The Hornet’s Hive: Where Teachers are Made

By Yumna Ahmed ’17   Determined to help chemistry students be in their element, Ms. Khrisna Alvarez, a new student teacher, is ready for the challenge. As a temporary addition to the science department, Ms. Alvarez focuses on enriching students by offering her help and aiding Ms. Katzoff with chemistry experiments. She was previously a lab instructor at the University of the Philippines and a … Continue reading The Hornet’s Hive: Where Teachers are Made

Chess Improves Logical Reasoning Abilities, Teaches Strategic Thinking

By Victor Shahov ’17 and Zachary ChanMin ’17 The pawn advances, the knight gallops across, the bishop zooms diagonally, and the queen dominates the board as she emerges into the center of the 64 black and white checkered squares. After four moves from both players, there are more than 288 billion possible positions. A game of logic and strategy, chess is one of the oldest … Continue reading Chess Improves Logical Reasoning Abilities, Teaches Strategic Thinking

Sunset Park Attracts Food Lovers

By Santiago Alonso ‘17 Spanning from 38th street to 64th street in Brooklyn, Sunset Park is known for its diverse Latino/ Asian population, restaurants and all of the activities available for for everyone near and far. Just like any other neighborhood, Sunset Park has many things to offer. The Sunset Park Recreational Center offers many options to people of all ages. Once the summer, arrives, … Continue reading Sunset Park Attracts Food Lovers

Kai Saunders Earns Recognition For Science Research

By Michelle Li ’17 and Jenna Palme ’17 Moving onto nationals, Kai Saunders ‘16 has gained recognition in the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium for her project “Urban Soils: Metal Content in Artifacts”. On February 27, Saunders took part in the regional finals and won. Now she is advancing to nationals in Dayton, Ohio from April 27 to 30. Saunder’s journey began in a research … Continue reading Kai Saunders Earns Recognition For Science Research

Mr. Deveney Aspires To Teach

By Fiona Ng He ’17 Hard work and dedication is paying off for Mr. Christopher Deveney, a student teacher in the math department, as he soon will become a teacher. Mr. Deveney is an alumnus of Midwood, who graduated with the class of 2012. He is currently an undergraduate student at St. Francis College and has returned to Midwood to finish his final step in … Continue reading Mr. Deveney Aspires To Teach

Serbian Student Teacher Learns About New York

By Diana Danh ’17 As a student teacher from the American Museum of Natural History, he described his purpose as “bringing science to the school.” And that’s exactly what Dejan Bozovic, student teacher or Ms. Jenessa Kornaker and Mr.Howard Spergel, is doing by co-teaching earth science, AP Human Geography, and AP Physics to various classes. Mr.Bozovic was born in Serbia, however, he is now living … Continue reading Serbian Student Teacher Learns About New York

Monitoring Teaches Responsibility, Offers Service Credits

By Jade Stephen ’17  and Franchesca Gumabon ’17 Monitoring is a great way for students to earn credits. Not only can you do it on your free  time but you can also choose any teacher or office to monitor for. According to Assistant Principal of Security and Head Dean Mr. Richard Franzese, monitoring benefits many students because they build social skills and are able to … Continue reading Monitoring Teaches Responsibility, Offers Service Credits

College Now Offers Extensive Opportunities

By Kaitha Agnant ’17 “We are sorry to inform you that your application has been rejected.” During our high school years, those are words that we will not want to hear when college letters come around. In the meantime, we try to impress colleges as much as we can and one way to do so is by signing up for College Now. College Now is … Continue reading College Now Offers Extensive Opportunities

Softball Rebuilds for New Season

By Matthew Putterman ’17 and Richard Kozak ’17 With a successful two-day tryout under their belt, the future is looking a little bit brighter for the Hornets softball team. According to Coach Jenny Ferrarin, the team acquired promising talent for their upcoming season. Tryouts took place at Marine Park and consisted of fielding, hitting, and pitching. Although the softball team is now in a weaker … Continue reading Softball Rebuilds for New Season

Boys Lacrosse off to Good Start

By Beatrice Kushnir ’17 and Kamilla Khavasova ’17   Lacrosse season has officially begun and the boys varsity team is confident and prepared to have the ultimate season.                 The varsity team has a new coach, and they are excited to have a good first season with Mr. Zachary Alexander.                 To prepare for the season, the boys are practicing every day at Marine Park … Continue reading Boys Lacrosse off to Good Start