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Counting down the days

Cells at an abandoned prison site

Penelope Birnbaum

October 31, 2017

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

Alyssa Milano's tweet that pushed a conversation and a movement forward.

Lily Krug, Section Editor

October 31, 2017

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...

iSchool’s young people are getting active

Youth Activism class meeting for their final project in the lobby before going to Washington Square Park on June 9th.

Nina Roberts and Piper Paulino

June 12, 2017

The desire for equality, engaging in the local and universal dilemmas in the world, remaining hopeful, finding solutions. What could this all possibly be? It’s simple: Youth Activism. Youth activism is the action in which students rally, petition, protest, educate, and above all work together in orde...

“One small step for man, one giant leap for…conspiracy theorists”

A comedic photo of Neil Armstrong in front of a clapperboard for the filming of the Apollo 11.

Nina Roberts and Bridgette Smolar

June 12, 2017

It’s 1969. America and the Soviet Union have been raging in their imperial competition for over 19 years now. The fight began with the goal to have one be superior over the other, and to be the most powerful superpower in the world, and this rivalry will not end until it is achieved. The United ...

Wait…so maybe she wasn’t crazy? maybe she wasn't crazy?

Bridgette Smolar

June 6, 2017

How crazy would it be if you thought something your entire life, and then all of the sudden, you found out that you were wrong, conspiracy theories play a big role in this and often enough, it has to do with celebrities.  Celebrities are one of the most talked about subjects in the media. They get paid...

For safety or for harm?

For safety or for harm?

Naimul Hasan

June 1, 2017

We may not think about this object. Some use it on a daily basis, while others store it in a secret place so one else can access it. As we advance technologically, so do weapons, especially guns. Some think that guns are for safety. While that may be true, they can also cause harm to a lot depending on...

Congress v. bullying

Congress v. bullying

Lily Jacobs

May 22, 2017

Most people you meet will have at least one story about a school bully. This may seem like an unavoidable fact of childhood - a rite of passage that sooner or later, everyone just has to get through, especially for those who feel the negative effects of others’ ignorance and xenophobia, but there are w...

What exactly is the importance of college?

Photo of 2003 Florida University Graduation

Goshuami Valoy, Copy Editor

April 4, 2017

For as long as she can remember, my older sister has wanted to be a photographer. So when a promising agency contacted her the summer after high school discussing her talent and just how much they'd like to work with her, she was more than thrilled. My mother, on the other hand? Not so much. Not attendin...

Trump care

President Trump is  satisfied with what's going on with the crowd.

Alen Neljkovic, Reporter

April 4, 2017

On Friday, March 24th, Congress voted for the repealment of Obamacare. The vote didn’t pass and, Obamacare is still valid. President Trump was really hoping for the vote to pass since that’s what he was really focused on. A good portion of President Trump’s election consisted of the repealment o...

Should Donald Trump be impeached?

Should Donald Trump be impeached?

Alliyah Logan, Section Editor

April 3, 2017

The Donald Trump presidency has been anything but an easy journey full of wins. Since his big win in November, the President has made some policies that many Americans would classify as going against American morals. The iSchool student and staff all have contradicting opinions on politics in gener...

Are reality shows really taking advantage of you?

Kai Huntt, a sophomore at the NYC iSchool, watching a clip of Keeping Up With the Kardashians during advisory.

Daniela Lopez, Copy Editor

April 3, 2017

Reality shows have become increasingly popular for teenagers and young adults throughout the past couple of years. Whether Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Dance Moms, Catfish or the Real Housewives are playing on TV, they capture millions and millions of people’s attention. The majority of all episodes c...

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