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Hundreds Rally Against CUNY Tuition Hike

As the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Board of Trustees voted Monday to raise tuition, students and professors took to the streets in protest.  For nearly four hours, protesters rallied outside Baruch College, marched around the block and stormed Third and Lexington avenues. The shouts and jeers didn’t stop the Trustees from raising tuition […]

Brooklyn Tech Creates Mock Courtroom

Students at the Fort Greene high school will now start practicing their legal skills after the school converted a storage area into a courtroom. The NY Daily News reports that the Brooklyn Technical High School’s lifelike courtroom includes a judge’s bench and jury box for students interested in holding mock criminal and civil trials. Students […]

Undercover Operation Angers Brooklyn College Students

Students at Brooklyn College reacted, at turns, with both outrage and acceptance over a report that the New York Police Department used undercover officers to infiltrate Muslim student groups on campus. According to a CBS news report this morning, The Associated Press obtained documents that show that the NYPD has been sending undercover officers to schools and […]

Brooklyn Students Awarded for Anti-bullying Video

Two P.S. 119 students, Nairan Saint Phard and Jeremiah Hyde, received an award today for a rap song they wrote and filmed for an anti-bullying video contest promoted by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office. Saint Phard and Hyde now get to be district attorneys for the day.  An excellent prize since both boys one day […]

Residents Object to New School in Brooklyn

The Department of Education has unveiled plans to build a new 735-seat primary and intermediate school in Kensington, Brooklyn reported The Wall Street Journal. The school will be on Coney Island Avenue south of Prospect Park. Residents in the area are complaining that the school will mostly serve students in a neighboring school district and […]