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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 […]

Ugly Sweaters at Edison

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On Thursday, December 20th, Thomas Edison hosted an ugly sweater event. Both students and staff can show up to school wearing a festive sweater. Of course the event was not mandatory. Many participants could be seen early in the morning showing their clothes to their friends. As you enter through the cafeteria, all you saw […]

Ellen DeGeneres May End Her Talk Show

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Caption: The Ellen DeGeneres show has been on air for 16 seasons.

Ellen DeGeneres is considering to end her talk show. Even though she extended her contract until the summer of 2020, she is debating whether or not to retire after that. She has reported that she has gotten advice from her brother and her wife. She claims that the advice made her even more conflicted, based […]

What To Expect When Going To See The Ball Drop In Times Square

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The night of December 31st, the count down to the new year begins. This is a moment many anticipate and are willing to do anything to get a good view, despite the freezing temperatures. The entertainment, as well as the excitement of being surrounded by people who you are excited to start the New Year […]

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 […]