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Teachers Are Appreciated

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During the week of May 6, schools across the United States celebrated  Teacher Appreciation Week. At Thomas Edison High School, Ms. Dellabonta, the coordinator of student activities, encouraged  students to visit room G33 to send a note expressing their thanks to a special teacher. The history of National Teacher  Day is summed up on nationaldaycalendar.com. […]

Overcoming Writer’s Block

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“The scariest moment is always just before you start writing. After that, things can only get better,” said Stephen King referring to the process of starting to write. If someone is struggling and having a hard time when starting to write, it can be very helpful to remember to just start. This is because once […]

NYS SkillsUSA Competition

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After participating in the NYC Regionals SkillsUSA Competition, the medalists alongside some other competing members of our SkillsUSA chapter at Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical High School traveled to Syracuse, New York from April 24 – April 27, 2019 to compete in the NYS SkillsUSA Competition. Competitors competed in series of competitions ranging from […]

NYC Regionals SkillsUSA Competition

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On March 30, 2019 the Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical High School’s SkillsUSA Chapter took a total of 54 students to compete in the City Regional Competition. Our students competed in competitions pertaining to both leadership and their trade fields where they were put to the test on their abilities to portray their inner […]

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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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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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 […]