Boys Baseball Continues To Power Through Season

By Anthony Damon ‘18 In the interest of full disclosure, Anthony Damon ’18 is the manager of the baseball team There was a buzz in the air as the boys’ baseball team stepped out onto the field looking to turn their season around after losing two of their first six games. “We’re going to play hard every game, and not take any team for granted,” … Continue reading Boys Baseball Continues To Power Through Season

May Day Highlights Labor Concerns

By Jarin Piyana’ 18                                                                                                                                                                 Protesters came out to support immigrants, workers, and women on May Day.  On May 1, people came out to celebrate International Worker’s Day.     This celebration originated in Ancient times when people celebrated the start of summer. Americans often celebrate the day with dancing and flower crowns, but this year it was more than just that. May 1, 2017, marked … Continue reading May Day Highlights Labor Concerns

Biobag Helps Premature Babies

By Suzan Morshed ‘19 Overcoming biology and technological obstacles, a team of researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has crafted what may be the best artificial womb yet.  This creation, which has been named the Biobag, is said to be capable in significantly minimizing illness and fatalities in premature babies. Even with all of these advancements, modern medicine does not yet have a good … Continue reading Biobag Helps Premature Babies

Student- Athlete Earns Prestigious Scholarship

By Yumna Ahmed Qazi ’17 Through her success in and out of the classroom, Abeer Naeem ’17 got the gold by becoming New York One’s Scholar Athlete of the Week. According to ny1.com, the scholarship is awarded to high school students who excel in both athletics and academics and are able to balance both roles on a daily basis. The criteria to be nominated includes … Continue reading Student- Athlete Earns Prestigious Scholarship

Seniors Share Advice for Underclassmen

By Sarah Cen ‘18 and Xin Lin ‘18 As the school year comes to a close, it’s time to say goodbye to the senior Hornets. Having experienced the ups and downs of high school, many seniors possess valuable advice for long term success. One of the most important components for success is a stellar grade point average. Many seniors emphasized the significance of academic achievements … Continue reading Seniors Share Advice for Underclassmen

Wind Ensemble Blows Audience Away

By Kortni Chung ’18 In the interest of full disclosure Kortni Chung is a member of the wind ensemble.                 A Night on Broadway featured the wind ensemble on Thursday night, April 27, and Friday night, April 28. The band volunteered their time to be there to support the vocalists and dancers through excerpts of the play.                 “In some ways it’s a lot more challenging to play with live music because there are … Continue reading Wind Ensemble Blows Audience Away

Cherry Blossom Festival Showcases Japanese Culture

By Sarah Bain ’18 and Usman Sultan’18 The Cherry Blossom Festival is an event that celebrates Japanese culture and helps people embrace the upcoming spring. The festival is typically held near the end of April. This year it was held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, and Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The price to enter the event was $25. A great … Continue reading Cherry Blossom Festival Showcases Japanese Culture

13 Reasons Why Portrays Suicidal Thoughts

By Jessie Liu ’18 The novel 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher depicts a tragic story in which a teenager in high school commits suicide. The Netflix series produced by actress, singer, and executive producer, Selena Gomez, captures the aspects of the novel and puts a spin on the content that led to many controversies. Hannah Baker, the main character, develops 13 reasons for her … Continue reading 13 Reasons Why Portrays Suicidal Thoughts

New School Purchases Modernize Classrooms , Offices

By Amanda McBain ’18 New additions will be popping up around the school throughout the rest of the year and the following one. The school has made new purchases ensured to be beneficial to both students and staff members. “The ultimate goal is to make some updates aesthetically so that the school looks as good as the education we provide,” said Assistant Principal of Organization, … Continue reading New School Purchases Modernize Classrooms , Offices

Hornets Take AP Exams in Gym

By Aamna Arshad ‘18 and Abiha Naqvi ‘18 Hornets took their AP Exams in the C-Gym this year because Brooklyn College was unable to provide space on their campus due to unprecedented issues.   In the past, AP students went to Brooklyn College and took their exams; however, this year Mr. Michael McDonnell had to find an alternative which would be beneficial for both Midwood … Continue reading Hornets Take AP Exams in Gym