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The Shark Comes to Edison

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Daymond John, born in New York and raised in Hollis, known as the People’s Shark on CNBC’s The Shark Tank and the founder of Fubu Inc., visited Thomas A. Edison C.T.E. High School on October 25, 2018. Daymond John toured the school and learned of the many programs at Edison, in partnership with NFTE (Network […]

What’s Going On With the U.S.-Mexico Border?

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More than 7,000 Central American Migrants are arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. Many of them claim they are fleeing poverty or violence in their home country and are arriving in America for a better future for themselves and their kids, however, many people are against the migration. President Trump has labeled the caravan as “an […]

Juuls May Just Disappear into the Mist

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The new, flash-drive looking e-cigarette has been all the rage amid teenagers. Consequently, due to backlash from the general public and government pressures, Juul will be banning specific flavors in retail stores and also be cracking down on age verification during purchasing. Having been just two years on the market, Juul has grown to become […]

Culinary Arts Gains Recognition

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 Starting on Tuesday, December 4th, students in the Culinary Arts program will be receiving assistance from members of the National Honor Society. Members are giving back to their community by helping the students with their daily activities. This activity brings attention to the fact that their program is underfunded and they are only surviving by […]

7,000 American Dreams are Making their way to the Border from Honduras

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Central American migrants walk along the highway near the border with Guatemala, as they continue their journey trying to reach the U.S., in Tapachula, Mexico Oct. 21, 2018

Since mid-October over 7,000 Honduran immigrants have been making their way to America to find their “American Dream.” They claim to be trying to escape the harsh life of poverty, gang violence, and chaos in Honduras.        Currently, there are thousands of migrants living on Mexican streets and shelters; it’s their last and final stop […]

Captain Hook Brings Inspiration to Edison

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Kevin Laue posing for a picture with Edison students who wanted to have personal conversations with him after motivational speech. 
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On November 16th, 2018 Kevin Laue, the first person playing in the NCAA Division 1 Basketball with a missing limb, visited as a guest speaker in Edison in hopes of inspiring others to use their insecurities, or how he called it “our nub,” as a way to find your strength in some sort of activity. […]

Importance of Self-Care and Wellness

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Self-care is all about doing things to take care of the physical, emotional, and mental health. It is something that is very often overlooked. Good self-care can help improve overall mood and also reduces stress/anxiety levels. By having good self-care, many things including productivity and a good relationship with oneself and others can be easily […]

The Holiday Shopping Season is Here!

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Caption: Black Friday Deals and Steals 
Photo Credit: Gloria Mourcous

Black Friday is considered to be one of the busiest shopping days of the year. It is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. It is recognized to be on the fourth Thursday of November. Both Black Friday and Cyber Monday are widely known to have huge discounts on electronics, clothes, shoes, toys, […]

Textbooks are Not Necessary for an A.P. Class

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Library stores textbooks. They are neatly shelved and placed according to subject.
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Do Advanced Placement (A.P.) courses need a class textbook? The textbooks you’re given in class offer the same amount of information found on the web. The difference between the book and internet is all due to the layout of the information. Some people can process text in an auditory, visual, or tactile manner just by […]

TIME TO GROW UP

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It’s that time of year when everything comes to an end; bulletin boards are taken down, final grades are submitted and it’s finally time for the seniors to graduate! That joyous time of the year where you’re bittersweet about leaving and excited about leaving the place that gave you so many memories. With all that […]