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Friends of CRLS Holds Bash

Friends of CRLS Holds Bash

April 1, 2019

On Thursday, February 28th, CRLS students, parents, and faculty gathered at the Google building in Kendall Square for the annual Friends of CRLS (FOCRLS) bash. This event consisted of live music (from a band as well as CRLS’ own a cappella program) and catering for all who attended. Outside of these niceties, the main purpose of the event was to raise money for FOCRLS through a raffle as well as an auction.

MCAS Taken Online Schoolwide

MCAS Taken Online Schoolwide

April 1, 2019

The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) is a statewide standardized test used by school districts and teachers to identify areas where students need more help, refine lesson plans, and even select different curriculum resources to help students reach higher expectations. This upcoming year of 2019 brings some changes to the traditional pen-and-paper style of the MCAS, requiring that students take it online. To make the transition as seamless as possible, the Department is still making paper-based versions available during the transition period and will offer them on an ongoing basis as an accommodation for some students.

New Courses Offered Next Year

Yiyi Chen, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2019

Filed under Around School, News

Harry Potter and the Curse of Society Ms. Chauvin, Grades 11, 12 For students who love the magic of the Harry Potter series and are interested in an in-depth look at how the series relates to the real world, Harry Potter and the Curse of Society may be the class for them. This newly proposed course, taught by Ms. Chauvin, will focus on the first four books of the ser...

Rachel Otty Wins Fulbright Award

Rachel Otty Wins Fulbright Award

April 1, 2019

Rachel Otty, a recent winner of the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Award, a grant recognizing excellence in teaching, will be spending three weeks in India this summer to build a deeper understanding of the differences between the education systems in India and the United States.

2018 Teen Health Survey

2018 Teen Health Survey

April 1, 2019

Take a look at the results of the 2018 Teen Health Survey, which 1,423 high schoolers took part in.

St. Patrick’s Day Traditions: What Changed?

St. Patrick’s Day Traditions: What Changed?

April 1, 2019

Since St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday traditionally associated with the Irish, it would surprise most that St. Patrick is not originally Irish but, in fact, British! He was born in Roman Britain and was kidnapped and brought as a slave to Ireland when he was sixteen. He eventually escaped, but he later returned to the country, bringing Christianity with him. St. Patrick’s Day is observed on the anniversary of his death, March 17th, and has been celebrated by the Irish for over a thousand years.

Democrats Propose Green New Deal

Democrats Propose Green New Deal

April 1, 2019

On February 7th, 2019, Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey presented a non-binding resolution widely known as the Green New Deal to Congress. Referencing the New Deal of the 1930s, the resolution proposes a series of goals aimed at addressing the issues of climate change and economic inequality. It has gained many high-profile supporters, but has also received much criticism.

This Month in Science

Mohammed Shafim, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2019

Filed under CRLS on Current Events, News

An observational study conducted by the Statens Serum Institut in Denmark kept track of 657,461 children that were given the measle, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine for eleven years (1999-2010) and found that less than 1% of children were diagnosed with autism.

The MCAS: From Boycotts to Digitization in 20 Years

Grace Austin, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2019

Filed under Around School, News

April showers may bring May flowers, but it also brings a new wave of MCAS for students across Massachusetts. The MCAS has been administered in Cambridge Public Schools since 1998. Within the months anticipating the original implementation of the exam, students at CRLS captured statewide attention in communicating concerns with the standardized test. As students this year engage in training to take the test on an electronic device, CRLS again responds to a changing way of assessing education.

Behind the Scenes: BRYT Program

Behind the Scenes: BRYT Program

March 29, 2019

Tucked away on the second floor of the Arts Building is a zen, blue room, home to CRLS’ Bridge for Resilient Youth in Transition (BRYT) program. Many CRLS students pass by the “welcome” sign on the door daily, yet have no idea about the program that operates inside.

CRLS Joins in on Global Protest

CRLS Joins in on Global Protest

March 29, 2019

On Friday, March 15th, 2019, students all over the world left school midday and gathered in throngs at state buildings and other public spaces. This global action was intended to make a statement to world leaders who continually turn a blind eye to the increasingly pressing climate issues the world is facing.

The “Register Forum” Wins Awards!

The “Register Forum” Wins Awards!

March 28, 2019

The "Register Forum" won three awards at the Greater Boston High School Newspaper Competition at Suffolk University! We won first place for both Excellence in Editorial Writing and Excellence in Sports Writing, as well as an honorable mention for Excellence in News Writing.

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