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A Survivor’s Story

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The 10th-grade students in Global History attended an assembly on March 6, during which speaker Lena Goren, a Holocaust survivor, spoke to students about her experiences. At the age of 11 years old, Goren’s village was invaded by the Nazi’s, who took her father into questioning and whether he would return was a mystery. “Any day […]

FRESHMEN WOWED BY LIVE PERFORMANCE OF ROMEO AND JULIET

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Freshmen from Ms. Lavin’s Global classes and Mrs. Klarman’s English class took a trip on March 7th to Columbia University where they viewed a live performance of the play Romeo and Juliet. The production was put on by Columbia students in their last year of study and the play, affiliated with Columbia University School of […]

The SAT Has Arrived!

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On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019, students in their junior year at Thomas Edison High School took the SAT. The exam began at 8:00 am and ended at 12:30 pm. This exam is one of the components that students will need for college applications in the 12th grade. Before taking the exam, the 11th graders were […]

Jacinda Ardern: A Symbol of Hope

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Jacinda Ardern arriving a Christchurch refugee center to meet with the community leaders. 
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A terrorist attack on Christchurch took the lives of 50 people at prayer. The New Zealand’s prime minister has displayed compassion and sympathy for the victims and is now seen as a symbol of hope. “New Zealand mourns with you, we are one,” the prime minister told the thousands gathered in Christchurch alone. During the […]

Thomas Edison SHEros

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Cindy Ronquillo working on a client's car in the automotive shop.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Thomas Edison decided to celebrate our own outstanding females. In our shop classes, there are a couple who are mainly male dominant, for example, automotive, autobody, robotics, and electrical. Those are all occupations that you would stereotypically be thought of as a man’s job. These girls that were featured on […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The Youngest Woman Elected To Congress

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known by her initials, AOC, is a politician and activist who supports progressivism. In the Spring of 2017, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was working behind a bar. “I was taking brunch orders, with the AC off, and people from progressive political groups were calling me,” she said in an interview. In May, she had […]

Edison Takes Another Win!

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Edison won first and third place in the competition, in which they will advance to the finals in the next competition on February 12. The finals will consist of Long Island competitors, which Edison students will compete against to be the representative of Greater New York at the National Auto Technology Competition. Edison’s automotive teacher […]

How Thomas A. Edison CTE High School is Keeping Their Students Safe

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BBC News reported about a teen stabbing students at his school in Scotland. This begs the question whether or not the school had initiated any safety procedure. Thomas Edison CTE High School, located in Jamaica, New York, has a multitude of measures and protocols to keep their students from harm. Students from the ninth grade […]

The Government Shutdown and Its Effects

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The longest U.S. government shutdown in history under the Trump presidency began on December 22, 2018 and ended on January 25, 2019, lasting 35 days. It has affected many people in many different ways. Be it the loss of aid from the government to people not receiving their paychecks and many other things. Until Democrats […]

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.
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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 […]