In moving exhibit, students say #MeToo

In mid-October most people suddenly found their social media flooded with stories of experiences with sexual harassment and assault accompanied with the hashtag #metoo. There was a shift in our daily Internet consumption, and...

Paying to park: where does all the money go?

“They’re expensive as hell,” said senior Zack Ellis of the $75 parking permits required of students at ARHS. “I just don’t want to buy one.” Ellis is not alone. Many of the licensed student...

Refugees in Distress event

On September 28, 2017, the documentary Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad, was screened at ARHS. The film highlights the mass-scale murder and human rights violations being committed by the Assad regime in Syria....

Maria affects locals, motivates aid to Puerto Rico

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria, a category 5 storm that brutalized the Virgin Islands, made landfall on Puerto Rico, devastating the landscape and initially leaving 100 percent of residents without power. Since then,...

Burst pipes bring new gym floor

“I’m surprised at how nice it is,” said senior basketball player Tate Rietkerk about the renovated ARHS gym. On the first day of school, this year, students and teachers were all in awe of...

Narayanan wins grant to teach girls coding

As technology progresses, employers in all types of fields are demanding more workers who have tech skills and experience. “It’s really expanding; it’s growing,” said senior Neosha Narayanan. “They’re going to be adding thousands...

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...

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....

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,...

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...

Youth Legislation Forum a real hit

On Friday, March 3, 2017, ARHS  hosted its very first Youth Legislative Forum, which was attended by nearly 50 students. The event, a joint effort of AmeriCorps and Dial Self, connected legislators such as...

Scholastic Awards given

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s “longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12” and ARHS kids nabbed a number of them this year. The competition is...

Book nook: library refurb

About two years ago, a generous, retired librarian named Ann Louise Hyde gave a $65,000 legacy to the ARHS library, which was what sparked the idea of a renovation. Unfortunately there is not enough...

Fair offers dose of reality

On March 21, students from the class of 2017 took part in the Reality Fair held at Greenfield Community College. The event challenges students to take on the role of their 25 year old...