Category Archives: Features

Redefining the Educational American Dream

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Growing numbers of U.S. colleges are pledging to reopen this fall, with dramatic changes to campus life to keep the coronavirus at bay. Big lectures will be a thing of the past. Dorms will be nowhere near capacity. Students will face mandatory virus testing. And at some smaller schools, students may be barred from leaving […]

Remote Learning: Educators’ P.O.V.

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In March, schools worldwide had been forced to transition to remote learning due to safety precautions for COVID-19. Dr. Elvin T. Ramos and Ms. Ella Marie Ramos are both educators who have experienced that and are now wrapping up the academic year with their students online. Dr. Ramos is the Dean of Social Sciences and […]

Inside A Protest: Eleven Hours of Walking

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The murder of George Floyd sparked public outrage across the United States. Major cities across the country have had protests against police brutality and brutality against black people, specifically. Police Brutality is defined as “a civil rights violation where officers exercise undue or excessive force against a civilian.” This can mean harassment, injury, property damage […]

John Krasinski Provides a Ray of Sunshine in a Dark Time

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Whenever we turn to the news during this pandemic, we are bombarded with so much negative news. John Krasinski, known for his role as “Jim” in The Office, decided to take it upon himself to help spread some good news. Before creating his videos, he goes on twitter and asks his fans to tweet something […]

The Infectious TikTok Trend

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Turns out TikTok might be as educational as it is entertaining for kids—at least when it comes to learning about proper hand-washing technique. That seems to be the goal of a Vietnamese dancer named Quang Dang whose new dance challenge is blowing up on the popular app. Dang’s dance, referred to as the #GhenCovyChallenge, includes […]

We Are Living in a Simulation: The Crimson Contagion

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As Americans cope with the circumstances surrounding the novel coronavirus, the federal government struggles to come up with a concise plan to mitigate the virus over the next several months. The irony of it all is that the Trump Administration ran a simulation in August of 2019 encountering a similar scenario; the Crimson Contagion. The […]

Too Young to VOTE!

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Considering how much of our country’s government revolves around voting and elections, everyone should vote because they all have an opinion. In American democracy, we respect our right to choose who’s in office and revel in the fact that we have a say in what’s going on in the political world.  It makes sense for […]

CIVICS WEEK: STUDENTS TAKE ACTION

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Civics Week occurred at Edison during the week of March 2nd through March 6th.  During this important week, students were taught about the importance of Civics and Voter engagement. It encouraged students to take initiative and learn more about the entire political process. In addition to this, The Mayors Public Engagement Unit (PEU) helped out […]

Plastic Bags the Only Thing NY Should Ban?

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The NY State Senate placed a city-wide ban on single-use plastic bags effective March 1st, 2020. While this state legislation has been in discussion for years, only last year on March 23rd, 2019, were legislators able to push this ban. The only plastic bags excluded from this ban are takeout bags and garbage bags. Paper […]

$80M on Donald Trump’s Head

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The United States’ president, Donald Trump, has been making bold decisions in taking action for our country. However, his decision to launch a bomb has caused many to speak upon the upheaval he has caused.  Donald Trump has been making decisions, where he was found abusing and violating his executive power. These actions were recognized […]