Summer Break

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 after that, is the long anticipated […]


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 speak in front of an audience […]

Chinese Living

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 was not until October 1st 1949 […]

Coming of Age

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 legal convention. However, in terms of […]

Junior Year, the Most Stressful and Significant Year

Alex Chan ‘18    With only three and a half months left in the spring semester, I feel that now is a good time to reflect on what I’ve done as a junior and give advice to you, as a student. Although there is so much time left until the end of the year, three […]

Creativity and the Education System

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 up in a third world country […]

Dieting and Weight Loss

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 no change at all. Although it […]

Strengthening Family Dynamic

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 share many of our personal life […]

College Applications Process

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 different aspects of you. Essentially, you […]

How Can You Improve Your Mental Health?

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 and being depressed. Almost everyone feels […]

Vacations: We All Need Them

Vacations: We All Need Them

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 our lives negatively, believe it or […]

Learning to Love Ourselves

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, as well as make an […]

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