What Marijuana Legalization Can Offer New York

By: Daniel Aarao Reis Arturi The conversation surrounding the legalization of Marijuana is not a new one; decriminalization began in 1973 in Texas, medical legalization in California in 1996, and of course recreational legalization in Colorado eight years ago. But I’m writing this article today, why?  One of the most significant aspects of the legalization…

Every Vote Counts! … Or Does It? The Electoral College: Explained

By Anna Di Iorio-Reyes In the 2016 presidential election, around 2.9 million more people voted for Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump. So why did Trump become president? Even though Mrs. Clinton won the popular vote, Trump won the Electoral College; a crucial victory which allowed him to be in office, but also led to…

THE NBA BUBBLE : A Major Win Among The Losses

By Griffin Feather The NBA is back just a few short months since the end of the one-of-a-kind end to the 2020 season. This rapid turnaround, like most things during the pandemic, is unprecedented in major league sports and poses all kinds of questions about the health and safety of the players. But one thing…

The Rules and Etiquette of Online Learning

By Cali Carss The year 2020 has been one of adaptation. With a global pandemic at the forefront of everyone’s mind for the better part of the year, the spring semester of last year was undoubtedly messy. New York City was sent into lockdown in March with the expectation of reopening following the week of…

Champions League Group Stage Recap

By Lucien Betancourt and Diego De Souza The group stage of the Champions League has officially come to an end. The 16 teams that will go on to the Round of 16 are set, and the 8 third-place teams that will head to the Europa League (the second tier of European champion soccer) are set…

Around the Neighborhood

By Isabella Guerriero COVID-19 affected every neighborhood in New York City this year, so a favorite local spot can be an escape from the harsh reality of the pandemic. Here are a few places New York City teenagers love around the boroughs. Get inspired and maybe one day (wearing a mask of course) visit these…

Recent Political Awareness in Teens

By Kaya Bruno  In recent months, teenagers have been more inclined to share their political opinions especially concerning the presidential election race of 2020. This has to do with how they’re prompted to have a greater political focus and acknowledgment as a result of recent endeavors by the Trump administration and the widespread Black Lives…

The history of “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco”

By Sammy Bovitz  “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco.” Somehow, over the last few years, this statement in a Taco Bell advertisement has ingrained itself within our culture. And yet, there is no historical analysis of this yearly event. Let’s change that. What taco are we even getting? In essence, the “Steal a Base, Steal…

The Truth About Thanksgiving

By Clementine Paarlberg On Thanksgiving evening, you most likely sat down with family and friends, passing around the “traditional” foods. You piled up the steaming slices of turkey, a heap of creamy mashed potatoes, and maybe some green beans to add some color to your plate. To top it all off, you flooded your plate…