Choruses Battle for Pizza Party

By Diellza Dzafa ’16 and Soena Muja ’16 Battle of the Chori offered free admissions on May 26 to view the competition between the chorus one classes and chorus two classes. The performances showcased students’ abilities to work together to create a beautiful symphony. The winning classes of the competition won a pizza party. Ms. Robin Casalta had been training these students to perform at … Continue reading Choruses Battle for Pizza Party

Anatomy Students Attend Bodies Exhibit

By Leah Hutchinson ’16 Dead bodies were everywhere! That’s all that was seen when the Anatomy and AP Biology classes took a trip to the Bodies Exhibit in Times Square. This semester anatomy and physiology is taught by Ms. Margaret DeSimone and Mr. Thomas Canepa. The time of the trip coordinated with the lessons being taught as the students learned about the integumentary system. The … Continue reading Anatomy Students Attend Bodies Exhibit

Art Competition Expresses Creativity

By Susanna Cheung ’16 and Imrat Pasha ’16 With every stroke of creativity, Ada Jiang ’18 and Korina Kelmelmakher ’18 earned themselves an opportunity to showcase their work at the Brooklyn Museum on Wednesday, May 27. Although prizes weren’t involved, students from all over Brooklyn were able to celebrate their creations. “I love art because it allows me to express myself and use my imagination,” … Continue reading Art Competition Expresses Creativity

Shakespeare Festival Presents Elizabethan Culture

By Anna Truong ’16 & Nahian Chowdhury ’16James Madison’s Shakespeare Festival, held on May 22, transported attendees back into Elizabethan times.The Shakespeare Festival was originally an annual event, held at John Dewey High School, from the mid 90s until 2005, when Dewey stopped hosting it. This year’s Festival at Madison was the first one in 10 years.“This year, Madison High School is trying to revive … Continue reading Shakespeare Festival Presents Elizabethan Culture

AP Biology Trip Gives Students New Experiences

By Kimberly Ho ’16    Extracting worms from a petri dish, the AP Biology class analyzed a worm’s nervous system on how a single stimulus can trigger different responses at Rockefeller University on May 21.     “The purpose of this trip was to expose the students to real science research,” said Ms. Jessica Ross, AP Biology teacher.    The students got to work with scientist Dr. Elizabeth … Continue reading AP Biology Trip Gives Students New Experiences

Armenian Genocide’s 100 Year Anniversary Sparks Essay Contest Interest

By Tyron Matthews ’16    Genocide is the intended annihilation of a national, political, or ethnic group. It is used by various governments to obtain power and to extinguish those who belong to such groups.    Every year, the Armenian American Society for Studies on Stress and Genocide (AASSSG) hosts an essay contest for high school students to write about the intergenerational effects of genocide and its … Continue reading Armenian Genocide’s 100 Year Anniversary Sparks Essay Contest Interest

Hornet Elections Sweep in New Government

By Anna Wu ’16 and Amanda Kwong ’16    Election Day has passed and a new wave of student government leaders have taken office. Students casted their ballots on May 21 for Midwood’s mayor, comptroller, and the president and vice president of each class.    According to Ms. Marcia Kaufman, coordinator of student activities, more than 2000 votes were counted in this year’s elections.      When the … Continue reading Hornet Elections Sweep in New Government

Ceremony Initiates Students into Honors Societies

By Victoria Cheng ’16 and Jose Romarah Chery ’16New members of the Arista and Archon Honor Society were initiated on May 20th in the school’s auditorium.The Arista and Archon Honor Society are nationally recognized honor societies in which selected students are honored for their achievements in academics and service in the school. Arista, focusing in academics, required junior applicants to have at least a 93% … Continue reading Ceremony Initiates Students into Honors Societies

Girls’ Tennis Team Loses in Playoffs

By Zita Chau ’16 Another girls’ tennis play-off series started, and the Hornets gave their full effort once again. Although the Hornets did not succeed, their efforts has surpassed many expectations. Milena Gyulbudaghyan ’18 said, “I believe that taking pride in coming as far as we have this season, is what it means to be a Midwood Hornet.” For the first play-off, the Hornets had … Continue reading Girls’ Tennis Team Loses in Playoffs