Students and staff weigh in on lifting the mask mandate

On February 9, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced that he would lift the school mask mandate, effective February 28. Massachusetts commissioner of education Jeffrey Riley said, “While masking is no longer a statewide requirement,...

Busted track slated for renovation

After over ten years of discussions about replacing the track at ARHS, the Amherst School Committee voted to finally approve it, but pushed off funding the project until at least January 15, 2023, while...

Senior wins coveted Coca-Cola scholarship

This winter, senior Rebekah Hong, got some really good news: she won a coveted $20,000 Coca-Cola scholarship, an achievement-based award given to graduating high school seniors. She competed with 68,000 seniors from across the...

Pandemic Voices

For their final project in a senior Journalistic Writing class at ARHS, students decided to reach out to people to hear about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their goals were simple: not only...

Pandemic losses and lessons

While adults often look back on their high school and recall major historical moments that coincided with their education, who knew our moment would be a years-long, front seat to a global pandemic that...

Electives abound in block schedule

With the new block schedule, students only carry each academic class for one semester at a time, rather than a whole year. One benefit of this is increased space for quarter-long elective offerings, with...

Casting their first ballots

Not only did the March 3 Super Tuesday election mark a critical point in the Democratic primaries, but also the first opportunity for some ARHS students to vote. Seniors old enough to voice their...