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Chromebooks receive positive first report card

By:Andrea Kpelapauee and Candice Ayer, Staff Writers

March 25, 2015

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The daring initiative of distributing close to 500 Chromebooks to select students in September has had time to be tested.  The overall impact of this technology has been positive. Students who did obtain Chromebooks feel that having it  is usefu...

Ferris wheel and outlets come to the island

By: Luke McNamara, Staff Writer

March 25, 2015

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  For as long as people can remember, Staten Island has been the forgotten borough. Tourists spend much more time in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx and even Queens than they do taking the orange boat over to Staten Island. Manhattan has al...

Curtis begins construction on new wing

By:Kelly Murray, Editor in Chief

March 20, 2015

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A new addition to Curtis has been long awaited by many and has finally become a reality after years of waiting and planning. Construction of the new extension is scheduled to begin in September and to end in the two following years. The funding fo...

Computer business Institute sponsors Hour of Code

By:Ashvini Coomarasingham, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

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To  generate interest in computer science and programming The Hour of Code was a one-hour event sponsored by Code.org, Apple and Microsoft. By participating in the event, 74 students learned how to code by seeing firsthand...

Author Jennifer Smith inspires readers

By: Arian Sterling & Isabel Gonzalez, Staff Writers

February 6, 2015

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Author Jennifer  Smith visited Curtis on December 16th for a talk about her book, The Geography of You and Me, in the library during periods 5, 6 and 7. The Geography of You and Me is  a novel about a girl named Lucy and a boy named Owen who fall in love aft...

Seniors stress over college applications

By: Kailey Walters, Copy Editor

February 6, 2015

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College application season is here. For many seniors, that means choosing a college they will attend for at least the next four years. Seniors must research prospective schools, take standardized tests, write essays, and finally apply. For senio...

Peer Group Connections builds confidence for mentors and mentees

By: Alaina Hinkley, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

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Peer Group Connection is a class that was introduced in the fall semester. Curtis High School is the only school on Staten Island with this class. The class is based on a model created by Center For Supportive Schools. The class is made up of 36 juniors and seni...

Students anticipate spring exchange trips

By:Fariha Noor, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

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This year, Curtis students will be traveling to France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands. They will be staying at the houses of their exchange students. Anticipation for the trip is part of the fun.  Although the students for ...

Students freeze for charity

By:Jessica Ruiz, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

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The weather was perfect, the sky was absolutely clear, the sun was shining over South Beach, as over a thousand people gathered to participate in “freezing for a reason.” Although  sunny, the temperature was only 40, with 20 miles per hour win...

Truancy patrols disregard students’ needs

By: Alyssa Orcuilo, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

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The Department of Education school safety division  has four squads of school safety agents that patrol  the four Staten Island police precincts in a van and pick up truant students. These patrols, specifically the one that...

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