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Behind the Scenes: Mediation

Behind the Scenes: Mediation

May 2, 2019

At Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, most students can probably name a time when they got into an argument with a friend, had a dispute with a teacher, or disagreed with someone in class. At school, stress is high, energy is low, and there is very little patience for conflict, making it a tense environment that can foster hostility. However, despite these obstacles, some students have risen above it all and worked to help others through mediation.

Diving Underwater

Will Bavier, Contributing Writer

May 2, 2019

The district of Cambridge prides itself on its quirky and progressive community, and here at CRLS, the Underwater Robotics Club holds those words in tandem when diving deep into region-wide competitions. When not at those competitions, they are working hard at CRLS after school hours to design new machines and test them out.

Coding Outside of Class

Cecilia Barron, Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2019

On Wednesday afternoons in room 4402, students interested and dedicated to computer science can be found typing and coding away. Computer science teacher Doug McGlathery, who advises the club, says that while the group works on a variety of programs each month, their long term project is maintaining the online clock which works to the CRLS class schedule.

Why Are You Wearing That?

Why Are You Wearing That?

May 1, 2019

New York Times Fashion photographer Bill Cunningham once said, “Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.” While true, this quote fails to encapsulate the multidimensional and often delicate subject of fashion and its driving forces. Societal norms govern a certain secrecy around fashion, shaming but also celebrating vanity, consumption, and the value of physical beauty.

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?

A Day in the Life of Librarian Kendall Boninti

A Day in the Life of Librarian Kendall Boninti

May 1, 2019

They check out books, they answer questions at the desk, and they organize the library—but the CRLS librarians do so much more work than that. The Register Forum got to spend a day with Ms. Boninti, one of these librarians. In order to become a librarian like Ms. Boninti, you need not just a college degree, but a Master’s as well. Ms. Boninti’s two degrees allow her to teach students about technology on top of just being a librarian.

Teens in High School Often Rely on Drugs to Cope

Teens in High School Often Rely on Drugs to Cope

May 1, 2019

Of the 36 CRLS students included in a recent survey, 34% of seniors and 30% of juniors surveyed thought teens using drugs wasn’t a major problem. There are many reasons why a teenager would turn to drugs. Kevin Dua, a psychology teacher at CRLS, says it could be due to curiosity, stress, acceptance or approval in social groups, or to feel more like an adult.

A Look at Robotics Club: How It’s Wired

A Look at Robotics Club: How It’s Wired

May 1, 2019

The Robotics Club at CRLS, found in Room 1201, has promoted creativity in engineering and design projects since it was officially moved to the school from the MIT campus in 2008. Members collaborate to complete challenges and overcome obstacles in order to construct the best design that the team can produce.

Crazy Calculations

Cecilia Barron, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2019

After school on Thursdays in room 3610, you might find a group of students, ranging from seniors to freshmen, conversing over a decorated whiteboard. Though it looks quite different from the stereotypical math setting, this is the CRLS Math Club. “It’s very social,” said Ms. Watson, the advisor for the club.

Friends of CRLS Holds Bash

Friends of CRLS Holds Bash

April 1, 2019

On Thursday, February 28th, CRLS students, parents, and faculty gathered at the Google building in Kendall Square for the annual Friends of CRLS (FOCRLS) bash. This event consisted of live music (from a band as well as CRLS’ own a cappella program) and catering for all who attended. Outside of these niceties, the main purpose of the event was to raise money for FOCRLS through a raffle as well as an auction.

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