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Peaceful Protest: A Powerful Tool in the Past and Present

Peaceful Protest: A Powerful Tool in the Past and Present

October 30, 2017

The First Amendment states that people have the right to freedom of speech and the right to protest. Because of these rights, we have seen different protests...

Paper Use at CRLS

Paper Use at CRLS

October 30, 2017

According to a count published by CRLS in 2013, the school printed 29,000 sheets of paper day that year. We are burning through paper like a forest fir...

On the Necessity of Dialogue Between Spain and Catalonia

On the Necessity of Dialogue Between Spain and Catalonia

October 30, 2017

Many things are happening around the world all at once. There have been hurricanes, controversial elections, and above all, instability in many countr...

“White” Is Not a Compliment

April Dottin-Carter, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Pieces

Once when I was in seventh grade, I asked my best friend why her parents were so fond of me. She responded, “You don’t act black.” At the time, I didn’t think much about what she said. But as years pass, my contempt continues to grow for that one sentence and each of its variations that I am unceasingly faced with. These words hit me nonstop like raindrops on pavem...

Why Local Government Matters

Why Local Government Matters

October 30, 2017

Washington politics seem more present and all-consuming than ever before. With a president that demands constant news coverage and a country that is all too w...

Political Cartoon

Political Cartoon

September 28, 2017

This piece also appears in our September print edition.

Tackling the 2017-2018 School Year: Student Government

Tackling the 2017-2018 School Year: Student Government

September 28, 2017

Dear CRLS, Welcome back to school! I can’t believe we’ve finished the first month of the year and are already in October. I know that I am nervous and ex...

The Importance of Civics in Public Education

The Importance of Civics in Public Education

September 28, 2017

Civics is defined as the study of the rights and duties of citizenship. It is a key element of any democratic society that functions through the self-gove...

The Hypocrisy of NBA Fans

Robert Shapiro, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Pieces

Ahh, the sounds of summer—there’s nothing quite like them. From the sputtering of lawnmowers to the boom of illegal fireworks, it is a glorious time of year, except for one inevitable thing: sports media reminding NBA fans that we’re hypocrites. It was late August, the bulk of free agency was over, and most player transactions had happened with relatively little drama...

Reacting to Charlottesville

Reacting to Charlottesville

September 28, 2017

August 12th, 1861 marks the first day of one of the most significant battle of the Civil War. Events  on August 12th, 2017, confirmed that  ideas from a war fought over...

In Defense of the Boston Free Speech Rally

In Defense of the Boston Free Speech Rally

September 28, 2017

I was inside the bandstand with fellow free speech advocates on the Boston Common on August 19th, 2017 during the Boston Free Speech Rally. 40,000 counte...

Cambridge Street Protected Bike Lanes Only Benefit Bikers

Cambridge Street Protected Bike Lanes Only Benefit Bikers

September 27, 2017

A city as bike-friendly as Cambridge needs proper facilities to guarantee the safety of its cyclists. It makes perfect sense to add protected bike lanes to Ca...

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