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Reactions to the November Fire at Midwood High School

By Artur Radetskiy On Tuesday November 27th, a fire broke out on the fourth floor of Midwood High School. At approximately 7:50 a.m. the fire alarm sounded, signaling to 4,000 teachers and students that they needed to evacuate. [1] There was some initial confusion regarding the legitimacy of the fire alarm. “Our alarm system spontaneously …

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Students and Teachers Say Goodbye to their Week Off in February

By Maria Sawiris and Mahgul Mansoor As the city continues to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Education Chancellor Dennis Walcott have shortened the mid-winter recess. Instead of having the whole week off, the 2013 February break will be cut down from five days to two. This was done in …

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Why Are So Many Thefts Occurring in Tech’s Locker Rooms?

By Sally Hu As the late bell rings, students rush to close locker doors and click Master locks shut, spinning the dial one final time as a precaution. However, not all students take the time to do this. Instead, many employ a technique known among students as “catching.” Students will input their combination as they …

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The College Process: Hardship and Reward

By Vivian Fung Masquerade Ball, Disney World, prom, and graduation are all words associated with senior year. While some students are already experiencing senioritis, others are working hard on their college applications. The fun senior events don’t begin until the dreaded college applications are over. Unfortunately,the college process can’t be done overnight. Whether one is …

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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 …

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