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by Tyrone Thomas, 8th Grade Reporter

There are many extraordinary women born in the Bronx. These women are scientists, authors, representatives, activists, Olympic Gold medalists, and much more. The history of women is celebrated in March and these are some very accomplished women to learn more about.

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, born on July 19, 1921 was the second woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. She and her co‐discoverer Berso discovered radioimmunoassay (RIA). It measures many substances found in tiny quantities in the human body. The RIA finds substances including some cancers. Additionally, blood donors can be screened for diseases such as hepatitis.

Mary Higgins Clark, born on December 24, 1927, in the Bronx is the author of 42 bestsellers in the U.S. She wrote novels like Where Are the Children and The Life of George Washington. Amazingly, she sold over 80 million books in the U.S alone.

Nita Lowey, born on July 5, 1993, is a member of the Democratic Party. She represented the 20th district from 1989‐1993. She is currently working in Congress to help our economy recover and reinvest in priorities like health care and education. In addition, she has helped lower taxes for 95% of American families and is creating better‐paying jobs, particularly in Westchester and Rockland Counties.

Sally Regenhard, of Co‐op City, is one of the leading voices for the families of the victims of the September 11th attacks. She has a degree in gerontology and has worked in nursing homes for over 20 years. She is a probationary firefighter with the F.D.N.Y.

Finally, Margaret Johnson Bailey, born January 23, 1951, was an Olympic Gold medalist in track and field. Her specialties are the 100 and 200‐meter dash. She won the Gold Medal in the 4×100 meter dash in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

These are all amazing women who started right here in the Bronx. Now you know that no matter where you’re from, or what your gender, everyone can succeed!

By Tyrone Thomas, 8th Grade Reporter

The winners of the Design a Senior T-shirt Contest were Assil Eidah, of 804, first place, and Kiara Acevedo, of class 801, second place. “I am happy that I can make the tee-shirts better than last year’s,” Acevedo declared.

The first place winner’s design will be featured on the front of the shirt, while the second place winner’s design will be on the back.

The winners will receive a year pass to all Eagle home basketball games and some money towards their senior package.

 

by Genesys Jimenez and Tyrone Thomas, 8th Grade Reporters

Do you think your days off are going to be boring, or do you want to make the most of your break? Well, here are a few activities and events that will make your vacation a lot less boring.

Movies Opening February 18th

  • Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son: A comedy based on FBI agent, Malcolm Turner, and his 17-year-old son, Trent, go undercover at an all-girls performing arts school after Trent witnesses a murder. Disguised as Big Momma and Charmaine, they must find the murderer before the murderer finds them. (PG-13)
  • I Am Number Four: An action-adventure based on a teen, John Smith. Smith is a fugitive on the run from enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri, Smith is the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small town of Ohio, which he now calls home, Smith encounters unexpected, life-changing events—his first love, powerful new abilities, and a connection to the others who share his destiny. (PG-13)
  • Film Festival at the Audubon Center, Prospect Park, Brooklyn (February 15 – 21). Screening of Planet Earth and Clever Monkeys. Free.

Events:

  • Ice skating at the pond in Bryant Park, located between 40th and 42nd Streets and 5th Avenue. Open till February 27. Skate rentals: $ 13.
  • Nintendo World Store, located at 10 Rockefeller Plaza. A video game addicts wonderland and great place for some family fun. You can sample new games on a 45” HD monitor.  Free.
  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab, located at 56th Street and Madison Avenue. A technology and entertainment museum. Free.
  • Mike Carbo’s New York Comic Book Marketplace at Penn Pavilion, located at 401 7th Avenue. Admission: $5.00. www.nycbm.com

by Tyrone Thomas, 8th Grade Reporter

The magnificent, middle school math loving, Ms. Sakisha Toney is one of the most accomplished people in P.S. 214X.

She has two degrees, a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Mathematics. She is currently working on a second Master’s Degree in School Building Leadership at Mercy College in the Bronx. The blue-loving Ms. Toney earned her Bachelors at Dowling College in Suffolk County. She acquired her Masters at Lehman College in the Bronx.

Ms Toney, who loves fun, has always wanted to teach because she has a love for math. When she was four years old, she did her elder sister’s homework. In high school, Ms. Toney had teachers who couldn’t even teach up to her potential. She thought it would be awesome if she could show students the way math should be taught. And, she’s done just that. Now, she is a very loved math teacher at our school.

Amazingly, Ms. Toney was the first person in her family to graduate from college. She also works full time, is single, has three kids, and maintains a 4.0 grade average in her current studies.

Ms. Toney’s dreams for the future are to obtain a doctorial degree, become a principle, and own a mansion.

Ms. Toney is extremely helpful, tutoring for free and doing people’s hair. She dedicates her free time to helping and supplying knowledge for others.  Ms. Toney is truly a one-of-a-kind, caring person that should be recognized in our school community.

by Tyrone Thomas, 8th Grade Reporter

SENIORS! Do you need help with your science exit projects? Do you know what websites and guides you could use? Do you want to get an amazing grade? Well, you can acquire all of this and more. Read on.

Here are the guidelines for the science exit projects. First, you need a scientific, investigable question; this is what your research title and hypothesis is based off. From your question, you can create an in-depth hypothesis. “A hypothesis is not a guess, but a prediction based off of prior knowledge,” says Ms. Christine Abraham, 8th Grade Science Teacher and Urban Advantage Educator. All projects should include your research procedure, data, and results/conclusion. Do not forget graphs and/or illustrations to showcase your data. Finally, include a bibliography (a reference section of where you got your information).

The age old question: Why exit projects?

Seniors have to do an exit project, “because it proves that you have mastered the critical analyses skills needed to succeed and compete in high school, college, and the professional world,” answers Ms. Abraham.

Advantages

One thing that can help students complete their science exit project is Urban Advantage. Urban Advantage is a program for New York City schools, which encourages students to be interested in science. This program helps pay for field trips to places like: The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), The Bronx Zoo, The New York Botanical Gardens, The New York Aquarium, and The New York Hall of Science!

At the end of the year, Ms. Abraham picks four groups to present their exit projects at AMNH’s Science Expo.

Advice

“Students should try for a high three, or high four,” states Ms. Abraham.

Students can get presentation boards at Ms. Vronzella Ross’s, 602 Homeroom Teacher, store, Teacher’s Paradise located on 1111 East Tremont Avenue. It is near the McDonald’s driveway.

Students should visit: http://www.urbanadvantagenyc.org/resources/students. It has links to other great science sites and offers guides in several languages.