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Hewlett Happenings: Hewlett Students Stage Cabaret Night for Kids with Cancer; Seniors Learn Job Interview and Time Management Skills

By Cherie Luo April showers bring May flowers. I remember learning this clichéd chant in second grade and since then it has always stuck to me. Plagued by constant sneezing during allergy season, I am one of the many people who are dependent on rain showers to wash away the asphyxiating pollen in the air [...]

HAFTR Students Celebrate Major Israeli Holidays, Have College Fair and Start “Academic Integrity.”

By Nicole Wengrofsky Since returning to school from our Passover vacation, HAFTR students find ourselves immersed in our work and preparations for upcoming SATs, ACTs, and AP exams. However, we still took the time to recognize the significance of events such as Yom Hashoah, Yom Ha’atzmaut, and Yom Hazikaron, and are had several programs in [...]

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Hewlett Happenings: March Featured Sports, Multicultural Nights and Disney Trip

By Cherie Luo As March breezily blew in and the tulips on the sidewalk bloomed, incessant, enthusiastic chatter could be heard from all corners of District 14. Perhaps students were taking about the warm weather that yielded the display of bare legs for the first time this season (although it still was a bit chilly). [...]

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Packed, Cultural February for Hewlett Students

By Cherie Luo Student Columnist   As Staten Island Chuck, the psychic groundhog of New York City, correctly predicted, it seems that spring has come unusually early this year. While February is frequently heavy in snowfall and glorious ‘snow days’ for District 14 students, this year the month brought warm weather, breezy skies, and sunny [...]

LHS Students Lend Talents to “Splashes of Hope”

LHS Students Lend Talents to “Splashes of Hope”

By Zena Ballas Student Columnist   Lawrence members of the National Art Honor Society completed a mural for a non-profit organization known as Splashes of Hope. It will be placed in the waiting area of a children’s hospital called Little Flowers located in Brooklyn. With the help of this crew, the painting turned out to [...]

HAFTR Students Attend Model UN and Distracted Driving Meeting

By Nicole Wengrofsky Last week 11 HAFTR students and I participated in one of my favorite events of the school year, YUNMUN: Yeshiva University National Model United Nations. At the Stanford Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut. We represented either the counties of Spain or Eritrea in each of our committees, talking about two different issues (in [...]

Hewlett Students Fighting an Educational “Race to Nowhere”

By Cherie Luo   In early January, students reluctantly begin to wake up again at 6:00 a.mm in preparation for going back school. After the much needed  10 day December break, students are gloomily reminded that the next recess will not be until the end of February. January, the month of cozying up next to [...]

In Memory of Uryan Rampersaud

By Zena Ballas On Thursday, December 29th 2011, Lawrence High School’s senior Uryan Rampersaud sadly passed away due to heart complications. He died from a collapsed mitral valve in the heart which is when the valve (a valve controls blood flow) doesn’t close properly and the blood doesn’t flow correctly. There was a memorial service [...]

Lawrence Takes Part in H.S. Model Congress

By Zena Ballas   On December 9th, students embarked on their journey to Model Congress fun! While everyone else spent their Fridays doing other activities, students participating in Model Congress would come together for this event.  They’ve been preparing to voice their opinions and get ready for the big debate.  In the past, they’ve debated on [...]

HAFTR Students Learn Dangers of Driving and Mobile Device Use

By Nicole Wengrofsky Some very exciting things have been going on at HAFTR High Scool. Recently, the eleventh and twelfth graders were fortunate to have an amazing assembly called “Hang Up and Drive: Jacy and Steve’s Journey.” It is a program that advocates safe driving and putting an end to distracted driving. According to Jacy and Steve, [...]

Activism is a Hallmark of Rambam Experience

By Dov Herzberg   Rambam Mesivta is known for a being a school with a myriad of different strengths and over the course of the past few weeks, two of these strengths, academics and activism, have been exemplified. On the Academic front, the Rambam College Bowl team, a collection of young men with quick wits [...]

Lawrence High School’s Drama Club Performs “Company”

By Zena Ballas On November 17th, 18th, and 19th, students from Lawrence High School performed a musical known as “Company.” The play is about a man named Robert nicknamed Bobby and is unable to commit to a steady relationship. All of his friends around him are married except for him. It’s Robert’s birthday and he turns [...]

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