Dakin saves 100 furry lives

Three major hurricanes over the past couple of months have swept through regions in the southern U.S. and have also significantly impacted Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean. The people in these...

Boys’ soccer on thrilling winning streak

Boys’ varsity soccer was off to a rousing start this season, with 15 wins and 5 losses in November. They’d taken down Monument Mountain, Mount Greylock, West Springfield, Minnechaug, Agawam, Westfield, Woodstock Academy, Northampton,...

Q and A with Principal Mark Jackson

Peter Treyz recently sat down with Principal Mark Jackson to ask him about his beliefs, regrets, fears, and motivations, as part of Peter’s contribution to a group project–a final magazine called Desire, for Journalistic...

Dialogue Day offers deep learning

On May 11, ARHS held a Dialogue Day, designed to increase understanding, address problems, and question popular thoughts or actions. The goal was to make changes in the community through discussion. The organizers provided...

Ms. Snowdon, ELL mentor

Retiring educator Joan Snowdon has been an ELL (English Language Learner) teacher at ARHS for the past 21 years. Her students moved to Amherst from countries all over the world, some with no experience...

Solar plans on the horizon

Climate change is a big deal.  In an effort to combat impending global disaster, clean and renewable energy has become increasingly popular.  Not only does solar energy protect our planet it also is free....

Ms. Browne’s retirement dreams

Sitting in her sunny classroom on a Monday in May, retiring English teacher Tina Browne reflected on not just her full career, but a life lived with purpose and passion. Before settling down in...

Senegambian exchange ‘wonderful’

In a school with such vast opportunities for students, some get to do more interesting things, like host students from Senegal and The Gambia in their houses.   This was an unique experience and...

Many headed to UMass

On June 9, 2017 graduation caps will fly in the air as the senior class moves on to new adventures. A significant portion of the grade will be attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst,...

Les Miserables: gorgeous

The Starlight’s Youth Theater has pulled it off once again. They brought Les Miserables to the Academy of Music and knocked it out of the park, earning multiple standing ovations during the Saturday night...

Lockers old, sizes unfair

As the times have changed at the high school, various large building projects have taken place. In 1993, an addition was made to the building. As of recently, the gym is being renovated. Lighting...

French election: Macron offers new hope

There was a sigh of relief across the world when Emmanuel Macron, an independent centrist, won in the second round of the French presidential elections, defeating the far-right Marine Le Pen. Approaching the election...