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K-Pop: What is it?

K-Pop: What is it?

Sofia Coulibaly and Arianna Pacheco

December 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A girl sat on her bed curled up looking at their phone with some earbuds plugged in. The light from the phone screen reflected onto her face. If anyone looked into the girl’s eyes, they would have seen a group of young adults dancing in scenes that speedily changed as they sung. Around the room, ...

Dress codes: The ongoing controversy

Dress codes: The ongoing controversy

Ada Cowan

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A hot topic lately in middle and high schools in the U.S. has been the dress code. Students whose schools follow strict dress codes are exasperated by the lack of creativity they are allowed in dressing themselves during the school week. Aside from that, many students across the country are subject ...

BTS- Are they the next big boyband?

BTS- Are they the next big boyband?

Nikole Rajgor and Enma Quezada

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In 2016, anyone who has social media probably didn’t expect to see a bunch of Asian boys on their Instagram pages or under a trending hashtag on Twitter. Imagine our surprise when going through our social media pages or Twitter accounts and seeing pictures or videos of these mysterious boys being ...

The ever-present gender bias

The ever-present gender bias

Olive Raymond

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

80%. That’s what women earn compared to men. The difference between what men and women earn is 20%. This is quite obviously a big problem, as these women are working just as hard as their male counterparts, but get less money for that work. This is extremely inequitable, and surprisingly, there is much...

The Giants need rebuilding and not in one way

The Giants need rebuilding and not in one way

Lucas Gray

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The New York Giants walk onto the field. Big names like Odell Beckham Jr, Eli Manning, Janoris Jenkins, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Landon Collins are hyped up and ready to win the division holding the name of the Big Blue Giants. The Giants are, 4-time Super Bowl champions, home of legends Lawrence Taylor,...

NFC East power rankings

NFC East power rankings

Edward Sherman, Reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

In the NFC East there are 4 teams: the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and the New York Giants. With the end of the season looming, these teams are battling it out for the NFC East title.   The New York Giants have the worst record in the NFC East. The Giants have a record...

NYC seeks safety

NYC seeks safety

Lily Krug, Section Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

Walk around your neighborhood, and maybe you’ll see an extra police officer or a row of concrete barriers put up in front of your favorite public building. Maybe it’ll make you feel safer, or maybe not. On October 31st, a man drove a rental truck down a bike path leading to eight dead and many i...

Anime & manga: What’s your opinion?

Anime & manga: What’s your opinion?

Arianna Pacheco and Sofia Coulibaly

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A teen sits in their room with the lights off; the only light in the room comes from the computer screen. On the screen, there are animated characters wearing uniforms with wings fighting gigantic beasts, and at the bottom, there are sentences in English. The teen just stares at their screen, eyes li...

Unpopular Music Opinions

Unpopular Music Opinions

Nikole Rajgor and Enma Quezada

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Beyonce is overrated. There, we said it, and we’re pretty sure that you, the reader, is trying to find the button on your screen to exit out of this article. But we’re sure that you’re also intrigued. Do we really think Beyonce is overrated? Do we have more unpopular music opinions? The answer to b...

Trump can’t get his controversial ban past Congress

Trump can’t get his controversial ban past Congress

Anna Lin and Gian Paul Cadillo

October 31, 2017


Filed under News, Opinion

President Trump has once again attempted to get his revised travel ban past Congress, and for the fourth time it hasn’t gone through. This travel ban hasn’t been something most people in America have supported, and neither have foreigners. After the Supreme Court and lower courts dismissed it...

Counting down the days

Counting down the days

Penelope Birnbaum

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Kenneth Young sits on a small plastic chair in a room with bare white walls. His arms shackled together, his orange jumpsuit crinkled where his elbows bent: “everything happened so fast,” he exhales. 26 year old Kenneth Young was involved in four armed robberies, at the time he was fourteen years old a...

Two words, one symbol, that’s all it takes

Two words, one symbol, that’s all it takes

Lily Krug, Section Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

For the past week and half, women of all ages have flooded social media with one hashtag and two simple words: #metoo. This simple phrase has touched many and encouraged others to open up about assault that most never talked about before. This all started on October 15th when actress Alyssa Milano twee...

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