Day: February 28, 2018

Sports

The State of the Mets

After a dreadful 72-90 (wins to losses) 2017 season, injuries and disappointments are probably the best words to sum up the New York Mets. It was simply a “Mess” in Flushing, Queens that consisted of injuries to key players. The team’s future seemed to be in doubt. Their offense was just as bad and suffered […]readmore

National News

By now, the world knows about Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, Florida. On Valentine’s Day he killed 17 people — including students, teachers and other staff —with an AR-15 assault rifle designed for combat and known for speed, light kickback and for easily rending flesh and bone. […]readmore

Education

BED-STUY GRADE SCHOOL KIDS HEAD OFF TO COLLEGE

Students to Participate in Medgar Evers SOAR with STEM On Friday, February 2nd, some of Dr. Ronald E. McNair Public School 5’s students left their neighborhood school classroom for college campus life. The students were chosen to participate in “The Soar with STEM” Program. The 16-week curriculum, created in concert with PS5, was created to […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

Panther, to the People

  To most of the world, Wakanda is a simple third world farming country, with very little if any technology and no real international significance. But, when it comes to the Country of T’Challa’s birth, there is more than meets the eye. A long time ago, a meteor crashed into Wakanda. The meteor was made […]readmore

Real Estate

New York’s Undeveloped City-Owned Land

New York City’s shortage of affordable housing could be solved in a matter of months if the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) constructed buildings on the vacant lots in its portfolio. In a February 12, 2018 press release, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer stated, “HPD is not building new affordable units, though 1,007 […]readmore