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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Editorial

My Harvard Interview

There is a certain stigma behind the name Harvard, that it is intense, egotistical, prestigious, and even scary. Though it is recognized as a top Ivy League with a world class education, many people are even afraid to apply. Fears of rejection and being surrounded by very intellectual people can be unsettling and intimidating. Despite

TA to have it your way

If people tell you that being a TA, teacher’s aide, is bad because colleges dislike it, ignore them because they probably don’t know what they’re missing out on. If you already have enough credits to graduate when you only take five classes your senior year, why bother trying to take six classes and risk failing

Why Teachers Need to Discuss Current Events

Over the last few months there have been many appalling events in the news. My family, friends and I would usually discuss these events together, expressing our disbelief. The next day, I go to school hoping to have a discussion or gain more knowledge about these current events, but instead no one would talk about

Bring School Loop Back

For the past 6 years, I became used to using School loop to check my grades and keep myself updated on school announcements and events. Many teachers and parents alike also grew accustomed to using this system where parents can keep updated on students’ grades and teachers can record attendance and keep an organized view

Senior Year: The Culmination of My Hard Work

  After 3 years of hard work, everything’s finally coming to a close. As a Galileo student, everything I’ve done up until now was in anticipation of the future. I always aspired to be the first in my family to go to college, and this desire has pushed me to do better in school. Since

Snapchat’s Educational Benefits

It began in August, 2015. I took out my phone to connect to the school internet and then opened the Snapchat application. However, to my surprise, I wasn’t able to access any of the stories, news or direct “snaps” from my friends. I was confused and began to question why Snapchat was not working: was

Hypebeast, Why?

The term hypebeast is thrown around quite often now-a-days in popular culture, but what exactly is a hypebeast? A hypebeast is someone who values things  created by well recognized brands, whether it be clothing, shoes or even non-conventional items. Acquiring these things gives Hypebeasts status and helps them set themselves apart from the general public.

Caution: “Senioritis” Lurking

by Angel Salado Senioritis is the disease that I was constantly warned about throughout high school, but it all changed when I was staring down at my senior year. Facing college applications, deadlines, prom, graduation, it can be overwhelming, and when the slightest thought of being completely done consumed my body, senioritis took over. I

Journalism Class Gone Next Year?

By Alison Yip, 2016 Editor in Chief As of 3PM on Monday, May 16, [journalism advisor] Mr. Lee was notified that his journalism class will be discontinued for the next school year. Citing a low enrollment in journalism as well as a need for Mr. Lee to teach English classes next year, the administration feels

Why I Stay Away From Social Media

by Lauren Wong Everywhere I look, I see students glued to their phones and a lot of the time they are using social media. Honestly, I feel social media is a good tool to use to communicate with friends, express one’s thoughts and feelings to people and even read recent news. However, I believe that

A Word of Advice

by Ahmed Elmahy Four years of high school is a long time. With that in mind, it is unavoidable to experience the consequences of the great procrastination and laziness that is associated with senior year. Now, as humans, procrastination is unavoidable and we usually experience it during any grade, but during senior year, procrastination is

We Should Vote, but is Voting at 16 appropriate?

by Alison Yip People say that there is a lack of voting from their citizens as shown from declining voter turnouts with the exception of Presidential Elections. Some do not vote because they do not believe their votes to be necessary, as they do not see change happening. Civic disengagement has become a problem in

Galileo Academy of Science and … Technology?!?!?

by Ahmed Elmahy Although the title may seem a bit harsh, it is quite frustrating for me as a student to have to deal with multiple technological issues when your school’s name asserts that it is an academy of technology. From outdated computers that barely work or don’t have enough disk space to a consistently

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly of our School

by Lauren Wong The place we call our second home, “The Home of the Mighty Lion,” has deteriorated into an embarrassment. As a senior, I have never seen our school in such a horrendous state. There are walls and ceilings with flaking paint and concrete floor cracks wide enough to cause tripping hazards. Students deface

The Daily Struggle

by Ahmed Elmahy Every morning the computer lab resembles a busy beehive. Some people go to the computer lab in the morning to play games, but a lot more go there in order to print out their homework. Almost everyone has been put in the position where they need to print something in the morning,

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