First Person, Opinion

Teachers = Students

Posted on 07 May 2020

I love the Bronx. Despite its rep as this drug infested, crime riddled and even (get this) post- apocalyptic wasteland that outsiders have deemed as our reality, the Bronx is beautiful. It’s absolutely a diamond in the rough, full of so much culture at every turn.  I went to high school in possibly the worst […] Continue Reading…

First Person

Teacher Appreciated

Posted on 07 May 2020

In my senior year of Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, New York I took a Humanities class because a friend of mine had taken it the year before and raved about the teacher. We called him Dr. Doolittle. I don’t remember if that was his real name or not. I had taken the normal […] Continue Reading…

First Person

How One Track Coach Helped Me Defy All Odds and Live My Childhood Dream

Posted on 07 May 2020

Standing at about 5’5” tall during my Freshman year of high school, I had worked tirelessly to assert myself as a local basketball superstar. Unfortunately, my genetic makeup basically decided to cease any and all of my properties of growth only a few months later. Prior to the start of my first high school basketball […] Continue Reading…

First Person, Opinion, Profiles

See It Through

Posted on 06 May 2020

Starting a new class is always tough. You don’t know the professors, and the professors don’t know you. The first couple of days of school are always a bit of a rocky start. A lot of students jump to a conclusion at the first sign of inconvenience that this class isn’t for them and they […] Continue Reading…

First Person, Opinion

Two, Four, Six, Eight Who Do We Appreciate? Teachers!

Posted on 06 May 2020

Mr. Mortali, you left a big significant impact on me that I will never forget and will continue to carry on with me for the rest of my life. You were always positive, told me to continue being a hard-working person, and even taught me more of the Italian language and culture that I never […] Continue Reading…

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Grateful for You

Posted on 05 May 2020

Thank you, for being there for me better than I was for myself. Thank you, for never giving up on my dreams even if it meant putting a pause on your own. Thank you, for helping me instead of hurting me to grow and mature, not only academically but in every aspect of my life. […] Continue Reading…

First Person, Profiles

You Gave Me A New Perspective

Posted on 05 May 2020

As Teacher Appreciation Week approaches, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the most influential or inspiring educators I’ve come to know throughout my 15-year career in school. I’ve been fortunate to come to know a lot of great teachers, some of who helped me foster my passion for English and Politics, others who […] Continue Reading…

First Person, Profiles

Mr. Cehovsky, a Great Teacher

Posted on 05 May 2020

Dear Mr. Cehovsky,  Throughout my years in high school you were a great teacher to me. You helped me to get to know myself better by having conversations with my friends and I after class about our futures, something that I didn’t spend a lot of time thinking about by myself. You helped me to […] Continue Reading…

First Person, Opinion, Profiles

Slow and Steady Wins The Race

Posted on 04 May 2020

Dear Professor Geoffery, Your reputation suits you, and I hope you don’t take that in a bad way.  Embed from Getty Images I have known you since Fall of 2018, and first impressions are always the best. You weren’t my professor then, but you had come into my Voice and Diction class to oversee our […] Continue Reading…

First Person, Opinion

Teacher, I Thank You

Posted on 04 May 2020

Every student deserves to have the very best teacher possible. That means a teacher who lives to teach, who believes every student is worthy of receiving the best education possible, one whose joy in being with their students is contagious. In a word, a teacher who connects! In the last two years I have had […] Continue Reading…