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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges have removed SAT or ACT requirements from applications. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Traditional Standardized Testing Must Be Re-evaluated

September 23, 2020

We need to dig deeper and find a way to make a test that truly just evaluates a student’s academic vigor, not get rid of the ACT/SAT and cite it as a lost cause.

The death of Elie Che brings attention to the disproportionate rates of violence towards transgender people. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Death of Elie Che Draws Attention to Anti-Transgender Violence

September 23, 2020

Just as Elie Che advocated against violence against the trans community while she was alive, we must continue her legacy and stand up against this unnecessary violence.

China's controversial tactics in combatting COVID-19 have minimized virus-related deaths. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Chinese School Reopenings Reflect Complicated COVID-19 Response

September 23, 2020

China’s authoritarian system largely eradicated coronavirus and minimized deaths, but provides very few rights to its citizens.

Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Michael Caputo has spread dangeorus theories about the CDC amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Caputo Ignites Division with Attack on the CDC

September 23, 2020

Caputo’s attack on the CDC shows that in an election year, nothing is safe from attack — not even science

The Black Lives Matter movement had gained immense momentum on social media over the summer (Courtesy of Twitter).

Finding Meaning in Social Media Activism

August 23, 2020

Dedicated and meaningful activism cannot end with a simply shared post, but it just might begin there.

The risks of reopening are concerns to be considered everywhere (Courtesy of Twitter).

Reopening Restaurants Is Not Worth the Risk

July 2, 2020

The push for dining inside is motivated by those who want to move on from the coronavirus, but the coronavirus has not yet moved on from us.

Diverse literature in school curriculums must go beyond narratives of oppression (Courtesy of Twitter).

A Necessary Exercise in Empathy

June 27, 2020

It is imperative that schools see this moment as an opportunity to make meaningful changes to their curriculums, especially with regards to literature.

Protests in response to the death of George Floyd have taken place across the United States (Courtesy of Flickr).

Police Brutality Protests Highlight Racial Disparities in Challenging Injustice

June 5, 2020

Denied a majority, nonviolent protest can never fully succeed unless the majority — the beneficiary of whatever injustice is occurring — agrees to voluntarily give up their benefits to alleviate the suffering of the minority.

We Must Not Ignore the Toll of COVID-19 on the Bronx

Kelly Christ, Editorial Director

May 29, 2020

While most of us may be away from the Bronx, we cannot ignore the devastating situation facing the borough that we call home during the school year. 

New Yorkers have demonstrated resilience amid the COVID-19 pandemic (Courtesy of Flickr).

New Yorkers Respond with Grace and Poise Amid Crisis

May 4, 2020

In this heinous moment in history, New Yorkers of all ages have managed to confront each day being their best selves: kind, selfless and tough.

The Book Bratz received hundreds of write-ins concerning young adult novels. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Never Too Old for Young Adult Fiction

April 3, 2019

The best part of the book world is that everyone has a multitude of options to choose from — and nobody has the right to stand on a pedestal and lessen others’ intelligence or maturity because of it.

Prime Minister Rajoy's authoritarian response to the independence referendum shows us that Francoism is still apparent.

Spain Should Set Catalonians Free

October 11, 2017

By Jack McClatchy On Oct. 1, over 43.3 percent of registered voters in the Spanish region of Catalonia turned out to vote in an independence referendum that was declared illegal by the central Spa...

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