Monday, May 20, 2024

News and Ideas Worth Sharing

Claudia Maurino

Claudia Maurino is a junior at Monument Mountain Regional High School. She has loved to write for as long as she can remember, but only recently became very interested in journalism. She has found that it's a fascinating way to explore ideas and has really enjoyed getting to know the ways it differs from the types of writing she's used to. In particular, she loves that journalism can incorporate extremely myriad topics and styles of writing all within one medium.

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Monument students walk out in opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

“If our own justice system does not value the voice of abuse survivors, that sets a tone for our entire country to follow suit.” — MMRHS junior Greta Luf

GhostLit Rep’s ‘Fun Home’: A Q&A with the cast of regional premiere

The cast was extremely thoughtful and open-hearted in discussing the importance and relevance of this show, what makes it special and why they love the theater.

Berkshire youth voice support for ban on single-use plastic water bottles

At the special town meeting Aug. 6, people under the age of 18 will not be allowed to be present, cutting off the voice of the next generation...And we will be the ones forced to deal with choices that you — the generations before us — made, choices that we were barred from speaking about.

It’s summer. What are you reading? Three students share their choices

I asked some of my friends some questions about their summer reads (and then answered them myself.) These are our thoughts on books for this summer so far.

Chapter 11: ‘Over the Edge,’ a serial novel

Rigoberto did not respond. Then Cynthia looked at him, properly looked him up and down, and that was when she noticed the dart sticking out of his neck.

A student’s perspective on the plastic water bottle  debate

Almost everyone I know already brings a reusable water bottle to school (many in bright colors or covered in fun stickers), and I don’t foresee the ban changing our day-to-day life in any way. In fact, I don’t see this being a major detriment in any way to most citizens of Great Barrington.
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But Not To Produce.