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Seven Technites Inducted into Alumni Hall of Fame

By Artem Osherov and Carolyne Ricardo The center lobby was bustling on the evening of May 1st, 2013, when seven esteemed Technites were inducted into the ranks of the Alumni Hall of Fame. Lining the western hall of the first floor, current hall of famers’ portraits greet passersby along with descriptions of each individual’s accolades. …

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Weston Research Scholars Program Furthers STEM Research

By Annie Xiao The Weston Research Scholars Program is a highly selective research opportunity for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. Josh Weston ‘46 donated $500,000 to fund the program and, starting in the summer of 2012, Matt Mandery ’61, the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation CEO, led the program, alongside a group of Tech teacher-mentors. “Weston …

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The Rutgers Coach Video Creates Need for Better Understanding of School Punishments

By Artur Radetskiy Recently, highly controversial footage was released that showed Rutgers University head basketball coach Mike Rice verbally and physically abusing his players during team practice. This footage exposed Rice for throwing basketballs and yelling homosexual slurs and other profanities at his players. Rice, who has a history of anger management issues, has been …

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PTA Holds New Events, Working to Encourage Parent Involvement

By Maria Sawiris and Mahgul Mansoor The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is an organization of parents and teachers that strive to facilitate parental participation in school. Through different methods of fundraising the PTA, in collaboration with the Alumni Foundation, helps raise money for clubs, teams, and various other organizations. PTA sponsored fundraisers, such as auctions, …

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Sixth Floor Boys Bathroom Fire Leads to Prolonged Evacuation and Damage

By Mahgul Mansoor and Maria Sawiris On Wednesday, April 17th, the entire student body and faculty were evacuated from the building. At first it seemed like an unplanned fire drill, but it turned out to be caused by a real fire. During 4th period, the fire bells went off. Many students and teachers expected an …

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