Category Archives: Current Events

Making History: The Global Climate Strike

On a warm Friday, September 20th, 2019, I became a part of history. Citizens took to the streets in countries around the world, and what was most likely the largest global climate strike so far was in full swing. I was among the many students…

From Putrid to Proud

The Charles River has been a popular tourist spot in Boston for years, decades, even centuries. But for most of its existence after Boston’s founding, the Charles River has been dangerous and polluted. Even after a large movement to clean the river helped clear out…

The Price of Life

For many people, allergies only represent a mild seasonal annoyance. But 1 in 50 Americans experiences life-threatening allergic reactions. I’m one of them.  I had thought that I was allergic to certain foods for years before I had taken any sort of allergy test. Once…

 The Balloon Lockdown

“Attention all students and faculty, the school is now entering safe mode due to an external threat.” My heart drops. Surely this is has to be a drill. My only choice is to swallow fear, follow orders, and proceed to the nearest classroom. Rumors fly….

A More Sustainable Future

Living in the city makes me feel almost removed and oblivious to what is happening to the environment around me. Although urban areas are the cause of most pollutants, it’s ironic how out of touch we are to the effects we have on the environment….