• Opinion

    Put MCAS in the Past

    by  • March 29, 2016 • Homepage, Local Opinions, Opinion • 0 Comments

    If you’re from Massachusetts, you’re probably familiar with the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). The purpose of MCAS is to improve curriculum and instruction, evaluate student and school performance, and to partially determine whether or not students receive high school diplomas. The system was designed in 1993 by the Massachusetts Department of Education. according...

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    Genetic Engineering: Modifying the Human Genome One Allele at a Time

    by  • March 18, 2016 • Opinion • 0 Comments

    At the heart of the technological society that characterizes the United States lies an unacknowledged paradox. Although the nation increasingly depends on technology and is adopting new technologies at a breathtaking pace, we are not equipped to make well-considered decisions or to think critically about technology. Technology is a product of engineering and science....

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    The Power of Knowledge (And Why It’s So Constantly Taken For Granted)

    by  • March 17, 2016 • Editorial, Homepage • 0 Comments

    It wasn’t until I was watching the Democratic debate recently, while I was listening to presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders discuss the environment, that it hit me. Hydraulic fracturing–a topic I had recently covered in my science class–is more than just a unit that I had to memorize to pass another quiz....

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