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True Crime, False Perceptions

Andrrew Rose, Scarlet Staff

February 19, 2018

It does not require an inordinately observant person to notice that the United States is awash in crime. Crime is everywhere -- it’s in local newscasts, TV docudramas, the tabloid stands at the supermarket, internet clickbait...

Mass Shootings and The Media: A Complicated Relationship

Jason Fehrnstrom, Scarlet Staff

February 19, 2018

On April 20, 1999, a pair of alienated, vengeful students went on a deadly shooting spree that killed 13 and injured 20 people at their Colorado high school. These horrific images seared themselves into the minds of the American ...

CDC Director’s Tobacco Stock Purchase Raises Ethical Concerns

Ari Reyes, Social Media/Web Editor

February 19, 2018

On Jan. 31, Brenda Fitzgerald, the director of the CDC, resigned after it was reported that she had bought shares within the tobacco industry. She expressed that she was sad about resigning but knew that it was what she had to ...

Three Strikes and You’re…Still In?

Sabrina Hallal, Scarlet Staff

November 10, 2017

It seems as though the main headlines for months now have been about Special Counsel Robert Muller and his investigation into the connection between Russia and the Trump campaign. Whether there was any interference by the Rus...

Kevin Spacey’s Continued Epic Downfall

Sarah Reinbrecht, Scarlet Staff

November 10, 2017

After the scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein, multiple men have been accused of sexual assault. Kevin Spacey, an actor most recently seen on House of Cards, is among the numerous men to undergo various accusations. Fortunatel...

Welcome Home!

Sabrina Hallal, Scarlet Staff

November 9, 2017

In the midst of deciding the location for a new headquarters, Amazon has announced their newest service, Amazon Key, which allows for packages to be delivered just inside your front door. The service, which is available to Amazon Pr...

Mystery in Niger

Sarah Reinbrecht, Scarlet Staff

November 9, 2017

Lack of Answers Surrounding Niger Tragedy Reflects Badly on U.S

Worcester County Family Indicted for Drug Operation

Jason Fehrnstrom, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017

According to the Brookings institution, a century-old research institution located in Washington D.C., one fifth of Americans live in a state where the recreational consumption of cannabis is legal. In addition, nearly half of Ame...

A Profile in Courage

Andrew Vontzalides, Scarlet Staff

November 9, 2017

During the 2016 Republican primary season, frequent criticisms of now-President Donald Trump could be heard from a multitude of factions within the Republican party. As candidate Trump’s rise became all too real for a party...

No (English-Speaking) Child Left Behind

Alika Gillard, Managing Editor

November 8, 2017

For 15 years, equating just over an entire primary and secondary education, Massachusetts has implemented and committed to Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) in public schools. Question 2, the ballot measure that enacted SEI, was first introduced in 2002, restric...

A Motorist’s Meals-on-Wheels

Max Elias, Scarlet Staff

November 2, 2017

Driving in Worcester has never been enjoyable—or safe for that matter—even when the only thing to contend with is other cars. But now a rising population of teenagers has been dangerously cutting in and out of traffic on their ...

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