By Alex Chan ’18 As we continue to go about our classes, we come to a realization that we are already at the end of the school year. With a few more days of actual classes, regents week will take the place of classes and continue the torturing. But afterRead More →

Clowns and snakes certainly are terrifying, as is being confined in a crawl space or mauled by zombies, however, despite the existence of all these horrifying abominations America’s number one fear remains public speaking. Why is public speaking so terrifying? Why is it that when we are asked to speakRead More →

By Alex Chan ‘18 For this culture themed article, we move towards the eastern hemisphere. A large country home to almost twenty percent of the world’s population, The People’s Republic of China, or more known as simply China. China has been around for more than a millennium, but it wasRead More →

By Alex Chan ‘18   Coming of age is a young person’s transition from childhood to adulthood. This is the certain age where one’s position in society changes as well as his or her very own nature. This process can be held as a ritual, ceremony, or simply a legalRead More →

By Saurav Hossain 18’ Creativity, defined as the process of having original ideas that have value, is something that escapes the education system around the world. Counterintuitive to what one might think about the “modern” education system, it still retains a hierarchy in the subjects that are taught. Growing upRead More →

By Alex Chan ‘18 Dieting is commonly known as the practice of eating food in a regulated and supervised fashion. Dieting is usually practiced to decrease, maintain, or increase body weight. A popular practice indeed, however if done incorrectly, can result in frustrating results. Thus, it may result in an undesired change or noRead More →

By Saurav Hossain ‘18 As New Yorkers, living our busy lives, we tend to forget about what is most important-our family. Many of us tend to simply live our lives separately and become disjointed from our family. We create an atmosphere where we live in a shell and do not shareRead More →

By Alex Chan ’18 College applications seem so far off, but in just a few months, the college application season will begin and you will get overwhelmed with work. Each college requires its own application. While you fill out applications to different schools, you will realize each school wants to see differentRead More →

By Saurav Hossain 18’ Approximately 20 percent of teenagers experience depression before they reach adulthood, and between 10 to 15 percent suffer from symptoms at any instance. Since depression is a mental illness, it is quite tough to understand. A major source of confusion is the difference between having depression andRead More →

By Alex Chan ‘18 Vacations are something that we all look forward to all year long. Mostly because most of us go to school everyday taking in new material every single day, studying for tests, stressing about an assignment, or somewhere along those lines. However, vacations can also impact ourRead More →

By Saurav Hossain ’18 and Samantha Defaz ’18 As human beings, many of us have these irrational and adverse thoughts. We tend to judge ourselves harshly and demean ourselves for no reason. Instead of bashing ourselves for failing at something or feeling insecure, we should be more gentle and accepting,Read More →