AMERICA: The Dream

January 23, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Christofer Asmat & Farzad Hoseinie

“In my home country there was not resources, and here is the US is a lot of education”. This is the feeling of Gabriela, a young girl of 15 years old who live in NYC and is a student of FIHS.

LEGALIZING MARIJUANA:

It Should be Good

January 23, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Ruoyao Huang, Carlos Melgar & Kevin Sigaran

“When you are smoking you start to feel like peace, you feel free like your senses relax and improve your encouragement and remove stress,” said a college student and an alumnus of Flushing International High School.

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Has Sexual Harassment Become Normalized?

January 23, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Zikun Jin, Camilla Carrasco Lopez, Xin Lyu & Aurora Reynoso

“I can let you pass my course, but you have to have sex with me after school.” This was the story one FIHS teacher shared about being sexually harassed by her professor from college.

Heroes or Villains?

January 23, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Edenilson Garcia, Rayan Moral & Luis Sanchez

According to the Washington Post there were 850 cases of people armed and unarmed were shot and/or killed by police officers have been registered so far this year. 

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COLLEGE DEBT: What is the Real Cost?

January 23, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Erika Alba, Iris Feng Cen, Rong Chen & Miguel Marin Ruiz

 

“I spend my whole life after graduating and while I was in college. Paying for school. I am 34 and I started paying for college out of my own money when I was 19 years old.”

The LGBTQ+ Family

January 23, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Jia Cheng Liew, Miryam Alexandr Lucero ,Yuning Shi & Maria Ventura

“When I was 16 years old I realize that I really really like my friend Anna, like a lot. And I had a boyfriend at that time, a very cute boy, but I did not like my boyfriend so much but I really liked my friend Anna."

TEENAGE MENTAL HEALTH: Crisis in Schools 

January 23, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Kevin Benitez, Anyely Marroquin, Ashrafe Nudia & Zahid Pallab

“Sometimes I think, nobody cares so much about this,” said an eighteen years old girl who is a senior at Flushing International High School.

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Is It Getting Worse? 

January 23, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Yujie Chen, Rubab Gillani, Monica Mercedes & Briseida Palacios 

“Sexual harassment stopped me to achieve my dreams.” This was the words of teenage girl whose name is Hira as she shared her experienced of sexual harassment.

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STUDY NOW, PAY FOREVER: 

Burdened by Student Debt 

January 23, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Yingying Chen, Diego Leon & Honglin Zhang

“I’ve been paying since I was 19. I am now 34 and I’ll probably keep paying for 10 to 20 more years,” responded Ms. Jillian Leedy, the Flushing International High School Media Arts Teacher, as she sat in the tiny college office of the school, with its walls filled with banners and flags, advertising colleges from around the state and country.

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ABORTION:

The Disappearing Right

January 23, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Bonita Saha, Camilla Villagomez, Dingyi Yao & Quan Yuan                  

“I’m so grateful; to those strangers who helped me that day, who risked their reputation and their freedom to give me choice.”

OBESITY: Overcoming Personal Challenge 

January 23, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Said Alava-Loor, Betsy Nunez, Brayan Pulido & Hugo Wu

If you ask people “Do you like going to McDonald’s?” The average answer will be yes, everyone loves going out to eat, the french fries are good and the chicken nuggets are just right.

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SCHOOL GUN VIOLENCE: Taking a Teenager’s Life 

January 23, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Arif Miah, Dariana Velez, Malak Saleh & Yuki Wang

                 

“I feel free that nobody is going to bring a gun or something dangerous to the school,” said a female student named Brisen, she is 14 years old,  from Union Square Academy for Health Science.

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Mental Health, Student Life

January 23, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Albaro Baires, Iris Mora Farfan, Xingcheng Huang & Yarui Zhu

“Mental health is a big part of someone's life, it's like if you don't have a good mental." 

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The Many Victims of Police Misconduct 

January 23, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Zhenjiang Qiao, Brithanny Rivera, Wendy SilvaNelson Valencia & Yawen Wang

“But sometimes your voices are not loud enough for people to hear because where we come from and there are a lot of issues that people can talk about, but it’s very important to speak up and stand up for somebody for what’s right."

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Is the American Dream Dead?

January 21, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Grethel Garza & Nestor Tobar 

"The American Dream is having the same rights as white people.” These were the words from a 12th grade student at FIHS.

