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Students put physics laws in action

Heather Rahn, Editor

December 14, 2015

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When has a school project ever required you to become an engineer? This year the IB physics juniors were given the task of building a car that is powered by a mousetrap. This was a frustrating challenge for many, but the motivation of competition... Read more »

Alarms installed

Emma Delgado, Editor

December 14, 2015

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Curtis High School has complied with the city wide mandate to put over 21,000 alarms on the doors of every Public School in NYC. This stems from the passing of Avonte´s Law, named for Avonte Oquendo, a 14 year old autistic stud... Read more »

PRIDE cards demystified

Ricardo Mediavilla, Editor

December 14, 2015

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Every time the Students of the Month are listed over the morning announcements, PRIDE Cards are mentioned in tandem. PRIDE cards were originally created as a positive reinforcement to modify student behavior. The rationale was that often good deeds go unnoti... Read more »

NJROTC steps out for military ball

Briania Browne, Editor

December 14, 2015

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This year was Curtis High School’s First NJROTC Ball. The ball took place at the Cichon Post on November 1st. There was a huge turnout, with over 90 people in attendance, including  NJROTC students, parents and students from other prog... Read more »

Girls gym site of open house

Michael Dilluvio, Editor

December 14, 2015

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Due to renovations in the auditorium, where the open house is usually held, students thinking of attending Curtis were placed in the girls gymnasium. This change was met with conflicting views. Many people did not mind sitting ... Read more »

Internet troubles disrupt learning

Heather Rahn, Editor

December 14, 2015

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In recent years Curtis has become a school that runs on technology. With Smart Boards, Chromebooks, and classrooms full of computers, technical difficulties, like the internet being down, can cause serious problems for teachers and students alike. In ... Read more »

Students learn the science behind star gazing

Cedeem Gumbs, Editor

December 14, 2015

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Astronomy is now offered as a  class. Ms. Jackson teaches two sections of this new science elective. Curtis also has a popular  Astronomy Research club run by Jackson. She is passionate about the stars and is excited about bringing that enthusiasm to h... Read more »

New venue does not deter Warriors from walking

Alyssa Orcuilo, Editor

December 14, 2015

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For the past few years, Curtis High School has been ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.’ The  annual walk for breast cancer awareness and research took place on Sunday, October 18th, at Midland Beach. Nursing teacher Barbara DiStefano lead the ... Read more »

Flood destroys hundreds of books

Gabrielle Monterosso, Editor

December 14, 2015

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For the fourth time in our librarian’s 13 years here, the library flooded. On November 18th and 19th the roof leaked in the auditorium, causing a flood in the library. The auditorium is in the middle of a construction project to replace the windows. ... Read more »

Trophies left to gather dust

Sydney Blugh, Editor

December 14, 2015

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Curtis High School has won many championships in basketball, football, bowling, lacrosse, etc. But these trophies are never on display in the hallways or lobby; instead they sit on top of the teachers’ mailboxes in the main office. There are 22 trophies above the mailboxes. These include  the Curtis High... Read more »

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