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Valedictorian of the Class of 2017- Sirajum Sandhi

Valedictorian of the Class of 2017- Sirajum Sandhi

Boris Kaplan, Reporter
June 2, 2017
Filed under Stars of the Month, Student Life

A great person is a subjective opinion. It is dependent on one’s worldviews and other such opinions. Yet there are some descriptions that can be agreed upon. A person who overcomes struggles that would bring others into an inescapable pit, is a great person. A person who excels in their studies, is...

Mohammad Rahman – Upperclassman of the Month

Mohammad Rahman – Upperclassman of the Month

Mohammad Rahman, Reporter
June 2, 2017
Filed under Stars of the Month, Student Life

Congratulations to Mohammad Rahman, the June Upperclassman of the Month! Coming to FDR, feeling welcomed and safe, makes Mohammad love attending FDR. The various teams and clubs provided at FDR, make sure that Mohammad and the other students don’t lose interest in school. Mohammad believes that...

John Morgan – Underclassman of the Month

John Morgan – Underclassman of the Month

Xin Hang Xie, Reporter
June 2, 2017
Filed under Stars of the Month, Student Life

John enjoys attending FDR because of the friendly staff, students, and a clean environment. Math and Global Studies are John’s favorite subjects, because the teachers have successfully consolidated their teaching skills with their senses of humor. John interviewed for the Student Ambassadors, because...

Laura Alvarez

Laura Alvarez

June 2, 2017
Filed under Staffer

Dr. Laura Alvarez originally wanted to become a Psychologist. However, she was, in her own quirky words, “a goober” in Math (whatever that means). She was asked by the Statistics Department at Brooklyn College to come over to "The Math Side." She stayed, and taught Computer Math at FDR in 1986, h...

Is Peer Mediation For You?

Is Peer Mediation For You?

Priscilla Soo, Contributor
June 2, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Among many of FDR's clubs and teams, peer mediation is one of them. Peer mediation consists of students helping other students solve disputes they may be having. According Ms. Simone, any issue can be fixed through this as long as students are willing to talk about it. The peer mediation office is looking...

How should you prepare for college?

How should you prepare for college?

Samia Tariq, Contributor
June 2, 2017
Filed under Student Life

June is finally here, seniors are graduating, summer vacation is here and for some the pressure of finding the perfect college has begun. Juniors should have already started prepping for their college applications and if you have not started yet, the summer is the perfect time to begin. This summer...

Nijear Mitchell – Upperclassman of the Month

Nijear Mitchell – Upperclassman of the Month

Xin Hang Xie, Reporter
March 28, 2017
Filed under Stars of the Month, Student Life

A special congratulations to Nijear Michell, FDR's Upperclassman of the Month. Nijear is one of FDR's favorite cougars. He is a dedicated student and an outstanding role model for our younger students. Nijear finds FDR to be a great place, where teachers motivate their students to achieve their goals!...

Xin Chen – Upperclassman of the Month

Xin Chen – Upperclassman of the Month

Xin Hang Xie, Reporter
March 28, 2017
Filed under Stars of the Month, Student Life

FDR's diversity, and over 3,000 students, are Xin's favorite things about FDR. She is excited be in touch with people from different parts of the world in just one school. Xin likes all her classes, because she wants to obtain as much knowledge about the world as possible. To Xin, Social Studies gives...

Avenue Q Was A Hit!!

Avenue Q Was A Hit!!

Priscilla Soo, Contributor
March 28, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Avenue Q (School Edition) is undoubtedly one of FDR's best productions thus far. This musical brought back all of our childhood feelings because of the similarities it had to "Sesame Street." The creatures may not have feet of their own, but it wouldn't have been the same without them. It starts...

FDR Hits Broadway To See Hamilton!

FDR Hits Broadway To See Hamilton!

Samia Tariq, Reporter
March 28, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Recently the FDR family had the privilege of watching one of the country’s best musicals, “Hamilton” which centers around the story of Alexander Hamilton and the political atmosphere of the newly founded United States. Lin Manuel Miranda came up with beautiful songs and raps. He was able to portr...

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