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José Luis Rojas Villarreal hopes to represent student voices throughout his work.

José Luis Rojas Villarreal Should Be Elected

November 4, 2019

Jose Luis Rojas Villarreal is running for a spot on the School Committee for the first time. Villarreal believes he’s qualified because he’s lived ...

The Danger in Personifying Brands and Corporations

The Danger in Personifying Brands and Corporations

October 5, 2019

You scroll through your Twitter feed and you see a friend retweet Arby’s new food portrait of Ms. Frizzle, the teacher from their favorite childhood show The Magic Schoolbus.

Pictured: The sleep-away camp where Ella Spitz worked this summer.

The Magic of a Summer as a Sleepaway Camp Counselor

October 5, 2019

When I tell people at home that my experience working at a summer sleepaway camp was life-changing, they usually respond with a disbelieving laugh and smile or simply a confused stare.

Kashmir is a disputed area of land between India and Pakistan.

A Solution to the Kashmir Dispute

October 5, 2019

Kashmir, one of the most heavily disputed regions in the world, is in the midst of another cycle of escalating violence and tensions that began in the era of colonialism. A 40-year-old conflict between Pakistan and India has become a territorial dispute, with those facing the brunt of the human rights abuses and acts of terror—the Kashmiri people—forgotten.

Pictured: An iconic scene from Tarantino's third film,

Quentin Tarantino: The Man vs. His Art

October 5, 2019

Quentin Tarantino. The name holds some weight. Tarantino is a critically acclaimed director, writer, and producer who has written and directed ten major films, arguably all of which became cult classics. His third film, which made him a household name and precipitated his rise into A-list levels of fame, was Pulp Fiction.

Cory Booker speaking at the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention.

Warren, O’Rourke, and Booker Won the Third Debate

October 3, 2019

The third Democratic debate took place on September 12th, 2019, less than a week after Democratic candidates appeared at the New Hampshire Democratic convention.  With only ten candidates on stage, viewers were able to see the three frontrunners, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders go head to head.  

Nacie Loh traveled to Madrid through the CIEE study abroad program.

Studying Abroad with CIEE

October 3, 2019

My CIEE trip was focused on language and culture and based in Rabat, Morocco. I heard about the program from Mr. Dagher, the Arabic teacher at CRLS, and was immediately intrigued by the possibility of learning more Arabic as well as exploring another culture I knew nothing about.  The exposure and immersion I had while abroad gave me a much better understanding of not only Moroccan culture, but my own American culture. Not until after I left Morocco did I really feel any sort of culture shock. Back in the US, I am constantly thinking about the important characteristics  of American culture that we don’t always realize. The stereotypes that surround Muslims and Arabs in America, the difficulty of immigrating here, the desire to search for opportunity in America, language, and class-associated barriers were all things that were immediately more noticeable when I returned. Additionally, the assumed privileges of American life, such as money, opportunity, and the idea that all products are better in America stood out to me in a way it hadn’t before.

The Register Forum's September 2018 NewsStorm.

Welcome to the 129th!

October 3, 2019

Welcome to the Register Forum’s 129th year! As a club, we feel honored to serve this community through our journalism, and we are excited to see how the Register Forum grows this year.

Beginning next year, the College Board will report an Environmental Context Index along with students' SAT and AP test scores.

With New Adversity Index, the College Board Fails to Address Inequity

June 15, 2019

About a month ago, the College Board announced that their new “Environmental Context Dashboard” will be implemented next year, affecting all SAT and AP test takers. The Dashboard puts a student’s SAT scores in context with other students at their school by providing the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentiles of scores at their school as references.

Cambridge has been struggling to address rising housing costs since the '90s.

With Housing Unattainable for Many, Cambridge Must Deepen Its Commitment to Affordability

June 13, 2019

It is no secret that metro Boston is an expensive place to live, and Cambridge is certainly no exception. According to the Cambridge Development Commission, the average price of a house in the city is $1,150,000 and the median monthly rent is $3,145. For many, the prospect of buying—or even renting—a home can be extremely daunting given these prices.

The upcoming 2020 election could end up repeating the events of four years ago

In Biden and Sanders, America Risks a Repeat of 2016

June 4, 2019

Even before declaring his presidential campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden was the 2020 Democratic frontrunner. Sound familiar? In 2015, once Hillary Clinton announced her campaign, she quickly moved above the pack and joined a crowd of well-known establishment Democrats in the running for the nomination.

Stress Management in the Midst of End-of-Year Exams

Stress Management in the Midst of End-of-Year Exams

June 4, 2019

Every student knows that May is “stress season.” The season for standardized tests, the season for end of year shows, the season for major projects.

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