Category: Editorials

Wealthy Businessmen Fund Campaign To Keep The SHSAT

In late April, two wealthy businessmen who have been involved in New York City politics for decades announced the formation of a new lobbying campaign to reform the specialized high school admissions process. Ronald S. Lauder, Chairman Emeritus of Estee Lauder Companies, an internationally renowned beauty products corporation is Bronx High School of Science class…

Let’s Play the Number Game

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 alumni foundation in N.Y., the…

Schedule N(one) Drug

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 and a high potential for…

Social Media: Redefined

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 now plays a large role…

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