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Phase One of Central Square Mural Project Comes to an End

Phase One of Central Square Mural Project Comes to an End

December 21, 2018

On Sunday, December 9th, artists put the finishing touches on their murals as the first phase of the Central Square Mural Project came to a close. Since the summer of 2017, nine new murals have been painted in Central Square as part of a campaign to add works of public art to the neighborhood. With themes ranging from feminism to immigration, the exhibitions help to celebrate Central Square’s diversity and to revitalize old works of street art.

CRLS Responds: What are your plans for December break?

CRLS Responds: What are your plans for December break?

December 21, 2018

This piece also appears in our November 2018 print edition.

A Wintry Boston

A Wintry Boston

December 21, 2018

It’s the time we’ve all been waiting for: the eleven days off from school that seem to pass much too soon. This year, don’t let it pass by so quickly that you end up doing nothing but watch six seasons of your new favorite show. Instead, pack it with a variety of plans unique to Boston to make this break a memorable one!

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.

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