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  • Face Masks: Wearing Them and Wearing Them Right

    December 18, 2020 by

    Masks are an important form of concealment worn on the face for protection, and it is estimated that only a handful are actually helpful in slowing down the spread of the Novel Coronavirus during this pandemic. Studies have found that when people wear a mask over their nose and mouth when in public, there’s lower… Read more

  • GASD Teachers and Administrators Invited to Partake in Professional Development Opportunities Addressing Social Justice and Human Rights Education

    December 7, 2020 by

    Under our former superintendent, Dr. Vicma Ramos, The Greater Amsterdam School District was awarded the E3RJ (Educating Early Career Educators for Racial Justice) Grant.  The three-year grant is sponsored through NYSUT (New York State United Teachers), NEA (National Education Association), and SUNY Albany. The NEA Human and Civil Rights (HCR) Department coordinates and administers the… Read more

  • The College Board and Its Negligence

    November 30, 2020 by

    Your SAT test center closed or reduced capacity. See https://bit.ly/3h9XNyu for info.  Despite the many notifications I had received prior to the August 29th SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) regarding the fact that centers could close at any point before the test, my heart dropped when this text from the College Board appeared on my phone.… Read more

  • Climate Change and the California Wildfires

    November 29, 2020 by

    Global warming is a pressing issue facing the world right now. It affects us in ways most people do not even realize. For example, it is a major contributor to the increase of wildfires particularly in California. In 2020 alone, 4,193,364 acres of land has burned in California. Within that area there were 31 fatalities,… Read more

  • Attack on Titan Seasons 1-3 Review

    November 29, 2020 by

    Attack on Titan, first airing in 2013, with a fourth season on the way, tells the story of a world overrun with monsters and humanity’s attempts at survival. We follow Eren Yeager, Mikasa Ackermann, and Armin Arlert, three kids from a city inside the walls that were built to keep the titans out, and keep… Read more

  • Online AP Exams- Mess or Success?

    November 21, 2020 by

    During this time of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, many activities either have to be postponed, canceled, or done in an alternative fashion. This significantly affects school events, like club meetings, sports, and even testing. As the pandemic continues to restrict large gatherings, major exams like the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test), ACT (American College Testing) and… Read more

  • Mistake or Mischief: The New iPhone 12

    November 20, 2020 by

    The first trillion dollar company on the public market just released their new 5G compatible flagship: the iPhone 12. Drowned out by popularity, Apple has run into another problem regarding independent repair companies and phone servicing. While their exterior build quality and marketing are top of the line, the fan favorite is notorious for its… Read more

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