and Debate Club Has Entered a New Era

October 9, 2019

The Speech and Debate Club at CRLS benefits students in need of extra academic stimulation, meeting every Friday in Room 3610.

Blast From the Past: 1934

Blast From the Past: 1934

October 5, 2019

As the season of making, revamping and joining new clubs is beginning, today’s CRLS students have a plethora of options to choose from. But do we have an "A.I." club? The all-boys, Rindge Technical School, a predecessor high school of CRLS, of 1934 did, and no it wasn’t a before-its-time artificial intelligence club, but rather an “Anti-Initial Society.” This student-run group began as the “Anti-Initial Society” until students decided they needed to be more severe, adopting the name “Anti-Idiot Society.” As suggested by the name, the club dedicated itself to identifying and humiliating those students who carved their initials into tables, defacing public property. When the students caught someone, they would punish the perpetrator by requiring them to wear a sign around his neck that read, “ I am an INITIAL CARVER and a MENACE to RINDGE TECHNICAL SCHOOL.” The carver would then be expected to explain himself and his rationale behind trying to make his initials seen.

CRLS’ Summer Trip to Japan

CRLS’ Summer Trip to Japan

October 5, 2019

This past June 19th, four CRLS faculty members and seventeen CRLS students took a trip to Japan. These students applied to go on the trip and helped to fundraise. The trip was organized by Timothy Ogino and Kristin Knowlton, along with two other volunteer faculty chaperones, Denise Lee and Willis Dougherty. One of the latter, Mrs. Lee, was an active part of the fundraising process.  She explains, “It was difficult. We needed to raise a lot of money. We started out with a GoFundMe, the four adults that were chaperoning reached out to their networks, the kids reached out through their networks, we did bake sales, and some kids went door to door in their neighborhoods asking for money.”

New Teacher Spotlight: Ariane Berelowitch

New Teacher Spotlight: Ariane Berelowitch

October 5, 2019

Ariane Berelowitch graduated from CRLS in 2010 and is now back to teach 10th and 11th grade English.

What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Municipal Elections

Zoe Fritz-Sherman, Metro Editor

October 5, 2019

The upcoming Cambridge City Council and School Committee elections will take place on November 5th. To find out where your local polling station is, go to https://www.cambridgema.gov/.

Boston “Straight Pride” Parade

Boston “Straight Pride” Parade

October 3, 2019

On August 31st, about 200 people participated in a so-called “straight pride” parade in downtown Boston and more than 1,000 people showed up as count...

CRLS Responds: “What was the best part of your summer?”

Margaux Harrington, Josie O’Toole, and Andrew Mello

October 3, 2019

This piece also appears in our September 2019 print edition.

Summer News Timeline

Willa Frank, Managing Editor

October 3, 2019

June 17: House Judiciary subcommittee meets regarding H.R. 40 bill, which would set up a commission to create reparations for slavery as part of a move to follow through on Civil War-era promises.

An Interview with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio ’79

An Interview with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio ’79

October 3, 2019

Bill de Blasio is the mayor of New York City, and until Friday, September 21st, was running for president. This interview was conducted before de Bla...

Cambridge Carnival Cancelled

Cambridge Carnival Cancelled

October 3, 2019

On Sunday, September 8th, the 26th annual celebration of the Cambridge Carnival, a celebration of Caribbean culture, was called off because of “increasing safety concerns” after gang-related gun violence occurred at the Boston Caribbean Carnival on the 24th. Following the advice of the Cambridge Police Commissioner, the cancellation happened with the safety of the attendees in mind.

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