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Prison Polls: a look into voting disenfranchisement for those still incarcerated

When Ava Duvanay debuted her latest Netflix Series “When They See Us,”  American citizens were forced to reexamine their views on our nation’s incarcerated and challenge racialized stigma of those behind bars. For decades, suffrage for marginalized people affected by voting disenfranchisement has been reformed in many states. For example, this past November, voters in Florida favored giving felons the …

Putin — Statement

Earlier today, Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin announced that he would push through reforms that would shift some of the powers of the presidency to the Russian parliament and the prime minister. Putin intends to let parliament choose candidates for prime minister and the cabinet as well as setting a two-term limit for the presidency.  This reform would severely weaken …

Joe Biden and all his Malarkey

Since the beginning of the 2020 presidential campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden emerged as the indisputable frontrunner. Biden simply dominates other candidates, consistently polling in first place nationally and raising over $20 million. Due to his experience as President Obama’s right-hand man and position as a moderate in a field of progressive candidates, many contend that Biden is the …

White Privilege​

What does privilege mean to you? When one hears the word privilege, it almost sounds offensive. It is as if you worked really hard for something, you earned it, and then all of a sudden, the obstacles that you’ve gone through didn’t matter. However, that is not what it is. This simple comic clearly explains privilege. The environment in which …

ICE and the College Scandal: Report

About the author: Tasneem Mohammed is a student in Shrewsbury, MA. She is passionate about language and writing and is driven to learn and educate. Getting arrested for attempting to maintain legal immigration status seems a bit unreasonable, don’t you think? Well, that’s exactly what the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has done.  In late January, news broke that the …

We are overworking​ students

The average high schooler has approximately two hours of homework every night. This, along with a grueling eight hour school day, pins a students work week at approximately fifty hours. The average amount of work expected from an adult is forty; and anything above is seen as overtime. This begs the question: when kids should be enjoying their time in …

Interview with MA Secretary of Education, Jim Peyser

Please note that this interview has been lightly edited for clarity. As part of our ongoing series on education reform, we interviewed Massachusetts Secretary of Education, Jim Peyser. Before his appointment by Governor Charlie Baker, Peyser served as an education advisor to Governers Bill Weld, Jane Swift, and Mitt Romney. Onto the interview! Q: Introduce yourself! A: My name is …

Charter Schools

About the author: Kieran Adams is a student in Medford, MA. He is passionate about climate change, economic reform, education, and progressivism. In the American educational system, there are many oddities, one being the existence of charter schools. Charter schools occur in a grey area between a public and a private school. They get public funding from American taxpayers while …

The media blackout surrounding Andrew Yang

“The opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man that likes math,” says Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang at his rallies. Yang, a 44-year-old tech entrepreneur and founder of the nonprofit Venture For America, has attracted a flurry of spirited supporters called the “Yang Gang.” His flagship policy is the Freedom Dividend, a version of universal basic income (UBI), where …