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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.

Businesses and Students Are Committed To Sustainability

Businesses and Students Are Committed To Sustainability

March 6, 2019

Since October 1st, 2014, Massachusetts provided state regulations that prohibit commercial organizations from disposing more than a ton of organic waste per week, requiring nearly 2,000 businesses and institutions to find more sustainable alternatives for kitchen scraps and produce that may not make the “aesthetic” cut.

Cambridge’s Best Hot Chocolate

Cambridge’s Best Hot Chocolate

March 2, 2019

To truly define what makes a good cup of hot chocolate, I think the biggest two factors are price point and quality. This is why, to find the best hot chocolate in Cambridge, I tried three differently priced hot chocolates to see which one had the best combination of flavor and value.

EHChocolatier Opens a New Shop in West Cambridge

EHChocolatier Opens a New Shop in West Cambridge

March 2, 2019

EH Chocolatier officially opened its doors at 145 Huron Avenue on February 1st, already met with many eager customers drawn in by the colorful balloons and neatly displayed candies. An inviting glass storefront encloses a mouth-watering selection of chocolates and candy bars, all made just next door in its adjoining kitchen.

Blackface Scandal in VA Brings Racism To Forefront

Leo Barron, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2019

Filed under Metro, News

In early February, a picture of governor Ralph Northam of Virginia in blackface was published by Big League Politics. The picture started a debate over both whether the governor should resign and the racist history of blackface in America.

Oxycontin Company Sued in MA

Oxycontin Company Sued in MA

February 28, 2019

The Attorney General of Massachusetts is suing Purdue Pharmaceuticals for selling and promoting Oxycontin while allegedly being aware of its addictive properties. On January 28th, the latest version of the lawsuit was filed publicly, claiming that insiders in the company had full knowledge of the link between the Oxycontin they were marketing and the widespread opioid crisis.

Co-Chairs of CYC: An Update from the Cambridge Youth Council

Co-Chairs of CYC: An Update from the Cambridge Youth Council

February 28, 2019

The Cambridge Youth Council (CYC) has been working on many important projects this year. For those who don’t know us, we are a subcommittee of the Cambridge City Council, a youth civic engagement group that tackles various forms of the persisting achievement gap in Cambridge, particularly in the high school. As a diverse group comprised of fourteen youth mostly from the high school, the CYC works on policy, social justice, and, of course, team bonding.

Rising Rents Push Out Iconic Businesses from the Square

Rising Rents Push Out Iconic Businesses from the Square

February 1, 2019

Massive local outcry has sparked after the closing of a Harvard Square mainstay, Crema Cafe. For many, Crema’s closing is the latest reminder of the changing square, for other Harvard Square businesses have also been forced out. Co-owner Liza Shirazi, who opened Crema Cafe with her business partner Marley Brush, was unable to renew their 10-year lease, at which point they began a month-to-month lease. Unfortunately, they eventually lost the space due to the ever-increasing rent.

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