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Club Day Offers New Opportunities

Club Day Offers New Opportunities

October 31, 2018

Club Day is a really great way for freshmen to get a real feel of the school and how diverse it really is.

New Equipment at RSTA’s Biotech

New Equipment at RSTA’s Biotech

October 30, 2018

RSTA’s biotechnology program has recently installed new equipment which will play a big role in the new curriculum for biomanufacturing and research by students in the field. The program is geared towards students especially drawn to science “who want to do hands-on work and don’t just want to learn about things and hear about things, but to actually do them,” biotechnology teacher Dr. Joan Abrams explained. “It’s a really nice complement to what goes on in the science department.”

STARs Continues to Shine Bright after 20 Years

Katya Bunten, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2018

If you’ve ever wondered where the posters that line the second floor bridge come from, attended a student-led assembly, or encountered problems within our community that you want to actively speak up against, I’d encourage you to visit room 2201, home to a CRLS exclusive class: STARs. Inside these green walls, students are constantly making change and raising awareness on topics that directly impact our school, our city, our lives.

A New Role: Freshman Guidance Counselors

A New Role: Freshman Guidance Counselors

October 30, 2018

Starting this year, there will be a significant alteration in the guidance counselor team for the freshmen, both in name and in function. All freshmen this year have been assigned one of two freshman guidance counselors. For Learning Communities C and R,  Jordan Roldan will be the freshmen advisor, and he is a second-year guidance counselor at CRLS. For students in Learning Communities L and S, Daniel Hikes ’05—avid member of the city and school community through Breakthrough and other resources—will be their counselor.

A Blast From the Past: The High School Times, March 1980

A Blast From the Past: The High School Times, March 1980

October 30, 2018

A lot has changed in CRLS since 1978, but one theme that has played a colossal role in education throughout those 40 years is the standardized test. From MCAS to SATs, standardized testing looms over students in their high school years.

Outfits of the Month

Lucy Messineo-Witt, Photo Editor

October 30, 2018

Bringing you the hottest looks of the halls, all year long! Have an outfit you want to submit? Send a photo to [email protected] to appear in next month’s issue!

New Chromebook Policy

New Chromebook Policy

September 28, 2018

At the end of this past summer or in the last couple of weeks, you may have gone with your family to pick up a Chromebook from the Dr. Henrietta Attles S...

CRLS Responds: What did you do this summer?

CRLS Responds: What did you do this summer?

September 28, 2018

This piece also appears in our September 2018 print edition.

Returning Back to CRLS a Second Time, on the Other Side

Returning Back to CRLS a Second Time, on the Other Side

September 28, 2018

With a new wave of teachers and staff at CRLS, over 70 faculty members are alumni of the high school. For some, the Cambridge public high school t...

Nelly Ossia: Building Franco-English Bridges with an Iranian Twist

Nelly Ossia: Building Franco-English Bridges with an Iranian Twist

September 28, 2018

Ms. Ossia is new to CRLS this year, teaching HN French 5 and AP French. She was born in Iran, grew up in France, and now lives in the United States. RF: What factors influenced your decision to come to CRLS? NO: I’ve always taken great interest in a school's mission statement and was particularly intrigued to find out that Rindge’s motto, “Opportunity, Diversity, and Respect,” was developed by the students themselves. The first word, “opportunity,” was aligned with what I saw in this school: a strong commitment from various stakeholders—administration, teachers, parents, and students—to make sure that this opportunity of getting a well-rounded education is accessible to all. I have met with dedicated staff members and am eager to become part of this community. RF: How does Cambridge compare to other environments in which you have taught? NO: Cambridge is well-known for its two prestigious universities, and I have to admit that I am still mesmerized by the level of competition amongst schools to send their students to major Ivy League institutions.

New Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Eva Lam

New Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Eva Lam

September 28, 2018

Dr. Lam teaches AP World History and AP Comparative Government. She is also a 2010 Rhodes Scholar, an international postgraduate scholarship for students to study at Oxford University. Register Forum: Why did you want to be a teacher? Dr. Eva Lam: I went to big public school in Milwaukee which was very diverse, and I think one of the things I started to figure out as I got to high school was that your odds of getting one of the really good teachers was way higher if you had other advantages in your life, which I did. ... I wanted to be a teacher because it’s fun and I’m really nerdy and I get to be nerdy in front of people all day every day and get money for it, which is nice. But I also think there’s an important social purpose to teaching [because] teachers can do a lot of good if they are competent in the right place, and I wanted to be useful as well as have fun. RF: Why did you choose to teach history? EL: It was always my favorite subject. … I really like being able to make connections to the world we live in today. I really like talking politics—I was on the debate team in high school … and that was the most immediately relative thing to argument politics which is what I really like to do.

CRLS Remembers: Richelle Robinson (2002-2018)

CRLS Remembers: Richelle Robinson (2002-2018)

September 28, 2018

Ms. Divelbliss, CRLS dance teacher: “Even as a 9th grader, Richelle was a big part of the dance program. She was a wonderful dancer and had a joyful spirit. We will miss her tremendously.” Dominic Pierre (Class of 2019): “Richelle was a ball of light, and she only brought love and happiness to the people around her.” Casey Torres (Class of 2019): “Richelle all by herself was a ball of light and had such purity that you felt it anytime you were around her. All the people who knew her and were friends with her knew how much positivity and humor was in that girl. Five minutes, and Richelle could change your whole mood, because she was just that much of a funny and loving person. Her intentions were always so good and straight from the heart. She was a quiet soul, but comfortable—a great spirit to be around. She was always showing me love everytime we saw each other. Her contagious laugh will be with me forever.”

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