Seniors Visit National Monuments

By Shanelle Poole’15 and Shanelle Lindo’15   It was a regular day for most students, but not for the seniors in the Gilder Lehrman program. On May 21, seniors packed up and headed to Washington D.C., for the annual trip. The seniors would finally be able to see monuments and museums dedicated to the topics they studied since freshman year. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of … Continue reading Seniors Visit National Monuments

AP Biology Students Dissect Fetal Pigs

By Jessica Yip ’15 and Gianni-Niamani Theobbles ‘15   It’s that time of year again for hearts, livers, small intestines and many other organs to make their showing; AP biology students dissect fetal pigs to wrap up the year. “The purpose of this fetal pig dissection was to learn more about anatomy and to gain a deeper understanding of the things we learned over the … Continue reading AP Biology Students Dissect Fetal Pigs

Creative Writing Pieces Win Awards

By Jiayin Zeng ‘15 Creative Writing Students won various awards ranging from art, to poetry, to writing this year. Thirteen students won the annual Holocaust Memorial Essay, Poetry, Performance and Art Contest sponsored by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz in honor of those who died in the Holocaust. “I joined the contest because I wanted to write something meaningful,” said Dina Deng ‘15. “Thinking about the family … Continue reading Creative Writing Pieces Win Awards

Registration Drive Encourages Eligible Students to Vote

By Helen Li ‘15 and Nelly Rojas ‘15   Turning 18 means more responsibilities; it means going to college, having the ability to get your own apartment and being able to vote. However, not all high school students register to vote, even after turning 18. They are not aware that they can vote or they hold no interest in it. “Everyone has the opportunity and … Continue reading Registration Drive Encourages Eligible Students to Vote

Arista and Archon Induct New Members

By Vivian Tan ’15 and Johnny Warn ’15   In full disclosure, Vivian Tan and Johnny Warn are in the Arista and Archon Society.   As the students lined up to walk in, the auditorium filled with applause from family members and friends who came to the Arista and Archon ceremony on May 15, in honor of the student’s academic achievement and service to the … Continue reading Arista and Archon Induct New Members

Science Research Volunteers at Festival

By Charlynn Trish Ben ’15 & Mohammed Hasan ’15   Understanding, visualizing and noticing the innovations of science are all demonstrated to the public at a yearly event known as the World Science Festival (WSF). Held annually in New York City, the festival is a chance to learn more about science in a creative and hands on environment that shows science concepts in a new … Continue reading Science Research Volunteers at Festival

Handball Teams End Season on High Note

By Colleen Chasteau ‘15   The boys and girls handball teams concluded their eventful season in the playoffs. Despite their losses, both teams can agree that the season has been by far their most successful to date. The boys team tasted defeat in a close game in semifinals against Brooklyn Technical High School. Meanwhile, the girls team was able to make it a little farther … Continue reading Handball Teams End Season on High Note

Tennis Looks to the New Year

 By: Vlada Nakhbo ’15 As the girl’s tennis season came to a close, many of the teammates took their last swings at the yellow ball as Hornets. Although there were many sad goodbyes shared, most of the players are eager to return to the field next year with more experience and more determination for the championship title. “I have been on the tennis team for … Continue reading Tennis Looks to the New Year

Girl’s Track Crowned Champions

By Areeg Naeem ‘15   (In the interest of full disclosure, Areeg Naeem ‘15 is on the track team.)   “This is one of the closest championships we have ever had, only a matter of six points,” said the announcer. “The Brooklyn Championship Outdoor winner of 2014 is…Midwood!” Amid resounding cheers and shouts, the girls’ track team placed first at the Brooklyn Borough Championships and … Continue reading Girl’s Track Crowned Champions

Ms. Bomba Seeks New Role In Education

By Kimberly Harris ‘15   Dubbed Mary ‘Feening’ Bomba by her students, Mrs. Mary Bomba’s chapter as an Earth Science teacher has come to a close. After 25 years in her profession, nine of which have been in Midwood, “M.F.B” has enriched countless young minds and molded the future generation. “Why did I become a teacher? Basically, I like kids, I like teaching, and I … Continue reading Ms. Bomba Seeks New Role In Education