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Justice League: Movie Review

Justice League: Movie Review

By: Xavier Rogers, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018

Released on November 17th, 2017, Justice League was directed by Zack Snyder, the director of the previous DC blockbuster Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Joss Whedon, the director  of 2012’s The Avengers. The film finally brings together Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Superman, the Flash, and A...

Student’s Methods of Relaxing for Exams

Student’s Methods of Relaxing for Exams

By: Lena Blumberg, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2016

With quarterly exams coming up, I talked to some high school students to see how they relax and deal with stress. The first person I interviewed was sophomore Romi D’Annunzio. She told me that she likes to listen to music and draw to calm down. She also informed me that before she takes the tests,...

Pokémon GO for the Tech World

Pokémon GO for the Tech World

By: Celso Silva, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2016

When Pokémon GO was released in the US on July 6, 2016, millions of people began to catch Pokémon on their phones. By August 12, according to Businessofapps.com, 100 million people had already downloaded the app from the Google Play market. I will go over some things Pokémon Go did for the tech w...

What is Yom Kippur?

What is Yom Kippur?

By: Errol Lipton, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2016

Yom Kippur is the day of forgiveness. Jews on this day pray for forgiveness and hope that their names will be written in The Book of Life. Jews believe that their lives would extend when G-d wrote their names in the Book of Life, which is believed to contain the names of everyone who will live on th...

Paladins: A Video Game Review

Paladins: A Video Game Review

By: Errol Lipton, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2016

When Steam, my gaming service, offered me some free stuff in exchange for playing a game called Paladins, I knew I was getting myself into a world of pain. This game was created on August 3, 2016 and is for the PC. It’s currently rated T (Teen) for violence, even though there’s no blood or gore. While Steam i...

Volleyball: TD Lionesses For The Win

Volleyball: TD Lionesses For The Win

By: Brianna Henry, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2016

On October 29, Thornton-Donovan had it’s first volleyball game of the season against the New York School of the Deaf, and I must say, I’ve never seen a group as in sync as the girls on my team. The T-D Lions reigned through victorious after demonstrating a clear amount of skill and love for the game. I must s...

Generational Landmarks: September 11, 2001

Generational Landmarks: September 11, 2001

By: Andrew Chapin, Staff Advisor

September 14, 2016

Originally posted September 12, 2014 on http://www.afchapin.com To see a timeline of the events of September 11, 2001, click here.’Forbes’ reminds us that ‘If You Don’t Take Time to Remember, You Forget‘. After our September 11th assembly, I tried to write this all day for myself, for...

A Big Mess: Shootings in America

A Big Mess: Shootings in America

By: Quincy A. Campbell, Managing Editor

August 9, 2016

I do not like dealing with hypotheticals, but I am curious: What would have happened if the Orlando mass shooter, whom I shall not name, had not claimed to be a member of ISIS? Would the act have suddenly been a completely different issue? Would FOX News not have called it an act of Islamic terrorism ...

A little boy finds the stars, loses them, and finds them again through TD

A little boy finds the stars, loses them, and finds them again through TD

By: Adrian Ceppi, Staff Reporter

January 1, 2015

Thirteen years ago, a four-year-old boy would watch a videotape for hours on end. This videotape would show images of planets, stars, galaxies and supernovae while a narrator would speak of The Known Wonders of Our Universe. The videotape amazed the boy and made him wonder if there was more to outer...

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