Accidents

Looking up into the rearview mirror and seeing the red and blue lights is a position nobody wants to be in. Getting into an accident, possibly getting injured, or injuring someone else, is arguably...

ARHS class featured in new book

There are many books written about LGBTQ issues in education, but how many have a leading chapter about the LGBTQ Literature class taught by English teachers Sara Barber-Just and Kristen Iverson? Bard College professor...

Community Kick-Off Day

Juggling, capture the flag, Ultimate, and soccer were just a few of the activities that were offered on Community Kick-Off Day at ARHS on September 22, 2016. Similar to “Dialogue Day” the annual event...

BLM group talks issues

Black Lives Matter is a very active club at ARHS, with about 10-12 core members. They meet after school on Mondays in Ms. Leopold’s room, 328. Anyone is free and welcome to join. Nia...

Boys’ soccer doing well

“We had a rocky start, but we’re feeling it now,” said varsity boys’ soccer captain Tim Felton, a senior. After losing their first game to West Springfield, the ‘Canes got their season back on...

Girls’ varsity soccer kicking it

The Amherst girls’ varsity soccer team started strong this fall with a 7-2-4 record. Girls’ varsity has been incorporating some new freshman players into their team, which is made up of half upperclassmen and...

SAGA ready to kick off again

One month into the school year, the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) was into full swing. Last year, SAGA put together a Transgender Awareness Week, where the club educated the school community about gender...

Banning students from track unreasonable

ARHS home soccer games used to see the track packed with fans and students. This was forever changed after the events of an Amherst versus Holyoke girls’ soccer game in which ARHS fans were...

Best Buddies club has new advisor

The Best Buddies club gained an amazing advisor this year with new teacher, Justin Hoffman, 37, who works in the Pathways to Independence Program (PIP) for students with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities. Mr. Hoffman is...

Forever Young

Social Studies teacher Eugene Young IV, 29, was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He went to the Shawnee public schools for elementary, middle, and high school. The languages offered...

Sulikowski doing the math

Lisa Sulikowski, a new math teacher at ARHS, pursued her career because of her belief that teaching means changing the entire idea of math. “It’s what I’m meant to do. I just feel really...

Purple pass hassle

ARHS students often complain about having to get purple passes signed by two teachers to do schoolwork during lunch. The rule was put into effect midway through last year. Some students believe that they...

Golf team keeps their cool

“We’re just a bunch of young savages,” said ARHS senior and golf team co-captain Stephen McCudden.  As one of three other seniors that play for the ARHS team, McCudden was chosen to become co-captain...

A week full of spirited competition

Spirit Week is a student favorite each year, with competition between classes driving up participation and excitement.  “Spirit Week is fun. I like competing,” senior Andreas Gilpin-Falk said. For junior Margaret O’Connell, the entire...