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Celebrating Eid

Kelly Murray, Editor

November 30, 2015

Filed under News

  For the first time, all New York City public school students received a day off in  early September in acknowledgement of Eid-al Adha. This year, the Muslim holiday fell on Thursday, September 23rd following the Jewish holiday, Rosh Hashan... Read more »

Back to school essentials

Alyssa Orcuillo, Editor

November 30, 2015

Filed under Lifestyle

We all have certain things we never leave the house without; especially when we go to school. These items are the latest necessities.      Electronics: Although students have limited use of electronics in school, students are constantly on ... Read more »

Akakeya wins cup

Ian & Sydney Blugh, Editor

November 30, 2015

Filed under News

John Akakeya, Curtis High School senior, won the Mayor's Cup cross country championship, claiming the title of “Best in the City.” In addition to this notable title, he is currently an undefeated runner. He had a plan for winning the race and came out successful, not even surprised that he won the race... Read more »

Soccer team has third new coach in four years

Sydney Blugh, Editor

November 30, 2015

Filed under News

Matthew Gonzalez, the varsity girls lacrosse coach, has taken on the job of coaching the girls’ varsity soccer team. Coach Gonzalez is most notable for his team’s win in the PSAL girls’ varsity lacrosse championship this past season.      Captain of the soccer team, Georgia Howell, feels that Mr. ... Read more »

New Faces in the lane

Brandin Dilluvio, Editor

November 30, 2015

Filed under News

This year there have been some new additions to the Curtis bowling teams. Aside from new bowlers, there are two new coaches. Mr. Troy McGhie has replaced Ms. Alicia Isasi-Endress as coach the for the boys’ bowling team, and Mr. Paul Barrett replaced Mr. Matt Gonzalez as... Read more »

Tennis changes seasons

Alaiana Hinkley, Editor

November 30, 2015

Filed under Sports

Tennis, a perennial favorite of summer and spring, is now a fall sport.  The girls PSAL  tennis season has moved from the spring to the fall.  According to the commissioner, Ms. Janet Miles, “there are myriad reasons for the switch.” These re... Read more »

Coach takes on a new team

Ricardo Mediavilla, Editor

November 25, 2015

Filed under News

At the beginning of the 2015 girls’ volleyball season, the team’s coach of two-years, Pamela Rokicki, resigned because of her long commute. Her unexpected departure ushered in Meghan McNamara as a replacement. McNamara, the coach of three other ind... Read more »

In loving memory of Marcos Castillo

November 25, 2015

Filed under News

“I had lunch with him and we would chill and talk. We would fool around. He was savage.” - Juan Flores “Marcos was a cute kid. He was always smiling and making jokes. He used to always wave at us. I remember one time wh... Read more »

Vending machines go high tech

Jocelyn Quinones, Editor

November 25, 2015

Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle

This year  K & D Vending added a credit card feature to one of the vending machines outside the auditorium. Students have both negative and positive comments about the new method of payment. “It is a cool extension but I had to keep swiping in o... Read more »

In retirement Curtis continues passion for helping childern

Heather Rahn, Editor

November 24, 2015

Filed under News

Late last year Dr. Aurelia Curtis shocked the students, teachers, and parents in the Curtis High School community by announcing that she would be retiring from her position as principal. Dr. Curtis began her 31 year long career a... Read more »

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