As the 2013 citywide elections approach, politics once again takes center stage in the minds of New Yorkers. Unlike previous elections, this year we are witnessing the return of some of our government’s fallen stars. Among those searching for a comeback are former New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer, seeking the office of Comptroller, and former Congressman Anthony Weiner, seeking the office of Mayor. Although Spitzer and Weiner possess different ambitions and levels of experience, they do have common ground: both have a history of personal wrongdoing. Continue Reading
The most important thing about any school, is the students that attend it. Townsend Harris, a school known for its humanities, has had a 7 to 3, girl to boy ratio, since its reopening in 1984. This is a distinct quality that only some other high schools in New York City share: a heavy presence of one gender.
Many students question how these statistics came to be, and wonder whether gender stereotypes play a role in the demographics of the school. Senior Anita Suvasia said, “Townsend was initially an all-boys school so it’s kind of ironic that females dominate it now.” Continue Reading
I am not a Directioner. I don’t own any of One Direction’s music or follow their every move, heck, I’ve forgotten their names a few times. With that in mind, it should be no surprise that I was embarrassed to be seen headed into their new movie, One Direction: This is Us. I sat down next to my 1D-loving best friend, slightly afraid of what was to come. This is Us wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been, and for that, I’m grateful. Continue Reading