Discrimination

Discrimination

William Santos, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

Note: William wrote this poem to submit to the 2020 Fighting Words Poetry Contest hosted by the Pulitzer Center. The poem is a response to the article "'They Believe We're Criminals': Black Puerto Ricans Say They're a Police Target".   Discrimination By William Santos The police in Puerto Ri...

It Goes Beyond That

It Goes Beyond That

Leonard Blachly-Preston, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

Note: Leonard wrote this poem to submit to the 2020 Fighting Words Poetry Contest hosted by the Pulitzer Center. The poem is a response to the article "America's Clean Water Crisis Goes Far Beyond Flint". It Goes Beyond That By Leonard Blachly-Preston   Everyone’s dying, There is no hope for them, for us, It goes beyond hope. Watching, waiting, we have nothing left. We wait until our sudden deaths. &...

Plastic Waste

Plastic Waste

Sharlene Almanzar, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

Note: Sharlene wrote this poem to submit to the 2020 Fighting Words Poetry Contest hosted by the Pulitzer Center. The poem is a response to the video Rainforest Defenders.   Plastic Waste By Sharlene Almanzar The problem of waste Destroying the environment, destroying my home. Permanent scars left after burning the plastic, Leaving the toxic grey smoke to roam...

Life at Home With a Global Pandemic Outside 

Life at Home With a Global Pandemic Outside 

Andres Perez, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

Would you like to hear about someone's life staying home in their house from the coronavirus? Well if you answered yes to that question then this is the article for you to read.  As most of you might know we are in quarantine from the coronavirus and many people are suffering because they cannot g...

We Live In Different Times

We Live In Different Times

Leonard Blachly-Preston, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

Part 1: Current Events “Let’s start with the obvious. We live in different times.” Our forty-fourth President Barack Obama has calmed some in times of panic, but people are wondering how long this will last.  Our lives have all taken an unexpected turn, and for many, it’s a turn for th...

A Bassist’s Life in the Outbreak

A Bassist's Life in the Outbreak

Jakub Vacin, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

The coronavirus has affected many people by forcing many people indoors. I interviewed my sister, Allegra, on how her life is affected because of the coronavirus. Allegra is 19-years-old and is enrolled as a college-sophomore at SUNY Purchase in Westchester County, New York. She is a very kind and...

Op-Ed: COVID-19 Why Trump Has Failed Us

Op-Ed: COVID-19 Why Trump Has Failed Us

Leonard Blachly-Preston, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

The response was not quick enough. Our government in the United States of America failed to respond to what seemed to be an evident evolving crisis. Our President Donald Trump still refuses to wear a homemade mask, and at first, we are able to pinpoint all the blame for the slow reaction from the g...

Earth Day Hero: Greta Thurnberg

Earth Day Hero: Greta Thurnberg

Leonard Blachly-Preston, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

She keeps fighting. Greta Thunberg is the youngest person to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, but that’s not all. She is the newest climate activist. At only sixteen years old, she has traveled all over the world, spoken to the United Nations, United States Congress, and she even made the d...

Coronavirus Diaries: The New Normal

Coronavirus Diaries: The New Normal

Leopold Spohngellert, Newspaper Supervisor

April 16, 2020

HGMS students reported on what it's like to live in a new reality due to the coronavirus.  "Changes that made me upset is that I stay indoors every day. It starts to get boring with having not much to do. Changes I enjoyed is that now I have a reason to stay inside and play video games and stuff an...

Coronavirus Diaries: Joy In A Crisis

Coronavirus Diaries: Joy In A Crisis

Leopold Spohngellert, Newspaper Supervisor

April 16, 2020

Despite the challenges of our new reality, students reflected on moments of joy and hope during the coronavirus crisis.  "The different moments of joy I have experienced is that I get to watch Netflix and play video games during quarantine. Someone in my life who seems in need of joy is my parents b...

Coronavirus Diaries: Looking Beyond Ourselves

Coronavirus Diaries: Looking Beyond Ourselves

Leopold Spohngellert, Newspaper Supervisor

April 16, 2020

While our own lives are important, we also reflected on what's happening in the world and our feelings about the crisis.  "I think that NYC has drastically changed due to COVID-19 because for example, usually Times Square is filled with a bunch of New Yorkers and Tourists, but now you can only spot ...

The Coronavirus Primary (Mini Super Tuesday #2)

The Coronavirus Primary (Mini Super Tuesday #2)

Leonard Blachly-Preston, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Joe Biden will be the nominee for president. After the results of the Arizona, Florida and Illinois primaries, it seems increasingly clear that the Democratic nominee for the 2020 bid for president of the United States of America will be former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. He has captured th...

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