A Student Review of A Royal Affair

By Eriona Peci A Royal Affair could be regarded by some viewers as a history lesson on Danish royalty. However, the film is much more than that. The plot is centred on the corrupt Danish court of the 18th century. Mad King Charles VII, portrayed by Mikkel Folsgaard, marries the beautiful 16-year-old English Princess, Caroline […]

The Internet: Beneficial or Counterproductive?

By Admir Milla Power on. Enter password. Get rid of Adobe Reader update message. Double click Google Chrome. Scroll to address bar. Facebook. Our generation has become overly dependent on the Internet. As the years have gone by, it seems as though the Internet has made our lives easier. We have more means of communication, […]

A Season in Review: Football

By River Bunkley If one could describe the Engineer’s 2012-2013 football season in one word, it would be exceptional. Finishing the season with a 7-3 record, this year’s team far exceeded the expectations of many. Under the leadership of Coach Kyle Mckenna, the football team has performed better than they have in previous years, and […]

Want to Study on the Side? Just Listen to Clyde

By Nikita Dubnov Aside from the excessive workload, trying extracurricular commitments, and stress brought about by the college process, most Tech students have to find time to study for standardized exams such as the SAT and ACT. Being able to attend a test prep course or just sitting down and studying on your own can […]

The Pride of Tech Football

By Muhamed E. Rahman James Gales ’13, Thomas Plonski ’13, and Kyvaune Brammer ’13 are three names that probably sound familiar to the average Tech student. It has been three years since these superstars walked through the doors of Coach McKenna’s office with their medical forms in hand. None of them expected that they’d be […]

Sleep Deprivation: How it Hurts the Student Body

By Maria Sawiris and Mahgul Mansoor Given Brooklyn Tech’s intense workload and advanced classes, it is no surprise that many of its students complain about sleep deprivation. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70% of high school students get an insufficient amount of sleep on school nights. [“>2] In […]

The Effects of Sandy on the First Extended-Marking Period

By Razia Sultana Last May, the School Leadership Team (SLT) voted to discard the old, six-marking period cycle in favor of a new, four-marking period one. The change passed with an 89.6% majority. With the start of the new school year, Tech said goodbye to the old system of six marking periods and began grading […]

Hundreds of People Calling Tech Home After Hurricane Sandy

By Dakota An The elevators were down, the basement was stacked with boxes of food, and the 7th and 8th floors were full of cots filled with strangers. While the rest of New York tried to return to a state of normalcy, students of Brooklyn Tech returned to school to realize they were not alone. […]

Student Keeps Endangered Language Alive

By Cale Donaldson Before freshmen arrive at Tech, they must choose a foreign language to study for at least three years in high school. Their options include Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Italian. Julio D’Orville ’13 can read, write, and speak Occitan, the rare Romance language of the Occitanian region, which covers parts of Southern France, […]