In the United States, on the day you turn eighteen, you spontaneously transform from a teenager into an adult. You get the right to vote, join the military, donate blood, rent/purchase a living space, get married without parental consent, smoke cigarettes, purchase a vehicle, get called for jury duty, and
by Natalya Salganik With a population of 5,649 students, Brooklyn Technical High School prides itself on academically nurturing the highest amount of bright minds in the state; however, does our 2,640 difference in students to schools like Stuyvesant truly benefit us? While it’s certainly impressive to have the largest high school
by Tommy Nunez Marijuana is a burning topic that is sweeping the nation and has been for quite sometime. Many people wonder why marijuana is categorized as a Schedule 1 drug. According to the DEA, “Schedule 1 drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use
by Tiffany Voon A typical person associates the game of bowling with memories of having fun with friends or family while eating some fried finger food on a weekend. But in fact, bowling is also a competitive sport; professionals may bowl eight taxing games at a time in multiple day tournaments.
by Sadia Saba As the world entered the 21st century, social media became an exciting mechanism used to connect individuals through a screen. However, recently it has taken on a new and more powerful role: political influence. What was once used to stalk your friend from high school, social media
by Naiem Gafar Consider this: only 4 percent of New York’s energy is generated from wind power. Shockingly enough, a 2015 graphic by The Washington Post reveals that overall, a diminutive 1% of the nation’s electricity is generated from solar-powered plants. In a world where coal and natural gas dominates the
by Jessica Maksimov In 2010 Michelle Obama launched her “Let’s Move!” campaign. Finally! The problems of childhood and adult obesity were being addressed and all the health issues would soon be resolved, right? Sadly, wrong. Although Michelle Obama was praised for her efforts by many, a lot of people failed
by Rose Chen It’s official, Betsy Devos has taken her seat as the Secretary of Education. Waves of demonstrations, hundreds of letters and the future of education could not convince one more Republican to stand against the unqualified billionaire. While every one of the president’s nominees have faced opposition
by Arianna Sarjoo We have created a communication gap within our society, and unfortunately our phones cannot fix this problem. Today, reaching out to others may be the easiest task one can do, especially with the aid of cellphones, those special little devices that have rapidly weaseled their way into our
by Arianna Sarjoo Censorship is the deliberate suppression of free speech. The term is well known but not well accepted in the writing and media communities, as it should not be. It involves withholding information from the public because someone of some higher power happened to consider it “inappropriate” for their cause.