Immigrants Fear Arrest, Deportation

By Hilary Vidals ‘18 Day by day immigrants live with fear knowing that they can be deported at any moment. In the New York Times Breaking the Anti- Immigrant Fever it states, “Others, a large minority, lie awake, thinking about losing their families, jobs, and homes. They have tried to build honest lives and suddenly are as fearful as fugitives.” This shows that many families … Continue reading Immigrants Fear Arrest, Deportation

Extremist Group Threatens to Limit Free Speech

By Yusha Rahique ‘18                     Antifa was meant to be an anti-fascist organization, promising to protect our rights yet doing the exact opposite. This left-wing group has taken a radical turn as of late attacking conservatives and other right-wingers, labeling them as racists. Recently, they have attacked trump supporters. No matter what your political affiliations might be, there is no justification for attacking peaceful trump supporters … Continue reading Extremist Group Threatens to Limit Free Speech

Global Water Crisis Continues Raising Environmental Issues

By Danny Mejia ’18 What a comeback story. In the past few months, California went from being deep into an unprecedented 5-year drought, to now having less than 20% of the state facing any drought conditions according to the latest US Drought report. However, California isn’t the only state with good news. Maine was recently declared to be drought-free after having almost 70% of their … Continue reading Global Water Crisis Continues Raising Environmental Issues

Hornets Come Out on Top at NYSEF

By Yumna Ahmed Qazi ’17 Out of 130 finalists, seven students from Midwood made the NYCSEF finals and showcased their projects at the Museum of Natural History. The finalists are Mahmoud Abouelkheir ’17, Allan Nosov ’17, Nomon Mohammad ’17, Lilin Liu ’17, Vivian Luu ’17, Minna Zeldin ’17, and Amna Aslam ’17. According to, NYCSEF, also called the New York City Science and Engineering … Continue reading Hornets Come Out on Top at NYSEF

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’

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

Anti- Public School Advocate Appointed

By Damali Ramirez’18 Betsy DeVos, a billionaire pro-school-choice advocate, was confirmed by the Senate as the nation’s Secretary of Education. Vice President Mike Pence broke the 50-50 tie on February 7, which is the first time a vice president was summoned to break a tie on a cabinet nomination. This position decides how $40 trillion in college funding is distributed, as well as federal funding … Continue reading Anti- Public School Advocate Appointed

Trump Challenges Obama’s Environmental Polciy

By Danny Mejia ’18 President Obama is attempting to end his term by establishing an environmental legacy that can’t be easily reversed by President-elect Donald Trump. On December 20 he announced what he said would be a “permanent” ban on offshore oil and gas drilling alongside areas of the Arctic and the Atlantic Seaboard, as stated in the New York Times article “Obama Bans Drilling … Continue reading Trump Challenges Obama’s Environmental Polciy

Climate of Respect Could Be Best Gun Control

By Inteshar Mohi’ 18 America has struggled with preventing the use of guns for decades. Schools have suffered immensely from guns and countless families have lost their children from gunfire. To prevent school shootings, states have come up with laws to restrict the use of guns. According to, after the Sandy Hook Elementary incident, the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act were … Continue reading Climate of Respect Could Be Best Gun Control