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Hunts Point children find Shakespeare’s magic

Hunts Point children find Shakespeare’s magic

By Monica A. Suma monicasuma@gmail.com Five girls, 10- 11- and 12-years old move in a circle singing a strange song: “You spotted snakes, with double tongue, /Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen; /Newts and blind-worms do no wrong; /Come not near our fairy queen.” A bit shy at first, they repeat […]

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The Bronx River as science lab

The Bronx River as science lab

By Stephanie Smith Photo by Stephanie Smith Banana Kelly High School students (left to right) Valerie Cazeres, Jauna Williams and Nia Johnson on the Bronx River at Shoelace Park. At a small dock on the Bronx River, students from Banana Kelly High School get ready to dip buckets into the […]

Education

Hunts Point school offers second chance

Hunts Point school offers second chance

Wildcat Academy cooks up a new way to educate By Sendy Tavera Stavera@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy The dining room in the American Bank Note Building. Where much of the world’s money was once produced, today students are cooking and baking, in a charter school designed to […]

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Theater group confronts violence

Theater group confronts violence

‘Ain’t Easy’ shows teens in the cross-hairs By Joseph Orovic joseph.orovic@journalism.cuny.edu NYCity News Service Photo by Joe Orovic Cast members Emilz Rodriguez, Anton Negroni and Ana Collado (left to right) fielded questions from the audience after their performance. The mostly teenaged audience at The Point pondered Martin Luther King’s message […]

Education

Program seeks to help boys achieve

Regisration has begun for the Crotona Achievement Program, a summer program at the East Bronx Academy for the Future aimed at helping boys in grades 4 through 8 to do better in school.

Education

Battling for a school’s life

By Christina Davis cdav@hunter.cuny.edu The city Department of Education calls the New School for Arts and Sciences a failure. Teachers, students and administrators disagree. They’re locked in a struggle to save the small high school in Hunts Point, which the Department of Education has slated to shut down completely in […]