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Cannabis Legalization Could Mean More Safety

January 21, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Samantha Avila, Muen Cai, Jiayi Liew & Nicolle Veras

“We live in a society where women are definitely seen and treated differently. We want everybody to be able to say something to someone." 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT:

A Constant Threat

January 21, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Jannat Akthar, Maryam Farooq, Bobby Nan & Ruoxi Niu 

“We live in a society where women are definitely seen and treated differently. We want everybody to be able to say something to someone." 

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PAST TO PRESENT:

Gender Inequality in Schools

January 21, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Mahnoor Fatima, Qingfa Feng, MeiTong Li  & Kevin Oritz 

“Sometimes as educators we unintentionally contribute to inequality and

we don't recognize that we are really treating boys and girls differently.”

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Action For Women's Rights

January 21, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Mahmoda Farooq, Aicha Kane, Mayra Minero & Tania Rodriguez

“I have faced gender inequality everywhere. The entire society is structured to degrade and kind of put women down, and I mean there are so many ways.”

NYC Is A Welcoming Place For The LGBTQ+ Community

January 21, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Yaroslava Kyselia, Richard Rios, Mayra Vivas De La Cruz & Tiffany Zheng

"Over there it felt like I’m sick, like I have a mental disease, and when I came to New York it finally felt that I have a chance for a normal life,” said Nicole, a lesbian woman originally from Russia, now living in New York.

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VAPING:

Taking Your Breath Away

January 13, 2020 | PBAT MAGAZINE

By Mohamed Adaylam, Rosely Almonte, Lisbeth Cheng, Mingxi Wang & Yingqi Xu

 

“I started a year ago, and I started because I saw my friends doing it” are the words from an 11th grade student at FIHS about why he started vaping.

New JumpRope Grading System Confuses Students and Teachers

January 1, 2020 

By Dariana Restrepo, Malak Saleh & Yawen Wang

As is known to all, Flushing International High School has changed its grading system from numbers 1-4 to the letters. 

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WE WANT PARTIES: No One is in Charge of Student Government 

December 15, 2019 

By Bonita Saha & Yuki Wang

Student Government was the biggest club in the Flushing International High School where many students and teachers worked together to arrange a lot of fun activities every year, but not anymore.

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Lunch Time Interviews

December 1, 2019 

By Zee Farooq & Yingqi Xu

Some high school students in FIHS think lunch period time is too short, so find out who says what.

Student Lockers?

October 15, 2019 

By Erika Alba, Qingfa Feng & Edenilson Garcia

The idea of having lockers for the students of Flushing International High School sounds exciting. However, that idea is practically impossible.

Two Schools,

Same Building

October 1, 2019 

By Ying Ying Chen & Ashrafe Nudia

Students of Flushing International High School have always wondered about why it is sharing the same building as J.H.S. 189.

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Are the Air and Water Quality Safe at Flushing International

High School?

September 15, 2019 

By Lisbeth Cheng & Aicha Kane

Students were wondering about the air and water quality of F.I.H.S.

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Hans, Hans Hooray!

June15, 2019 | ISSUE 10

By Shuying Ou

Last year, on November 18, Hans represented our school as a best player to join the Mayor's Cup Soccer Championships in NYC.

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT:

A Real Problem That Should Not be Ignored

May 15, 2019 | ISSUE 10

By Changchang Liu

Last summer, I was standing in front of the Macy’s on Roosevelt Ave. waiting for the Q12 bus when going to school.

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N.Z. MASSACRE: A Warning Alarm for U.S.

April 15, 2019 | ISSUE 10

By Ziaul Joy

It’s a habit of mine to check out my FB feed after waking up from the bed, and on 15th of March, when I open my FB it was all over the feed.

FORTNITE:

The Comeback

March 15, 2019 | ISSUE 10

By Ramon Cedeno

The game Industry that produces Battle Royale games gained a lot of support and popularity at the beginning of 2017 first with H1z1 Battle Royale.

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The Fashion Spread

February 15, 2019 | ISSUE 10

By Ziyun Cai, Pei Lin Cheng & Hosna Wesal

Three students passionately prepare their Fashion Art Portfolios for college applications.

E-Cigarette Exploration

January 15, 2019 | ISSUE 10

By Erjia Guan

The e-cigarette is a type of cigarette that has gained astonishing popularities from the recent years, and it keeps getting more “trendy".

