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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?

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.

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 Longest Government Shutdown Finally Ended

The Longest Government Shutdown Finally Ended

March 6, 2019

On December 22, 2018, the United States Federal Government began a shutdown that would make history. It lasted until January 25, 2019, an astounding 35 days, far surpassing the 1995/1996 21-day funding gap under President Clinton, and becoming the longest government shutdown in American history.

MBTA Unveils Proposal to Increase Fares

MBTA Unveils Proposal to Increase Fares

March 6, 2019

On Monday, January 28th, the MBTA introduced a proposal to increase fares for bus and subway riders. The average proposed fare increase across the various tickets and passes is 6.3%. If approved by officials in March, the new fares would go into effect as early as July 1st, 2019.

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