Application Guidelines For Future Seniors

By Brianna Lackwood ‘17 Juniors, start capitalizing on your time and start thinking about your lives after high school. As colleges do make it known that it is a year of great value, attention should not to be placed solely on making one’s GPA attractive, there things are other things to be considered as well. Ms. Marisa Koeppel, a college counselor, stated that just as … Continue reading Application Guidelines For Future Seniors

History/Political Enthusiasts Collaborate On Magazine

By Jenna Palme ’17 Lovers of politics and history have come together to write the Social Studies department’ magazine, Forum Mr. Eugene Resnick supervises the magazine, but students write it. Forum used to be run by Mr. Jeffrey Schneider starting in the 1990s, but after he retired last year, there was a slight fear that the magazine would not return.  However, Mr. Resnick took it … Continue reading History/Political Enthusiasts Collaborate On Magazine

Western Europe Trip Worth the Cost

By Salma Ali ‘17 Joyful smiles were found on all the students’ faces as they boarded the plane and headed to Europe. Their successful journey began on April 21 and ended on May 1. The group was able to witness the beautiful views and historical sites of Switzerland, Italy, France, and Spain. In Switzerland, students and chaperones were able to explore Zurich and the gorgeous … Continue reading Western Europe Trip Worth the Cost

Anatomy Dissects Zika Virus

By Isabel Perez ‘17 Just as anatomy classes have learned of its effects, the Zika virus has made its way into the United States. The Zika virus is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. The most common symptoms of the disease include mild fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, conjunctivitis, and vomiting. Under the supervision of Dr. Trevor Stokes, anatomy and physiology teacher, students were expected to … Continue reading Anatomy Dissects Zika Virus

First Valedictorian Leaves Strong Legacy

By Abeer Naeem ’17 Conquering great heights since her teenage years, Marion Broome Pakula is an iconic individual in Midwood’s history.  Pakula was not only part of the first ever graduating class, but was also the valedictorian of the class of 1942. With beauty and brains, Mrs. Pakula has the total package. Life has not been boring for her as she published her own book … Continue reading First Valedictorian Leaves Strong Legacy

Lunch Forms Benefit School Funding

By Joelle Saadeh ’17 One of the largest federally funded education programs for schools helps students who are struggling academically; schools can only receive funds if the economic need is great. Title one funding is Part A of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The economic need is based on the proportion of students who have free or reduced lunch. It is important … Continue reading Lunch Forms Benefit School Funding

The N-word: Term of Endearment or Racial Slur?

By Jessica Charles ’17 An appalling norm has reared its ugly head within the black community. Creeping its way into people’s vocabulary and finding a permanent place to stay, the N-word has managed to become a “normal” word for black people, so much so that some now use it as a way to greet friends. The 1990s triggered the shift, with the use of the … Continue reading The N-word: Term of Endearment or Racial Slur?

First Period Lateness Overwhelms

By Lizaveta Slinko ’17 Students have become accustomed to the high-pitched insistence of the bell, their reactions so psychologically ingrained that they can be considered innate. However, there are some who disobey. Such examples can be found trickling into classrooms early in the morning, late for first period. Students who arrive late obstruct not only their own learning, but disrupt their classmates. This tardiness is … Continue reading First Period Lateness Overwhelms

Wattpad: Outlet for Creative Expression

By Chelsea Kingston ’17 More than 45 million people around the world, including Midwood students, have joined Wattpad, a free app that lets readers and writers discover and share stories of different genres. Since Wattpad was founded in 2006 by Allen Lau and Ivan Yuen, it has received a great amount of attention. The app has been used for 15 billion minutes per month and … Continue reading Wattpad: Outlet for Creative Expression