• Christmas at Walmart

    Trees whizzed past as she stared out of the fingerprint-smudged glass. This was a new low. Her brother, Chase, passed out in the back, asleep, laid his body across the seats while his unconscious mind was flooded with popular rap lyrics.

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  • College Countdown: Students Advised To Start Early Preparations For College Process

    Junior Dionna Jenkins excels in her classes and on standardized tests.After school, she participates in the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council, where she helps advise City Hall about youth-related issues. On weekends, she volunteers to help run activities and perform office work at her local YMCA.

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  • Beauty In Chaos

    During the second week of class, students taking Beauty in Chaos visited the Museum of Modern Art, where, according to senior Jie Wen Guan, they got to see “how math is used to create art.”

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  • FROM THE HIP: Ignorance Silences Marginalized Voices

    There is a comfort in being ignorant. After all, a common saying is that ignorance is bliss.
    It’s clearly easier to not be concerned with issues such as inequality and oppression. However, with ignorance comes the silencing of voices that deserve to be heard. This helps us to treat people with dignity.

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  • Stop State-Sponsored Executions

    In 1990, convict Jesse Joseph Tafero was placed on death row for the murder of two police officers and electrocuted. During the execution, six-inch flames erupted from Tafero’s head when the executioner pulled the switch for the electricity to start flowing.

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School News

Features

Freshmen Struggle With Stress

Last September, Shantel Audain was one of 120 new freshman who entered Frank McCourt High School. Within her first week, she felt inundated with home work – much more than she had in middle school.

Trekking Along the Mediterranean

After Megan Lam, junior, hiked down the rocks leading out onto the water in Riomaggiore, part of Cinque Terre on Italy’s northwestern coast, she breathed a sigh of relief and looked out at the colorful array of buildings.

Arts & Entertainment

Christmas at Walmart

Trees whizzed past as she stared out of the fingerprint-smudged glass. This was a new low. Her brother, Chase, passed out in the back, asleep, laid his body across the seats while his unconscious mind was flooded with popular rap lyrics.

Raven Symone Sheds Racial Labels

One of our favorite childhood stars has a new controversial idea. Raven Symone, former star of “That’s So Raven,” “The Cosby Show,” and recently Fox’s “Empire,” has challenged the world and social media with her rejection of labels.

Opinon

Outcomes Leave Some Students Feeling Confused

When I got to Frank McCourt, I was extremely nervous that I would become an outcast. For five years, I had been homeschooled by my parents and tutors, and while I had a social life, including interactions with other kids, I could barely even remember what it was like to be in a classroom.

Lack of Locker Room Inconveniences Students

Deondra McDowell, junior, pushed her way through the girls bathroom door, where she squeezed between over a dozen girls and waited for one of four stalls to become available so she could change for her last period physical education class.

FROM THE HIP: Ignorance Silences Marginalized Voices

There is a comfort in being ignorant. After all, a common saying is that ignorance is bliss.
It’s clearly easier to not be concerned with issues such as inequality and oppression. However, with ignorance comes the silencing of voices that deserve to be heard. This helps us to treat people with dignity.

Sports

Lady Bulldogs Seek Division Title

During the 2013-2014 season, the girls varsity tennis team claimed victory for five out of the six games played and made it into the second round of the playoffs.

This season, junior and returning player, Constanza Falco, has even higher expectations for the Lady Bulldogs.