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Why You Shouldn’t Eat Beef

Why You Shouldn’t Eat Beef

June 22, 2018

Doesn’t that burger look oh-so-much better than the meager grain bowl you know you should get? It does. We all know it. But what really goes into getti...

Common Core Curriculum Lacks Important Areas for Student Growth

Common Core Curriculum Lacks Important Areas for Student Growth

June 19, 2018

Since the 1980s, education in the United States has been driven largely by standards, with government-established academic benchmarks being used to determ...

The Deficiencies of Test-Taking

The Deficiencies of Test-Taking

June 18, 2018

From the MCAS to the SAT, students grow up with the notion that test-taking abilities define our intelligence. We are taught that if we don’t get an 80% o...

Officers’ Actions Not Justified

Officers’ Actions Not Justified

May 30, 2018

W. E. B. Du Bois, in his text The Souls of Black Folks, refers to a veil when describing the racial chasm embedded within the American experience. Du Bois argues th...

Ecuadorian Agriculture

Ecuadorian Agriculture

May 30, 2018

When asked to create a project for our Food, Farming, and Our Planet class promoting sustainable agriculture in a local community soon after returning ...

Evaluating Civic Responsibility in the Trump Era

Oscar Berry, Contributing Writer

May 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Pieces

Since the election of President Donald Trump in 2016, American politics have been turned upside down. Government bureaucracy has been hijacked for political purposes, our political beliefs are increasingly arbitrary, and our society is split at the seams. Democratic institutions we thought safe and secure are now under assault by the forces of nationalism, populism, and part...

Feminism: What Does It Mean in 2018?

Feminism: What Does It Mean in 2018?

May 30, 2018

Are you a feminist? This is the question we asked a number of students at CRLS through a survey handed out in Community Meeting. Their answers varied f...

Declining Bee Populations Threaten Everything

Kerri Sands, Contributing Writer

May 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Pieces

Since the return of spring has arrived in Cambridge, splashes of pink and green have filled the streets that were colorless just weeks ago. Without bees and their pollination of plants, this rebirth of plants would not be possible. Because of the crucial role bees play in global agriculture, it’s vital to ensure that the environment stays fit for their survival. However, ...

The CPD Did Their Job

May 30, 2018

In recent years, there have been nationwide debates over controversial actions by police officers in the United States. Much of this debate is understa...

Mental Health Awareness Alone Is Not a Solution

Mental Health Awareness Alone Is Not a Solution

May 30, 2018

Around twenty percent of teenagers experience some form of depression before reaching adulthood, and 2016 Teen Health Survey data reported that anxiety and ...

A Letter from the President

A Letter from the President

May 30, 2018

Dear CRLS, I am saddened because this is my last letter to you all as student body president. By the time you’re reading this, the next election c...

Evaluating the Effect of Online Shopping

Isabelle Agee-Jacobson, Contributing Writer

May 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Pieces

If you’re like most people, the last time you bought something online was probably pretty recently. You probably received your package a few days after you ordered it and didn’t even have to get out of your pajamas. Although online shopping is convenient, it is harsher on the environment than traditional shopping—for three main reasons. First, delivery trucks produce m...

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