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Winning Isn’t Everything: MS JV Girls’ Basketball Season Ends

After every season, basketball players reflect on their accomplishment and struggles. This includes Clinton’s JV girls’ team. After a painful loss in the first playoff game against The Computer School, their season came to a disappointing end.

The team started off the season against Wagner Middle School. It didn’t end in their favor with a 32-4 loss. Even after this loss. The JV girls team didn’t give up. Continue reading “Winning Isn’t Everything: MS JV Girls’ Basketball Season Ends”

Upper Grades Students Danced the Night Away At Annual Dance

The first upper grades dance of the season was the theme “masquerade/under the stars.” On Friday, March 31st, soaking wet students made their way out of the pouring rain to get their tickets and masks and make their way into the gym. To prepare, a group of students on the dance committee decorated masks to give out at the door and hung festive lights and streamers in the downstairs gym. The gym was transformed into a dimly lit dance floor complete with an expansive snack table, photo booth, black and white balloons filled with LED lights, and a designated section near the stage for chilling. The only things missing were a DJ, a light fuse, and a working photo printer.

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Women’s Month and the Feminism Club


Clinton’s feminism club dove into Women’s Month this March. The new club, organized by ninth grader Julia Turano, hosted an open mic during lunch in late March to get students to share poetry and stories by and for women.

William Rozario, a student in 10B, commented, “It was nice and also empowering to hear all of these positive things about women.”

A majority of the speakers were members of the feminism club. However, anyone was welcomed to speak.

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Clinton Students Attend Islanders Hockey Game

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On Thursday, December 16, some Clinton students and their families attended a hockey game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the home of the New York Islanders. Organized by Mr. Levin, the event intended to bring Clinton families together in an environment outside of school.

The New York Islanders played a close game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Both teams fought hard until the final seconds of the 3rd period when the Islanders pulled their goalie, Jaroslav Halak, for a chance at one final scoring opportunity. The Blackhawks played strong defense in the game’s closing seconds and won with a score of 5-4, pushing the Islanders into a 4 game losing streak.

Roughly 20 students came to the game. Principal Levin and Carlos De Jesus, a Clinton faculty member, chaperoned the event. The final buzzer sounded signaling the end of the game at around 9:30pm.

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Annual Halloween Festivities at UG Clinton


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On Monday, October 31st, Clinton hosted their annual Halloween festivities.

Clinton also hosted Door Wars, a contest to see who could decorate the best door. Groups of students decorated different teachers’ doors with streamers, balloons, and many other materials. The winners of Door Wars were Thea Ragland and Jasmine Alford, two tenth graders who decorated Ms. Bauman tenth grade Chemistry door. Ragland said she didn’t Continue reading “Annual Halloween Festivities at UG Clinton”

Upper Grades Student Council is in Full Swing


The executive committee at one of their weekly meetings. Left to right: Vivian Ma, Cleo Kromelow, Ms. Schaffzin, Havah Bernstein. (Picture by Maya Rader.)

This year marks the first year of an executive committee in upper grades student council. Last year, the ninth grade student council was largely devoted to creating a foundation for the current government by writing a constitution and figuring out how to run the elections that took place later in the year. Last June, elections were held for positions on the executive committee; the student council president, vice president, two tenth grade class representatives and the secretary.

George Weathers III and Havah Bernstein were Continue reading “Upper Grades Student Council is in Full Swing”

New Class President Wants to Spark Change


Cleo Kromelow, the current class president.

Cleo Kromelow, a tenth grader, is this year’s Clinton upper grades class president. She is the first ever president of Clinton’s high school.

Kromelow describes her ambitions regarding her presidency, saying,, “I wanted people to
know that I’ve knownClinton for a long time and they should trust me to lead the school because I’ve seen our school change over time, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store next.” She stated that during her time in Clinton’s middle school, she felt, as she said, a very “strong sense of community.” She also hopes that, “we grow into our new building and become one cohesive six through 10, and later one six throughout 12 community.”

Last year, Kromelow competed with two other Clinton students in the class presidential election. She felt Continue reading “New Class President Wants to Spark Change”