Student Gov’t Helps Improve Life

By Ting Ren ’17 Schools are not perfect. Issues and complaints about the school are constantly brought up and the student Government has put in large efforts to improve students’ circumstances and also to make this school a better place. The student government is run by ten dedicated students. There is a president and vice president for each grade, a mayor and a comptroller. The … Continue reading Student Gov’t Helps Improve Life

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Girls Flag Football Team Prepares For Season

By Briana Casimir ’17 Rumors of the first girl’s flag football team were confirmed by Mr. Jonathan Skelly, who announced the season will begin in the spring term. After a failed attempt last year, students were successful in getting enough signatures in support of creating the team this year. Mr. Skelly’s passion for football and his position as a coach for the boy’s football team … Continue reading Girls Flag Football Team Prepares For Season

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Alumnus Succeeds in Real World

By Daina Potter ‘17 Manhattan’s busy streets were an oasis for Midwood alumni Gregory Hoffman, a physical therapist and author, who saw the city as a cozy home. “Every person needs to have some place that feels like home. Manhattan was such a wonderful environment to move around in,” said Mr. Hoffman. “For me it was paradise.” Mr. Hoffman wrote a book called “Magical Manhattan.” … Continue reading Alumnus Succeeds in Real World

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Bowling Star Shines Despite Outcome

By Nick Cardieri ’17 As the bowling season came to an unfortunate end for the Boys Bowling Team, there was one interesting takeaway from the season: a newfound bowling phenom. Matt Putterman ’17 has been a varsity baseball player since his freshman year, but that did not stop him from exploring bowling. “It was something that I never really tried before but it looked fun … Continue reading Bowling Star Shines Despite Outcome

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Girls Badminton Team Under Development

By Stephanie Tam ’17 Creating a team to compete against the other schools, the new badminton club will improve their skills in the spring to create an ambitious team for 2017. Angel Zou ‘17 and Jovita Lin ’18, the creators of the club, have been playing badminton for several years. Having a passion for the sport, they wanted to create a club in which everyone … Continue reading Girls Badminton Team Under Development

All Stars Project Develops Young Professionals

By Norre Emmanuel ’17 The All Stars Project offers many opportunities for young people to grow and become young professionals. One of these programs is the The Development School for Youth (DSY). The Development School for Youth is a leadership-training program for young people between the ages of 16 and 21 that focuses on development. The project works closely with corporate professionals and over 100 … Continue reading All Stars Project Develops Young Professionals

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Rapper on the Rise

By Salma Ali ’17 It is the beginning of a successful journey for Midwood’s Jalen Robinson ‘18. Robinson, also known as Jay Lonzo, recently released his first music video on December 4 receiving over 50,000 views. Lonzo’s music inspiration began in the fifth grade when he found the courage to perform a song he wrote in the school’s talent show. He didn’t expect positive feedback … Continue reading Rapper on the Rise

SYEP Provides Work For Youth

By Matthew Yan ’17 and Jude Evangelista ’17 The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides jobs for teens over the summer, allowing them to gain work experience and important life skills in the workforce.         The New York City government requires that youth’s must be between the ages of 14 through 24 and an application to be filled out online and sent to a SYEP … Continue reading SYEP Provides Work For Youth

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Ice Skating Popular Even In Warm Winter

By Richard Kozak ‘17 and Zach ChanMin ‘17 Although this winter’s unusually warm weather has not brought any snow so far, ice skating remains a favorite pastime of New Yorkers during the winter. One of the most famous places to ice skate in the city is the rink at Rockefeller Center, located between 5 and 6 Ave. on West 49 St. Extremely packed with tourists … Continue reading Ice Skating Popular Even In Warm Winter

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Anime Club Opens Eyes, Minds

By Jeffrey Cheuk ’17 Anime and all of the different shows in its art form are touched upon in the anime club. “We do anything related to anime,” said Sabrina Smalls ’17, the club president. “Other than watching anime, there are conventions and cosplay contests that people can go to.” Anime is animation that’s done in Japan. There are many different art styles and quirks … Continue reading Anime Club Opens Eyes, Minds