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Violence in video games

Gameplay from the video game

Tabor Lapensee and Sabiq Kennedy

January 20, 2017

Bullets fly, flaming shreds of metal fall from the sky, blimps burn, tank shells zoom, artillery fire detonates, dynamite destroys trenches, WW1 veterans turn in their graves in real life. This is the scenario of Battlefield 1. Parents have been saying that these types of games have negatively influenced ...

Short, short, and angry

Short, short, and angry

Hannah Coleman

January 19, 2017

 When I was in elementary school, I was taller than everyone. I was a nubian goddess walking through the fields of prosperity, and then everyone hit their growth spurts. I hit my growth spurt in third grade, which resulted in waiting another 4-5 years for the next one and by that time it was too lat...

Is online learning beneficial?

Silent Commons, Room 405. Here, students come to complete their work without any distractions in the quiet environment.

Gabriella Sosa Medina and Tabor Lapansee

January 9, 2017

Walking into the iSchool, you may be surprised at the site (ha, get it?) of students overflowing into the hallway with laptops in hand. Some carry cameras for a project; others wear headsets fitted with microphones as they finish an oral exam for their Spanish course online. You venture further int...

Why was the geometry teacher late to work?

Why was the geometry teacher late to work?

Hannah Coleman

January 9, 2017

He took the Rhom-bus.  The close knit community of the iSchool can attribute its success to the teacher send students relationships that are formed through humility and humor. Teachers in the iSchool cracks jokes with their students to form bonds and make students comfortable but contrary to popular beli...

Worst experiences with Uber

Uber car service advertisement.

Margareta Stern, Journalist

January 9, 2017

Uber is a digital car service that has taken the world by storm. Uber was created in 2009, for the purpose to create opportunities for riders, drivers and cities. Technology has already become very influential, and now the idea of downloading an app to request a car service is truly remarkable. However,...

SAT should stand for stressful assessment time

Colleges iSchool students were accepted to, based off of SAT scores and transcripts.

Maria Esposito

January 9, 2017

Sophomore and junior students walk into their designated test centers with pencils in hand, ready for the next three and a half hours that will determine the course of their lives. In the whirlwind of the stress, anxiety, and tears students get ready to face their biggest fear. All the practice tests an...

Is using tech in school helpful or harmful?

Students using computers in iNews module.

Danny Goyette

January 9, 2017

In most classes here at the NYC iSchool, students are not allowed to listen to music, or use their phones. During certain classes, it is extremely important to be paying attention or you could fall behind, but if you are just doing busywork, then why is it so important to be disconnected? The Independent...

How can our cafeteria improve?

How can our cafeteria improve?

Ziyi Zhao and Eli Cintron

November 15, 2016

Students complain that the school cafeteria serves very little under the new lunch menu. Students complain that the school cafeteria doesn’t serve enough to eat and that's pretty unfair. The government should use more of that tax money to school lunches and make sure that students in the educational...

Is the girl’s bathroom good enough?

Is the girl's bathroom good enough?

Ziyi Zhao

November 15, 2016

The girls’ bathroom is getting a lot of complains. Sometimes the toilet paper is all over the place, the floor is full of water,and the temperature inside is too hot should all be fixed. Mirrors are important to teenagers, and I think the school should have a mirror in the bathroom. People...

Should you choose your advisor?

Should you choose your advisor?

Kelly Pawluk, Section Editor

November 14, 2016

In the iSchool, advisory is a key element of the school. Ms. Colon, the guidance counselor, said that advisory was made for students “to forge a relationship with one another and an adult in the building for four years.” In our school’s eyes, we need to have a strong relationship with our advisors...

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