It’s Time for A New High School Fantasy: Your Own

By Ella Trager I walked into my little cousin’s glittery, pink-filled, princess decorated room, camouflaged in boy band posters, and she attacked me. Immediately bombarding me with the questions I had expected, she exclaimed, “How’s high school? Is it everything you’ve dreamed of? Tell me about the parties”. First of all, I have never “dreamed”…

Your Next Binge Watch: Shadowhunters

By Janet Hernandez     Teenagers in black clothing chasing demons? Just another scene in the show Shadowhunters. Shadowhunters is a show based on the fantasy series written by Cassandra Clare. The show follows “shadowhunters” who are half mundane and half angelic whose mission is to protect the mundane world. During the night they go out…

The Simplification of Social Media

By Esme Laster Have you ever spent unintentionally long spans of time browsing through social media? It goes as follows: You find that spot on your couch after an entire day of lugging around your 50 pound backpack and immediately slip into your usual collapsed hunch that starts off comfortable and becomes progressively crippling. Your…

Barbie, Dora, You, Me, and Us.

By Sophia Gomez Magazines, TV commercials, Subway ads, and pictures frames; if you have not noticed all feature some of the same faces. You will most likely find the face of an American White citizen front and center. But what is so ideal about this group of people? Are they truly going to make you…

Gotta Get Down to It: Neil Young Gets Political Again

By Adrian Flynn Singer-songwriter Neil Young recently broke his prolonged political silence by releasing a new live version of his song “Ohio” to advocate for gun control. He rose to fame in the 1960s and 70s as a member of the bands Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and also enjoyed a remarkable…

World Series or Not, the Yankees Still had a Remarkable Season

By Andrew Najjar & Adrian Flynn                         On October 9th, the New York Yankees were eliminated from the playoffs in a best of five Division Series by the Boston Red Sox, three games to one. They got notoriously blown out in Game 3 at Yankee Stadium 16-1, and then were edged out in Game 4…

Getting Involved: A NYC High School Student’s Guide to the Midterms

By Adrian Flynn It’s no secret that the midterm elections just under a month away will be enormously consequential for the future of the country and this administration. Democrats seem to be in a good position to win a majority in the House of Representatives, as many Republican representatives are in vulnerable positions and the…