Monthly Archives: January 2019

Enjoy the Holiday Season with These Activities

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Caption: Photo of the famous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center

With the Holiday season here the city is buzzing with many events and activities to take part in. Taking place in Bryant Park is Winter Village, a holiday market which is set up all throughout the park, with various boutiques selling clothing, jewelry and any good you could think of, as well as food vendors […]

Social Media Campaigns=No Change

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Going on Instagram means getting involved in a new fad. The Ice Bucket Challenge and Justice for Junior have entered the “lost cause club.” Social Media campaigns have seen to cause a short, positive impact, but quickly decline because of other issues that come about.   Social media campaigns have been a big deal in […]

A Light Show We Never Asked For

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Caption: NYC's skies light up with an eerie blue flash, it was visible all the way from Manhattan.
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Sparks fly, literally, as last week there was a transformer explosion at the Con Edison plant in Astoria, Queens. The explosion took place on December 27, at approximately 9:12 PM, and was caused by a malfunction with a piece of equipment that measures voltage. The resulting blue light was actually from the flickering of the […]

Max Brenner: The Willy Wonka of New York

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Credit: Harjot Kaur

Come make your everyday chocolate experience into something extraordinary at Max Brenner. Max Brenner has a family-friendly environment and leaves you wanting to come back. Entering Max Brenner you would see vats of gurgling chocolate, where shelves are stacked with bars, powders, and toppings as well as the decorated chocolates. Then the pipes along the […]

Processor Core Count: Is More Always Better?

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Caption: The average desktop CPU chip can be held at your finger-tips and installed by the user with ease. The current clock speed for consumer pc’s is around 1.5 to 2.5 GHz
Credit: Matthew Moore

If you’re in any elective course related to computers, you’ve probably heard of the microprocessor. It’s the cheez-it sized chip in your laptop or desktop that handles all of your computing. For branding purposes, Intel and AMD tout core count and clock speed as the source of high speed to the average consumer. While there […]

Is College Really for Everyone?

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Caption: Easha Ahmed is stressed because of the amount of college application deadlines she has to finish up. 
Credit: Suhana Shelley

Students have the option of choosing whether or not to go to college. Some students believe that they don’t have to go to college because it isn’t a decision that always has to be followed. Usually people just decide to go to college because of their parents, to make them proud. When it comes to […]

New York City’s Approach to School Safety

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Caption: New York City Public School safety measures comprise of scanning, lockdowns and shelter-ins.
Credit: Miguel Mendoza

Undoubtedly, every child across America deserves to feel safe in school. Schools are supposed to be welcoming and non-violent zones, but unfortunately, that has not been the case lately. The number of school shootings and gang-related violence is continuously rising and there is very little being done to stop it. On December 11th, a 14-year-old […]

Neistat Neistat; The Man, The Youtuber, The Vlogger

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Casey Neistat came from humble beginnings and, through filming, he found success. You’re seventeen, just dropped out of high school. You’re going to be a father soon and for three years, you and your ‘family’ will live in a trailer. That was Casey Neistat’s life before he decided to move to New York City. It’s […]

Is a Fine Arts Degree Worth It?

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Seniors are at a pivotal moment in their lives; most want to pursue their passions, which may include photography, graphic arts, and visual design It can be quite difficult to convince your parents that this is the best major for you because they might insist on a more lucrative field. With student loan debt topping […]

Women Empowerment in Sports

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Caption: Edison's girls soccer team playing in a final match.
Credit: Esdras Louis

Sports have been popular for both men and women. Women are now more visible in sports than at any point in history and are a huge contributor in the field of sports. Sports have the potential to empower women and young girls. Women in sport oppose the misconception that they are weak or incapable. Every […]