Articles Posted in the " Opinion " Category

  • Why Finland Has Better Schools

    by Emilija Balandyte Class of 2016 Finland’s schools were not always as world renowned as they are today. In the 1970s, after 108 years under Russian rule and the wars that followed their liberation in 1917, Finland’s education system and economy were failing with large dropout rates and an unemployment rate of 20%. To combat […]


  • Education and the Arts

    by Errica Moran Class of 2016 Stimulated brain activity, better recall and communication skills. Math class? No, art and music class. Society values the skills that are found in the common core classes as they prepare for more employable fields, such as engineering or teaching. Thus, to increase potential, schools believe they need to increase […]


  • The Importance of Elementary School Lunch

    by Lin Yuan Class of 2016 Nowadays students from elementary school up through high school usually eat one of their meals at school along with other snacks provided in the school cafeteria. Though upper level students also lack access to nutritious school lunches, elementary students are at an age where proper nutrition is essential for […]


  • Say No to GMOs

    by Bella Mansfield Class of 2016 In the midst of the world’s third agricultural revolution, the possibility of ending world hunger is looking up—with some costly side effects. Today’s commercial agriculture system use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) has skyrocketed since they were first introduced into the field in 1996. Their beginning was seemingly a […]


  • Who Are The Real Animals?

    by Colleen Ahern Class of 2016 Imagine a life locked in a cage, only taken out to be burned, poisoned, starved, or blinded; injected with chemicals; even tied down and cut open, all while completely conscious. This is the life of test animals. Although advocates for animal testing claim that it is necessary to save […]


  • Why Go Back?

    by Liam McGrath Class of 2016 When veterans return home from their deployment, it is a joyous occasion for both them and their family and loved ones. But what happens after this is curious, after returning home from combat many veterans reenlist. Whether that be out of inability to cope with civilian life or sense […]


  • Irish As a Dying Language

    by Siobhán Donovan Class of 2016 Irish, as the Irish call it, or Gaelic, as Americans call it, was once widely spoken across Ireland, but today it is only spoken, daily, in remote areas on Ireland’s west coast. These Irish-speaking areas are called Gaeltacht and the people living in these areas who speak Irish in […]


  • Struggles for NFL Kickers Last Season

    by Tommy Redington Class of 2016 In the past decades of football, the extra point has been the most converted play in the game, allowing for an extra point to be added to the six point score virtually every time an offense scored a touchdown. Two football seasons ago before the alteration of this play, […]


  • The Taster: Upcoming Events

    by The Taster Braintree High News As a taster for the people, by the people, I just wanted to update you on some great recent and upcoming events that you won’t want to miss out on! March 15—FREE CONE DAY!   Dairy Queen (Weymouth, Abington, Quincy)  offered free small vanilla soft serve ice cream in […]


  • Editorial: Pick Your Poison

    by John Barry Class of 2016 As 2016 begins, the coming year holds many changes to each individual along with the U.S. nation as a whole. One of these changes is that it is now time to elect a new President to replace Obama. Obama was one of the greatest presidents we’ve ever had? No, […]