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Every cent and every voice matters: How to help Ukraine

Every cent and every voice matters: How to help Ukraine

By Lukyan Oppedisano, Staff Reporter
June 1, 2022

Across the ocean, on the eastern side of the European continent, there is a country many may have not thought much about until this year. Until its neighbor invaded, and began destroying it. Anyone who...

School districts capital reserve ballot proposition makes no sense for taxpayers

School district’s capital reserve ballot proposition makes no sense for taxpayers

By S.E. Shekane
May 14, 2022

As part of the board of education election and budget vote on May 17, the community is also being asked to vote on the creation of a capital reserve by the school district to fund future capital-expenditure...

Overturning Roe v. Wade: Speaking out to defend womens reproductive rights

Overturning Roe v. Wade: Speaking out to defend women’s reproductive rights

By Bella Caruso, Assistant Managing Editor
May 11, 2022

A leaked draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade may be overturned this summer. That decision, issued in 1973, grants all pregnant individuals the legal right to an abortion....

The fight to protect student journalists from censorship

The fight to protect student journalists from censorship

By Gabby Ahitow, Assistant Managing Editor
May 5, 2022

The 1969 court case Tinker v. Des Moines ruled that students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." Twenty years later, the case Hazelwood...

An assessment: property tax myths and misunderstandings

An assessment: property tax myths and misunderstandings

By Joe Battaglia
April 19, 2022

There is tremendous confusion in the community about the assessment process and how property assessments impact taxes. Inevitably and invariably, I find there to be a misperception that the assessor is...

Developers should build small apartment projects to foster community

Developers should build small apartment projects to foster community

By Mia Ritossa
April 12, 2022

The future of Westchester is heavily influenced by how communities tackle housing. Housing environment requirements have made great advancements since the early 1900s. But many dwellings have not...

Are we creating a stronger patriarchy? Dangers of exclusive feminism

Are we creating a stronger patriarchy? Dangers of exclusive feminism

By Kate Ely, Staff Reporter
April 8, 2022

I have always thought of myself as a feminist. I am brutally aware of and have experienced the countless societal limits and frequent condescension of being a female, and I have been angry for as long...

Providence House Shelter in New Rochelle.

Housing is human right: Without it, sense of security and mental health are undermined

By Eloise McGibbon
April 1, 2022

No one, from children to the elderly, should wake up wondering if they have a place to sleep that night. Housing directly impacts our sense of security, and the human right to live in safety should...

At one point, donations to aid families after the apartment fire in the Tremont section of the Bronx overwhelmed the organizations collecting.

Power of community brings aid after devastation of Bronx fire

By Alessandra Biaggi
February 8, 2022

On Jan. 9, the Bronx was devastated by a horrific fire in Tremont, a few short blocks away from District 34. This tragedy—the worst the Bronx has experienced in 40 years—left an undeniable mark on...

APs in Kindergarten: Meeting local schools strategic goal of unending college prep

APs in Kindergarten: Meeting local schools’ strategic goal of unending college prep

By Katja Fair, Senior Editor
January 31, 2022

All four Pelham elementary schools have successfully implemented AP courses into their curriculum following pressure from parents and the desire by administrators to boost the district's U.S. News and...

Bottle up hope to lighten weight of the world

Bottle up hope to lighten weight of the world

By Laura Caruso
December 21, 2021

How do we “bottle up” hope? With so many things in the news that are hard to hear, hard to process and hard to talk about with our kids, I think we all need a way to bottle up hope to make it easier...

On growing up odd

On growing up odd

By Katja Fair, Senior Editor
December 17, 2021

I was the staple weird kid. The kid who built fairy houses and made comics while other kids played four-square on the playground. The kid who would read and doodle during class while my teachers desperately...

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