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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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Celebrating Eid

Kelly Murray, Editor

November 30, 2015

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  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...

Akakeya wins cup

Ian & Sydney Blugh, Editor

November 30, 2015

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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...

Soccer team has third new coach in four years

Sydney Blugh, Editor

November 30, 2015

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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. ...

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