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Will Beacon Hill be bullied into enacting a politically correct law?

A case of high-school bullying in South Hadley ended in tragedy this past January when the alleged victim, a freshman girl, committed suicide. Now, ramped up by the outrage over the case, Massachusetts legislators are in danger of enacting a politically
Freedom watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  April 09, 2010
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Review: Prodigal Sons

Adopted four weeks after he was born and brought up in Helena, Montana, Marc McKerrow suffered through the stress of being compared with his brother, Paul, his high school's valedictorian and star quarterback.
An engrossing, unpredictable, often heartbreaking family-drama documentary
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 12, 2010

Call for health-care reform

The November 7 passage of health-care reform, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, in the House of Representatives was a very important and exciting moment for everyone who is dedicated to the idea that all Americans need and deserve access to hig
Letters to the Portland Editor, December 25, 2009
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 25, 2009

The battle for our city schools

In your recent story “ Boston Public-School Apartheid? ”, charter public schools are faulted for taking disadvantaged Boston students and sending them on to excellent high schools and, eventually, college. Why shouldn’t low-income students of color have
Boston Phoenix letters, October 23, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 23, 2009
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Boston public-school apartheid?

At the Edward W. Brooke School in Roslindale — a kindergarten-to-eighth-grade public charter school — the push to advance graduates to elite secondary programs begins in fifth grade.
Think busing was a problem in this town? Some are labeling charter schools as Boston's newest educational battleground
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 09, 2009

Crossword: ''Tune in, drop out''

Who needs high school?
Who needs high school?
By MATT JONES  |  September 11, 2009


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Dead like me

"Perception vs. reality. In high school, they are pretty much the same thing." So writes Tonya Hurley, author of ghostgirl and ghostgirl: Homecoming (Little Brown), two books ostensibly written for young adults but with elements that are just as appeali
Tonya Hurley's high-school afterlife
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 07, 2009

Making a musical connection

In 1998, world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma envisioned connecting artists and audiences around the world by focusing on the cultures along the historic 4000-mile Silk Road trade route.
Commingling cultures
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 04, 2009

Redskin redux

A couple months ago, when I wrote about the fact that the Sanford and Wiscasset high schools are the last remaining Maine schools using the mascot nickname “redskins,” Sanford principal Allan Young told me that if “redskin” critics called his students r
Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  January 26, 2009

One tough lady


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By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 18, 2008
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Last of the Redskins

The Scarborough School Board changed from “Redskins” to the “Red Storm” eight years ago, at a time when high school and college teams around the country were trending away from using Native American mascots.
What can sports mascots teach us about Native American relations today?
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  November 26, 2008


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Unable to vote, teens volunteer

Come November 4, they won’t even be able to vote. But for some motivated teenagers, that disenfranchisement doesn’t translate into disinterest.  
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By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 22, 2008
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I love the ’90s

When the CW did not send out screeners of the pilot of 90210 some observers took that as a bad sign.
The CW’s new 90210
By RYAN STEWART  |  September 16, 2008
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The art of being homeless

Jake Anderson was a high-school sophomore from Lexington, walking down a Boston street, when a man rattling change in a cup asked for help.
Street photography
By IAN SANDS  |  August 27, 2008
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The way it is

Nanette Burstein admits that “through the pain and torture” of high school, she was able to come to terms with who she was.
Interview: Talking about American Teen
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 29, 2008
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Silence of the lambs

In case you are late to the game, boys and girls, five people control what goes on at the State House, although Governor Carcieri is occasionally allowed to offer his two cents.
Smith Hill takes the budget blues out on the vulnerable
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 25, 2008


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M83: Saturdays = Youth

Saturdays = Youth is M83’s version of a high-school yearbook — aural snapshots documenting gilded angsty awkwardness in all its glory.

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By SHARON STEEL  |  April 15, 2008
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Community Prep shows that small is beautiful

Dan Corley, head of school and co-founder of Community Prep, a small private middle school in South Providence, hatched the idea for the program when he grew tired of teaching at a school for juvenile boys.
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By KATE MAYHEW  |  April 09, 2008
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Freeport senior is a young Renaissance Man

Last fall, Freeport high-schooler Kevin Henthorn’s The Art of Walking won the Film of the Year award in the Phoenix’s Maine Short Film Festival.
Conversations in a box
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 19, 2008
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Old ideas for a new year

During the past 18 months, the good news out of City Hall has come in the form of fresh faces.
Plus, a dirty job for Deval: fix the Big Dig
By EDITORIAL  |  January 16, 2008

Pot stickler

If Spooner floated back to Earth today, he’d likely be amazed at how little things have changed.
Letters to the Boston editor, December 14, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 12, 2007


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Clan bake

Memory Lane is a blocked road for high-school senior Katia, who’s asked to pound on the barricade for a college-application essay that must be postmarked by midnight tonight, New Year’s Eve.
Trinity looks inside Memory House
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 12, 2007
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Rock bottom

Everyone knew it would be bad.
Cavemen  bad!
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 06, 2007
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Across the Universe

Intuition tells us that certain places are powerful, that certain spaces are sacred, and that we are sometimes in the presence of cosmic energy.
“Cosmic Energy” at Tufts, Aerial Photography at BU, Dawoud Bey at the Addison, and 2007 Photo Biennial at the Danforth
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  August 28, 2007
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Senior years

These are the BU Evergreeners — chatty and well-dressed, brandishing ballpoints and Starbucks.
Look to your left; look to your right; one of you will break a hip this semester
By EVA WOLCHOVER  |  August 15, 2007
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Who's who?

Both tragedy and redemption happen when the real Americans stand up.
West Side Story looks at the Others in America
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 20, 2007


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Activists fight for arts funding in tough times

Overseen by General George Washington, a small army of arts advocates for funding has gathered at the State House.
Talking politics
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  May 23, 2007

Class X

College does not guarantee a healthy paycheck, or employment in the field you study.
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By CLAYTON CAMERON  |  May 18, 2007
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Golden anniversary

Happy 50th anniversary to the San Francisco Film Festival.
The SF Film Fest turns 50
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 16, 2007

Getting dirty at the prom

Cape Elizabeth High School students are riding a bus to their “Green Prom” this Saturday.
Environmentalism
By HANNAH JONES  |  May 09, 2007