Museum Review… National Museum of African American History Celebrates Black Voices

By Aleah Trotman ‘18 Lift every voice and sing! The National Museum of African American History and Culture in D.C. is now open for the world to see. The large museum is full of exhibits that honor and showcase the history of African American people. Lyrics from “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by James Weldon Johnson (also known as the “Black National Anthem”) describe the … Continue reading Museum Review… National Museum of African American History Celebrates Black Voices

Conference Engages Future Leaders

By Brittany Mendoza ’18 Student leaders learned some new skills on March 17 at the annual YouthBridge-NY Leaders to Leaders Youth Summit. The conference brought up some serious topics including cyberbullying, women’s rights, and gun violence which left them with new perspectives. The conference, which is held in Manhattan, gathers high schoolers and community-based organizations from all five boroughs. Through workshops the staff trains them … Continue reading Conference Engages Future Leaders

Participatory Budgeting Improves Community

By Lara Schuman ‘18 Participatory budgeting (PB) is a process in which ordinary people gather to decide how to allocate a portion of the city’s budget. The money can finance neighborhood projects and even projects within schools. These projects are intended to improve neighborhoods. Each city council member decides whether to implement PB. If they decide to implement it they allocate at least 1 million … Continue reading Participatory Budgeting Improves Community

Wall Street or School… Stock Market Game Teaches Students How to Invest

By Maria Martchiuk ’18 Economics students feel the Wall Street vibe as they take part in the stock market game in their classes. In Ms. Laura Gavenda’s and Mr. James Kelly’s economics classes visit the computer labs once a week to play the Stock Market Game. Each group is given $100,000 to spend, and students decide which stocks they want to invest in, and which … Continue reading Wall Street or School… Stock Market Game Teaches Students How to Invest

Debate Team Shows Off Skills at Harvard University

By Kareem Ibrahim ‘18 and Roman Rod ‘18 Hornets from the debate team had the privilege to attend Harvard’s annual debate tournament for the second time in their debating careers from February 17-19. The style of debate that the team practices is public forum and the topic that the debaters argued both for and against for was the resolution, “The United States government should lift … Continue reading Debate Team Shows Off Skills at Harvard University

Key Club Members Offer Help to Those in Need

By Jessie Liu ‘18 & Safia Hamouche ‘18 Key club members went to the Bowery Mission, located in Manhattan, on February 25 to volunteer and help prepare and serve breakfast to those in need. “Getting to the volunteer site was one of the hardest parts of the day because the trains were not running on schedule, so we had to transfer to multiple different trains … Continue reading Key Club Members Offer Help to Those in Need

Join the Toga Party… New Greek Club Teaches Culture

By Md Hamim ’18                        Just as the Greeks left their legacy upon this world, the Greek Club begins theirs. This newly created club is a meeting place for those who want to learn about Greek culture and are interested in helping out the community. The club, headed by Anthony Mathias Lekakis, strives to educate their members about Greek history and culture, while also helping … Continue reading Join the Toga Party… New Greek Club Teaches Culture

Movie Review… Get Out Thrills Audience

By Timothy Chan ‘18 The film Get Out is a true thrill ride of twists on the many horror movie tropes that audiences have come to know and love. The unusual blend of thriller, horror, and comedy sounds like a low budget film aiming to make a quick buck at the box office. However, Get Out has found the perfect harmony between the three categories … Continue reading Movie Review… Get Out Thrills Audience