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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...

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.

A Summer Guide to Cambridge

Juliana Vandermark, Managing Editor

June 18, 2019

Whether you have a job from 9-5 every day or plan on catching up on every season of every show on Netflix all summer, there’s always something going on in Cambridge to spice up your summer routine.

Boston Calling Starts the Summer with a Bang

Boston Calling Starts the Summer with a Bang

June 17, 2019

As school comes to a close, the warm weather and the general excitement for the start of summer brings singers and artists to Boston. Boston Calling, the annual music festival, took place from May 24th to May 26th and included performances by artists such as Twenty Øne Piløts, Travis Scott, Sheck Wes, and Logic.

Cambridge School Volunteers Program Is Award Finalist

Cambridge School Volunteers Program Is Award Finalist

June 4, 2019

The Cambridge School Volunteers’ (CSV) NetPals Program was recently selected as a finalist for an excellence award from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network presents excellence awards annually in several categories, such as innovation and collaboration.

2019 MayFair Continues in Spite of Rain, Bad Weather

2019 MayFair Continues in Spite of Rain, Bad Weather

June 4, 2019

Sunday, May 19th started out with an unforeseen rainstorm, and attendees of Cambridge’s 36th annual MayFair struggled against the weather. The festival started at noon, and the rain started shortly after. However, instead of permanently shutting down, street vendors and musicians packed up their equipment and prepared to wait the rain out nearby.

123rd Annual Boston Marathon Runs Successfully

123rd Annual Boston Marathon Runs Successfully

May 1, 2019

April 15th marked the 123rd running of the famed Boston Marathon. The 26.2-mile course takes runners from Hopkinton, MA, to the finish line on Boylston Street in downtown Boston. Known for its rolling hills (most notably the ominously named Heartbreak Hill) and its unpredictable weather, the race is widely regarded as one of the hardest major marathons in the world. In addition, with roughly 500,000 attendees each year, the Boston Marathon is the most widely viewed sporting event in New England.

CPSD Upper Schools Get New Net Zero Renovations

CPSD Upper Schools Get New Net Zero Renovations

May 1, 2019

Anyone who went to a Cambridge Public School Department (CPSD) upper school knows that the buildings are old. To solve this and other problems associated with the relatively recent switch from a K-8 school model to an elementary and upper school one without altering the district’s infrastructure, CPSD has initiated a program called the Innovation Agenda.

CRLS Students and Parents Fret Over Future of the UK

CRLS Students and Parents Fret Over Future of the UK

May 1, 2019

Brexit, a portmanteau—or, combination—of the two words “British” and "exit,” refers to the secession of Britain from the European Union (EU). On June 23rd, 2016, 51.9% of British voters voted to leave the EU. As stated in Article 50 of the EU treaty, the country has been in a two-year transition period since the referendum. March 29th, 2019, was the formal date for the end of this period. However, British Prime Minister Theresa May pleaded for an extension until June 30th at the EU summit, and was rewarded with a delay until October 31st, 2019. With the deadline rapidly approaching, many people are asking the same question: What’s going to happen next?

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