Category Archives: General News

The Challenges Of Stress And How To Overcome Them

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Life is a rollercoaster of emotions and with it comes an endless amount of stress. It can come from a multitude of places, such as passing a test that could decide your future. It’s an inevitable part of life that many of us are confronted with, however few can actually handle the pressure. In February, […]

New Year Starting at the End of March?

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Starting the year off right with all these resolutions can be hard. Days go by, you see that all the cupcakes are gone and you only have $5 left in your wallet. Finally, you decide that hey, January was just the trial month and you’ll be better in March. What ends up happening is that […]

How to Overcome Writer’s Block

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A writer stuck on what to write and therefore is frustrated.
Credit: Albert Bandura, Standford University

     If you aren’t familiar with writer’s block, it is a circumstance where the writer is having trouble producing new work. It is a condition most of us struggle with, and if you are one of the few ones who don’t, then snaps to you. There are multiple types of writer’s block. To narrow it down, […]

How to Get Waves

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A very popular hair trend from the 2000s is making a return as a stylish model of hair setting. Even though this trend is most popular with African-American youths, people of all racial backgrounds can get waves, but they have to be willing to work with their hair texture and keeping devoted. There are several […]

The Importance of Your Favorite Class

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Teachers and students alike, at Thomas A. Edison, agree that favorite classes have a significant impact on one’s life and future. No matter your school experience, there will always be at least one class that will stand in your memory for years to come. Some may view a “favorite class” as just another class that […]

College Application Season

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Edison's potential colleges bulletin board display near the college office. 
Photo Credits: Aneesa Asgarali

Students all around the country are stressed as college application deadline dates quickly approach. Most students don’t have the knowledge of how to go about applying or programs like Naviance that help with the process. It is not taught how to properly cope with stress and it only makes the application process that much more […]

The Excelsior Scholarship – Too Good To Be True?

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announce the Excelsior Scholarship in January 2017.
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin, Office of the Governor

This April, New York State revealed a new scholarship for residents planning to attend college: The Excelsior Scholarship. Touted as the first scholarship of its type in the country, The Excelsior Scholarship will give students the chance to attend any CUNY or SUNY college in the state absolutely free. The scholarship, however, comes with a […]

M.T.A. Board Pushes Back Fare Hikes

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Jospeh J. Lhota, chairman of the MTA, during a board meeting in July
Photo Credit: Victor J. Blue

New York City subway riders are likely to face fare hikes following the commencement of the MTA’s new subway rescue plan. This new subway rescue plan was set to provide solutions for “steady deteriorating service” and “included at least 30 separate measures to address the major problems plaguing the system, including antiquated signals and subway […]

Two Rides for the Price of One

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On the night of January 5th, 2017, Chung had exciting plans to go to a basketball game at a Catholic school with all his friends. Being the popular student he is, it is extremely important he made an appearance. When he arrived home from school, Chung quickly got dressed and proceeded to his front door, […]

Barriers That Prevent Us From Being Held Back

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Stanchions in place blocking students from leaving before the end of their scheduled school day

  Attendance in Edison classrooms have been higher lately as the administration has implemented a new tactic to keep students inside the building during the latter part of the school day The stanchions were put in place since the end of the last school year to combat cutting throughout the day. They are posted at […]