The time to end tracking is now

When I walked into the science classroom where I would serve as a teaching assistant on the first day of my junior year, I stopped in my tracks. Though my high school is predominantly...

Quarantine Diaries

Going into quarantine was quite the surprise for me.  I missed the last week of school before March 13, so I was very out of the loop when it came to even discussing COVID-19....

Quarantine Diaries

March 28, 2020 I want to go back to school so badly. I never realized how much it means to me until now. I’m not ready to never walk back into my school again....

Quarantine Diaries

My initial reaction to finding out about the coronavirus outbreak was utter shock and disbelief.  I remember the moment I knew this pandemic was a serious issue. It was during math class; Ms. Sulikowski...

Quarantine Diaries

Being locked in a house is sad. Not being able to see friends or explore the world. Only seeing spring bloom through the window. My life during the pandemic has been overwhelming, because of social...

Quarantine Diaries

Ever since the world was hit with the pandemic known as COVID-19 or the Coronavirus, followed by a worldwide quarantine, I’ve still managed to be pretty busy. Since I’ve been home, I’ve picked music...

Quarantine Diaries

For the past six weeks everyone in the entire world has been faced with the same challenge. This hiatus from normal life has certainly been a curveball for me, my family, and everyone I...

Can I hit that: the vaping plague

Vaping is a plague. It has successfully morphed itself into being a socially acceptable practice, even heightening one’s popularity levels if done in public. Being easily accessible and addictive, this vile practice has taken...

Let’s talk impeachment

On July 25, President Donald Trump called Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to discuss U.S. military aid in Ukraine.  A memo later released by the White House hinted at a “favor” Trump had asked of...

ARHS grad opens banh-mi restaurant

Omi Omy, a great new Vietnamese restaurant currently in the Big Y plaza in Amherst Massachusetts, is run by ARHS grad (class of 2000) and father Chuong Son, who hails from Vietnam.  Son described...

Kaiju: Ramen. Barbecue. Monsters.

When most people hear the word “ramen,” bright red and orange packages stacked in supermarket aisles appear in their mind. However, a new and authentic ramen restaurant recently opened up that takes those noodles...

Artists bemoan STEM pressure

The first four months of my senior year were dedicated to stressing about the Common Application, visiting schools I wouldn’t end up applying to, applying to schools I wouldn’t visit, and frantically writing essays...

Spring musical a success

This spring’s musical, The Putnam County Spelling Bee was performed by the  ARHS theater department to rave reviews. A huge number of students from all over the school were involved. It was performed four...