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 …

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SHSAT: Yay or Nay

Would you want the SHSAT to change for the future? Is the SHSAT a fair evaluation for modern standards of talented students to attend specialized high schools? Over 25,000 students take the test every year to compete for about 5,000 seats for eight of the nine specialized high schools, excluding Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. …

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The Fight for Gun Control: Using Social Media to Make an Impact

Every day the news portrays the world as a nightmarish, chaotic place to live in. Today, more than ever, it is important to look at the progress being made across America. This story begins with sadness, and ends with the union of schools across the country to subdue the epidemic of gun violence in America. …

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Is alcohol consumption a privilege for those above 21?

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 many others. The list of …

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