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Newly Elected S.O. Board Members Discuss Platforms for 2018-2019

Newly Elected S.O. Board Members Discuss Platforms for 2018-2019

Melissa Cen, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2018


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After weeks of speeches and campaigning, Student Organization (S.O.) Elections came to a close on March 29, 2018, as winners were announced. Winners to serve as S.O. Officers for the 2018-2019 school year are: Artea Brahaj ’19 as S.O. President, Alif Matin ’19 as Vice President, Baboucarr Gaye ’20...

Former CIA Operative Suspected Of Disclosing Secret Information

Former CIA Operative Suspected Of Disclosing Secret Information

Anisa Persaud, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2018


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A former Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) officer, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, has been arrested on suspicion of leaking information to the Chinese government about American spy operations in China. He is suspected of helping to dismantle spy networks in China and divulging highly protected information, w...

New York City’s Drop in Crime Rates

New York City’s Drop in Crime Rates

Hollie Park, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2018


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New York City is one of the largest cities in the world with a population of over 8.5 million of people. As a result, keeping the streets of New York City safe seems like a Herculean task for the New York Police Department. However, they have had much success as New York City officials report that 2017...

The Game of New Horizons

The Game of New Horizons

Lakhsmi Chatterjee, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2018


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The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, took place during a time of increased tension between the world and North Korea. With tweetstorms from Trump, alleged testing of hydrogen bombs, missiles slightly missing Japan, and even threats against the U.S. territory of Guam, many fear a...

Down to the Last Drop

Down to the Last Drop

Sinaia Keith Lang, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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You just came home from practice, but no water will come out of the shower head. You want to make some mac ‘n cheese, but there’s no water to boil. You want to cool off with a swim after a long day but all of the pools have been drained. This is soon to be reality for residents of Cape Town, Sou...

Net Neutrality Follow Up

Net Neutrality Follow Up

Andrew Lee, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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Since the head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, successfully repealed net neutrality on December 14, 2017, supporters of net neutrality have been on edge, waiting to see if and when internet serving providers (ISPs) will exercise their new found freedom to manipulate the web a...

Make Room for the Rise of Aldi and Lidl

Make Room for the Rise of Aldi and Lidl

Lyn Kajihara, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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Move over Walmart and Costco, as Aldi and Lidl are here to stay. The two supermarkets are known for their cheap prices and bulk sizes, and have been dominating the supermarket business since their birth, overshadowing stores like Key Food, Safeway, and Whole Foods as well as mom and pop groceries. Aldi ...

The Women’s March

The Women’s March

Labiba Hasan, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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On January 21, 2018 at 11:30 a.m., thousands of women assembled at the heart of Central Park with their posters and boards, proceeding towards Sixth Avenue, and to Bryant Park. Women of all backgrounds came: Muslim women, African-American women, elderly women, Asian-American women, Latin-American women, di...

Get Busy with JPROM Committee

Get Busy with JPROM Committee

Sydney Teh, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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With second semester in full swing, we are all looking forward to the start of a relaxing summer vacation.  For the juniors, it is soon going to be time to celebrate the end of three years and the transition into their final one.  If a night getting dressed up with your friends, dancing, eat...

Mueller Investigates Russian Meddling

Mueller Investigates Russian Meddling

Rahma Tasnim, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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In a January 2017 report, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and National Security Agency (NSA) collectively determined that Russian President Vladimir Putin had influenced the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. This report also stated that Russia’s goals we...

North Korea and its Relationship With the United States

North Korea and its Relationship With the United States

Vivian Ma, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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The relationship between North Korea and the United States has been steadily deteriorating ever since President Donald Trump’s administration began. With multiple threats of nuclear war and ill-mannered behavior erupting from both sides, the two have made it absolutely clear that they lack respect fo...

Putin Wins Russian Election By a Landslide

Putin Wins Russian Election By a Landslide

Bridget Kulcsar, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2018


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While many in the United States are still focused on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Russia just had its own Presidential election. President Vladimir Putin has effectively been in power since 2000 as either President or Prime Minister, and has succ...

The Fitness of Our President

The Fitness of Our President

Adam Israelevitz, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2018


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It’s no secret that Donald Trump is the most controversial figure in contemporary American politics. As politics in Washington and across the country become more divisive, it is essential for Americans to understand President Trump behind the scenes, and how his decision making and political agenda is ...

Shutdown Showdown

Shutdown Showdown

William Fisher, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2018


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After weeks of anticipation and speculation, it happened for the first time since 2013. The votes were tallied and it was official: there would be no money to keep the lights on. It was Friday night, January 19, 2018, and the federal government had shut down. What exactly does that mean? In short, it me...

Newly Discovered “Amigo1” Neuron is no “Amigo” for Nicotine Addiction

Newly Discovered “Amigo1” Neuron is no “Amigo” for Nicotine Addiction

Mian Hua Zheng, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2018


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Nicotine addiction is one of the leading causes of death in contemporary society. The World Health Organization estimates that the number of deaths due to nicotine addiction is around seven million a year, and it is predicted that it will reach eight million by 2030. Although these growing numbers are distr...

An Analysis of President Trump’s Recent Foreign Policy Comments

An Analysis of President Trump’s Recent Foreign Policy Comments

Annie Liu, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2018


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Notable for his unconventional style as president, it is no surprise that President Donald Trump’s recent comment regarding “*** countries” like Haiti and Africa has garnered much attention. In a White House Oval Office meeting with lawmakers on January 11, 2018, a proposal to halve the visa lo...

Concerns on the Future of Unions

Concerns on the Future of Unions

Lauren Choi, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


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Unions throughout history have provided negotiation platforms between union members and the businesses that employs the members for better working conditions and other benefits. Improvements in working conditions have shown benefits in the health of workers, through complementary health care access and...

Pennsylvania Redraws Gerrymandered Districts

Pennsylvania Redraws  Gerrymandered Districts

Matilda Melkonian, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2018


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In anticipation of the 2018 midterm elections, the Supreme Court voted on February 5, 2018, that Pennsylvania’s highest court ruling, requiring lawmakers to redraw the state’s congressional district map, would stand. Pennsylvania originally had until February 15th to draw their new map. The case...

De Blasio’s School Renewal Program Spirals to Failure

De Blasio’s School Renewal  Program Spirals to Failure

Maliha Akter, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2018


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In a typical high school classroom, students furiously scribble notes as the teacher quickly flips through powerpoints. On some days, fifteen hands shoot up in the air to participate in a friendly discussion, while on others mouths spit fire during a heated debate. With only a teacher and thirty -four...

City Invests One Billion Dollars in Improving Tap Water

City Invests One Billion Dollars in Improving Tap Water

Stephanie Weng, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2018


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New York is renowned as one of the few cities in the country that can supply most of its tap water without relying on an expensive filtering system run by a corporation. Since the 1990s, the New York government has spent over $1.7 billion to protect this unfiltered water reserve. Now, New York City has...

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