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Affirmative Action at Harvard: A Boost or Discrimination?

Affirmative Action at Harvard: A Boost or Discrimination?

November 29, 2018

On October 15th, 2018 at the John Joseph Moakley district courthouse, attorneys for Harvard and the organization Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) met in front of Judge Allison D. Burroughs to dispute Harvard’s use of race in its admissions process. SFFA, a non-profit founded by Edward Blum, argues against any college admissions policy that takes race into account.

Recapping the Results of the Midterm Elections

Nathan Kolodney, Metro Editor

November 29, 2018

Filed under CRLS on Current Events, Metro

As the midterm elections came to an end, the Democrats swept the House on the national level while the Republicans remained in control of the Senate. The house now has 230 Democratic seats and 199 Republican seats while the Senate has 47 and 51, respectively.

Harvard Global Health Institute Hosts Outbreak Week

Kerri Sands, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2018

Filed under Metro, News

Outbreak Week, a week-long public event hosted by Harvard Global Health Institute, took place from September 24-28, 2018. Throughout the course of the week, various panels, discussions, and lectures were held to provoke awareness about rising pandemics around the globe.

In a Liberal Massachusetts, a Republican Prospers

Nathan Kolodney, Metro Editor

October 30, 2018

Filed under Metro, News

November 2nd, 2018 marks this year’s Massachusetts gubernatorial election, where the governor, as well as the lieutenant governor, will be elected. Incumbent Governor Charlie Baker (Rep.) is running against Jay Gonzalez (Dem.), and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito (Rep.) is running against Quentin Palfrey (Dem.). These Democratic opposing candidates have already been through a primary election, which happened on September 4th, 2018.

What to Do this Halloween

What to Do this Halloween

October 30, 2018

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Searching for Flood Solutions as Storms Intensify

Searching for Flood Solutions as Storms Intensify

October 30, 2018

As Hurricane Michael’s extreme winds and torrential rain hit Florida and the Gulf Coast hard at the beginning of October, residents of Cambridge only experienced a heavy downpour in the afternoon. Despite the lack of impact in Cambridge, the result of hurricanes like Florence, Michael, and previous fatal storms begs the question—when will the Boston area be a future storm’s target? As climate change progresses, the severity of storms accelerates because of the evaporation of water, according to a NASA study. Water vapor and humidity are the sources of intensification of storms.

Question 3 on MA Ballot Jeopardizes Transgender Rights

Question 3 on MA Ballot Jeopardizes Transgender Rights

October 30, 2018

Question 3, one of the questions that will appear on the Massachusetts state ballot in November 2018, would repeal a 2016 law that prohibits discrimination against transgender people in public spaces. To some, the wording of the referendum is confusing. According to Boston.com, voting “yes” on the ballot would keep the current law, which provides transgender people with protection against discrimination, while voting “no” would remove it. This referendum would affect CRLS students that identify as transgender, both inside and outside of the CRLS community.

2018 Midterm Elections

Azusa Lippit and Willa Frank

October 30, 2018

Filed under Metro, News

With midterm elections right around the corner, citizens of Cambridge are raising questions about the midterm elections’ effects on their lives. The midterms this year specifically have the potential to change the majority in Congress and give one party a larger voice in government.

Dem Primaries Result in New Voices, Returning Leaders

Honor O'Shaughnessy and Jonathan Matsko

September 27, 2018

Filed under Metro, News

Massachusetts voters hit the polls again on September 4th, as the state held their 2018 primary elections. The results of these elections determined the candidates running for public office for both the Democratic and Republican parties. These candidates will continue their campaign through the midterm elections this coming November, when a winner will be officially elect...

Cambridge Rappers: A New Type of Local Art

Cambridge Rappers: A New Type of Local Art

September 27, 2018

Throughout the year, the Visual and Performing Arts Department gets a lot of attention at CRLS for its on-stage productions. Between the Black Box Theatre, the band and chorus rooms, the auditorium, and the dance studio, it seems like there is always a performance or production right around the corner. But, for some CRLS students, the basement of the Arts Building isn’t the only center of art at Rindge.

BIRD Scooters: A New, Electronic Way to Get Around

BIRD Scooters: A New, Electronic Way to Get Around

September 27, 2018

Over the past few months, Cambridge has had an influx of electronic scooters created by the company BIRD. This scooter sharing service is similar to Blue Bikes in that scooters are left all around the city and can be unlocked in order to use. However, BIRD differs from its bike-sharing counterpart when it comes to its relationship with the city.

Things to Do in Boston this August

Things to Do in Boston this August

August 6, 2018

This August, Boston is the place to be. With a wide array of fun activities and events, there is something for people of all interests to do in the last ...

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