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STOP THE MADNESS: 

Give Us a Stop Sign

December 15, 2018 | ISSUE 10

By Harrison Yang

As most of us know, there is an obvious social concern located at the intersection between 147th Street and Barclay Ave because there is no stop sign or traffic light.

Congresswoman Grace Meng Warmly Talks to

FIHS Students

November 15, 2018 | ISSUE 10

By Harrison Yang

Congresswoman Grace Meng shares her experience of being a second generation immigrant in New York and becoming the first ever Asian American woman to represent New York in Congress.

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Meet Ms. Ruby the New Math Teacher

October 15, 2018 | ISSUE 10

By Yuanrong Chen & Tom Han

Ms. Ruby started teaching at our school this year 2018-2019.

OUR NEWEST AP:

Congratulations Ms. Rosmery

September 15, 2018 | ISSUE 10

By Yuanrong Chen & Tom Han

This year one of our favorite teacher Ms. Rosmery have become our school’s new Assistant Principal.

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$100 Attendance Challenge

February 5, 2018 

By Yasser Elmeetknany

During the month of February, our school is witnessing a $100 Attendance

Challenge. Everyday a student will come on time his name will be written on a new raffle.

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Keeping Your Voice

February 1, 2018 | ISSUE 9

By Zainullah Nazawali

It’s been about a month into my summer vacation that I receive of the best opportunities I can ask for. This morning I wake up as early as 6 for the first prayer of the day. It is a short prayer with me skipping half of it.

A YouTube Business

January 15, 2018 | ISSUE 8

By Weijia Ding

Do you spend your free time on youtube watching videos? The answer is of course- yes, but did you know that uploading videos can make money?

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Senior Center Performance

January 1, 2018 | ISSUE 8

By Yiyang Liu

Everyone looks very serious and calm as we held the different color paper with our lyrics.

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What's Happening?

December 15, 2017 | ISSUE 8

By Yasser Elmeetknany, Songtao Lin & Zainullah Nazawali

What's been happening around FIHS in October, November and December? 

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Community Schools

December 15, 2017 | ISSUE 8

By Jose Polanco

At the beginning of the year, we had to do a really big application for something called community schools. 

Newsies Awards

December 1, 2017 | ISSUE 8

By Andrew Xie

On November 3 2017, the FIHS Newspaper Club went to Baruch College to attend the 14th NYC High School Journalism Conference, and two of our members received great awards for their excellent stories.

Mayor Bill de Blasio in School

November 21, 2017 

By Yasser Elmeetknany

On November 21, a Town Hall Meeting was

held in our School’s gym.

Philosophy

November 15, 2017 | ISSUE 8 

By Yuanrong Chen

What is meaning of life? What is happiness? Is it possible to find happiness?

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FIHS CHAMPIONS:

Soccer Finals

November 12, 2017 | ISSUE 8

By Yasser Elmeetknany

Elmer Soriano with nerves of steel scores the last penalty to bring the championship title to our school for the first time since our school was founded. 

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Inside Climate News Gala

November 2, 2017 

By Yasser Elmeetknany

Two students from the school thought that global warming is an issue that can’t be ignored, and it's not just the government job to figure out how to solve this problem.

LET'S EAT:

"Morning Tea!"

November 1, 2017 | ISSUE 8

By Ziyun Cai & Wenying Lei

People often think that drinking morning tea is drinking tea in the morning, but Guangdong morning tea is different because it is not just "drinking tea".

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Dragons are in the Playoffs!

October 24, 2017

By Yasser Elmeetknany

On October 21, 2017 the Flushing International Dragons Soccer team played against Arts and Business High School. 

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Un-Social Media

October 15, 2017 | ISSUE 8

By Daniella Marin

Since September 11, 2001, the word terrorism and terrorist began to appear in our life.

Stopping Islamophobia

October 1, 2017 | ISSUE 8

By Tom Han

Since September 11, 2001, the word terrorism and terrorist began to appear in our life.

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We Are Not So Different

October 1, 2017 | ISSUE 8

By Wei Zhao

Anyone that migrates to a new country may feel strange or have unsafe feelings.

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New Teacher Profiles

September 15, 2017 | ISSUE 8

By Yuyao Zhu

A beautiful new school newspaper website. 

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Our Amazing Online Newspaper

September 15, 2017 | ISSUE 8

By Andrew Xie

A beautiful new school newspaper website.