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School shootings

School shootings

Bryan Pineda, Reporter

January 16, 2020

You enter school at 9:00 a.m., and two hours later you’re in third period with 29 of your peers. To your surprise, there’s a sudden hard-lockdown and someone enters the building with a rifle during your third period class.  Without your knowledge, the suspected shooter goes directly towards your c...

Progression of LGBTQ+ rights in US

Progression of LGBTQ+ rights in US

Ashlyn Rodriguez, Reporter

January 14, 2020

It was a Friday afternoon when a thirteen year old was writing an email to their principal about their identification as non binary (a person who does not identify with the typical male or female genders). When they first came out as a part of the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, and Transgender,...

Phones are much worse than you think

Phones are much worse than you think

Eliza Taub, Section Editor

January 9, 2020

You’re sitting in class, dozing off as your teacher continues her lecture on Westward Expansion. You’re so tempted to pick up your phone. The urge moves its way down from your brain to your limbs, then finally your fingertips, forcing you to just pick it up. Forcing you to feed your addiction.  ...

Stressed? You could be damaging your health

Stressed? You could be damaging your health

Julia Cates Addison, Reporter

January 9, 2020

It's 9:oo p.m. on a Tuesday night, and you haven't started any of your homework. You have a test on Wednesday that you haven't started studying for and an essay due Thursday, that thanks to your procrastination, you haven't started yet either. You’ve started making up excuses for your behavior, tryi...

Bigger than music

Bigger than music

Dayzanae Sample, Section Editor

January 8, 2020

The 117 year old plaque on the Statue of Liberty reads, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”  America… a land built on ...

Full House to court house: The college admission’s scam

Full House to court house: The college admission’s scam

Ruby Germack

April 4, 2019

When you think of college what comes to mind? Hard work, independence, and MONEY. People not only work very hard to get into the college of their dreams, but also spend massive amounts of money, which can leave them swimming in student debt years after they graduate. People with money have a clear advanta...

The tale of two cities: Manhattan & the Bronx

Mathew Pulley

March 22, 2019

      The 2 New Yorks: These are pictures of two different NYC High School entrances. One  is of a well known school on the affluent Upper East Side of Manhattan (right) and the second (left) is of an under performing school in the Bronx : they symbolize the disparities of the two   ...

The dangers of multitasking

The dangers of multitasking

Adjo Adjegan, Reporter

March 21, 2019

As soon as one hears a ¨ding¨ from their phones it's like they're automatically programmed to check it. Even as one is in class they react instantly and take out their phones trying to check the notification, but as soon as they do so they immediately hear a ¨focus¨, or ¨pay attention¨ coming fro...

Are you smarter than your parents?

Are you smarter than your parents?

Isannah Marley

March 20, 2019

You come home from a long day at school and are feeling highly irritable. The instant that you shut the door, your mother tells you that you’re dumb after seeing your last test grade, so you yell back, “Teenagers are smarter than adults, you know!” The difference in age between these two grou...

Put your phone away!

Put your phone away!

Sophie Kelleher and Ruby Germack

March 19, 2019

Many people often associate social media and phones to Millennial's. However, the impact of smartphones on teens’ mental health is also incredibly important.   Gen Z, aka the teens now, are the first generations actually growing up with social media and smartphones everywhere. Teens tend to...

Availability does not equal accessibility

Availability does not equal accessibility

Gian Paul Cadillo and Alyssa Cabrera

February 14, 2019

In New York, the NYC iSchool, one of some high schools, has taken its own steps in creating a more accessible gender-neutral restroom. Previously, the gender-neutral bathroom, located on the 5th floor next to the nurse's office, was kept locked and unavailable to anyone who didn’t have the key. T...

The LGBT Community

The LGBT Community

Ruby Gower and Jesse Hoffman

January 18, 2019

The NYC iSchool has a diverse student body comprising of many LGBT individuals. In fact, a poll that asked 51 students for their sexuality, just 31% identified as straight. Although the largest section of individuals are straight, the many subsets of the LGBT community make up an overall majority, wi...

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