Every year the impact of technology grows more powerful. From the first beepers to the iPhone 5S, it is undeniable that plenty of progress has been made in the way we receive information in a very brief amount of time. However, these technological advancements are not always a good thing.
Shakespeare, Hawthorne, Fitzgerald. We’ve all heard these names and many others countless times in our English classes. While their works have rightly earned their spots on the golden shelf of timeless classics, they tend to elicit groans from students who have been assigned the grueling task of interpreting their works.
By Brendalis Martinez Every student has felt the familiar pang of worry upon realizing they are running late to school, because a train or bus has suddenly halted. Some teachers excuse students from this kind of lateness. For example, Kenneth Mccumiskey, a Global Studies teacher, created a pass system for
By Jhanelle Thomas Being a senior certainly has its perks. Not only are seniors one year closer to graduating, but they also have more freedom in selecting what classes they take, through English, math, science, and, most importantly, gym electives. Senior gym electives are very dear to many students. After
By Sarina Tan and Michelle Lam With the constant demand for better and newer technology, it has become increasingly important for students to take advantage of all the opportunities courses like Design and Drafting for Production (DDP), Digital Electronics (DE), and others have to offer. The rapid growth of the
By Sonya Fucci Proofs? Foci? Locus? What’s that? I’m still at inequalities! Many students, who went to middle schools that offered the Algebra I Regents, start their high school Mathematics careers by taking Geometry. However, there are freshmen who were not given that opportunity and must take Algebra I, even
We all hear it in the morning—muttered chatter, laughter, and even shouts—coming from the hallways before class starts. It is the cyclic sound of dozens of bored and talkative students waiting for their class to start just before 2nd period, reoccurring every day without fail. “By the time it is
By Lamiya Khandaker The tragic incident in Newtown, Connecticut has sparked not only gun-control debates, but also new policies in schools all over the country. Public schools are now practicing lock-down drills—procedures that schools take in the event that an armed individual has intruded into the building. The drill goes