Seniors Cross the Finish Line One Last Time

By Maya Engstrom ’18 Every year, the girls on the track team put enormous amounts of work into their team spirit and running abilities. The runners put in hours upon hours of training every week- hoping to eventually improve their race times by just seconds. This year through hard work, the girls have achieved their goals and have also made new ones, as they do … Continue reading Seniors Cross the Finish Line One Last Time

Baseball Team Strikes Out of Playoffs

By Anthony Damon ’18 In the interest of full disclosure, Anthony Damon ’18 is the manager of the baseball team With the playoffs right around the corner, the boys’ baseball team looked to finish the regular season strong, and build up momentum to bring with them into the postseason. “We need to keep a good mindset, and continue to work together on the field and … Continue reading Baseball Team Strikes Out of Playoffs

Foreign Policy Against Terrorism Perpetuates Violence

By Danny Mejia ’18 America continues its war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq leaving behind a trail of civilian casualties that have spiked since President Trump has taken office. Vice News reported on March 30, that Airwars, a British monitoring group, recorded a total of 1,472 civilian deaths in March of this year in both Syria and Iraq. The number of casualties … Continue reading Foreign Policy Against Terrorism Perpetuates Violence

America Needs Healthcare

By Lara Schuman ‘18 The repeal of the Affordable Care Act was one of Donald Trump’s popular campaign selling points.  Many who benefitted from the Affordable Care Act were in favor of the “repeal and replace” plan on the promise that it would be better and cheaper.    Thinking it would be an easy feat, Trump decided to tackle health care reform as one of … Continue reading America Needs Healthcare

Arista/ Archon Ceremony Rewards Hard Work

By Shakila Islam ‘18 and Evelyn Perez ‘18                After a lot of hard work, new Arista/Archon members were initiated into the societies through the ceremony that was held on May 18 in the school auditorium. Arista/Archon is a program for those who have done really well in school and who have helped out in the school community. Ms. Fannie Daniels, a guidance counselor, organizes … Continue reading Arista/ Archon Ceremony Rewards Hard Work

Melodies Welcome End of Year at Spring Concert

By Ainon Hia Kazol ‘18, Ari Gonzalez ‘18 and Kortni Chung ‘18 In the interest of full disclosure, Ari Gonzalez is a member of the Wind Ensemble, and Kortni Chung is a member of both the Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble. Singers and musicians’ talents blossomed at the Spring Concert on Tuesday night, May 23. Ms. Melissa Williams, Mr. Daniel Jordan, Ms. Robin Casalta, and … Continue reading Melodies Welcome End of Year at Spring Concert

Forensics Class Analyzes Blood Splatter

  Hornets taking the forensics elective have participated in a lab that requires them to analyze blood splatters at different angles. Ms. Elizabeth Fenamore is one of the teachers who teach the forensics class. Every day, she has her students engaged in the field of forensics. One day, the class could analyze cases that are true and understand how the police caught their suspect. On … Continue reading Forensics Class Analyzes Blood Splatter

College Office Offers Help With Applications

It’s go time, Juniors! College applications are around the corner so here’s the rundown about the whole process. First things first: take a breath. The whole process can be overwhelming so it is okay to take a breather while you prepare for the next step in your life. “Perhaps the most stressful year out of my four years here at Midwood would be my final … Continue reading College Office Offers Help With Applications

Juniors Prepare To Write Personal Statements For College

Get ready, juniors! It’s almost time to start the college application process. Writing your personal statement is an important part of the process in which you can demonstrate your writing skills, show your personality, and share your interests. Your personal statement makes your application become more than numbers on a piece of paper. All colleges receive your test scores and your grades, which may show … Continue reading Juniors Prepare To Write Personal Statements For College