Redesigned SAT Sets Off Alarms

By Ting Ren ’17 Alarmed by the redesigned SAT, students will need to understand crucial changes to the new assessment and make study adjustments for the upcoming spring year and beyond. The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a college admission test that gives colleges an insight on how well students know math, reading, and writing. Creators of the SAT, the College Board, have found that … Continue reading Redesigned SAT Sets Off Alarms

Amnesty International Fights Back Against Injustice

By Kaelah Blanchette ‘17 Injustices dealing with human rights violations are continuously being fought in a safe, indirect way by Midwood’s Amnesty International Club. Led by Helen Tang ’16, Sabrina Crivellone ’16, and Mr. Eugene Resnick, students in Anmesty International do what they can to help victims around the globe. According to amnesty.org, Amnesty International was started by British lawyer Peter Benenson in 1961. Benenson … Continue reading Amnesty International Fights Back Against Injustice

SAT Classes Improve Test Taking Skills, Decrease Anxiety

By Rina DeFrancesco ’17 It can be difficult for students to prepare for an exam as big as the SAT. The SAT is a major test that assesses general knowledge and is used by colleges for student acceptances. Due to this, students stress about their grades because of how much it affects their future. This causes students to also spend thousands of dollars for preparation … Continue reading SAT Classes Improve Test Taking Skills, Decrease Anxiety

Guide to Successfully Applying to College

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. ther things are to be considered as well. However, other things are to be considered as … Continue reading Guide to Successfully Applying to College

Train Station Fulfills More Than Transportation Needs

By Orts Lamroe ’17 Hailed as the most expensive train station in the world, the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub in lower Manhattan is eye-catching! One of the station’s main objectives is to alleviate the stress caused by overcrowding in New York City’s extensive subway system by taking in thousands of daily commuters.     The World Trade Center Transportation Hub’s completion came ten … Continue reading Train Station Fulfills More Than Transportation Needs

Chemistry Teacher Returns To Inspire Next Generation

By Fariha Afrin ’17 Once a student at Midwood High School, Ms. Kimberly Lau is now a teacher . Her inspiration to teach came from her high school teachers. She currently teaches chemistry and AP Environmental Science. Ms. Lau graduated from Stony Brook and earned her master’s degree at the age of 22. Before teaching she was studying in the medical field and working in … Continue reading Chemistry Teacher Returns To Inspire Next Generation

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