School needs to promote cultural awareness

Kendra Brown, Managing Editor

April 20, 2017

Looking around a classroom or cafeteria can reveal the diversity in the school. There is a wide range of races and ethnicities within the school, such as African American, Hispanic, Caucasian, Guyanese, Filipino and many more that are...

The Death Penalty: A decision that shouldn’t be chosen

Christopher Alvarenga, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2017

The idea of the death penalty is to bring punishment for those who have committed a heinous crime against humanity and country. However, the death penalty only brings us back to the bloody past of humanity in which death seem...

New Jersey is not doing enough for our environment

Bukola Adeleye, Writer

April 20, 2017

New Jersey is known as the Garden State. However, there are serious underlying environmental problems in our community, ranging from the dirty water at our shores to unhealthy ground levels of ozone. With President Donald Trump now...

Staff Editorial

Kendra Brown, Senior Reporter & Managing Editor

April 20, 2017

In finishing this issue, the Student Voice has struggled, like many people, in keeping up with the news. But we take this struggle seriously because it’s our job to inform our readers how changes happening locally, nationally a...

Governor Chris Christie funding policy not fair

Kenise Brown, News Editor

December 8, 2016

New Jersey State Governor Chris Christie has proposed a school funding policy called the “Fairness Formula,” but it is not fair at all. Under the proposal, every school in The State of New Jersey will be given the same amo...

The American people are to blame for Trump

Christopher Alvarenga, Staff Reporter

December 8, 2016

The American people must do better in picking our presidential candidates. Early on the morning of November 9, Donald J. Trump was officially announced as the winner of the presidency. Most of the world and America is in shock...

School should have more preparation for SAT

Kenise Brown

June 2, 2016

Students who took the Scholastic Aptitude Test March 5 saw a very different test from years past. The essay is now optional, the vocabulary is more about using context clues than knowing definitions, there are only four answer choi...

Increase non-lethal gear for police officers, special units

Frederick Favor

June 2, 2016

It is a serious problem when someone dies for no reason. Many incidents of police brutality have resulted in the deaths of unarmed victims in recent years. Nationally, “there were 990 fatal police-involved shootings, of an average of 19...

Parent involvement in school matters

Kendra Brown

June 2, 2016

The school’s parent-teacher organization is in need of parent commitment for the benefit of the school and the students. “The first meetings start with about five percent of all parents, maybe 20 came. Now we have a core ...

Reaching out can change a teen’s life

Paola Maldonado

June 2, 2016

Depression is a medical condition in which people feel sad, hopeless and alone. Unfortunately, many kids in high school feel depressed because they are in a stage where they are going through personal changes. Some students start...

Staff Editorial

Staff

June 1, 2016

When bringing the word gentrification to the attention of those interviewed by The Student Voice, they often seemed very confused. Many people we spoke to had no idea that the West Side of Jersey City is in the process of being...

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