Navince is Beneficial Despite Initial Glitches

By Miriam Gabay ‘15 Naviance is a program that has been used in Midwood for years but a new and improved version was introduced to the seniors last year in order to help them with the college process. It provides students with the opportunity to plan their futures by highlighting their individual strengths and allowing them to explore colleges that meet their outcomes. “Naviance helped … Continue reading Navince is Beneficial Despite Initial Glitches

Cellphone Baby Gives Teens Insight

By Taylor Farrell’15 and Timmy Dhakaia’15 Cell phones are what many call “their baby”, but DoSomething.org launched a teen pregnancy campaign, which literally turned a teen’s phone into a baby for the day. The Pregnancy Text Campaign gave texts from a virtual baby whose needs were directed to disrupt the daily activities of teens. Running March 25 to June 12, participants endure 12 hours of … Continue reading Cellphone Baby Gives Teens Insight

Broaden Art Culture With Open Doors

By Feyisola Soetan ‘15 Looking for a way to immerse yourself in the theatrical arts senior year? Or to see a Broadway show for the first time and for free? Look no further. A scholarship opportunity called Open Doors is available to upcoming seniors. This opportunity allows students to experience Broadway shows for free with mentors who are professionals in the industry. “It’s so different … Continue reading Broaden Art Culture With Open Doors

Key Club Attends Leadership Conference

By Helen Wong’15 In the interest of full disclosure, Helen Wong was on the district board and helped plan the convention. Key Clubbers shuffled onto the Albany bound Greyhound bus in front of Midwood on March 28. Contrary to the dark and dismal looking weather, the four representatives from Midwood were bright and cheery as they boarded the bus. The 4-hour bus ride to Albany … Continue reading Key Club Attends Leadership Conference

Hygiene Supplies Collected for Homeless Shelters

By Shanna Huang ‘15 “A. B. C. D. E. F…” sang the little girl as she washed her hand. This was the song taught to little kids so they would know how long to rub their hands with soap, but this wouldn’t be possible without hygiene supplies. Hygiene supplies are used so often that we don’t realize we are using them. But this is not … Continue reading Hygiene Supplies Collected for Homeless Shelters

Programs Relieve Financial Stress of Prom

By Murrim Shahid’15 As many seniors may struggle to pay senior dues, they are also burdened with prom expenses. Programs such as the Cinderella Project and Prom Rep help ease this burden. The Cinderella Project, started in 2005, is a program that offers free prom dresses to all girls ages 13-21 years. These dresses are brand new or slightly used through donations from the community … Continue reading Programs Relieve Financial Stress of Prom

SPARK Program Guides Struggling Teens

Angelika Kowalska ‘15 Names have been abbreviated to protect sources. Being a teenager can be stressful, and often teens find themselves in trouble. SPARK provides a home for those who suffer from substance abuse and violence. Even those who simply enjoy helping others are welcome to join. “We’re a family, a nutty family, but a family,” said Mr. Seely advisor of the SPARK program. SPARK … Continue reading SPARK Program Guides Struggling Teens

Spring Brings Sun and Fun

By Katrina Bakhl’15 and Veronica Chino’15 Kayaking, color-dye throwing, and Samurai sword fighting are a few of the activities New York City is offering you this spring. Many New York City museums are free, or on specific days of the week or month. Take advantage of these opportunities to indulge yourself into the many city cultures. The Hispanic Society of America gives you a chance … Continue reading Spring Brings Sun and Fun

Hornets Get Bumped from Tournament

By Sherry Fung ’15 and Amy Feng ’15 “One! Two! Three! Midwood!” On Sunday, March 30, 10 schools met at Fort Hamilton High School for an all-day volleyball tournament. The schools were divided into two sections of five. From each section, the top school with the most wins went on to the semi-finals to battle in the playoff rounds. Those two teams faced off and … Continue reading Hornets Get Bumped from Tournament

Girls Handball Starts Season Strong

By Johnny Warn ‘15 and Vivian Tan ‘15 The girls’ handball team is off to a great start with six consecutive wins against their division rivals. Their last win was against Telecommunications on April 2 beating them four games to one extending their record to 6-0. Coach Jeffery Williams said the team is doing an excellent job. If they play to their potential in their … Continue reading Girls Handball Starts Season Strong