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 […]

Bowling: The Under-Looked Sport

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. Most people do not often […]

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 […]

Windy Plans for Long Island Windfarm

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 electricity sector, the envisioning of […]

The Snails of Society

By William Chen It is a sunny day and you’re ready to go to work, the train comes at 8:45 and work starts at 9:15. It is currently 8:40 and you’re almost at the train station! However, you encounter the horrible creatures that we call slow walkers, they block your way by maintaining a snail-like […]

Let’s Talk About “Let’s Move!”

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 to realize that the campaign […]

Devos Set to Demolish Quality Education

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 of some sort, Devos is […]

Technology, Not Always the Answer

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 lives. However, this new-found availability […]

Say “No” to Censorship

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. Some may argue that the […]

Adult Coloring Books

By Rose Chen Adult coloring books are far from novel at this point. Introduced in the 1960s, they have been around ever since. Until recently however, the books accrued much criticism. The first books were propaganda-motivated and mocking in theme. Published in 1962, The New Frontier Coloring Book, for instance, criticized the government’s lack of […]

Participation Grades

by Jasmine Vohra and Heyam Muflahi Participation grades are designed to reflect a student’s engagement in class—but do they do so accurately? Those who retain the most amount of knowledge might very well have a learning style that doesn’t adhere to the participation standards. Taking thorough notes and listening intently to others proves to be the […]

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