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How’d Regents Examinations Became Part of Our Curriculum ?

How’d Regents Examinations Became Part of Our Curriculum ?

Serhiy Dmytruk, Reporter

June 3, 2014


Filed under Critical Analysis, How'd It Happen

The University of the State of New York created the Regents, a government body of an academic institution, on May 1, 1784. The original Regents were selected to act as a council to Columbia College, located in Manhattan, to overlook education at the college. Soon afterwards, more colleges, and other...

Editorial- The Ukrainian Crisis

Voniel Brown, Reporter

April 23, 2014


Filed under Critical Analysis, Editorial

The entire world is on the edge of its seat awaiting fresh news from the Crimean peninsula, ever since the Russian incursion. The incident began as a simple protest movement, about the economic future of the Ukraine. The small protest then erupted into major international scandal that has put Europe...

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

April 23, 2014


Filed under Critical Analysis, Did You Know

1. When developing the Macintosh computer, Steve Jobs wanted to add a small mysterious character who would appear after about every 1000 times you used an OS UI element. He would wink at you and disappear, so fast, that you wouldn't be sure he was real. 2. There is a massive reservoir of water floating...

How’d New York City’s Educational System Develop?

How’d  New York City’s Educational System Develop?

April 23, 2014


Filed under Critical Analysis, How'd It Happen

Between 1820 and 1865 the United States was experiencing an era of reform, the goal was a social movement to purify individual and social behavior. The reform movement sought to help individuals to better functions in an encroaching and complicated society.  The "common schools" were a major part of...

Another Chris Christie Scandal

Kimberly Nazario, Editor

February 10, 2014


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Chris Christie. The name itself could bring many adults to immediate rage but, let’s face it, most of us don’t even care about what’s going on in politics. Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, apparently found a way to close two of the three lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge. Why...

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Naomi Shimunov, Reporter

February 10, 2014


Filed under Critical Analysis, Did You Know

1. Thomas Edison taught his second wife Morse Code, so they could communicate in secret by tapping each other’s hands when her family was around. 2. The engine on the BMW M5 is so quiet, the company plays fake engine noises through the speakers to “remind” drivers of their car’s performance. 3....

How’d Robotics Emerge at FDR ?

How’d Robotics Emerge at FDR ?

Serhiy Dmytruk, Reporter

February 10, 2014


Filed under Critical Analysis, How'd It Happen

The Robotics Club at Franklin D. Roosevelt HS was a development that took place over the past 4 years and continues to expand in its operation. Originally, a simple after school hang out for a small group of friends, the club evolved into a more elaborate after school activity each year. Now robotics...

Editorial “A New Era?”

Editorial “A New Era?”

Voniel Brown, Reporter

December 10, 2013


Filed under Critical Analysis, Editorial

On November 5, 2013 Bill de Blasio was elected as the Mayor of New York City; a historic victory in scope and significance. De Blasio will become the first Democratic mayoral candidate to win the election in two decades, beating Joe Lhota in a landslide victory with 73% of the vote. This gives the Mayor-Elect...

Fun Facts!

Fun Facts!

Naomi Shimunov, Reporter

December 10, 2013


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1. “Monowi” is a town in Nebraska with a population of 1, the Mayor pays taxes to herself. 2. China is building a car-free city from scratch for 80,000 residents. It will use 48% less energy and 58% less water; it will also produce 89% less landfill and generate 60% less carbon dioxide. 3.  “Goblet of Fire” is much longer than the first three b...

How did the SAT become a part of every high school student’s career?

How did the SAT become a part of every high school student’s career?

Serhiy Dmytruk, Reporter

October 10, 2013


Filed under Critical Analysis, How'd It Happen

Before the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), a majority of students who attended college had an exceptional family background or financial profile. Over time, members of the college community did not want to only accept students who could pay for their education; they also sought students who intellectually...

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