Future Olympian… Tai Brown Looks to Jump for the Stars

By Maya Engstrom ‘18 Tai Brown ‘18, decathlete, has been running track competitively all his life, and the results of his work are starting to look promising. Through what he has accomplished, Brown has basically promised us that we will see him in the upcoming summer Olympics. Brown has competed in eight Junior Olympics as of yet, placing with top scores in all of them. … Continue reading Future Olympian… Tai Brown Looks to Jump for the Stars

Junction Serves Variety of Food for Hungry Hornets

By Salenna Weiner ’18 and Jarin Piyana ’18               Sometimes after school, students want to grab a bite to eat either alone or with company. Luckily, there are a lot of places near Midwood where one can do so. Whether you’re looking for some fast food, takeout, pizza, desserts, or even something on the fancier side, Midwood’s surrounding neighborhood has many options. For instance, if … Continue reading Junction Serves Variety of Food for Hungry Hornets

Clay Lerner Swings Towards Golf Season

By Dylan Ramkissoon ‘18 Looking to one-up his very successful performance last season, undefeated Hornet golfer Clay Lerner ’18 is optimistic about the future of the golf team. Going undefeated in an entire season is no easy feat. Lerner put in hard work and many hours on the golf course to reach this point in his high school career. “It was an uphill battle from … Continue reading Clay Lerner Swings Towards Golf Season

Lacrosse Team Receives New Equipment

By Ainon Hia Kazol ‘18 and Rachel Rodin ‘18 The  Lady Hornets start their new lacrosse season this year with a new change regarding the protective gear. Girls are required to wear new helmets specifically designed for the game. In past seasons, players wore goggles, protecting only eye area. The new helmets are designed to shield the whole top half of the player’s head.  Qurrahtulain … Continue reading Lacrosse Team Receives New Equipment

President Trump’s Billion Dollar Wall Will be ‘Yuge’

By Shuzhen Deng ‘18 During the presidential election, President Donald Trump had promised the public to build a wall separating America and Mexico in order to keep undocumented Mexican immigrants from entering the U.S. It turns out that he wasn’t joking; he kept his word and is taking action. “I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me … Continue reading President Trump’s Billion Dollar Wall Will be ‘Yuge’

1…2…3… Wrestling Team Pins Down Competition

By Jahongir Davronov ’18 Damn Midwood, back at it again with being one of the best in the city. Eight students had competed to be the best in the city on January 11 and 12 in the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) City Championships. All of them placed in the top eight in their respective weight divisions. Daniel Pavlov ’18 and Jahongir Davronov ’18 both … Continue reading 1…2…3… Wrestling Team Pins Down Competition

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

Plastic Garbage Damages Our Planet

By Danny Mejia ’18 Plastic is the new cigarette. Once glorified as an essential tool in our daily lives, plastic is faced with more scrutiny than ever before. Local and international officials have finally realized the extensive damage plastic has done to our marine environment and ecosystems. Back at home; New York City policymakers were pushing for a five cent fee on plastic bags in … Continue reading Plastic Garbage Damages Our Planet

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