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Combatting a Stubborn Culture

Combatting a Stubborn Culture

December 21, 2018

When a current senior was taking the MCAS in her sophomore year, another student sitting behind her began whispering sexual comments to her. The student told her Community Meeting (CM) teacher that she “couldn’t be in the room with him because he was trying to touch [her], he was whispering in [her] ear, [and] it was really uncomfortable.” She took the rest of the MCAS in her Learning Community (LC) office, filed an incident report, and, eventually, the student who had harassed her was moved to a different CM.

CRLS Responds, Speaks Out Against Climate Change

CRLS Responds, Speaks Out Against Climate Change

December 21, 2018

Climate change’s effects on the biosphere are greater than ever, and we as a country have not only failed to accept its current consequences, but the consequences it will pose for the future. According to the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 51% of U.S. citizens don’t believe in the concept of climate change, in spite of the 97% of scientists who affirm that it is undoubtedly reshaping the configuration of our world. So, what makes people feel so entitled to having this seemingly backward opinion on the topic?

X-Block Focuses on Sexual Harassment and Assault

X-Block Focuses on Sexual Harassment and Assault

December 21, 2018

On December 13th, CRLS had its third X-Block of the year. While previous X-Blocks were focused on mostly school-related topics such as bullying, the topic this month was about an issue which takes place both inside and outside of school: sexual harassment and assault. Student Body President Grace Austin and President of Sisters on the Runway Robie Scola took part in planning the X-Block. They said they wanted to facilitate a discussion about sexual harassment and sexual assault in the wake of events happening within the wider American culture, but also within CRLS itself.

Immigration in Cambridge

Immigration in Cambridge

December 20, 2018

There are 24,799 immigrants in Cambridge, who together make up 27.4% of the city’s population.

Behind the Scenes: A Look into the CRLS Cafeteria

Behind the Scenes: A Look into the CRLS Cafeteria

December 20, 2018

For Charron Alves ’90, a station leader in the cafeteria, and Ian Lavallee, the kitchen manager, the day in the CRLS kitchen starts at 5:45 AM. Ms. Alves likes to get to the school before her shift, which starts at 6:30 AM, to eat breakfast and prepare for the day. At dawn, Mr. Lavallee turns on ovens and equipment in both kitchens, strolls through the walk-in refrigerators, and takes out ingredients to be used that day.

Participatory Budgeting Results

Participatory Budgeting Results

December 19, 2018

The annual Participatory Budgeting (PB) results were announced on December 11th, after a week of voting. Over 6,849 Cambridge residents voted on how the city should spend an allotted budget of $925,000. Out of a record-high of 1,047 proposals, six were chosen by voters to be implemented in the city.

City Remembers Victims of Shooting

City Remembers Victims of Shooting

December 13, 2018

An estimated 400 Cambridge residents gathered outside City Hall on  the night of Tuesday, October 30th to remember the eleven people lost in a brutal mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 26th.

Lighten the Load: Making Backpack Weight Healthy

Lighten the Load: Making Backpack Weight Healthy

November 30, 2018

CRLS students carry a heavy load every day to school, with their backpacks often holding binders, textbooks, agendas, and Chromebooks. Studies have found that heavy backpacks cause back pain and poor posture in the short term and can transform the spine in the long term. The weight and pressure on the back and shoulders are detrimental to the health of the spine and can pose future health threats.

Upcycling Club: Supporting Syrian Refugees with Clothes

Upcycling Club: Supporting Syrian Refugees with Clothes

November 30, 2018

CRLS junior Mina Hasan is on a mission to make a difference. She wants to do this by making a club for upcycling clothes and donating them to Syrian refugees. The only problem is that she hasn’t gotten her club approved yet.

A Spotlight on Long-Term Substitute George Skelton

A Spotlight on Long-Term Substitute George Skelton

November 30, 2018

Mr. Skelton was a long-term substitute for economics and will start teaching math reasoning next semester. Register Forum: How long have you been teaching George Skelton: I’ve been teaching since around January of last year. RF: Did you teach anywhere else before teaching at CRLS? GS: Nope, it’s my first time teaching. I graduated from CRLS in 2009 and now I’m teaching here.

President Trump Wants to End Birthright Citizenship

President Trump Wants to End Birthright Citizenship

November 30, 2018

The Fourteenth Amendment reads, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

Falcon Pride Day Uplifts CRLS

Falcon Pride Day Uplifts CRLS

November 29, 2018

Falcon Pride Day is an annual celebration at CRLS hosted the day before Thanksgiving break. The celebration takes place from 8:05-12:00 instead of 8:05-2:30 such as a regular school day. This stress-free atmosphere caused by the lack of classes is great because it allows for the purpose of Falcon Pride Day to truly materialize. These purposes include strengthening the school bonds alongside exhibiting the internal pride we have as a community at CRLS. In order to bring this into fruition, the student body divulged into a variety of activities which involved showing off their unique qualities and interests.

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