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SOTR raised over $2000 in proceeds from the fashion show.

Sisters on the Runway Shines

June 4, 2019

On April 28th, CRLS singers, dancers, speech-makers, and volunteer models were some of the performers at the annual Sisters on the Runway Fashion Show at the MIT Stratton Student Center’s La Salas de Puerto Rico Hall.

Why and How There Was a Change in the US History Curriculum

Azusa Lippit, Contributing Writer

May 8, 2019

In the 2019-2020 year, the CRLS history department will implement a change in the US History curriculum for 10th grade students. Instead of taking US History 1 and US History 2 in two separate semesters, students will take one US History class for one semester in sophomore year titled Critical Issues in US History. A second US History class, whether it is US History 2 or A...

CRLS Responds: What's your favorite season?

CRLS Responds: What’s your favorite season?

May 5, 2019

This piece also appears in our April 2019 print edition.

Controversial MCAS Question Leads to State Response

Isabelle Agee-Jacobson and Juliana Vandermark

May 2, 2019

In an unusual turn of events, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) scrapped a question on this year’s ELA MCAS after an outcry that the question was offensive and insensitive. The students taking the test were sophomores, including those from CRLS.

CRLS’ UNICEF Club sent four students to the UNICEF Summit.

UNICEF Trip Takes on DC

May 2, 2019

Ever since CRLS established a UNICEF Club in March 2015, it has been improving each year. UNICEF is a nonprofit organization committed to providing emergency support through food and healthcare to families in war-torn countries. At CRLS, the club focuses on raising money for UNICEF in various ways such as bake sales and other fundraisers.

Franz Tiefenbacher '21 is an exchange student from Germany

Studying In Another Country

May 2, 2019

Every year, foreign exchange students from a variety of different countries come to CRLS. Some are brought here alone by foreign exchange programs, while others come to the city due to parents’ jobs or affiliations with Cambridge’s various universities.

Behind the Scenes: Mediation

Behind the Scenes: Mediation

May 2, 2019

At Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, most students can probably name a time when they got into an argument with a friend, had a dispute with a teacher, or disagreed with someone in class. At school, stress is high, energy is low, and there is very little patience for conflict, making it a tense environment that can foster hostility. However, despite these obstacles, some students have risen above it all and worked to help others through mediation.

Diving Underwater

Will Bavier, Contributing Writer

May 2, 2019

The district of Cambridge prides itself on its quirky and progressive community, and here at CRLS, the Underwater Robotics Club holds those words in tandem when diving deep into region-wide competitions. When not at those competitions, they are working hard at CRLS after school hours to design new machines and test them out.

Coding Outside of Class

Cecilia Barron, Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2019

On Wednesday afternoons in room 4402, students interested and dedicated to computer science can be found typing and coding away. Computer science teacher Doug McGlathery, who advises the club, says that while the group works on a variety of programs each month, their long term project is maintaining the online clock which works to the CRLS class schedule.

Why Are You Wearing That?

Why Are You Wearing That?

May 1, 2019

New York Times Fashion photographer Bill Cunningham once said, “Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.” While true, this quote fails to encapsulate the multidimensional and often delicate subject of fashion and its driving forces. Societal norms govern a certain secrecy around fashion, shaming but also celebrating vanity, consumption, and the value of physical beauty.

A Day in the Life of Librarian Kendall Boninti

A Day in the Life of Librarian Kendall Boninti

May 1, 2019

They check out books, they answer questions at the desk, and they organize the library—but the CRLS librarians do so much more work than that. The Register Forum got to spend a day with Ms. Boninti, one of these librarians. In order to become a librarian like Ms. Boninti, you need not just a college degree, but a Master’s as well. Ms. Boninti’s two degrees allow her to teach students about technology on top of just being a librarian.

Teens in High School Often Rely on Drugs to Cope

Teens in High School Often Rely on Drugs to Cope

May 1, 2019

Of the 36 CRLS students included in a recent survey, 34% of seniors and 30% of juniors surveyed thought teens using drugs wasn’t a major problem. There are many reasons why a teenager would turn to drugs. Kevin Dua, a psychology teacher at CRLS, says it could be due to curiosity, stress, acceptance or approval in social groups, or to feel more like an adult.

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