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

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

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

Robotics Team Wins Qualifying Match

By Kaitlyn Brathwaite ‘18 The Rolling Drones robotics team won a qualifying match on February 19, 2017 at The Dalton School. They worked hard towards the week of the competition after their previous performance did not advance them to the next round of the Regionals Robotics Competition. The other two teams, Pink Droyd and Bötley Crüe, already qualified for the regionals. “Last competition we didn’t … Continue reading Robotics Team Wins Qualifying Match

Respect Transgender Bathroom Rights

By Damali Ramirez ‘18 During his presidency, Barack Obama issued guidance to allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity in public schools. The guidance was Obama’s method to prevent bullying and discrimination against the LGBT community and assure their safety in public schools. A 1972 law, Title IX, bans discrimination “on the basis of sex” in schools that receive federal money. Controversial … Continue reading Respect Transgender Bathroom Rights

MTA Fare Increase Elicits Concern

By Henry Mei ‘18          Just when you thought you had enough of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) excuses for the inconveniences on your daily commute, they decided to implement fare changes.                On January 25, 2017, the MTA board met to discuss proposals about increasing the fare. They were considering two options; one was to raise the base fare to $3 and increasing the bonus … Continue reading MTA Fare Increase Elicits Concern

D.O.E. Offers Free SAT

By Sarah Cen ‘18 and Stella Ni ‘18 As the college-planning phase begins for juniors, they have to start thinking about enhancing their GPAs, getting teachers’ recommendation letters, and taking college admission exams such as the SAT and ACT. For the first time, the free SAT will be administered by the city on April 5 for juniors. April 5 is a citywide SAT day, similar … Continue reading D.O.E. Offers Free SAT

KJC Club Teaches Asian Languages

By Maurice Celestin ’18 Students can broaden their horizons and learn more about East Asian culture and languages in Korean, Japanese and Chinese club (KJC) every Friday during periods ten and eleven.   Jocelyn Rivera ’18 and Ivy Li ’18 are the teachers of the Japanese learning club. Angel Zou ‘17 teaches the Chinese club and Jennifer Phu ‘17 teaches the Korean club. The Japanese … Continue reading KJC Club Teaches Asian Languages

Vitamin Supplements Can’t Replace Real Food

By Farrukh Anorkulov ’18, Emily Jiang ’18, Gianny Chacon ’18, Enrique Martinez ’18 Vitamins are essential nutrients that your body needs each day to function properly. Consuming too much vitamins might have bad effects on the body, however this might not be the case for Vitamin- D, According to a recent research. Norman Hord, associate professor, said on WebMD.com, “Excess of all nutrients, from water, … Continue reading Vitamin Supplements Can’t Replace Real Food

Transfer Students Make Choice for Fresh Start

By Alexis Baird ‘18 , Anthony Tran ‘18 Students who want to leave their school have the option of transferring to another school. Students have a 50% chance of being able to get into the school of their choice a second time. Mrs. Marcy Kotler said, “ It’s an opportunity for 9th graders to re-apply for an application for another high school for 10th grade.” … Continue reading Transfer Students Make Choice for Fresh Start