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2020: Choose Your Fighter
A Gen-Z Guide to the Democratic Primary
Percy Jackson Musical ‘The Lightning Thief’ Electrifies Audiences
'This is the crossover that gets it right.'
Despite Low Expectations, “Dark Phoenix” Fails to Rise
Sophie Turner’s portrayal of Jean Grey is as paper thin as the pages of the source material she probably did not read.
Your Guide to the Singing and Silliness of Starkid
StarKid saved me from my musical drought
Boston's Rap Scene is Small, But Talented
The Boston rap scene is like a hidden treasure, it takes some time to find but when you do it is worth the effort.
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Your guide to this summer’s coolest culture.
Pass the Mic: CSTO Profiles
For CSTO Founder Anne Moy, Community Comes First
“My goal is to just come in and help out as much as I can”
Timmy Hogan on How Reselling Impacts "The Culture"
At the end of the day, it’s harder to make a living from reselling nowadays
Kamar Porter Shatters Stereotypes at Boston Glass
Right away, this seemed to me like a safe space, where LGBTQ youth can look for support free of judgment
Albertina De Carvalho
The Zoo is Caitlin Reardon's Classroom
She teaches people of all ages about the animals at the zoo with the hope that they might become more interested in animals.
Liv Yang Finds Freedom in Nail Art
Lisa Estrella “Liv” Yang is a courageous Asian American business owner in the nail industry
Student Photographer and Pilot Jaden Fergus Enjoys His Freedom
He’s able to go places that many can’t, such as flying to Cape Cod to just grab some lunch and fly back.
Michael Hanson Balances Creativity with Discipline
As a photography teacher and a football coach, the most challenging part of his career is time management.
Carla Bethancourt Hopes for Peace and Quiet in a New Apartment
When she first moved into the building 10 years ago, she started to notice bad things
Thomas Mabine is a Serious Class Clown
Mabine did not have a plan B when starting his comedian career
Jillian Kilcoyne's Journey to Teaching
Kilcoyne studied education and math because she was very passionate about teaching math
Thomas Vascensolos Talks Teaching
I think sometimes we fail to realize how lucky we are to have teachers who care
The Promise Act is the Best Option for Improving School Funding
Students have to fight for what they deserve because it’s the only way to get what we are owed
High School: Expectations vs. Reality
It's time to get used to that name for us: freshmen.
Brenda Cassellius Appointed Superintendent Among Praise and Concern
Many adults expressed hopes that Cassellius would work to mend community relations, which were broken as people lost trust in the schools
For Puerto Ricans, Unique Culture Clashes with Practical Needs
The future of Puerto Rico is undecided and unclear, but it’s important that Puerto Ricans understand the past.
Broken Water Fountains Brew Distrust in Schools
Clearly, the drinking water situation in schools is a major problem
You Don't Know Me
I write this essay to inform you, reader, that you are trustworthy, but to warn you that you do not know everyone's story.
Me, Mexico, Who?
You think you know me,
Dolphin, elephant, cat, bird, tiger, monkey, fox, chicken, dog, lion.
Students from the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School
Mariella Murillo's P&C Speech
Being exposed to journalism is the first stepping stone of reaching the future I want as a writer